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    Still just a junior high school, Joe Girard III is already the all-time leading scorer in New York state basketball history.
    On the court, his numbers are incredible.
    The 6-foot-1 combo guard from Glens Falls, N.Y., averaged 50 points, seven rebounds and six assists per game this past season. During that run, he broke Lance Stephenson’s all-time scoring mark for a state rich in basketball talent, and he’ll go into his senior season with 3,306 career points. Maxpreps.com named him a first-team All-American for the junior class.
    He’s currently among the leaders on the uber-talented Nike circuit in three-pointers (22 over eight games) and is a perfect 27-for-27 from the free throw line so far this spring.
    Off the court, he’s an A student and volunteers in his community. (Oh, and he’s also the star quarterback on his school’s football team, leading them to their first state title as a sophomore).
    Duke, Syracuse and Michigan are among his top suitors — all have offered scholarships, and head coaches from all three paid him in-home visits last month — but UK is not on his recruiting radar.
    “I haven’t heard from Kentucky,” Girard told the Herald-Leader last weekend at the Nike stop in Indianapolis.
    He would be glad if the Cats gave him a call.

    http://www.kentucky.com/sports/colle...210441184.html

    Phenominal shooter, outstanding student, does volunteer community work and plans on being in college at least two years, if not longer, but we're not interested. I noticed recently where a couple of big men, that are tearing it up, haven't heard from UK either. Oh well, I'm sure the staff knows what they're doing.
    Before you abuse, criticize and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes.

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    That's a lot of points. Slightly off topic, but didn't we have a stretch of about seven or eight years before Cal where we didn't have a 30 ppg scorer from high school? I want to say it was Alex Legion who broke the streak.

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    • #3
      That's an absurd amount of points.

      Imaging averaging 50 a game. Almost literally every shot in a game with 8-minute quarters would have to be yours.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Will Lavender View Post
        Imaging averaging 50 a game. Almost literally every shot in a game with 8-minute quarters would have to be yours.
        Imagine being his teammate who's never had the ball passed to you.

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        • #5
          Don't worry folks, he's going to Duke.....
          I can spell, blame it on my not so smart smart phone, makes up it's own words as it goes.....

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          • #6
            Mac McClung will play one year at Gerogetown, then transfer to Duke also...
            I can spell, blame it on my not so smart smart phone, makes up it's own words as it goes.....

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            • #7
              Pistol Pete Maravich #2???? rest of his team inbounds the ball,brings it down court & passes it to him to shoot?????

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ralph helm View Post
                Pistol Pete Maravich #2???? rest of his team inbounds the ball,brings it down court & passes it to him to shoot?????
                He's among the leaders, on the Nike Circuit, from three point land and a perfect 27-27 from the free throw line. I think we could use him.
                Before you abuse, criticize and accuse, walk a mile in my shoes.

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                • #9
                  He's expected to sign with Syracuse.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Matt Dillon View Post

                    He's among the leaders, on the Nike Circuit, from three point land and a perfect 27-27 from the free throw line. I think we could use him.
                    Cal tends to have a very good nose for things beyond on-court performance. Attitude, work ethic, parents, entourage, willingness to be a teammate. Given Cal's track record, if he isn't offering a guy, I assume there is a good reason and count our blessings. Some of his biggest "misses" have been very positive results in hindsight.
                    Jordan Peterson is my spirit animal...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Spiritof96 View Post

                      Cal tends to have a very good nose for things beyond on-court performance. Attitude, work ethic, parents, entourage, willingness to be a teammate. Given Cal's track record, if he isn't offering a guy, I assume there is a good reason and count our blessings. Some of his biggest "misses" have been very positive results in hindsight.
                      I agree.

                      Cal does probably need more gifted shooters. He's said the same thing over the last few months. He covets length, athleticism, fluidity, versatility. In short, he likes guys whose games translate to the NBA.

                      It would be nice to have a couple of these elite shooters, but it's not going to be this guy.

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                      High school scoring sensation has major recruiting offers, but no interest from Kentu

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