2019 Seniors (and one junior) post-UH news

Yes, he needs to improve that J.

yeah, you sometimes have to wonder why all these college players who cannot get into the nba go overseas…when they could capitalize on their college BB history and high profile etc, and just get a good job doing something like finance…or whatever…love of the game, i guess

You love the game and play where you can and get paid. Plus you get to live in a different part of the world travel to places you would otherwise not be able to. Why not?

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If you are talking about leveraging hoops stardom into something sales-ish like financial planning, that makes sense. However, I’m not sure playing D1 hoops is going to be much more than an interesting resume bullet point if you are talking about getting into investment banking or the like.

I can think of a couple of guards with successful NBA careers who can’t hit the broad side of a barn from more than 15 feet. The one most similar to Galen is Ricky Rubio. Rubio is 6’4" but his game is very similar to Galen’s. Defense, distribute, slash to the bucket with quickness and only shoot from deep when wide open.

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lol dan hurley just tweeted some video about this yesterday from some expert…strange coindence

the video guy said it doesnt matter the career, if i go into any interview with a D1 athlete, the d1 athlete should get it everytime if they know how to leverage their equity …that athletes have name value and familiarity
in your investment backing example…if the investment banker has UH ties (knows the team)…and he is interviews galen vs random jim…galen is coming in with a huge advantage

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We’re getting on a tangent but if [insert UH athlete] has a 3.9 in finance and is interviewing for a job as an ibanking analyst at Goldman Sachs vs. random Jim from UT with a 3.9 in finance and both have somewhat similar interview skills, the athlete probably gets it. If the athlete is going for a Goldman Sachs gig with a 3.0 in sports marketing against a bunch of economics majors with 3.9s from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, the athlete has close to zero chance and would never get an interview.

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Rubio has improved his game immensely the past two seasons.

A great guy to compare GRob to is Avery Johnson of the mid 90s. Similar stature and types of players. Johnson went from a zero shooting anywhere on the court to a really good jump shooter from 17 and in and a very good finisher at the rim using his quickness

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All I know is that I could not parlay my CoogFans equity into an interview to be the Texans Controller. Must have been an ex-UH football player that beat me out.

Anyway…back to the 2019 seniors +1

This is not new for Armoni getting all this interest. My guess is he did not know how strong it was until he tested the waters, then decided to stay. Armoni will go high in the draft and do well in the NBA.

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with the draft 1 day away here is what im hoping for everyone

Armoni: hoping he secretly has a deal with Sacramento. sacermento is also a good spot in general for armoni, they are in “development” stage with a very young core and are in no immediate rush to win now…armoni would be given time to develop, maybe a few seasons in the gleague in a noncut throat enviroment

-if you for some reason think Armoni is NBA ready now, the sixers would be ideal. desperately desperately need for shooters …will have 4 close to max deals after next season when simmons goes out of his rookie contract …so they can’t go out and get proven guys like that (good chance to make the roster immediately) but will be cut throat if he isnt producing right away

Corey: Houston or LA would be ideal for him… i think Corey is already NBA bench ready and can play small key roles in a team trying to win a championship now…both teams are extremely close to the salary cap as is and dont have full rosters so he would have a great chance to make the roster…also playing on an nba roster in big cities like LA or Houston would be a dream for him if you know his personality

Galen: San Antonio, and im not just saying that because that seems to be the only team showing interest. he is the perfect mold of a San Antonio player. a winner that isn’t about being flashy. he could spend 2 or 3 seasons in their gleague and mold himself into whatver pop wants while improving his shot

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Both Corey Davis and his mom responded to the tweet, and Corey posted the tweet to his Instagram story. The tweet has now been deleted, but stated

“Other than the Top 2 picks, only Corey is likely the other player in this draft who already knows where his next home will be before the draft. Talk about great work, that’s great work!! #StayTuned

Curious to see what this means. We’ll find out soon.

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Armoni was in Philly Tuesday:

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