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TM27
02-27-2007, 11:18 AM
:( Per BRO, "Babbitt to OSU; on to Drew Gordon". Apparently the Bruin site predicts that Babbitt is a done deal (for OSU), even though he is not supposed to officially announce until Friday. If true, it is unfortunate for us, but tough to argue as Thad Matta has done an outstanding job with that program and Luke has family in Ohio.


http://story.scout.com/a.z?s=12&p=2&c=622288

bayzag09
02-27-2007, 11:20 AM
Darn

wazZag
02-27-2007, 11:31 AM
That sucks, although the writing was on the wall when he said he announced w/out visiting. He would have had a huge opportunity here to make an impact early on. Seems like a good kid though, good luck to him.

sanfranzagsguy20
02-27-2007, 11:34 AM
family in ohio...number one team in the land...big win on national tv over their closest competition...showcased their campus...cant say i blame the guy

CDC84
02-27-2007, 11:36 AM
The OSU scout.com board is predicting the same thing. Hardly a shock. As BZ and others have said, this kid was BCS all the way........

As far as UCLA is concerned....Drew Gordon is regarded as a better prospect by many people anyway......

HillBillyZag
02-27-2007, 01:26 PM
Luke B. is a hoss, no doubt but there's never been a hoss, that could'nt be rode, or never been a cowboy who could,nt be throwed. After a season or two Rob might dunk Babbitt and the ball!!

RenoZag
02-27-2007, 05:57 PM
One of the local TV stations used Luke as their lead sports story tonight:

" News 4 has learned that Luke Babbitt will announce at a press conference on Friday that he will attend Ohio State University."

Nothing on this news to be found on the local fish-wrap's web site.

NorthoftheBorder
02-28-2007, 06:32 AM
I see that Ohio State has a "Five Star" Power Forward coming in next year and two "Four Star" Small Forwards coming in as well.

Does anybody know what position Luke will play in college? Will he get much playing time behind those three guys?

http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=145&p=9&c=4&cfg=bb&yr=2007

CDC84
02-28-2007, 07:47 AM
Northoftheborder = this is the very reason why I don't understand why he's going there. I think of Thad Matta much more highly than I do Bill Self, but I am really afraid that Ohio State is going to turn into a factory school of the worst kind like KU....a place where they get every great player they can get, and then weed out the guys that don't fit the system instead of recruiting guys that specifically fit that system.

If I am top notch prep player like Babbitt, I go where I can get PT right away, and where I know they won't recruit over me. And there are plenty of BCS programs that can offer that if that's the route he wishes to take.

zagster318
02-28-2007, 08:09 AM
Northoftheborder = this is the very reason why I don't understand why he's going there. I think of Thad Matta much more highly than I do Bill Self, but I am really afraid that Ohio State is going to turn into a factory school of the worst kind like KU....a place where they get every great player they can get, and then weed out the guys that don't fit the system instead of recruiting guys that specifically fit that system.

If I am top notch prep player like Babbitt, I go where I can get PT right away, and where I know they won't recruit over me. And there are plenty of BCS programs that can offer that if that's the route he wishes to take.


How recruits pick schools never ceases to amaze me. No offense to Ohio State, but of all Babbitt's BCS choices, UCLA seems like the best option. It's a Top 25-30 school, fabulous location, great basketball tradition, etc. IMHO

Nevtelen
02-28-2007, 08:43 AM
Hey, look on the bright side - maybe around the end of the first semester his freshman year, he'll be thinking of transferring... and we *do* seem to do okay in getting transfers...

Okay, a pipe dream. But a nice one. :)

meadgrad02
02-28-2007, 08:45 AM
i will dream with you nevtelen.

IronLions
02-28-2007, 10:53 AM
How is he landing so many amazing recruits!!! Have you seen their commitments in the upcoming classes... more stars than the milky way!:mad:

Go Lions!

NorthoftheBorder
02-28-2007, 11:06 AM
It looks like Ohio St has 13 players eligible to return next season and 5 new players coming in. We know Greg Oden will go pro, but that still leaves 17 players on their 07-08 roster.

They only lose 4 players after the 07-08 season If Babbitt commits, he will be the 5th 2008 commit for them. That boosts their number up to 18 players for the 2008-09 season !!!

They must be expecting at two or three players to leave school early to go pro after each season.

They have become a true "factory school"

CDC84
02-28-2007, 11:21 AM
Cook could go pro after this season. He's a projected 1st rounder.

RenoZag
03-01-2007, 07:25 AM
http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070301/SPORTS03/703010314/1018/SPORTS

From today's Reno fish-wrap. . .


PS: The "smilies" are reproducing like rabbits !

Yet another sign of the breakdown of the moral fabric of our internet world. . .:explode:

brasszag
03-01-2007, 08:01 AM
PS: The "smilies" are reproducing like rabbits !

Yet another sign of the breakdown of the moral fabric of our internet world. . .:explode:

And they completely dork my page in Safari - must be coded for some browser that can't handle real HTML.