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I think Akol Arop, Lat Mayen, and Eduardo Andre have the least chance at starting. This whole pandemic thing is really going to benefit the more experienced, veteran players aside from the uber talented recruits.

 

Yvan Ouedraogo and Thorir Thorbjarnarson both have atleast a years worth of experience under HCFH and playing B1G ball

Dalano Banton, Shamiel Stevenson, and Derrick Walker all have a year under with HCFH and are experienced collegiate athletes

Kobe Webster has a lot of experience and is clearly intelligent (or at the very least studious) since he graduated in 3 years 

Teddy Allen is a hooper. That is that.

Kobe King, if eligible, is experienced not only in high major bball but also in the B1G

 

Assuming all summer bball workouts and conditioning sessions get wiped out (will they be made up?) veteran/experienced players will have a upper hand come opening tip imo.

Edited by khoock

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I don't know shinola about the players who haven't suited up for us yet, except for the well-informed gossip on this board. And if that's all I have to go on, and assuming we have 3 sit-out transfers, I think I'm going to agree with what @khoock just said above about Arop, Mayen and Andre having the least chance of starting (or being in the rotation, frankly.)

 

So, starters ...

 

Banton (too much smoke around his name to doubt there's fire there)

Webster (someone has to be your primary ball handler and with Mack gone ...)

Allen (he got his 4th star for good reason: the kid is a baller who can score at 3 levels)

Thor (there might be a lock down in Iceland, but Thor can find a basketball hoop and launch 1,000 treys a day if he wants; he'll be ready)

Walker (I'm going with Derrick over Yvan because of athleticism and rumors about his developing offensive game)

 

That's just a wild-ass guess.

 

After that, I've got:

 

Shamiel (is our 6th man)

Yvan (gives us good rebounding presence in a reserve role)

 

Wait, there aren't a lot of guards to bring in off the bench if we don't get at least Kobe King cleared. So ... Lat Mayen because he can hit threes?

 

Having said all of this, probably Lat Mayen comes in, takes the world by storm, has us all saying "who the hell is this guy and how did he fall into our laps?" and gives us 13 and 8. OK, probably not, but ya never know.

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11 hours ago, Norm Peterson said:

 

Wait, there aren't a lot of guards to bring in off the bench if we don't get at least Kobe King cleared. 

 

 

 

Regarding King's eligibility: it would seem that if the staff had any doubts they would have brought in another guard, or tried to keep Charlie.  If he was a five star quarterback transferring to Ohio State, his chances at a waiver for immediate eligibility would be 100%.  Since he's a basketball player transferring to Nebraska....well, yeah, we know those types of things go.  But in this instance I think the odds are pretty good.

 

Stevenson not being eligible last year cost, by any realistic estimate, 2-6 wins.  If King isn't eligible the drop in wins would be similar or worse, due to the lack of guard depth.  That is, unless Allen shows he can effectively defend the position, in which case we could get by.

Edited by Dead Dog Alley

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*Without Kobe King

PG: K. Webster - D. Banton

W: D. Banton - T. Thorbjarnarson 

W: T. Allen - T. Thorbjarnarson 

W: S. Stevenson - L. Mayen - A. Arop

F: Y. Ouedraogo - D. Walker - E. Andre

 

*With Kobe King

PG: D. Banton - K. Webster

W: K. King - T. Thorbjarnarson 

W: T. Allen - T. Thorbjarnarson 

W: S. Stevenson - L. Mayen - A. Arop

F: Y. Ouedraogo - D. Walker - E. Andre

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28 minutes ago, huskerrandy said:

Sorry, Andre starts day one unless someone else shows they can block shots and not bobble the ball at the rim.

HCFH has adamantly stated that he will start the five most skilled players and work from there. And he has backed that up by playing games with no one taller than 6'7. 

 

Thats just something to keep in mind. If Eduardo Andre is starting from day one that means we got an absolute steal in the 2020 recruiting class imo.

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Robin's starting 5 as of the May 15th Tunnel Talk (This is the only thing I'll share.  Pay up to read the rest!)

 

My starters right now would be, assuming the waivers are granted:

Dalano Banton
Trey McGowens
Kobe King
Teddy Allen
Lat Mayen

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