this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Sam Webb hints on McGary....not good.
Old news is old. Already been confirmed that he's taking a later exam.
EDIT: Maybe not confirmed he's taking a later exam, just that there are later exams. Whether or not he's gone will depend totally on what the evaluators say, IMO. And if SWebb is feeling he's gone, probably a good likelihood he's heard some tea leaves on the evaluators.
I think he's just heard that Mitch is ready to make a really fucking stupid decision.
It's brilliant to bank on that one bottom of the first round team who tells you they're interested.
Because I'm sure the promises they are making you now will be enough to make them pass on that guy who suddenly drops in what is an unusually strong draft.
If you're an NBA team at the bottom of the first round, it's in your interest to have everyone go pro, so that there's something left for you when it's your turn. It's not in your interest to have every kid make a good decision.
"Really fucking stupid" because it would mess with your personal entertainment needs? I take it he does not pay you to be his advisor...
I would have been disappointed if Nik had come back. He had way too much to risk, and it was the right time to go.
I think Mitch is taking a terrible risk. What if his back acts up again during workouts, seeing as he's just at the latter end of a recovery? What if it doesn't hold up under the testing that any interested NBA team is going to put him through?
You only get the chance to do this once.
He's banking everything on a recently repaired back holding up and on nothing above him in the draft breaking unexpectedly, because I doubt there are more than a few teams at the bottom of the first round who have even expressed interest.
But thanks for telling me what I'm thinking.
if he washed out because of circumstance, missed a chance to do something special here and lead this team, and left our asses hanging out in the wind.
No, that is not a double negative I would like.
A couple of weeks ago, Sam said that his gut, based on no real evidence at the time, was that all three were going to go. He was very clear to reinforce that this was an unsubstantiated opinion.
You're right about what Sam said a couple of weeks ago, but he explained this morning on WTKA that he's gone back and forth on this. More recently, it was looking like McGary might return based on the strong advice he was getting from people in Indiana. Now, though, Sam is back to believing that McGary will declare, and a major factor in his decision appears to be his age.
It's important to note this is just Sam's opinion—not based on any insider info.
Sam said he believed all three would go, but he didn't use the word "gut." He only uses that term in very specific circumstances.
are so many quick to assume that Mitch would just blow off an entire academic semester if he declares---based on the rumor of one absence from an exam? It ain't like he's Mateen Cleaves--who did exactly that---but from day 1 of the semester.
Were there full trashbags in his dorm room?
When did Sam take Mitch's surname?
He must have married Mitch's mom, taken her name and then changed his middle name to Webb bc she didn't want to hyphenate.
Damn it. The OP edited the title, so now my comment makes no sense to new thread readers.
Oh jeez. Old news. Not thread worthy.
The exam thing is old news, but Sam's reply isn't.
He thinks he is going pro.
University website says classes just ended today and exams don't start until Thursday.
So there's that.
Not uncommon for some classes to not have their exams during the scheduled time. Or for classes to not have examesat all. Though a few years ago the U tried to put the clamps down on it, but if a prof wants to do it early and all the students want to do it early, then it's getting done early.
Some to most of my classes in college gave the option of having a final exam on the last day of class, or the scheduled time.
Now sometimes scheduled times conflicted, or you'd end up with 3 exams on one day. For this reason, professors gave you the choice. Also it was easy to take the ones you were confident on then cram for 1 or 2 that we're hail mary's or you knew you needed a few days of look over on.
Why can't we have nice things?
it's just that the NBA is willing to pay our nice things millions of dollars while we offer them homework
Ants, that's why!!!
I hate the NBA. That is all.
Webb already said he had a "gut" feeling that all three would be gone. He only says that when he knows for sure.
He said the tide had shifted back shortly after GRIII and Stauskas announced. Now he's basically just saying he thinks it will go a certain way, based on no actual information.
I don't think his opinion is any more relevant in this instance than anyone else who is paying attention.
Can we please just keep our pessimism? You're ruining it.
Some dude said Mitch told some girls he knows that Mitch said he's going to declare for the draft mid-week. Some other dude said Mitch wasn't there for his psych final. Some other people excited to see Mitch enjoying Ann Arbor night life...The last of which I took as a good sign. All you hear from Nik and GR3 is who they are training with and how they are preparing...Mitch doesn't seem like the kind of guy who would just pee away a semester of work for no reason...But who knows.
GRIII is posting pics of him at a playoff game in LA. Nik is talking about boarding a plane to Chicago (where I believe the draft combine takes place).
Mitch may go, but he isn't acting like the guys who are gone. He also can't really get any new info at this point (if rules are followed, everything gets funneled through Beilein and the advisory committee already told Mitch what they think).
I want to blow off all responsibility
Go practice your jump shot.
about him telling some girls he's gone.
Yeah, everything I told girls in college was 100% true too.
He was in Austin, Mass waiting for the feeding. It's gonna be a bloodbath.
Keep piling on /s
Beilein's highest rates recruit like ever and we get, what, 6 really good game sour of him? They came at a hell of a time, but sad.
Seriously. When McGary signed, there was so much excitement. Now, just despair.
Nice edit. Maximus Decimus Meridius appreciates your newly found tact. :)
Maximus was such a downer. I mean seriously, would it have killed him to crack a damn smile every now and then?
"I've seen much of the rest of the world. It is brutal and cruel and dark, Rome is the light."
/son and wife murdered/raped, forced to fight to the death in Rome
I know, right? Why's he always doom and gloom?
Boo hoo. We've all got problems.
I'm sure McGary is sorry that you were not adequately entertained.
Yes as I wrote elsewhere I feel "cheated" by this one simply because we barely got to see Mitch excel. We got 3/4 of a season where Mitch was finding himself, and 1/4 of a season of back hurt Mitch. A guy like Randle was on campus far shorter but we got to see him at peak level for his entire one season.
With Mitch we basically got 8 games or so. He was not "100% Mitch" early this year. So it is sort of like we got a half and done instead of a one and done if he goes.
I keep repeating this but if Mitch goes we lost our entire NC starters to the NBA early. That's crazy considering it was two 3 stars, two 4 stars (Mitch's eventual ranking), and one 5 star. Even if he stayed we lost 4 of 5 within 12 months. And in theory 4 of the 5 could have left within a month of the NC game last year (all except Nik!)
Seriously this shits gettin annoying! Hey mcgary, if u wanna leave then leave already. Damn! And fuck those wings, they piss me the fuck off!
I had anger problems when I was 11 too
why doesn't he accommodate your schedule?
But this is good for the program! Or something like that.
If you listen to Sam on the radio, and I do everyday, he also said that he would not be surprised if this was just another swing in the opposite direction and Mitch's mind has not been made up. He did say Mitch has more of his "circle" trying to get him to return than Glenn did, as well.
You listen daily? I stopped listening daily because they have far too many interviews/guests, take too many phone calls from the same losers daily, and read too many e-mails and tweets. Why do they do this? Because they cannot think of enough things to talk about on their own, so they piggy back on what others say. It is so boring sometimes.