Mohammed Bamba commits to Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Or maybe he just liked Texas more...
    I agree. It could be a number of reasons. I don't fault any kid for the school they pick.
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    One thing is certain , winning didnt play a major role in the choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrongSide View Post
    That's great if he truly feels that way I just thought it was funny reading that he cared about the academics.
    Hard to believe it, but there are some out there that really do (e.g. Bamba apparently, Knight, PPat and etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Hard to believe it, but there are some out there that really do (e.g. Bamba apparently, Knight, PPat and etc.)
    PPat got it done whilst still attending UK. Not sure about Knight I know he was a good student but I don't know if he has finished his degree or not.

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    Bamba is one of the brightest kids to enter major college basketball in the decade plus I've been working in the business. He was legit accepted to Harvard on his academic merit. It isn't wise to lump him in with your standard 5 star recruiting situations...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Bamba is one of the brightest kids to enter major college basketball in the decade plus I've been working in the business. He was legit accepted to Harvard on his academic merit. It isn't wise to lump him in with your standard 5 star recruiting situations...
    Good for him I hope he stays in school 4 years and gets his degree, it's interesting though if he really picked a school based on academics why he wouldn't choose Harvard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrongSide View Post
    Good for him I hope he stays in school 4 years and gets his degree, it's interesting though if he really picked a school based on academics why he wouldn't choose Harvard.
    He'll be a one and done, but I can almost guarantee he will continue to work towards his degree while in the NBA. The kid is going to have a chance to make millions by 30 and then be set for life with his education. Keep sounding like a bitter UK fan. It's a great look. Promise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    He'll be a one and done, but I can almost guarantee he will continue to work towards his degree while in the NBA. The kid is going to have a chance to make millions by 30 and then be set for life with his education. Keep sounding like a bitter UK fan. It's a great look. Promise...
    GT: How would you compare him to Nerlens Noel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justsayin View Post
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    If you read the young man's letter, it appears he made a sound, thoughtful decision that was best for him.

    I have no problem with it. And I'm an ardent UK fan. I wish him luck.
    Easy kid to root for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldbird View Post
    GT: How would you compare him to Nerlens Noel?
    I hate player comps, so I wouldn't...

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    I was really hoping to get him and thought we would. I look forward to following his career regardless.

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    The kid simply made the best choice for himself in his opinion, and that is all that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    He'll be a one and done, but I can almost guarantee he will continue to work towards his degree while in the NBA. The kid is going to have a chance to make millions by 30 and then be set for life with his education. Keep sounding like a bitter UK fan. It's a great look. Promise...
    Thanks I do my best!! Just keep saying he chose a school based on education, it really shows your experience in your field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrongSide View Post
    Thanks I do my best!! Just keep saying he chose a school based on education, it really shows your experience in your field.
    @gametime doesn't need my defense, but I'll absolutely take his opinion over anyone else's on this board when it comes to recruits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    @gametime doesn't need my defense, but I'll absolutely take his opinion over anyone else's on this board when it comes to recruits.
    That's fine, just not gonna take an insult from him.

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