Don't know if I can cheer for him...being he chose duke before us. Now he heads our way with his tail between his legs and has...what?? an average PPG of 2?? Really do we really want to waste our time with him?
Don't know if I can cheer for him...being he chose duke before us. Now he heads are way with his tail between his legs and has...what?? an average PPG of 2?? Really do we really want to waste our time with him?
C'mon Zip. Cheer like crazy for this young man. It's called redemption, and if CJ excels at Arizona after a near death experience
in Durham, all the more to cheer about for the Arizona brand. It's all good man.
P.S. - Some Dukies are okay - recall Grant Hill. Great player, good guy who secretly wears Bear Down pajamas.
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Have a little faith! There have been several Dukies over the years that languished on the bench and then blossomed when they got smart and went elsewhere. Most recently Semi Ojeleye who was a stud at SMU last year after completely wasting 2 years in Durham. Goes back a few years, but I think Eric Boateng and Jamal Boykin both left Duke at the same time after doing pretty much nothing, then were solid contributors at ASU and Cal. Olek Czyz was pretty good at Nevada. All of those guys were nothing while they were at Duke. K uses a 6 or maybe 7 man rotation. If you aren't one of those guys, it's impossible to put up any kind of stats because you get almost no PT. Nobody, I mean nobody, has wasted more talent over the years than K has.
Guess that I will wait to see how this one turns out. Most people seem really happy that we got a consensus five star and McDonald's All American coming in. On the other hand his numbers from Duke might indicate that he was way over rated coming out of high school. Considering other highly touted big men that have transferred into Arizona from major programs the best case scenario would be that he helps as much as Brian Williams or Loren Woods; worst case, he is another Luke Recker or Zach Peters. Only time will tell.
Most big guys take a few years to get baked properly.
C J did have a disc surgery to his back, and that could be an issue that may return.
Ask Stevie Kerr.
Ummm, I thought CSM denounced this as incorrect info....he had some type of treatment but from the CSM Presser a few days ago it sounded like he is currently in good health and that he didn't have surgery.
".......Part of Jeter’s struggles can be attributed to a back injury that hindered him in the latter half of his sophomore season.
Consequently, Jeter only appeared in 16 games that year.
However, Miller emphasized that Jeter is “100 percent healthy” and has not had back surgery (and there are no plans for him to have it).
“I think there’s probably been a misrepresentation that he had season-ending surgery or surgery on his back, which is a big deal,” Miller said. “But he did not. He had a back injury that worked itself out. Right now he’s full-go. ... We look forward to having him as part of our program this year.”........"