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.

6 comments:

EMoney said...

Correction - Just looked and saw that 5, not 4 of the top guards, have Kansas on their list.....and Michael Snaer is the LOWEST rated of them all. 4 shooting guards (#1, #2, #3, and #7 ranked SG's in the class of 09....Snaer being the 7th ranked) and 1 PG that is the #1 ranked PG in the land. Must be rough.

Rubie Q said...

Dude, how do you have enough hours in the day to find all of this stuff out?

EMoney said...

I do part-time work for rivals, so it's not too difficult to find things out.

EMoney said...

Anybody see or hear anything yet?

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

haven't see anything other than Erik Williams and Mayoman offically signed LOI's today. no word on Rosoboro, Caudagan, Buckys if any of them signed (I know one is JUCO i think). Other than that Snaer is announcing Friday on ESPN U and there is a lot of ???'s about when Wilson is signing. also, colvin moved his signing back to the 19th...the last day to sign in the early period.

what do you mean you do part-time work for rivals? like what?

EMoney said...

I thought Snaer said that he was announcing today.

F Wilson.....have fun in the Big 11. And he doesn't really fit well with who we already have anyways. Also, I'm pretty sure he is waiting until the spring signing period. I think that kid has issues. He has had major offers on the table for like 3 years now. What exactly does he need to wait for? He does know that high school kids can't enter the NBA draft now right? Maybe he's going to Europe...ish. Have fun in Lithuania Jamal.....I hear the Lufska is to die for.