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Postby MDJenkins » Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:18 pm

When should we expect the new coaching staff to make strides in replacing the huge gaps on the roster with the twins, Davis and Bandi leaving? How does the new coaching staff keep the continuity of recruiting efforts made by Jank’s staff that remains…for the time being?
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Re: Transfer Portal

Postby tristatecoog » Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:59 am

Is it confirmed that Davis and Bandoumel are leaving?
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Re: Transfer Portal

Postby ponyswim » Thu Apr 07, 2022 12:11 pm

At this time no one is leaving. I am sure that will change because right now we graduate Jasey and 2 Weathers. We having 2 incoming freshmen so that leaves us with 1 scholarship. I am sure we will have more than 1 new player. Questions we will find out the answer to - did Lunblade on scholarship mean he is promised that for new year as well. Same with Young. Will we keep McBride? It will be a lively April/May I think.
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Re: Transfer Portal

Postby tristatecoog » Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:34 pm

https://smumustangs.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster

2022-23 roster shows ten players, excluding Jasey and Weathers bros. Add the two HS signees and you're at twelve which just leaves the one 'ship as you said.

It would be pretty bad form to cut Lundblade's scholarship after one semester (awarded late Jan) but maybe it wasn't promised beyond this year. McBride only played 1.4 minutes per game in ten games in year three. All-Academic guy.
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Re: Transfer Portal

Postby Silk » Thu Apr 07, 2022 2:32 pm

ponyswim wrote:Questions we will find out the answer to - did Lunblade on scholarship mean he is promised that for new year as well. Same with Young. Will we keep McBride? It will be a lively April/May I think.

Good questions. Scholarships are 1-year renewable agreements, although most schools honor them unless something huge gets in the way (academics, discipline, etc.) because AAU and HS coaches have long memories. Indiscriminately running off players is bad for business ... although new coaches tend to get a pass for such decisions as they bring in "their guys."
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Re: Transfer Portal

Postby MDJenkins » Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:29 pm

Agree pulling ships might be bad form but it’s part of the game. We definitely need to free up some space for the transfer portal. We would have been in deep trouble without it this past season. The question is do we want to win despite hurting some feelings? Also, why would Bandi or Davis want to return since we will not be competing for an AAC title?
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Re: Transfer Portal

Postby ponyswim » Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:25 pm

Lindblade was put on scholarship on Jan.19th. Right when second semester started. The timing indicates the SMU could not find a transfer, or another player that they wanted to come second semester. Given that, their may have been an understanding that this was not necessarily "permanent" but a good way to use money they had available and would go unused.
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Re: Transfer Portal

Postby Charleston Pony » Thu Apr 07, 2022 8:35 pm

ponyswim wrote:Lindblade was put on scholarship on Jan.19th. Right when second semester started. The timing indicates the SMU could not find a transfer, or another player that they wanted to come second semester. Given that, their may have been an understanding that this was not necessarily "permanent" but a good way to use money they had available and would go unused.


I thought Semi Ojeleye "funded" that 'ship so did it even count against the 13 we are allowed?
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Re: Transfer Portal

Postby Charleston Pony » Thu Apr 07, 2022 9:08 pm

tristatecoog wrote:https://smumustangs.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster

2022-23 roster shows ten players, excluding Jasey and Weathers bros. Add the two HS signees and you're at twelve which just leaves the one 'ship as you said.

It would be pretty bad form to cut Lundblade's scholarship after one semester (awarded late Jan) but maybe it wasn't promised beyond this year. McBride only played 1.4 minutes per game in ten games in year three. All-Academic guy.


If in fact those 10 are back and all count against the scholarship limits, it's going to be critical for Lanier to find a rim protector/rebounding machine to be the 13th guy. Not sure that's ultimagtely going to be the case.
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Re: Transfer Portal

Postby ponyswim » Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:32 pm

Semi was involved in the announcement to Lundblade, but he was put on scholarship, not an NIL deal (which is a way to get more scholarships.)
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Re: Transfer Portal

Postby mustangxc » Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:55 pm

We picked up our first player of the Bob Lanier era! So far so good.

https://twitter.com/Samuell/status/1514295146141077512
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Re: Transfer Portal

Postby Mustangs35SMU » Wed Apr 13, 2022 1:38 pm

Back to back days with 5 star players transferring to SMU...not used to this!!
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Re: Transfer Portal

Postby ponyboy » Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:47 pm

Holy CRAP! What a day!
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Re: Transfer Portal

Postby Charleston Pony » Wed Apr 13, 2022 3:02 pm

Highly recruited out of H.S. although he lost a little of his star luster at Louisville. Hopefully coming home will help him become the player most expected him to be although his Louisville bio sounds pretty impressive. It's always good to have local players on the roster who might help boost attendance in Moody

Compare his H.S. rating

https://247sports.com/Player/Samuell-Wi ... ol-195722/

To transfer portal rating

https://247sports.com/Season/2022-Baske ... nkey=24033
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Re: Transfer Portal

Postby Charleston Pony » Wed Apr 13, 2022 4:34 pm

Career stats show a drop off between his '20-'21 and '21-'22 seasons that explains his being "down graded". Minutes and shooting percentage really fell off. Hope he comes to SMU with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove

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GP MIN FG% 3P% FT% REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS YR
30 16.9 45.6 15.4 56.9 3.7 0.8 0.1 0.5 1.1 1.0 5.6 '21-'22
18 28.6 47.9 25.0 70.6 8.1 1.2 0.1 0.3 2.3 1.7 9.6 '20-'21
31 15.3 47.0 33.3 69.0 2.5 0.6 0.2 0.3 1.6 1.1 4.4 '19-'20
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