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    Default Withers: Banchero & UW's history with talent

    This post is for March Madness seeding purposes only.

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    Very well conceived and written. I hope we do get Paulo but the competition is as stiff as it gets....

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    Withers nails it again, very interesting article. He did his homework in digging up this info. Thx "Sittingon50" for posting the link.
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    Thanks, S50, nice read. It is sort of mind boggling how they consistently do less with more over on Montlake. Hard to determine why, as Withers notes, but it continues with Hopkins. A new spin on it is how on earth did the Fusky staff allow Quade Green to become academically ineligible?? I'm sure they have multiple guys on staff whose only job is to monitor academic standing, and make adjustments where necessary to keep the guys on the floor.

    As I said................mind boggling.

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    They have a lot of previous players and local NBA talent that didn't even go to UW that give a strong sense of community in the Seattle area. I can see why it would be cool and enticing to be brought into that fold. GU does this really well too but the pond is smaller than the greater Seattle area.

    The tournament is one of my favorite things in sports but if I were I 17 or 18 years old with my sights realistically set on a high draft pick into the NBA I dont know how I'd feel. I'm sure its important to many, but almost negligible to some. Or maybe some are so confident in their abilities they just think a team with them on it is a shoo in for success.

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    I've realized this for years BUT for some reason those Seattle area kids continue to go to UW!!! Evidently they don't have a real interest in playing in the Tournament or there is something fishy going on...maybe all those players are getting free "fish tacos!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaZAG View Post
    I'm sure they have multiple guys on staff whose only job is to monitor academic standing, and make adjustments where necessary to keep the guys on the floor.
    I don't know how it works there, but I pretty much have a full-time job making sure my kid turns everything in at school, and he still missed like 10 assignments in his physics class. Ayayay....

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrooner View Post
    I don't know how it works there, but I pretty much have a full-time job making sure my kid turns everything in at school, and he still missed like 10 assignments in his physics class. Ayayay....
    I feel your pain...my son turns 18 on Saturday, and I get an occasional email from his teachers...senioritis can be as deadly as a coronavirus it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrooner View Post
    I don't know how it works there, but I pretty much have a full-time job making sure my kid turns everything in at school, and he still missed like 10 assignments in his physics class. Ayayay....
    For real. And I've only got a middle schooler so far. On to junior high next year...
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    Quade only had to go to school for how long to be eligible for the season? Is it one quarter? People around here have mentioned how the one-and-doner's only go to class for a little bit to meet the requirements and I forgot what it was...

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    Man oh man do I love Bud. The guy just keeps putting out quality stuff.

    It's so eye opening to finally have a clearly laid out argument for this strange phenomenon UW basketball has had since 2007.
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    Withers wrote that coaches may be tempted to point out UW’s record. I doubt that they would make that mistake. It would be bad manners at this point and Banchero is well aware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantua View Post
    Withers wrote that coaches may be tempted to point out UW’s record. I doubt that they would make that mistake. It would be bad manners at this point and Banchero is well aware.
    UK has grabbed a few prized UW commits in the past...I wonder...

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    Certainly choosing GU over UW would just about guarantee more wins and more post season success in college. As far as what it means for the NBA, I don't think it's all that clear cut. Sabonis is a star, Hachimura and Clarke may well be also. Other than that, the GU guys have mostly been journeymen in the NBA. Some Husky alums have done quite well as pros. They have plenty of journeymen as well, but I don't really see a stark contrast. If you want to make a generalization, I'd say GU has been better at developing bigs and UW has been better at developing guards/wings.

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    Looks like this will be their 3rd year with multiple first rounders and no tournament, that's crazy!

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    Few AND Michaelson were at one of Banchero's recent games. Despite everyone saying this kid is a UW lock, the staff is putting in a lot of time and effort in recruiting this guy. He seems like a guy who would work really well with Holmgren. I mean, their styles compliment each other in the frontcourt. The facial expressions on the faces of Few and Michaelson are priceless after Banchero's jam:

    https://twitter.com/SLAM_HS/status/1227097233859993600

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    I don't follow the NBA, so I don't know how they did after they were drafted. Have they done as well as expected in the NBA, given their draft positions? Overachieved? Underachieved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaguarxj View Post
    I don't follow the NBA, so I don't know how they did after they were drafted. Have they done as well as expected in the NBA, given their draft positions? Overachieved? Underachieved?
    Two words: Markelle Fultz.

    (Though he's having a much better season this year AFAIK.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDC84 View Post
    Few AND Michaelson were at one of Banchero's recent games. Despite everyone saying this kid is a UW lock, the staff is putting in a lot of time and effort in recruiting this guy. He seems like a guy who would work really well with Holmgren. I mean, their styles compliment each other in the frontcourt. The facial expressions on the faces of Few and Michaelson are priceless after Banchero's jam:

    https://twitter.com/SLAM_HS/status/1227097233859993600
    I didn't know Chet Holmgren is still in play...is he??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasZagFan View Post
    Two words: Markelle Fultz.

    (Though he's having a much better season this year AFAIK.)
    Markelle will be fine. He looks healthy for the first time since he got drafted. Philly gave him away for nothing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDABE80 View Post
    I didn't know Chet Holmgren is still in play...is he??
    As far as I know he still is. He loved his Gonzaga unofficial visit:


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    Quote Originally Posted by CDC84 View Post
    As far as I know he still is. He loved his Gonzaga unofficial visit:

    His only official visit so far has been Gonzaga. Dont know why we wouldnt be considered one of the favorites to land him.

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    I'd bet a lot depends on who leaves. I do hope none of the bigs go away....Petrusev, Ballo, Pavel, Timme……….strong front 4. I don't know Filip's future but the way he's developing, this might be the last we see of him. In the earlier discussion, I do not think Joel will be leaving. Filip's future is bright no matter, Chet Holmgren is really good . Hope he choses us.

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