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Old 04-04-2022, 03:23 PM   #1
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Old 04-04-2022, 03:33 PM   #2
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This has seemed like the most logical move all along. Was already behind two returning guards his age, and all indications are that the three incoming freshmen are likely better players.
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Making room for a transfer guard.

Good luck to him. He'd better off at Saint Louis or Kansas City. Somewhere like that.
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Old 04-04-2022, 04:31 PM   #4
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Shouldn't be a surprise, but I know it is to some of ya'll.

This is the kind of kid you recruit to Loyola, and develop into a decent player in 2-3 years. Not the kind of player we need currently. I'm not faulting Moser either. He know Mason, and the PG position was unsettled to say the least. Just never was a long-term solution.
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Shouldn't be a surprise, but I know it is to some of ya'll.

This is the kind of kid you recruit to Loyola, and develop into a decent player in 2-3 years. Not the kind of player we need currently. I'm not faulting Moser either. He know Mason, and the PG position was unsettled to say the least. Just never was a long-term solution.
We'll see him in the tourney in three years playing for UMKC or somewhere like that and torching some big school in the first round.
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We'll see him in the tourney in three years playing for UMKC or somewhere like that and torching some big school in the first round.
Odds say you are wrong, so I'd take that bet.

The teams in the Big 12 that are making noise aren't recruiting/playing kids like Mason. That is just a fact.
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Making room for a transfer guard.

Good luck to him. He'd better off at Saint Louis or Kansas City. Somewhere like that.
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Odds say you are wrong, so I'd take that bet.

The teams in the Big 12 that are making noise aren't recruiting/playing kids like Mason. That is just a fact.
I'm not saying he's better than the people we're recruiting currently through the portal or that he's a significant loss. But I also think it's okay to say something nice about someone who was a Sooner and seemed to be a good teammate...

Simply saying he's got the tools to go to a smaller school and be a guy who can fill it up as a senior.
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Thanks for your time, Mr. Mason and best of luck to you.

I think we can get more value out to this scholarship over the next 3 years than he could deliver here.

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Old 04-04-2022, 08:22 PM   #10
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Yay! But also good luck to the guy
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Coaches that have followed Mason since the news dropped:

Tyreece Berry - Hutch JC asst
Luke Yaklich - Illinois-Chicago HC
Zak Boisvert - Indiana St asst
Josh Newman - Pacific asst
Connor Sevier - Wichita St GA
Michael Johnson - Utah Valley director of basketball operations
Jeremy Wagner - Arkansas-Monticello asst
Josh Sash - North Dakota St asst
Landon Hughey - Lubbock Christian asst
Matt Braeuer - North Texas asst
Triton Men's Basketball - self-explanatory (same juco that Alondes Williams came from)
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Old 04-06-2022, 07:58 AM   #12
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Based on who's looking at Mason, positive subtraction for OU.
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Based on who's looking at Mason, positive subtraction for OU.
Wait…..didn’t we take transfers from two of the teams on that list within the last five years? How did they work out for us?
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Odds say you are wrong, so I'd take that bet.

The teams in the Big 12 that are making noise aren't recruiting/playing kids like Mason. That is just a fact.
He's exactly right. Mason will transfer to smaller school. Will play a lot. Will get better. Will have his moment in the spotlight. Did you actually read his post? Your response is irrelevant (The teams in the Big 12 that are making noise aren't recruiting/playing kids like Mason. That is just a fact) to what he posted? Your reading comprehension is poor, even if your statement is correct.
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Wait…..didn’t we take transfers from two of the teams on that list within the last five years? How did they work out for us?
3 games under .500 in the Big 12 the last two years, with 7th and 8th place finishes. Missed the NCAA Tournament this year as well.

So not great Swans. Not great.
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3 games under .500 in the Big 12 the last two years, with 7th and 8th place finishes. Missed the NCAA Tournament this year as well.

So not great Swans. Not great.
6th and 7th place finish ..
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3 games under .500 in the Big 12 the last two years, with 7th and 8th place finishes. Missed the NCAA Tournament this year as well.

So not great Swans. Not great.
Not remotely the point. Both players who came to OU from those programs have been solid (or better) contributors. One of them was first team All Big 12 last season and is doing very well in the NBA right now. The other we all (or at least the vast majority of us) dearly hope will return next season.
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6th and 7th place finish ..
Tied for 6th and tied for 7th if you want to be specific.
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Not remotely the point. Both players who came to OU from those programs have been solid (or better) contributors. One of them was first team All Big 12 last season and is doing very well in the NBA right now. The other we all (or at least the vast majority of us) dearly hope will return next season.
I could care less about what any OU players do in the NBA. If we're talking NBA basketball, I'm a Celtics' fan.

I care about OU winning basketball games at an acceptable rate, and having a respectable post-season presence for what our basketball program is. THAT is what matters to me. And we've been failing at that.
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I could care less about what any OU players do in the NBA. If we're talking NBA basketball, I'm a Celtics' fan.

I care about OU winning basketball games at an acceptable rate, and having a respectable post-season presence for what our basketball program is. THAT is what matters to me. And we've been failing at that.
Not of that remotely applies. You responded to someone who stated that two of the schools that have expressed interest in Mason each sent a good player to OU. That's a simple and undeniable fact.

You responded with an unrelated but familiar litany of cherry-picked complaints about the achievements of OU hoops over the past two seasons. None of which negated that poster's point in any way. And now this little rant furthers ignores that poster's point, and mine too.
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Tied for 6th and tied for 7th if you want to be specific.
And where are we without those two players? Probably DEAD last as both were arguably our best players. Nice try though.
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Coaches that have followed Mason since the news dropped:

Tyreece Berry - Hutch JC asst
Luke Yaklich - Illinois-Chicago HC
Zak Boisvert - Indiana St asst
Josh Newman - Pacific asst
Connor Sevier - Wichita St GA
Michael Johnson - Utah Valley director of basketball operations
Jeremy Wagner - Arkansas-Monticello asst
Josh Sash - North Dakota St asst
Landon Hughey - Lubbock Christian asst
Matt Braeuer - North Texas asst
Triton Men's Basketball - self-explanatory (same juco that Alondes Williams came from)
Add:

Luke Mackay - Neosho County CC HC
Mason Holle - Cal State Los Angeles asst
Casey Kasperbauer - South Dakota asst
Matt Hardy - Western Texas College (juco) HC
Winston Hines - Grambling State asst
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I'd keep an eye on MO ST for Mason.
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