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  • #1 by The_Iceman on 16 Sep 2017
  • #2 by ThisGuy on 16 Sep 2017
  • #3 by Little Lady Back on 16 Sep 2017
  • Great news! Way to go CMA and staff!
  • #4 by mhuff on 16 Sep 2017
  • #5 by Letsroll1200 on 16 Sep 2017
  • #6 by Swinesong1 on 16 Sep 2017
  • Bride
    I see what you did there.  Don't mind him.  He's bipolar when it comes to Anderson.
  • #7 by rzrbackramsfan on 16 Sep 2017
  • #8 by The_Iceman on 16 Sep 2017
  • Bride

    Glad it's the case now. Sure wasn't when we were pulling in the worse recruiting class in the SEC and seeing 4 and 5 star instate kids fleeing from this program.
  • #9 by Hollywood_HOGan45 on 16 Sep 2017
  • Who in mike anderson's family is he related to?

    Obviously can't recruit good players out of state.
  • #10 by Kevin on 17 Sep 2017
  • great for the program
  • #11 by BannerMountainMan on 17 Sep 2017
  • Oh my all we need now is a C for the 2018 class and we are freaking set!!!
  • #12 by FineAsSwine on 17 Sep 2017
  • Oh my all we need now is a C for the 2018 class and we are freaking set!!!

    this class is being salvaged nicely. now we just need to close out with a big man or two and we're done.
  • #13 by PonderinHog on 17 Sep 2017
  • this class is being salvaged nicely. now we just need to close out with a big man or two and we're done.
    Would that be what they call a "tall order?"
  • #14 by BannerMountainMan on 17 Sep 2017
  • What are gonna do we have 4 stud PGs!! We've been needing one for 5 years and now we have 4😂😂 Harris, Hill, Sills, and Joe which arguably they can play SG also
  • #15 by The_Iceman on 17 Sep 2017
  • What are gonna do we have 4 stud PGs!! We've been needing one for 5 years and now we have 4😂😂 Harris, Hill, Sills, and Joe which arguably they can play SG also

    Harris and Hill are true PGs. Sills and Embery are combo guards. Joe is a straight SG  (think Anthlon Bell).
  • #16 by hawgmasta on 17 Sep 2017
  • A 6-3 natural point guard. Yes please!
  • #17 by The_Bionic_Pig on 17 Sep 2017
  • Harris and Hill are true PGs. Sills and Embery are combo guards. Joe is a straight SG  (think Anthlon Bell).

    In a normal system your correct but in Mike's system until the ball crosses halfcourt if the SF (Day Day for example) is a capable ball handler he is supposed to immediatly advanced the ball  (to the rim if possible) following a defensive rebound not wait for the PG.

    The drawback is watching the less than capable ball handler's on the 3pt line extended that have a very, very limited perimeter game (current Senior PF's ) basically stall offensive possessions.

  • #18 by Pinto on 17 Sep 2017
  • What are gonna do we have 4 stud PGs!! We've been needing one for 5 years and now we have 4😂😂 Harris, Hill, Sills, and Joe which arguably they can play SG also

    That's a good problem to have if they all develop into studs. But more than likely, someone will not meet expectations and hopefully someone will exceed them.
  • #19 by PORKULATOR on 17 Sep 2017
  • Needed this
  • #20 by Razorod on 17 Sep 2017
  • I believe he'll be a very good one for us. Could be looking at a 3-4 year starter.
  • #21 by nwahogfan1 on 18 Sep 2017
  • A 6-3 natural point guard. Yes please!


    I read another summer report on him and he is listed as 6'1.  I wonder now how tall he really is.  But he is very active and strong going to the rim.  Not afraid of contact.  I like him and if he is only 6'1, I hope he plays taller.
  • #22 by nwahogfan1 on 18 Sep 2017
  • Oh my all we need now is a C for the 2018 class and we are freaking set!!!


    I totally agree.  We need either a true 5 or a long athletic 6'8+ kid who is a 4/5 to back up or play beside Gafford.  If not we will have to play a 3/4 combo player who is 6'6 at the 5 spot.  That will be ok against some teams but against others it will kill us.  We need to get taller to reach the sweet 16 or beyond. 
  • #23 by nwahogfan1 on 18 Sep 2017
  • Harris and Hill are true PGs. Sills and Embery are combo guards. Joe is a straight SG  (think Anthlon Bell).

    I agree ICEMAN with your assessment of these players.  Guards can be blessed with physical skills but Fans forget that true PGs run the team and distributes the ball to scorers first and get their own points second.  That takes great vision, leadership  and ball handling skills.  When you really see PGs standing out is in the last 10 seconds of the shot clock and also in the last few minutes of the game to take care of the ball, run the team, setting up scorers with his skills and making those game winning decisions with the ball.   

    Joe and other shooters and guys who love to post up down low will love PGs. 

  • #24 by rzrbackramsfan on 18 Sep 2017
  • I agree ICEMAN with your assessment of these players.  Guards can be blessed with physical skills but Fans forget that true PGs run the team and distributes the ball to scorers first and get their own points second.  That takes great vision, leadership  and ball handling skills.  When you really see PGs standing out is in the last 10 seconds of the shot clock and also in the last few minutes of the game to take care of the ball, run the team, setting up scorers with his skills and making those game winning decisions with the ball.   

    Joe and other shooters and guys who love to post up down low will love PGs.

    Do you see any other needs for this class other than speedy pg's?
  • #25 by FineAsSwine on 18 Sep 2017
  • Was skeptical about getting Embery but the coaching staff did a great job selling the program and reeled in a great prospect.
  • #26 by Rudy Baylor on 19 Sep 2017
  • good get!
  • #27 by Breems on 20 Sep 2017
  • Great news. He looks really good on film.

    I was wondering when we were going to see the guard play come together under Coach A. We're getting there now.
  • #28 by FineAsSwine on 20 Sep 2017
  • Great news. He looks really good on film.

    I was wondering when we were going to see the guard play come together under Coach A. We're getting there now.

    Point guards, shooting guards, combo guards, we got guards! Now, about those bigs.... ;D
  • #29 by BannerMountainMan on 20 Sep 2017
  • Point guards, shooting guards, combo guards, we got guards! Now, about those bigs.... ;D
    we got bigs ole boy, we got Gafford Thompson, Henderson, Gabe, we just need 1 true Center, but that's hard to come by in Arkansas.
  • #30 by FineAsSwine on 20 Sep 2017
  • we got bigs ole boy, we got Gafford Thompson, Henderson, Gabe, we just need 1 true Center, but that's hard to come by in Arkansas.

    I was actually looking ahead to 2018 but it would be nice if Henderson bulked up and got stronger and if Gabe can become a viable option. That would really help to allay my concerns.
  • #31 by rusvegashog on 20 Sep 2017
  • Personally I love it when we're able to snag a kid out of Oklahoma, in all sports. And we've had some good ones(Mayberry, Felix, Rotnei, Hatcher and so forth). Stoked about Embery. Hope he has a healthy and product senior year and shows up next year ready to ball.
  • #32 by Kevin McPherson on 20 Sep 2017
  • we got bigs ole boy, we got Gafford Thompson, Henderson, Gabe, we just need 1 true Center, but that's hard to come by in Arkansas.

    True centers are basically extinct, except Gafford is as true a 5 as you'll find. Henderson is a PF who needs to add weight, but he'll be able to coexist with another PF or combo-4 on the floor when Gafford goes out of the game. I also believe Gabe has the ability to help defend down low in spurts. At 6-6, Adrio Bailey can play that combo-4 spot, but he's too undersized to be the primary big for any stretch of time. At minimum, Arkansas needs to add another PF in 2018 -- Reggie Chaney at 6-8 and 220-plus-pounds would work nicely.
  • #33 by MemphisBossHog on 03 Oct 2017
  • https://twitter.com/morningrushshow/status/909127706163449857

    http://247sports.com/Player/Keyshawn-Embery-94623

    https://youtu.be/7gxIAKe9nCI

    https://youtu.be/luiBxxecjXE

    Iceman, quick question--Embery is a "commitment" but he hasn't signed.  What year is he coming?  The reason I ask is if, say, Embery has a great season in HS and actually gets a 5th star, do we need to worry about Calipari telling World Wide Wes, " I want that Embery kid, so go get him."  The Monk and Perry situations have really soured me on these commitments that Mike works so hard for and gets that are really early and the kid gets people in his ear like Perry did and the next thing you know, Calipari has decided he wants him and well we all know what happens when he wants a player that we want.

    ** just saw he is in the 2018 class, so now we have to sweat it out.  LOL.   I almost hope he doesn't get his 5th star so the Kentuckys of the world will leave him alone.
  • #34 by The_Iceman on 03 Oct 2017
  • Iceman, quick question--Embery is a "commitment" but he hasn't signed.  What year is he coming?  The reason I ask is if, say, Embery has a great season in HS and actually gets a 5th star, do we need to worry about Calipari telling World Wide Wes, " I want that Embery kid, so go get him."  The Monk and Perry situations have really soured me on these commitments that Mike works so hard for and gets that are really early and the kid gets people in his ear like Perry did and the next thing you know, Calipari has decided he wants him and well we all know what happens when he wants a player that we want.

    ** just saw he is in the 2018 class, so now we have to sweat it out.  LOL.   I almost hope he doesn't get his 5th star so the Kentuckys of the world will leave him alone.

    He plans to sign in the early period, which will help lock him in.
  • #35 by MakingPlays on 03 Oct 2017
  • Iceman, quick question--Embery is a "commitment" but he hasn't signed.  What year is he coming?  The reason I ask is if, say, Embery has a great season in HS and actually gets a 5th star, do we need to worry about Calipari telling World Wide Wes, " I want that Embery kid, so go get him."  The Monk and Perry situations have really soured me on these commitments that Mike works so hard for and gets that are really early and the kid gets people in his ear like Perry did and the next thing you know, Calipari has decided he wants him and well we all know what happens when he wants a player that we want.

    ** just saw he is in the 2018 class, so now we have to sweat it out.  LOL.   I almost hope he doesn't get his 5th star so the Kentuckys of the world will leave him alone.

    Embery is signing in the early period in November.  By the time he signs his high school season would have just started.  Also, the ranking services aren't going to update any of the rankings until the Spring and even then there's very little movement going on, since most do their evaluating during the AAU circuits. 

    Also, Malik Monk was never committed to Arkansas, the only committ CMA has ever had that has flipped is Perry and as we are seeing there were some outside things influencing that.

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