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While the information I have been receiving has supported Lucky's update this week regarding Lacey's interest to move on to the ACC (NC State or others), I heard something new and interesting yesterday...
Apparently, Lacey showed up at UA this week and talked to some folks in the program about possibly returning to UA and sticking it out. Now, this may be his way of having a back up plan if his other options don't pan out as he was hoping, but I was shocked to even hear this being discussed.
It will be interesting to see how this Lacey saga continues to develop. You would think that a decision would've been made by now considering school is pretty much over for the semester and he would need to be getting involved with his new program if he wants to make a smooth transition. Maybe he's starting to realize that the grass isn't necessarily greener on the other side, especially when it comes to sitting out a year.
At this point, all we can do it wait and see.
I have heard the same thing. Further evidence that his parents are the driving factor for his decision to transfer.
Yeah, I dont think he'll leave at this point. If Duke or some powerhouse will take him he's gone, but NC State? Gottfried has a reputation for turning lottery picks into second rounders. I dont see that. Gottfried burned through a lot of NBA talent while he was in T'town.
Well this is unusual. I would think there would be some sort of doghouse to get out of if it happens.
Agreed. He'll face some sort of punishment and probably should. However, to what degree do we punish a kid who is being manipulated by his own family members who clearly have an agenda? I don't know.
Either way, something bizarre is going on.
"Nobility is not a birth-right; it is defined by one's actions"
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Punish him by not allowing him to hit the buffet lines.
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Cor 10:4
Obviously a victim of "greener pastures" syndrome.
If true Trevor must be really confused, and probably is being pulled in different directions.
so i take his tweet that he was going to Butler was premature?
A 2nd round draft pick is looking better and better every year at this point though.
"Don't confuse association, with something we both really like." ---JB
I would welcome him back with open arms. We need him.
Lacey went to Butler High School in Huntsville. Probably a reference to his home.
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
Punish him for what? What rule did he break? You either take him back or you don't. CNS had to get Javy to come back from Tampa at one point. He didn't feel the need to punish him for deciding to come back to the team.
Agree. In the current state of sports where a coach can make decisions that can affect the future of a player's status, you have to allow room for a kid to make or not make decisions like this as well.
Sure there will be some soul searching for both Lacey and Grant based on what comes of this, but if he is willing to come back, then I don't see any reason not to take him back with open arms. In fact, I would bet Grant can think of about 2 million reasons why he would love to have him back next year.
Trevor Lacey @TrevorLacey5 1h
I'm ready to take my visits so I can make a decision
For the workouts/practice time missed.
It is common place when a player quits then has a change of heart, the coach will let him return but must make up any missed practice/workouts ( usually with early morning runs or stairmaster work) but this doesn't mean the player is in the "dog house" but rather just a make-up policy.
These folks who think that a full scholarship player in a major university can just "take time off" as he pleases while in limbo of transferring and not have to make it up are clearly not familiar with how collegiate athletics work.
Depends on what time of the year it was. ( I never knew Javy left, then wanted to return) but if he missed, workouts, practices or class I can assure he would have to make up the workouts/practice and have some sort of disciplinary action for any classes/study hall/tutors missed.
Anyone who thinks a full scholarship student athlete in a major college program can just take time off and bounce back with no repercussions is clearly unfamiliar with how collegiate athletics works.
Big difference between making up workouts and punishment. Make him sit a year? Should just tell him not to come back.
This post was edited by Redwoodforest 11 months ago
interesting. definitely would welcome him back
Interesting that the kid thinks he needs to be rerecruited and take visits. He and his parents are just out of touch with reality. And he is being torn, specifically by family members that think he is "worth" more, so to speak.
huh? Having to get up at 5am to run isn't punishment??
I certainly wouldn't call it a reward! lol
This post was edited by Devon97 11 months ago
I would take Moussa Geuye back as well with open arms...
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