SILVIO DESOUSA



  • What if he could join the team after the first semester? Would this change things?



  • I’d redshirt him. He won’t pass Mitch in the rotation, so barring an absolute emergency, wait until 18-19.



  • I’d hope he could pass Mitch but of course Mitch has a huge leg up by knowing what to do.

    Not sure a RS would be worthwhile since I don’t think he plans to be around to exhaust his eligibility.



  • Wait, i’m missing something. Where did this “what if” scenario come from? Are there rumors out there?



  • @RockkChalkk Speculation. Matt Scott knows something but he can’t say what as this juncture.



  • @RockkChalkk Mums the word.



  • @BShark I need answers, Mr. What do you speculate will happen???





  • @BShark <—twiddling thumbs…Come on- we’re all ears…If Desousa could play by B12 time, what a great addition that would be. OMG, that would be just amazing…



  • @KUSTEVE I think the hypotheses is what he said in the opening post. Which would be pretty remarkable if it happens.



  • @RockkChalkk I hope that it happens…I so hope he’s right.



  • Ugh, i can’t focus on anything now. Dang it @BShark its all your fault. Work your magic and get us the real scoop so i can go back to functioning as a normal human being again…



  • I️ brought it up as complete speculation. Silvio keeps things close, so we won’t know until he announces whatever it is.



  • FarmerJayhawk said:

    I️ brought it up as complete speculation. Silvio keeps things close, so we won’t know until he announces whatever it is.

    Yeah the first thought came to my mind when I read it. So I thought this thread would be fun to discuss the possibility. Just not a lot of things it could be. Could be something as simple as changing high schools. It’s something relevant or it wouldn’t have been mentioned though. Also I will add it very clearly is not set in stone, whatever it is.



  • Had to edit my original post. We do have a scholarship available don’t we?



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    Had to edit my original post. We do have a scholarship available don’t we?

    Correct. 8 eligible players now + Cunliffe (eligible at semester) + 3 sit out the season transfers in the Lawsons and Moore = 12



  • BShark said:

    BeddieKU23 said:

    Had to edit my original post. We do have a scholarship available don’t we?

    Correct. 8 eligible players now + Cunliffe (eligible at semester) + 3 sit out the season transfers in the Lawsons and Moore = 12

    Interesting.

    I’m going to wait to see how this plays out before making any more comments. The benefits of this certainly could be enormous down the line.



  • @BeddieKU23 Yeah, even if he doesn’t contribute a ton this year, it would give him a huge leg up for next season.



  • @BShark Yes and if a guy isn’t going to play all 4 years and can possible contribute in spot minutes why wouldn’t you want him here now? Although hindsight being 20/20 Svi could’ve stayed home another year. Svi was too young, I believe Silvio is already 18 though.



  • @dylans From what I could find online Silvio turned 19 last month.



  • @BShark Make it so, Number 1. We NEED Silvio…



  • KUSTEVE said:

    @BShark I need answers, Mr. What do you speculate will happen??? - - - -LMAO - - - you crack me up buddy lol " I needs answers Mister " - -sorry just struck me funny , I agree would like to know more , the real question is it would be a semester right? - -should we really do that if possible OR just gut things out? - -Would he just lose that one semester of eligibility if he came in? - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @RockkChalkk I don’t have to worry about that cause I AIN’T NORMAL lol - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • I️ think everyone is overestimating how much he could help yet this season. Our scheme for bigs is notoriously difficult to pick up, and Silvio is still learning the game.



  • FarmerJayhawk said:

    I️ think everyone is overestimating how much he could help yet this season. Our scheme for bigs is notoriously difficult to pick up, and Silvio is still learning the game.

    This is a fair assertion. Even if he is the 4th big just having a 4th big is better than not for emergency situations.



  • @FarmerJayhawk I thought Silvio had played bb for 9 years. His strong suit is he an elite rebounder.



  • He’s just raw still. At most he’s an emergency body.



  • FarmerJayhawk said:

    He’s just raw still. At most he’s an emergency body.

    If he can rebound and dunk he’s a better option than Mitch imo. Of course I upvoted you though because you are right and I know how Self is and he favours the kid that knows what he is doing on the court.



  • @FarmerJayhawk We need a 4th big. We might not need him, but if we do, we could certainly do much worse



  • KUSTEVE said:

    @FarmerJayhawk We need a 4th big. We might not need him, but if we do, we could certainly do much worse

    I see it like this… It’s better if KU is going to add a body to get Silvio in the fold early. Gives him another half a year prep with Self, a huge leg up going into next year. It is certainly much better than adding a random walk-on body that would then not be with the team next year.



  • @FarmerJayhawk i would rather him be here learning than playing AAU ball, any experience gained will be huge for next year’s team



  • Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not saying don’t take him at semester. You absolutely do without a moment’s hesitation. I️ am saying temper expectations for what he can do. Don’t expect him to be a good defender, regardless of his physical tools, and don’t expect him to score much. Picture a much worse Cheick, who’s obviously talented but has no clue what to do.



  • FarmerJayhawk said:

    Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not saying don’t take him at semester. You absolutely do without a moment’s hesitation. I️ am saying temper expectations for what he can do. Don’t expect him to be a good defender, regardless of his physical tools, and don’t expect him to score much. Picture a much worse Cheick, who’s obviously talented but has no clue what to do.

    Cheick didn’t play enough. He was more effective than Jamari in limited time despite not knowing what to do. Now part of this is the teams Cheick did get more minutes against were typically not as good. Maybe Self has learned. My main issue with Cheick is that he thought he had to shoot every time he touched the ball. Hopefully Silvio doesn’t have this problem.



  • I’d love to see him join the team early and see if by the 2nd half of conference play or closer to March he could become a 5-6 minute guy. Just his body alone to use for fouls, screening, having a bigger body on the floor is something we cannot undervalue. We might have more lopsided games this season where PT would be available at end of game situations to save our starters from wear and tear. Obviously not being apart of summer and fall puts him so far behind the times. History says we are going to lose someone at some point (knock on wood). We need bodies



  • Welp De-Sousa - - now official signed his letter this morning. - - Dotson & McCormack signing sessions on Saturday. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • jayballer54 said:

    Welp De-Sousa - - now official signed his letter this morning. - - Dotson & McCormack signing sessions on Saturday. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

    Yep.

    Link: http://www2.kusports.com/weblogs/tale-tait/2017/nov/8/class-of-2018-big-man-silvio-de-sousa-ma/



  • Always good to get the blood dry.



  • Apparently Silvio is trying to make this happen.



  • If nothing else it would give him a leg up on McCormack next season. (As far as his personal motivations could go)



  • @BShark

    things are heating up!!



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    @BShark

    things are heating up!!

    TO ELEVEN

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  • Y’ALLLLLLL

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  • Will be at Kansas December 15th!



  • WOWZERS



  • The bigs situation just got much better. :smiley:



  • @JayHawkFanToo

    Definitely even if he just practices its a leg up. Helps the current team with post bodies in practice.

    If an injury happens or he happens to catch on to the system in time to get some game action then its a win-win.



  • Beats the pants off taking another walk-on.



  • Five mo’ fouls…



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  • BShark said:

    Beats the pants off taking another walk-on.

    Whoooooooooooooooooooa - - - -crazy - - - - - - but crazy good. - - -So please help me a little bit though ok? - So De-Sousa is going to be on our campus by the 15th of DEC ? - - Does this mean he would be eligible to play on this years team? - - Would he be like losing a 1/2 yr of eligibility by coming in? - -please help clear this for me guy ok? - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY


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