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Hornbuckle to transfer?

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Apr 24, 2010.

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Hornbuckle leaving is...

  1. A huge blow to the program

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  2. A hit, but it shouldn't hurt us much

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  3. A blessing, we'll recruit someone better

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  4. Somehow Dan Hawkins' fault

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Had been speculated upon. Adam (Rivals) put out a Tweet that Horn's gone.

    For the record, Horn was looking to leave before the coaching change. This isn't on Boyle beyond him not being able to save the situation.

    Still waiting for something official, but Horn wasn't at Friday's practice.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Dan Hawkins strikes again!
     
  3. rynobuff

    rynobuff Club Member Club Member

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    A hit, he had potential. If he does, am I wrong thinking we should save the scholarship he frees up until next year to use? I think we could get more out of it then rushing to fill it, that is unless someone great falls into our laps.
     
  4. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    pretty late in the game to be going after someone new this cycle, coupled with a coaching change. got to save the scholly and look towards a well-conceived, post-Higgins/Burk nucleus for the future next cycle.

    would have been interesting to see how Hornbuckle developed at CU.

    Same theme, anybody know what happened with Ryan Kelley? Where he ended up, I mean.
     
  5. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    The scholarship is spoken for until the end of the term, so "saving" it is a mis-nomer. Of course, the term ends in another month, so it will free itself up soon enough.
     
  6. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    I actually wouldn't mind experimenting with a freed up scholarship. At this point, we could just use a warm body to throw in there if necessary, and who knows, maybe he develops.

    I'm really not a proponent of saving scholarships. I think you use up every scholarship you can - max out what's available to you. I understand trying to avoid having to replace seven players in one season like under Patton, but sometimes, you just need to get warm practice bodies in your program. Who cares if the talent isn't all there - is he willing to work, is he over 6-8, is he willing to come to CU? If yes, then sign him up, and let's develop him...or at least try. I'm not saying to apply this thinking ever year, but our big situation is sort of in dire straits right now.
     
  7. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    I don't know why it does any good to "SAVE" a scholarship. Bzdelik did a poor job of getting anyone signed for next season and with him bolting when he did made it unlikely that CU will sign a quality player. I thought CU had 3 scholarships available for next season ( I don't know if that included Crawford's scholarship), with Hornbuckle leaving makes 4. Higgins, Knutson and Relphorde are Seniors next year. If Burks leaves then CU is looking at filling 8 slots. They better fill at least one this year.

    CU is getting in a tough position. Odds of finding a getting the type of players needed this late is getting slim. I did hear that Crawford may reconsider leaving.
     
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  8. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Strange that he would do that with Bzz LEAVING. Something must have gone wrong on the chemistry front there.
     
  9. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Maybe he didn't like how he was being used in the offense. I think he could have been a good player, but just needed some time to develop. We absolutely need to get at least 2-3 guys for the fall or we are in trouble.
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Now confirmed that he's transferring.

    Here's the release from CU SID:

    BOULDER – University of Colorado freshman guard Keegan Hornbuckle has decided to leave the men's basketball program, announced Monday afternoon by CU men's basketball head coach Tad Boyle.

    "Keegan has decided to pursue his college basketball career closer to home," Boyle said. "We wish Keegan nothing but the best of luck in his future endeavors."

    The Westlake Village, Calif. native was one of four freshmen on the 2009-10 roster. He played in 24 games, averaged 2.4 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. Hornbuckle also averaged 11.4 minutes in a reserve role, shot 24-of-53 from the field (.453), and was 9-of-18 from the three-point arc.

    Hornbuckle missed six games during the season with a right shoulder injury. He also collected 13 assists, 10 steals and three blocked shots for the Buffaloes during their 15-16 campaign in 2009-10.
     
  11. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    sucks. I really liked him, and it leaves us with a big hole next year.
     
  12. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    I wish he had stayed, because I think he the potential to be coached into a solid contributor/starter by his junior season. However, I do not think we're left with too big a hole next year due to his absence. I think we'll be fine without him actually, but I do wish he'd stayed. Good luck to him wherever he goes though.
     
  13. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    I like Boyle's quote:

    :thumbsup:

    Hope he can get at least 1 kid signed this cycle. He has 7 schollies to fill in the next two years: 4 this season, and 3 next season(4 if Burks leaves). Boyle and his staff are gonna have to recruit their asses off in the next year.

    Is there anything new on the Michel kid from Idaho?
     
  14. BuffNut

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    This has to be most about being closer to Home. If it was strictly about minutes, then you would think he would want to give the new coach consideration before sitting a year anywhere else.
     

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