Didn't you debut on here trying to tell us that we should want our coach fired?The control of others is a crazy drug my friend. That's what this is all about. People who think they deserve control over other people's decisions and life simply because they pay for a season ticket.
These are probably the same people who don't abide by stay at home orders because "I have rights and freedom in this country".
You mean this post?Didn't you debut on here trying to tell us that we should want our coach fired?
So.... He loved the coaching staff. He loved VCU. He loved Ram Nation. Yet... He exits stage right. Something pissed him and his "advisors" off to the point he wants to transfer. If you love everything about the place you are currently in, you don't transfer out for your last year. I call "BS" to his exit speech on Twitter. Talk about hiding behind words.I take it at face value..because it had nothing to do with the coaching staff and he knows we have yahoos that speculate about that type of thing.
Do you really think pro leagues overseas have far superior coaching than what the NCAA has? And what about facilities? I find that hard to believe.Love MSS and gonna miss him, but this move is probably best for both parties. I do think that Ward/BMB are better stylistic fits at the 5 for us than MSS. It's gonna be tough for a guy like MSS to make it in the modern NBA, he really can't hit anything consistently outside of 5 feet and he is not a very good ball handler/passer. At 6'6"-6'7" the best he can hope to do in the NBA is be an energy/character last man off the bench kinda of guy (I'm thinking a Kenneth Faried type). Don't get me wrong he's a fantastic mid-major big and we were so lucky to have him for the time that we did have him, but there is sufficient evidence that shows he struggles with players that are taller than he is, or that can match his strength and tenacity. I don't see him being a big time contributor on a really good P5 club. Honestly his best course of action may be to test the waters overseas and develop his game against full time professionals, and with far superior coaching than he would receive at most college basketball programs.
no. I think it has more to do with the fact he's graduated and has a better opportunity to win someplace else. I have no problem with that.So.... He loved the coaching staff. He loved VCU. He loved Ram Nation. Yet... He exits stage right. Something pissed him and his "advisors" off to the point he wants to transfer. If you love everything about the place you are currently in, you don't transfer out for your last year. I call "BS" to his exit speech on Twitter. Talk about hiding behind words.
Definitely better coaching, and on the whole yeah I do believe most clubs in the top division of the 9-10 best leagues in Europe have good facilities. Some of the lower level clubs may not have the facilities of programs like Kentucky and Duke, but realistically MSS isn't gonna play at a program that good anyways.Do you really think pro leagues overseas have far superior coaching than what the NCAA has? And what about facilities? I find that hard to believe.
Please tell me that you do not honestly believe that our buildings, scholarships, meals, charter flights, bus trips, coaching salaries, etc... are covered by some fans purchasing season tickets. When you realize how highly invested the many people are who make VCU basketball possible you'll begin to appreciate the interest the supporters have in the success of this program. I have not seen any signs suggesting the people on this forum want to control any of the players. Freakin' ridiculous post.I now realize that some posters on here are snakes.
They love you until you do what best for your career.
They'll crap on your name, just because they disagree with your move.
It also has made me realize why certain people here are adamantly against college players getting paid for their name and likeness.
It has nothing to do with "keeping the integerity of amatur sports", it about control. Some of you want to control other young men. You want to control every aspect of their being. You want them to follow your every wish simply because you are a fan that pays for a season ticket.
Some of you here really need to look in the mirror and start to analyze yourself. Cause I see some really damaged people here.
In the last three NCAA Tournaments, Kentucky lost twice in the Elite 8, one on a buzzer beater against eventual National Champion UNC, and lost once in the Sweet 16. That's competing for the National championship. They've finished in the final AP Top 10 four times in the last five years, and the one year they didn't was when they finished 18. Are you kidding me with this?They haven't made the Final 4 in 5 years. Thats hardly "competing for the N.C. almost annually. "
I am well aware that athleticism doesn't make one a good basketball player, which is why I have constantly posted on here about the mental parts of being an athlete. However, when you combine athleticism with basketball knowledge, you get fantastic players. Let me clue you in with an example: Marcus Evans is a fantastic player. Bones Hyland is more athletic, and from what I saw this year, has a better feel for the game (see some of the best post passes we've seen in years at VCU), and thus has a better upside than Evans. That's not a knock on Evans, as his athleticism was surely hurt by the injuries; it's a compliment of Bones. Seriously with Jackie Joyner Kersee? LMAO. You made me spit up on my computer laughing so hard.When are people going to realize that "athleticism" and being "a good athlete" does not make you a good basketball player ?? The absolute best example of this i ever saw was Jackie Joyner Kersee. She played pro hoops for the Richmond Rage women's team the one season they were here. She was one of the top athletes in the world. 3 Olympic gold medals. SI for women named her the greatest female athlete of all time. She could run and jump as well or better than anyone. She started all 4 years for the women's hoops team at UCLA. She was a good college player. She was unfortunately just not a very good pro player. If athletic ability was equal to basketball ability she would have been one of the greatest women players of all time. She wasnt. Not even close. I don't know why people equate "athletic" with being good at basketball. I would much rather have a kid who is intelligent, works hard, has a good attitude and is coachable than a good athlete.