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'12 GA PF Tony Parker (UCLA Signee)

Discussion in '2011 & Beyond Basketball Recruiting' started by Buckskin86, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    The ESPN Insiders did a prediction for each of the top recruits. Only one of the 7 or so guys picked TP to go to OSU. The "majority" of 3 picked UCLA. Perhaps he is waiting for Shabazz Muhammad's decision - maybe if Bazz picked UCLA then TP would fall in line. I dunno.

    I don't really care about Tony's decision anymore - this recruitment has gotten old and tired, and you run the risk of being labeled a drama queen when you drag it out like he's been doing. It still interests me, but I'm not going to be disappointed no matter what. Wasn't he close to a decision in the fall at some point? Then he was going to decide Wednesday, now he's going to decide after Wednesday at some point that we don't know. The recruiting yo-yo.
  2. OSU_D/

    OSU_D/ Intense Hater of Big Nut, Buck I Guy & Buckeye Man

    What you call dragging out I call smart. If a kid is waiting to see where he either gets the most playing time or is most likely to win a NC by waiting until the draft deadline, I think that is smart.
  3. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Wait just a minute. It's all about what we, the fans, want. What bidness you got talkin' what's good for the playa?
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  4. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Or better yet, why not wait until next March when the Final Four is already decided to pick a team. He will have a much better shot of winning an NC. Might make for good drama, and get him a lot of attention as well. :wink2:

    There's no way of accurately predicting right now or even after everyone else decides whether UCLA, Duke, Kansas or OSU will make a deep run next year. Injuries happen, transfers happen, academic ineligibility happens, things can change significantly from February to March (Robbie Hummel & Fab Melo, anyone?), and there's nothing you can do about it. It's likely that none of those teams he's considering are even in the Final Four next year.

    If he wanted the most playing time or the home team, he could've picked Georgia months ago. If he was going to play multiple years, any of UCLA, Duke, KU or OSU would be good choices if he wants to make a deep tourney run. I don't think there's any good reason to keep waiting other than he wants to see where everyone else in his class goes first and who all declares for the draft. That, and I guess he really likes all the attention.

    Tony scored 0 points (0-3 from the field), had 0 rebounds and 3 fouls while representing the USA in a losing effort in the Nike Hoop Summit last weekend. I think he's a far cry from Sullinger, but I'm not sure he'd agree with me on that.

    You know what Matta has said in the past - the great ones don't care who else the team has at their position. The more concerned a guy is about having to compete for PT and get into shape, the less concern I have about his decision. It doesn't mean it's not interesting to follow his process, just that either way I don't think he's going to make or break a team's chances next year.
  5. Fremont Buckeye

    Fremont Buckeye Sophmore

    Wasn't he supposed to announce a decision by now, or did the date of his announcement change?
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    If he is worrying about playing time he must not be that confident in his ability.

  7. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    I don't think any of these kids lack for confidence..they have a pretty large support system around them..
  8. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator
  9. southcampus

    southcampus Go Bucks

    Who knows where this one ends up. My guess is UGA
  10. OH10

    OH10 *

    Yeah, these long drawn-out recruitments with family differences usually favor the home-state team. Which isn't really a bad thing.
  11. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  12. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Tony Parker: Memphis reports NCAA violation in recruiting basketball star

  13. OH10

    OH10 *


    Just kidding. Totally would do the same thing if I were recruiting the kid to get some potentially inside info.
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  15. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    No inside source, but I am guessing this happened while Calipari was there.

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