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    Re: 2009 Kentucky Wildcats Men's Basketball - 4th edition

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    One of them I saw in an article on Yahoo earlier this week is about 7'9. It's going to be hard to get anybody exceptionally skilled because of the NBA.
    Have you guys seen their national team play in the Olympics or FIBA tournaments? They have a way to go in the talent department. Yao being the obvious exception. There were maybe 2 other guys on their squad that might equate to high d1 level. Maybe.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    I actually met a player from the Chinese Basketball Association when I was over there and I'm not sure I couldn't have taken him one on one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    I actually met a player from the Chinese Basketball Association when I was over there and I'm not sure I couldn't have taken him one on one.
    A buddy of mine played against some of those teams a couple years ago when he was over there with a touring group of ABA players. Said the quality of play was around d3 level. I am not dissing Cal's trip AT ALL, but don't be expecting any real help from China anytime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    A buddy of mine played against some of those teams a couple years ago when he was over there with a touring group of ABA players. Said the quality of play was around d3 level. I am not dissing Cal's trip AT ALL, but don't be expecting any real help from China anytime soon.
    Yeah I don't really know anything about Chinese basketball...

    I think Cal's first "goal" is to get a Chinese coach to come and spend some time with the program and observe how things are done.
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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: 2009 Kentucky Wildcats Men's Basketball - 4th edition

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    One of them I saw in an article on Yahoo earlier this week is about 7'9.

    It's going to be hard to get anybody exceptionally skilled because of the NBA.
    Didn't Tubby try this with the assembly line of foreign seven footers? Didn't seem to work out too well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshnky View Post
    Didn't Tubby try this with the assembly line of foreign seven footers? Didn't seem to work out too well.
    Foreign players in general didn't work out well for Tubby.

    Sheray Thomas, Lukasz Orbzut, and Bernard Cote may be the three biggest wastes of scholarships on players outside of the US.
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    Re: 2009 Kentucky Wildcats Men's Basketball - 4th edition

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    Foreign players in general didn't work out well for Tubby.

    Sheray Thomas, Lukasz Orbzut, and Bernard Cote may be the three biggest wastes of scholarships on players outside of the US.
    Don't forget Mike Williams via England. He was at best a project that would have never played much at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Don't forget Mike Williams via England. He was at best a project that would have never played much at all.
    And Shagari! Can't forget him! In fact, I can't think of any big time programs who have had success with foreign players in the past few years. I am sure you guys will point out a few. Samuels from Jamaica is the one that comes to mind.
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    And Shagari! Can't forget him! In fact, I can't think of any big time programs who have had success with foreign players in the past few years. I am sure you guys will point out a few. Samuels from Jamaica is the one that comes to mind.
    Utah and Vandy don't count as big time programs, huh?

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    Utah and Vandy don't count as big time programs, huh?
    Not exactly. Forgot about Utah. About 5 years ago Hawaii had like 8 foreign players from 5 or 6 different countries. Suton from Mich. St. is another. But a lot of those dudes are coming to the states for at least one year of high school or prep school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Not exactly. Forgot about Utah. About 5 years ago Hawaii had like 8 foreign players from 5 or 6 different countries. Suton from Mich. St. is another. But a lot of those dudes are coming to the states for at least one year of high school or prep school.
    True. Most of them play at least year here before going to college.

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    And Shagari! Can't forget him! In fact, I can't think of any big time programs who have had success with foreign players in the past few years. I am sure you guys will point out a few. Samuels from Jamaica is the one that comes to mind.
    I thought Shagari was from the Bronx.
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    Shagari is from NYC and was born an American citizen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: 2009 Kentucky Wildcats Men's Basketball - 4th edition

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Shagari is from NYC and was born an American citizen.
    I knew he went to hs in NYC but assumed he was non native. Learn something new every day.
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