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Jesus Shuttlesworth
05-12-2005, 12:39 AM
I didn't know that he went to Vincennes. They asked him in this interview why he transfered to UNLV from Vincennes J.C. in Indiana....I wonder why.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/players/05/10/first.person0516/

Natston
05-12-2005, 01:06 AM
I'm pretty sure that the coaching staff is familiar with someone in the VU program. Shawn wasn't the only VU player to go to UNLV somewhat recently, Tyrone Nesby is among a couple that did.

Anthem
05-12-2005, 01:34 AM
Also, Reggie's his idol.

He's the only guy I regret not picking over Bender.

bmac
05-12-2005, 01:48 PM
Vincennes is a juco power of sorts. They've won over 90 percent of their home games lifetime and their current coach Dan Sparks has a record of 684-183 for his career there. Alot of quality players come through that system, including Marion.

Diamond Dave
05-12-2005, 01:55 PM
He's the only guy I regret not picking over Bender.


:o

1999 NBA Draft

5: Bender
6: Wally Sczrzbiak
7: Rip
8: Andre Miller
9: The Matrix
10: Jason Terry
13: Corey Maggette
16: Ron Artest :rolleyes:
22: Kenny Thomas
24: AK47

2nd Round
28: Manu Ginobili

Okay, I knew we made a mistake, but I guess I never went back and looked at how bad of one we made. We could have had so much more.

beast23
05-12-2005, 01:57 PM
I think if anyone looked at some of the teams that Vincennes has had, they'd be totally shocked. They've had a couple of rosters through the years that could have competed with any Division I team, and maybe even a couple of the NBA teams.

shags
05-12-2005, 02:24 PM
:o

1999 NBA Draft

5: Bender
6: Wally Sczrzbiak
7: Rip
8: Andre Miller
9: The Matrix
10: Jason Terry
13: Corey Maggette
16: Ron Artest :rolleyes:
22: Kenny Thomas
24: AK47

2nd Round
28: Manu Ginobili

Okay, I knew we made a mistake, but I guess I never went back and looked at how bad of one we made. We could have had so much more.

What a deep draft, when you consider Brand, Francis, Baron Davis, and Odom were the top 4 picks that year. And of course, the infamous Frederic Weis pick too.

Gyron
05-12-2005, 02:25 PM
Could you imagine having Rip here instead of Bender? Under Maestro Miller?

That would have definitely be a fitting replacement for Reggie when he retired.:devil:

Maybe Detriot would consider taking Bender for Rip and understand that it was a mistake, we meant to select him originally......:laugh:

shags
05-12-2005, 02:26 PM
Could you imagine having Rip here instead of Bender? Under Maestro Miller?

That would have definitely be a fitting replacement for Reggie when he retired.:devil:

Maybe Detriot would consider taking Bender for Rip and understand that it was a mistake, we meant to select him originally......:laugh:

If you take Darko for Jermaine, it's a deal. :D

Kegboy
05-12-2005, 09:18 PM
Also, Reggie's his idol.

Which is why his number is 31.

Bball
05-12-2005, 09:43 PM
Yeah but Bender didn't go to college. If he had this would be only his 1st year in the NBA (allowing for a redshirt injury season in college). So we just have to give him more time. He's on the verge.
:rolleyes:

Let's look at his career resume:
Beat Jordan's McDonalds scoring record
Beat Bird in a game of H.O.R.S.E.

That's a player we have to hold onto and wait for at all costs.

-Bball

Sollozzo
05-12-2005, 10:24 PM
:o

1999 NBA Draft

5: Bender
6: Wally Sczrzbiak
7: Rip
8: Andre Miller
9: The Matrix
10: Jason Terry
13: Corey Maggette
16: Ron Artest :rolleyes:
22: Kenny Thomas
24: AK47

2nd Round
28: Manu Ginobili

Okay, I knew we made a mistake, but I guess I never went back and looked at how bad of one we made. We could have had so much more.


Well, I think you've pretty much ruined everyone's day.

Anthem
05-13-2005, 12:55 AM
I'll give a big "no thanks" on Wally and Miller. Terry would have been long gone by now... he never "got it" until he played for Dallas. Rip would have been a good choice, but he'd have been gone by now to somewhere that would give him a starting job. Maggette? Ehh, he's good. So is Kenny Thomas. AK47 I love, but he wasn't considered a lottery pick. Same with Manu.

Bender was a worthy gamble. We didn't have any needs, so we took a chance that didn't pan out. I don't have a problem with Donnie taking risks.

I just think it's time to let the kid go. He may blow up into the second coming of KG, but he won't do it here.

abington
05-13-2005, 01:40 AM
you guys need to give Bender time. his breakout year is right around the corner. he beat Bird at horse.

TheHotShot31
05-13-2005, 01:48 AM
:o

1999 NBA Draft

5: Bender
6: Wally Sczrzbiak
7: Rip
8: Andre Miller
9: The Matrix
10: Jason Terry
13: Corey Maggette
16: Ron Artest :rolleyes:
22: Kenny Thomas
24: AK47

2nd Round
28: Manu Ginobili

Okay, I knew we made a mistake, but I guess I never went back and looked at how bad of one we made. We could have had so much more.


Ginobili was drafted in 99? Wasnt he drafted in 2002?

Anthem
05-13-2005, 02:34 AM
Ginobili was drafted in 99? Wasnt he drafted in 2002?

He was drafted in 99, but wasn't able to get out of his contract. So he didn't enter the league until 2002. It was understood that he would have a hard time getting out of his contract, and that's why he fell so far. Nobody doubted his talent, just his availability.