Javonte Brown enters transfer portal

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People are acting like this kid is replaceable, it opens up another scholarship slot, blah blah blah. He's ONE SEMESTER into his time at UCONN and already he transfers? This IMO is a shot to the coaching staff and Hurley's program building effort more than anything. He CANNOT afford to go through the same garbage Ollie did with kids fleeing at the first sign of challenges. Cannot happen, at least not until he's got some pelts on the wall here. This is bad news.....four star freshmam seven footers don't grow on trees. Comparatively, Auriemma had put up 11 national titles when he lost the guts of his squad to the portal these past couple years. Then you can say 'it's a culture thing', because Auriemma has had proven success at this level. Not so with DH. He's still very, very much in the 'POC' phase for a major program.

Were I him, I'd be moving heaven and earth to get Javonte Brown Ferguson to stick around. But that's just me I'm sure most others will disagree because 'Whalley and Carlton might be coming back' or some such nonsense.
What could Hurley have promised him so he would have stayed?
 
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People are acting like this kid is replaceable, it opens up another scholarship slot, blah blah blah. He's ONE SEMESTER into his time at UCONN and already he transfers? This IMO is a shot to the coaching staff and Hurley's program building effort more than anything. He CANNOT afford to go through the same garbage Ollie did with kids fleeing at the first sign of challenges. Cannot happen, at least not until he's got some pelts on the wall here. This is bad news.....four star freshmam seven footers don't grow on trees. Comparatively, Auriemma had put up 11 national titles when he lost the guts of his squad to the portal these past couple years. Then you can say 'it's a culture thing', because Auriemma has had proven success at this level. Not so with DH. He's still very, very much in the 'POC' phase for a major program.

Were I him, I'd be moving heaven and earth to get Javonte Brown Ferguson to stick around. But that's just me I'm sure most others will disagree because 'Whalley and Carlton might be coming back' or some such nonsense.
lol wow. There's like 700 transfers every year now. You might be a little too worked up about this.
 

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Kids like Josh and Isaiah deserve so much appreciation after hearing this. IW wasn't getting much playing time early on in his career, stayed and got allot better. Josh could have transferred multiple times in his career and there he was playing angry as a backup senior vs DePaul after getting a DNP early on.
 
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I can't even begin to imagine what it's like to be a pretty young freshman on a team with a bunch of upperclassmen getting no playing time and living away from home for the first time during a pandemic that basically prevents you from interacting with other human beings or having any sort of college experience. Like I said before, I'm surprised he doesn't see things for what they are: he's young, he's raw, he's got plenty of time to get on the court as he matures / improves. Frankly, I assumed he had internalized the idea that he wasn't going to play much this year. But I won't second guess his decision.
 
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People are acting like this kid is replaceable, it opens up another scholarship slot, blah blah blah. He's ONE SEMESTER into his time at UCONN and already he transfers? This IMO is a shot to the coaching staff and Hurley's program building effort more than anything. He CANNOT afford to go through the same garbage Ollie did with kids fleeing at the first sign of challenges. Cannot happen, at least not until he's got some pelts on the wall here. This is bad news.....four star freshmam seven footers don't grow on trees. Comparatively, Auriemma had put up 11 national titles when he lost the guts of his squad to the portal these past couple years. Then you can say 'it's a culture thing', because Auriemma has had proven success at this level. Not so with DH. He's still very, very much in the 'POC' phase for a major program.

Were I him, I'd be moving heaven and earth to get Javonte Brown Ferguson to stick around. But that's just me I'm sure most others will disagree because 'Whalley and Carlton might be coming back' or some such nonsense.
Take a deep breath and relax
 

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People are acting like this kid is replaceable, it opens up another scholarship slot, blah blah blah. He's ONE SEMESTER into his time at UCONN and already he transfers? This IMO is a shot to the coaching staff and Hurley's program building effort more than anything. He CANNOT afford to go through the same garbage Ollie did with kids fleeing at the first sign of challenges. Cannot happen, at least not until he's got some pelts on the wall here. This is bad news.....four star freshmam seven footers don't grow on trees. Comparatively, Auriemma had put up 11 national titles when he lost the guts of his squad to the portal these past couple years. Then you can say 'it's a culture thing', because Auriemma has had proven success at this level. Not so with DH. He's still very, very much in the 'POC' phase for a major program.

Were I him, I'd be moving heaven and earth to get Javonte Brown Ferguson to stick around. But that's just me I'm sure most others will disagree because 'Whalley and Carlton might be coming back' or some such nonsense.

The more you read this, the funnier it gets
 
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I would be surprised if there was blanket extension of eligibility for winter sports.

It’s not needed.

As for Brown, seems shortsighted, but whatever. I forgot he was on the team.
How do you think they'll handle it? Really puts coaches in a tough position. With whatever the NCAA decides to do.
 
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How do you think they'll handle it? Really puts coaches in a tough position. With whatever the NCAA decides to do.
it's been handled, no?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/10/14/ncaa-winter-sports-extra-eligibility/
"The NCAA’s Division I Council voted to give eligibility relief to winter-sport athletes regardless of how many games they play during the 2020-21 academic year. Athletes now have the opportunity to play five seasons within a six-year span rather than the typical four seasons in five years."
 
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People are acting like this kid is replaceable, it opens up another scholarship slot, blah blah blah. He's ONE SEMESTER into his time at UCONN and already he transfers? This IMO is a shot to the coaching staff and Hurley's program building effort more than anything. He CANNOT afford to go through the same garbage Ollie did with kids fleeing at the first sign of challenges. Cannot happen, at least not until he's got some pelts on the wall here. This is bad news.....four star freshmam seven footers don't grow on trees. Comparatively, Auriemma had put up 11 national titles when he lost the guts of his squad to the portal these past couple years. Then you can say 'it's a culture thing', because Auriemma has had proven success at this level. Not so with DH. He's still very, very much in the 'POC' phase for a major program.

Were I him, I'd be moving heaven and earth to get Javonte Brown Ferguson to stick around. But that's just me I'm sure most others will disagree because 'Whalley and Carlton might be coming back' or some such nonsense.
The coach who recruited him isnt even here anymore, step away from the ledge dude.
 
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it's been handled, no?
We were both talking about how they handle the scholarship limits next year if players decide to come back for a 5th year. Look at the thread @tcf15 posted on the subject. The NCAA hasn't announced how they're going to handle it.
 
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People are acting like this kid is replaceable, it opens up another scholarship slot, blah blah blah. He's ONE SEMESTER into his time at UCONN and already he transfers? This IMO is a shot to the coaching staff and Hurley's program building effort more than anything. He CANNOT afford to go through the same garbage Ollie did with kids fleeing at the first sign of challenges. Cannot happen, at least not until he's got some pelts on the wall here. This is bad news.....four star freshmam seven footers don't grow on trees. Comparatively, Auriemma had put up 11 national titles when he lost the guts of his squad to the portal these past couple years. Then you can say 'it's a culture thing', because Auriemma has had proven success at this level. Not so with DH. He's still very, very much in the 'POC' phase for a major program.

Were I him, I'd be moving heaven and earth to get Javonte Brown Ferguson to stick around. But that's just me I'm sure most others will disagree because 'Whalley and Carlton might be coming back' or some such nonsense.

Hard to calculate how much hot sauce this dude gotta drank now

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Total speculation, but Lance Ware does not seem to be fitting at UK right now and I have a feeling he'll transfer. NJ guy that I think Hurley could reach out to.
Another stretch 4? I think we need guard depth and shooting. We’ll have 2 senior guards next year, Gaffney hasn’t looked great, Hawkins is like 6’6 now he’ll likely play a bunch of minutes at the 3. How about a top 100 2021 guard who can shoot like Jaylen Blakes in the late period?
 
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We were both talking about how they handle the scholarship limits next year if players decide to come back for a 5th year. Look at the thread @tcf15 posted on the subject. The NCAA hasn't announced how they're going to handle it.
fishy said "I would be surprised if there was blanket extension of eligibility for winter sports." that's what i was responding to. while related that is not the same issue as the scholarship limit.
 
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Another stretch 4? I think we need guard depth and shooting. We’ll have 2 senior guards next year, Gaffney hasn’t looked great, Hawkins is like 6’6 now he’ll likely play a bunch of minutes at the 3. How about a top 100 2021 guard who can shoot like Jaylen Blakes in the late period?
i agree another 4 is not the answer but another combo guard isnt either. samson weighs a whopping 205 lbs which is skinnier than akok. we need another C to backup sanogo.
 
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People are acting like this kid is replaceable, it opens up another scholarship slot, blah blah blah. He's ONE SEMESTER into his time at UCONN and already he transfers? This IMO is a shot to the coaching staff and Hurley's program building effort more than anything. He CANNOT afford to go through the same garbage Ollie did with kids fleeing at the first sign of challenges. Cannot happen, at least not until he's got some pelts on the wall here. This is bad news.....four star freshmam seven footers don't grow on trees. Comparatively, Auriemma had put up 11 national titles when he lost the guts of his squad to the portal these past couple years. Then you can say 'it's a culture thing', because Auriemma has had proven success at this level. Not so with DH. He's still very, very much in the 'POC' phase for a major program.

Were I him, I'd be moving heaven and earth to get Javonte Brown Ferguson to stick around. But that's just me I'm sure most others will disagree because 'Whalley and Carlton might be coming back' or some such nonsense.
Who hurt you, friend?
 
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i agree another 4 is not the answer but another combo gaurd isnt either. samson weighs a whopping 205 lbs which is skinnier than akok. we need another C to backup sanogo.
Does anyone know what role Springs will play (4? 5? 4/5?)? I'd imagine the answer to that would really steer the decision on a replacement for Javonte's spot.
 
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Does anyone know what role Springs will play (4? 5? 4/5?)? I'd imagine the answer to that would really steer the decision on a replacement for Javonte's spot.
From The Athletic:

Springs says he played the three when he was younger, and he’d love to expand his game to be able to play the four and five positions as well. When it comes to his perimeter game, he’s looking to prove himself as a capable option.
 

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This IMO is a shot to the coaching staff and Hurley's program building effort more than anything. He CANNOT afford to go through the same garbage Ollie did with kids fleeing at the first sign of challenges.
The kids left Ollie because there was not enough coaching and they were close enough to the dying corpse of the program to smell the stench and flee.
Brown is probably leaving because there is not enough playing time. That is not a demerit for either Hurley or the program. It is, quite the contrary, a sign that Hurley is tearing it up. It's a sign, as it were, of a thriving program.
 
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How does scholarship situation change if any of the seniors exercise their extra year
Polley coming back is not expected to count towards the 13 scholarship limit. It would
People are acting like this kid is replaceable, it opens up another scholarship slot, blah blah blah. He's ONE SEMESTER into his time at UCONN and already he transfers? This IMO is a shot to the coaching staff and Hurley's program building effort more than anything. He CANNOT afford to go through the same garbage Ollie did with kids fleeing at the first sign of challenges. Cannot happen, at least not until he's got some pelts on the wall here. This is bad news.....four star freshmam seven footers don't grow on trees. Comparatively, Auriemma had put up 11 national titles when he lost the guts of his squad to the portal these past couple years. Then you can say 'it's a culture thing', because Auriemma has had proven success at this level. Not so with DH. He's still very, very much in the 'POC' phase for a major program.

Were I him, I'd be moving heaven and earth to get Javonte Brown Ferguson to stick around. But that's just me I'm sure most others will disagree because 'Whalley and Carlton might be coming back' or some such nonsense.

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So what you want is for college basketball as a whole to go back to what it was in the 90s, as opposed to what it has become. Good luck with that.
 
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I thought Springs would transfer first. I think it’s strictly a playing time issue.
Yeah. But both Whaley and Carlton are seniors. And Sanago is looking to go pro after soph year. And no incoming recruit is a center.

So isn’t there a lot of PT to be had after this year?
 
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i agree another 4 is not the answer but another combo guard isnt either. samson weighs a whopping 205 lbs which is skinnier than akok. we need another C to backup sanogo.
Clingan decision/timeline has to play into this.. Dereck Lively ..Westtown C.. Not a bad Plan B..
 

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