Jaden Henley commits to DePaul







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DePaul 22-23 season:
10-23 overall - 3-17 conference

roster had 5 grad students and 2 seniors. looks like they will lose their #1, #2 and #5 leading scorers for sure. the seniors were #3 and #6 leading scorers. If they don't come back, that's 5 of the top 6 scorers on the team.

I would guess that some playing time will be available.
 

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This is all about NIL $$$$$

Obviously DePaul is throwing around huge dollars. 🙄
We don't know but they got in the game ahead of us. June 2021 press release:

 


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Nor did he follow Evans as others speculated.

And he doesn’t care about being on a winning team either.

Go Gophers!!
I like Jaden a lot for his future prospects. However, if Ben signs a guy who averaged 5 points per games somewhere else the board will explode in anger at how bad Ben is.
 




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That happened pretty fast. Does he have any connection to the program?
 





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Exactly, Coyle doesn't have to be in Orlando to know he blew it not hiring Dutcher.
I’m with you on believing this was a bad hire, but assuming that Coyle could have hired anyone we like is unfair and puts surmising into the argument as fact. It’s campaigning not making a real case.

Before our job came open I was told by someone related to Brian that he would never leave San Diego. Things change of course, but pouring on Coyle for not doing something we have no idea he could have done is bad form. Pile on for a bad hire not missing an imaginary hire.
 


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I’m with you on believing this was a bad hire, but assuming that Coyle could have hired anyone we like is unfair and puts surmising into the argument as fact. It’s campaigning not making a real case.

Before our job came open I was told by someone related to Brian that he would never leave San Diego. Things change of course, but pouring on Coyle for not doing something we have no idea he could have done is bad form. Pile on for a bad hire not missing an imaginary hire.
It's not about Dutcher specifically. Could we have had Musselman? Maybe a 10% chance. Could we have had Dutcher? Maybe 50/50. Could we have had Craig Smith? 99% yes. We didn't try to get any of them. That was a massive mistake.
 

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Strange choice, this isn't your father's DePaul team. Remember watching those Ray Meyer teams in the early 80s as a kid on WGN, when they were national contenders. But they will throw some cash around, unlike here.
 

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I’m with you on believing this was a bad hire, but assuming that Coyle could have hired anyone we like is unfair and puts surmising into the argument as fact. It’s campaigning not making a real case.

Before our job came open I was told by someone related to Brian that he would never leave San Diego. Things change of course, but pouring on Coyle for not doing something we have no idea he could have done is bad form. Pile on for a bad hire not missing an imaginary hire.
We could have had Dutcher. And, Henley not a huge loss. Not smart on the floor, self-centered. Wanted some promises about how he would play and how much he wasn’t going to be promised.
 


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We could have had Dutcher. And, Henley not a huge loss. Not smart on the floor, self-centered. Wanted some promises about how he would play and how much he wasn’t going to be promised.
Source?
 

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Strange choice, this isn't your father's DePaul team. Remember watching those Ray Meyer teams in the early 80s as a kid on WGN, when they were national contenders. But they will throw some cash around, unlike here.
I can hear the tv ad- ‘kids in Chicago are having a good time cuz they’re all watching channel9! Ray raynor
 


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We could have had Dutcher. And, Henley not a huge loss. Not smart on the floor, self-centered. Wanted some promises about how he would play and how much he wasn’t going to be promised.
Interesting, as this is stated as though it is inside info. Thanks. Assuming this is true, then that's not what we want. It would have been very tempting for Ben to give him a promise in the situation he is in. It usually doesn't work out well when players start demanding things like this.
 

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It's not about Dutcher specifically. Could we have had Musselman? Maybe a 10% chance. Could we have had Dutcher? Maybe 50/50. Could we have had Craig Smith? 99% yes. We didn't try to get any of them. That was a massive mistake.
The post i was reacting to specifically said we could have had Dutcher. Not sure if that’s true. On board with idea that it was a bad hire.
 




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I’m with you on believing this was a bad hire, but assuming that Coyle could have hired anyone we like is unfair and puts surmising into the argument as fact. It’s campaigning not making a real case.

Before our job came open I was told by someone related to Brian that he would never leave San Diego. Things change of course, but pouring on Coyle for not doing something we have no idea he could have done is bad form. Pile on for a bad hire not missing an imaginary hire.
Heard that too and can’t seen to find out wear. Was an article that said he had wanted but no longer did. So in my mind I figured it was gonna be Craig smith.
 

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It certainly seems like "I'd like to play anywhere else". But maybe they're hiring Kool-Aid as an assistant or something.
On the board it was mentioned that Ryan James had eluded to his people didn’t think he was getting enough playing time. That of course is unconfirmed.

However, whims of an 18 year old are not something to read into unless you’re looking for it. One kid for TCU entered the portal Instead of starting in the NCAA tournament. He couldn’t even wait the few weeks.
 





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