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Obc2
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  Message Not Read  AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/26/2018 4:55:44 PM 
per Jason A. at the messenger.

best wishes to the young man. i must admit i didnt see a whole lot from him when he did get on the floor, but i would never have said so until he graduated/transferred. im a glass half full guy for everyone while they are in Athens.

so...2 scholarships available again.
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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/26/2018 5:23:18 PM 
I dont mean to be a Twitter stalker but dude seemed to be all about his lady who didnt seem to be at OU. And he seemingly does not fit with the future plans. Best of luck, seeemed like a nice kid.
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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/26/2018 8:45:43 PM 
I was hoping he was going to show KVK type progress throughout his time at Ohio, seemed more like a finesse big man with a good shot. Good luck to him, but next man up.
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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/26/2018 9:40:33 PM 
wonder if bobcats on cusp of getting a big, grad transfer, regular transfer or juco.
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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/27/2018 9:28:44 AM 
Obc2 wrote:
wonder if bobcats on cusp of getting a big, grad transfer, regular transfer or juco.


We better be. We are now very thin upfront. Doug and Carter (both excellent), and a redshirt freshman BVP (who is more of a small forward) and two true freshmen that have varying degrees if "readiness."

Would love another Mickle.


Last Edited: 4/27/2018 9:30:20 AM by cc-cat

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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/27/2018 9:51:14 AM 
#SwingAndAMiss

Two freshman transfers in one class


#BleedGreen #TrentIsGOAT

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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/27/2018 10:01:18 AM 
cc-cat wrote:
Obc2 wrote:
wonder if bobcats on cusp of getting a big, grad transfer, regular transfer or juco.


We better be. We are now very thin upfront. Doug and Carter (both excellent), and a redshirt freshman BVP (who is more of a small forward) and two true freshmen that have varying degrees if "readiness."

Would love another Mickle.




BVP listed at 6'7", 229lbs. A "Small" forward. I know that might be his true position, but it seemed funny to me.
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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/27/2018 11:04:17 AM 
OU_Country wrote:
cc-cat wrote:
Obc2 wrote:
wonder if bobcats on cusp of getting a big, grad transfer, regular transfer or juco.


We better be. We are now very thin upfront. Doug and Carter (both excellent), and a redshirt freshman BVP (who is more of a small forward) and two true freshmen that have varying degrees if "readiness."

Would love another Mickle.




BVP listed at 6'7", 229lbs. A "Small" forward. I know that might be his true position, but it seemed funny to me.


A small forward in the NBA maybe.
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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/27/2018 11:07:53 AM 
FearLeon wrote:
#SwingAndAMiss

Two freshman transfers in one class


Groce had three this year.
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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/27/2018 11:30:43 AM 
FearLeon wrote:
#SwingAndAMiss

Two freshman transfers in one class


This is a good thing for Groce, Gareri obviously didnít fit. I hope we can get a 6í7-6í9 pf, 220-240 lbs type that can score from 18 and in, go and get that juco guy that is undersized that dominated in high school and JUCO. I hope we can add another athletic wing guy too. This is a great opportunity for Saul. Go Cats


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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/27/2018 11:49:29 AM 
GoCats105 wrote:
FearLeon wrote:
#SwingAndAMiss

Two freshman transfers in one class


Groce had three this year.


I believe three swings and misses and you're out.
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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/27/2018 12:16:08 PM 
allen wrote:
FearLeon wrote:
#SwingAndAMiss

Two freshman transfers in one class


This is a good thing for Groce, Gareri obviously didnít fit. I hope we can get a 6í7-6í9 pf, 220-240 lbs type that can score from 18 and in, go and get that juco guy that is undersized that dominated in high school and JUCO. I hope we can add another athletic wing guy too. This is a great opportunity for Saul. Go Cats


Speaking of 'athletic' guys, here's a great thought from Fran Fraschilla regarding being 'athletic' in basketball:

https://twitter.com/franfraschilla/status/989859399618519040


"Absolutely. Basketball athleticism is measured in so many ways. My point is that you donít have to be in elite athlete to be an elite player.

@JohnGasaway
Iím good with the longstanding all-consuming evaluative idolatry of ďathleticism,Ē so long as itís paired with a recognition that shooting accuracy is athletic too."
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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/27/2018 12:19:50 PM 
GoCats105 wrote:
OU_Country wrote:
cc-cat wrote:
Obc2 wrote:
wonder if bobcats on cusp of getting a big, grad transfer, regular transfer or juco.


We better be. We are now very thin upfront. Doug and Carter (both excellent), and a redshirt freshman BVP (who is more of a small forward) and two true freshmen that have varying degrees if "readiness."

Would love another Mickle.




BVP listed at 6'7", 229lbs. A "Small" forward. I know that might be his true position, but it seemed funny to me.


A small forward in the NBA maybe.


When recruited he was listed as a small forward. On the recruit page he is listed as a power forward. Will be interesting to see the style he plays.
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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/27/2018 12:20:30 PM 
100%Cat wrote:
GoCats105 wrote:
FearLeon wrote:
#SwingAndAMiss

Two freshman transfers in one class


Groce had three this year.


I believe three swings and misses and you're out.


But you can still get to first base if the catcher drops the ball! ;-)


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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/27/2018 1:07:53 PM 
cc-cat wrote:
GoCats105 wrote:
OU_Country wrote:
cc-cat wrote:
Obc2 wrote:
wonder if bobcats on cusp of getting a big, grad transfer, regular transfer or juco.


We better be. We are now very thin upfront. Doug and Carter (both excellent), and a redshirt freshman BVP (who is more of a small forward) and two true freshmen that have varying degrees if "readiness."

Would love another Mickle.




BVP listed at 6'7", 229lbs. A "Small" forward. I know that might be his true position, but it seemed funny to me.


A small forward in the NBA maybe.


When recruited he was listed as a small forward. On the recruit page he is listed as a power forward. Will be interesting to see the style he plays.


Hybrid 3-4 guy most likely. He'll play both.

Last Edited: 4/27/2018 1:08:05 PM by GoCats105

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   Posted: 4/27/2018 1:14:03 PM 
Quote:


"Absolutely. Basketball athleticism is measured in so many ways. My point is that you donít have to be an elite athlete to be an elite player.


But it doesn't hurt. Unless your name is Larry Bird.

So. Is the kid that transferred out the next Larry Bird or what?

**When in doubt, recruit kids that ARE athletic and avoid the scrubs. That's a good rule of thumb. That way the scrub player(s) won't be transferring to Denison or Kenyon after a couple of years occupying a schollie that schools are limited on giving.

13,000 capacity arena in a cool town? Shouldn't have to resort to bringing in scrubs as roster filler.

Last Edited: 4/27/2018 1:14:34 PM by greencat

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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/27/2018 3:35:31 PM 
greencat wrote:

**When in doubt, recruit kids that ARE athletic and avoid the scrubs. That's a good rule of thumb. That way the scrub player(s) won't be transferring to Denison or Kenyon after a couple of years occupying a schollie that schools are limited on giving.



There are a million great athletes that dominate in high school but can't play the game in a team concept. It's easy to lose a ton of games with guys who can jump out of the gym but don't see the court. Frankly, I don't see how anybody can completely judge what kind of player Gareri might have evolved into here. He obviously didn't have the year he or we wanted him to but I didn't see anything that stuck out that would lead me to believe he couldn't have been successful here. I hope for him he can stay healthy.
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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/27/2018 4:01:45 PM 
OUVan wrote:
greencat wrote:

**When in doubt, recruit kids that ARE athletic and avoid the scrubs. That's a good rule of thumb. That way the scrub player(s) won't be transferring to Denison or Kenyon after a couple of years occupying a schollie that schools are limited on giving.



There are a million great athletes that dominate in high school but can't play the game in a team concept. It's easy to lose a ton of games with guys who can jump out of the gym but don't see the court. Frankly, I don't see how anybody can completely judge what kind of player Gareri might have evolved into here. He obviously didn't have the year he or we wanted him to but I didn't see anything that stuck out that would lead me to believe he couldn't have been successful here. I hope for him he can stay healthy.


Agreed. The sample size wasn't nearly large enough to pass judgement on AJ's abilities on the court.

At the end of the game, the goal is to put the ball through the hoop more than the other guys. Part of that is being able to actually shoot the damn ball. Thankfully, Ohio has several guys that have that skill.
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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/27/2018 11:29:22 PM 
18 posts on this transfer - and I wish AJ well in his future endeavors - but really - more posts than points?


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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/28/2018 7:20:35 AM 
So now we have 3 that have transferred out this year.
What's going on here. Wasn't last year or the year before that a couple of guys also left?
There is a problem here!





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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/28/2018 7:31:54 AM 
OUVan wrote:
greencat wrote:

**When in doubt, recruit kids that ARE athletic and avoid the scrubs. That's a good rule of thumb. That way the scrub player(s) won't be transferring to Denison or Kenyon after a couple of years occupying a schollie that schools are limited on giving.



There are a million great athletes that dominate in high school but can't play the game in a team concept. It's easy to lose a ton of games with guys who can jump out of the gym but don't see the court. Frankly, I don't see how anybody can completely judge what kind of player Gareri might have evolved into here. He obviously didn't have the year he or we wanted him to but I didn't see anything that stuck out that would lead me to believe he couldn't have been successful here. I hope for him he can stay healthy.


Looked lost, timid and unsure in his limited minutes on the court. And he apparently didn't like his nickname. Didn't look MAC caliber at all. Obviously, not a good fit for Ohio or AJ. We wish him well. Time for Saul to bounce back by signing a player that doesn't look lost, timid and unsure. #11Months

Last Edited: 4/28/2018 7:34:04 AM by FearLeon


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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/28/2018 9:41:32 AM 
greencat wrote:


13,000 capacity arena in a cool town? Shouldn't have to resort to bringing in scrubs as roster filler.

Mega revisionist history here. Let's ignore the fact they Gareri was offered by Kent, BG and Toledo. He was not a scrub, and writing off big men after one year isn't always smart. Remember Ethan Jacobs? How much did Antonio Campbell play his Freshman year, or Ivo Baltic?

Maybe he transferred for personal reasons, it happens. Doesn't mean this was a swing and a miss.
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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/28/2018 6:41:38 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
100%Cat wrote:
GoCats105 wrote:
FearLeon wrote:
#SwingAndAMiss

Two freshman transfers in one class


Groce had three this year.


I believe three swings and misses and you're out.


But you can still get to first base if the catcher drops the ball! ;-)



Only with bases empty or there are 2 outs

Last Edited: 4/28/2018 6:44:12 PM by BillyTheCat

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   Posted: 4/29/2018 3:02:23 PM 
bigtillyoopsupsideurhead wrote:
greencat wrote:


13,000 capacity arena in a cool town? Shouldn't have to resort to bringing in scrubs as roster filler.

Mega revisionist history here. Let's ignore the fact they Gareri was offered by Kent, BG and Toledo. He was not a scrub, and writing off big men after one year isn't always smart. Remember Ethan Jacobs? How much did Antonio Campbell play his Freshman year, or Ivo Baltic?

Maybe he transferred for personal reasons, it happens. Doesn't mean this was a swing and a miss.


Revisionist history is a way of life on BA, right?
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  Message Not Read  RE: AJ Gareri transferring
   Posted: 4/29/2018 3:03:31 PM 
FearLeon wrote:
OUVan wrote:
greencat wrote:

**When in doubt, recruit kids that ARE athletic and avoid the scrubs. That's a good rule of thumb. That way the scrub player(s) won't be transferring to Denison or Kenyon after a couple of years occupying a schollie that schools are limited on giving.



There are a million great athletes that dominate in high school but can't play the game in a team concept. It's easy to lose a ton of games with guys who can jump out of the gym but don't see the court. Frankly, I don't see how anybody can completely judge what kind of player Gareri might have evolved into here. He obviously didn't have the year he or we wanted him to but I didn't see anything that stuck out that would lead me to believe he couldn't have been successful here. I hope for him he can stay healthy.


Looked lost, timid and unsure in his limited minutes on the court. And he apparently didn't like his nickname. Didn't look MAC caliber at all. Obviously, not a good fit for Ohio or AJ. We wish him well. Time for Saul to bounce back by signing a player that doesn't look lost, timid and unsure. #11Months


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