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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:03 PM   #17651
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Sure, but raw talent favors Lyle. Lyle does have some immaturity issues, but the right coach, system, and structure would go a long ways towards his development. Everything I have seen in the videos of Lyle look fixable, but I'm not a college head coach either. You certainly couldn't go wrong with Zabo either.
Just wondering why you feel zabo is a long shot? I remember you said he really liked us before. Has something changed or has it never been that strong? Thanks
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:06 PM   #17652
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Standing ovation for coach groce. We gave the keys to the right guy
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:07 PM   #17653
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Hell of a job in only 7 months. I think we have found the answer to all of the questions we have been asking ourselves and each other the last couple of years. Groce is most definitely the right guy for the job... I'm very proud to call this my team. Thank you Groce and staff... you guys did a lot in a short amount of time, you guys did great!


Now get back to work and beat the crap out of Hawaii on Friday.


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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:09 PM   #17654
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It still boggles my mind that someone from my old high school is going to be playing high major basketball. Way to go Malcolm!
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:13 PM   #17655
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Sounds like Groce is doing a lot of "lurking" with these 2014 kids
This board is high on KBD, a 4* With all the hype you would think he's a 5* Any video on him.
Groce has time now to land a 5* or two
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:17 PM   #17656
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When asked if he could change one thing, [Jaylon Tate] @JaySwaveyy11 said he wished he came to Simeon earlier. He transfered this year.

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:19 PM   #17657
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:24 PM   #17658
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This board is high on KBD, a 4* With all the hype you would think he's a 5* Any video on him.
Groce has time now to land a 5* or two
Kid is top 20 in the nation from the heart of Illinois. Dunno what more you could want





Reminds me of a bouncier Luol Deng anyone else who's seen him a bunch have a good analog for KBD?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:25 PM   #17659
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This board is high on KBD, a 4* With all the hype you would think he's a 5* Any video on him.
Groce has time now to land a 5* or two
Got perspective?

5* like Richmond?

Ratings/stars have some meaning, but you're putting way too much stock in them.

If KBD had more exposure (e.g., played for a Chicago area HS and AAU squad), he'd be ranked higher. Not that it matters.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:25 PM   #17660
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:26 PM   #17661
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Got perspective?

5* like Richmond?

Ratings/stars have some meaning, but you're putting way too much stock in them.
He dropped almost 30 spots in the top 100 from his freshman to senior year. Bad example, sure fire 5 star talent usually plays to par. It's when you get out of the top 10 that things can be a guessing game.

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:30 PM   #17662
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Kid is top 20 in the nation from the heart of Illinois. Dunno what more you could want





Reminds me of a bouncier Luol Deng anyone else who's seen him a bunch have a good analog for KBD?

He looks like he has a pretty smooth game, my only concern from that video is that he fades away a bit to much on his jump shot, which is easily correctable.

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:32 PM   #17663
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That's how I'd look if I was headed to Chicago State too...
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:35 PM   #17664
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That's how I'd look if I was headed to Chicago State too...
LOL

Is Nunn really 6' 3" now, or is that his "college listing?" He looks significantly taller than Tate in that photo.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:09 PM   #17665
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:12 PM   #17666
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:22 PM   #17667
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LOL

Is Nunn really 6' 3" now, or is that his "college listing?" He looks significantly taller than Tate in that photo.

I dont know but Kendall Pollard is listed at 6'5" and they look to be the same heighth. Did Nunn get a little growth spurt?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:27 PM   #17668
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Really like how Groce presents himself here - lots to love as a leader, giving all the credit to the rest of staff, well articulated points, complimentary, a great representative of the program overall.
100% AGREED
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:31 PM   #17669
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Reminds me of a bouncier Luol Deng anyone else who's seen him a bunch have a good analog for KBD?
Stacy Augmon with a jump shot? I watched the highlights and I now understand the hype on this guy. Smooth, effortless ability. What a talent.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:34 PM   #17670
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Stacy Augmon with a jump shot? I watched the highlights and I now understand the hype on this guy. Smooth, effortless ability. What a talent.
Stacey Augmon with a jump shot would be beyond awesome, hope you are right!
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:34 PM   #17671
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I dont know but Kendall Pollard is listed at 6'5" and they look to be the same heighth. Did Nunn get a little growth spurt?
Some Dayton articles say Pollard is 6' 7". Maybe in elevator shoes.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:36 PM   #17672
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That's how I'd look if I was headed to Chicago State too...
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:36 PM   #17673
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I dont know but Kendall Pollard is listed at 6'5" and they look to be the same heighth. Did Nunn get a little growth spurt?
Yo, where you at inPheonix if I may ask, Im in Scottsdale n I know there is an AZILLINI fan here too. Good work gentlemen!
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:39 PM   #17674
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I dont know but Kendall Pollard is listed at 6'5" and they look to be the same heighth. Did Nunn get a little growth spurt?
To me it looks like it may just be the angle of the picture. I think Pollard is probably a couple of inches taller than Nunn.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:40 PM   #17675
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Yo, where you at inPheonix if I may ask, Im in Scottsdale n I know there is an AZILLINI fan here too. Good work gentlemen!

North Phoenix, Happy Valley Area, I do not know where AZIllini is from but I am thinking Ahwatukee for some reason. AZ, am I right?

Are you in old town area or north Dale?

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