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Ballard enters transfer portal.

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by gatortenor37, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. gatortenor37

    gatortenor37 GC Legend

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    Any ideas to what Mike White is going to do now that most of his bench has left? This will make or break him. We can't win with little depth. No matter who we have coming in next year, this is not a scenario we want to see play out.
     
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  2. JBSouthpaw

    JBSouthpaw Sophomore

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    Man, I was hoping he'd see he was still going to get minutes. I don't really see him starting at a good or better program. But if he wants to play, there should be plenty of lower schools he'd fit in.
    what was going to be a strength, doesn't look that way now.

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    FWIW, I think a lot of schools are going to lose these good back ups who think they can get minutes other places the way the portal is working now.
     
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  3. 407king

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    I mean either Locke or Mann will be coming off the bench. Both will be capable of averaging double figures.

    They will probably be joined by Payne and Stokes. And then we will probably add another transfer or 2. We'll have plenty of depth. The names will be different.

    Can't be worse than it was this past season. We were bringing in guards and wings who were shooting around 30% in conference play.
     
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  4. jmac83

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    Update from CBS Sports:

    Mike Hubert enters NCAA transfer portal
    'Everyone's doing it, I didn't want to miss the fun!' longtime Florida announcer explains
     
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  5. ApexNC

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    Since he was getting zero backup minutes down the stretch, I don't think we're necessarily losing a valuable sub. Seems to me Ballard is a kid with a very high ceiling. Hope he lands somewhere he fits in and does well.
     
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  6. tegator80

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    Okay, I am the first in...

    Oh My!!!
     
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  7. swampgas44

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    So long :D
     
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  8. GatorChoice

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    Bummer.
     
  9. INGATORSWETRUST

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    He is a 30 year senior/grad transfer
     
  10. swampgas44

    swampgas44 Junior

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    How do you exit the radio portal?
     
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  11. jhbyrd

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    Watch and learn. White has a major addition by subtraction thing going on.

    White has a STRONG CORE for next year:

    Noah Locke 4 star
    Nembhard 5 star
    Mann 5 star
    Lewis 5 star
    Payne 4 star
    Johnson 4 star

    BIG MAN DEPTH
    Gak 3 star (April 2018 knee surgery)
    Bassett 3 star
    Jetoboh 3 star (possible UF)
    Stokes 3 star (Feb. 2017 knee surgery)

    That 6 high ranked core players will attract other strong players.
     
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  12. channingcrowderhungry

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    I think relying on Gak for anything at this point is wishful thinking. He basically hasn't played in 2 years.
     
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  13. gogators73

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    Have to hope, while barely mobile, Gak shot a ton.
     
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  14. GatorLurker

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    I am not happy with this one. The kid was a bit out of control, but he was instant energy on O for a team that had little. There is a place for guys like that off the bench even for the very best teams.

    Perhaps he and Coach Mikey didn't see eye to eye and one of them has the last word.

    I wish him well.
     
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  15. SJB612

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    As long as Mick Hubert doesn't go anywhere, I'm ok with that. ;)
     
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  16. MadduxFanII

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    There's a difference between "entering the transfer portal" and actually transferring. Not to say I don't think Ballard will leave - that seems likely - just saying that nothing is officially official with him yet.
     
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  17. GatorLurker

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    Can we get David Steele back?
     
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  18. jhbyrd

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    The good thing about the recent popularity of the transfer portal is that UF has open scholarship spots where we can take advantage of it.

    The best transfers will want to consider the teams who have a legit shot of going to the NCAA tournament like UF. UF going there the last three years plus having three 5 star players helps our odds.
     
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  19. regurgigator

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    And, Johnson appears to be a budding star. Seems like we have enough perimeter players - very good perimeter players! :cool: Just need to shore up the big man depth. If Gak can get physically fit to play, I'm one who thinks he can help us.
     
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  20. gatordavisl

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    There has been talk about Ballard and Okaru transferring, so I don't think it's unreasonable to suspect those would occur. Stone was a bit of a surprise, but his injury puts next year's contribution in question.

    If anything, we're about half a player off the pace. I wish both Ballard and Okaru all the best moving on and hope we get at least one solid grad transfer who's ready to contribute. Might be room for two.
     
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