AUDIO: Gary Parrish talked about Penny Press Tues (7/10/18)

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AUDIO: Gary Parrish talked about Penny Press Tues (7/10/18)

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Penny press covers university members legend turned University of Memphis basketball coach met with the media about. Ninety minutes go ninety minutes to go for about 4530 minutes I was there really big news like I. I've stated earlier but he didn't touch on a variety of topics that we can just walk right throw let's start where it uh 01 of the once he brought up. Which is Lance Thomas the transfer from global. Who has been tremendous in work out according to penny like being able to be a big who can stretch the floor. You listen to Kenny talk about him and it seems obvious that is they at least believe he could be an impact for player right from the start if he were eligible to play. In this upcoming season. As they're going to apply for a waiver. To allow him to play him but just like I told you when Lance Thomas committed here in suggested he was gonna. Law apply for that waiver I just don't see any way the NCAA. Will grant that I would imagine. He's going to be a sit out transfer. Miss next season and then be eligible in the 201920. Season because I don't really know what he is. Argument would be forward. Deserving. A waiver to to play immediately. Essentially it would have to be rooted in. I. But Jamal Johnson. Played for a coach who got fire a tubby Smith and Rick Pitino got fired for. It is entirely different reasons yeah out blight it's still like the bottom line the bottom line like you went school to play college basketball and then your coach got fired for whatever reason he got fired. And then you decided to leave like. Dozens if not hundreds of players do every single year and so what makes you any different than anybody else again I am against. Trade first having to sit out if you put it in front of me and say sign this and they'll change the rule. Outside it in them in a matter of seconds but as long as that is the rule I don't know why Lance Thomas would be. Able to get around that rule I can't imagine that the instantly will grant a waiver but. It's worked riding. There's no harm in applying for a waiver it's just paperwork and an energy. Spent by somebody in a compliance department. In a time out that you never get back it just like you can apply for a waiver they may or may not granted there's no actual reason that I can see that it would be granted. But I've been surprised before there's one story I've I think I've I've written about this or hold it before on radio. But. There with a can transfer from one division one university to another and it had nothing to do with Memphis. Com blood. So we transfers and the coaching staff is like trying to figure out a way that maybe they can get a waiver for and play immediately. As PDF eighth could give any family members who live around here. He should get my my father it is your father sick at all in hand is Wiki actually sick my dad and music. They settle oh like oh wow well that's terrible to hear that hear that bias but this is awesome can't do this and it's okay where does your father live. That was in the penitentiary. Oh my goodness in the same state that this university was there for dead in that can't stop any of actually sick now understand. The best player didn't grow up with the father barely knew win. Had not seen him in years and or this is gone but they applied for the waiver a and they say that it did that player X transferred. Back. To his home state right to be close to his father on Dooley who is ailing who has failed. Hell. And the NCAA granted the waiver they can't. I love Gary I know it's always worth a shot coupled with a good story but I can't imagine that it would actually work. As always hoping to visit him at least once wealthy I don't know the rattled a lot of weather story from there on I just know that with the story out until that point but that labor was grant edit when they grant felt like it may be without. Ami touched on a Corey Mays sob who now. Boris is. The player recruited here by Tubby Smith who is now battling leukemia and he said he has. It's you know some good days and any heat I think that phrase can use was the key catches a snag and health wise it's like. It's it he's battling leukemia so there is a very serious day. And he brought this up in in. The context of right now they're one scholarship old eagle with Ryan voice. Being old technically a walk on. Which he confirm ram voice is going to be a walk on the east high graduate. Who signed with Hewitt beating got his release now he's at the University of Memphis he's going to be a walk on but they're still one. When scholarship over. And penny couldn't say it. But you can tell all. And it this is something we talked about for a month now really since Lance Thomas committed. Com they're gonna get a medical hardship for that that scholarship will allow us is up to remain on scholarship at the University of Memphis. But it would not count against the basketball. Allotments and and so. You don't wanna say that on July 10 'cause you don't need to say that on July 10 and you also. On a on a very basic human level. Probably don't want to ripple way that dream that I'm sure Karine still have of beating missing getting back on the court. Some blood even if he does beat is getting back on the court. So soon is is very very difficult. Am you know it's possible that he never plays again but there's no sense in being a head coach on July 10 in announcing that to the world because as this young man is is battling a real. Life or death situation. Eight it could be done but the dream of playing basketball again is you know helped him get through. What must be an impossible days and so you'd dance around that you say were doubt worried about any of that. Right now we just want the young man to get better which is what penny sad and the war worry about everything else down the line. And he actually said and then Tom tumble and the F but it irritable tell us what to do but ultimately I would bet a significant amount of money. That is obvious going to be placed on a medical scholarship. And or you get a matter they'll get a medical waiver for his scholarship and then that'll take them down to to the thirteen number that they need to be at. And and that's how they'll get to. He did say that they plan on how a redshirt. If not play you're certainly a play are basically the explanation being you know everybody's not going to be able reply. Eating get into who those Red Shirts might be but. You could probably just look at recruiting rankings and and in May be some of the lower rating guys that they brought in could be candidates for that Woolsey and you don't have to commit to that you know it it now. Or on the opening. They of the season. It is have to not play somebody and if you play and then they're no longer redshirt to have to commit to that now so you could think you're gonna redshirt somebody. On opening day. And somebody suffers an injury and you say okay we're not gonna do that anymore. Yeah it's not that's something you're tied to lose so there's no reason to have. Announce it now but I did think it was worth noting that he said they do plan to redshirt. Again if not players at least one player. Talked about what a peach jam. Tomorrow and that's the start of a fifteen day. A valuation period for college coaches that might be the last one in July. Ever because the NCAA. Is considering that there are proposals on the table that would ripple way coach's ability. To be out in July coach's ability to go to peach jam or Vegas events like that all tied to the FBI investigation the NCAA. Nonsensical in my opinion thinks that. By keeping college coach is away from peach jam or Las Vegas or shoe company sponsored events it's somehow going to clean up college basketball it's a stupid opinion. Developed by people who don't actually understand what their problems are and what these events are but either way. Army does seem like it's it's headed that direction. Which like what are the worst thing in the world for me because I wouldn't mind spending July at home the first time in fifteen years now for instance just like Kenny will be. On a plane tomorrow headed to go a gust up I'm so what lie I'll be impeached him on a Wednesday Thursday Friday. In Saturday in the way the schedule breaks down it's Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday. And then. The following week Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday and then the final week is when everybody's out of Las Vegas this Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday. It's we talked about peach and getting started tomorrow and you know James Wiseman is. Playing in high profile game against another five star big. And I believe. 6:30 eastern 5:30 central. Tomorrow so the gym will be packed for that and I imagine. Com if you if you're there and you look around you'll see John cal Perry and his staff sitting over here. And you'll C Penney and his staff now sitting over here or perhaps right beside them but either way. Big Kentucky's depth in Memphis staff will be front and center. For Wiseman is the big event. Not only to. Show yourself to the prospect that you're recruiting but to actually. You know possibly. Stumble into them prospects that you otherwise would not know about which is another reason I'm against the NCAA. And I plan on writing about this tomorrow for impeached him eliminating the July evaluation period for college coaches it it eliminates opportunities. Four high school prospects who otherwise would would never be seen I there are a million stories. Of players. Being on a court. When coaches are there to see somebody else they don't even know you exist. And you do something that they like it might just be the way you run. It might be you know knocking down 63 pointers it might be because you're playing horror or it might be because Europe. What we talked to Bob Huggins last. Hugs his added in a jam in Orlando this is exactly what I'm talking about exactly pugs is at a gym in Orlando at 8 AM. He does not know jemaah Carter does not know who years does not knowing existed. But he sees impressing. Full court going hard as he can go at 8 o'clock in the morning. A single recruit that guy go sign him I don't him to play for me that's the type of opportunities these events create for people without the July evaluation period. Bob Huggins never seized two. Can these regional camps they're talking about doing. John Karr would never get inner invited to wrap things up there into like a top 300 player. He wouldn't get invited to those things Republicans would have never laid eyes on golf and there's a hundred. Million stories exactly like that now and so that's the other thing you're not just bear to see James Weisman. Who is James wise complaint against a while who's this kid that came off the bench you never know what you're gonna stumble into a and that's why these these days dispersed by date period followed by the next and then the next. Our our massive budget for pinning. His staff but for literally every division one coaching staff. In America. And penny seemed to acknowledge that and in understand that this is this is when he gets busy again and that. You have to as silly as this might sound you got to be president you gotta be visible. When it's when you're allowed to text you got a text when you're allowed to call you got a call because if you're not somebody else is and ultimately this comes down. I'm not always but sometimes to liked. What kind of impression do you make on a cable come impression do you make on the fame. And so we talked about all of that and then talked about something that. I believe is a 100% true. And that's the the advantage of of securing commitments early even in the month of July not all of the best prospects are gonna commit in this month but some of them will. And I asked him like is there any urgency. To get their involved with all sorts again high level guys. But they California. And then Adam most. Staff having gotten through 2019 high level guy yet in Kentucky's got one I think USC's gab warned that like there and of everybody basically steal. Uncommitted. But that's a start changing. This week I would assume and then the following week and then the follow week. And I talked a pity about the urgency of like if you could get one of those early like soon. And I don't know that he expects it. Or that is likely but he did acknowledge that yes it's a huge advantage because wants to get Dole's guys committed they start recruiting for use. They start working for you in ways that you're unable to work for yourself. Because guys want to. Played together now you know if you go get a match you her commitment or James Wiseman commitment aura Watford commitment. Those guys don't wanna come to Memphis or anywhere and play by themselves. They want to play with other great players. And the world is so much smaller today than it was say when penny was recruited as a prospect. Because these guys all know we each other and they don't see each other a few times a year on a basketball court. They then are like bodies on. On the FaceBook ripe and there they're follow each other on snap Chad. DM and each other's text and whenever they all know you take. We dying in you now you and I should say we were teenagers and a we could not be friends with somebody who lived in California as and now how would we talk to you there's data communication problem I mean you could write a letter and mail it I guess they like old pen -- have text message we didn't have now even at that time like some like you know Chad or whatever none of that we didn't have email that telephone that's it. Yet and a telephone with long distance charge odds on pick yet don't do that if you wanna be friends with somebody that lived out of your area you're gonna rack up pretty incredible telephone bills a tough deal is so it was impossible for a Memphis kid to be friends with a kid from Alabama now as friends with a kid from New York who was friends with a kid from Detroit. But now. What these guys know each other it is very easy to keep in touch like some might the so the people that I talk with. About talk with their text with every. That competes. People I consider close friends and a popular. I don't they don't live here and now cede them that often but we keep in touch because the little worlds different now because the technology gap and so. If you can get a commitment early then that guy whoever ready it. A start recruiting hard for you because. NPV referenced this and it's a 100% true it's trickle down from the MBA. These. For the same reasons when Allen Iverson was a star. People wanted to we search shooting sleeves on their arms. Kids watch the MBA. And then they try to replicate whatever is going on in the MBA. If they Euro step becomes a big deal now every kids trying to Euro step if Kevin Durant becomes a seven foot perimeter player now every tall kid wants to be a perimeter player. You know if long shorts become a thing been long shorts or the fame is short shorts then becomes a thing in short shorts or the thing. And once. These basketball prospects the young went see LeBron get with his friends and go play in Miami. Or see James Harden and Chris Paul wanna play together. Proceed step curry and Klay Thompson's entry among greens recruit Kevin Correia to play with them. Once they see the way this works now there's reports carrier ring most of play it would Jimmy Butler next summer. Then they say okay will be must do the same thing hey I put honestly I'll walk away or asleep. This guy wore long shorts I wanna Wear long short MJ 123. I wanna be number 23. Now it's these guys the best players in the world won't play together well then let's get the best high school players in the world. It's it we complain to gather and obviously that is only actually possible probably at a place like duke or Kentucky. But if you get one who you want more. Particularly liked the American and now you're you're doing something that most of the programs in that league. Are going to be able to do and then you can start to try to overwhelm most of the competition. From an athletics to from an and athleticism standpoint from a talent perspective. The best years at the University of Memphis. In the past fifteen years have been years in which. The coach whether it was John cal Perry or just past there was able to. Overwhelm. The league in which they played. I out recruiting the league in which they play now this league is vastly different from the CU SA that John dominated. But you can still out recruit. I'd say probably at least 75% of the sleek and so that's the goal and it starts tomorrow at peach jam for penny in the staff.