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Username Post: 2017 Recruits        (Topic#19079)
1LotteryPick1969 
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06-11-16 06:02 AM - Post#207563    

Thought I would start a new thread of recruits who will not matriculate until next year.

Jerome Desrosiers (6-6, 215, 3*) on his video clips looks very athletic around the rim and also a nice touch from the 3pt line. Kind of a more muscular version of Cook. And he adds French to the Italian, German and Spanish flair of the team.

We are recruiting 3 stars level players frequently now. Not all of course play up to rating, but eventually one of them may play at an even higher level.

 
Tiger69 
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Re: 2017 Recruits
06-11-16 12:43 PM - Post#207565    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

So we are now recruiting 3 stars on a regular basis while Harvard is flirting with 4 and occasional 5 star candidates. Since we have every bit as much to offer in academics, athletics and financial aid, is Harvard giving green stamps, too?

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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Re: 2017 Recruits
06-11-16 04:55 PM - Post#207569    
    In response to Tiger69

Please explain "green stamps" to the younger fans.

 
sparman 
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Re: 2017 Recruits
06-11-16 05:34 PM - Post#207570    
    In response to Tiger69

Well, we know Amaker has not always played by the recruiting rules. And there have been the occasional whisperings of academic flexibility, although I am not in a position to know one way or other.

And don't overlook that averaging 3 stars is a step up from where we were not long ago. Besides, lots of big time programs have lots of 3 star players. So I wouldn't get too worked up over it.

 
Old Bear 
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Re: 2017 Recruits
06-11-16 06:29 PM - Post#207571    
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  • sparman Said:
Well, we know Amaker has not always played by the recruiting rules. And there have been the occasional whisperings of academic flexibility, although I am not in a position to know one way or other.



Sparsky, were you in Trump's class at Wharton?

 
sparman 
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Re: 2017 Recruits
06-11-16 07:00 PM - Post#207573    
    In response to Old Bear

I'm not sure anyone was in his classes at Wharton, because I'm not sure he was ever in a class, at least at a university other than Trump U.

 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
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06-11-16 08:40 PM - Post#207575    
    In response to sparman

Trump U, Princeton, Yale - apparently they're all the same - except that Trump U only has ONE STAR! Of course Tucker Carlson didn't equate Trump U to his alma mater, Trinity College. Although, there could be a good reason:

"It has been alleged that he did not graduate, but Trinity sources claim that he did, though only in five years, while quoting his own view that "After four years I had met a lot of interesting people, gone to a couple of classes and restored a motorcycle and that was it. And so I wasted my time at college."


 
Tiger69 
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Re: 2017 Recruits
06-11-16 11:09 PM - Post#207576    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Green stamps, which one received at grocery stores and gas stations depending on the amount of purchase were, I would argue, the predecessor of frequent flier miles. They were accumulated and eventually exchanged for consumer items such as pop-up toasters. There were several companies that sold their stamps as inducements to retailers. The largest was probably the Sperry and Hutchinson Company (S&H Green Stamps). I found an untold fortune of them mounted in little books as I was cleaning out my mother's attic after my father died in 1998. I don't know if they were still redeemable. But I already had a pop-up toaster and bagel-slicing machine.

 
sparman 
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Re: 2017 Recruits
06-12-16 06:49 AM - Post#207578    
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  • Tiger69 Said:
I don't know if they were still redeemable.



I hope you saved them.
Link


 
Silver Maple 
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06-12-16 08:40 AM - Post#207579    
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We still have an electric can opener we got with green stamps shortly after my wife and I were married.

 
Tiger69 
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Re: 2017 Recruits
06-12-16 10:42 AM - Post#207581    
    In response to sparman

Nooooooooooooo There goes my retirement trip around the world.

 
SRP 
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06-12-16 08:49 PM - Post#207584    
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We had the yellow Top Value stamps (courtesy of the Levittown, PA. Penn Fruit supermarket) as well as the green S&H stamps. There was even a storefront redemption center.near us if you didn't want to use the mail-order catalog. If they had varied art on the stamps they'd be collectors' items now.

 
Tiger81 
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06-29-16 04:53 AM - Post#208017    
    In response to SRP

My apologies, this is a post about a 2017 recruit, not S&H green stamps ...

http://www.app.com/story/sports/high-sch ool/basket...

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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06-29-16 08:09 AM - Post#208020    
    In response to Tiger81

He looks (on paper and in a few videos on YouTube)like a solid recruit.

My only low grade anxiety is that in the current era with 3-star and 4-star (maybe even a 5-star at Harvard?), can we remain competitive with 2-star recruits?

 
Tiger69 
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06-29-16 09:42 AM - Post#208024    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

There is a lot of talent in the NY-NJ area. With Spencer Weisz, Amir Bell, Miles Stephens, and now two more recruits we have tapped into a rich vein of that talent. A lot more efficient to scout than California or New England.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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06-29-16 11:38 AM - Post#208026    
    In response to Tiger69

We look good on paper this year, but then we lose Cook, Caruso, Weisz, Brase and Miller.

There is a lot of talent still remaining on the team, but I would love to see Pletak, Garza or Simmons sign on.

 
bradley 
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07-03-16 07:17 AM - Post#208074    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

As you point out, big losses for the 2017-18 season. I am somewhat surprised as to how strong the recruiting class was when Weisz and crew entered the program. There will be probably a significant drop off in leadership as Weisz is the glue and the other guys are solid team players.

Question is does Cannady and Brennan step up with Bell? I have a lot of confidence in Cannady, not sure about the others but let's enjoy this season which should be a good ride. It is time to get to the finish line and get the job done!

 
Tiger69 
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07-03-16 04:49 PM - Post#208078    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Can't find Simmons in recruits. More info?

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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07-03-16 05:33 PM - Post#208079    
    In response to Tiger69

"Jarod" Simmons Pittsburgh per Verbal Commits

 
Tiger69 
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07-03-16 11:26 PM - Post#208081    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

24/7 shows about a dozen schools recruiting Jarrod Simmons, but no Ivies.

 
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