I highly doubt that this kid will play college basketball. He quit high school to play in some third rate Euro league. I guess presumably they could have made some effort to maintain his amateurism... He still has to qualify academically, which I suppose he could do. But I honestly don't think that this kid has the drive.
He possibly had the potential to be as good or better than Lonzo, but Lonzo went out and did it at UCLA. He didn't have the world at his fingertips before he ever stepped on campus. He actually worked hard and accomplished his goals.
I think that Lonzo's success will be Lamelo's downfall. Everybody told Lamelo he was destined to be an NBA star, and yes I know that he's still young, but I've seen film of him and I don't think he likes discipline and hard work. If he does end up getting onto a college team it won't be a high major. Because he's not work the risk. It will be a minor program that is willing to accept the fact that he may be a disaster, because if it's not a disaster is will be a windfall for their program.
I hope that he does play in college and finds success, but I'm glad to hear that KU has no interest in him.
Posted 21 February 2019, 10:48 a.m.
Did Lamelo actually say that he had talked with KU?
"talked to USC. [I am or will be] Talking to KU"
See what I did there? It could mean that he intends to talk to KU. Maybe he had plans to try to talk to KU.
Maybe he did even talk to KU. That doesn't mean that KU is or was recruiting him.
Way too little information to suggest that one party or the other was lying.
Posted 21 February 2019, 7:07 a.m.
at least you know that Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour won't be an issue... if the kid somehow is even eligible to play in college.
Posted 19 February 2019, 2:24 p.m.
towards the end of the season last year I was seeing flashes of Tyshawn Taylor in him.
Tyshawn had the ability to get into the paint at will and over the course of his career became a very good finisher.
The two players who stick out to me the most at finishing in the paint in traffic were Frank (who was the best I've seen at initiating the contact and creating the and-1) and Tyshawn who just had a knack for getting by his man and sweeping to the rim for a lay-up.
Marcus Garrett looks a lot like Tyshawn when he drives because he can almost always get by his man and uses his underrated length to keep the ball away from the hands of shotblockers.
Posted 24 January 2019, 9:20 a.m.
I don't think that the argument that he doesn't stay in one place very long is a fair argument. He worked for Dennis Franchione from 2000 through 2007 at 3 different schools.
He worked for Dan Mullen at Miss State for four years, but the question of why did he leave Miss State is a good one. My suspicion would be that Miss State struggled under the weight of expectations (7-6 wasn't cutting it), and Dan Mullen felt the need to change up the offense.
Since he left MSU he spent 1 year at Texas under new coach Charlie Strong, a year that Texas was just OK, I don't know why he didn't stick at UT but it's not surprising since WR position coaches are about a dime a dozen.
He spent two years at UAB, but UAB didn't have a football team the first year. He was likely selected because he has helped start the South Alabama football team in 2008. They had a surprising good year in 2017 and scored a lot of points, and he likely left for more money at Southern Miss.
Chip Lindsey however was worth scrutinizing over his frequent moves.
Posted 23 January 2019, 11:42 a.m.
He sounds like a well-qualified coach who isn't coming in looking for a stepping stone to a bigger payday.
I'm cautiously optimistic that we have a solid OC who will last more than one or two years.
Also, if Les is more... then why not bring in more Lesses?
Posted 23 January 2019, 7:36 a.m.
oh boy... there are so many politically charged comments available here.
I'll just say it this way: next year there will be caravans of HS players descending on the McDs AA game.
Posted 17 January 2019, 7:11 a.m.
Yes, I was going to say top 400, but I have no idea what the split is.
Posted 17 January 2019, 7:08 a.m.
Congrats on being nominated, of course we all know that he's one of the top 800 players in the nation.
Who makes the nominations? Coaches? Media? Administrators? Just curious.
Posted 16 January 2019, 1:19 p.m.
This is actually kinda funny to me.
Here is what I said when he was hired:
"this guy doesn't stay in one place very long. Hard to really rate his performance when he's only in a job for two years max.
My initial reaction was that if we're going to poach an SEC offensive coordinator, that there might be some kind of discussion about him possibly being a head coach in waiting. Probably not likely however, because aside from being successful at Kansas he'd also have to stay around for longer than 2 years."
I did think that he was actually make it through at least <b>one season</b>
Posted 10 January 2019, 4:43 p.m.