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Dane Pound

Grad Transfers - Will Brown

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Read this earlier today.  Class act.  Will only help recruiting.  Our program comes off as Champs!

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Love this:

“I’m looking at the glass half full, not half empty,’’ Brown said. “No excuses. We’ll have different guys on different nights. I like the talent in our program. I’m confident we’ll be good.’’

 

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Will Brown saw the trend coming ... while others were chasing the easy story ... Will was out.there creating the next UALBANY chapter ..GREAT JOB Will!!

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Good article and Will & UA come off very well; but I have to disagree with the author on the following: 

" He understands that to pull off consistency, even in a one-bid league is a monster challenge, but no more so than it is for a team from a multiple bid league. Coaches need to develop, coach and retain players. And when they don’t, they just have to regroup and march on."

The challenges in multiple bid league are different than in a one bid league but definitely NOT equal. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer and the richer you are even more so. The ncaa says it is all about the students, but I've seen little or no evidence of this. IMHO their actions are all about helping the power conferences at expense of the smaller and especially hurting the smallest one bid conferences.

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Perfect reply

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 “No excuses. We’ll have different guys on different nights. I like the talent in our program. I’m confident we’ll be good.’’ - CB 

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Major conference teams have to deal with transfers as well, and they lose talent to the NBA draft every year too. While the challenges are different, mids would do well by embracing the change and working hard to get the best players they can. Utilize it as a strength, not bitch and complain and use it as an excuse.

Will Brown seems to have the right attitude, and that is why he is a consistent 20 game winner.

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2 hours ago, godanesgo99 said:

Major conference teams have to deal with transfers as well, and they lose talent to the NBA draft every year too. While the challenges are different, mids would do well by embracing the change and working hard to get the best players they can. Utilize it as a strength, not bitch and complain and use it as an excuse.

Will Brown seems to have the right attitude, and that is why he is a consistent 20 game winner.

99, While I agree with everything you are saying; my point is the difficulties majors face are NOT the same difficulties mid and low majors face {as the article's author claims.} Also, while majors certainly have losing player issues, they have considerable more resources to adjust . In addition,  when a one bid conference loses a player the impact can be far greater and more costly in many ways as well as in winning and losing. In a one bid conference a bad shooting night, a bad bounce here and there, and sub quality officiating can cost a team an ncaa bid. Losing a player (especially a stud) in a one bid conference is significantly more damaging than losing a major player to the NBA where the team generally just reloads with another McDonald's All American.

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No doubt that is true. But this is the new reality in college ball. The sooner mid-major coaches realize it, and adjust to do it, the better off they will be. It seems like Brown has done just that.

Many in this board have disagreed with me, but I am sticking with what I have been saying since the day the news of Joe and David leaving hit the press:

This needs to be a selling point of the program. So many talented, athletic kids are going to P5 schools, only to be recruited over by 1 and done type players. These kids would be stars in mid-major conferences, but not get anything more than mop up time in the bigs until their junior or senior year. Have them come to UA. Help them graduate in 3 or let them red shirt and graduate on time in 4. Be ROY. Be 1st team all conference. Be the star. The big fish in the little pond. Get a degree while being a rock star. Then get a starting role for your grad transfer year at a major conference school.

Everybody wins. If a mid major does it well enough, after a few years they can build the program strong enough where the players no longer want to leave because they are getting at large bids from a mid-major conference.

In today's world, this is how you become Gonzaga of the east. (sorry to use the old BS LCC line)

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