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SG Austin Grandstaff (transfer to Oklahoma, then transfer to DePaul)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by MD Buckeye, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Re: Oklahoma freshman guard Austin Grandstaff might be leaving the program just a few months after transferring from Ohio State in late December. Grandstaff was a walk-on and practiced with the team during the spring semester, but Wes Grandstaff, his father, confirmed Sunday that the family is discussing the possibility of Austin Grandstaff leaving the program.
    Reports on Tuesday said that Austin Grandstaff had in fact parted ways with Oklahoma.
    http://www.scout.com/college/oklahoma/story/1670604-grandstaff-considering-leaving-ou

    He enrolled at Oklahoma without a scholarship?
     
  2. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Wow! That makes leaving OSU even dumber than it appeared at first. I know you have an infant child, but is it really better to pay to go to Oklahoma, and not be able to play, than be on scholarship & eligible to play at OSU??? If you have the luxury of throwing away a full scholarship and choose to pay all costs at a different school instead, surely you can spring for a babysitter.
     
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Just sayin': Maybe the family is very well off, he got some academic money based on need, and/or the article is wrong.

    Apparently they weren't smarter in choosing Oklahoma. I think the real (smart) question here is what exactly does Austin (and apparently his father) want out of college?

    a. A great education with a degree that will prepare him for a long and financially lucrative career in his chosen field.

    b. Just be a basketball scoring machine and the BMOC.

    c. A stepping stone to the NBA.

    d. b. and c. above

    e. none of the above

    It sure doesn't appear to be a. and it isn't going to be c. either if he isn't able to "round out his game", like: rebound (and block out), play defense, handle the ball without committing turnovers, play a team game, execute the coaches designated/designed plays, and make a shot when you are closely guarded (and maybe even draw a foul), etc.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2016
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  4. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    It's one thing to be a "scoring machine" in high school. A very different thing to be one in a top-tier college conference. Really impressed with his commitment to his son. Seems like a nice young man but he's really going to have to consider how realistic his expectations are. He is not in high school anymore. He has shown that he is not strong enough to build an offense around at the higher level. He needs to get a college education.

    He can be a scoring machine at some second-tier program and not have to play defense, but that will not prepare him for the NBA. Lots of decisions to make and probably time for some reality checks for him and his family.
     
  5. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Commitment to his son had no influence whatsoever in the hasty decision to commit to Oklahoma State and then decommit after a few months. I see the kid being used as an excuse for his decisions, and I don't buy it at all considering the unwillingness to stay committed to a school has always been present.
     
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  6. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

  7. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

  8. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    No disagreement here. And a statement that could equally apply to the places to which Giddens and Harris transferred. I can't imagine Mitchell will buck the trend.
     
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  9. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    So is his family/son moving to Chicago now? Just curious, given they were using family as an excuse in him leaving OSU & going to Oklahoma. Of course, I didn't buy family as having a main role for his transfer decisions to start with.
     
  10. BUCKYLE

    BUCKYLE Washed

    I don't care why he left. It's his life. He's gotta live it. I'm just glad someone who didn't want to be here any longer, isn't.
     
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  11. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Honestly I would have preferred a scenario where he bought into working to become the best player he could be at OSU, but my hope for him now is that he gains or has gained the maturity to the point where he does not take making important decisions lightly & accepts coaching and his role at DePaul.
     
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  12. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Former Game Champion

    That's a mature and intelligent attitude to have........and I want NO part of it. I hope he transfers 6 more times just because it will make me laugh.
     
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Re: He is a 6’4″ point guard that was rated by Scout as the 15th best point guard in the nation, and 60th best overall player in the nation. He was a four-star recruit coming out of high school and adds to DePaul’s heavy roster of guards. This news puts DePaul one player over the 13-player scholarship limit for 2016-17, which means either some player will leave or that a player will be re-classified as a walk-on. This could be done with Billy Garrett Jr., since his father is an assistant coach on the team.
    http://depauliaonline.com/2016/06/13/depaul-mens-basketball-picks-transfer-point-guard-austin-grandstaff/

    Is Grandstaff getting a scholarship at Depaul?

    This is humorous (especially since he'll sit out he 2016-2017 season*)....

    Austin Grandstaff brings credibility to DePaul

    Coach Dave Leitao secured the services of Ohio State transfer Austin Grandstaff as well as class of 2017 4-star point guard Justin Roberts last Monday.

    Roberts will be sure to make an impact, but the addition of Grandstaff brings a certain measure of credibility to DePaul that can’t be understated. DePaul has had an almost unparalleled level of incompetence and irrelevance after nine straight years of losing. Thus with adding Grandstaff, the tide may finally may be turning for the Blue Demons.
    http://www.todaysu.com/big-east/depaul-blue-demons/austin-grandstaff-brings-credibility-depaul/

    * two transfers sitting out the 2016-17 season (Max Strus, Austin Grandstaff)
    http://www.depaulbluedemons.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/062916aac.html
     
  14. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!!

    So basically DePaul's basketball program is really really bad if this equals "credibility"
     
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  15. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Magister Equitum

    in a 14-point depaul loss to notre dame, grandstaff played 1 minute and had 0 points (0/1 from 3), 0 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals, and 0 blocks.
     

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