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    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Agree, Kenny was a Top 60 player coming out of HS. You don't redshirt that type of recruit.

    I'm usually against redshirting, but I do think in this case, it could really benefit Miles and Xavier.
    I dont have much problem with it because they obviously dont think he will/could contribute much this year, and if something changes they could always just decide to play him.

    However, I think it only benefits XU, if he stays the 5th year.

    I dont know much about him to know if that would be something he would do, he probably doesnt even know at this point, but I just think its less likely that guys want to stay that 5th year by the time they get there.
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    As far as a 5th year goes, let's not forget the increasingly popular Grad Transfer option. We could invest 4 years into developing Miles only to lose him to another program. Not likely but always a possiblitity IF the situation dictates (ala Martin).
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    Don’t forget that Miles is really about a year younger than most freshman. He just turned 18 in late August. Many freshman come in after a year of prep school, but he came straight from playing small high school BB in KY, no prep year. In fact, he really had only 1 year of HS varsity experience as he was injured his junior year. At this point he is nothing but upside and potential and won’t reach his peak physically for several years. If he and his family are supportive of this decision, and by all accounts they are, I think this is the way to go.

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    Think of Derrick Brown's redshirt. Gave him the opportunity to bulk up and become a very effective player his first year. By year two of playing, he was a monster. Hoping this is the path Miles follows because he has the potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xufan2020 View Post
    Think of Derrick Brown's redshirt. Gave him the opportunity to bulk up and become a very effective player his first year. By year two of playing, he was a monster. Hoping this is the path Miles follows because he has the potential.
    He also left with a year remaining.

    Maybe there is something to be said for only training and working out and not needing to play also? I guess you can maybe work out more without worrying about also having to play? Others would know that answer better than me probably. Will he practice/work out/overall bball schedule be vastly different as a redshirt than a guy who played here and there?

    If so and his redshirt year allows him to be that much more prepared for next year than if he played some this year sparingly then I am all for it and whether he stays that 5th year becomes less important I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-West & PO-Z View Post
    He also left with a year remaining.
    At the time, the rumor was that if Miller had not gone to Arizona, Brown would have stayed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-West & PO-Z View Post
    He also left with a year remaining.

    Maybe there is something to be said for only training and working out and not needing to play also? I guess you can maybe work out more without worrying about also having to play? Others would know that answer better than me probably. Will he practice/work out/overall bball schedule be vastly different as a redshirt than a guy who played here and there?

    If so and his redshirt year allows him to be that much more prepared for next year than if he played some this year sparingly then I am all for it and whether he stays that 5th year becomes less important I guess.
    I think it will be easier for him to lift and put on muscle without worrying about playing. Pretty sure the rest of the team scales back lifting significantly during the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XU 87 View Post
    At the time, the rumor was that if Miller had not gone to Arizona, Brown would have stayed.
    Yeah I remember hearing that too.

    That kind of adds to my worry though, who knows what the team and his situation will be in 4 years, if we ever get to use him for that 5th year, I dont think anyone could reasonably be sure of that at this time.

    But again, redhshirt or not I guess it doesnt matter if he wasnt going to really play anyway. And if he can solely focus on add strength and bulking up to an extent he couldnt if he had to be ready to play then that is a plus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XU 87 View Post
    At the time, the rumor was that if Miller had not gone to Arizona, Brown would have stayed.
    Stop it. That's way up there on my coulda, woulda, shoulda lists. Crawford, Brown, Tu, and Mark. On the same team. Fuuuuuuuuuu....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fellahmuskie View Post
    I think it will be easier for him to lift and put on muscle without worrying about playing. Pretty sure the rest of the team scales back lifting significantly during the season.
    Yes, this exactly. This is the main benefit. Most D1 players lose weight and muscle during the season. Miles can focus 100% on strength and eating. And eating some more. And also eating. And eating some more.

    And lifting.

    And eating some more.

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