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16 hours ago, Old Titan said:

JB, can you please elaborate on your definition of “average”?

  • ”Average” as in “average for ORU’s more successful teams”?
  • ”Average” as in “average for a successful program in a conference like the Summit League”?
  • ”Average” as in “average for a successful D-1 school with post-season aspirations”?
  • etc.

My comment was intended to compare these three aspects of a coaching staff against one another, meaning that I've been favorably impressed with the outcome of recent recruitment efforts, but disappointed with game management, with player development somewhere in the middle.  But, to answer your question directly, in this context I would best define average as it relates to "a successful program in a conference like the Summit League".

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ORU GRAD
  On 12/30/2019 at 9:16 AM, Dr. Cornelius said:

I think that's right. There was a Twitter announcement... but nothing official from the Athletic Dept.

Dec. 30, 2019 OT said:

Yet Nate Clover continues to tweet and retweet ORU Basketball content, which would lead one to think he still wants to come to ORU (perhaps even expects to), but there's a snag of some sort that has prevented the deal from being sealed. 

I'm willing to bet the problem involves his academic standing, which might explain why a prospect like him has fallen to ORU in the first place:  everyone else assumes he will have to go to a juco or a prep school.

We might not know until school starts in August whether he has literally and figuratively made the grade and enrolled at ORU - and perhaps the exhibition games in November to learn whether he is eligible in his first year.

I trust we will know by this summer the status of all three plus a couple more.  Average is to me what we were the last two years. Some times we looked excellent and other times other times poorly. We are a tick above in Recruiting. Average  in talent for the Summit League, and below average in management of the game. Some things are for sure. We are improving and if our teams could play 40 minutes instead of 20 minutes, we might be on the rise in Men's Basketball.This is what I hope to be true.

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theeagleman5

Just to clarify....TheEagleman agrees that Coach Mills and staff have recruited much better talent than the final Sutton years....in fact its been a huge upgrade...just wondering about playing time and game day coaching decisions...the situation of Kevin Obanor has been head scratching...would like to see Mills be more transparent....he has not been terrible but needs to talk more...on the other hand...i think its time for Carter to retire and Billy Wilson to just go away....😘

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Kenneth Lofton Jr., left, and Nate Clover. (I.C. Murrell/The News)
 

Kenneth Lofton Jr., Nate Clover nominated to All American Games

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By Brad Robichaux

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Published 12:07 am Thursday, January 16, 2020

 
McDonald’s has announced nominations for the 2020 All American Games, which will place April 1 at the Toyota Center in Houston.

Among those nominees were Memorial High School’s senior big men Kenneth Lofton Jr. and Nate Clover.

“It’s a very, very great honor for two guys to get a McDonald’s All American nominee,” Memorial head coach Alden Lewis said. “Anytime you can get two of your own guys on the same team to get nominated for that, that’s really big for the program. Those two guys, they have been working extremely hard since they  were freshmen. 

 

This game may not happen now with the Coronavirus situation. 

 
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ORUTerry

Clover appears to be a defensive-minded player. I think he received some defense-related awards in the past. If this correct and he does & can play defense, maybe it will rub off on the other players.

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