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    Hall of Famer paulxu's Avatar
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    OK, how about Redford? Did he commit to someone else before X?
    ...he went up late, and I was already up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCGRAD4X View Post
    He's just stating his perception that student athletes used to commit to one school and play four years (thus the term "commit") and is speculating/wondering how many of Xavier's players fit that mold in the recent past.

    I don't see anything wrong with that line of inquiry.


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    Tu committed to IU first so I guess he is out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCGRAD4X View Post
    He's just stating his perception that student athletes used to commit to one school and play four years (thus the term "commit") and is speculating/wondering how many of Xavier's players fit that mold in the recent past.

    I don't see anything wrong with that line of inquiry.


    BTW: Everyone is free to participate...or not.
    Exactly, just a different world we live in now. I'm not judging anyone at all, just an interesting note.

    Redford had his injury redshirt year, so I took him off. James Farr might be another one that qualifies.

    Tre originally committed to UCLA and Tu committed to IU.

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    With 300+ programs in Division 1, and however many programs outside of D1, I'd say the majority are playing four years. That's probably decreased in the past two decades, but still, a huge number of people play for four years. It would be interesting to find a statistic showing what percentage play four years at one school.

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    This is a peak off-season post. Watching people get in arms about it is amazing.

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    The fact that it is (or, at least, seems to be) happening more at X is more due to the type of player they are getting....likely to have more options than previous players.

    It may also have to do with them more used to being "highly thought of" and "playing at a high level" and having a lot of teams / coaches / recruits from big-time programs fawning over them. Generally bigger egos?
    I only drink to steady my nerves. Sometimes I'm so steady I don't move for months. W. C. Fields

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    King Kenny and Dante come to mind..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMMFD View Post
    This is a peak off-season post. Watching people get in arms about it is amazing.
    Thank you. Just wanted to liven up the boards a little bit.

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