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Verbalcommits.com has their yearly transfer list, currently at 329-
https://www.verbalcommits.com/transfers/2017

There are 4 former Bradley layers on the list: Alex Foster, Lou Griffith, Jerome Merritt, & Ronnie Suggs.
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Old 04-02-2017, 03:37 PM
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There are also two others who are also former Brian Wardle players
https://www.verbalcommits.com/players/kerem-kanter
http://archive.jsonline.com/sports/p...207812561.html
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Old 04-12-2017, 03:21 AM
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Here is an interesting transfer

A deep bench kid at Louisville - a 7-footer playing for Rick Pitino

He leaves Louisville and heads to Minnesota to play for Rick Pitino's son Richard Pitino
http://www.courier-journal.com/story...ota/100324064/



also - not really a "transfer" topic - but...
looks like Kentucky's entire STARTING five are leaving to pursue pro opportunities...
most are freshman, sophs...
Is this what college athletics was intended? Kids that come, play one year then ditch their educational opportunities and leave?
Expect more rule changes but I doubt they will extend the mandatory period from one year to 2 years - cuz that'll send a lot of pro-caliber kids straight overseas for a couple years then can try NBA draft

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Old 04-19-2017, 03:55 AM
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There may be no team in DI hit harder by players transferring than MEMPHIS..
several of their top players are leaving and transferring leaving open scholarships and Memphis head coach Tubby Smith scrambling to find anyone with DI talent to fill them......and one of he departing players having a few unkind things to say...
I hope anyone considering transferring in at Memphis checks on why this is happening...
http://www.cbssports.com/college-bas...just-one-year/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ith/100427826/
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Now Wichita is losing one of their key returnees to transfer...

Daishon Smith, a very athletic guard who was known for spectacular dunks, he started 12 games, and averaged 5 ppg/2 rpg/2 apf and hit 38.4% from 3-pt
He is a junior (juco player) and has only one year left somewhere else.
Speculation is that since he plays behind Landry Shamet, his playing time will be sparse...so looking elsewhere.

http://www.goshockers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2954
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Daishon Smith was a junior college transfer who was a starter early last season, and got a lot of playing time in the non-conference part of their schedule. But as the season progressed, his playing time dwindled to as little as 6 minutes per game, as Gregg Marshall went with a taller lineup with Landry Shamet playing more point guard.
He was one of their better perimeter shooters at 38.4% from three. He will need to sit out a year if he transfers to another D1 school.
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now another player leaving Wichita, Kaelen Malone - a walk on backup point guard
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We all know that it is all about money in the top echelons of college ball. We have heard that the top schools want to not risk playing the lower schools because of the risk (cost) of losing to a lower school. Now we see all of the transferring and player movement that is not intended by the NCAA system.

I just had a crazy idea and I do not know all of the implications, but why not have revenue sharing in the NCAA and level the playing field? This is what the NFL does. Most games are exciting to watch. No one knows who is going to win or lose an NFL game as most games come down to 2-3 plays that determine the outcome.

I am sure I am not seeing the whole picture here, but I want to toss this out for discussion.
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but the schools with the most revenue don't want to share it...
and I am not sure how you're ever gonna get the schools like Notre Dame, Villanova, or even Bradley to want to share revenue with, say a WIU or NC A&T...
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but the schools with the most revenue don't want to share it...
and I am not sure how you're ever gonna get the schools like Notre Dame, Villanova, or even Bradley to want to share revenue with, say a WIU or NC A&T...
Of course, you are right. I only think about the benefits and some way to make NCAA M BB more competitive for the fans. The arrogance of some of the top coaches, or those that are on their way to the top really bugs me. A coach is someone you should look up to, but some of them think they are above the law and what is decent. One of those top coaches publicly said, and Im paraphrasing, ....if I want your player I am just going to take him.... I just love it when a mid major knocks off a BCS school. I'd like the entire NCAA field to be more competitive, but money is the issue.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:59 PM
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In every sport - MLB, NFL, etc...

there are teams who dominate, some are very successful and some not so...

BUT - we don't see the Yankees trying to collude with the Dodgers, the Cards, and a few others..to split off from MLB and form their own league so they can keep a bigger share of the money..

We don't see the Packers, the Pats, the Steelers - trying to form their own league and break away from the NFL so they have all the limelight and more money

And we don't see Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, and Matt Damon colluding to make special deals with the Hollywood studios to only market their films and exclude the lesser stars...


but in College FB and a lesser extent College BKB this is what we see and they're getting greedier and greedier...
Funny thing, tho is that most of the bigger schools STILL lose money - only a handful are truly profitable...
Like what happened here - even in the midst of revenue shortages, they spend like crazy on themselves, wasteful, corrupt and then use their cash shortfall for the reasoning to be all the more greedy and corrupt.

They are trying like heck to ruin the sport -
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Of course, you are right. I only think about the benefits and some way to make NCAA M BB more competitive for the fans. The arrogance of some of the top coaches, or those that are on their way to the top really bugs me. A coach is someone you should look up to, but some of them think they are above the law and what is decent. One of those top coaches publicly said, and Im paraphrasing, ....if I want your player I am just going to take him.... I just love it when a mid major knocks off a BCS school. I'd like the entire NCAA field to be more competitive, but money is the issue.
I think part of the problem is the NCAA does not do what they say they do. They are propagating this situation. They are partial to the bigger schools. They are afraid of their power and intimidation. The NCAA puts more emphasis on whether a State has an extra bathroom for Transgenders than a school bringing in prostitutes for their recruits like Louisville. They create a quideline for mid majors to raise their RPI ( scheduling better) knowing the bigger schools wont do that
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Great points!

I wonder what would happen if the BCS schools got together and tried to form their own club. There have been some past posts about this. Id like to hear what you all think about this? Wouldn't it be a disaster if they somehow formed a unique segment and only played each other to avoid getting destroyed by a mid major or a lower BCS school?
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Great points!

I wonder what would happen if the BCS schools got together and tried to form their own club. There have been some past posts about this. Id like to hear what you all think about this? Wouldn't it be a disaster if they somehow formed a unique segment and only played each other to avoid getting destroyed by a mid major or a lower BCS school?
Those are some excellent points that I have been thinking about also. I am thinking about starting a separate thread devoted just to that. Would love to see everyone's ideas on that
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Here's a transfer that I am sure a hundred DI programs will instantly go hard after...

LiAngelo Ball, freshman at UCLA, has withdrawn from school and will explore "other options" and transfer...
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Wherever he goes will mean the baggage of his overbearing Dad.
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isn't ISU sitting on an open scholarship?
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LiAngelo Ball is not even that good. He was rated 3-stars at best. He lacks the ball handling and athletic skills of his brothers, and is bigger (6'4", 230 pounds) and slower. He was recruited just to make his dad happy, so UCLA could get Lonzo, a highly rated 5-star recruit, and the little brother LaMelo (also a 5-star recruit by some, but who I also think is overrated).
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Here's a transfer that I am sure a hundred DI programs will instantly go hard after...

LiAngelo Ball, freshman at UCLA, has withdrawn from school and will explore "other options" and transfer...
Both LiAngelo Ball and his 16 year old brother LaMelo Ball have reportedly signed contracts to play professionally in Lithuania,
with the Lithuanian team Vytautas and are expected to head to Lithuania right after the holidays.
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Both LiAngelo Ball and his 16 year old brother LaMelo Ball have reportedly signed contracts to play professionally in Lithuania,
with the Lithuanian team Vytautas and are expected to head to Lithuania right after the holidays.
Good luck with that. Taylor Brown played in Lithuania last year, and he and his black teammates were subjected to significant racism. The level of basketball played in Lithuania is actually pretty good, and I can't see either of the Ball kids succeeding against that level of competition. Neither has ever played a single minute of college basketball.
As I said above, LiAngelo, the middle son of Lavar Ball and the one who left UCLA after the shoplifting incident in China, is not that highly rated of a player. He plays the power forward position, but he is no more than 6'5", and he will be dominated easily by the bigger and more experienced European pros.
LaMelo is only a high school junior who just turned 16 years of age. He is listed at 6'3", 160 lbs., but is probably not that big. I can't see him going up against professional international players in the Lithuanian pro league either.
This should be fun to watch.
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