Welcome Sydney Curry!



  • No way on Dave playing 15 mpg. He is our most important player. Needs to get up to 25+.

    KJ Adams is a RS candidate. Zach might play some spot minutes but I could see it going either way with him. Not the best fit for Bill’s coaching, from what I’ve heard he is a bit “soft”. How he responds to Bill’s coaching will be something to monitor. @Kcmatt7 knows



  • @BeddieKU23 said in Welcome Sydney Curry!:

    @jayballer67

    Sign of the times. No loyalty to programs anymore when you have a free transfer year now

    that’s very true , going to just be if they feel you srep on their toes - THEY GONE loyalty ? - - what’s that ?



  • @drgnslayr said in Welcome Sydney Curry!:

    Does anyone in here think our recruiting is done for next year? lol

    NOPE



  • @Marco said in Welcome Sydney Curry!:

    @jayballer67 I’m onboard with Curry, and he has pretty solid handles. Can probably play some 4 too.

    We will never know what he has now , with him transferring out lol



  • @BShark said in Welcome Sydney Curry!:

    No way on Dave playing 15 mpg. He is our most important player. Needs to get up to 25+.

    KJ Adams is a RS candidate. Zach might play some spot minutes but I could see it going either way with him. Not the best fit for Bill’s coaching, from what I’ve heard he is a bit “soft”. How he responds to Bill’s coaching will be something to monitor. @Kcmatt7 knows

    Spot on. Dave has to play in the high twenties on this team , just to important for things not to. - KJ for sure needs to redshirt & if we could work out a scenario would probably be good to be able to get Clemence to red shirt too



  • Curry is in no way shape or form a 4. I’m also not sure how you can see him play and think he has handles. It was all dunks against smaller/weaker competition.

    @jayballer67 not that it really matters but I don’t think it’s a transfer. KU/Self released him from his NLI because they no longer had room for him on the roster.



  • @BShark said in Welcome Sydney Curry!:

    Curry is in no way shape or form a 4. I’m also not sure how you can see him play and think he has handles. It was all dunks against smaller/weaker competition.

    @jayballer67 not that it really matters but I don’t think it’s a transfer. KU/Self released him from his NLI because they no longer had room for him on the roster.

    OH , ya your right , didn’t really say transfer , he just said he had re-opened his recruitment use of my words wrong



  • @BShark I saw some footage of the guy being able to dribble drive to the basket and finish hard, that’s what I meant by having some handles - was not implying that he could be a wing or guard. I never said he was going up against great competition either. But that does kind of prove my point though, it being that he will land in a D1 program and contribute. At any rate, the ship that is Curry will not be sailing in Allen. So, how many scholarships do we have left? Hard to keep track or count. Agree with you on the jucos, thought that Tyon would be a baller, but that didn’t happen. Larry Johnsons aren’t around anymore.



  • He would get stripped on those moves in P5 ball. He will be a 5 wherever he ends up.

    KU is currently at 0 available scholarships. Had to let Curry go to get down to 13.



  • I’m sure we will all be following Curry, wherever he lands… to see if he can translate his game to D1. He definitely had a power finish at the rim, and I can’t say that often about KU bigs… many who couldn’t handle the ball well, or shoot well from the perimeter. Time will tell what we really lost there. It isn’t enough to just be able to dribble the ball a bit… Inside game takes a specific skill set.



  • Bummed Curry was forced out because I was excited to see where he would’ve been in 3 years here. His athleticism isn’t something that can be taught and I was excited to see his progression and refinement to eventually replace McCormack after he left.

    If this is because of Ochai coming back though, Self may legitimately end up going 10 deep this year. Who ends up getting bumped from the starting line up? Yesufu, JCL, or Wilson?

    Ochai’s return also probably means Pettiford is now a redshirt candidate as well along with Adams and Cuffe.



  • @Texas-Hawk-10 said

    If this is because of Ochai coming back though, Self may legitimately end up going 10 deep this year. Who ends up getting bumped from the starting line up? Yesufu, JCL, or Wilson?

    Wondering same thing. If Ochai and Wilson are locks I wonder if Yesufu, JCL and CB will be happy. I’m guessing Yesufu is most likely to come off bench, but can fill in for both 1 and 2.

    CB, Yesufu and JCL PT will live and die by the 3.



  • I don’t think JCL will start, assuming Och is back. An Isaiah Moss role is more his speed at this point in his career. He just doesn’t have good enough ball skills to play the 2. I really doubt we redshirt more than Cuffe. Self just doesn’t redshirt multiple guys unless a team is absolutely loaded at one spot, like the 10-11 squad. The exception would be if we found out Bobby is hurt worse than we think, in which case might not be a bad idea.



  • @FarmerJayhawk ok. I know people feel that way it’s just hard to imagine our starting 1 and 2 both being 6 feet tall. You think Martin and Yesufu start?



  • @approxinfinity said in Welcome Sydney Curry!:

    @FarmerJayhawk ok. I know people feel that way it’s just hard to imagine our starting 1 and 2 both being 6 feet tall. You think Martin and Yesufu start?

    At this point yes. Yesufu definitely isn’t a PG. Bill isn’t afraid to play small at guard. Frank was like 5’10 and Devonte measured 6’1.5 at the combine. Not sure how much difference a couple inches makes (that’s what she said)



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  • @FarmerJayhawk You don’t think KJ Adams redshirts this season? I don’t see a situation outside of an injury where Adams sees anything but mop up minutes this season.



  • @FarmerJayhawk said in Welcome Sydney Curry!:

    I don’t think JCL will start, assuming Och is back. An Isaiah Moss role is more his speed at this point in his career. He just doesn’t have good enough ball skills to play the 2. I really doubt we redshirt more than Cuffe. Self just doesn’t redshirt multiple guys unless a team is absolutely loaded at one spot, like the 10-11 squad. The exception would be if we found out Bobby is hurt worse than we think, in which case might not be a bad idea.

    I sure hope your not trying to say That Ochai has better handles then JCL has are you ? - - that is not one of Ochai strengths by far either - -not sayings JCL would start over him BUT I am saying he has better handles ? - - I wouldn’t want to bet the farm on that



  • I’m still having the opinion Ochai will most likely go even though I have nothing to base it on. I just get a gut feeling Self wants a scholie available for one more pick up. Just a hunch.



  • @Texas-Hawk-10 I don’t. It would be out of Bill’s norm to redshirt a freshman if he didn’t have to. If it were me I probably would just because there’s no clear role for him this year and he could be a nice player in a couple years.

    @jayballer67 not at all. JCL has better ball skills than Ochai but not good enough to play the 2 when Self likes two combos out there.



  • @FarmerJayhawk said in Welcome Sydney Curry!:

    @Texas-Hawk-10 I don’t. It would be out of Bill’s norm to redshirt a freshman if he didn’t have to. If it were me I probably would just because there’s no clear role for him this year and he could be a nice player in a couple years.

    @jayballer67 not at all. JCL has better ball skills than Ochai but not good enough to play the 2 when Self likes two combos out there.

    So in what terms are you talking then ? - - -JCL better Fg % then Och ( 43.5 to 42 % ) - - a lot better ft % then Och ( 86.1 % to 68.9 % ) - - Better 3 pt shooter then Och ( 39.5 % to 37.7 % ) so really where would he not be as good ? - - neither one really plays defense that well. - -Och didn’t turn the ball over as much is really the only area where he is better then JCL. - -assists ration is a wash - - Steals are a wash -I think they pretty much balance one another out



  • @jayballer67 i think Och has been a pretty competent defender for stretches, he just occasionally got lost. He has the body and athleticism for it. Also JCL has hit his ceiling. Hoping Och has yet to.



  • @approxinfinity said in Welcome Sydney Curry!:

    @jayballer67 i think Och has been a pretty competent defender for stretches, he just occasionally got lost. He has the body and athleticism for it. Also JCL has hit his ceiling. Hoping Och has yet to.

    possibly but I think Och has hit his max , I don’t think your going to see any major improvement from where he is right now



  • @jayballer67 so there was one game he willed us back into by absolutely going off from 3. If he can find that more often that would be a big leap forward. But mostly, I agree with your assessment.



  • @jayballer67 said in Welcome Sydney Curry!:

    @FarmerJayhawk said in Welcome Sydney Curry!:

    @Texas-Hawk-10 I don’t. It would be out of Bill’s norm to redshirt a freshman if he didn’t have to. If it were me I probably would just because there’s no clear role for him this year and he could be a nice player in a couple years.

    @jayballer67 not at all. JCL has better ball skills than Ochai but not good enough to play the 2 when Self likes two combos out there.

    So in what terms are you talking then ? - - -JCL better Fg % then Och ( 43.5 to 42 % ) - - a lot better ft % then Och ( 86.1 % to 68.9 % ) - - Better 3 pt shooter then Och ( 39.5 % to 37.7 % ) so really where would he not be as good ? - - neither one really plays defense that well. - -Och didn’t turn the ball over as much is really the only area where he is better then JCL. - -assists ration is a wash - - Steals are a wash -I think they pretty much balance one another out

    Ah! We’re just talking past each other. By ball skills I mean handling and passing, stuff that point guards usually do. I don’t like JCL or Ochai playing on the ball at all. So I think they’re the same position, and I think we agree on that!


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