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Old May 10, 2017, 10:25 AM   #1026
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Akoy Agau

I have a close friend who is one of Georgetown's biggest alumni boosters-sits at center court at every game and never misses one. HUGE college basketball fan. Good friend to both current and past head coaches. Here's what he had to say about Akoy Agau this morning:

"Akoy is a great kid he plays with enthusiasm , especially on the boards. But, his leg injury has really restricted his effectiveness as an offensive player. He believes that he is not getting enough minutes and I believe has an inflated idea of his long term potential that is, he thinks two years at a new place will show his potential more as an NBA player."
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Old May 10, 2017, 10:41 AM   #1027
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I have a close friend who is one of Georgetown's biggest alumni boosters-sits at center court at every game and never misses one. HUGE college basketball fan. Good friend to both current and past head coaches. Here's what he had to say about Akoy Agau this morning:

"Akoy is a great kid he plays with enthusiasm , especially on the boards. But, his leg injury has really restricted his effectiveness as an offensive player. He believes that he is not getting enough minutes and I believe has an inflated idea of his long term potential that is, he thinks two years at a new place will show his potential more as an NBA player."
I hope Akoy is right & that place is Illinois. Gtown has 2 returning bigs, Govan 6' 10" - 21 mpg & Derrickson 6'7' - 23.8 mpg that played more than Akoy's 15 mpg. They also had a sr. Hayes 7'0" playing 13.1 mpg. So he looks to be third big next year, not bad, but not where NBA dreams are made.
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Old May 10, 2017, 10:42 AM   #1028
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It does raise the question of what do you have to do to get suspended at Louisville!
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ended/4148319/
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Louisville has indefinitely suspended freshman Akoy Agau from the team for what coach Rick Pitino calls a "very minor" attitude issue.
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Old May 10, 2017, 11:27 AM   #1029
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Nice investigation Mike, so he got in Pitino's dog house, so he left. A promising freshman, transfer to G town. Where he got hurt, so he looking for Xtra year of eligibility. Stats show he had good year last past.
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Old May 10, 2017, 12:17 PM   #1030
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I'll pass. Need kids who own up to responsibilities and don't just constantly jump ship
That would be a pretty hypocritical stance when our coach has been at three different schools the last two years. Coaches act in their own best interest all the time, why can't players?
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Old May 10, 2017, 12:20 PM   #1031
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I'll pass. Need kids who own up to responsibilities and don't just constantly jump ship
He's a grad transfer, correct? I don't think we would have much to worry about him jumping ship. All remaining ports of call are pretty much off-limits once he chooses this time. I guess he could transfer at the break but that would seem to be highly unlikely for any player.
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Old May 10, 2017, 12:24 PM   #1032
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That would be a pretty hypocritical stance when our coach has been at three different schools the last two years. Coaches act in their own best interest all the

We are all guilty of this double standard when it comes to how we view players as compared to how we view coaches. Thanks for the reminder . . .
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Old May 10, 2017, 12:48 PM   #1033
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I'll pass. Need kids who own up to responsibilities and don't just constantly jump ship
I'm not prepared to be this picky.

If he wants playtime, he'll get it with us. Bring 'im on.
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Old May 10, 2017, 12:48 PM   #1034
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That would be a pretty hypocritical stance when our coach has been at three different schools the last two years. Coaches act in their own best interest all the time, why can't players?
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Old May 10, 2017, 01:55 PM   #1035
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That would be a pretty hypocritical stance when our coach has been at three different schools the last two years. Coaches act in their own best interest all the time, why can't players?
Am I reading he left because of attitude problems or no? If thats the case then I m good with passing.

Dont think BWood left under similar circumstances.
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Old May 10, 2017, 02:08 PM   #1036
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Am I reading he left because of attitude problems or no? If thats the case then I m good with passing.

Dont think BWood left under similar circumstances.
Maybe he was ticked off he wasn't getting playing time. Maybe he's got a chip on his shoulder because of that. Maybe he's realizing this is his last hurrah in college ball. Maybe all those things together has gotten him to the point where he's ready to kick some butt on the court and just wants a situation where he'll get the minutes to do exactly that.

We can really use someone like that, right now, maybe.
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Old May 10, 2017, 02:09 PM   #1037
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Am I reading he left because of attitude problems or no? If thats the case then I m good with passing.

Dont think BWood left under similar circumstances.
There is nothing that suggests he left for that reason.
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Old May 10, 2017, 03:57 PM   #1038
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I'm really glad that only BU decides to recruit or pass.
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Old May 10, 2017, 04:57 PM   #1039
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This was posted a few days ago here, not sure if it still shows accurate and current info on transfers:

http://www.verbalcommits.com/transfers/2017

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Old May 10, 2017, 05:21 PM   #1040
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After reading article again, come to same conclusion, he and Pitino must not have hit it off, without checking numbers , bet he saw little PT. Transferred to Gtown following that. He's asking NCAA for another year of eligibility. If staff wants to check him out, offers him , bring it NOW.
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Old May 10, 2017, 05:58 PM   #1041
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Not sure if this was posted already regarding Alstork, good stuff:

https://youtu.be/fjy8cn5yVlo

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Old May 10, 2017, 06:15 PM   #1042
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Does anyone know if Agua has any other visits or offers?
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Old May 10, 2017, 06:19 PM   #1043
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Not sure if this was posted already regarding Alstork, good stuff:

https://youtu.be/fjy8cn5yVlo
Looks legit
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Old May 10, 2017, 06:49 PM   #1044
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Not sure if this was posted already regarding Alstork, good stuff:

https://youtu.be/fjy8cn5yVlo
I just kept looking for La Tulip
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Old May 10, 2017, 07:03 PM   #1045
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I just kept looking for La Tulip
Keep watching the consecutive videos after the first one, you'll see glimpses of LaTulip in the third video when they played Miami (OH) and Alstork had stats of 29/10/8. I may be wrong, but Alstork and Mark Smith appear to have a lot of similarities.

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Old May 10, 2017, 07:32 PM   #1046
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La Tulip
A few of my favorite memories of the Groce Era come courtesy of MLT.
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Old May 10, 2017, 08:33 PM   #1047
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A few of my favorite memories of the Groce Era come courtesy of MLT.
My favorite memory of the Groce era came from the Maui tournament. All I hope now is that we finally have a coach who can win with his own players. And he may have to do that in year one.....
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Old May 11, 2017, 05:49 AM   #1048
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All I hope now is that we finally have a coach who can win with his own players. And he may have to do that in year one.....


Today is a big day for that reason, both guys visiting today could easily play 20 mins a game. along with Smith and Trent(who I guess you could call a Groce player) this team will for sure have BU finger prints all over it. We could really use at least one if not both signing before they leave campus.
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Old May 11, 2017, 06:26 AM   #1049
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Mark Alstork‏ @Mark_Alstork 24m24 minutes ago
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Good Morning ��! Illinois Here I Come !@IlliniMBB Thankful For The Opportunity! WYA #illinination���� #3rdOfficial #GodsProject ����

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Old May 11, 2017, 06:44 AM   #1050
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Mark Alstork‏ @Mark_Alstork 24m24 minutes ago
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Good Morning ��! Illinois Here I Come !@IlliniMBB Thankful For The Opportunity! WYA #illinination���� #3rdOfficial #GodsProject ����
Wow, I misread that tweet. Just a visit. No need to freak out (yet).

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