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  • #51 by Rock City Razorback on 03 May 2017
  • It is exactly what I said it is. The only time people care about a player leaving is if they think that player means more wins for the team if he stays. No one cared when Wagner, Jenkins, Babb or even Whitt left because they did not see those guys translating into more wins for the team if they stayed. But people were willing to offer up their 1st born to try to get Portis, Qualls, and now Barford and Macon to stay because the team is undoubtedly better with those players than without.

    I'll say it, I hope both Barford and Macon come back because it means more wins, period. I have no idea if coming back will translate into a better pro career, if they will get their degrees, etc.

    Fair point, but even so, you have to admit there's a vast difference between a walk-on situation and the former. You're hammering people and pushing for an argument for wanting players to stay on the team that they root in a forum for on a message board for that team...
  • #52 by hogsanity on 03 May 2017
  • . You're hammering people and pushing for an argument for wanting players to stay on the team


    For wanting only certain players to stay.
  • #53 by Rock City Razorback on 03 May 2017
  • For wanting only certain players to stay.

    Exactly. You're getting angry because fans want their team to have the best players it can! It's a competition, they're trying to win. Of course I'm going to root for a Hog players regardless, but if he's not getting it done, then bottom line, maybe it's time for a change of scenery. If you had a chance to upgrade from Lavar Ball to Lebron, you're going to take that opportunity.
  • #54 by Hogginintheville on 03 May 2017
  • I wonder how much he is getting in scholarship. Don't get me wrong even a half scholarship can help greatly but no D2 athletes get a full athletic   
  • #55 by SONofHAM on 03 May 2017
  • It is exactly what I said it is. The only time people care about a player leaving is if they think that player means more wins for the team if he stays. No one cared when Wagner, Jenkins, Babb or even Whitt left because they did not see those guys translating into more wins for the team if they stayed. But people were willing to offer up their 1st born to try to get Portis, Qualls, and now Barford and Macon to stay because the team is undoubtedly better with those players than without.

    I'll say it, I hope both Barford and Macon come back because it means more wins, period. I have no idea if coming back will translate into a better pro career, if they will get their degrees, etc.
    what a stupid post
  • #56 by reddawg213 on 03 May 2017
  • I wonder how much he is getting in scholarship. Don't get me wrong even a half scholarship can help greatly but no D2 athletes get a full athletic

    According to a family source, yes, he is getting a full scholarship. At DII level, they are allowed 10 full basketball scholarships but they are allowed to give them out as partials up to the 10 full scholarships level.  They are called equivalency scholarships. While most schools give out only partials, they can give out full scholarships if they feel the recruit is worth it.
  • #57 by Big Nasty 34 on 04 May 2017
  • According to a family source, yes, he is getting a full scholarship. At DII level, they are allowed 10 full basketball scholarships but they are allowed to give them out as partials up to the 10 full scholarships level.  They are called equivalency scholarships. While most schools give out only partials, they can give out full scholarships if they feel the recruit is worth it.
    And, if RJ is as good in the classroom as it appears, he probably got plenty of academic money to fill any non basketball scholarship he might get.
  • #58 by nwahogfan1 on 04 May 2017
  • This was probable expected.  I just wish he would have gone to UAFS.  We are losing a couple of great guards and need a scorer.

    Good luck to him and I do not blame him for not playing for free.  College is too darn expensive.
  • #59 by nwahogfan1 on 04 May 2017
  • I wonder how much he is getting in scholarship. Don't get me wrong even a half scholarship can help greatly but no D2 athletes get a full athletic   

    I do not think this is true.  I would guess most D2 basketball teams have their top 10 players are on full rides.     Now if you were talking Baseball scholarships then I think your right but not basketball.    Again I am guessing but I think D2's have 12 or 13 scholarships to give out and that is plenty so maybe your bottom 2 or 3 kids are sharing scholarships but that is all.
  • #60 by azhog10 on 04 May 2017
  • I do not think this is true.  I would guess most D2 basketball teams have their top 10 players are on full rides.     Now if you were talking Baseball scholarships then I think your right but not basketball.    Again I am guessing but I think D2's have 12 or 13 scholarships to give out and that is plenty so maybe your bottom 2 or 3 kids are sharing scholarships but that is all.
    I can guarantee you very few, if any, have their top 10 on full rides. I was apart of a D2 team and we had one or two guys on full rides. The rest were full tuition not room and board, then some got room and board but had to cover half or all tuition. IT was a mix bag and very few got a full ride.
  • #61 by reddawg213 on 04 May 2017
  • This was probable expected.  I just wish he would have gone to UAFS.  We are losing a couple of great guards and need a scorer.

    Good luck to him and I do not blame him for not playing for free.  College is too darn expensive.

    Yeah, last time I talk to his dad ( a couple weeks ago maybe) UAFS offered him a full ride as well, but Tech, he felt was a better fit culturally. ATU had a lot of D1 transfers on the team last year so I think the team understood his situation better and, according to dad, RJ really took to the coach there so that's what I think moved him to ATU. But, he was looking hard at UAFS as well. Both are close to home and his family is very close knit.
  • #62 by TheRazorback500 on 04 May 2017
  • Congrats to him. ATU's a good school.

     :razorback:
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