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Discussion in '2019 NBA Draft' started by Dubious, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. HTM

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    What's frustrating is to see all this talent come through the program and our inability to ever do a damn thing with it.
     
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    We're all sensing a pattern. Baker won't leave after 1, I'd almost guarantee.

    Why can't he recruit guards who can handle the ball defend and shoot? That was his goddamn m.o. when they hired him. Not even mentioning the total lack of wing players.
     
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    How are you guarantee'ing that on Baker? I can easily envision a scenario where after year 1 it's clear he needs more seasoning. He's currently projecting as a multi-year guy. But I can also envision a scenario where he holds his own athletically and rises up potential draft boards as a multi-dimensional big - something different then the more recent bigs out of Texas. Just curious if you were commenting based on where you think he'll be as a prospect, or if you have some insider info.

    As to their class overall... 247sports has their class ranked 1st in the Big 12 and 13th overall with their 3 signees:
    Baker (25th overall, 8th ranked center)
    Williams (58th overall, 6th ranked SG)
    Jones (53rd overall, 14th ranked center)

    But Shaka always has an "ok" class that underperforms. Obviously next year is huge for him...
     
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    Shaka can sure recruit. I do wonder if he actually learn to coach. The NIT gives me some hope. He also gradually started playing his best players more as the year went on.
     
  5. HTM

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    College basketball is all about excellent guard play.

    Texas has been extremely disappointing under Shaka with regards to recruiting and developing guards.

    I'm not optimistic about grabbing a couple more centers and a shooting guard but maybe I'm wrong.
     
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    What happened to his "havoc" style of play? I thought it was the the basis for his success at VCU and the reason he got hired at Texas.
     
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    I'm not impressed with Shaka's recruiting. It's more like late-stage Rick Barnes than anything else
     
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    Just because he gets a lottery pick every couple years doesn’t mean he is a good recruiter. Look at the players that have left early for the NBA from UT under Smart... all bigs and all projects that didn’t really make a major contribution in their short college careers.

    Impact at the college level and NBA potential are not always the same.
     
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