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Posted on: April 15, 2019 at 13:47:20 CT
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For the most part everything you say could happen. But I have my doubts and will play the devil's advocate for the heck of it.

First counter argument: Building through transfers happens because you have roster problems and are rebuilding. Players like this Williams kid have over-inflated value as transfers - he's essentially a limited quantity with a market comprised of just a limited number of schools with the right combination of need and available scholarship. But chances are he's just a average P5 level player - even as he'll be recruited as a prime target. As soon as you balance your class and are out of a rebuild, you'll want to have classes comprised of a couple solid 4-year guys and 1 early entry.

Second counter argument: transfer are usually available for a reason. If he's available because of a coaching change, I say OK. The rare kid will explode at the lower level and then have options to transfer up. But mostly these are kids who want to leave for a reason that you don't necessarily want to import into your program.

Conclusion: only the blue bloods will land the true high level transfers. The other programs, like MU, are just addressing problems that inherent when you're not very good. That's no way to build a program.

Edited by GapDaddy at 13:48:03 on 04/15/19
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RMN on Williams development - wu-tangtiger MU - 4/15 10:01:40
     Attempting to project an ideal situation for the next couple - alwaysright MU - 4/15 21:56:49
          The staff is actually recruiting several bigs for 2020 - wu-tangtiger MU - 4/15 22:48:00
               As I see it, they need to either be sold on Braun or not. - alwaysright MU - 4/16 12:01:09
                    I think Tilmon and Mitch will have a bigger impact - wu-tangtiger MU - 4/16 13:06:00
     bigger picture for college basketball - o'lineydisciple MU - 4/15 13:28:33
          Cuonzo doesn't recruit tall guys anymore......Tigerboard. (nm) - Uncle John MU - 4/15 14:09:53
               I know you aren’t serious but - wu-tangtiger MU - 4/15 14:30:15
          I'll play the other side.... - GapDaddy MU - 4/15 13:47:20
               Well you did say you were playing Devils Advocate - longtimereader MU - 4/15 18:38:15
          More players transfer from P6 to G5 schools - wu-tangtiger MU - 4/15 13:43:29




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