UConn parts ways with Zach Brown

Discussion in 'UConn Men's Basketball' started by kylemac, May 5, 2016.

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  1. UCweCONN

    UCweCONN Let's do this!

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    His brother was a player too but fell victim to the pull of the streets. I wonder if the same did/will happen to him.
     
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  2. Worldwide

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    Totally agree with you. No reason for him not to get off the bench some of those games. He would of been better off at the end of the season and this year.
     
  3. krinklecut

    krinklecut Class of '11

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    Facey too. There were long stretches of the season where it seemed like KO and co forgot they had SO and KF on the bench. Granted, we don't know what was happening behind the scenes, but it definitely didn't seem like either of them got enough minutes.
     
  4. James

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    Its like the season never happened, apparently enoch was a better option than brimah lol. what a joke.
     
  5. krinklecut

    krinklecut Class of '11

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    You do recognize that Brimah got injured and missed a bunch of games, right...?
     
  6. Stairmaster

    Stairmaster Stainmaster?

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    Big Ern brings a lot to the board that quite a few of us enjoy. Especially when using sanity as a weapon against those having temper tantrums.
     
  7. Stairmaster

    Stairmaster Stainmaster?

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    I've just come to the conclusion that people hate Brimah because he a) looks aesthetically unappealing and b) is a foreigner who was ahead of a CT native on the depth chart. It explains a lot actually.
     
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  8. HooperScooper

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    The general consensus seems to be that his support network is one of his biggest issues. So I'm not sure being close to that will help him.
     
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  9. Tenspro2002

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    Eh, the writing has been on the wall for a little while now. To be honest, as time has gone on, his ranking has dropped, and we've heard words like "raw" and "project" associated with him, this is looking like less and less of a loss.
     
  10. Rocktheworld

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    Which is weird, because wasn't he taken in to an incredibly well-off family like in the Michael Oher story?
     
  11. rip7774

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    Kudos to the staff for handling it the right way so no hard feelings!

    Also love that it was handled early so they had time to scout Richards and the other center and be ahead of the game. Really impressed with their foresight on this so we aren't scrambling to get a kid not really equipped to play at this level late in the game.

    Best of luck to Zach, no hard feelings by anyone on this one.
     
  12. David 76

    David 76 Forty years a fan

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    Wealthy families can be a problem too.
     
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  13. David 76

    David 76 Forty years a fan

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    Good job by KO

    Best wishes for Zach.
     
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  14. Woof 101

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    What leads you to believe there are all grown / mature men that comment on this site? :confused: ;)

    Obviously there are always a few in the dark. ?
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    Nope none at all...Love any reference to the bass though. :)

    Nope, there are always folks surprised by the most common and or predictable events. Then again to be fair who would think getting tossed out of a prep school for fighting would create a problem? :rolleyes:
     
  15. husky99

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    Take with a grain of salt but the rumor is that ollie say pics of brown taking an escalator.
    But seriously brown has a car crash running his recruiting. Best of luck...
     
  16. The Viking

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    You knew he wasn't coming here once his country band started getting huge.
     
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    Watch the name calling internet tough guy
     
  18. Candyman34

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    Its actually the kids temper that seems to be the main issue.
    • The rumor that he punched a ref 2 years ago.
    • In December he got suspended by the Florida High School basketball committee people for fighting.
    • He transfers to Putnam in Jan. and then right away he gets kicked out of Putnam for fighting.
    The pattern is clear.
     
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  19. Danzz

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    Brown will find another place to play basketball and UConn will sign more players. Brown's future is a much more important issue and I hope things go well for him moving forward. He has already been through a lot.
     
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    He gets overzealous sometimes and needs to be smacked down from time to time, but I do like him. And any of the "I'm not allowed to say anything negative" complaints deserve what they get . . .
     
  21. HooperScooper

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    This from the recruiting analyst from TOS who handles Florida:

    According to multiple sources, unfortunately for Zach, very few positive things happened after his guardian transferred him from Miami Beach High School to Miami High School.

    That's not an indictment of MHS per se, more about poor decisions by one adult.

    I am actually very concerned about Zach.

    I also have to give Coach Ollie a lot of credit for hanging in there with the young man for so long. Several big programs started backing off him around April 2015, and not because of poor play.
     
  22. krinklecut

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    I honestly got worried after this tweet. After watching the Vice doc it was clear that his mother was not looking out for his best interests. You can't blame a kid for wanting to stay close to family, but that family seemed toxic.
     
  23. UconnFanNVa

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    When I saw that video documentary with him in it, i was concerned about him. But he said all the right things and at the end of the day I thought hey if Ollie wants him, there must be something there that I cant see. Looks like Ollie is saying, i thought there was something there to work with, but this kid isnt meeting me half way. Sounds like Zach throw away a great opportunity. hopefully for him, in spite of his home life drama he can do something positive with his life.
     
  24. uconnell

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    Well stated Danzz.
     
  25. Chief00

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    I said weeks ago it wasn't playing out well. No news here today - the cards had already been dealt.
     
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