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Seth Towns potential grad transfer

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by potomacgator, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. potomacgator

    potomacgator All American

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    Are we trying to recruit Seth Towns 6' 7" Harvard senior who was Ivy League player of the year as a sophomore but was sidelined for two seasons by a torn cartilage in his knee? He will graduate this year and has entered the transfer portal. He wants to pursue a masters degree in creative writing
     
  2. regurgigator

    regurgigator VIP Member

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    As a Harvard student, he may actually put a priority on the academic program he's pursuing. Does UF have anything special in the creative writing arena? Best player in the Ivy League is probably not too shabby.
     
  3. incoldblood

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    The UF department of English offers a MFA in creative writing.
     
  4. tampajack1

    tampajack1 Premium Member

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    He has 2 years of eligibility left and everyone wants him. A huge question is whether he will be healthy. He has not recovered from his original knee surgery and is going under the knife again. Reminds me of Adam Allen’s situation.
     
  5. GatorTodd

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    If only Harry Crew's was a) still alive and b) teaching at UF. That is some pretty good creative writing.
     
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  6. Efawcett7

    Efawcett7 Eric Fawcett VIP Member GC Columnist

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    I don't know if the Gators have gotten in touch but I do know he has been outstanding every time I've seen him play. If he can get healthy he will be a stud wherever he goes.
     
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  7. jeffphillips21

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    No disrespect but why would anyone need a masters in creative writing (let alone an undergrad from Harvard). Can you imagine Hemingway thinking that was more important than getting life experience?
     
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  8. tampajack1

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    One reason would be so the kid could play 2 more seasons of college basketball.
     
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  9. jeffphillips21

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    bingo
     
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  10. potomacgator

    potomacgator All American

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    The article I read by John Feinstein in the Washington Post indicated that he had the second surgery over four weeks ago and no longer feels any pain in his knee. Though he will not be fully recovered until June.
     
  11. swampgas44

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    Sounds like the perfect Gator. As long as he recovers by January.:rolleyes:
     
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  12. wci347

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    We need more 6'7" swing men! Right now Duraji is the the only one in that category.
     
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  13. GatorLurker

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    I would think that Iowa, Michigan, and Virginia would be high on his list of schools given his interest in creative writing.

    Or he can join NBN because a lot of our posters are very creative.
     
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  14. GatorLurker

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    Recruiting smart kids that can play worked well for Billy D. Matt Bonner is the poster child for that.

    I don't think we have the academic program this kid is looking for, but I would love to have Coach Mikey going after high IQ guys that can play the game. Court smarts can make up for a lot of things. Being an athletic freak and not knowing how to play is not a good thing.
     
  15. GatorPlanet

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    College is not life experience?
    Lots of writers get degrees in English or creative writing. Hemingway did not, but he learned his essential skills as a journalist.
    There's more than one way to skin a cat.
     
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  16. GratefulGator

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    Scottie and Mann and KJ say hello.
     
  17. GratefulGator

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    I took Advanced Expository Writing at UF as an elective (I was a Microbiology Major).
    My Professor was none other than James Haskins, writer of the Cotton Club. He was an amazing cat, lots of stories and super cool.
    There were about 6 of us in this class. I learned a lot that wasn't on the syllabus. One of my favorite professors at UF.
     
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  18. tampajack1

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    6’4”, 6’3” and 6’5” respectively.
     
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  19. BA69MA72

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    Iowa by far. The other two aren’t better than us.
     
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  20. thenazz

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    A lot of undergrad time in writing classes is spent on basics such as grammar. A lot of my kids could barely spell and chew gum. You get the theory in grad school, breaking down the greats. A master's is a ticket to teaching so you don't starve while you write. Not crazy.
     
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