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Big 12 Champions Again, Basketball Recruiting | 23 Personnel Podcast – 095

Intro

Favorite pitcher hype song (for John McMillon): Big Bad John, Jimmy Dean; not the greatest ending for ole Big Bad John, but cool nonetheless

  • Jimmy Dean from Plainview
  • “Best known for 1961 hit “Big Bad John”, his 1961 recitation song about a heroic miner. The song went on to become #1 on Billboard pop chart; sold over a million copies and was awarded a gold disc. Track peaked at #2 in the UK Singles Chart. Song won Dean the 1962 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording”

Basketball

  • Chris Clarke transfer from Va Tech; 6’6 215lbs; rated #8 grad transfer for 2019
    • #62 recruit coming out of high school, lower than only Jahmius Ramsey and Khavon Moore
    • 2017-2018 stats: 8.2 ppg, 6.3 rebounds, 98 assists, 31 steals
    • Sat out 2018-2019 season, dismissed from Va Tech after misdemeanor drug charge (roommate also charged with misdemeanor drug possession charge, but not suspended)
    • Career stats: 54% FG, 42.4% 3FG (low volume shooter, 14/33 in 2017-2018), 66.6% FT (draws a lot of contact, shot 94 FTs in 2017-2018, would have been 3rd highest on this year’s Tech team); 1.93 TO/g (Culver had 2.7/g this year, Mooney had 2.5), 2.6 assists/gm; 6.5 rebounds/gm (Culver led Tech with 6.4)
    • Called a “junkyard dog defender” by Rob Dauster of NBC Sports; was Va Tech’s best defender
      • Averaged giving up 98.7 points per 100 possessions; all of Tech’s starters averaged better, closest Tech starter would have been Moretti at 93.8
  • Tyreek Smith committed; 6’8 205lbs; Trinity Christian (Cedar Hill, TX)
    • 4*, rated between 101st and 153rd overall in 2019 class
    • Played on same high school AAU team as 5* target RJ Hampton
    • Interior slasher, dunker, lane defender; not much of a jump shooter
  • Still have one scholarship available for 2019-2020 (Khalid Thomas decommitted)
  • Only 3 contributors from 2018-2019 season returning: Davide Moretti, Kyler Edwards, & Deshawn Corprew (5 total counting Kevin McCullar & Andre Savrasov)
    • Guards:
      • Moretti; Edwards, McCullar, Jahmius Ramsey, Clarence Nadolny
    • Forwards
      • Corprew, Savrasov, Terrance Shannon, TJ Holyfield, Chris Clarke, Tyreek Smith
    • Center
      • Russel Tchewa

Football

Anything?

  • Wells was at all 3 baseball games (headsetless); man among the people, incognito; he talked to me for 2 seconds about me keeping score and said “old school. I like it”. So now, I’ve arrived.

Baseball

  • Season Awards
    • Josh Jung, Co-Big 12 Player of the Year (49 GP, .333/.597/.471 (OPS 1.068), 186 ABs, 49 Rs, 62 hits (20 2B, 1 3B, 9 HR), 49 RBI
G avg OB% slg% AB R H 2B 3b HR RBI BB SO
Wendzel 40 .385 .500 .647 156 36 60 17 0 8 39 27 32
Warren 51 .354 .448 .667 189 51 67 16 2 13 65 31 21
Jung 49 .333 .471 .597 186 49 62 20 1 9 49 46 34

 

    • All Big 12 First Team: Jung, Warren, Gabe Holt, Caleb Killian, Taylor Floyd
    • All Big 12 Second Team: Brian Klein, Dylan Neuse, Clayton Beeter
    • Honorable Mention: Braxton Fulford, Dane Haveman, John McMillon
    • All Freshman Team: Beeter, Micah Dallas, Cole Stillwell
  • Came into the weekend .5 game back from Baylor
  • Thursday, L 1-3 in 14
  • Friday, W 7-2
  • Saturday, W 8-4
  • Conference champions again!
    • Third time in 4 years, unshared this season
  • National Seed/Super Regional Host discussion h/t KP Dinger Derby
    • Texas Tech unshared conference champions of #2 RPI conference
    • Texas Tech, RPI #9, SoS #12, NonCon RPI #16, NonCon SoS #17
    • Louisville, RPI #7, SoS #27, NonCon RPI #21, NonCon SoS #119
    • Arkansas, RPI #6, SoS #11, NonCon RPI #43, NonCon SoS #158
  • Big 12 Tournament schedule
    • Your pod includes 1 seed Tech, 4 seed WVU, 5 seed Kansas, 8 seed Kansas State (other pod is 2 seed Baylor, 3 seed Okla St, 6 seed TCU, 7 seed Oklahoma; will only face a team from this pod in championship game)
    • Double Elimination format
    • Will face KSU first (Wed 1230), likely Griffin Hassall on the mound (4.25 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 2-3 on the year on 13 appearances, 35K:24BB (1.45 K:BB ratio)
      • Pitched vs Tech 3/30, L for Hassall, 6 IP, 4H, 3R (1ER), 2BB, 2K
    • Likely to face WVU in second round (Thursday, 4p); or Kansas is they upset; WVU #2 pitcher is Jackson Wolf (4.75 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 2-4 on the year with 14 appearances, 46K:26BB (1.77 K:BB ratio)
      • Pitched vs Tech 4/13, W for Wolf, 4.1 IP, 8H, 3R (3ER), 1BB, 3K

 

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Going Yard

 

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