I think he'll be a baller. I see that you guys are a finalist for our freshman stud transfer as well. Not that he'll help in 2015, but Torin Dorn is going to be a fuging star, even in the ACC. He has a complete game and superb athleticism. I really hate that we lost him, but it's worth losing a player even as good as him to get rid of a terrible coaching staff. He seemed like a really good kid too, so State will be getting a really great player if he ends up there. I have a feeling he'll join the 4 star recruit we also lost as a result of the coaching change in Miami though.
LOL, stan you actually think basketball isn't one of the 5 sports implicated in the allegations? Basketball is DEFINITELY getting punished. So is football. Baseball too. The other two sports, anyone's guess is as good as mine. The allegations were level 1 offenses, which are the most severe and show a lack of institutional control.
5 sports at UNC are going to get fuged pretty hard, at least for a year, probably longer.
Shaun Kirk, an underrated recruit in 2015 IMO, committed to NCSU last night. I was pretty bummed because he seemed pretty high on Charlotte. After he committed to State, Calipari rushes in and offers him a scholarship and now he's considering going to UK instead because he didn't sign a LOI for State.
Not that I care about NCSU, but fug Calipari. Commitments have never meant anything in college football, but they've generally been respected in college basketball.
Chris Ferguson is leaving OK State to join Price's staff.
Houston Fancher is also joining the staff. He was a former App State head coach and most recently was an assistant at UNCW with Buzz Peterson. He did reasonably well at App State considering App has never put much of a priority on basketball.
Apparently 2 assistants have already been lined up. One coming from a high major program and one is a former head coach. No names released yet. I imagine the third will be a Charlotte alum like Byron Dinkins or Demarco Johnson
No doubt, but when you're a CUSA school, gotta take risks sometimes.
I'm looking forward to seeing assistants though. I'd like to see him grab someone with head coaching experience to put on his bench and also some people with local recruiting ties.
The hire has drawn a lot of attention though, that's for sure. I hope the surge in excitement by niner fans translates into people buying season tickets again. When I was in school 05-09, we had 7000+ per game, which is really good for a school not in a power conference. The atmosphere was a lot of fun. Everything was worse with Major except recruiting. He signed some really solid guys, including a few top 100 recruits, but he had a difficult time keeping them (had a lot of transfers) and his results on the court speak for themselves.
I'm excited about the hire. He needs some good assistants around him to help out with recruiting, but I think he'll be an excellent coach.
I think his name will be exciting to the parents of recruits that know him from his playing days. Dude was an 4x NBA all star, almost 11,000 career points and 5000 assists. He has a gold medal and countless collegiate and NBA honors.
As long as he can keep playesr from transferring, he'll have a good core to work with. We have the CUSA freshman of the year and another solid freshman that was top 25 in the nation in 3FG% last season. He has a top 75 PF/C coming in next year (247sports.com ranking)