Monday, June 29, 2009

Elliot Williams To Memphis

Elliot Williams didn't spend too long without a school. It was only about a week ago that he left Duke, and now he's off to Memphis. It's a bit too early to say anything about this since we don't know if he'll be allowed to play next season. He's asking for a waiver from the NCAA so that he won't have to redshirt a year, but there's no obvious reason why he'll get one. If he can play next season then Memphis suddenly becomes a potential Top 25 team. If he can't play then they again fall back in the region of a 9-12 Tournament seed.

The question now becomes whether the recent recruiting coups of Josh Pastner are real, or a fluke. What I mean is this: Latavious Williams fell into their lap because of his academic problems and the fact that no other team really wanted him. Elliot Williams grew up in the Memphis suburbs and is just coming home because his mother is ill. Will Memphis be able to grab big time recruits through the normal recruiting process? That remains to be seen.

But at the very least, there is a lot of evidence that there will be life after Calipari at Memphis. They've definitely had a great turn around over the past few weeks.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about the Barton Brothers, did the #1 shooting guard in the 2010-2011 class fall into our lap?

Tigerdave said...

What about Will Barton? Ever heard of him Jeffy?

Anonymous said...

how about looking up some info before you show your ignorance... Will Barton committed about a month before you wrote this ridiculous blog. and also elliot williams mother is very ill, there is ncaa precedence that allows a player to move closer to home to be with family and play immediately. see the tyler smith case. nice job jeff

Anonymous said...

there is no obvious readers of this blog. dont quit your day job jeffrey

Mr. Anderson said...

IMMMMMMMMMM back if Pastner cant recruit top player then why did the #1 Shooting Guard in the nation already commit to us.
Man you are a CS

Anonymous said...

You must not get out of Wisconsin to much... Huh, Jeff? Please report facts and not Wisconsin gossip.

Anonymous said...

i think this is the best part of jeffs whole blog. ------------>"The most honest and in-depth NCAA prediction source on the web"

Anonymous said...

Jeff, I'll be running errands this afternoon. I've left the gate open. Please be sure to lock it up when you're finished mowing the backyard.

Thanks,

MuchLuck

Anonymous said...

My thoughts on your opinion is: "fluke you!" GO TIGERS!!!

Anonymous said...

Jeff, can you please substantiate your comment that Latavious Williams was not wanted anywhere but Memphis? A link to a blog or recruiting profile, perhaps?

You make it sound as if the success of Memphis is like a freak accident. Is it possible that the new coach has something to do with it?

Anonymous said...

Jeff is the "Most ignorant, mis-informed NCAA prediction source on the web." Not bad for an 11 year old who's babysitter is making out with her boyfriend on the couch while Jeff bangs the keyboard on his big sister's computer. Don't worry folks, he'll reach puberty in a couple of years and he won't be out of the bathroom long enough to type this tripe. Go to bed Jeff!

Anonymous said...

Don't listen to the idiots and cowards brother. You know your stuff.

Anonymous said...

Truly, you are dumb as shit.