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"The Trasfer Effect"

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by jgisland, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

    Aug 31, 2007
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    rushthecout.net had an interesting article last week about the "The Transfer Effect" players have on schools. "Higher Profile" schools like Missouri, Iowa St, UNLV and San Diego St are heavily basing their recruiting methods on transfers(Missouri just picked up Jabari Brown). The article is chalk full of stats on how these schools fare in the subsequent years of the transfer players eligibility, some schools (UNLV & SD ST) better than others (Georgia St & UMASS).

    This is a really interesting article because this is a completely alternative method to the "norm of traditional recruiting " by recruiting high school and to a degree juco players. My take is this is a very high risk/high reward method of building a team, there is usually a reason kids transfer and it isn't usually because they are steller student athletes. That being said CU has 2 if you count Adams (who went the DI then JUCO then DI route) along with Brown. I think Boyle's route of mixing in a player or two of transfers along with "traditional" high school kids is a good way to go. If the transfers don't pan out you only have a small portion of your tram wrapped up in transfers.
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    Yeah. We went after that kid from Mizzou this year, too. Wish we would have gotten him.

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