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  1. 2019 Recruiting Thread

    While we have only gotten one DB Commitment so far (Flott) a 3* who I believe will eventually be a 4* we have two 4*'s who seem very close to committing in Sheffeld and Simpson. This will be a great nucleus of DB's for this class. DB is an area we really need to get some new players to at least provide depth and if good enough to start. With a little luck in May especially May 1st. The whole recruiting class could explode giving Auburn a huge amount of momentum as every top player who commits also becomes a recruiter.
  2. I think as time goes on we will find out this kid is worth the WOOOOOOOO
  3. Brown 4th Tiger to enter draft

    Kentucky and Duke need to sign a couple of solid 4*s every 2 years so that they have players who know the system to mix with the 1 and done players. Luckily they don't usually so teams made up of top tier 3* and solid 4* players that stick together and learn to play as a team can still beat them. The problem there is many of these guys are playing 1 or 2 years at a program and then transferring if the rules change to make it easier to transfer as many are suggesting it will become increasingly hard to build a program out of talented but not super star juniors and seniors who have been together for 2-3 years.
  4. New Assistant named

    We all have hopes of who will be back but until after the NBA combine we won't know who is coming back for sure. McLemore will be back but no idea if and when he will be 100% Brown put his hat in the ring for NBA best guess is he will be back but not a sure thing Harper put his hat in the ring for NBA best guess is he will be back but not a sure thing Spencer has not announced NBA combine so at this time should be back Purifoy has not announced for NBA combine at this time will be back after 10-11 games to finish his suspension Okeke will be back Dunbar will be back Doughty who red shirted will be back Wiley is going to NBA combine has best chance of being good enough to make an NBA team. I think we have about 40% chance of having him back as at this time he is only second round according to most services. At this time we have 6 Players who will be back McLemore, Spencer, Purifoy, Okeke, Dunbar, and Doughty. Of these Spencer and Purifoy still could opt to try the NBA combine. Purifoy will miss first 11 games because of suspension and we have no idea how far along McLemore will be in healing from his injuries.
  5. New Assistant named

    Great questions but until we get closure on Frankie and Jordan one way or the other Bruce's hands are tied. The longer Auburn doesn't provide closure the harder they will make Bruce's job. By now they should have independently gathered enough information on Frankie and Jordon to be able to say sorry we made mistake but had to play if safe because of the can or worms opened by the FBI investigation or we have found enough to think there could be an impact and we feel we have to let you go with a nice settlement if evidence is not conclusive or no severance if there was a real issue. Personally I hope it is sorry but we had to play it safe but that is an emotional answer as I have no idea what if any evidence caused them to be suspended with pay.
  6. New Assistant named

    Read his Bio he was able to take Arkansas Little Rock to the NCAA tournament and beat Purdue that is nothing to sneaze at.
  7. New Assistant named

    Great pickup a PG himself he should help in coaching our PG's. Unlike our last Auburn BB coach hire from the Auburn family this is a guy who has paid his dues coaching both as an assistant and as a HC. This is a guy that Bruce wanted not somebody he was made to hire. The fact that he has taken a team to the NCAA and beaten a team like Purdue means he has the chops as a coach.
  8. Jared Harper to enter name in NBA draft

    Harper was a streaky three point pull up shooter some games he was to hot to touch and some times an arctic chill. He also blew by people and scored on the inside or got fouled and was a deadly FT shooter. Two things happened to him at end of season one Brown was hurt and he did not have his go to gut and McLemore got hurt which took away another option. When that happened he got away from his game and tried to do to much. He and Brown at end of the year dribbled to much and we lost the ball movement that made us so tough. I am praying he comes back because I am sure Pearl will be in his ear and he will be better than this year
  9. Next Years Team

    You are correct but in today's world with so many players leaving early and transferring if you have a solid nucleus which we still should have a couple of the right players could make the difference between and ok season and a good season maybe even a great season. Picking up a forward like Hibbit from Michigan or the Fordham guard could get us over the hump until next years recruiting class comes in where we will definitely need a great class.
  10. Next Years Team

    I followed the link to Grad Transfers in the article above and I reviewed some of the Forwards and Centers that will be available. I put together a list of a few I think might help our team I have no idea if we are looking are talking to any of them. Also stats can be mis-leading as some are playing against weak competition. Wyatt Walker from Samford 6'9" 240 teams like Wisconsin and NC State have been recruiting him has shown a solid inside game. Ryan Luther Pitt 6'9" solid scorer and rebounder has inside and outside game Abdul Lewis South Alabama and NJIT 6'10" 225 pounds very good rebounder originally from South Alabama area Jack Williams Pacific 6'8" 220 shoots better fro 3 than from 2 range probably not a great fit Micheal Finke 6'10" 235 very good 3 point shooter Novak Topalovic 7' 230 ISU from Serbia (might open some doors to European players) 10pts game 6.3 rebounds Femi Olujobi 6'8" 233 North Carolina A&T about 16 pts a game and 7.7 rebounds Brent Hibbits 6'8" 230 Michigan 17.5 PPG and 11.3 RBG a stud I have seen him play would be a great fit. I glanced at a few of the available guards there are some good one available. Again no idea who we might be looking at.
  11. JB Grimes- Thoughts?

    I don't really care if we get a top line prospect because Coach Grimes did a great job of recruiting or because one of the other coaches did a great job of recruiting and talking up Coach Grimes as the man that can get you to the next level. I just care that we get a top line recruit.
  12. Brown 4th Tiger to enter draft

    It gives the kid the option of coming back and the coach gets the kid for one more year. By this time of the year the chances of finding an equal replacement are pretty low for the coach. Even if you get a Grad transfer with equal talent they have to learn a new system.
  13. Brown 4th Tiger to enter draft

    Coaches don't know now who is coming back. It is already to late to pick up HS players if you lose a player because currently you don't know until June whether the kid will come back. The only one we know for sure isn't coming back is Herron because he is signing with an Agent. With my suggestion Foreign is still possible I just want to give the kids another option returning to college. Same thing with Football put their name in the draft which occurs in the spring if don't get drafted or get drafted in a really low round give then the option of coming back for another year again as long as no money changes hands.
  14. Brown 4th Tiger to enter draft

    I would like to see colleges change let kids go into the Draft combine and the Draft and after the Draft is over if they were not drafted or not drafted high enough as long as they don't get any money let them continue playing college ball. Same thing for football.