We are going to lose some recruiting battles. I think now that the staff has the Olympics behind them the recruiting has drastically improved. The hunger for greatness has seemed to return.
how does this or does this affect a barnes or knight decision?
Now, they might want to come back to "finish what they started" or something like that, but it will have little to not impact on their draft stock if we bow out in early/mid march if they have a good season and good workouts.
We can't forget that knight and boynton have been teammates and excelled as teammates on AAU teams so they may want to play together, but the public statements from both of them are that they are not "trying" to play together, and frankly, both of them will be great and be drafted early regardless, and I think they know that. Nonetheless, you have to imagine where boynton plays has to have at least a small impact, but probably not a large one.
Or perhaps I prefer not to make allegations about future recruits based on teenager styles. There's a lot of kids who put cuts in their eyebrows (dates back to Kriss Kross remember them) and aren't gang affiliated. Just like people shave their heads and aren't skinheads/neo nazis. Now if John Wall was donning red rags and screaming "sooowhooo" after every point on the basketball court I would probably guess he was a gang member. But 3 cuts in the eyebrow? Is that your evidence that he's a "bad" kid we should stay away from. Wow!Perhaps you just aren't as "street" as me haha... or maybe you need to do a little hw
Rumored gang involvement + three symmetrical eyebrow cuts (sign of the bloods) = Bad News. It doesn't really matter what political figure you are. That being said, I have no evidence. I am just saying that these are the kind of rumors that should raise eyebrows in the recruiting process.
I tried searching for any references about gang involvement, eyebrow cuts, etc., and came up with not a single reference anywhere. If you don't have proof, why raise unsubstantiated (at best) questions about the character of a young man. (Haven't we learned about the potential impact of baseless claims?) If he has different priorities that led him in a certain direction, then last I checked he is free to make whatever decision best suits him and his family. It's okay to be disappointed about losing a recruit but trying to make yourself feel better by taking pot shots at a kid is despicable.
why didn't Boynton wait until his official visit?
Some people can make quick decissions others take a long time. He must of felt very comfortable in his home state especially after seeing what the school is now known for, a Football game in the swamp.
Well his decision created others...
Florida sophomore Jai Lucas is transferring out of the program, a source has told CBSSports.com.
Or, at least, next year it will be. I am seeing all over the net that Calathes has one foot out the door. He is Fl's only definite backcourt starter this year. He is also the primary ball handler. Combined with the Lucas decision, which can't have been all that sudden, it is kind of a no brainer for Boynton.
When Boynton gets to Fl next year, he will start immediately. He will also have all the shots he wants. Heck, he will HAVE to start, he will HAVE to play big minutes, and he will HAVE to shoot a lot.
Prior to this summer, nearly everyone expected Boynto to need a few years at least to get ready for the league. His play this summer served notice that he has serious one-and-done abilities. If a showcase for Kenny Boynton was what he was looking for, Duke was not the place for him. We have too many quality guys on the perimeter next year, even if Hendo does leave. Boynton would have to earn minutes at Duke, which simply isn't the case at FL.