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Old Nov 14, 2017, 12:18 PM   #276
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http://www.news-gazette.com/news/loc...ts-review.html

Bailey Dee and Coach Finke situation on the front page.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 12:37 PM   #277
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Illini offer for 6 10 Forward Flo Thamba
https://twitter.com/Sturdy32/status/930504575592947712
https://twitter.com/teamloadednc/sta...04828098400256
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 12:42 PM   #278
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 12:44 PM   #279
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http://www.news-gazette.com/news/loc...ts-review.html

Bailey Dee and Coach Finke situation on the front page.
What in the world does race have to do with this story? I could understand if a white coach cut every black kid on the team or vice versa, but cutting one is hardly a good basis for crying racism as some of these folks seem to be doing.

Nepotism is a more credible charge.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 12:45 PM   #280
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Also, just received an offer from "the university of Baylor"


Florent Thamba‏ @Flo_T3 38m38 minutes ago



Blessed to say Iíve received an offer from the university of Baylor #Injesusnameiplay:
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 12:48 PM   #281
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 12:48 PM   #282
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From the team loaded twitter:


Team Loaded AAU‏ @teamloadedaau Nov 12
6'10 2018 Flo Thamba of Mountain Mission/@teamloadednc is the best available big in the 2018 class. Had a big weekend two double double, this kid has big time upside. Recruitment is blowing up !!!
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 01:07 PM   #283
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2 minutes into Thamba's clip: athletic big, rim protector, very large upside. Yes, please!
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 01:10 PM   #284
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Not sure what your basis for saying we have little chance with him is, since you never said, but I'd say you're completely wrong. He'd get over 20 minutes, probably more like 25 minutes a game and be an important piece for us with a young and talented group of guards. Our grad programs are every bit as good or better, depending upon the major, than the schools you listed and we just inked back-to-back the best players in the state, one of whom is rated in the 20s nationwide and the other was a late comer with UK, MSU, Duke and others recruiting him. Getting this kid wouldn't surprise me in the least.
I was going to pose a question regarding this issue. I am going to assume ( dangerous I know) a kid who graduates early from Dartmouth probably has his non- basketball future in mind when choosing his next school.

Wondering how we stack up in that department.

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Old Nov 14, 2017, 01:10 PM   #285
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From the team loaded twitter:


Team Loaded AAU‏ @teamloadedaau Nov 12
6'10 2018 Flo Thamba of Mountain Mission/@teamloadednc is the best available big in the 2018 class. Had a big weekend two double double, this kid has big time upside. Recruitment is blowing up !!!
I think team loaded is who Landers Nolley played for too?
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 01:12 PM   #286
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Okay, I have to be the first to say this.

Let's GO with the FLO!!
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 01:13 PM   #287
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2 minutes into Thamba's clip: athletic big, rim protector, very large upside. Yes, please!
247 Sports Composite @ #294
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 01:14 PM   #288
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247 Sports Composite @ #294
What? You think BU cares?!?!?
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 01:14 PM   #289
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7'4 wingspan.

I'll take him. Looks athletic. Got some potential for sure.

I think we have a chance to get in on him.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 01:15 PM   #290
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I think team loaded is who Landers Nolley played for too?
Correct.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 01:15 PM   #291
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2 minutes into Thamba's clip: athletic big, rim protector, very large upside. Yes, please!
Yeah, but are his growth plates closed?
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 01:32 PM   #292
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2 minutes into Thamba's clip: athletic big, rim protector, very large upside. Yes, please!
Yea would gladly take him. Wouldn't expect much for a year or two in terms of production from him but it would go a long ways to adding depth to our front court once Black and Finke graduate.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 01:41 PM   #293
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http://www.news-gazette.com/news/loc...ts-review.html

Bailey Dee and Coach Finke situation on the front page.
What a mess. Hard to believe Finke has a dozen or so other players better than a 2 year starter that he should be cut. Something is missing to this story.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 02:22 PM   #294
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He sure likes to dunk!
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 02:23 PM   #295
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Re: Bailey Dee

What if the breakup was more mutual than publicly stated? Food for thought.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 02:30 PM   #296
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What if the breakup was more mutual than publicly stated? Food for thought.
Then why is it even a thing?
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 02:42 PM   #297
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2 minutes into Thamba's clip: athletic big, rim protector, very large upside. Yes, please!
This guy is so quick with his feet. I can't believe he's ranked that low.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 02:48 PM   #298
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Back in the day, my youngest brother, by 4 years, came down for a football game with my cousin (4 years my elder). When they sat down to catch their breath, my brother, a senior and 3 year player for his high school, told me he was cut from the basketball team. I was speechless. I don't remember what the reason was, but I do remember that the team was really senior-heavy that year. I just rationalized that the coach wanted, needed, to get some underclassmen on the team for development purposes. But then I also remember that the there were no underclassmen that were better than my brother. They called him Jerry West for gosh sakes!
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 02:58 PM   #299
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Back in the day, my youngest brother, by 4 years, came down for a football game with my cousin (4 years my elder). When they sat down to catch their breath, my brother, a senior and 3 year player for his high school, told me he was cut from the basketball team. I was speechless. I don't remember what the reason was, but I do remember that the team was really senior-heavy that year. I just rationalized that the coach wanted, needed, to get some underclassmen on the team for development purposes. But then I also remember that the there were no underclassmen that were better than my brother. They called him Jerry West for gosh sakes!
How uncomfortable would that be if he gets on the team now? The coach is in a lose/lose situation at the point. If they uphold the decision, he's a racist and if they over turn the decision he's a racist who is going to have to walk on eggshells regarding how he's coached. If he screams, it will be perceived that he's being too hard on him and if he lays off, he'll be perceived as showing special treatment.

Taking kids out of school....yeah, that makes a ton of sense. Idiots.
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Old Nov 14, 2017, 03:06 PM   #300
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How uncomfortable would that be if he gets on the team now? The coach is in a lose/lose situation at the point. If they uphold the decision, he's a racist and if they over turn the decision he's a racist who is going to have to walk on eggshells regarding how he's coached. If he screams, it will be perceived that he's being too hard on him and if he lays off, he'll be perceived as showing special treatment.

Taking kids out of school....yeah, that makes a ton of sense. Idiots.
Well, I would think if the school overturns it, they have to fire the coach. They are saying "you did something wrong" if they let this kid be on the team. By all public accounts, it seems like there was no reason to cut the kid.

I'll be interested to see how this plays out.
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