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Username Post: Zach Taylor Commits to Columbia        (Topic#22034)
Columbia 37P6 
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11-02-18 08:48 PM - Post#264119    

Zach Taylor, a 6'2" shooting guard from St. Stephens in Austin, Texas has committed to Columbia.

https://www.prephoops.com/2018/10/zach-taylor-t o-c...

 
Dr. V 
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11-03-18 08:16 AM - Post#264128    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Interesting. He's variously listed as a PG, a combo guard and a shooting guard. Given that we've already taken two wings, my guess is that he is being viewed as a PG for us.

 
Dr. V 
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11-03-18 10:03 AM - Post#264134    
    In response to Dr. V

On two different top 100 TX players in his class lists, he was listed, respectively, as # 80 and #69

 
cc66 
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Zach Taylor Commits to Columbia
11-03-18 03:02 PM - Post#264144    
    In response to Dr. V

It's good at last to get someone who is ranked. He is probably going to be a PG understudy, for Smith next year, and presumably Bibbs for a year after that.

Edited by cc66 on 11-03-18 03:04 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Columbia 37P6 
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11-03-18 09:13 PM - Post#264157    
    In response to cc66

Taylor appears to be a very athletic "under the radar" recruit with huge potential. I do agree with Dr. V that our coaching staff is likely viewing Taylor as a potential point guard. Taylor has very little highlight film on on the Internet, but one short film clip does have him making a spectacular pass.

 
Silver Maple 
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11-03-18 10:19 PM - Post#264163    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Oh God, here we go again. Another player with 'huge upside.'

 
Dr. V 
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11-04-18 08:11 AM - Post#264176    
    In response to Silver Maple

Exuberance is not my own style, but hey, dreaming about recruits is like fantasizing about the upcoming season during spring training. If not then, then when?

 
penn nation 
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11-04-18 09:51 AM - Post#264183    
    In response to Dr. V

Too bad he did not play in the Bernandini era. Tippecanoe and Tyler, too.

 
Columbia 37P6 
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11-04-18 12:32 PM - Post#264191    
    In response to penn nation

Silver, thanks for noting that the descriptive phrase "under the radar" does not necessarily mean that a recruit has a high upside. Logically, I always thought otherwise, but maybe you are right.

 
FlaQuaker 
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11-04-18 02:29 PM - Post#264194    
    In response to penn nation

Tippecanoe was William Henry Harrison, not Zachary Taylor. Taylor was "Old Rough and Ready".

 
penn nation 
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11-04-18 02:35 PM - Post#264195    
    In response to FlaQuaker

I know. Just trying to get in all of the greatest hits from the 40s, with apologies to Polk.

 
Chet Forte 
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11-05-18 11:02 AM - Post#264255    
    In response to penn nation

All you students for the immortal Jim Shenton: It is Tyler, as in Tippecanoe and Tyler too. John Tyler was the VP candidate who succeeded the first Harrison. Zachary Taylor was the 12th president.


 
AntiUngvar 
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11-05-18 12:33 PM - Post#264274    
    In response to Chet Forte

Yes, Chet! Yet another nugget of wisdom directly from you: James Shenton from Passaic, NJ (the one & only, Mr. Columbia, no matter what Ungvar's 20/400 vision tells him). Like CU student-athletes Rick Forzani, Paul Kaliades, Stephen Pellino, Gary Raimondo, Gabe Stefaninni & the immortal Chet Forte: all gifts bestowed upon the old school in Morningside Heights by the Garden State. Much more than can be said for more densely populated regions such as Forest Hills, NY which has only given us Arthur Garfunkel and a certain sorry nebbish from Hungary whose real name fortunately escapes me right now.


 
palestra38 
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11-05-18 12:49 PM - Post#264279    
    In response to AntiUngvar

Paul Simon?

BTW, Trump grew up in Jamaica Estates, not Forest Hills. That's about 4-5 miles down the road, on the other side of St. John's University.

 
Mike Valmas 
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11-05-18 01:15 PM - Post#264287    
    In response to AntiUngvar

You're a tool.

 
AntiUngvar 
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11-05-18 09:20 PM - Post#264352    
    In response to palestra38

You know Paul Simon's a Queens College boy; and you also know that POTUS (Praise the Lord!) has no Columbia affiliation; though he and several members of his family do have a clear connection with one of the IL member schools- you may have been calling baseball games when he was a member of school's varsity roster.


 
palestra38 
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11-05-18 09:57 PM - Post#264357    
    In response to AntiUngvar

No broadcasts of Penn baseball. I do not believe he played varsity baseball at Penn. And I am in the class of '78, so no Trump while I was there.

And his daddy bought his way in...and he graduated with no honors, despite his repeated claims to the NY Times that he was graduated 1st in his class.

What kind of person lies about his class standing when it is readily ascertained by the honors records at commencement?

 
penn nation 
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11-05-18 11:07 PM - Post#264361    
    In response to palestra38

  • palestra38 Said:

What kind of person lies about his class standing when it is readily ascertained by the honors records at commencement?



Um, the same kind of person who brags his inauguration was the most well attended ever, when it is readily debunked by publicly available visual evidence?


 
Mike Valmas 
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11-06-18 08:32 AM - Post#264375    
    In response to AntiUngvar

Sports Gerald, not politics.

 
AntiUngvar 
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11-06-18 11:34 AM - Post#264383    
    In response to penn nation

Yes, and what you and your fine UPenn colleague are writing about does dovetail quite nicely with the world of men's amateur basketball! Once upon time, there was a Jesuit Catholic university in our nation's capital coached by John Thompson, Sr.; and a bedrock principle for Coach Thompson, one that helped him win 600 games was the following: play a relentless full court pressure defense using a dozen or so long, athletic and aggressive AfricanAmerican kids who were never afraid to foul- in fact, those Georgetown teams may have "fouled" on every opponent possession between 1972 and 1999; but a lot of those "fouls" have never appeared in the record books as such. The truth is that people have to survive their everyday lives; and if you wanted to work regularly as a basketball official in the Big East Conference , you couldn't simply go on the court with a zeal for for calling all the fouls against John Thompson's defense. So, in my view, those Thompson teams often got through games with a a significant portion of fouls not being called against them. Similarly, this President looks at every pronouncement as another opportunity to get away with a lie. So he lies, lies and lies some more- just as the officials couldn't keep up with all of the Georgetown fouls, our media watchdogs can hardly keep up with all of POTUS's lies, and are made to look badly if they even attempt to do so. So a good part of the country probably still believes that Barack Obama was born in Kenya and that our President was once the valedictorian at Penn. When a foul was called against John Thompson, he'd act as though he were being picked on; and whenever this President's lie is challenged, you can only be certain that no apology will ever follow.
Foul, foul and foul some more; lie, lie, and lie again- interesting strategies, both (as much as I hate to admit it.)


 
Mike Valmas 
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11-06-18 04:38 PM - Post#264418    
    In response to AntiUngvar

Are you high?

 
Columbia 37P6 
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11-06-18 05:44 PM - Post#264433    
    In response to Mike Valmas

Hey Anti, as usual, all great stuff, but Gary Raimondo was not from the Garden State. He's from Buffalo.

 
AntiUngvar 
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11-07-18 12:08 AM - Post#264590    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Sir,
Thanks for that correction on Raimondo- at least I knew for sure he wasn't from Forest Hills. You seem to be quite knowledgeable, and a person of good character. That stated, I'll now make an effort to follow your lead, and take the high road (for as long as I can stand it; which may be till this coming Saturday night!)



 
AntiUngvar 
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11-07-18 12:24 AM - Post#264592    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

BTW: Your man Kyle Castlin had a very productive beginning to his post Columbia career last night in Xavier's opening day win over IUPIU.
Kyle apparently started at guard and accumulated 9 points and 8 rebounds.
Hope he stays healthy all season long.


 
Chet Forte 
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11-07-18 08:37 AM - Post#264605    
    In response to AntiUngvar

Kyle deserved better. Why Hickman started over him still boggles the mind.


 
AntiUngvar 
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11-07-18 10:15 AM - Post#264621    
    In response to Chet Forte

Yes, Chet; hopefully Mr. Castlin's hard work and stick-toitivenesswill really pay off over the course of the next five months.
I apologize, however, in that I spat out the moniker for Xavier's opponent of last night incorrectly; that should have read, IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; with their most famous basketball alumnus being George Hill, presently playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers).

Here's the box score for Kyle's debut in Cincinnati last night where they drew a full house of 10,250 spectators:

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketba ll/boxsco...



 
Dr. V 
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11-07-18 04:51 PM - Post#264702    
    In response to Chet Forte

Chet, if memory serves, no one, neither Hickman or anyone else, started over Castlin when he was fully healed and fully in shape.

 
Chet Forte 
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11-07-18 06:08 PM - Post#264706    
    In response to Dr. V

Hickman remained the starter after Castlin was healthy. Some bloggers said it was good strategy to bring in the better player for the lesser player at the first time out. I thought it was nutty and cost us a few wins.


 
Chet Forte 
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11-07-18 06:09 PM - Post#264707    
    In response to Chet Forte

And if Castlin can start for Xavier he sure could have started for us.


 
Chet Forte 
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11-07-18 06:11 PM - Post#264708    
    In response to Chet Forte

Last night Castlin played close to 30 minutes and was third on the Xavier team for minutes played. He never came close to those minutes last year. It still steams me up to think about how he was underutilized. And in a lousy year Instill remember his game saying block at the end of the Dartmouth game.


 
Dr. V 
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11-08-18 09:03 AM - Post#264776    
    In response to Chet Forte

Chet, after a player recovers from his injury, he then has to show at practice that he is fully back in game shape. In what game do you think that Castlin was back in game shape that he did not start?

 
Chet Forte 
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11-08-18 05:00 PM - Post#264857    
    In response to Dr. V

You got me there, Dr. V, but my unaided recollection is that Kyle was ready to go for the second half of the Ivy season but was still not starting.


 
Dr. V 
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11-08-18 11:17 PM - Post#264906    
    In response to Chet Forte

Respectfully, I don’t think that was the case. We couldn’t wait until he could fully come back.

 
AntiUngvar 
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11-10-18 07:56 PM - Post#265171    
    In response to Chet Forte

Chet:
Another starting, 29-minute, contributory performance by Mr. Castlin this afternoon in Cincinnati, as Xavier won for the second time- this over Evansville in front of an overflow crowd of 10,533. Kyle never averaged as many 29 minutes per game while at CU; and the only other times he's played in front of this many spectators were Tuesday in Xavier's opener, and in his freshman year, when Columbia traveled to Lexington to play Kentucky.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketba ll/boxsco...


 
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