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SelectionSunday
08-01-2018, 03:31 PM
Confirmed by Jon Rothstein. Kansas transfer would sit one, play 2.

BleedGopher
08-01-2018, 03:32 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kansas transfer Sam Cunliffe tells me he&#39;s receiving interest from Grand Canyon, Maryland, and Minnesota. Two years of eligibility remaining.</p>&mdash; Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/1024706879518384128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 1, 2018</a></blockquote>
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BleedGopher
08-01-2018, 03:35 PM
per Tait:
According to a source familiar with Cunliffe’s plans, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound guard from Seattle, who made a stop at Arizona State before coming to Kansas, is eyeing a return to the Pac-12 for the final three years of his college career.

The source said Cunliffe has identified the University of Washington as his top choice and added that he is in the process of trying to make the move happen.

Cunliffe, who will sit out the 2018-19 season and have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2019-20, also has considered Pepperdine and a couple of other programs in the Northwest.

The Huskies had just two seniors on the 2017-18 team that beat KU at Sprint Center last December, but saw those two and four other players leave the program since the end of the 2017-18 season. Three of the four nonseniors left to transfer and four of the six departures were guards.

Washington coach Mike Hopkins was prepared for the departures, lining up a five-man haul in the Class of 2018 that ranked No. 32 in the nation according to Rivals.com to fill the spots. But only one of UW’s five incoming freshmen is a guard and none of the newcomers play Cunliffe’s position.

Therefore, adding Cunliffe, in terms of position and the open scholarship, would make sense, provided the Huskies coaching staff believes he would fit with their program.

http://www2.kusports.com/weblogs/tale-tait/2018/jul/31/former-ku-guard-sam-cunliffe-eyeing-wash/

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fan of Ray Williams
08-01-2018, 04:45 PM
Confirmed by Jon Rothstein. Kansas transfer would sit one, play 2.

Fits right in here. Heck, there are even options on that scenario.

GopherOhana
08-01-2018, 05:48 PM
well, we are a little closer to Seattle. we could have an All Bench team for the coming season.

fraternity2017
08-01-2018, 07:28 PM
After losing Crandall letís steal somebody elseís hometown kid. No reason we canít.


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jovs
08-01-2018, 10:02 PM
Confirmed by Jon Rothstein. Kansas transfer would sit one, play 2.

I say no, two schools already, more likely sit one play none for the Gophers.

BleedGopher
08-02-2018, 11:17 PM
per Marcus:

CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported Wednesday that Minnesota and Maryland were interested in Kansas transfer Sam Cunliffe, who announced recently he was leaving the Jayhawks.

A source confirmed to the Star Tribune that the U has serious interest in Cunliffe, who has two years remaining but needs to sit this year. The 6-foot-6 former starting wing at Arizona State, though, told the Seattle Times he wanted to be closer to home. The Seattle native is meeting with Washington Huskies soon.

“I’m definitely looking at,” Cunliffe said in the Times article. “I’ll see if I can figure something out with them.”

The Huskies have an open scholarship, but it's not for certain that they take him. If that doesn’t work out Cunliffe could consider other programs like Minnesota.

http://www.startribune.com/gophers-still-looking-for-options-with-last-2018-scholarship/489907001/

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beavergopher
08-03-2018, 09:00 AM
I say no, two schools already, more likely sit one play none for the Gophers.

Agree

Bad Gopher
08-03-2018, 10:31 AM
I say no, two schools already, more likely sit one play none for the Gophers.

If what he really wants is back in the Pac 12, he'd drop us like a bad habit after his sit-out year.

Gophs24
08-03-2018, 11:09 AM
If what he really wants is back in the Pac 12, he'd drop us like a bad habit after his sit-out year.

and sit another year before he would be able to play? that makes very little sense.

Bad Gopher
08-03-2018, 11:42 AM
and sit another year before he would be able to play? that makes very little sense.

It's the Stockman plan.

SelectionSunday
08-03-2018, 11:46 AM
It's the Stockman plan.

Except unlike Stockman, Cunliffe will be a player.

Sounds like Gophers have little to no shot (UWash), but I'd absolutely take him. After Geno, ship has sailed on adding anybody good for upcoming season.

Gophs24
08-03-2018, 11:50 AM
It's the Stockman plan.

as a grad transfer I suppose he could

Goph33
08-03-2018, 07:14 PM
Just saw we are in top 6 and Washington is out of picture. Even though I don’t want 3 players sitting this year it makes sense cause won’t have anyone else to give to this year and this wouldn’t be wasting it as he’s good. But terrible roster management

AgedFan
08-03-2018, 08:13 PM
We should have a shot with these six: Xavier, Grand Canyon, Pepperdine, Fresno State, Evansville and Minnesota.

However, he said it was not necessarily a final list, with the possibility of others being added.

howeda7
08-03-2018, 08:15 PM
We should have a shot with these six: Xavier, Grand Canyon, Pepperdine, Fresno State, Evansville and Minnesota.

However, he said it was not necessarily a final list, with the possibility of others being added.

You must have missed the earlier thread. Xavier is basically Kentucky.

Gophs24
08-04-2018, 08:38 AM
so he is a SF? I guess if we would be able to get him he would give us some depth at the position for next year behind Coffey & Hurt. and he would give us a vet/transition guy his senior year at the position.

im not sure how I truly feel about this. 3 sit out transfer just seems weird to do (unless we get some good news on Carr for this year, doubtful) I guess we will see how it plays out

and its august 4th. it this isn't his final list he doesn't have a lot of time

jovs
08-04-2018, 11:10 AM
so he is a SF? I guess if we would be able to get him he would give us some depth at the position for next year behind Coffey & Hurt. and he would give us a vet/transition guy his senior year at the position.

im not sure how I truly feel about this. 3 sit out transfer just seems weird to do (unless we get some good news on Carr for this year, doubtful) I guess we will see how it plays out

and its august 4th. it this isn't his final list he doesn't have a lot of time

He's listed as a SF, I'm guessing he can play multiple positions and would be used as such, no need for a pure SF that is for sure.

GoZags
08-04-2018, 11:34 AM
FWIW I'm hearing rumblings around Seattle that Minnesota is the likely landing spot for Sam (who is a VERY good player).

Edited to add my trademarked caveat when making statements like the one above .... "Nothing's in the bag until it's in the bag".

SelectionSunday
08-04-2018, 03:42 PM
so he is a SF? I guess if we would be able to get him he would give us some depth at the position for next year behind Coffey & Hurt. and he would give us a vet/transition guy his senior year at the position.

im not sure how I truly feel about this. 3 sit out transfer just seems weird to do (unless we get some good news on Carr for this year, doubtful) I guess we will see how it plays out

and its august 4th. it this isn't his final list he doesn't have a lot of time

Cunliffe would not be behind Michael Hurt. I’d bet a decent chunk of change he’s starting Game 1 of his Gopher career. This would be a very good addition if Pitino nabs him.

BleedGopher
08-04-2018, 07:50 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sam Cunliffe tells me as of today he has a list of six possible transfer destinations. He said it&#39;s not necessarily a final list: Xavier, Grand Canyon, Pepperdine, Fresno State, Evansville and Minnesota. He said he will not be attending Washington.</p>&mdash; Gary Bedore (@GaryBedore) <a href="https://twitter.com/GaryBedore/status/1025517807004528640?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 3, 2018</a></blockquote>
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GameDay
08-04-2018, 08:40 PM
FWIW I'm hearing rumblings around Seattle that Minnesota is the likely landing spot for Sam (who is a VERY good player).

Edited to add my trademarked caveat when making statements like the one above .... "Nothing's in the bag until it's in the bag".

I've similarly heard from someone close to the program that a good visit would probably seal the deal here.

jovs
08-04-2018, 10:18 PM
Cunliffe would not be behind Michael Hurt. Iíd bet a decent chunk of change heís starting Game 1 of his Gopher career. This would be a very good addition if Pitino nabs him.

Could be, I know nothing about him but if he could pair up with Coffey on the wing then that might be the case, he's not starting ahead of Coffey.

howeda7
08-04-2018, 11:27 PM
Good news. Hope he actually suits up for us and is not using as a transfer year resting spot.

SelectionSunday
08-04-2018, 11:28 PM
Could be, I know nothing about him but if he could pair up with Coffey on the wing then that might be the case, he's not starting ahead of Coffey.

Didn’t say he’d start over Coffey. Said he’d start from Day 1.

Mulligan
08-05-2018, 10:21 AM
I don't pay attention to what other schools do, but does Pitino have more than his share of "unusual" types of recruits? Seems like he's a step behind in trying to establish a balanced roster. Wrong perception, sign of the times, product of the U's status, his inexperience?

fraternity2017
08-05-2018, 10:51 AM
Cunliffe was on 5 AAU teams in 3 years and played on 3 high school teams. Heís now on his 3rd college. Tread lightly folks.

mkAz
08-05-2018, 11:04 AM
Cunliffe was on 5 AAU teams in 3 years and played on 3 high school teams. He’s now on his 3rd college. Tread lightly folks.My thoughts exactly.

BballJones
08-05-2018, 11:19 AM
Cunliffe was on 5 AAU teams in 3 years and played on 3 high school teams. Heís now on his 3rd college. Tread lightly folks.

Very true. But that's a lot of talent to pass on. Especially if Pitino feels as if he's going to struggle putting a good 2019 class together. I know it's early and the coaching changes didn't help (short term), but 2019 may be a challenge.

jovs
08-05-2018, 12:19 PM
I don't pay attention to what other schools do, but does Pitino have more than his share of "unusual" types of recruits? Seems like he's a step behind in trying to establish a balanced roster. Wrong perception, sign of the times, product of the U's status, his inexperience?

May be the times and the recruiting limits at Minnesota, it almost seems like he is building for next year and one last push to land Hurt.

Cayman
08-05-2018, 02:54 PM
I can understand some of the concerns with Cunliffe, but I really don't think there's a much better use of this scholarship right now. I don't believe that just because Stockman transferred again before ever playing a game here means that this should be a legitimate concern for any other transfer we take on, not to mention that if he were to sit out a year here and then transfer again, he would end up spending 5 years in college and only playing for less than 2 seasons. He does seem to be taking the Zach Lofton journeyman route through high school and college though, so I suppose if there ever were a player who would give up more than half of his college playing career out of an addiction to transferring, it would be this guy.

I would assume pickings are slim for players who could contribute for the 2018-19 season. We're either left reaching on a lowly ranked freshman or praying for a half-decent grad transfer with about a month until school starts. Unless some other really appealing option appears out of nowhere VERY soon for 2018, I just think the roster is essentially set as it is, save for some possibility of Marcus Carr being immediately eligible. I see Cunliffe as effectively being a 2019 recruit, and while I'm not all doom and gloom on 2019 recruiting, it doesn't seem like we have an overabundance of highly rated and very interested recruiting targets. There are a few, but I don't think we'll end up getting 4 2019 freshmen who are better than Cunliffe, so this is a worthwhile use of a scholarship in my opinion. There's a chance it might not work out for us, and there's also a chance he'll end up being a very solid contributor, and I don't know what else we'd be doing with this scholarship if we were to hypothetically turn him down.

Cayman
08-05-2018, 02:58 PM
On a more lighthearted note, Sam Cunliffe was dead a couple weeks ago.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wow <a href="https://twitter.com/KCTV5?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KCTV5</a>... that’s a brutal typo. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KUbball?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#KUbball</a> ��☠️ <a href="https://t.co/8Hzd6Ro0mh">pic.twitter.com/8Hzd6Ro0mh</a></p>&mdash; Jordy Altman (@JordyLoggins) <a href="https://twitter.com/JordyLoggins/status/1021600126345797633?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 24, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Goldy Gopher
08-06-2018, 03:38 PM
Gophers following Washington's lead and backing off Cunliffe?
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The visits set for Kansas transfer Sam Cunliffe are....<br><br>Pepperdine early this week<br>Xavier this weekend<br>Evansville this weekend</p>&mdash; Ryan James (@RyanJamesMN) <a href="https://twitter.com/RyanJamesMN/status/1026554898316443649?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 6, 2018</a></blockquote>
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WriterGoph
08-06-2018, 03:45 PM
Gophers following Washington's lead and backing off Cunliffe?
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The visits set for Kansas transfer Sam Cunliffe are....<br><br>Pepperdine early this week<br>Xavier this weekend<br>Evansville this weekend</p>&mdash; Ryan James (@RyanJamesMN) <a href="https://twitter.com/RyanJamesMN/status/1026554898316443649?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 6, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Is it possible Cunliffe is such a similar player as Austin Crowley that one or both parties decided it wasn't a fit (meaning we don't have playing time for both of them, Coffey and Hurt)?

Cayman
08-06-2018, 03:46 PM
Gophers following Washington's lead and backing off Cunliffe?
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The visits set for Kansas transfer Sam Cunliffe are....<br><br>Pepperdine early this week<br>Xavier this weekend<br>Evansville this weekend</p>— Ryan James (@RyanJamesMN) <a href="https://twitter.com/RyanJamesMN/status/1026554898316443649?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 6, 2018</a></blockquote>
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He followed up in the replies suggesting that, if Cunliffe is considering mid-majors, then lots of playing time might be important, and that with Coffey, Hurt, and Kalscheur at the 2 and 3, big minutes might not be a guarantee here. He also said there simply is no visit scheduled right now and that neither is nor Cunliffe have necessarily eliminated the other from consideration.

WanderingGopher
08-07-2018, 04:17 PM
He followed up in the replies suggesting that, if Cunliffe is considering mid-majors, then lots of playing time might be important, and that with Coffey, Hurt, and Kalscheur at the 2 and 3, big minutes might not be a guarantee here. He also said there simply is no visit scheduled right now and that neither is nor Cunliffe have necessarily eliminated the other from consideration.


See Stockman thread. Now you have your answer.

sal
08-14-2018, 02:43 PM
Committed to Evansville.


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howeda7
08-14-2018, 03:23 PM
Committed to Evansville.


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We never stood a chance.

fraternity2017
08-15-2018, 12:36 AM
I think Matz may have saved us from some headaches here. Washington didnít want him despite him being a home town kid and having an open scholarship and he had no other high major interest... I think word traveled that heís got red flags.