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Re: 2019 IN F Jake LaRavia

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:54 am
by muni cup14
letsgoAces wrote:
Aces101 wrote:LaRavia is off the board - verbally committed to SIU-Edwardsville


Agree

Re: 2019 IN F Jake LaRavia

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:36 am
by letsgoAces
I have to admit I was a bit stunned and disappointed when I learned of Jake's decision. I liked his game and believed given the circumstances surrounding the UE program I thought he would jump on this opportunity. You never know what a kid is thinking...perhaps he thought he would get more immediate playing time with the Cougars which is probably true.

Dixon is the guy I really want. He would come in and make a huge splash. The fact that the Shockers want him speaks volumes.

Had Jake not signed if Marty was still the coach I would bemoan this more. But with Walter and his staff they will just move on to the next guy, who might even be better.

Re: 2019 IN F Jake LaRavia

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:41 am
by PurpleWhiskers
letsgoAces wrote:I have to admit I was a bit stunned and disappointed when I learned of Jake's decision. I liked his game and believed given the circumstances surrounding the UE program I thought he would jump on this opportunity. You never know what a kid is thinking...perhaps he thought he would get more immediate playing time with the Cougars which is probably true.

Dixon is the guy I really want. He would come in and make a huge splash. The fact that the Shockers want him speaks volumes.

Had Jake not signed if Marty was still the coach I would bemoan this more. But with Walter and his staff they will just move on to the next guy, who might even be better.


Maybe LaRavia is more realistic about his abilities relative to the McCarty signees than the easily excitable cheerleaders on this fan board. I think he made an excellent choice. He can be a star there.

Re: 2019 IN F Jake LaRavia

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:18 am
by Ad1770
PurpleWhiskers wrote:
letsgoAces wrote:I have to admit I was a bit stunned and disappointed when I learned of Jake's decision. I liked his game and believed given the circumstances surrounding the UE program I thought he would jump on this opportunity. You never know what a kid is thinking...perhaps he thought he would get more immediate playing time with the Cougars which is probably true.

Dixon is the guy I really want. He would come in and make a huge splash. The fact that the Shockers want him speaks volumes.

Had Jake not signed if Marty was still the coach I would bemoan this more. But with Walter and his staff they will just move on to the next guy, who might even be better.


Maybe LaRavia is more realistic about his abilities relative to the McCarty signees than the easily excitable cheerleaders on this fan board. I think he made an excellent choice. He can be a star there.


Agree with this. Also, I don’t know where the 6’7” came from. Everything I have read on him has him at 6’5”. Not sure where he would get any PT here with Noah, Art, Cunliff, Riley, and both Newtons most likely in front of him. Truth is, that line up would be hard for any guard or wing to crack for PT next two years. No knock on the kid, and I wish him well, but time to move on and snatch a couple of bigs.

Re: 2019 IN F Jake LaRavia

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:42 pm
by acecard
Ad1770 wrote:
PurpleWhiskers wrote:
letsgoAces wrote:I have to admit I was a bit stunned and disappointed when I learned of Jake's decision. I liked his game and believed given the circumstances surrounding the UE program I thought he would jump on this opportunity. You never know what a kid is thinking...perhaps he thought he would get more immediate playing time with the Cougars which is probably true.

Dixon is the guy I really want. He would come in and make a huge splash. The fact that the Shockers want him speaks volumes.

Had Jake not signed if Marty was still the coach I would bemoan this more. But with Walter and his staff they will just move on to the next guy, who might even be better.


Maybe LaRavia is more realistic about his abilities relative to the McCarty signees than the easily excitable cheerleaders on this fan board. I think he made an excellent choice. He can be a star there.


Agree with this. Also, I don’t know where the 6’7” came from. Everything I have read on him has him at 6’5”. Not sure where he would get any PT here with Noah, Art, Cunliff, Riley, and both Newtons most likely in front of him. Truth is, that line up would be hard for any guard or wing to crack for PT next two years. No knock on the kid, and I wish him well, but time to move on and snatch a couple of bigs.

Verblecommits.com, prepballstars.com, and maxpreps.com (Lawrence Central Roster) all list him at 6'7". I don't know how tall he is, I think there are bigger fish in the ocean.