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1) Is it naive to think that our basketball team could have a ton of stability over the next two years? Sophomores Blackshear, Robinson, and Clarke all seem like great program fits. Ahmed Hill and Tyrone Outlaw already used their redshirts. Only potential transfer candidate would be Justin Bibbs, and that seems like a stretch. We don’t know if Khadim Sy or Tyrie Jackson are going to be fits, but excluding them, it’s hard to see anyone transfer out. Agree? – pauls
Chris Coleman: Well, it might be a little bit naïve. This is basketball we’re talking about. The transfer issue starts at the high school and AAU levels. Justin Bibbs is from Ohio, but he played high school ball in Florida. Jalen Hudson is from Richmond, but he played high school ball in Ohio. Satchel Pierce is from Ohio, but he spent his high school days in Pennsylvania. Erick Green played his senior season in Northern Virginia after spending his first three years in his hometown of Winchester. Besides that, it’s common for players to switch AAU teams at some point as well.
In other words, moving around a lot is part of the culture these guys grow up in. It’s not that they get to college and automatically become disloyal. When guys transfer, they...
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