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Kofi Cockburn in the Portal

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by g8wayg8r, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. GratefulGator

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    This ESPN story was posted today:
    Cockburn: 'Pretty much open' on college future

    Says the NBA wants to see him work on his perimeter game--passing and shooting. Mike White gave Blackshear a lot of exposure on the perimeter the year before last. Will he offer Cockburn the same deal?

     
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  2. GatorPlanet

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    Seriously, how many centers get the green light to shoot from outside? The 3-line is what, 24'-9"? I can't even throw the ball that far.
     
  3. tampajack1

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    Rumors are that Kofi is down to Illinois and FSU and will announce tomorrow. Apparently, Calipari is not interested in Kofi because he has the big kid from West Virginia at the center position and is in the running for a big kid who could be the 1st pick of the 2022 NBA draft.
     
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  4. tim

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    Fits perfectly for FSU and their never ending line of 7 footers
     
  5. phideltdj

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    What NBA scouts need to see him shoot from the outside...don't recall NBA scouts saying that about Shaq. Those NBA scouts should be fired.
     
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    I wonder how Omar Payne will feel if Cockburn returns to Illinois. I thought that Payne left Florida because we would not guarantee him the starting center slot.
     
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  7. tampajack1

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    Payne has 3 years left. He was barely developing his game at UF. He will be fine.
     
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  8. g8wayg8r

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    Even when they arent 7 foot they seem to play tall.
     
  9. akaGatorhoops

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    Yeah- it will be a tough break for Omar if Kofi returns. I don't think many expected him to be back.
     
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    As I am sitting here reading this thread, I'm eating a bag of peanut M&Ms. I shook out a couple. They were orange and blue. I ate them, shook out a couple more. Orange and blue. Again, a couple more. Orange and blue. I sh*t you not. The M&Ms are more accurate than a magic 8-ball, and they have spoken. Kofi will be a Gator.
     
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  11. Gatorhead

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    Got a center hear in Philadelphia that plays for the Sixers I would like to introduce you to.
     
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    Would CMW take Omar back in that scenario?
     
  13. akaGatorhoops

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    No... I wouldn’t think so. And I can’t imagine Omar would even have that ability.
     
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    I wonder if he had a painful childhood [​IMG]
     
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    I think on the bag it said Sky and orange sunset M/Ms . But keep pulling
     
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  17. GatorPlanet

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    Interesting. Illinois' colors are also orange and blue. So the M&Ms spoke true, but I misread them in my eagerness. My bad. Now I'll go rattle some chicken bones to see what football holds in store for us.
     
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  18. tegator80

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    Mr. Payne needs to grow up if he hasn't. Life at the highest levels just doesn't give things to you.


    Well, unless you are Peyton Manning.
     
  19. GatorPlanet

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    Omar might benefit from Kofi staying because he won't have to be the back to the basket guy, and can use his athleticism at power forward. That might be his better position and his future.
     
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  20. tegator80

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    There is a reason, besides what we don't want to beleive, why he left UF. I am guessing he went where "they can appreciate my God given game."

    But I sincerely wish him well. He did not sign with either FSU or Da U.