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Topic:  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth

Topic:  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 4/21/2014 7:56:17 AM 
Which means hopefully the new staff are already planning on getting to know him better.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 4/30/2014 10:01:20 AM 

 According to Arkley tweet, Ibi Watson has strong interest from Akron and may even already have an offer.

 

 


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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 4/30/2014 11:55:27 AM 
If this guy ends up in Akron...this boards' proverbial head will explode.




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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 4/30/2014 2:04:41 PM 
GoCats105 wrote:
If this guy ends up in Akron...this boards' proverbial head will explode.




Suppose we get VJ King – 6’7 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s shooting guard instead.  Do heads still explode?
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 4/30/2014 2:09:20 PM 
OU_Country wrote:
GoCats105 wrote:
If this guy ends up in Akron...this boards' proverbial head will explode.




Suppose we get VJ King – 6’7 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s shooting guard instead.  Do heads still explode?


I supposed it would soften the blow. But why not both?



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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 4/30/2014 2:15:32 PM 
GoCats105 wrote:
OU_Country wrote:
GoCats105 wrote:
If this guy ends up in Akron...this boards' proverbial head will explode.




Suppose we get VJ King – 6’7 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s shooting guard instead.  Do heads still explode?


I supposed it would soften the blow. But why not both?


Realistically, King is probably going someplace like O$U or Cincinnati, as he's a 5 star according to Rivals, so he's not likely coming here.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 5/5/2014 3:40:54 PM 
Received first offer from Akron. 


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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 5/5/2014 7:16:10 PM 
ohio has now also offered per. Verbal Commits
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 5/5/2014 7:20:54 PM 
BOOM!!!! wrote:
ohio has now also offered per. Verbal Commits


VERY happy to see this!
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 5/5/2014 8:21:25 PM 
Bobcat-7.0 wrote:
Needs a lot of improvement if he is to become a D1 player!


Saul says you need some work in talent eval!
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 5/6/2014 11:51:45 AM 
Steven King received a scholarship from Ohio, that didn't make him a D1 player.. FYI In my opinion Watson will eventually be a good college player.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 5/6/2014 12:49:11 PM 
Bobcat-7.0 wrote:
Steven King received a scholarship from Ohio, that didn't make him a D1 player.. FYI In my opinion Watson will eventually be a good college player.

If Steven King played at a DI school on scholarship, you mind explaining to me how he was still not a DI player?

 
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 5/6/2014 1:31:23 PM 
Bobcat-7.0 wrote:
Steven King received a scholarship from Ohio, that didn't make him a D1 player.. FYI In my opinion Watson will eventually be a good college player.


King would run circles around plenty of D1 players. Quit being stupid.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 5/6/2014 2:26:43 PM 
King was a waste of a schoarship .
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 5/6/2014 2:31:34 PM 
Bobcat-7.0 wrote:
King was a waste of a scholarship .


Maybe he was misused, or under coached?   Why are we talking about King on the thread about Watson again?
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 6/2/2014 1:19:00 PM 
Lot of scuttlebutt that Ibi is transferring to Pickerington Central.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 6/2/2014 1:58:28 PM 
ab54 wrote:
Lot of scuttlebutt that Ibi is transferring to Pickerington Central.


Can't.....resist......

I hate to see how this board reacts if Mr. Watson chooses to attend Ohio State!  
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 6/2/2014 6:34:14 PM 

Bummer for Athenians.  Well, to compare to OU guys who needed to chase the bright lights, I guess its better to work on your money shot at Pickerington Central than leave to concentrate on your rap career.


Last Edited: 6/3/2014 3:48:48 PM by Ohio69


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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 6/3/2014 3:53:35 PM 
Ohio69 wrote:

Bummer for Athenians.  Well, to compare to OU guys who needed to chase the bright lights, I guess its better to work on your money shot at Pickerington Central than leave to concentrate on your rap career.



couple more sentences you may have put together allusions to a whole plethora of transfers.


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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 6/3/2014 6:44:15 PM 
Ah yes, Pickerington Central. 

The school that is actually a closer in distance to Athens High School than Waverly High School, yet some wanted to claim a certain past coach didn't recruit "local" players when we passed on a Waverly player and offered a superior player from Pickerington.

While it is unfortunate for the Athens Bulldogs they are losing a great player,  I am a firm believer that Pickerington falls in Saul's definition of recruiting "local" players.


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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 6/4/2014 1:42:28 AM 
And, I suppose you'll tell me that Pickerington didn't recruit him?  If so, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to try and sell you.  There are scandals all over the place in high school athletics that no one has had the guts to look at in recent years.  These inter-district transfers just don't happen in a vacuum. You know if it quacks like a duck and looks like a duck there's a darn good chance it is a duck. 
 
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 6/4/2014 2:02:30 AM 
The kids family actually moved from what I hear. I also believe this kid has only been at Athens for 3 years, not like it is his home town.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 6/4/2014 9:20:08 AM 
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And, I suppose you'll tell me that Pickerington didn't recruit him?  If so, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to try and sell you.  There are scandals all over the place in high school athletics that no one has had the guts to look at in recent years.  These inter-district transfers just don't happen in a vacuum. You know if it quacks like a duck and looks like a duck there's a darn good chance it is a duck. 
 
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unless the duck moves ponds.... for a new job....a better position,,,a financial situation....whole variety of reasons ducks move.....

There are reasons kids have to leave schools behind. My SO went from Jacksonville to Bloom Carrol to Trimble to the Career Center at Nelsonville in her final 6 years of school. I am not going to say there are not a great many moves by athletes to different schools, I find many of those are athlete and parent initiated and MOST have very little or nothing to do with the school or program recruiting them. Only out of touch old farts keep rattling the "recruiting" pan as their prime reason for leaving.

Very familiar and vocal about these in my home state where we actually know who the recruiters are and call out the IHSAA for not having the nuts to deal with them while they punish movement in the 88 counties not named Marion here in Indiana. We have not had the Open Enrollment Ohio has enjoyed since 1989


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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 6/4/2014 1:54:09 PM 
bornacatfan wrote:
. . . Very familiar and vocal about these in my home state where we actually know who the recruiters are and call out the IHSAA for not having the nuts to deal with them while they punish movement in the 88 counties not named Marion here in Indiana. We have not had the Open Enrollment Ohio has enjoyed since 1989. [Emphasis mine] 


That's a good thing, IMHO.  Open enrollment is the heart of the problem in the "Heart of it all."  It just cries out for abuse when you are dealing with athletics.  I predict that eventually some enterprising journalist (we still have few left in Ohio) is going to look into this situation and will find many,many abuses.  Not saying it's true in every case, or even a majority of cases, but to deny that it happens in a significant number of situations is to be even more naive than this old fart.  BTW, you is approaching oldfarthood yourself!
 
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2016 Ibi Watson 6' 4" SG/SF Athens High Schoolth
   Posted: 6/4/2014 11:25:42 PM 
I never said it did not go on....I just stated what is my experience...that old farts rattle on accusing schools of recruiting while the bulk of transfers come from parents shopping their kids or kids wanting to continue to play together after summer ball is over.  I never called you an old fart but .....if the foo shits. 

The open enrollment only gives parents a leg up on the ability to move their kid as they no longer have to pay tuition to a school for their kid to attend . Time after time parents complain to me about how their kid is being used or complain about the coach and his ways with the threat always being " we may need to look at switching schools...

I challenge you to look at Pick Central and come up with a place to point a finger where there is a coach who is rumoured to have recruited a kid. Do the legwork. My bet is this move is all on the parents and the kid for another athletic or non athletic reason. I do not think I am at all naive as I tend to ask that info ....A LOT....as in "how did you end up at .......???". Most of the answers go back to the parents. 


 


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