Monday, November 10, 2008
Early signing period nears
So the early signing period for the class of '09 begins shortly and we are still waiting for word from the likes of Michael Snaer and Colvin. According to a number of sources, Snaer has stated that Missouri is essentially out of the running leaving Marquette, Kansas, and Florida State in his final three, and also Chris Colvin has reportedly scratched MU off of his "short" list (quotes because he has like 10 schools on his list). Interestingly enough Snaer has announced that he will announce his committment THIS Wednesday at his high school. Very exciting but I am not at all optimistic like I was with the Jeronne Maymon presser. Here's my opinion: 1. This is eerily similar to the Iman Shumpert situation this year. 3 schools (MU, top notch basketball school, and then a mediocre ACC school....weird), top 20ish recruit, announcing at a large press conference, and in need of a top notch guard. 2. Kansas is the winner - Kansas has offered to like 4 top 20 guards (1 of which is ranked the#1 prospect, and the others also in the top 20), all of which has Kansas on their short list. Being such a successful program they will likely land 1 or 2 of them. Aside from Snaer, the other 3 have already stated that they are planning on waiting until spring to decide on their destination. That being said, if Snaer had is eye on Kansas, it's a perfect opportunity for him to committ to them early and let Kansas build around him as they wish. So this announcement date makes a bit of sense. This is all just a theory of course, but we are up against stiff competition and the last time we had this battle we lost.....ahem....Tyshawn Taylor......Bob Hurley.....dick. So while I am hoping we are the winner here, I am not going to hold my breath over it. I guess we shall wait and see on Wednesday.