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Bria & Brianna Day

Posted: 9/9/2012 11:59 AM

Bria & Brianna Day 


Commit to Syracuse! Congrats, and Best Wishes to them both!
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Posted: 9/9/2012 3:42 PM

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Syracuse is trying to become an ACC power. They got the elite guards in the 2012 class and now have the players to defend the middle in 2013.
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Posted: 9/9/2012 5:57 PM

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Came as bit of a surprise to me but I have not been paying attention lately. Thought they might end up in the ACC but a little closer to home. Anyway congrats to the twins and best of luck,
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Posted: 9/9/2012 9:13 PM

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I am very happy for them both.

I was sad to see them go but now they will get to play against the ACC and develop and I wish them both great college success!
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Posted: 9/10/2012 12:29 PM

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Congrats to Bria and Brianna Day!
Wish we could keep our local talent.
These girls are mentally tough and winners.

Go Carolina WBB!
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Posted: 9/10/2012 9:18 PM

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Congrats young ladies. Wishing each of you nothing but the best.
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Posted: 9/11/2012 12:49 PM

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One more uber wing who can score to go with runner Tasia Butler, and Que-Dog will be set in his first season in the A-Double-CEE...
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Posted: 9/23/2012 1:18 PM

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Am all for players to go whereever they think is best for them, but what went on here?

Didnt they commit to UNC, then open it up, then commit again, then open it up again, and now are going to attend Syracuse?

Whats the story?
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Posted: 9/23/2012 2:54 PM

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This is my opinion but I think the fact that the staff started to focus on truly ELITE talent turned them away. We were pretty much recruiting over them in the same class by going after Mercedes, Erica and Kendall Cooper. And then Jatarie, Briana Turner and A'ja Wilson in 2014. By trying to lure in the big fish, we lost them. This was a high risk type move that could turn out to have an extremely high reward.
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Posted: 9/23/2012 3:38 PM

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The Day sisters, Briana and Bria, committed together. They were clear about wanting to play together, as were the Walker twins who played for us back in the 90's. We accepted them both, although it was no secret that Briana was considered the more talented of the two.

Briana de-committed for a while, apparently to explore some other options. Bria never wavered in her commitment. Briana then re-committed. Everything seemed OK until we signed more players from that same class. It is possible that they looked at the numbers and decided that it wasn't going to work in their favor. Then both de-committed and eventually signed with Syracuse.

I have no doubt that things went on behind the scenes, possibly involving the parents and the Days' AAU coach. We may never know. It is a true fact that had they remained committed, there would have been a serious scholarship limit issue, the proposed resolution of which still remains a complete mystery.

Syracuse is a fine school (if you don't mind where it is) with an excellent coach and is on the rise. I'm sure they will do well there. I find it interesting that N C State, the Days' hometown school, appears never to have been in the mix.

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Am all for players to go wherever they think is best for them, but what went on here?

Didn't they commit to UNC, then open it up, then commit again, then open it up again, and now are going to attend Syracuse?

What's the story?

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Posted: 9/23/2012 7:41 PM

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I would be willing to bet that we will not exceed what the NCAA allows in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Now as far as I know, we have not a verbal from Mercedes, nor Erica, nor Kendall Cooper, nor Jatarie, nor Briana Turner, nor A'ja Wilson. We did have verbal commitments from the Day twins.

Additional hometown schools for the Days would have been Shaw, Peace, St. Augustines.

Things changed. They chose to go elsewhere. We probably need to just wish them well and let them be.

The need to resurrect a possible count that includes individuals not committed to attend escapes me. That subjunctive course could take us to a host of different places.
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Posted: 9/24/2012 1:04 AM

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I would be willing to bet that we will not exceed what the NCAA allows in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Z: Of course we won't. Those are the rules. Pretty safe bet.

Now as far as I know, we have not a verbal from Mercedes, nor Erica, nor Kendall Cooper, nor Jatarie, nor Briana Turner, nor A'ja Wilson. We did have verbal commitments from the Day twins.

Z: True. What is the point you want to make?

Additional hometown schools for the Days would have been Shaw, Peace, St. Augustines.

Z: Days are Division I talent. None of those schools are D-I. State is. I just thought it was interesting that they would choose Syracuse with another ACC team close at hand.

Things changed. They chose to go elsewhere. We probably need to just wish them well and let them be.

Z: Isn't that what everyone is saying?

The need to resurrect a possible count that includes individuals not committed to attend escapes me. That subjunctive course could take us to a host of different places.

Z: There was a brief period when we had seven players verbally committed from the 2013 class, and if the current roster remained unchanged we would have been 3 scholarships over the limit in 2014. That is not now the case, and will not be, as we appear to be done recruiting in the 2013 class. But when it WAS the case, the good folks inside Carmichael were asked (by me and others) how it would be dealt with. No answers were forthcoming. And BTW, it is not just an academic discussion. If we sign any additional players in the 2014 class, the problem will emerge again. I'm sure Hatchell & Co. have a plan. I'd like to know what it is. Don't you?

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Posted: 9/24/2012 9:12 AM

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I didnt say we had a commitment from any of those players. I said we recruited over them. Which is exactly what happened. We sought out superior talent at the same position they play. Which there's nothing wrong with this. It happens all the time. Just usually the player that's being recruited over is already on campus and under performing.
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Now as far as I know, we have not a verbal from Mercedes, nor Erica, nor Kendall Cooper, nor Jatarie, nor Briana Turner, nor A'ja Wilson. We did have verbal commitments from the Day twins.

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Posted: 9/24/2012 9:57 AM

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If Latifah doesn't use her 5th year of eligibility that's 1 scholarship available for 2014. Also I have a feeling that Hillary Summers is a preferred walkon. Similar to Jackson Simmons on the men's team. Which means if we have a free scholarship they get one for that season. If we don't, they have to pay their way. If that's the case as I suspect, that leaves room for one more player.
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Posted: 9/24/2012 4:07 PM

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I continually see reference to a 'problem' that does not exist.

And, as far as wanting to know what the Hatchell & Co. plan is, certainly, I'd like to know. However, I would not like to see our competitive advantage compromised by the premature release of information with regard to a recruit's intent to attend here.

Based on most recent results, recruiting seems to have been handled as skillfully as I have seen it. If they continue the way they are going I am content to wait for the outcomes.
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