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    EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Per J Row

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels


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    EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Good.

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    This is huge, helps our team quite a bit and also keeps him away from Duke and North Carolina

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Thanks Darryl.
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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    This is also a slam dunk win for Cal over Coach K. Montgomery was considered a Duke lock forever.

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Great news!!

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    If all return our front court would be:
    Juniors 5* SKJ, 5* Gabriel
    Sophomores 5* Richards, 5* Vanderbilt, 5* PJ Washington
    Frosh 5* Montgomery

    Serious talent

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    This is Big Time!!

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Wow! This kinda came out of nowhere. I knew we had a chance but I hadn’t read anywhere that a decision was coming this soon.

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Kinda confirms that Wiseman stays in 2019 I would think.

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    I don't know how Cal could possibly balance SIX five stars at the 4-5 but that's a great problem to have.

    Hagans - Quickley
    Green - Baker
    Johnson - Herro
    Gabriel - JV - EJ
    PJ - Richards - SKJ

    Deepest team Cal has had except for the platoon year. I guess at least ONE of those 5 leave, maybe even 2.

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Couple of other things:

    In a short interview at the Jordan Brand game, Zion Williamson had this to say about Tyler Herro: “Tyler is the most underrated player in our class. He’s a very smooth and skilled scorer, and I feel like it goes unnoticed at times.”

    He had this to say about Quickley and Johnson: “Immanuel (Quickley), I became really close with him this past summer. Him and Keldon share this trait of being a dog, no matter who they play against. It doesn’t matter what the scouting report says, they’re going to come out there, and they’re not going to allow anyone to bully them or walk over them. They’re always going to fight until the very end.”

    Tyler Herro had this to say about Hagans: "I’d say we have a really good shot (he reclassifies.) I don’t really know specific numbers on the chances, but there is a good shot.”

    He also said: “You know everyone knows Keldon is a dog, and I’d like to say I’m a dog. Immanuel (Quickley) is a dog. Ashton is just as much a dog as us, if not more. The way he picks up 94 feet, full-court defense. He gets downhill a lot, as a point guard, he gets downhill. Comes off in transition, makes the right play. To have him as a point guard, whoever gets him, they’re lucky.”

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    EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Outstanding way to start out a chilly Monday morning...


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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    I LIKE OUR TEAM.

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Tom, it is a little weird, used to be calling someone a dog was an insult.

    I guess I am just not up on the slang these days.

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    I think the Duke buzz was just a perfect case of well, everyone wants to play at Duke, so we might as well just assume he is too.

    I never got a Duke vibe when listening to him speak. It was always Cal, Roy and Drew. A little here and there about K, but nothing like the other coaches.

    As soon as Johnson was emphatic, that was pretty much enough for me to know he was coming to UK. However, as long as he was still scheduling visits, there was competition and Vandy seemed to be coming on strong.

    Huge get! Add Hagans and what looked like one of our thinnest classest suddenly becomes one of Cal's better ones.

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl View Post
    Tom, it is a little weird, used to be calling someone a dog was an insult.

    I guess I am just not up on the slang these days.

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Quote Originally Posted by StuBleedsBlue2 View Post
    Huge get! Add Hagans and what looked like one of our thinnest classest suddenly becomes one of Cal's better ones.
    Made even better by who we should/could have returning. The doom and gloom from just a few weeks ago seems to have been brushed away.
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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    JRow said the new BB insider on CI (Sisk) reports Cal's in- home sealed the deal

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Montgomery has been a kid I watched for some time. He was at Monteverde for a while...believe it was his fresh and soph years. He sort of got lost in the schuffle behind some other talent (Barrett, DeSouza, etc..), As a freshman he was getting tons of ink but that fizzled, and then when he committed to Auburn, everything dried up. Like the athleticism, and he can go to the 5 or the 4 spot which is great because Cal is such a fan of players who can play multiple positions.


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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Montgomery has been a kid I watched for some time. He was at Monteverde for a while...believe it was his fresh and soph years. He sort of got lost in the schuffle behind some other talent (Barrett, DeSouza, etc..), As a freshman he was getting tons of ink but that fizzled, and then when he committed to Auburn, everything dried up. Like the athleticism, and he can go to the 5 or the 4 spot which is great because Cal is such a fan of players who can play multiple positions.
    There's a lot of talk about this class having that dog mentality. How would you assess from your observations him fitting into that type of personality?

    I've observed him to be a little more laid back and passive, which isn't necessarily a bad thing when you're talking about a class full of dogs. You need that balance.

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    As for out team overall, we have markedly UPGRADED at at least 3 spots. Our SG should be improved even if Diallo goes. We now added 2 1/2 SG (Herro, Baker and 1/2 of Quickly) who can actually shoot. Center is improved with EJ, but also I believe Cal saw the light and we will see more PJ at the 5, plus a year experience for both SKJ and Nick. I also believe we have upgraded the 4 spot with EJ and experience. I mean we didn't lose a 4 (unless PJ stays in the draft). I think our 3 spot held steady as I don't see Keldon being a step down from Kevin. Same with the Point as Quickley is the equal of SKJ, plus hopefully a healthy Green


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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    I think he will need to play a lot of 5 for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl View Post
    This is also a slam dunk win for Cal over Coach K. Montgomery was considered a Duke lock forever.

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    That is only based on the Crystal Ball picks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl View Post
    Tom, it is a little weird, used to be calling someone a dog was an insult.

    I guess I am just not up on the slang these days.

    Darryl
    Being called a dog (an alpha dog) by the alpha dogs is definitely a good thing these days.

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    This is awesome. We have some serious depth.
    I can’t help but think does this mean we are losing someone?
    How does Cal possibly split up those minutes?
    Better yet, how does Cal convince a guy to come here with that logjam unless someone is leaving (or staying in the Draft)?

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Great news love our team next year

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU3Hk-xDi0k

    Found a little scouting video on EJ as I googled it on Youtube because I have never seen his action. You guys agree to this analysis on the video?

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    Re: EJ Montgomery commits to UK per Evan Daniels

    Adding Montgomery allows us to sustain a loss of a potential returning player and still be plenty deep in the front court.

    Montgomery, while having the size to defend a 5, will likely play 5 on the offensive end. PJ is likely to play the offensive 5 and defensive 4.

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