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Old 04-06-12, 03:33 PM
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Start this thread off with some good news that Deshaun Thomas has announced he is coming back for his Junior year.
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Old 04-06-12, 03:57 PM
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Thank goodness.
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Old 04-06-12, 04:07 PM
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I really believe this team would have been a middle of the pack BIG team without him next year.
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Old 04-06-12, 04:09 PM
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They'd win 20+ games and make the tournament again but wouldn't do much besides that. Thomas coming back makes them a top-3 Big Ten team.
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Old 04-06-12, 08:10 PM
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I think if Thomas pushes his scoring average up to 20 ppg, and gets his rebounds up to 10 per game, he will be a first round pick after next season.

http://www.buckeyextra.com/content/s...stays-put.html

With Thomas, Craft, and Smith back, that's a pretty solid core. Amir Williams is going to have to hit the weights hard this off-season, and get ready to play. I don't think Ravenel has the talent to really be the starter, and if Williams can't beat him out by next fall, I'd be concerned.

This has become all the more urgent, because it looks like the Bucks aren't going to get Tony Parker, although Ohio State probably needs him the most.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stor...qtgo8jt-1.html

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The writing on the wall does not look good for Ohio State coach Thad Matta in his pursuit of a freshman big man to replace Jared Sullinger next season.

The low-post load the Buckeyes have been chasing — 6-foot-8, 270-pound Tony Parker of Lithonia, Ga. — has listed the Buckeyes among his favorites from the start, and at one point they were perceived to being leading the pack.

Lately, though, Parker’s pecking order seems to have changed. He received a visit last week from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, said to be the favorite of Parker’s father. This week, before leaving for the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore., Parker texted The Dispatch that he had not heard from Matta about setting up a visit before the spring signing period begins Wednesday.

But an Ohio State source said Parker has stopped returning calls from Buckeyes coaches, a sign that OSU is out of the picture. Matta might go without a recruit in the class of 2012 or look for a spring transfer from another Division I school, such as Evan Ravenel two years ago.
If Ravenel ends up being the starter at the 5, I'd say you couldn't expect a whole lot more than maybe making the Sweet Sixteen next year.
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Old 04-07-12, 12:46 AM
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I won't be too concerned about Williams if he doesn't start as long as he plays significant minutes. If he isn't the first or second guy off the bench, at the very least, then there's a real reason to worry. However, as long as he begins the season as one of the first off the bench then I won't worry too much.
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Old 04-07-12, 07:41 PM
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Old 04-07-12, 08:20 PM
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Aaron Craft
Shannon Scott
Lenzell Smith Jr
Deshaun Thomas
Amir Williams

I believe that will be the starting 5, or he may do what he did in the past with Lauderdale and start the upperclassman Ravenel and bring Williams in shortly after. Look for LaQuinton Ross to get a lot of PT next year, as he has the most upside of all the young fellas. If Jordan Sibert stays on the team, he will need to hit 3's off the bench and needs to step his game up. I think its a sweet 16 team at best next year.
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Old 04-07-12, 10:55 PM
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I can't see Scott starting.
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Old 04-07-12, 11:05 PM
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I can't see Scott starting.
I think he will, you have to have another primary ball handler with the loss of Buford. If Scott doesnt start then you would have to put Smith at the 2 and Thomas at the 3 and start Ravenel. Unless they get Parker, which would then start,but I do believe Scott will start.
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Old 04-07-12, 11:08 PM
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You considered Buford a primary ball handler?
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Old 04-07-12, 11:18 PM
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Shannon Scott is not going to start unless he improves his shooting tremendously.
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Old 04-07-12, 11:31 PM
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I really hope Ross can get a starting spot over Scott.
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Old 04-08-12, 01:53 PM
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I really hope Ross can get a starting spot over Scott.
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I'd even prefer Thompson over Scott. Smith is just fine as the other guard.
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Old 04-09-12, 06:24 PM
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I'd even prefer Thompson over Scott. Smith is just fine as the other guard.
Thompson IS NOT A GUARD, he can't shoot or dribble, Scott can dribble, can't shoot.
If they use Craft Smith and Scott all together, that's a DIII size team.
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Old 04-09-12, 06:37 PM
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Thompson IS NOT A GUARD, he can't shoot or dribble, Scott can dribble, can't shoot.
If they use Craft Smith and Scott all together, that's a DIII size team.
Which is is why I said "Smith is fine as the other guard".

Thompson & Ross are both SF.
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Old 04-09-12, 10:50 PM
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Starting 5:
Craft
Smith
Ross
Thomas
Williams

That lineup should be able to win a lot of games if Ross is able to live up to the hype he had out of high school. I believe he could really be the wildcard in how far this team could go next season.
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Old 04-10-12, 04:17 PM
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It looks like Parker won't make a commitment tomorrow.

http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2012...-on-wednesday/

Perhaps the Buckeyes aren't totally out of the picture?

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Over the weekend, there were rumors that Parker had eliminated Ohio State. Parker “has stopped returning calls from Buckeyes coaches, a sign that OSU is out of the picture,” according to a report in The Columbus Dispatch.

Parker’s coach responded to the report: “I’d say no comment about that. Well, I don’t think that’s correct. I don’t know. I’m not sure about that. They [Ohio State] are calling me so I know there’s some kind of contact.”
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Old 04-10-12, 07:38 PM
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Old 04-11-12, 04:34 PM
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Hood would be a real nice pickup for the Bucks. Any chance he could play this next season? Not sure what his circumstances are surrounding his transfer.
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Old 04-11-12, 07:48 PM
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I don't think so. I'm pretty sure he's leaving because Mississippi State has a new coach.
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Old 04-13-12, 09:15 PM
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Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports is reporting that J.D. Weatherspoon will transfer.
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Old 04-16-12, 10:30 AM
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Seems weird they would drop a recruit. You sure Parker didnt drop them?
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Old 04-16-12, 10:39 AM
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Parker hasn't dropped anyone. That's probably the issue.
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Old 04-16-12, 12:56 PM
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Interesting. I honestly don't think Parker is that good. Still would have been nice for osu to get him
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Old 04-16-12, 01:16 PM
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Parker will be superior to any other big man offensively in this class from what I've seen.
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Old 04-16-12, 08:09 PM
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You considered Buford a primary ball handler?
If you think thats funny you must not have watched the 2010 season when he started every single game at pg before bringing Craft in off the bench. So if starting at PG and bringing the ball up to start every single game isnt a primary ball handler I dont know what is.
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Old 04-16-12, 08:15 PM
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Weatherspoon and Sibert officially announce they will transfer.
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Old 04-16-12, 08:20 PM
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Weatherspoon and Sibert officially announce they will transfer.
No harm
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Old 04-16-12, 09:22 PM
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Sibert hurts.
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