All Things Kerwin Walton Recruitment Thread (Class of 2020)




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No shock. Same old same old. When his old man left Minnesota off his list pretty much said it all. Really handled with no class. He was NEVER coming here and this frantic spring recruiting is getting tiresome. We have no chance recruiting against the Michael Jordan brand despite the below board academics the NCCA ignored. Get on kids early and quit wasting time on guys who don’t want to be here. We are going to be left with no production on of our last scholarship and probably should tried to have talked Willis into staying
 






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Whatever. Would have been nice to have him stay here, but now he goes into the pile of players I don't think about until the rumors next year about him transferring back start to wind up.

It does suck though to lose a local player to a program that should have been given the death penalty, especially with our own history, that pales in comparison to the shenanigans they got away with.

Pretty much this. Hard to argue with a kid going to what was likely a dream school and has potentially cheered for them in multiple final fours. Definitely sucks to still be this far behind UNC in the pecking order, considering the should have been penalties. They can still get a kid to commit as their fallback option as they waited for a scholarship to open and we are in on him hard the whole time and still cant land him. Not sure this is all on Pitino as we haven't won in this kids lifetime, but definitely an issue.

That being said I like the pieces coming in hopefully we can add Peterson. Could actually have some depth on next years roster, something we have all been waiting years for. Hopefully coach can develop that depth and not run his starters into the ground.

Maybe Chet can pull an anti-Kerwin and commit out of the Blue early.... One can dream
 



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OK fans and Pitino haters... Time to wish him good luck and move on.

You had your moment of drama here in MN... we will remember your name forever, Good luck to you and your future Mr Walden.
 

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Still think you can get an impact grad transfer to fill the final spot that will have the same or greater amount of impact Walton would in year 1 at the least. Brandon Johnson and Robbins are really good gets, let's not forget that. Move on and get another solid contributor. We should be a good ball club this next year, whenever it is
 


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Congrats to the Walton's. Best thoughts for him having tremendous success. But now it is on to someone with a burning desire to play here.
Not afraid to call out chronic trolls.
It does not take courage to call people names using a keyboard. Why not make a statement using critical thinking or simply put those you call names on ignore. I block those that only offer personal insults and can not even see what they say. Never even bugged me but the time saved is awesome. That allows for more time with those that share insights and information and opinions that often differ but that is where growth come from, the ability to ponder what someone else is saying so you can potentially change how you look at something.
 



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Pretty much this. Hard to argue with a kid going to what was likely a dream school and has potentially cheered for them in multiple final fours. Definitely sucks to still be this far behind UNC in the pecking order, considering the should have been penalties. They can still get a kid to commit as their fallback option as they waited for a scholarship to open and we are in on him hard the whole time and still cant land him. Not sure this is all on Pitino as we haven't won in this kids lifetime, but definitely an issue.

That being said I like the pieces coming in hopefully we can add Peterson. Could actually have some depth on next years roster, something we have all been waiting years for. Hopefully coach can develop that depth and not run his starters into the ground.

Maybe Chet can pull an anti-Kerwin and commit out of the Blue early.... One can dream
Don’t hold your breath on Chet! Another recruit that will string along the Gophers and sign with another program.
 
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Just curious when a kid from Chicago or even Milwaukee goes out of state does the local media there spend the time some of our guys do interviewing the kid or in many cases televise the announcement ? Probably bothers me because we get such a low percent of good instate guys and I get so sick of hearing about it.Thinking these kids tell Pitino there is a one in a million chance and he says so there’s a chance
 


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It does suck losing to a program that should have been given something close to the death penalty
They should have suffered severe consequences. Flat out cheated. So many kids do not care and that does not mean they they are cheaters. Undoubtedly they have had several kids that were serious about the academics and in no way should we implicate Walton . He may very well be a serious student.
 

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Don’t hold your breath on Chet! Another recruit that will string along the Gophers and sign with another program.
Chet seems like a strong candidate for the new G League format. I'd for sure really look into that if I was part of his "camp"
 


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They should have suffered severe consequences. Flat out cheated. So many kids do not care and that does not mean they they are cheaters. Undoubtedly they have had several kids that were serious about the academics and in no way should we implicate Walton . He may very well be a serious student.

As a parent, it surprises me so many are ok trusting their kids with a head coach and staff that are okay with cheating. But everyone parents their own children differently, and it what it is
 

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Put him on ignore for now. Madtown was active but hadn't posted for something like three years, and all of sudden shows up with a bunch of "Kerwin's not coming" posts. When he was posting, three years ago, he was living in Madison.
He is Gopher fan. He used to post all of the time. He switched to Gopherillustrated I'm sure.
 



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Just curious when a kid from Chicago or even Milwaukee goes out of state does the local media there spend the time some of our guys do interviewing the kid or in many cases televise the announcement ? Probably bothers me because we get such a low percent of good instate guys and I get so sick of hearing about it.Thinking these kids tell Pitino there is a one in a million chance and he says so there’s a chance
Happens everywhere.
 

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No way. Pitino loses another in-state recruit. How is he still the coach is the real question.
 


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Congrats to the Walton's. Best thoughts for him having tremendous success. But now it is on to someone with a burning desire to play here.

It does not take courage to call people names using a keyboard. Why not make a statement using critical thinking or simply put those you call names on ignore. I block those that only offer personal insults and can not even see what they say. Never even bugged me but the time saved is awesome. That allows for more time with those that share insights and information and opinions that often differ but that is where growth come from, the ability to ponder what someone else is saying so you can potentially change how you look at something.
Perhaps you are not aware of the rip pitino thread on this board...?? I am just trying educate trolls by calling them out in hopes that someday they will chose to better their posting acumen by at least posting in the proper thread if not inserting a bit of insight or intelligence, if their mental faculties support as much... Sorry if you are upset by a dash of tough love.
 

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They should have suffered severe consequences. Flat out cheated. So many kids do not care and that does not mean they they are cheaters. Undoubtedly they have had several kids that were serious about the academics and in no way should we implicate Walton . He may very well be a serious student.

Agree. But if he's not, it certainly won't matter at UNC. That much is certain...
 

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Interesting that you think it is a great recruiting class.
One real solid high school kid and another one with potential but probably needs time. Transfers seem good but I’m not sure it’s the way to build a program. Got a good one last year in Carr who I’m not convinced is coming back and Willis was ok and he definitely won’t be back.
 

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Perhaps you are not aware of the rip pitino thread on this board...?? I am just trying educate trolls by calling them out in hopes that someday they will chose to better their posting acumen by at least posting in the proper thread if not inserting a bit of insight or intelligence, if their mental faculties support as much... Sorry if you are upset by a dash of tough love.
Not upset at all. Very much understand why you get annoyed by fire Pitino posts in the Walton thread just as there is annoyance for all kinds of reasons on a social media site. I do not think there is tough anything when it comes to typing on a keyboard.
 




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