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Username Post: Cambridge        (Topic#22932)
internetter 
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03-19-19 02:07 PM - Post#282079    

Some site says he's transferring somewhere, may not play Wed.

UNCONFIRMED
west coast fan


 
internetter 
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03-19-19 02:23 PM - Post#282081    
    In response to internetter

https://www.golocalprov.com/sports/desmond-cambri d...
west coast fan


 
palestra38 
Professor
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03-19-19 02:26 PM - Post#282082    
    In response to internetter

Wow.

 
rbg 
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03-19-19 02:40 PM - Post#282084    
    In response to palestra38

Wow may be an understatement.

Obviously not sure what led to this decision, but transferring did not work out so well for the last highly rated mid-major player (Leland King) from Brown.

 
Go Green 
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03-19-19 02:42 PM - Post#282085    
    In response to rbg


Dartmouth can tell you how frustrating it is for this to happen to a program trying to become competitive....


 
SRP 
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03-19-19 03:33 PM - Post#282093    
    In response to Go Green

He sure can't complain that Martin put a leash on him.

 
HGA 
Freshman
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Loc: New York
Reg: 10-16-18
03-19-19 03:49 PM - Post#282100    
    In response to SRP

It is a shame and a big loss to the program.

 
HGA 
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Loc: New York
Reg: 10-16-18
03-19-19 03:51 PM - Post#282101    
    In response to rbg

From what I heard, King did not enjoy his time at Brown and it wasn't because he "thought the grass was greener" somewhere else.


 
Ever True 
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Age: 23
Reg: 02-02-15
03-19-19 03:52 PM - Post#282103    
    In response to SRP

https://twitter.com/dizzydez24/status/110 808943594...

From his twitter account.

That’s tough news to get right before your first post-season game in 5 years. There’s a lot of talent on this team and I’m optimistic about the players Mike has coming in for next season, but that’s a gut blow. Most of all, I’ll miss seeing Cambridge play. The energy, the excitement that he brought to the game was infectious and he made watching Brown basketball fun. I wish he was sticking around to see out his four years because I think he could have been part of something special, but I wish him all the best and hope his next team helps him fulfill whatever goals he has set for himself.

 
bballfan24 
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Reg: 02-09-19
03-19-19 04:16 PM - Post#282111    
    In response to Ever True

Very short sighted for Cambridge -- he is talented , but he is not top 20 school talented and he is tossing away an Ivy league education. No one is going to give him the green light like martin did -- -- this kid threw up 20 shots a game -and his shooting was horrible during ivy league play --

 
internetter 
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03-19-19 04:29 PM - Post#282117    
    In response to bballfan24

It's official: https://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20190319/...
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penn nation 
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03-19-19 04:57 PM - Post#282120    
    In response to internetter

Couldn't this have waited until after post-season play?

Couldn't he have allowed himself and his teammates the experience of post-season play together before then making this announcement? What was gained by the timing here?

 
Go Green 
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03-19-19 05:01 PM - Post#282122    
    In response to penn nation

  • penn nation Said:
What was gained by the timing here?



The most charitable explanation is that he wished for Brown to begin moving on without him ASAP. Compare what Boudreaux did to Dartmouth (i.e., leaving in the middle of training camp).

A less charitable explanation is that he hasn't decided on his next school and doesn't want to risk injury before he has that scholarship in hand.

 
HGA 
Freshman
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Loc: New York
Reg: 10-16-18
03-19-19 05:17 PM - Post#282126    
    In response to Go Green

Only he knows. Would've rode it out until season end.

 
Bruno 
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Reg: 11-21-04
03-19-19 05:51 PM - Post#282130    
    In response to HGA

It's so disappointing on so many levels, not the least of which is that Brown has a chance to gain its first-ever 20-win season, and it would be nice to have Dez around for that.

His leaving Brown is an absolute body blow. There is no question about that. But many of us - myself included - have been expecting this might happen. I was wondering about it after his freshman year, and after his non-conference season, it got more real. What I didn't know was the role the Ivy season played in making that happen - whether it would limit his options as to places he could transfer, or whether it would make him more actively seek out a team where opponents wouldn't key on him as much.

The news completely sucks, and takes some of the air out of Wednesday's game, for starters. But it's not a shocker.

Leland King, by the way, ended up doing fine basketball-wise. He had a huge grad year for CSSB, and they ended up being a pretty good team. Unfortunately, he forfeited the Ivy degree. So what you hope for Dez is that the school he's transferring to either a) gets him to the NBA or b) gets him an ample degree.
LET'S go BRU-no (duh. nuh. nuh-nuh-nuh)


 
mrjames 
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Reg: 11-21-04
03-19-19 05:58 PM - Post#282131    
    In response to Bruno

I’ve learned my lesson sharing unpopular views on here surrounding transfers, but I don’t know that I’m as doom and gloom about next year’s prospects or the future prospects of the program because of this.

That being said, it clearly takes something out of the CBI game/run.

 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
PhD Student
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Loc: New Jersey
Reg: 01-21-14
03-19-19 06:00 PM - Post#282132    
    In response to Bruno

Feel awful for those involved in the Brown program. King, Massey and now Cambridge. No idea what the connection is, but it's gotta be there.

Noticed that Cambridge went off on his own near the end of the big win at Princeton. Showboating and making very poor decisions - Martin had to pull him. Wondered quietly what that meant.

Cambridge is a unique talent. The league will miss him.

 
Bill Lewis 
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Loc: Santa Cruz, CA
Reg: 12-23-04
03-19-19 06:57 PM - Post#282141    
    In response to Bruno


"Leland King, by the way, ended up doing fine basketball-wise. He had a huge grad year for CSSB"

Do you mean the University of California - Santa Barbara?








 
Bruno 
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Loc: Brooklyn, NY
Reg: 11-21-04
03-19-19 07:07 PM - Post#282142    
    In response to Bill Lewis

Sorry - UC Santa Barbara. Not Cal State.
LET'S go BRU-no (duh. nuh. nuh-nuh-nuh)


 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
PhD Student
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Loc: New Jersey
Reg: 01-21-14
03-19-19 07:58 PM - Post#282145    
    In response to Bill Lewis

2017-18 First Team All Big West
15.6ppg
10.2rpg

Averaged a double double

 
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