2016 Recruiting: SF Justin Jackson (picks Maryland)

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  1. boog204

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    Oregon's facilities are another world nice. Knight funnels money into that program so anyone who goes and visits will be impressed. Makes perfect sense while the parents may be enamored. They see the potential for serious $$ down the road. JJ probably just sees the basketball side.
     
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  2. CGarr

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    You know we do have a brand new 40 million dollar state of the art practice facility? Every college bball writer whose stepped foot in it compares it to the taj mahal. After googling Oregon's basketball practice facility, I'll take ours over theirs.

    Now, if Justin plans on playing QB, yes I can see him and his parents being enamored with the football facility.
     
  3. husky99

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    This is a hot button topic for you. So just asking. The nike money that funds insane facilities and a seriously ugly basketball court has limited to no impact on Canadian players picking Oregon. Just asking. Seems like a closed mindset.
     
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  4. husky99

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  5. Gringo

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    No it's not. You really don't think Nike's relationship with Oregon is a deciding factor for some recruits. It's certainly not a bad thing and not the same as UConn's relationship with Nike.
     
  6. husky99

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    His mind is made up ..
     
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  7. AntG168

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    Continue...lol
     
  8. fleudslipcon

    fleudslipcon We are still UConn!!

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  9. selles

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    I doubt that Mennenga is the main factor given that Oregon had a Canadian pipeline going well before he got there in 2014-15.

    You may be completely right that everything's on the up and up with Canadian recruiting. But I think it's fair for people who lived through the Kasongo recruitment in real time to have a jaundiced eye toward recruiting battles with Oregon over Canadians. Even if we acknowledge that Kasongo is a chucklehead and that the uniquely dirty Brandon Bender lent his talents to the situation, that whole thing was still extraordinarily odd.
     
  10. HooperScooper

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    Yup. One of my neighbors' daughters was being recruited for D1 lacrosse and instead of going to one of the established east coast powers she went to Oregon. Even the facilities for women's lacrosse were amazing and she fell for it.
     
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    Yeah, they probably have better facilities for sports like softball and lacrosse. That doesn't really carry to basketball, where we have state of the art facilities.
     
  12. husky99

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    Cgarr would seriously challenge this:)
     
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  13. ConnHuskBask

    ConnHuskBask Shut Em Down!

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    So, we lost him?


    Someone confirm with a "NEXT!"
     
  14. superjohn

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    Wait, someone is trying to contend that being Phil Knight University isn't a big help for Oregon recruiting???
     
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    You actually know something? 99 said his mind is made up but so far no indication as to where.
     
  17. fleudslipcon

    fleudslipcon We are still UConn!!

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    They know as much as you do!
     
  18. husky99

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    I was talking CGARR not JJ
     
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  19. CallMeBruce

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    I wanted to see how far this could go before I corrected them.
     
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  20. tcf15

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    I don't think anybody is arguing that, but I'm not surprised this whole thing started with an out of context comment from Chief.
     
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  21. UChusky916

    UChusky916 Making the board a little less insufferable

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    Isn't every comment from Chief out of context?
     
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    Of course facilities are a factor. Luckily ours is better than 99% of the schools on this planet. Gampel is a classic/historic college arena and Hartford is well Hartford. Bottom line is we are not losing the facilities battle to anyone.

    My focus is on the people who make it seem like some underhanded deals are going on (ie Stone and now Jackson). Like we're going to lose him because Nike wants him in Oregon to help Phil Knight's team. It's just not the case. Otherwise they'd have unbelievable recruiting classes every year. No doubt underhanded stuff is going on at a smaller level (like coaches looking to advance their careers) but there is no large corporate conspiracy here.
     
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  23. Mooch82

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    Ahhh...got it, sorry.
     
  24. fleudslipcon

    fleudslipcon We are still UConn!!

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    It would be corporate suicide.
    Some of the concern is not with Nike, but with some of the Canadian handlers having a shady past. At least there were some article written about the Canadian handler of Kasango. Not sure who the people handling JJ are.
     
  25. tcf15

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    His mom and dad.
     
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