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    Quote Originally Posted by XU_Lou View Post
    Interesting Tweet from Paul Fritschner. I would've thought that Des was definitely coming back by this point. It's getting fairly late in the game.

    If he wasn't happy for whatever reason, wouldn't he have already announced he was leaving? Again, if Miller had told him that he wasn't going to see a lot of time at the PG spot, he would've entered his name in the portal? Or, if Miller was recruiting his replacement(s), wouldn't Des have known this some time ago?

    At this point I'm thinking both Des and Green will be back - especially if there's no announcement by end of day tomorrow.





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    Dante Maddox Jr. and Marcus Foster have committed to Xavier's backcourt.

    The two big decisions now are Ryan Conwell (Indiana State transfer) and Desmond Claude.

    Xavier had the 8th most efficient offense in the country in '22-'23. Sky is the limit for next season.
    Has until May 1st. Agents have been circling the wagon to try to get him a better situation in exchange for representation. Obviously they haven’t yet and even if they do, doesn’t mean he willl leave. However he’s keeping his options open, which I don’t blame him. I’d like to think if we hear nothing tomorrrow he’s staying but i dunno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuts4xu View Post
    Don't worry about it, they should all gel together by the end of Christmas break.
    Had to bring that up, didnít you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MHettel View Post
    I see the potential in this roster, but we need more.

    Caveat. This isnít the old days where you bring back 3 starters, have a couple rotation guys become starters and then hope your freshmen can provide a few minutes. You donít ďsitĒ on a core group of guys and wonder what they might do in 2 or 3 years.

    In this environment, you put together a new team every year. If you want a final four, then you need that roster right now. I can see it coming together, but we arenít there yet.

    Backcourt seems loaded already, and assuming nobody else comes or goes we are ready for the season. If Comwell comes, then I just have to assume either Green or Dez leaves. And I dont want either of those guys to leave (yearning for the good old days), but if it happens then I think weíre covered.

    We NEED Free and Hunter back and healthy. Who knows, though, right? If they ARE back, then 4 is locked down. And a little bit of 3 if we wanna play big with Hunter there.

    Still need a piece at 5. Canít go into a season with one guy. Injuries and other things happen, so need a starting quality guy to come in and shore that up. Harrison or the guy from App St seem to be just what we need.

    Last point. Having 8-9-10 deep talent means nothing if you donít use it. We need a crazy tempo and the ability for all of these guys to get their minutes. No more seasons of Jack Nunge playing 33-34 minutes. 2 deep at every position. 20 minutes each. Team players would buy into that. Play fast enough and 20 minutes is enough.

    I said the before, but I believe it more now than ever. Next years success will be determined in April.
    I don't think Miller isn't going to all of a sudden play 10 guys a ton of mins 20 years into his head coaching career.

    Not to mention there are some guys every year we think will be contributors who just are not for one reason or another.

    Miller will probably play a lot of guys early see what combos work who steps up and settle into a rotation of 8 for the bulk of the mins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHettel View Post

    Caveat. This isnít the old days where you bring back 3 starters, have a couple rotation guys become starters and then hope your freshmen can provide a few minutes. You donít ďsitĒ on a core group of guys and wonder what they might do in 2 or 3 years.

    In this environment, you put together a new team every year. If you want a final four, then you need that roster right now. I can see it coming together, but we arenít there yet.

    Backcourt seems loaded already, and assuming nobody else comes or goes we are ready for the season. If Comwell comes, then I just have to assume either Green or Dez leaves. And I dont want either of those guys to leave (yearning for the good old days), but if it happens then I think weíre covered.
    The 1st two parts of this don't jive with the last parts concern about Green leaving. I don't want Green to leave either, but if Miller bringing in as much talent as he can for next season means Green does leave, then I'll take it. Don't pass on talent now because of worry about a younger guy. Those days are over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xville View Post
    Has until May 1st. Agents have been circling the wagon to try to get him a better situation in exchange for representation. Obviously they haven’t yet and even if they do, doesn’t mean he willl leave. However he’s keeping his options open, which I don’t blame him. I’d like to think if we hear nothing tomorrrow he’s staying but i dunno.
    I'm guessing Des would have to take a step down to get a guaranteed spot on a team as the starting PG. I love Des and don't want him to leave. Think he is very good player, but there is a reason he isn't X's PG and at best I guess he could hope for a lateral move for that guarantee, where if he transferred somewhere to play what he plays for us, he could probably go almost anywhere.
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    Xavier always wants to push the ball and play fast. I think that will continue. I wouldn’t be surprised to see times where Swain is playing the 4 (like he did at times this year) with Zach at the 5. I’d still be somewhat surprised if X can keep Des while getting Conwell. Hopefully I’m wrong. I’d really like conwell though. Maddox (40%) Conwell(40%) and McKnight (37%) would be awesome.

    My guess is conwell commits to X and des hits the portal. Pure speculation. Haven’t seen that anywhere.

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    I'm guessing Des would have to take a step down to get a guaranteed spot on a team as the starting PG. I love Des and don't want him to leave. Think he is very good player, but there is a reason he isn't X's PG and at best I guess he could hope for a lateral move for that guarantee, where if he transferred somewhere to play what he plays for us, he could probably go almost anywhere.
    It’s situational. If we didn’t have McKnight, maybe Dez would play PG. but McKnight is one of our best players. And his position is PG. and since Dez can also be a small 3, we can get both of those guys on the court together. If you go with Dez at PG, the McKnight doesn’t have a secondary position and we’d have one of our best guys on the bench’s. Does t make sense to me. Only way to get both of those guys on the court together is as PG/SF

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHettel View Post
    It’s situational. If we didn’t have McKnight, maybe Dez would play PG. but McKnight is one of our best players. And his position is PG. and since Dez can also be a small 3, we can get both of those guys on the court together. If you go with Dez at PG, the McKnight doesn’t have a secondary position and we’d have one of our best guys on the bench’s. Does t make sense to me. Only way to get both of those guys on the court together is as PG/SF
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHettel View Post
    It’s situational. If we didn’t have McKnight, maybe Dez would play PG. but McKnight is one of our best players. And his position is PG. and since Dez can also be a small 3, we can get both of those guys on the court together. If you go with Dez at PG, the McKnight doesn’t have a secondary position and we’d have one of our best guys on the bench’s. Does t make sense to me. Only way to get both of those guys on the court together is as PG/SF
    Yeah but most programs on par with (or certainly the ones better than) X are going to have guys at the 1 who have proven themselves there and aren't looking to a get a guy who is transferring bc he couldn't get an opportunity at the position at his previous school on or below their level.

    Miller went after McKnight last offseason for a reason. Claude can't do what McKnight does. Claude could just as easily prove himself as an NBA guy if he hits 45% from 3, this is probably the better path for him anyway bc he doesn't have a pg skillset that is so great that it makes up for his lack of outside shot.
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    Also, the only real reason anyone thinks Des is actually considering entering the portal is because a guy who makes a living by getting clicks on his website has floated that idea out there, right? Has anyone heard this from a reliable source that isn't that one?

    I don't mean that as a slight towards the 247 board or RB just as a reality of the situation. Kind of seems similar to the Miller to OSU talk to me.

    Also, Hett, just an FYI, it is Des with an "s", not a "z" like Dez Wells. Not trying to say that in a dickish way just noticed you had been using a "z".
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