Transfers Thread

#51
Merely an opinion but it seems if the school you are transferring from has no objections to immediate eligibility, they will quite often grant it. We are definitely heading toward immediate eligibility so it soon will be moot.

I agree with Soulberries, the cuse makes a lot of sense. That zone will cover up his tendency to freelance on defense. Personally, he saw what is coming in plus what the two transfers bring to the table. It is very possible he didn't like what he saw.
where does this idea come from? If you’re not guarding the ball you still have a specific place to be on defense based on where the ball is and the scouting report on the other teams players. If you’re not in that spot you’re probably gonna get burned in man or zone.
 
#52
I feel like I’m in the minority in this viewpoint, but I understand why he thinks he may be better able to reach his long term goals at Syracuse. I think Griffen would have had a hard time maintaining the playing time he had last year with the incoming freshmen, two transfers and a healthy B-V all competing for that playing time. I believe he has the potential to be truly special, especially in Boeheim’s system. Do I wish he stayed? Hell, yes. But I can understand why he left, appreciate what he gave us, and wish him well.

HOWEVER, that said, I do NOT understand the NCAA’s apparent arbitrary manner in which it grants or denies petitions to waive the sit-out year requirement. Sometimes, it honestly feels like the criteria is “extraordinary hardship or transfer from Illinois“. And even hardship seems to stipulate that the student is not transferring to Illinois.
I agree with this and yes......it does seem like according to the NCAA "transfer from Illinois" = "extraordinary hardship"
 
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#53
University of Illinois
With a cynical eye, son comes to the “home” area to transfer, mom makes spousal abuse accusations very public, waiver decision shortly thereafter.


Flip the coin, ncaa not one to make sense or care about optics, but a player coming home to be near his mom who has been abused (allegedly) and you don’t let him play?

You’re not only getting blowback from the normal places at that point. You add in women’s rights groups, maybe the aclu, you’re in a hot mess.
I’m not saying he doesn’t have a case, especially since I have neither heard that case, nor am I privy to his situation. It’s that the NCAA has done nothing to alleviate perceptions of favoritism and inconsistency.
 
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#54
With a cynical eye, son comes to the “home” area to transfer, mom makes spousal abuse accusations very public, waiver decision shortly thereafter.


Flip the coin, ncaa not one to make sense or care about optics, but a player coming home to be near his mom who has been abused (allegedly) and you don’t let him play?

You’re not only getting blowback from the normal places at that point. You add in women’s rights groups, maybe the aclu, you’re in a hot mess.
Are family issues such as this a grounds for waiver under NCAA rules?

The NCAA - a bastion of consistency.
Have to agree. They are consistently inconsistent.
 
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#56
BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago
Not to stoke the flames, but taking to heart the grounds for a waver would be akin to chasing after the wind, Planeteers.
 
#57
Don't know what you're all talking about..the ncaa has been consistently inconsistent for quiet some time
 
#58
Guys, guys we're looking at this all wrong. Illinois is clearly playing the long game here. BU and Whitman are lobbying for these players to get immediate eligibility so they can sell it as a plus to recruits. "When you eventually get sick of playing here you can transfer where ever you want with no mandatory sit out year." Can't underestimate the draw that has.