this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Mitch McGary top six
Shoot, thanks for catching that. Spellin aint my thang
That is just Greg Robinson's porn name. Not a real guy.
Watch basketball much?
some stiff competition.
The OP originally said McGray while the players name is actually McGary, hence the comment from aamich...mmkay pumpkin.
Whats your deal?
Let the phrase "mmkay pumpkin" never be used again on this site or anywhere else, for that matter. Every time it is used the terrorists win.
But its funny when Will Smith does it.
And you must be 13.
I was guessing 14.
Edit: Maybe I'm in the minority, but I wish we could ban all high schoolers and younger who don't go to school with players we are recruiting. Impossible, I understand.
overgeneralizing. I can't remember accurately how I was in high school, but I think I was an asshole.
still in high school?
Wanting terrorists to win is cause for an insta-hide in my book. I don't think I have to worry about missing out on too much great information from you though...
called the edit button. Perhaps if you read the second comment (which was posted by the OP), you would figure out that he made a mistake and then changed it.
Also, I didn't realize that explaining the reasoning behind a posters comment (that seemed obvious to many others, but somehow eluded you) would make me said posters boyfriend....that's pretty mature.
aaamichfan has been around here a long time and is an accepted and respected member of the community. You are a new dick calling someone out in a borderline trollish manner.
Post better or your stay will be a short one here on mgoboard.
You need to lose a 1,000 mgopoints before anyone cares what you say.
on having a long and fruitful career here joey. You turd.
Feels good to see Michigan listed in that group. As a reminder, a quote from Sam's article a week ago:
I'm surprised he brought up academics. He was advertised as a near lock for a one-and-done deal. Either that was played up too much..or he's just spouting generic soundbites. Oh well. That's a good list to be in on.
Not sure why academics would really be a selling point for a one and done.
Being considered as a one and done is a reflection of his talent level, not an indication of his scholastic desires. Sullinger was a one and done talent but decided he liked college enough to come back for a second go round. College can be a great time, as some of us know all too well, who wants to finish in 4 years when you can take 5 or 6 years
I meant to imply I heard he was thought of not simply as one-and-done level, but that he personally was on that path. I suppose this was inaccurate.
they came back for one more year because there's a NBA lockout coming up at that time.
Let us also not confuse the fact the NBA is currently undergoing a lockout which was 99% of Sullingers reasoning to stick around...when your a near mortal lottery pick you can risk staying in school.
this seems to indicate less than 99% NBA lockout driven
In an interview in December, Satch Sullinger predicted this. He had used the specter of a possible N.B.A. lockout as a reason. But on Sunday, he said that the potential lockout did not factor into the decision. In fact, he said he had barely discussed the N.B.A. with his son. Satch Sullinger said his son had two goals. The first was to win a national title, which Ohio State was favored to do this season, coming into the N.C.A.A. tournament as the No. 1 overall seed. “That’s exactly why he’s coming back,” Satch said. “He’s coming back because his goal is to win a national championship. He’s won A.A.U. and high school championships, and he wants to win a national championship.”
Jared sullinger backed out of the draft because he was a 2nd round pick. There is no way in hell an NBA GM uses a lottery pick on a center who is 6-8 and already has below average defensive skill. He is a developmental prospect.
You can pull up as many mock drafts as you want but that doesn't change anything, look past the hype. NBA starting centers are in the range of 6'10-7'0. Do you honestly think that a GM wants a guy who is 3 inches smaller than everyone else? You put jarred sullinger against an average center and they're going to put up 20-10 on a nightly basis. He isn't even big enough to play the 4 spot.
You stated he was going to be a 2nd round pick, do you have anything from anyone to back that up. Not saying you are wrong, but.... I haven't seen anyone else that agrees with you.
I don't really consider it hype, it is pretty much a consensus, that he is a top 10 pick, even a top 5 pick. Could you please provide a link backing up your assertion that he was going to be a 2nd round pick in last years draft.
Though it ought to be said, aside from UK, those are all quality schools, as opposed to simply basketball programs with schools attached. The three at the top of his list, if it is indeed in order, are also the ones who have been less relevant of late (normal ups and downs aside) on the national stage...with us at the rear of that pack. Maybe he really doesn want to be part of a rebirth rather than another one and done chapter in an ongoing legacy. It's nice to think so, at least.
All the reports on this say his list is not in any order.
Also: It might appear that UNC, Duke, and Kentucky are Michigan's biggest competitors for McGary. But don't discount Maryland—McGary has said more than once that they are the school recruiting him the hardest.
I'm surprised he left out Kansas and UCLA.
...but MSU wasn't even in the mix.
to be in the mix for a top 5 kid?
I think his criteria should be which one of his top 6 schools hasn't won an NCAA championship in the longest time.
Edit: Also, to add some potentially non-worthless information to this post. If I recall, Sam Webb may have said that playing somewhat close to home could be important to him b/c he wants his family to be able to watch him. Being the only b10 school in the mix could be a good thing.
double edit: Although Kentuck might be just as close to Michigan for him. I'm no expert on "geography".
Looks like its an easy decision for him then.
If he's sincere about going to a school with strong academics, UK is the clear "one of these things is not like the other" on his list. If you want to believe his desire for strong academics (and why not, five of the six schools on that list are high quality) and the distance element, we might have a good shot.
Kentucky. Remember Myron Rolle? He was down to FSU and Michigan and have said that academics is his #1 priority. Only to turn out to pick FSU over Michigan at the end. Though to his credit, he did land Rhodes Scholarship.
Ann Arbor is about 300 miles farther from KY than Lexington, KY.
Early in 2011, McGary posted this journal entry, in which he said, "My parents want me to stay close home so they could watch me so they would want me to go to Indiana." He goes on to say that Indiana might be the best fit for him after earlier saying that Texas was his favorite school—his "dream school." Nowhere in the entry does he say he wants to stay close to home.
Just yesterday, he provided his own thoughts on the matter, in a Louisville Courier-Journal article (emphasis added):
"I have to have a great relationship with the head coach, location doesn’t matter but I just want to be a good fit with the school," McGary said.
This would be a huge get for us, literally and figuratively. Hope he goes Blue!
fingers are crossed
recruit in a very long time. You'd probably have to go back to the Fab 5. Obviously at Michigan he'd be an instant starter and get a lot of minutes. At most of the other schools on his list, they're loaded with McDonald's All-America 5* players. So, he'll have to share playing time a lot more. And I'll stack up our academics with any of those schools, Duke included. With a player like McGary, Michigan could accomplish some great things over the probable two years he'd stay. With a lineup having THJ, GRIII, Burke, Morgan, and a very good bench, this team could go deep into the tournament. Getting McGary on campus for a 2nd visit is big I think. So, we'll have to wait and see how this all plays out.
was #1 recruit and that was after Fab 5, though he didn't pan out.
Daniel Horton was the last 5*(scout)/McDonald All American to commit to Michigan.
I always liked Ward. He may not have lived up to his recruiting hype but there probably aren't too many that do while blowing out both knees over the course of their college careers.