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    Quote Originally Posted by FormerCawoodTrojan View Post
    I agree with most of this post. I don't think we can make the assumption that Barnes is coming back for academics though. Not saying he isn't, as I have no idea about the kid. I've never met him. I think some people just love the college scene (I would be one of those) and some are ready to get paid. I wish we (UK) had some that loved the college scene more than getting paid.
    I guess it reads that way but I didn't mean to imply he came back for academics. Barnes came back for a bunch of reasons. Academics was just part of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Alec Burks and Tristan Thompson, two guys that could knock Jones down in the draft, have both delcared for the draft today.
    Interesting. Didn't Thompson say he was coming back at first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FormerCawoodTrojan View Post
    I agree with most of this post. I don't think we can make the assumption that Barnes is coming back for academics though. Not saying he isn't, as I have no idea about the kid. I've never met him. I think some people just love the college scene (I would be one of those) and some are ready to get paid. I wish we (UK) had some that loved the college scene more than getting paid.
    I think Barnes is coming back because he loves the college scene...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    I never said he frowns upon his education. I am saying it isn't as much of a factor/important enough to him to keep him in school. Some folks on this board and not on this board make Brandon Knight out to be this 'education first' kind of person and to me that is a false belief. I never said he wasn't smart I just am not buying that he is overly concerned about his education because if he was he'd come back like Harrison Barnes did. Sure he is smart enough to go now but he is also smart enough to know that the NBA isn't going anywhere.
    I am not sure what you meant by some of this. Are you saying with your puke icon that Barnes staying in school made you sick, that some opinions were that Knight may have stayed bc of academics being important to him made you sick, both or something else entirely? I think that Barnes may have stayed in school bc of the uncertainty of an NBA lockout and what that may happen with that. Knight may have decded to go now bc with a couple of others stayed in school and that would raise his draft status even higher. I don't know, none of them called me and I am not very good at mind reading and is jmo.

    At any rate, I was just trying to joke around with the earlier post and say that no one really knew but the players themselves. I was not offended and wasn't trying to offend anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pancake View Post
    I think Barnes is coming back because he loves the college scene...
    I agree...my scout friend said he was eating up the attention at the Jordan game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldrambler View Post
    I am not sure what you meant by some of this. Are you saying with your puke icon that Barnes staying in school made you sick, that some opinions were that Knight may have stayed bc of academics being important to him made you sick, both or something else entirely? I think that Barnes may have stayed in school bc of the uncertainty of an NBA lockout and what that may happen with that. Knight may have decded to go now bc with a couple of others stayed in school and that would raise his draft status even higher. I don't know, none of them called me and I am not very good at mind reading and is jmo.




    At any rate, I was just trying to joke around with the earlier post and say that no one really knew but the players themselves. I was not offended and wasn't trying to offend anyone.

    It's all good. The puke icon is because I am a Duke fan who loathes Harrison Barnes but applauds his decision to stay in school. Because I am a Duke fan it makes me sick to my stomach to applaud anything UNC related especially since it seemed he would end up at Duke but chose UNC. His answer to why he came back was one of the most refreshing answers I have ever heard in my life. And he is at UNC. Thus, the puke smiley.

    I was using Barnes as an example is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Interesting. Didn't Thompson say he was coming back at first?
    Yes he did. Unsolicited at that.

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    The latest from Chad Ford.....


    Terrence Jones still a top 10 pick?
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    Through the first half of the college basketball season, the question wasn't whether Terrence Jones would return for a second season in Lexington; it seemed like a forgone conclusion that he would go pro. Instead, the question was just how high the freshman from Portland, Oreg. would be drafted. Top five? Top three? Top overall?

    A less dominant second half of the season, where Jones was often overshadowed on the court by fellow UK freshmen Brandon Knight and Doron Lamb, and now there's some doubt whether Jones will even keep his name in the draft. And if he does, is he even a top 10 pick anymore?

    ESPN's Chad Ford tackled that question, as well as where Knight and DeAndre Liggins could go if they remain in the draft, in a recent chat.

    - Joe Kaiser

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    Jones still could go as high as fifth

    "Brandon Knight goes somewhere between 5 and 10. Terrence Jones between 5 and 12. Liggins is a potential second round pick based on his defensive abilities. But most likely he goes undrafted."

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    IF we can keep 1 of the 3 I will be at ease going into next season.

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    Good luck to all three of these players.
    I think the Cats will be fine as long as coach keeps recruiting the type of players he has and does nothing to get the school in trouble(like he did at the other places he was at).

    He can coach and he has shown he recruits well, better than most.

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    If they all do stay in depth could be an issue again next season, and again it looks like interior depth will be the main concern. Still though, going to be a talented bunch on the floor and as this year showed, if Calipari can get them streaking at the right time again next year they will make another run. If Hood, Poole, or Vargas can show up next year and get some minutes and contribute then this team will be in pretty good shape still. Especially Vargas, I mean if he can come in next year and add another post presence and grab a few boards maybe get a few put backs and play enough d to get the job done then your looking at a contender still. If Vargas can contribute from the 5 spot it will open up a lot of things because it would allow for Davis to be able to attack from the perimeter and get out of the post.

    All three stay in the draft you see possibly....

    Teague
    Lamb
    Miller
    Gilchrist
    Davis

    Wiltjer, Vargas, Hood, Poole, (Trevor Lacey possibly) Polson, Beckham.


    I mean thats really a team that will need somebody like a Vargas or a Hood to step up and get quality minutes.



    However, you get one of the three back and its a different story, especially a guy like Jones.


    Teague
    Gilchrist
    Miller
    Jones
    Davis

    Lamb, Wiltjer,Hood, Poole, (Lacey), Polson, Beckham


    That right there would be an outstanding rotation. You have a guy you can bring in from the bench to contribute on the perimeter in Lamb and someone who is a contributor down low. Then getting to play guys like Vargas and Hood start to become more of a luxury instead of a necessity. That would be an extremely versatile lineup with almost everyone in the main rotation being able to play and guard multiple positions. Even if Liggins comes back and Jones stays, same can be applied. Liggins fought to bring a lot of lead by example the last couple of season and his effects just being in the lockeroom would help. He would still be able to allow the team to have more diversity, so if you can get either one of them back then its a lot more promising situation but good regardless.

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    ^The NCST kid is a big guy that I wouldn't be surprised to come to UK if Jones stays in the draft...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    ^The NCST kid is a big guy that I wouldn't be surprised to come to UK if Jones stays in the draft...
    Yeah but if that happens would he be able to come in and contribute in his freshman year or is he going to be an enigma in the first year like Stacey Poole?

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    Liggins should be a first round pick I guess everybody forgets all those 3 pointers he made to keep us in ball games plus he is a good ball handler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    It's all good. The puke icon is because I am a Duke fan who loathes Harrison Barnes but applauds his decision to stay in school. Because I am a Duke fan it makes me sick to my stomach to applaud anything UNC related especially since it seemed he would end up at Duke but chose UNC. His answer to why he came back was one of the most refreshing answers I have ever heard in my life. And he is at UNC. Thus, the puke smiley.

    I was using Barnes as an example is all.
    No problem. I can certainly understand why you fell that way about UNC. I have the same type feelings, maybe worse for Louisville and Tennessee

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