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Username Post: Cambridge        (Topic#22932)
rbg 
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05-02-19 08:43 AM - Post#284098    
    In response to Bruno

On Saturday April 27th he tweeted, "It has been a long and grueling process, but the wait is finally over. I will be making my decision Monday, at 8:00 EST! Stay tuned."

On Thursday May 2nd, around 12:30 am, he tweeted, "Still alive and well!! Everything that glitters ain't gold. All apart of the process! Trust it!"

Sorry I don't have the links right for those tweets right now.

Here is something from last night's Tennessean paper.
https://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/ va...

- Desmond Cambridge, a high-scoring guard at Brown University, is considering a transfer to Vanderbilt or Virginia Tech. He is a former Ensworth player and brother of Vanderbilt women’s basketball player Jordyn Cambridge.

Desmond Cambridge tweeted that he would announce his choice on Monday, but he never publicly picked a school. It’s uncertain if Vanderbilt pulled his offer to transfer or if Cambridge is reconsidering his options. -

 
PennFan10 
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05-02-19 06:47 PM - Post#284122    
    In response to rbg

Oops

https://twitter.com/dezcambridgejr/status /11240607...

 
HGA 
Freshman
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Loc: New York
Reg: 10-16-18
05-02-19 07:37 PM - Post#284124    
    In response to PennFan10

Sh*t happens...too many moving parts! A transfer with two years remaining (a 3 year scholarship) is a lot more complicated than one out of high school, where they’ve been following you for some time and have you plotted. Wishing Dez the best, but he’ll be fine.

 
palestra38 
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05-03-19 06:01 AM - Post#284131    
    In response to HGA

This may be the reason with respect to VT:

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/college/ un...

 
jst4245 
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Age: 45
Reg: 05-23-12
05-03-19 01:51 PM - Post#284149    
    In response to palestra38

we are assuming here that he actually held offers from Stanford, VT, and Vandy in the first place? Two of those schools just hired new coaches and had not yet named their respective coaching staffs. someone will take him, but from the outside looking in (and considering there are 500 names in the transfer portal) it appears there isn't a ton of current definitive interest. also haven't heard of any schools bringing him on campus for an "official" visit which is very telling in itself. hopefully he can get it sorted out

 
palestra38 
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05-03-19 02:15 PM - Post#284151    
    In response to jst4245

Why on earth would he have tweeted out that he was deciding on Monday then?

 
Bruno 
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05-03-19 10:23 PM - Post#284176    
    In response to jst4245

I too am gleaning that this wasn’t necessarily real. Which is utterly confounding.
LET'S go BRU-no (duh. nuh. nuh-nuh-nuh)


 
HGA 
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Loc: New York
Reg: 10-16-18
05-04-19 02:23 AM - Post#284180    
    In response to Bruno

Come on! They were probably real at some point, but with too many moving parts (coaches, time of year, etc.) — the challenges of being a transfer. It’ll work itself out.

 
rbg 
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05-06-19 10:32 PM - Post#284236    
    In response to HGA

http://nevadasportsnet.com/sports/mens-basketbal l/...

- Commitments: SF Eric Parrish (6-6/195, three stars, No. 7 JuCo product); PG/SG Kane Milling (6-4/165, unrated); PF Zane Meeks (6-9/210, three stars)

Known official visitors: Eric Parrish (Oct. 13); Kuany Kuany (April 27); Zane Meeks (May 4); Desmond Cambridge (May 5)

Remaining scholarships: Three (at minimum; number could rise depending on situation of Lindsey Drew, Jordan Brown and Shamiel Stevenson) -

- Current hot target
Desmond Cambridge

In short: The transfer from Brown, visiting right now, was the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2017-18 before averaging 15.7 points (fourth in the Ivy league), 3.8 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals per game as a sophomore. A 6-foot-4, 180 pound guard with roots in Nashville and New Jersey, Cambridge is a high-volume shooting, hitting 37.2 percent of his shots as a sophomore, including 31.8 percent from three (on 8.0 attempts per game). He was a little more accurate as a freshman, posting marks of 40.1 and 33.5 percent, respectively. Cambridge would have to sit out the 2019-20 season under NCAA transfer rules and would have two years of eligibility remaining. He originally had a final three of Vanderbilt, Stanford and Virginia Tech before eliminating Stanford. He was an unranked prospect coming out of high school. -



 
internetter 
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05-07-19 02:28 PM - Post#284260    
    In response to rbg

Check out @IvyHoopsOnline’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/IvyHoopsOnline/status /11258220...
west coast fan


 
HGA 
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05-07-19 02:39 PM - Post#284261    
    In response to internetter

All the best to Dez!

 
Bruno 
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Cambridge
05-07-19 06:18 PM - Post#284277    
    In response to HGA

As I was when Leland King went to Nevada, I’m similarly ambivalent about this move for Cambridge.

I hate that it’s a degree from Nevada. I like that it’s a team that was a top 30ish team the past two seasons. I don’t like that they’ll suck next year returning virtually nobody and won’t likely be a top 100 team next year. I like that given that Dez will very likely have room to play.

At the end of the day, a Mountain West conference team isn’t going to help Cambridge get NBA looks. If anything he was a more interesting prospect at Brown. I’d hoped for more for him.

Let’s hope he fits there and gets a chance to play, and that the year off helps him mature.

LET'S go BRU-no (duh. nuh. nuh-nuh-nuh)


Edited by Bruno on 05-07-19 06:20 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
rbg 
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05-13-19 08:30 AM - Post#284429    
    In response to Bruno

http://nevadasportsnet.com/news/reporters/nevada -l...

- “Coach (Steve) Alford and the staff, they were really open about everything," Cambridge said. "The culture here is all about family and everything is here to get me to the next level. And they have connections that can go a long way. I just love this place.” -

- Since he's a transfer, Cambridge must redshirt next season and will have two years of eligibility at Nevada starting in 2020-21. He originally trimmed his list of potential destinations to Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Stanford in late April before re-opening his recruitment. That's when Nevada's new staff reached out.

“It was really just out of the blue," Cambridge said. "I didn’t really know anybody. The original coaching staff had made connections when I first went in the transfer portal. I went down to my final three and reopened it and then (Nevada assistant) Coach (Kory) Barnett and the new coaching staff reached back out.” -

- “I’m just a pure elite scorer," Cambridge said. "I think I can transfer that easily to here and I did play against San Diego State and I had a really good game and that should be enough for the fans to know. During the (redshirt) year, I plan on working on my shot selection and knowing what good shots are and what bad shots are, and I want to improve my overall game making reads and making plays for other people. -

- Cambridge, originally from Tennessee, was an unranked player coming out of high school before lifting his profile at Brown. He's hopeful his younger brother, Devan, a 6-foot-6 guard who played last season for Hillcrest Prep in Phoenix will join him at Nevada at some point. The younger Cambridge averaged 13 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.3 blocks, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals per game for Hillcrest, a national-level program teeming with high-major players. He shot 49 percent from the field, including 38 percent from three.

“My brother is the most athletic dude in the country," Cambridge said. "I’ll definitely try and get him up here. He may have to go through another channel, maybe JuCo route, but I definitely want to get him up here.” -

 
SRP 
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05-13-19 02:53 PM - Post#284461    
    In response to rbg

Think he needs to learn how to score off the dribble before he could be called an “elite” scorer.

 
palestra38 
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05-13-19 03:34 PM - Post#284462    
    In response to SRP

He was an elite talent for the Ivies---not an elite scorer nor an elite defender. He can use a year to work on his game. But any Ivy would have liked to have had him.

 
weinhauers_ghost 
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05-13-19 04:16 PM - Post#284465    
    In response to palestra38

  • palestra38 Said:
He was an elite talent for the Ivies---not an elite scorer nor an elite defender. He can use a year to work on his game. But any Ivy would have liked to have had him.



Cambridge had a level of athleticism that made him a tough matchup for most Ivy guards. As p38 so aptly put it, his scoring and defense weren't quite at the same level.

 
Go Green 
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05-13-19 07:41 PM - Post#284470    
    In response to palestra38

  • palestra38 Said:
But any Ivy would have liked to have had him.



Yes, indeed.

And I respectfully disagree with those who insist that the same is true for Andreas Jackson and Guillen Smith.

 
Bruno 
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05-13-19 09:19 PM - Post#284473    
    In response to weinhauers_ghost

His game is spectacular and limited. He couldn’t score off the bounce - just did not have that rhythm. Didn’t finish at the rim unless it was an alley-oop. What Ivy teams figured out was to overplay him because he was never going to take you to the hole so overplay and guard against the pull-up, which he did well. He is at his core an athletic jump shooter with a high release (for any conference), meaning he could get his shot off against anybody. But that same high release had enough unstable moving parts to make him a rhythm shooter who was either ridiculously on or ridiculously off. I think he is a plus athlete in Division 1 basketball with genuine talent, but he will only be a difference maker for a top 50 program if he can translate that athleticism into confidence getting inside.

He is not a great positional defender. But his shot blocking was absolutely spectacular. The best I’ve seen for an Ivy guard.
LET'S go BRU-no (duh. nuh. nuh-nuh-nuh)


 
james 
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05-15-19 11:58 AM - Post#284528    
    In response to Bruno

that’s a tough trade. Brown to Nevada? That kid has been broken since Oni dunked on him.
Hope he figures it out bc he’s young but who transfers out of the Ivy League to go midmajor. Ouch

 
SRP 
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05-15-19 01:17 PM - Post#284540    
    In response to james

Bruno gives an excellent description of Cambridge’s game. When his energy and leaping ability found the rhythm of the game he could be spectacular at both ends. And if you didn’t crowd him he was more likely to get rolling. But that does not match his apparent self-perception as an elite scorer.

 
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