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    Donkey reacted to AuroranHusker in Cam Mack   
    Dalano Banton.
     
     
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    Donkey reacted to AuroranHusker in 2019 NBA Free Agency   
    As a Philly fan, I'm glad the Sixers kept Tobias Harris & shipped ol' Jimmy to South Beach. And I like their additions of Josh Richardson & particulary Al Horford to complement & alleviate strain on Embiid.
     
     
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    Donkey reacted to throwback in Roster Attrition   
    Have to wonder if he really wants to play D-1 college basketball all that much. He engaged in quite a bit of self-destructive behavior at NU. Sometimes that's just engaging in self-destructive behavior; sometimes that's a sign that a player doesn't really like basketball enough to make the commitment required at this level.
     
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    Donkey reacted to Handy Johnson in Cam Mack's game reminds me of Andre Woolridge.   
    Yeah but Cam never dropped 50 on Hastings in the State Finals...
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    Donkey reacted to Huskerpapa in Phantasmagorical   
    On March 24, 2019 we lost to TCU in the NIT.  Since then and even a few months before,  Husker basketball fans have lived in a surreal world.  I may be missing a bunch of stuff, but here are some highlights:
    Many wanted a Moos hide hanging somewhere.  Angst about what was going to happen, and the rumors versus facts raised temperatures; The months of January and February were horrible.  Losing became contagious, rumors spread like wildfires; Players were falling left and right.  At the end of the season, we started playing decent basketball with players that didn't see the floor the first several months of the season. Johnny who??? Trueblood, Watson, Palmer, Copeland and Borchardt finalize eligibility; Miles is fired; Now what???? Home run hire.  Welcome to Nebraska Coach Hoiberg!!! We hired some dude with a strange sounding name, Matt Abdelmassih, as an assistant;   We hired a current head coach as an assistant...some dude named Doc...oh wait, he was once a head coach here!!! Bobby Lutz finally answered his Nebraska page; We kept an assistant who is known to be able to recruit; Well, we have some players coming back, but what are we going to do for players next year?? Great news, Burke is going to stay...and Akol, Jervay, Donovan, and D'Andre all recommitted to Coach Hoiberg and the program; Oops, Tom is leaving, and Nana, and Amir, and Karrington, and Heiman -- to me meh, to some, the sky is falling; Hey Thor is staying...really, he even dropped an expletive to emphasize it even though a certain reporter said he was gone; Isaiah is here, at least for a few more days...or perhaps all of next year depending on a very good workout for the NBA; Now enter stage right - we kept Jervay as mentioned.  Then came the great news, almost day after day: Banton, Cheatham, Cross, Curtis, Kavas, Mack, Ouedraogo, Piatkowski, Stevenson, Walker and Easely all committed to play here.  Wait, whaaaat?  
    My head is spinning.  I think I am in a bit of shock.  Is this really happening here?  At Nebraska?  Am I dreaming?  What is next?  What did I miss?  Do I really need to take my reading glasses to scrimmages and games so I can identify our players early on?
     
    WHEW!
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    Donkey reacted to royalfan in Now get Ntambwe and Cross and tell TCU to pound sand.   
    Going to have the quick explosive leapers which are ideal imo as they can more easily switch and check guards etc.  
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    Donkey got a reaction from BugeaterZ in Now get Ntambwe and Cross and tell TCU to pound sand.   
    To be fair, no one cared when Deverell Biggs, Sergej Vucetic, Nick Fuller, Nathan Hawkins, Tarin Smith, Jacob Hammond,  Jack McVeigh, Jordy Tshminga, and Bakari Evelyn left.  That is an average of slightly more than 1 player a year leaving.  Most people were upset when Walter Pitchford, Andrew White, Ed Morrow, Michael Jacobson, and Jeriah Horne left.  Its one thing where a player leaves when it is clear his playing time will be limited.  Its another when the player will be getting high minutes and still chooses to leave.  With Hoiberg I expect more people leaving who fall into the former category instead of the latter.   
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    Donkey got a reaction from Silverbacked1 in Now get Ntambwe and Cross and tell TCU to pound sand.   
    I am not worried about height.  Hoiberg does pretty good with length and athleticism.  As for scholarships, Hoiberg will have 3 available next year.  You do not want too much roster turnover each year.  Plus, it would not surprise me if 1-2 kids leave a year under Hoiberg (which is not much different than Miles' normal turnover). 
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    Donkey reacted to Norm Peterson in 2019 PF Kevin Cross - LOI   
    I think the French kid is a really intriguing prospect, especially if he has the chance to redshirt.  He just turned 17 in March, which means at the beginning of this year, he was still only 16 years old.  He's 6'8" now and could still be growing.  His muscle structure is that of a guy who can add some bulk. He's already very strong and could be a monster.  He shows good quickness.  Seems to understand the game.  Appears to have the platform to build a jumper off of.  I like his alpha male attitude on the floor.  I think he's one I'd take a chance on and give him a redshirt year to finish growing and build his skillset.
     
    Meanwhile, Cross does some things you really like to see.  
     
    If we had landed Jayce Johnson, then perhaps we'd say one or the other of Cross and Ouedraogo.  But with Jayce making other plans, we have the room to take both of these guys.
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    Donkey reacted to Silverbacked1 in 19-20 roster   
    Norm do you need a Snickers? ?
     
    You our are kinda being hard on some kids that will either be here and be better or will go some place else.
     
    It's only April...
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    Donkey reacted to KearneyMan in 2019 Recruiting Wish List   
    Your list is good except for one thing, Ntambwe the forward. He has to sit a year so I wouldn't take him. I repeat don't take a forward or center if they have to sit a year. we need help their immediately, no exceptions!!
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    Donkey reacted to Busch Light in 2019 Recruiting Wish List   
    If he wants to come here, you take him 100 times out of 100. 
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    Donkey reacted to Jugular in 2019 Recruiting Wish List   
    UNLV lost their coach so the chances are pretty good Ntambwe will be eligible
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    Donkey got a reaction from hhcmatt in Things I'm impatient to know   
    The NBA Combine is May 15-19, hence May 29.  
     
    I can see the NBA being concerned with allowing undrafted student-athletes to return to college.
     
    Bird was selected by the Boston Celtics with the sixth overall pick in the 1978 NBA draft.[15] He did not sign with the Celtics immediately; instead, he played out his final season at Indiana State and led the Sycamores to the NCAA title game. Red Auerbach publicly stated that he would not pay Bird more than any Celtic on the current roster, but Bird's agent bluntly told Red that Bird would reject any sub-market offers and simply enter the 1979 NBA Draft instead, where Boston's rights would expire the second the draft began and Bird would have been the likely top pick. After protracted negotiations, Bird inked a five-year, $3.25 million contract with the team, making him the highest paid rookie in league history at the time.[8][17] Shortly afterwards, NBA draft eligibility rules were changed to prevent teams from drafting players before they were ready to sign, a rule known as the Bird Collegiate Rule.[17]
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Bird#cite_note-big-three-57-17
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    Donkey got a reaction from Mr. Red in Things I'm impatient to know   
    The NBA Combine is May 15-19, hence May 29.  
     
    I can see the NBA being concerned with allowing undrafted student-athletes to return to college.
     
    Bird was selected by the Boston Celtics with the sixth overall pick in the 1978 NBA draft.[15] He did not sign with the Celtics immediately; instead, he played out his final season at Indiana State and led the Sycamores to the NCAA title game. Red Auerbach publicly stated that he would not pay Bird more than any Celtic on the current roster, but Bird's agent bluntly told Red that Bird would reject any sub-market offers and simply enter the 1979 NBA Draft instead, where Boston's rights would expire the second the draft began and Bird would have been the likely top pick. After protracted negotiations, Bird inked a five-year, $3.25 million contract with the team, making him the highest paid rookie in league history at the time.[8][17] Shortly afterwards, NBA draft eligibility rules were changed to prevent teams from drafting players before they were ready to sign, a rule known as the Bird Collegiate Rule.[17]
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Bird#cite_note-big-three-57-17
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    Donkey got a reaction from tcp in Things I'm impatient to know   
    Every day hearing something new.  The most consistent rumor is Gates staying.  No inside information, but I would not be surprised if that happened.  Let's be fair though.  Hoiberg has his main recruiter signed, sealed, delivered.  The other assistants will be beneficial but will not likely provide an immediate impact unless they are bringing a big name with them (and none of the names floated have that).
     
     
    Nana is gone.  See his twitter page.  Its just not official.  
    Thor has been rumored to be weighing a professional offer from an Icelandic team.  
    Roby has until May 29 to make a decision.  No inside information, but I can only see him leaving if he gets a guarantee.  However, May 29 may be too early for teams to be making that kind of a commitment for a 1st rounder (but not necessarily 2nd rounder).  The best projections I have seen over the last 6 months had Roby in the mid-high teens.  However, that was in December.  The more recent ones have Roby in the 40s.  
     
     
    Jervay is the only one who matters of the 2019 recruits. 
     
    Even if Miles were retained, this team was going to be gutted as it was losing 4 seniors, Roby was going to test the NBA waters, Allen (likely) and Nana (definitely) were gone, Thor was already looking around, and there was already 1 open scholarship.  That was only 4 players likely returning in the fall assuming even with Miles staying.
     
    Hoiberg was going to recruit over Mika (hence his decommitment).  
     
     
    We may not know until they are seen on the sidelines.  I have heard a rumor of a highly rated PG already in tow (definitely not Mack).  No confirmation yet.
     
     
    See above.
     
     
    See above.
     
     
    Let's assume Thor and Roby stay, but Heiman redshirts next year for a total of 7 available scholarships.  That leaves 5 players available to play next year with Davis coming off a serious injury.  Hoiberg would need 1 PG and 2 bigs to realistically play next year.  Akol is projected to be a 3 primarily and a 4 in smaller lineups.  Assuming Jervay could run the point during, Hoiberg would still need 2 bigs. That would leave 3 scholarships for sit-out contractors.
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    Donkey got a reaction from AuroranHusker in Things I'm impatient to know   
    Every day hearing something new.  The most consistent rumor is Gates staying.  No inside information, but I would not be surprised if that happened.  Let's be fair though.  Hoiberg has his main recruiter signed, sealed, delivered.  The other assistants will be beneficial but will not likely provide an immediate impact unless they are bringing a big name with them (and none of the names floated have that).
     
     
    Nana is gone.  See his twitter page.  Its just not official.  
    Thor has been rumored to be weighing a professional offer from an Icelandic team.  
    Roby has until May 29 to make a decision.  No inside information, but I can only see him leaving if he gets a guarantee.  However, May 29 may be too early for teams to be making that kind of a commitment for a 1st rounder (but not necessarily 2nd rounder).  The best projections I have seen over the last 6 months had Roby in the mid-high teens.  However, that was in December.  The more recent ones have Roby in the 40s.  
     
     
    Jervay is the only one who matters of the 2019 recruits. 
     
    Even if Miles were retained, this team was going to be gutted as it was losing 4 seniors, Roby was going to test the NBA waters, Allen (likely) and Nana (definitely) were gone, Thor was already looking around, and there was already 1 open scholarship.  That was only 4 players likely returning in the fall assuming even with Miles staying.
     
    Hoiberg was going to recruit over Mika (hence his decommitment).  
     
     
    We may not know until they are seen on the sidelines.  I have heard a rumor of a highly rated PG already in tow (definitely not Mack).  No confirmation yet.
     
     
    See above.
     
     
    See above.
     
     
    Let's assume Thor and Roby stay, but Heiman redshirts next year for a total of 7 available scholarships.  That leaves 5 players available to play next year with Davis coming off a serious injury.  Hoiberg would need 1 PG and 2 bigs to realistically play next year.  Akol is projected to be a 3 primarily and a 4 in smaller lineups.  Assuming Jervay could run the point during, Hoiberg would still need 2 bigs. That would leave 3 scholarships for sit-out contractors.
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    Donkey got a reaction from HuskerActuary in Things I'm impatient to know   
    Every day hearing something new.  The most consistent rumor is Gates staying.  No inside information, but I would not be surprised if that happened.  Let's be fair though.  Hoiberg has his main recruiter signed, sealed, delivered.  The other assistants will be beneficial but will not likely provide an immediate impact unless they are bringing a big name with them (and none of the names floated have that).
     
     
    Nana is gone.  See his twitter page.  Its just not official.  
    Thor has been rumored to be weighing a professional offer from an Icelandic team.  
    Roby has until May 29 to make a decision.  No inside information, but I can only see him leaving if he gets a guarantee.  However, May 29 may be too early for teams to be making that kind of a commitment for a 1st rounder (but not necessarily 2nd rounder).  The best projections I have seen over the last 6 months had Roby in the mid-high teens.  However, that was in December.  The more recent ones have Roby in the 40s.  
     
     
    Jervay is the only one who matters of the 2019 recruits. 
     
    Even if Miles were retained, this team was going to be gutted as it was losing 4 seniors, Roby was going to test the NBA waters, Allen (likely) and Nana (definitely) were gone, Thor was already looking around, and there was already 1 open scholarship.  That was only 4 players likely returning in the fall assuming even with Miles staying.
     
    Hoiberg was going to recruit over Mika (hence his decommitment).  
     
     
    We may not know until they are seen on the sidelines.  I have heard a rumor of a highly rated PG already in tow (definitely not Mack).  No confirmation yet.
     
     
    See above.
     
     
    See above.
     
     
    Let's assume Thor and Roby stay, but Heiman redshirts next year for a total of 7 available scholarships.  That leaves 5 players available to play next year with Davis coming off a serious injury.  Hoiberg would need 1 PG and 2 bigs to realistically play next year.  Akol is projected to be a 3 primarily and a 4 in smaller lineups.  Assuming Jervay could run the point during, Hoiberg would still need 2 bigs. That would leave 3 scholarships for sit-out contractors.
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    Donkey got a reaction from hhcmatt in Things I'm impatient to know   
    Every day hearing something new.  The most consistent rumor is Gates staying.  No inside information, but I would not be surprised if that happened.  Let's be fair though.  Hoiberg has his main recruiter signed, sealed, delivered.  The other assistants will be beneficial but will not likely provide an immediate impact unless they are bringing a big name with them (and none of the names floated have that).
     
     
    Nana is gone.  See his twitter page.  Its just not official.  
    Thor has been rumored to be weighing a professional offer from an Icelandic team.  
    Roby has until May 29 to make a decision.  No inside information, but I can only see him leaving if he gets a guarantee.  However, May 29 may be too early for teams to be making that kind of a commitment for a 1st rounder (but not necessarily 2nd rounder).  The best projections I have seen over the last 6 months had Roby in the mid-high teens.  However, that was in December.  The more recent ones have Roby in the 40s.  
     
     
    Jervay is the only one who matters of the 2019 recruits. 
     
    Even if Miles were retained, this team was going to be gutted as it was losing 4 seniors, Roby was going to test the NBA waters, Allen (likely) and Nana (definitely) were gone, Thor was already looking around, and there was already 1 open scholarship.  That was only 4 players likely returning in the fall assuming even with Miles staying.
     
    Hoiberg was going to recruit over Mika (hence his decommitment).  
     
     
    We may not know until they are seen on the sidelines.  I have heard a rumor of a highly rated PG already in tow (definitely not Mack).  No confirmation yet.
     
     
    See above.
     
     
    See above.
     
     
    Let's assume Thor and Roby stay, but Heiman redshirts next year for a total of 7 available scholarships.  That leaves 5 players available to play next year with Davis coming off a serious injury.  Hoiberg would need 1 PG and 2 bigs to realistically play next year.  Akol is projected to be a 3 primarily and a 4 in smaller lineups.  Assuming Jervay could run the point during, Hoiberg would still need 2 bigs. That would leave 3 scholarships for sit-out contractors.
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    Donkey got a reaction from royalfan in Things I'm impatient to know   
    Every day hearing something new.  The most consistent rumor is Gates staying.  No inside information, but I would not be surprised if that happened.  Let's be fair though.  Hoiberg has his main recruiter signed, sealed, delivered.  The other assistants will be beneficial but will not likely provide an immediate impact unless they are bringing a big name with them (and none of the names floated have that).
     
     
    Nana is gone.  See his twitter page.  Its just not official.  
    Thor has been rumored to be weighing a professional offer from an Icelandic team.  
    Roby has until May 29 to make a decision.  No inside information, but I can only see him leaving if he gets a guarantee.  However, May 29 may be too early for teams to be making that kind of a commitment for a 1st rounder (but not necessarily 2nd rounder).  The best projections I have seen over the last 6 months had Roby in the mid-high teens.  However, that was in December.  The more recent ones have Roby in the 40s.  
     
     
    Jervay is the only one who matters of the 2019 recruits. 
     
    Even if Miles were retained, this team was going to be gutted as it was losing 4 seniors, Roby was going to test the NBA waters, Allen (likely) and Nana (definitely) were gone, Thor was already looking around, and there was already 1 open scholarship.  That was only 4 players likely returning in the fall assuming even with Miles staying.
     
    Hoiberg was going to recruit over Mika (hence his decommitment).  
     
     
    We may not know until they are seen on the sidelines.  I have heard a rumor of a highly rated PG already in tow (definitely not Mack).  No confirmation yet.
     
     
    See above.
     
     
    See above.
     
     
    Let's assume Thor and Roby stay, but Heiman redshirts next year for a total of 7 available scholarships.  That leaves 5 players available to play next year with Davis coming off a serious injury.  Hoiberg would need 1 PG and 2 bigs to realistically play next year.  Akol is projected to be a 3 primarily and a 4 in smaller lineups.  Assuming Jervay could run the point during, Hoiberg would still need 2 bigs. That would leave 3 scholarships for sit-out contractors.
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    Donkey got a reaction from thrasher31 in Things I'm impatient to know   
    Every day hearing something new.  The most consistent rumor is Gates staying.  No inside information, but I would not be surprised if that happened.  Let's be fair though.  Hoiberg has his main recruiter signed, sealed, delivered.  The other assistants will be beneficial but will not likely provide an immediate impact unless they are bringing a big name with them (and none of the names floated have that).
     
     
    Nana is gone.  See his twitter page.  Its just not official.  
    Thor has been rumored to be weighing a professional offer from an Icelandic team.  
    Roby has until May 29 to make a decision.  No inside information, but I can only see him leaving if he gets a guarantee.  However, May 29 may be too early for teams to be making that kind of a commitment for a 1st rounder (but not necessarily 2nd rounder).  The best projections I have seen over the last 6 months had Roby in the mid-high teens.  However, that was in December.  The more recent ones have Roby in the 40s.  
     
     
    Jervay is the only one who matters of the 2019 recruits. 
     
    Even if Miles were retained, this team was going to be gutted as it was losing 4 seniors, Roby was going to test the NBA waters, Allen (likely) and Nana (definitely) were gone, Thor was already looking around, and there was already 1 open scholarship.  That was only 4 players likely returning in the fall assuming even with Miles staying.
     
    Hoiberg was going to recruit over Mika (hence his decommitment).  
     
     
    We may not know until they are seen on the sidelines.  I have heard a rumor of a highly rated PG already in tow (definitely not Mack).  No confirmation yet.
     
     
    See above.
     
     
    See above.
     
     
    Let's assume Thor and Roby stay, but Heiman redshirts next year for a total of 7 available scholarships.  That leaves 5 players available to play next year with Davis coming off a serious injury.  Hoiberg would need 1 PG and 2 bigs to realistically play next year.  Akol is projected to be a 3 primarily and a 4 in smaller lineups.  Assuming Jervay could run the point during, Hoiberg would still need 2 bigs. That would leave 3 scholarships for sit-out contractors.
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    Donkey reacted to Handy Johnson in Thomas Allen is NOT N   
    Sophmoric sexual innuendo aside (which I love) they changed it from the "D" League to the "G" because Gatorade signed on as their main sponser.
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    Donkey reacted to *Deleted Account* in Roster Attrition   
    You were a Miles apologist. It’s okay. You can admit you were wrong now. It’s great to be horribly wrong when it benefits your team. 
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    Donkey got a reaction from HolyBobpilgrimage in Woo Woo here comes the Hype train!   
    You mean the most “appreciative.”
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    Donkey reacted to hhcmatt in Just keeps getting better and better   
    You're contention is that the "national media" will be hammering Nebraska tomorrow for drawing 10k to a NIT game during the first full day of March Madness?  That somehow the program will be raked over the coals for potentially making a coaching change like a lot of other programs do?
     
    My man. Tim Miles most likely will be fired the day after our season ends.  It would appear we have our next coach lined up. You seem to be getting exactly what you want. Why after this are you still actively rooting for out team to lose? The players can pound sand so you, not them, can feel better? We're all "fan boys" for doing such dumb things as 'wanting the team to win' as opposed to the 37 dimension chess game you think you're playing? At what point does needing to be right outweigh anything else?
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