- Feb 28, 2013
So our team is going to be bad, and there might not even be a season because of coronavirus, and we have reseating, and they extended the deadline for RAF donations. Great. Just great.
I was worried we were going to struggle next year but seeing him post this I am now more confident we will be good next year
I'd argue that Rhoades and his assistants propelled MSS to the player he became. MSS is not a natural basketball talent and I'd say Rhoades pretty much maxed out what he could get from MSS.AND He might land with a coach Who actually knows how to use players taller than 6’7”. On a more serious note as you point out this is good for Marcus and hopefully Rhoadess makes this good for VCU. Mike will either earn that million dollar salary or rip off VCU.
Stretch 4 is not his real position until he can dribble penetrate and develop at least a mid range jumper. Loved MSS as a Ram. Wish him the best.He knows next year if he comes back he would have to play the 5 again. A position he wouldn't play at the NBA level if he makes it. He needs to go somewhere where he can play his real position a stretch 4.
You're gross. You don't know anything about why he decided to leave. Maybe he wanted to win a tournament game or two. Maybe NBA scouts told him he needed to work on his mid-range game, which wasn't going to happen here. In any event, him wanting to leave Mike Rhoades' sinking ship doesn't make him a low character kid.Will Wade does NOT recruit high character kids. Enough said.
Not knocking the kid, but he’s a substitute at the 5 at half the A-10 schools this past year, and most of the P5 schools. The scout said he has to play the 5.Stadium ranked MSS the #9 transfer in the country.
"9) Marcus Santos-Silva, 6-7, 250, PF, Grad, VCU
Stats: 12.8 ppg, 8.9 rpg
Scout’s take: “Below the rim guy, but carves out a lot of space. Strong lower body and can seal and duck-in deep. He actually moves pretty well laterally and can hedge ball screens, and do things defensively he doesn’t get credit for. Non-shooter and a poor FT shooter. One-hand dominant inside and struggles to score over length. Has to play the 5 and doesn’t give a ton of rim protection.”
I'd be shocked if he doesn't go HM. And, good for him if he does. I don't blame him one bit for not wanting to spend his final year sitting through a massive rebuild with a ton of unproven players
The guy loves to question the character of our players. He's done it for years, and he'll continue to do it as well.Not talking about for him. But other players have been recruited over at VCU and were forced to transfer. No one bats and eye, but a player who is good transfers and all of a sudden people start to take shots at his character. poop maybe Brent Scott didn’t help him as much as you think, he got better all on his own and he is wanting to transfer to a coach who will help him develop better? We have no idea what goes on behind closed doors and probably never will. You can hate his decision and question whatever you want but to take shots at his character without knowing ANY of the facts is unnecessary.
My health is perfect, how's yours?We must of been reading very different posts, because I did not get that impression at all. All I saw was a post giving thanks for his time here, but keeping all options open. Nothing about his post said he was done with VCU.
Stop reading into things so much, it’s bad for your health.
To be quite honest, the reason that MSS wasn’t on an All-A10 team probably had more to do with how bad/disappointing that we were as a team.I'm not trying to sh.it on the guy but he didn't even make 3rd team a10. I don't see him all of the sudden competing against elite teams night in and night out and being successful. There was pretty minimal improvement from his sophomore to junior year.