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Comings and Goings

May 14th, 2012

since my last " end of the season" blog, there has been much activity regarding the basketball team. Several players have transferred out and several have signed on. There have been changes in the coaching staff as well. Many of you have asked me to provide my prospective on these events and so Jackson and I will be hosting a very special Hoopstalk this Wednesday at 7 pm on ESPN 1420. We will analyze who is gone, who is coming, whose eligibility is still uncertain, and how all of these recent events may impact the 2012-2013 squad. We will also look at the Big West after signing day, what we know about the upcoming schedule, and our view on the team's prospects for the upcoming season. As always, we look forward to your calls and comments. We may also weigh in on the NBA playoffs. Hope you can join us this Wednesday.

Jeff Portnoy is a member of the UH Board of Regents. The views expressed here are his and do not reflect those of the board.

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2 Responses to “Comings and Goings”

  1. Eagle:

    Thanks for putting on the Update Show ...

    Hopefully At Least One More Potential Big-Time Player to Come This Season ...

  2. Eagle:

    Although his videos are impressive, we haven't seen New Zealand recruit Isaac Fotu in person (hopefully records all clear as planned and he's enrolled NLT second summer session), but it was real good to hear Coach Jackson relate that Pitt HC Jamie Dixon made it clear that Isaac is "The Real Deal", should be an immediate impact player, perhaps even challenging German Christian Standhardinger for court time...

    It wasn't noted on the show, so thought I'd pass along (for the followers on this circuit) that Coach Gib related that Canadian Manroop Clair has exceptional ball-handling, vision and passing skills, so has been and is considered and used primarily as a point guard (expectantly helping to resolve one of the team's shortages); it is because of his additional exceptional shooting skills and range ("as good as any available anywhere") that he is also listed as a combo guard (versus the majority of "combo" guards who are jacks of all trades / skills and masters of none or mediocre in most).

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