Thursday, May 06, 2010

The Justin Knox transfer saga (to UAB).. what's your take?

I say let him go as he wasn't going to be a big player on the team anyways. I know it's not the opinion most have. He wasn't going to get enough PT in his opinion so he's doing what's best for him.

I know there are rumors of tampering... we'll see how that plays out.

7 comments:

MSmilie said...

Tampering or not, this does not shed a favorable light on Alabama or Grant's staff. Who cares where the guy wants to transfer? He's been a good kid - no trouble - and he provided his share of work on the court. He never developed consistency while at Alabama, but he certainly did nothing to demand this treatment.

I personally think if he had brought the same attitude he had at the end of the season into next season he may have nabbed the starting job alongside Knox. He's certainly every bit as skilled as Jemison, Hines or even the Carter kid coming in.

Nevertheless, he chose to transfer; that's his business. Alabama should wish him luck and move on. What they're doing now seems petty and unnecessary. Not to mention it can backfire on them in the long run where it concerns recruiting local kids.

I hope Alabama will do the right thing and let the kid transfer where he wants to.

MSmilie said...

Correction: I personally think if he had brought the same attitude he had at the end of the season into next season he may have nabbed the starting job alongside GREEN. He's certainly every bit as skilled as Jemison, Hines or even the Carter kid coming in.

bobbyjack said...

Agree... although I think we was behind Green, Hines, Jemison, and Mitchell at the F spot.

It's petty... and with Coleman bailing the year before it makes me wonder.

DJC said...

I'm going to conditionally disagree. I say conditionally not knowing all the facts. Personally, I find it hard to believe that Mike Davis would actively recruit one of our players. That being said, if his uncle or others involved with UAB were tampering, then Coach Grant is doing the right thing by not granting his release. To allow him to transfer if we are sure there was tampering by UAB sets a very bad precedent. We need to send a message to other schools that, "if you recruit our players, they are going to have to sit out a year if you get them."

MSmilie said...

DJC: If UAB was tampering, then the UA athletic department needs to report it. If I was Alabama and UAB was tampering, I'd make it front page news. Throw a little sunshine on those bastards.

Unfortunately, Alabama has hurt itself by not coming forward and stating exactly why it is denying Knox to transfer within the UA system when it, correct me if I'm wrong, recently allowed a member of the women's team to transfer to UAB. Call a press conference and tell the press we're denying this kid to go to UAB because we have reason to believe UAB was actively recruiting him. Let the focus shift to UAB, not linger on Alabama.

What really bothers me is it makes Grant and Alabama look bad the same week as Barbee locks up Luke Cothron....which leads to the wretched twits who make up the Auburn fanbase to come pouring out of the woodwork like maggots from carrion saying this and saying that, as if they're actually going to plant their butts in the seats next season.

Bobby: If the same Justin Knox who played in the final four games of the season returned next season, he would have a chance at a starting spot. I'm sticking to that, though now we will never know.Still, I'm going to stick to it because I'm a stubborn son of a gun :)

39 Steps said...

I think BAMA's on the high ground, but their P.R. stinks.

finebammer said...

my take is and always has been there are no friends of ua athletics at alabama/b'ham.

i don't care what the program is, who the coach is, we should not be playing uab at anything.

i would remind everyone the postal worker who opened the loi preceding the jelks/langham investigation and called the finebaum show to leak the information went to school at alabama/b'ham.

my understanding of the process is that when you sign a letter of intent it's clear the process for transferring. this is a good life lesson for young mr. knox:

READ THE FINE PRINT DOOFUS!

if you want to play at uab, you're gonna sit out a year dispite the wailing and nashing of the ua baybees that have come out of the woodwork sensing an opportunity to jab a perceived weak point in the dept.

in the future when discussions of mike davis occur, this situation should be considered.