that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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|4 weeks 5 days ago||Well...||
Well he might be like 110.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Non Ones||
What do they tell the 2's and 3's?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||1984||
I wish I could find one of those old Bob Gibbons type Top 150 lists to back this up, but my recollection anyways is that Butch Wade was the second highest recruit in 1982; Rellford was about 20th and Wade was somewhere in the high twenties. Henderson and Jokisch were around 40 iirc. Remember Henderson had some sort of problem with his hands? They were always taped and he couldn't seem to catch the ball.
Yeah Rockymore was a really good player too, I think he was a Top 100 type and in fact Quincy Turner from Benton Harbor was too but I don't know what ever happened to Turner. Garde Thompson was a great HS player at EGR, he was on all of the lists of Top underclassmen and then kind of dropped a little as a senior for some reason although he was still 2nd in Mr. Basketball. I think he may have gotten injured at some point which maybe affected his ranking and being Class B on the West side probably didn't help either. He was not only skilled and a great shooter but he could really get up too.
Joubert was probably still a pretty skilled guy but he never seemed to get back to the rock star he was as a HS junior, maybe because he was thinner then and like you said he was 6'5" with hair. I remember him going up for a jumper as a freshman at UM and Dennis Hopson slamming the ball right back in his face and everyone kind of went "Uh Oh", it seemed like a lot of the recruiting people kind of overstated his athleticism. I still think though that a coach like Beilein could have worked wonders with the talent that was on that team.
|8 weeks 5 hours ago||In fact...||
It was probably Joubert who was a Top-10 recruit who started the parade of elite players to UM after this, but this team in reality was already loaded.
McCormick, Turner, Rellford, Wade, Henderson, Jokisch, Joubert and Garde Thompson were all Top-50 players, and that's not counting Tarpley who was the diamond in the rough. Can you imagine that kind of talent on the team today?
And the bigs were beasts too...I was in high school and playing Loy Vaught every day in gym class when he was just starting to come on as a junior, '84 was a great time for BB in the state. Hard to believe when people say we can't compete with Duke or Kansas for players now when you look back at what level we were recruiting at in the 80's. UM didn't take a back seat to anyone and really only UNC was matching Michigan in recruiting from about '82 on.
|11 weeks 12 hours ago||This...||
This might have a lot to do with it. Harbaugh is known for working players beyond what other programs do and it takes time to identify and target the types of players that are most receptive to that.
A month isn't a lot of time to find those guys, give it a year and they will have more opportunity to find the warrior types that'll run through a wall for Harbaugh.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Feel like...||
Feel like anyone who signs to play for Harbaugh at least wants to be a warrior.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I thought...||
Len Bias was a great pick who died.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Bad||
|13 weeks 4 days ago||TC||
I've lived in both Chicago and Traverse City and it's a little different but honestly not that much.
Winter starts a couple of weeks sooner and goes a little longer into the spring but it doesn't really seem much colder. If anything, it snows more in TC and there aren't as many occurances where the temp fluctuates above 32° so once the snow is on the ground, it stays. If there's an average temp difference, I'd say it's because the warmer winter days don't get as warm.
The biggest difference is in the summer where most days the temp is in the 70s, but unless you plan on getting a suntan I've come to regard that as a plus for TC.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I hope not...||
I hope not.
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