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Old 05-15-2018, 12:16 PM   #1
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:17 PM   #2
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:25 PM   #3
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so he will be sitting this season out and join the team for the 19-20 season?
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:27 PM   #4
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Terrific! My compliments to the staff for doing an outstanding job in recruiting tranfers. Reaves, Calixte and Reynolds are all great gets!
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Awesome. Love him as a player. Does so many things well and will be a need influx of experience in 19
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so he will be sitting this season out and join the team for the 19-20 season?
correct
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Great news (though I wish he could play right away).
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Great news (though I wish he could play right away).
Yeah but 2 years with Harmon is going to be a blast!
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Yeah but 2 years with Harmon is going to be a blast!
thats what I was thinking too. the rs year sucks but since it will combine him with Harmon that may make it a blessing in disguise.
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Amazing that we managed to get a kid who was being recruited by a lot of great programs. Must have just gotten lucky since we all "know" our staff is negligent when it comes to recruiting!
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thats what I was thinking too. the rs year sucks but since it will combine him with Harmon that may make it a blessing in disguise.
Good for him to adjust as well. Big 12 is tough.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:30 PM   #12
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Great job by LK's staff.

Next year will be very interesting for sure.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:32 PM   #13
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Amazing that we managed to get a kid who was being recruited by a lot of great programs. Must have just gotten lucky since we all "know" our staff is negligent when it comes to recruiting!
Yes, congrats! A kid that two years ago wasn't ranked by any recruiting service, and who has averaged 4 and 8 ppg the last two years, is now being counted on to turn our program around in a year when we turn over a large part of our roster.

If we were getting him to fill a hole on the bench, I'd like it a lot more. If he starts for two years at OU, I think OU fans are going to be disappointed in both the player and the team over that time. Hope I'm wrong.
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Yes, congrats! A kid that two years ago wasn't ranked by any recruiting service, and who has averaged 4 and 8 ppg the last two years, is now being counted on to turn our program around in a year when we turn over a large part of our roster.

If we were getting him to fill a hole on the bench, I'd like it a lot more. If he starts for two years at OU, I think OU fans are going to be disappointed in both the player and the team over that time. Hope I'm wrong.
There was a bunch of the same sentiment when Spangler transferred from Gonzaga. This kid can play. He isn't an all American but he will help us!
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Yes, congrats! A kid that two years ago wasn't ranked by any recruiting service, and who has averaged 4 and 8 ppg the last two years, is now being counted on to turn our program around in a year when we turn over a large part of our roster.

If we were getting him to fill a hole on the bench, I'd like it a lot more. If he starts for two years at OU, I think OU fans are going to be disappointed in both the player and the team over that time. Hope I'm wrong.
on a team that went 31-5 and 25-8 with lots of vet guards ahead of him both years ..
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Yes, congrats! A kid that two years ago wasn't ranked by any recruiting service, and who has averaged 4 and 8 ppg the last two years, is now being counted on to turn our program around in a year when we turn over a large part of our roster.

If we were getting him to fill a hole on the bench, I'd like it a lot more. If he starts for two years at OU, I think OU fans are going to be disappointed in both the player and the team over that time. Hope I'm wrong.
Nice strawman. Where exactly did I or anyone else say that we were counting on him alone to turn around the program? And do we need to be turned around from making the tourney five of six years? Finally, off the top of my head I would bet his numbers through two years match up well with Cousins, who became a great Sooner, but hey, it's way more fun to bash everyone we sign and sing the praises of every kid who goes elsewhere.
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“We’re very pleased to have Austin join our program,” OU coach Lon Kruger said in a release sent out Tuesday afternoon. “He’s a terrific young player who shoots the ball well while also being able to create for others. He’s a versatile talent who fits exactly what we need.”

Reaves averaged 8.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and two assists last season at WSU. Also encouraging for OU: He shot 42.5 percent from 3, including hitting seven consecutive 3-pointers in a game against Tulsa.

Although the Sooners will lean on returner Christian James, graduate transfers Aaron Calixte and Miles Reynolds, and freshman Jamal Bieniemy to anchor next season’s backcourt, Reaves provides an encouraging complement to highly touted 2019 point guard De’Vion Harmon. That duo could shape the future of OU's program.
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Random factoid from Cody Stavenhagen: Reaves once made seven straight first-half 3-pointers against Tulsa. In HS, he once scored 73 points (in triple OT) and had 56 or more four times.
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Yes, congrats! A kid that two years ago wasn't ranked by any recruiting service, and who has averaged 4 and 8 ppg the last two years, is now being counted on to turn our program around in a year when we turn over a large part of our roster.
Those eight ppg would put him in third place among our returning scorers if he could play this season.

Oh, and he shot 45% from 3-point range in his two seasons with Wichita State.
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:21 PM   #19
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Amazing that we managed to get a kid who was being recruited by a lot of great programs. Must have just gotten lucky since we all "know" our staff is negligent when it comes to recruiting!
So far, that is only implied for Jalen Wilson...and there is plenty of smoke with those implications. Regardless, congrats to the staff for closing the deal on Mr. Reaves!
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Those eight ppg would put him in third place among our returning scorers if he could play this season.

Oh, and he shot 45% from 3-point range in his two seasons with Wichita State.
Great points...think he will make a major impact 18 months from now!
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:39 PM   #21
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I like that he has a year to continue his development - he ll need that year off to work on his body. He ll be a solid player for us.
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Those eight ppg would put him in third place among our returning scorers if he could play this season.

Oh, and he shot 45% from 3-point range in his two seasons with Wichita State.
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Reaves 8p/3r/2a shooting 45% FG, 43% 3pt, 83% FT, 16 steals, 8 blks
McGusty 8p/2r/0a shooting 42% FG, 33% 3pt, 75% FT, 11 steals, 1 blks

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Yes, congrats! A kid that two years ago wasn't ranked by any recruiting service, and who has averaged 4 and 8 ppg the last two years, is now being counted on to turn our program around in a year when we turn over a large part of our roster.

If we were getting him to fill a hole on the bench, I'd like it a lot more. If he starts for two years at OU, I think OU fans are going to be disappointed in both the player and the team over that time. Hope I'm wrong.
I feel the same way about Calixte... people need to be very realistic with this. He played for one of the worst teams in the country. His teams have won about 20 games in his entire 4 year career at Maine.
  • He scored 5 points against Texas Tech and they lost by 40
  • He scored 12 points on 30% shooting against Boston College and they lost by 20
  • He had a nice 17 point game against Georgetown in a game they lost by 21
  • He had an 11 point game on 4-15 shooting against the best team in their league, Vermont.

I really hope he comes in here and is the answer at point guard, because there were lots of good options out there the staff couldnt get done. I know its great that he has D1 experience but we need to be very realistic about guys like Reaves and Calixte.
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I know its great that he has D1 experience but we need to be very realistic about guys like Reaves and Calixte.
We need to be realistic about every player that comes in. You never know what you're getting, and even when a player blows up, as Trae did, things can obviously still go awry.

Absolutely no one is getting so excited about any of these players that we need to be talked down. I just wish Reaves were a juco transfer so we could watch you bounce off the walls with gleeful anticipation.

As for your incessant recital of Calixte's "failures" at Maine, you're aware there were four other players on the court with him, yes? We had perhaps the best PG in our history this year, but even he could only rarely will us to victory in conference play. It takes five players (not even counting the bench guys) to field a quality team. Honestly, that's so freaking basic, I can't believe I have to say it.

No one -- and I mean not a single poster -- has claimed Calixte is some kind of magic fix for what ails us, but given that we had, following TY and Shepherd's departures, not a single PG on the roster, a good, solid player with four years' D1 experience is well worth bringing on board. If he falls short, so be it -- we won't be any worse off with him than without him.
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Good get. Year off will be good for him to improve his all around game, already a great shooter.
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