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Class of 2018 SG Eric Ayala (DE) offered by Syracuse

Discussion in 'Basketball Recruiting Forum' started by CuseAJM, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. FrancoPizza

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    When will it be decided if he reclassifies to 17 or not? I don't know what I'll do if I have to suffer through yet another crap season with mid major guard play.
     
  2. Francis03

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    Gonna have to wait until late spring/summer most likely. He doesn't have any test scores yet and the NCAA needs to approve his transcripts.
     
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  3. cuseguy

    cuseguy Hall of Fame

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    I imagine they'll have to have a contingency plan if this falls through.

    But can they wait that long when it's absolutely vital that they bring in a quality guard?

    The staff has really boxed itself into some awkward roster problems.
     
  4. RF2044

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    Not sure that Ayala is really a point guard, but your main point is still valid.

    Not sure that there are great alternatives at this point. Ayala reclassifying was a creative way to potentially solve an extremely problematic issue.
     
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  5. SWFLCUSE

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    This happened about 15 feet in front of me, he actually got T'd up for hanging on the rim. They all had a pretty good laugh about it while the free throws were being shot.
     
  6. cuseguy

    cuseguy Hall of Fame

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    No surprise at this point, but it appears we're going to be very active again with grad transfers.
     
  7. newmexicuse

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    A contingency plan - what's that ?????
     
  8. Francis03

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    That's specifically why I have suggested that the staff needs to evaluate a guy like Okauru over at Brewster to keep multiple options open. Okauru is running PG for them and recently has Kansas interested. The staff should be planning to bring in another pair of guards. Ayala fills the role of a combo, but we'll need to find a PG that can run an offense. Might have to hit the 5th year market again. We should be attractive for the best ones available if Frank continues to look like crap throughout the season.
     
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  9. Francis03

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    Smh at getting T'd up. Looked like hanging on the rim helped prevent him from taking a bad fall. Even though the teammate crashing into him didn't help matters lol.
     
  10. ebucklewis

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    Francis - just want to say thanks for all that you do - I know you don't hear it much - but really appreciate your info..

    off the wall question - do you know if the staff would go JUCO to fill a guard slot?
    we don't get many JUCO's - last I remember was KO
     
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  11. RF2044

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    Not trying to answer for Francis, but I'd have to think that the staff needs to at least kick the tires on JUCOs. That route is not a traditional source of feeder for our program [I can only think of three off the top of my head going back more than 20 years -- Cipolla, Lloyd, and Onganeat], but we are in danger of not being able to field anywhere close to a full team next season due to attrition.
     
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  12. Francis03

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    Appreciate the kind words. I think the staff is at a point where they can't leave any stone unturned. I mentioned on my pod last month that we have to evaluate all options such as Prep, 5th year, JUCO, International etc to find the best options available. Can't afford to just offer any and anybody just to fill a roster spot.
     
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  13. 20Plus

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    We need this to workout
     
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  15. cuseinseattle

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    Please make it so.
     
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  16. JeremyCuse

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    Captain obvious here but this would be beyond huge. We need at least 2 new guards for next year and I think Ayala is by far the best available from a highschool standpoint that is still available.
     
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  17. Cusefan0307

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    Can he play tomorrow night?
     
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  18. Tony DeFranco

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    Yes, he will play for Battle - just waiting to see if he has a friend that can take Howard's spot
     
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    His friend is Hami, but he is highly doubtful.
     
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  20. Tony DeFranco

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    At this point I'm fine with a friend that lives on his street

    Holy moly if he came and brought Hami - I know - but God this program needs a hail mary right now