Funny you should say that as i know a program where all their transfers were kids they did not get the 1st time but the players remembered. Being 2nd can pay off.With Pitino doing so well with transfers and Minnesota being a basketball hotbed maybe we see more Minnesotans come home when things don’t work out.
David Roddy is doing great at Colorado State, a team that is having a pretty good season itself, just knocked off San Diego State on the road a few days ago. Battle is also doing well although his team has not been successful so far.Honestly, if this opens up a spot for someone like David Roddy or Jamison Battle to transfer home next year, that would be huge for the program. Roddy is an absolute bulldog (like Jordan Murphy in guard form) and Jamison is a wing with size that shoots well and rebounds well.
They way of the NCAA world now more than ever is that after a player is recruited is to create an environment that productive ones stay as long as possible (until they go pro or conclude their eligibility). When major contributors bail, I will be concerned.Not that I can think of.
The worst is when you tell a kid they won’t play much, if at all, and tell them to be ready for that.Who really knows what Mustaf might have done if he was playing significant minutes against the other teams' top players?
Fans have a tendency to get excited about players based on limited playing time in blow-out or garbage time situations.
with no inside information, there are multiple possibilities:
kid got homesick
kid wanted more playing time
some kind of conflict with coaches
just didn't like MN and/or covid restrictions
I hope/assume Pitino was honest with the kid about his prospects for playing time. But kids have a tendency to hear what they want to hear. I see that a lot at the HS level - kids (or their parents) get bent out of shape when the kid does not get the playing time that they think they deserve. Coaches do not want to run off any kids - they need the bodies for practice - but if a kid is not going to play significant minutes on varsity and the coach is clear about the situation, some kids can deal with it and some kids bolt.
Every player who plays in 2020-21 gets an extra year of eligibility.Everyone needs instant gratification or I'm leaving and taking my ball with me.
Absolutely zero patience in society these days.
Pitino has had a few transfers who are doing well at the destination schools (Washington, Willis, and Greenlee, and Fitzgerald did all right at Stephen F Austin). They just didn't do that at power conference schools.Tubby had a couple transfers who excelled elsewhere. Pitino has not.
Not quite the same as Tubby transfers who excelled at Iowa State and California. Of course, Mr. White never really got a chance here.Pitino has had a few transfers who are doing well at the destination schools (Washington, Willis, and Greenlee, and Fitzgerald did all right at Stephen F Austin). They just didn't do that at power conference schools.
I really liked Battle in high school and he was the guy I wanted when the thread about a high impact transfer (Guess we'll have to "settle" on Robbins) was started.David Roddy is doing great at Colorado State, a team that is having a pretty good season itself, just knocked off San Diego State on the road a few days ago. Battle is also doing well although his team has not been successful so far.
We do not speak Devoe Joseph's name! Arghh..... I wrote his name.... ahhhh….DeVoe Joseph transferred to Oregon and Colt Iverson to Colorado St, both had success.