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The Mine / Re: Kelvin Jones
« Last post by Chanson on Today at 08:52:46 AM »
I could swear Culpeper and Stone played against Butler in 2010 in the NCAA tournament.
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The Mine / Re: Kelvin Jones
« Last post by stanman505 on Today at 07:07:42 AM »
It's been a while since we had someone who consistently went to the hole with authority.  I hope he can maintain that attitude in D1.  Obviously Hobbs is one of those schools you have to respect.  If he shows up and is still here in 2018 I'll get excited.  Until then, I will assume that he will be playing his upper-classman years elsewhere.

Who cares if he shows for a junior/senior season.  All that matters is that when he plays for UTEP he helps the team.  College basketball has changed.  There are now more opportunities for a kid to play professionally and get paid.  They also get paid more than they will after graduation.  There is a very small window for a kid to make money playing sports and I have no problem with them taking that opportunity.  The fascination/infatuation with 4 year players boggles my mind.  Here are our recent four year players:

Hooper Vint
Cedric Lang
Julian Washburn
CJ Cooper
Julyan Stone
Randy Culpepper
John Tofi
Brandon Wolfram

I am sure I am missing a few but of those only Tofi played an NCAA tournament game. 

As far as Kelvin Jones goes I have heard good things about him.  He has improve his upper body strength and the coaches are expecting big things from him.  I have heard that he got the better of Brodricks Jones in pick up games.  Not sure if Buddha saw the writing on the wall about playing time.  The thing about the turnover that makes it difficult for the fans is that CTF runs a defensive system that is different than what most have ever played.  It is not that he expects them to play harder, but rather the way CTF wants them to defend the high pick and roll.  The way CTF wants it defended depends on other things and so it takes some time for players to get used to having to read the situation and defend the play accordingly.
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The Mine / Re: Kelvin Jones
« Last post by SisyphusMiner on Today at 06:31:09 AM »
It's been a while since we had someone who consistently went to the hole with authority.  I hope he can maintain that attitude in D1.  Obviously Hobbs is one of those schools you have to respect.  If he shows up and is still here in 2018 I'll get excited.  Until then, I will assume that he will be playing his upper-classman years elsewhere.
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The Mine / Kelvin Jones
« Last post by Chanson on Today at 12:16:12 AM »
OK, I know everyone has already seen this, but have you SEEN this? This kid moves and destroys his body like Larry Bird. His footwork and post moves are for sure D1 level. This guy is not afraid to work and all this was a year ago. He has been working with UTEP trainers and is playing pick up games and is just flat out improving. This kid is going to be a beast once CTF shocks him with defense. This is kid will get into some foul trouble early like all freshmen do, but I like what is coming to the paint a lot.

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The Mine / Re: Ced
« Last post by Chanson on May 05, 2016, 03:03:32 PM »
I hope he makes it big. The kid kept his nose clean and had the best work ethic of them all. He deserves it.

Go Ced
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The Mine / Re: Matt Willms
« Last post by Minermojo on May 05, 2016, 11:34:21 AM »
Watching A. Moore reminds me of an "under control" Omega. This kid has a smooth jumper and can take it to the rim. He also can make his layups but might need a little help with them still. He's smart and knows how to use the very rare tip-in. I like him and it's a good get.

Congrats to Adrian and thanks for signing with us.
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The Mine / Re: Matt Willms
« Last post by Chanson on May 05, 2016, 11:19:25 AM »
Well, thank God you didn't end that sentence with walking. Also, it looks like Adrian Moore is signing LOI on Saturday. School probably wanted to wait to set up a media day for the kid. Good thing, because we need him. With his shooting & leaping ability, he would fill in for the SG/SF positions nicely. I guess he and Cameron will duke it out for minutes. I love it.

http://www.minerrush.com/2016/5/5/11599076/utep-basketball-adrian-moore-will-sign-loi-on-saturday
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The Mine / Re: Replaced a 4 Star with a 4 Star
« Last post by stanman505 on May 05, 2016, 10:31:19 AM »
Miner Rush is reporting that Adrian Moore will sign his LOI on Saturday.

http://www.minerrush.com/2016/5/5/11599076/utep-basketball-adrian-moore-will-sign-loi-on-saturday
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