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LJ Figueroa Status 1 month 1 week ago #349497

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I've always liked Trimble and have stayed out of the back and forth hoping it would go away. However, since it won't seem to go away, I'll say this:

1. Trimble is a first class kid who won't have a problem playing very competitively for DIV I schools in conferences like the A-10 if that is what he chooses;
2. Bryan did announce that he had decided to transfer unlike Figgy who only spoke through his agent who said Figgy was looking at options that included returning to SJU;
3. Entering one's name in the transfer portal to look at options is a right these kids have and should not be looked at as a sign of disloyalty;
4. Our coach and Bryan will no doubt talk (or have already talked) and will decide whether it is in SJU & Bryan's interest for him to return or move on.
Whatever they decide, I wish Bryan the best, he's been a solid Johnnie.
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LJ Figueroa Status 1 month 1 week ago #349498

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NCJohnnie wrote: I've always liked Trimble and have stayed out of the back and forth hoping it would go away. However, since it won't seem to go away, I'll say this:

1. Trimble is a first class kid who won't have a problem playing very competitively for DIV I schools in conferences like the A-10 if that is what he chooses;
2. Bryan did announce that he had decided to transfer unlike Figgy who only spoke through his agent who said Figgy was looking at options that included returning to SJU;
3. Entering one's name in the transfer portal to look at options is a right these kids have and should not be looked at as a sign of disloyalty;
4. Our coach and Bryan will no doubt talk (or have already talked) and will decide whether it is in SJU & Bryan's interest for him to return or move on.
Whatever they decide, I wish Bryan the best, he's been a solid Johnnie.


It’s over, but next time you have a chance: look up both the word ‘transfer’ and also what the ‘transfer portal’ is.
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LJ Figueroa Status 1 month 1 week ago #349499

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Chicago Days wrote: It’s over, but next time you have a chance: look up both the word ‘transfer’ and also what the ‘transfer portal’ is.
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Chicago, I was an English major way back when so I fully grasp what "transfer" and "transfer portal" mean and I know it means the same to LJ Figueroa as it does to Bryan Trimble and others. These kids were probably even more disturbed by the coaching chaos situation than us posters on redmen.com were so it's not exactly unreasonable that they'd explore their options. Anyway, no reason to refer to kids who've gone to war for us as marginal players.
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NCJohnnie wrote: Chicago Days wrote: It’s over, but next time you have a chance: look up both the word ‘transfer’ and also what the ‘transfer portal’ is.
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Chicago, I was an English major way back when so I fully grasp what "transfer" and "transfer portal" mean and I know it means the same to LJ Figueroa as it does to Bryan Trimble and others. These kids were probably even more disturbed by the coaching chaos situation than us posters on redmen.com were so it's not exactly unreasonable that they'd explore their options. Anyway, no reason to refer to kids who've gone to war for us as marginal players.


K I admit some of my word choices were ‘harsh’ and I apologize for those.
And I would welcome Bryan back, should he not find a suitable spot at this time.
You’re right NCJ, the kid battled for us.
Let’s move on and thanks for the civilized riposte.
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LJ Figueroa Status 1 month 1 week ago #349517

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We had a coaching change, he was apprehensive, he met the new coach, he changed his mind. The end.
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LJ Figueroa Status 1 month 1 week ago #349525

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Paultzman wrote: No mas!!


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LJ Figueroa Status 1 month 1 week ago #349528

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oldschool Redmen wrote:

Paultzman wrote: No mas!!


Is Paultzman Roberto Durant?

Is that Kevin's brother or do you mean Roberto Duran? ;) :)
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LJ Figueroa Status 1 month 5 days ago #349796

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Chicago Days wrote:

Logen wrote:

Chicago Days wrote:

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Chicago Days wrote:

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Redman#13 wrote: is Trimble gone for sure?

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My understanding is that Bryan is still in the transfer portal but remains uncommitted. Personally I would not be disappointed if he returns to StJohn's for the coming season.

Trimble's on court performance may improve with better coaching.


I disagree. Trimble is too slow and his only game is as a subpar 3pt shooter.
And I hate to be harsh but imo, he left the program when he opted to transfer.
Question: Is he still on the roster?
Or did he void his ‘ship by entering the portal?


There is technically no roster yet. The kid is still an SJU student and no he didn’t void his scholarship (but they are renewable every year)


Again, not being harsh and I’m the first to defend a kid being pushed out but guys who voluntarily enter the transfer portal are saying they are no longer loyal to the team. They opt to leave.
I’m such cases, why should the team be loyal to them?


So we should not have been “loyal” to Figueroa? He did the same thing you seem to have a problem with Trimble doing.


Apples and oranges. It was a business decision. Figgy opted to ‘explore opportunities’. We wanted him to stay. He returned.we took him back. Wise ‘choices’ on both parties’ parts, imo.
Trimble, a fringe player, opted to leave. Imo he won’t fit well in CMA’s system and I would like to see him go elsewhere. So, his decision pleased me.
IF Trimble had stayed, you wouldn’t have heard a peep outta me, because he was a member of the team, played hard, kept his grades up, his part of the deal, and should stay.
But he opted to leave. His choice.
Now, IF he can’t find a suitable D1 or scholastic. spot elsewhere, it would be ‘classy’ to allow him back on the team, but now that decision is also based on our roster needs since he, Trimble, opened the door initially.
That’s my view.

Trimble is no point guard and I’ve seen him airball as many threes as he’s made at SJU. He made his own bed and it’s no longer in Queens. Good luck somewhere else kid.

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LJ Figueroa Status 4 weeks 13 hours ago #350538

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Per the Big East Conference..... Figueroa's season highlights once he decided he was returning.

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LJ Figueroa Status 4 weeks 13 hours ago #350541

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Thanks for not starting a new thread with your post, Dink. ;) :) B) :ohmy:
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