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Old 03-30-2020, 05:18 PM   #1
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Old 03-30-2020, 05:27 PM   #2
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Didn't start for his JuCo, was somehow expected to make an impact here? Hopefully he ends up somewhere where he can make an impact.
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Old 03-30-2020, 05:40 PM   #3
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Seemed like a good kid off-the-court, but not an OU-caliber player. Not sure what Lon was thinking taking him.

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Old 03-30-2020, 05:42 PM   #4
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I think this was expected even when he first signed.
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Old 03-30-2020, 05:51 PM   #5
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I put on my thinking cap and could not think of a single year in the past 30 years which we did not lose a single scholarship player to some type of attrition excluding those who used up their eligibility. This is why I laugh when hearing that "we only have X number of schollies to give for next year". One will always open up. Best of luck to the young man. I hope he finds a school where he can get some playing time.
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With now 2 scholarships open I honestly think both will go to transfers, 1 grad & 1 regular.
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Old 03-30-2020, 06:51 PM   #7
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Merritt been unhappy awhile.

Big rick is staying.
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With now 2 scholarships open I honestly think both will go to transfers, 1 grad & 1 regular.
Iíd guess that as well
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The constant roster turnover isn't good. Always new faces. Always guys adjusting. Always guys learning near rolls. Be nice to get a couple of classes of 4 year kids in a row. That is how you have continued success. That is how you reload, and not rebuild.
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The constant roster turnover isn't good. Always new faces. Always guys adjusting. Always guys learning near rolls. Be nice to get a couple of classes of 4 year kids in a row. That is how you have continued success. That is how you reload, and not rebuild.
Doolittle- did all 4 years
Manek - 4 years
Kuath- 3 years
Bienemy- 3 years
Williams- 2 years after juco
Reaves- 3 years
Not 1 freshman is transferring (yet) on a 5 man class.

Not many, if any, bigger schools arenít going to have transfers.

The biggest turnover was after TY, which was obviously a team in turmoil.
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The constant roster turnover isn't good. Always new faces. Always guys adjusting. Always guys learning near rolls. Be nice to get a couple of classes of 4 year kids in a row. That is how you have continued success. That is how you reload, and not rebuild.
Weak take. Look at all programs.
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:59 PM   #12
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Merritt been unhappy awhile.

Big rick is staying.
I was disappointed to learn Merritt has entered the transfer portal. I was hoping he would be the big with some bulk I have been asking for.

But, if weíre going to bring in a guard/wing grad transfer, Big Rick better be ready!
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:02 PM   #13
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Best of luck, young man.
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The constant roster turnover isn't good. Always new faces. Always guys adjusting. Always guys learning near rolls. Be nice to get a couple of classes of 4 year kids in a row. That is how you have continued success. That is how you reload, and not rebuild.
Besides McGusty I can’t think of one guy who went somewhere other than pro who was worth damn. Merritt was bench fodder and now we can use that scholly for a grad transfer. This is great news for both parties.
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:23 PM   #15
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Not to beat a dead horse but why was this guy ever a take? Why, why, why?

That being said hope he can ball somewhere else..
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:33 PM   #16
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The constant roster turnover isn't good. Always new faces. Always guys adjusting. Always guys learning near rolls. Be nice to get a couple of classes of 4 year kids in a row. That is how you have continued success. That is how you reload, and not rebuild.
Per my post above, we have now had at least 30 consecutive years of losing players to attrition. That means even Kelvin Sampson did not have even one season which he kept every single player with eligibility from the season prior. It's just part of college basketball. We lost Corbin Merritt, not Ryan Humphrey, JR Raymond or Scottie Reynolds. The key now is to replace him with someone who can help us either in 2021, 2022, or both.
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The constant roster turnover isn't good. Always new faces. Always guys adjusting. Always guys learning near rolls. Be nice to get a couple of classes of 4 year kids in a row. That is how you have continued success. That is how you reload, and not rebuild.
Iíd wager a fair amount of money that we have had less turnover than the majority of high majors.
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:46 PM   #18
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The constant roster turnover isn't good. Always new faces. Always guys adjusting. Always guys learning near rolls. Be nice to get a couple of classes of 4 year kids in a row. That is how you have continued success. That is how you reload, and not rebuild.
Perhaps Hield, Cousins, Woodard, Spangler has skewed your perception of normal.
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Besides McGusty I canít think of one guy who went somewhere other than pro who was worth damn. Merritt was bench fodder and now we can use that scholly for a grad transfer. This is great news for both parties.
I get your point and agree that Merritt transferring is good news for OU, but I don't agree the guys that have transferred would not be contributors. Just because they weren't AA or All-Conference somewhere else doesn't mean they couldn't play. Some of the transfers we have lost would have been at least great guys off the bench, and we have seen how valuable that can be.

Would have liked to have kept Hornbeak for instance, he could have made a difference. Even guys like Frank Booker or Buford, or even Jordan Shephard could have helped if they would have stayed. These are just guys in the LK era that I can think of that would have been nice if they would have stayed. Merritt is not one of those.
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I get your point and agree that Merritt transferring is good news for OU, but I don't agree the guys that have transferred would not be contributors. Just because they weren't AA or All-Conference somewhere else doesn't mean they couldn't play. Some of the transfers we have lost would have been at least great guys off the bench, and we have seen how valuable that can be.

Would have liked to have kept Hornbeak for instance, he could have made a difference. Even guys like Frank Booker or Buford, or even Jordan Shephard could have helped if they would have stayed. These are just guys in the LK era that I can think of that would have been nice if they would have stayed. Merritt is not one of those.
Agree with all those guys, they just all had baggage. If they couldíve gotten over themselves a bit then they wouldíve been solid OU players.
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Perhaps Hield, Cousins, Woodard, Spangler has skewed your perception of normal.
And Spangler left Gonzaga so he is no different than any other transfer
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:04 AM   #22
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Good Luck to the guy. He needs to go play D2 ball for 2 years and have some success. I just don't think he can play low level D1 even. Hope we can land Trey Murphy, Trey Wertz or Bruner.
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Is Kur not a center? Joe says in the article that Ricky is our only center. Also Manek isnít a true center but he played the 5 all year
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Good Luck to the guy. He needs to go play D2 ball for 2 years and have some success. I just don't think he can play low level D1 even. Hope we can land Trey Murphy, Trey Wertz or Bruner.
Bruner has moved on. Okc kid though.
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Weak take. Look at all programs.
Disagree. I guarantee we're in the top 25% or so in terms of players leaving "early" over the past 2-3 years.

But it's not just leaving early. It's also replacing them with JUCO's and transfers, guys that also won't be on campus for 4 years.

I can name A LOT of other programs that are hanging around that top 20-30 range that haven't had this kind of turnover. It's weak, and it's desperation to constantly be chasing transfers to fill out the roster and improve talent. Some of the potential transfers we've been linked to are nothing more than warm bodies.
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