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It's raining men
Bruce lands another 5*.

Ho hum.
You can keep a wooden stake in your trunk
On the off-chance that the fairy tales ain't bunk
And Imma keep a bottle of that funk
To get motel parking lot, balcony crunk.

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Trying not to get too excited. Expect G League to write a check.


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Trying not to get too excited. Expect G League to write a check.
I imagine Bruce can beat that pay for one season. #WeAreABasketballSchoolNow
"I'm sick of following my dreams...I'm just going to ask them where they are going and hook up with 'em later." - Mitch Hedberg


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I can't confirm but someone told me this morning that Bruce has offered a 4* combo guard out of Orlando.  Kid was like 6'5".
Courage is only fear holding on a minute longer.--George S. Patton

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I can't confirm but someone told me this morning that Bruce has offered a 4* combo guard out of Orlando.  Kid was like 6'5".
I love Combo's.  Especially the pretzel flavored.
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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so we have 2 coaches who can recruit lights out (except for OL/DL the last 2 years but anyway) but one of them can actually COACH the talent - Imagine that.
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Re: It's raining men
Bruce picks up a 7' center.

Boom...yawn...boom.
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And Imma keep a bottle of that funk
To get motel parking lot, balcony crunk.


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Bruce picks up a 7' center.

Boom...yawn...boom.
Don't see that anywhere on the sites.  Who else committed?
Now I may be an idiot, but there is one thing I am not, sir, and that, sir, is an idiot.


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Don't see that anywhere on the sites.  Who else committed?
You can keep a wooden stake in your trunk
On the off-chance that the fairy tales ain't bunk
And Imma keep a bottle of that funk
To get motel parking lot, balcony crunk.


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Now I may be an idiot, but there is one thing I am not, sir, and that, sir, is an idiot.


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I hear there's a nice house in Alabaster that may have just opened up for his family to move into.  Would already have that Hawaiian homey feel for them.
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I hear there's a nice house in Alabaster that may have just opened up for his family to move into.  Would already have that Hawaiian homey feel for them.
Cheatin' at basketball.  Ur doin' it rite.
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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If they play Rona Ball this season, all indications are these guys are going to be fun to watch.  Incredible freshman class coming in....on paper anyway.  I think it's 4 top 125 guys.  Two are 6'10" and one of them is named JT Thor.  Come on, how cool is that.  The lone 3* signee is a sharp shooter from Kentucky.  If Okoro had stayed, I'd be like...Final 4????
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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The 7 footer is skinny.  210lbs but he doesn't look all stiff  and he can handle the ball very well.  I don't believe this is some project kid like Gus would recruit.  I think once he gets in our S&T program he will be a beast. 

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Some notes from Bruce:

** Good to be back. Had a good summer. Tried to have as normal a summer and fall as possible considering COVID. Guys had about a 28-day period of acclimation when they returned. Just working one person at a time. By this summer, they started integrating more players together step by step. Kids were patient. Did great work in the weight room.

** Vast majority of team has not had COVID, which Pearl thinks speaks loudly to their discipline and doing the right things. Thank God for that. The NCAA did a good job this fall starting to relax protocols.

** First game looks like Nov. 25 in Orlando. Exact makeup of field is still not finalized.

** Extremely proud of staff and players and students and fans for giving Auburn the opportunity to compete in the SEC. Over the last three years, AU has best road and neutral record in conference. We get a lot of credit because of our home-court advantage, but we're the best in the SEC away from home too. One of just four teams to win 25-plus games the last three years. Best non-conference record in SEC the last three years.

** Pearl mentioned all his former players over the past three years, but they've got a brand new team now. Lose top six players from last year.

** This is the youngest team he's had since he's been a D-I basketball coach. Players are competing hard, he likes their work ethic. SEC is returning a lot of good players, good teams. Going to be challenging.

** Most kids come in with offense ahead of defense. They've worked hard to improve. Complexities of defense on college and pro level are much more demanding. Really hard to learn. Working hard to teach them and practice on defense. Will have a long preseason to work on it. Probably won't have preseason games, private games.

** Justin Powell is doing well, competing at point. Giving 2-4 guys looks at point. Has more ability than he thought. Can handle ball well, shoot, has good instincts. Has comeback well from injury.

** Damon Davis does a great job training the players and getting them in shape, adding weight. Still got a few guys that are a little light in the shorts.

** Player leadership is everything when it comes to winning championships. It's a challenge because the most experienced returning players didn't get a ton of reps last year. They all have strong personalities and leadership abilities, but it will have to evolve. Wants to let it play out.

** Jamal Johnson has probably improved the most of anybody from last season, worked hard on his defense and athleticism. Doing little things off the ball. He has a chance to be one of our leaders.**


Go ahead and give the man a statue and lifetime contract!!

Now, excuse me.  I have to take care of this rise in my jeans. 


Courage is only fear holding on a minute longer.--George S. Patton

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No doubt this team is young, like Sir Bruce said.  I think we're going to see a lot of true freshmen on the floor and may have some growing pains.  Or groin pains. But the reality is that's the way so much of basketball in general is moving. Kids are so much more mature (From a basketball sense) coming out of high school and ready to step right in and compete. 

I was reading an interview with JT Thor.  He said he's patterned his game after Kevin Durant in that he works on his jumper, at 6'10", more than anything.  People expect him to post up at that size but he likes to pull his man away from the basket and take him one on one.  Money!!!
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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Heights and weights guy strikes again.  These are most of the guys on the roster I expect to contribute.  Akingbola is still a project but I imagine he'll fill in some to give some guys a breather.

Soph.  Babatunde Akingbola  6'10"  245

Soph. Devan Cambridge  6'6" 215

Frosh. Dylan Cardwell  6'11"  250

Frosh. Sharife Cooper  6'1"  180

Soph.  Allen Flanigan  6'6"  215

Jun. Javon Franklin  6'7"  220

Jun. Jamal Johnson  6'4"  195

Frosh.  Chris Moore  6'6"  240

Frosh.  Justin Powell  6'6"  205

Frosh.  JT Thor  6'10"  205

Soph.  Jaylin Williams  6'8"  230

Naturally, Sharife Cooper is the 5* stud. Thor and Cardwell came in with a lot of hype as well.  Chris Moore is an athletic wide body out of Arkansas and could provide some muscle inside.  Justin Powell is one that intrigues me.  He's described as a shooting guard and that may be his forte.  But I just watched 3-4 minutes of film on him and yes, he's got a smooth stroke from outside, but he's got an all around game.  The kid went inside a ton and he sees the floor really well, making some incredible passes.  He said Cooper already dubbed him the "Silent Assassin."

This is going to be fun. 
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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Heights and weights guy strikes again.  These are most of the guys on the roster I expect to contribute.  Akingbola is still a project but I imagine he'll fill in some to give some guys a breather.

Soph.  Babatunde Akingbola  6'10"  245

Soph. Devan Cambridge  6'6" 215

Frosh. Dylan Cardwell  6'11"  250

Frosh. Sharife Cooper  6'1"  180

Soph.  Allen Flanigan  6'6"  215

Jun. Javon Franklin  6'7"  220

Jun. Jamal Johnson  6'4"  195

Frosh.  Chris Moore  6'6"  240

Frosh.  Justin Powell  6'6"  205

Frosh.  JT Thor  6'10"  205

Soph.  Jaylin Williams  6'8"  230

Naturally, Sharife Cooper is the 5* stud. Thor and Cardwell came in with a lot of hype as well.  Chris Moore is an athletic wide body out of Arkansas and could provide some muscle inside.  Justin Powell is one that intrigues me.  He's described as a shooting guard and that may be his forte.  But I just watched 3-4 minutes of film on him and yes, he's got a smooth stroke from outside, but he's got an all around game.  The kid went inside a ton and he sees the floor really well, making some incredible passes.  He said Cooper already dubbed him the "Silent Assassin."

This is going to be fun.
Akingbola is actually a pretty good player. Another out of our mceachern pipeline. His big issue the last 1-2 years has been visa issues visiting Nigeria. 
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