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    Hope he grows an inch or two and adds 25+ lbs in the next year. This DOES NOT look like a quality D1 signee on paper (hope I'm dead wrong)...Seems more like a roster filler that you find late in recruiting.

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    Agreed but he's a senior this year so another year until he's on campus.


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    Try this to get to know our future Ragin'Cajun. He's a 6A state champion.

    http://www.maxpreps.com/m/article.as...e-848b8f0cd172

    Maybe, hopefully Marlin's into a talent before everyone else like he did with EP, and Shepard.


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    I noted he made the state championship all tournament team, was his team's leading scorer in Championship game, and is a good free throw shooter. Those are all encouraging stats. If they indicate he can contribute in college despite being 5' 10" is a question i cannot answer. Strange we take a commitment from someone that small 3 months before the early signing period. However he has time to physically mature and it is almost 1 1/2 years before he has to play in a college game. Could be longer if he redshirts. Kasey Shepherd was the last Texas HS player we took. He ended as one of our all time guys in steals and was a team leader at the end of his career. Kasey was also not recruited heavily. Hope this guy contributes At least at that level.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    I noted he made the state championship all tournament team, was his team's leading scorer in Championship game, and is a good free throw shooter. Those are all encouraging stats. If they indicate he can contribute in college despite being 5' 10" is a question i cannot answer. Strange we take a commitment from someone that small 3 months before the early signing period. However he has time to physically mature and it is almost 1 1/2 years before he has to play in a college game. Could be longer if he redshirts. Kasey Shepherd was the last Texas HS player we took. He ended as one of our all time guys in steals and was a team leader at the end of his career. Kasey was also not recruited heavily. Hope this guy contributes At least at that level.
    One more point on this. He is a member of a Houston area AAU team. I know the staff hit the AAU circuit hard earlier in summer. MAybe he did things there to warrant the scholarship offer. As i said earlier, It seems awful early to offer a guy that small. They must see some potential to do so.

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    He's taller than Spud Webb.

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    I liked Kasey Shepard more than most, all the way back to his freshman year. But he is a good example of a Southland body type seems to be more of the norm nowadays. Physically, Dwayne Mitchell is the other side of the spectrum, and I'd rather us be closer to Mitchell than Shepard.....But that's just me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jumboragncajun View Post
    I liked Kasey Shepard more than most, all the way back to his freshman year. But he is a good example of a Southland body type seems to be more of the norm nowadays. Physically, Dwayne Mitchell is the other side of the spectrum, and I'd rather us be closer to Mitchell than Shepard.....But that's just me.
    Kasey is a fantastic young man. I would take 12 of him on my team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    He's taller than Spud Webb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragin4U View Post
    Kasey is a fantastic young man. I would take 12 of him on my team.
    I know you'll take this the wrong way, but I promise I mean no offense. Being a good young man is paramount in society; but not in competitive sports. I'm a big fan of Kasey as well, but 12 of him would get us run out of the gym on most nights. I'm very supportive of Bob recruiting class people (see 90% of our current roster) but it's time to WIN. I was part of the vocal few the expressed support for our results last year, but it's time to take a major step forward. New crib, influx of talent, new regime, new money coming in...

    I know this: My calendar is being cleared for March. I think we'll have some traveling to do.

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    I don't think he was saying he'd be happy with a team of undersized guards. Clearly you need a balanced team. You wouldn't win with a team of only Shack's either. To me he was talking competitive nature, skill set, and integrity.

    In most sports a good big man usually outdoes a good little man. The reason Spudd Webb name rises up is because so few good little men make it big time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    I don't think he was saying he'd be happy with a team of undersized guards. Clearly you need a balanced team. You wouldn't win with a team of only Shack's either. To me he was talking competitive nature, skill set, and integrity.

    In most sports a good big man usually outdoes a good little man. The reason Spudd Webb name rises up is because so few good little men make it big time.
    And I wasn't being literal either. My point was to his natural ability. If I have 12 C+ players, whatever position they might play, whatever size they might be, we're still losing a lot of games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    I know you'll take this the wrong way, but I promise I mean no offense. Being a good young man is paramount in society; but not in competitive sports. I'm a big fan of Kasey as well, but 12 of him would get us run out of the gym on most nights. I'm very supportive of Bob recruiting class people (see 90% of our current roster) but it's time to WIN. I was part of the vocal few the expressed support for our results last year, but it's time to take a major step forward. New crib, influx of talent, new regime, new money coming in...
    I know this: My calendar is being cleared for March. I think we'll have some traveling to do.
    Point taken... and you are correct. But if you want to build a team, take the most talented guys around regardless of character. If you want to build a program, you have to look at character as well as talent. Of course, no kid will be perfect but ...

    I think Marlin, in some ways, prevented Kasey from being the player he was capable of. One of the things I dislike about Marlin's coaching style is his quick hook for shooters. A shooter has to get into a rhythm and if Kasey or Register missed a shot, they would automatically look to the bench, knowing that they would probably get yanked. So I think Kasey could have been a better basketball player but I dont think you will find a better kid.
    While I usually support the coach, and I support Marlin, I totally agree that if a trip to the Dance doesn't happen this year, we might need to move in a different direction. On paper, this looks to be the best team we have had in a while. There are some things that can happen with injuries, team chemistry, etc but its time to take the next step.

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    A trip to the dance should not be the only criteria. Finishing 8th and having a four game winning streak to the dance shouldn't keep his job. Conversely finishing third or better and not make the dance shouldn't be cause to lose his job.

    Getting to the dance is certainly one of the most important components but by no means is it the do or die.


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    How about finishing 8th, winning the Sunbelt tourney and winning a game in the Dance?


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    That wouldn't be a good season, only a good thing that is actually meaningless. The regular season champions rarely go. So it's really a combination of superlatives that would be a vote of confidence. Have an outstanding regular season and get to the dance. Win a game there and move on.

    You simply cannot overlook an 8th place finish with a mature and allegedly talented team.


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    I would agree that 8th would be a disaster but winning that game would mean a good bump in $. I by no means would think that would be a good season however.


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    We ain't finishing in 8th place this year.


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