What is it with MD Basketball players?

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Dan Patrick
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What is it with MD Basketball players?

Post by Dan Patrick » Mon May 27, 2013 1:36 pm

Bad habit picked up in HS?
Katin Reinhardt added to long list of MD players that transfer out of D-1 Hoops programs.

"The departure of Reinhardt shouldn't come as a total shock to UNLV if only because of the high school he attended. Perennial California state title contender Mater Dei has produced nine Rivals 150 prospects since 2007 and all but Colorado rising sophomore Xavier Johnson have already changed colleges, some more than once.

Taylor King transferred from Duke to Villanova to NAIA Concordia University. Kamyron Brown spent two years at Oregon before going to Nebraska. David and Travis Wear left North Carolina in favor of UCLA. Gary Franklin didn't even last a year at Cal before leaving for Baylor. Tyler Lamb transferred from UCLA to Long Beach State. Keala King left Arizona State and was not invited back at Long Beach State. And now Reinhardt joins that ever-growing list".

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Re: What is it with MD Basketball players?

Post by bbfan1 » Mon May 27, 2013 2:05 pm

Dan Patrick wrote:Bad habit picked up in HS?
Katin Reinhardt added to long list of MD players that transfer out of D-1 Hoops programs.
Isn't that the mentality that led most of these kids to MD in the first place? As soon as things aren't perfect (like their local public or private school) - poof, on to the next best set of promises. At least MD doesn't seem to lose many to transfer. I wonder if Reinhardt thinks transferring will get him a better shot at turning pro...

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Re: What is it with MD Basketball players?

Post by cruiser » Mon May 27, 2013 2:15 pm

Interesting, because he was getting significant PT at UNLV as a frosh. I'm wondering if the new USC HC
has something to do with this; Reinhardt was originally headed to USC but when he said he was opening
up the recruiting process after a verbal to USC, the past USC HC pulled the offer off the table.

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Re: What is it with MD Basketball players?

Post by THETRUTH » Tue May 28, 2013 8:34 am

Many times when a college recruit re-opens up the recruiting process it means the coach at the university has told him to find a new school. Sometimes that has to do with academics, something in the kids past has come out, change of direction for the program or several other reasons. It is just a polite way of the program moving on and the player have a fair chance to seek out another school. The coaches are also prohibited per NCAA rules from making comments on recruits, so typically the parents or "handler" are the only one to discuss the matter.

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Re: What is it with MD Basketball players?

Post by cruiser » Tue May 28, 2013 12:14 pm

Ya, it is somewhat a mystery since he had the second most minutes of PT on the team as a frosh, 29.2
minutes out of a 40 minute game per posts on the CalHi board.

Posters are saying he is USC bound after sitting out a year. Apparently Katin and his dad want him to
play more PG and I must admit he is a VERY good passer and has a VERY good court knowledge of team
play - plus he is very good at going to the hole and a better than average 3pt shooter (overall),
exactly what you want in a PG that would play in the NBA - and is a good D player!

...guess it will have to play out.

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Re: What is it with MD Basketball players?

Post by watchersince68 » Tue May 28, 2013 12:59 pm

Mater Dei basketball players as a whole are scrutinized more just being associated with the school.
And these players are "generally" a cut above most other players coming out of the OC. (not all).
Now you would have to have the statistics of all high school players to base a real conclusion to see
if this is a nationwide trend. There are also many X factors why the movement, going from a structured environment to making their own bad decisions (drugs) for example. You could also blame the recruiters
at times maybe promising more than they should, then reality sets in for these men. Some just get homesick
and want to be closer to home (Wears). City kids don't get the "protection" and maybe are more suited for
the horrors of the real world and adapt better, plus they probably don't want to go back home. Somewhere someone will be given a grant to study this phenomenon.

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Post by cruiser » Fri May 31, 2013 11:10 am

Well, in the OC Register today, Reinhardt will transfer to USC, sit out next year and have three years
of eligibility left. The article stated that the new USC HC told Reinhardt that he would not be
pigeonholed into one thing; he would be a playmaker.

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Re: What is it with MD Basketball players?

Post by rvoltes5 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:36 am

Once they are out of MD, that's it. They are alumni. So what they do afterwards is on them. They are young adults and are making choices. Whether good or bad in your opinion, respect it.
"You must learn to master your fear, or else your fear will be your master." ~ RS

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Post by WantTheNFLBack714 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:49 pm

i wonder if Stanley Johnson will do the same thing, according to Coach McKnight, he says he is the best player to come out of MD's Boys Basketball program, I wonder if he will at least be able to make it as a bench player in the NBA

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Re: What is it with MD Basketball players?

Post by sideliner » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:42 pm

WantTheNFLBack714 wrote:i wonder if Stanley Johnson will do the same thing, according to Coach McKnight, he says he is the best player to come out of MD's Boys Basketball program, I wonder if he will at least be able to make it as a bench player in the NBA

If people think like you, then it would be stupid to recruit or draft him.... Let's see if that happens smart ass...

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