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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Signing period

The regular signing period begins on Wednesday and runs through May 20. Don't expect anything soon. I talked to Coach Menzies on Tuesday. I get the feeling that the center and power forward are shoe ins, but he said he is going to take his time with the third scholly, most likely a guard but as he said before, they could hold it or give it to Tyrone Watson. Stay tuned

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought Watson was already on scholarship.

Justin said...

Watson is a walk-on (for now).

Anonymous said...

Rumor that just started that Chris Gabriel is going to transfer. Can you find out if it is true?

Anonymous said...

Which center and forward?

Anonymous said...

Any news after 3 days?

Jason Groves said...

Regarding Gabriel, there is nothing to the rumor of a Gabriel transfer that I could find. I know that every offseason, player movement is a big topic but the Gabriel rumor appears to be just that. .. I also know recruiting is on everyone's mind. Just to give you a little bit of a timeline on filling that third scholarship that Menzies has talked about going out and filling with a guard, I believe coaches are going to be on the road next week looking at players so it's apparent that they are taking their time since the regular period doesn't end for another month.

Like I've said before, I really think this class is more about getting some role players in. I don't see anyone coming in and taking minutes away from any of the returners, but every team needs those role players and as far as recruiting another center, Menzies has said before that you can never have too many players with size

Anonymous said...

What about Zach Adams at MVCS? He's one of the best point guards in the state. Any talk of him walking on? I know he comes from a low level of competition, but the kid can play and is a fantastic distributor!

Jason Groves said...

Zach's playing in a tournament on a team with Gallup senior Alfhonso Hubbard in Denver this weekend to try to improve his stock. He's a great kid and was probably the best point guard in the city last year regardless of classification. I know he's got a number of D II offers and his dad told me that they are trying to arrange a workout with the Aggies. I don't see him a D I point guard that would contribute, at least right away and I think the Aggies are going to need a solid backup.

Anonymous said...

Adams has a schollie offer from an NAIA school in California.

Justin said...

Anyone else OK with Gibson taking the backup point minutes next year? I thought he did fine last year after Joyner got suspended. In fact, it makes him slow down a little and look for teammates instead of jacking up 28 footers with 31 on the shot clock. Plus, it moves JY to his natural 2 position instead of 3 where he's sometimes outmuscled.

JJ said...

I actually thought that when Gibson had to do point when Joyner was suspended and Larouche was on the bench resting, it helped alot. Justin is correct that it taught Gibson some patience which he seems to lack when he is the shooting guard. It looked like last summer Gibson spent time just shooting the ball; hopefully this summer he will spend time handling the ball and learning how to dish it off. He already has a shooter's touch and penetration skill. If he couples that with patience and an big increase in assists, then I think his senior year he can be the WAC 1st team guard that many thought he would be his junior year.

Anonymous said...

Have you heard anything when Menzies will announced who signed with NMSU????

Anonymous said...

Any news after 8 days?

chilero said...

Jason,
You disappoint me.

I come here expecting news regarding Aggie recruiting and I come away with nothing.

I need some news I can't refuse.

Jason Groves said...

Chilero, sorry for disappointing you, but I have reported things as I find them out and it's stil the same. As I've said three times now, my understanding is that two bigs have already verbally committed. If you want a timeline, I will add that I have learned two big men from Dallas are on campus this weekend and there is a combo guard coming on campus next week. I wanted to wait until i had names for you, but patience is waning on the blog. As Menzies was quoted, he is going to take his time filling this third scholarship and it appears he's true to his word

chilero said...

Jason,

You are the Godfather of Aggie sports reporting.

Don Jason, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your home on the wedding day, I'm mean signing period of your daughter, er I mean favorite beat. And may the first Aggie recruit be a masculine big man.

Anonymous said...

Groves, thanks for the update. Even if you made posts like that c omment I think it would calm the restless.

Anonymous said...

chilero is comedy