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Was a foregone conclusion after the montage. We don't need kids that need this much individual attention to sign - never have.
 

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Who? Seriously good luck to him. Hope it works out.
 
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Was a foregone conclusion after the montage. We don't need kids that need this much individual attention to sign - never have.
A.) You've got to be kidding me.... B.) How do you even know he had anything to do with that and it wasn't just the coaches/principle who decided that? I think we can just move on to the next one without making faux reasons why he wasn't a good fit here in hindsight.
 

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Thread should read UVAVCU, just as he announced it.
 
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Yes, the UConn stuff was only a set-up. UConn's name was being used to brandish the decision. No tug-of-war at all.

Next year, UConn has VJ King and Mario Kegler coming up at the same position, and they will be selling the fact that Hamilton and Purvis are not going to be around in 2017, or at the most, they'll have one season left.
 
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Sucks we can't get these mid-tier recruits against schoold like VCU after we just won our 4th championship and have a new b-ball center. Maybe he really wanted to stay closer to home with still going to the b-ball school. VCU would fit that mold. Seem like family was a big sticking point for him.
 
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Sucks we can't get these mid-tier recruits against schoold like VCU after we just won our 4th championship and have a new b-ball center. Maybe he really wanted to stay closer to home with still going to the b-ball school. VCU would fit that mold. Seem like family was a big sticking point for him.
Can't fault a kid for that at all. Not like VCU is a bad landing spot either.
 
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Can't fault a kid for that at all. Not like VCU is a bad landing spot either.
I hate losing recruits to mid-majors, but VCU does seem to play fun ball. Not sure how that translates into the league, but I can see why players would be interested in it.
 
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good luck to him. seems like a nice kid.

but still...

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I understand that every recruiting situation is different. And I'm really not worried about UConn's future over losing a top ~70 player.

But it's still a little mystifying to me that they're losing these types of players to the VCUs, Tennessees and (potentially) UNLVs of the world.

Again, I'm not worried; just confused.
 
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I'm glad he didn't sign with us now we have a better chance at Newman if stone commit. At the end of the day Mack did what's best for him
 
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Well I said this before but if you look at UConn's depth chart at the 3 next year with Omar Calhoun being a senior and Daniel Hamilton a sophomore I think we're fine here and can certainly understand Mack's hesitancy of coming to UConn. Unless Hamilton leaves after a year (which I don't think he will) and Calhoun just never recovers (which I don't think is going to happen) UConn is in a pretty good position to go get an elite SF next year. I don't think Jones is coming to UConn either so forget that one also.
 
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Not as embarrassing as people making it seem the future of UConn basketball will be decided today. Really, it won't.

Can't find a happy medium in between there? I'm disappointed. He's a good player and he would have helped us. I don't think this is a crushing blow, but I also don't need to blast the kid for choosing a different school.
 
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