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    Quote Originally Posted by paulxu View Post
    You commute from Canada for church?
    Not quite....it only seems that way sometimes.


    When I said country, I ment “out in the sticks”. Out in Pendleton county, not in any of the towns within the county. Our son moved into the old home place (my father in law built it upon coming back from WWII and lived there the rest of his life) when he got out of the USAF and we moved up to the southern outskirts of Cincinnati (10 mins to downtown). He just moved to Florence and I’m cleaning and painting it now so that we can sell it in the Spring. Sits on 4 acres that were part of the original 300 acre farm that my mother in law was born on. Land has been in my wife’s family for at least 5 generations. Going to be hard to sell it for my wife. We were married in the church out there that my wife grew up in. I’m a deacon there and she plays the piano/organ every Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juice View Post
    They've already offered and Allen is expected to jump big time in the rankings after the week he had.
    He was flying under the radar until SCOSCOX posted about him. Now look what happened. Way to go SCOSCOX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XUGRAD80 View Post
    According to Verbal Commits, 24/7, and Rivals UK has NOT offered yet. But they are hoping that he will do an unofficial visit sometime soon, and he may get an offer then. He has jumped into the #46 spot in the Rivals top 150 and is now ranked the top recruit in KY.

    Pendleton County Ky has a population of right at 14,000. Itís very small and very rural. News travels fast around there. If he had an offer from UK it would be front page news in the Falmouth Outlook and people would be talking about it all the time. UK basketball is not quite a religion there, but itís close. Itís actually in some ways more important than religion, because while churches seem to break up and reform all the time, UK BB love remains consistent. It unites the community, religion seems to separate it. My wife went to school there, we lived in the country for 11 years until we moved back north a year ago, we still attend church there (and always will), and I play in a county golf league every Monday. Unless something has changed in the last 48 hours, he hasnít gotten the offer.....yet......or they are keeping it real quiet.
    Sorry. I thought he meant Xavier. Lazy reader here.

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    Allen is taking unofficial visits to UK and UL the first couple weeks in August. We'll see if he picks up a UK offer by then- assuming they offer him on his unofficial.

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    After looking at chatter about Dontaie after the Under Armour tournament, I saw a tweet of top performers he was on and noticed a second name on the list - Devin Butts. After tournament, kid got a scholarship offer from X and has interest. He’s from Georgia so sure Coach Hayes has been scouting him. Based off some accounts, he is 3 star recruit but not ranked anywhere. After watching a little video, I was impressed with his ability to shoot and pass off the dribble. Very surprised on the lack of ranking and other offers. X and Houston were only majors.

    Does anyone from the Georgia area know anything about this kid? Looks like he comes from good pedigree as his father played at Texas Tech and was second leading scorer.

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    I really hope that Donte comes to X. I think that he will be a great fit for both the B.B. team and the school and will really enjoy his time there. It would be real fun for my wife and I t watch a local kid playing against the BE teams on national TV. It would be real big for the community too. I’m afraid that at UK he would be just another player. But at X he can be a star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XUGRAD80 View Post
    I really hope that Donte comes to X. I think that he will be a great fit for both the B.B. team and the school and will really enjoy his time there. It would be real fun for my wife and I t watch a local kid playing against the BE teams on national TV. It would be real big for the community too. I’m afraid that at UK he would be just another player. But at X he can be a star.
    I think that’s an enormous point that is often overlooked by kids who want to be courted by the biggest names they can attract. That’s not always the wise move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xu82 View Post
    I think that’s an enormous point that is often overlooked by kids who want to be courted by the biggest names they can attract. That’s not always the wise move.
    Yeah but he'd still get a lot of exposure at UK, a more storied program, and probably a better chance to the NBA. I love X as much as everyone else here, but until we get more guys in the league and get a reputation for developing current NBA players, there's still going to be a bunch of kids who rather go to UK. Especially ones from Kentucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmfd View Post
    yeah but he'd still get a lot of exposure at uk, a more storied program, and probably a better chance to the nba. I love x as much as everyone else here, but until we get more guys in the league and get a reputation for developing current nba players, there's still going to be a bunch of kids who rather go to uk. Especially ones from kentucky.
    stfu!



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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMMFD View Post
    there's still going to be a bunch of kids who rather go to UK. Especially ones from Kentucky.
    That’s a solid point. You can ask 85% of the people who grew up in KY who their favorite team is, and they will say UK (the other 15% grew up on Loserville). It doesn’t matter if they went to another college instate or out of state, or where they now live. Love of UK is ingrained through the generations and runs deep. I can’t imagine an instate kid ever turning down a BB scholarship offer from UK and going anywhere else (other than UL). I’m sure it’s happened before, but it would something extremely rare. There is also somewhat of a bias AGAINST Ohio and Indiana on the part of many within the state. But strangely enough, there has always seemed to be solid respect and even like for Xavier on the part of many people around the state, especially from within the area known as the “Golden Triangle” (NKY-Lexington-Louisville). I’ve heard many residents of Pendleton Co. express that they hope that if he doesn’t go to UK, that they hope he goes to X. They want to be able to go watch him play in person and don’t much care for UC or UL.

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