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3 minutes ago, Artesian_86 said:

Yep, I specifically remember reading that when he signed.... Look where selfish got him.

Yeah...UK was the quickest path to NBA millions (also his words).  Brooks is a 3 with a broken shot or an undersized four.  His 23% career rate from distance is worse than anyone on IU last year and most considered IU a poor-shooting team.

The idea of him and his father at another IU school doesn't bother me in the least.

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5 minutes ago, Lurker said:

I thought those were his dads words. Either way, as long as he's not at UK I'll wish him luck.

They were on the same wavelength.   Dad tweeted it and he talked about doing what was best for him in his press conference.  What a disaster of a decision. 

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2 minutes ago, FKIM01 said:

Yeah...UK was the quickest path to NBA millions (also his words).  Brooks is a 3 with a broken shot or an undersized four.  His 23% career rate from distance is worse than anyone on IU last year and most considered IU a poor-shooting team.

The idea of him and his father at another IU school doesn't bother me in the least.

.....one would think Coach Woodson and his NBA experience would fit that statement better. Maybe not quickest path to NBA, but the most honest and realistic path to the NBA.

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57 minutes ago, FKIM01 said:

 

I guess I am confused, I get that he is using the word selfish but what kid makes a college decision that they don’t think is selfishly what’s best for them?

Has anyone here made an employment decision that they didn’t think was in their best interest? Would anyone actually look their kid in the eye and say, “I know we’ve determined option A is what’s best for you, but you should do option B because the option B folks need you more”? 

 

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1 hour ago, KoB2011 said:

I guess I am confused, I get that he is using the word selfish but what kid makes a college decision that they don’t think is selfishly what’s best for them?

Has anyone here made an employment decision that they didn’t think was in their best interest? Would anyone actually look their kid in the eye and say, “I know we’ve determined option A is what’s best for you, but you should do option B because the option B folks need you more”? 

 

Almost every decision we made is in some way selfish and what is best for us and for our family, especially when it comes to employment, education, and sports

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46 minutes ago, KoB2011 said:

I guess I am confused, I get that he is using the word selfish but what kid makes a college decision that they don’t think is selfishly what’s best for them?

Has anyone here made an employment decision that they didn’t think was in their best interest? Would anyone actually look their kid in the eye and say, “I know we’ve determined option A is what’s best for you, but you should do option B because the option B folks need you more”? 

 

That was just a piece I found quickly.  His whole press conference is where he talked about the quickest way to NBA millions among other things.

I get considering what is best for you but the emphasis he put (more than once) on being selfish and using UK as a springboard to quickly get to the NBA millions just didn't sound very appealing to a fan who wanted to see their team win.  Everyone has a some self interest, but he seemed to have a little more than usual based on his stated decision factors.

...and I get that his father probably had a lot of influence there and should really own his share of what turned out to be a poor decision.

I contrast that to Trayce who, when asked about NIL and $$$ in the interview posted yesterday, said all the right things...that it was nice but not his primary motivation and he preferred teammates who wanted to win over players who wanted to get paid.  I don't doubt he likes the green as most everyone does, but he at least says the right things and seems to prioritize success on the court.

Hindsight being what it is, Keion probably did IU a favor.  I just keep thinking what a poor decision UK ended up being for him and wondering if he'd have developed better somewhere else (not necessarily IU).  Surely at some point, recruits start noticing that most UK recruits really don't develop beyond expectations and a lot of them don't even end up meeting expectations.

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1 hour ago, KoB2011 said:

 

Has anyone here made an employment decision that they didn’t think was in their best interest? 

 

I did the porn star thing even though I knew having it being on my resume would hurt future employment opportunities.

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11 minutes ago, FKIM01 said:

Surely at some point, recruits start noticing that most UK recruits really don't develop beyond expectations and a lot of them don't even end up meeting expectations.

Considering the drop off in their recruiting the past few years, this has been noticed. They still get highly ranked recruits but not as highly ranked as when Cal first arrived. Now those top 5 and top 10 players are going to Duke and other places.

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20 hours ago, KoB2011 said:

I guess I am confused, I get that he is using the word selfish but what kid makes a college decision that they don’t think is selfishly what’s best for them?

Has anyone here made an employment decision that they didn’t think was in their best interest? Would anyone actually look their kid in the eye and say, “I know we’ve determined option A is what’s best for you, but you should do option B because the option B folks need you more”? 

 

Sure.  It's like, "I'm taking my talents to south beach." 

A totally true statement in every way shape and form.  A stupid thing to say publicly, exactly.  

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Former 🌪 T Hunter announcing today.  Gotta be Texas 💰💵

I’m sure most disagree but I actually don’t want a 3 year transfer to block kids who committed to play for Purdue not one & done or 💰.

I’ll take Grady Eifert & Braden Smith even if it means no FF.  
 

love players finally getting something….I tell myself 😬

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