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  • Originally posted by Eric View Post
    Baker/VanVliet get the lions share of the press, and rightfully so, but damn Tekele has to be my all time favorite Shocker. He takes the Jackie Chan Carmichael kick to the face, doesn’t react, just lets it simmer, and then throws down the two most vicious dunks I have witnessed. Both against the Red Turds.
    I don’t know. His last dunk at Koch was downright filthy. I once heard someone describe it by saying, “that was the kind of dunk that made the UNI guys question why they ever started playing basketball.”

    78-65

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    • WstateU
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      I still think TC could play in the NBA. I remember watching him in a summer league game and thinking, some team needs a defender like him. Who knows, maybe it could still happen, but Tekele might be the type of player that enjoys making good money playing overseas where he can be A MAN and THE MAN.

    • Dan
      Dan commented
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      I love Tekele but he lacks elite ball handling or shooting to make it in the NBA at 6’3”.

    • Eric
      Eric commented
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      That one was nasty too. The guy could elevate for sure. The “Redbird” play Marshall drew up with Baker and Carter cross screening leaving the center of the lane open framed that dunk for perfect aesthetic effect. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sLzCsbN5518
      Last edited by Eric; July 8th, 2019, 05:42 PM.

  • I called today. Tickets to be mailed this week

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    • Dan I think you are in for a surprise when you watch Tekele in this tournament.

      Tekele's ball-handling is definitely elite and his 3 point shot is nails (he shot .397 from 3 this year in the Italian Division 1 league).

      Here are some outtakes from him tearing up the German Bundasliga in 2015/2016:



      That is one nasty crossover he developed.
      Kung Wu say: "If Chuck Norris had a coach, his name would be Gregg Marshall."

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      • Kung Wu
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        I don't know. How many people go play pro internationally and return to an NBA career? Can't think there is a ton of NBA players that have went that route (I know some have, just doesn't seem like a normal occurance).

      • ShockdaWorld
        ShockdaWorld commented
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        That first 3 looked a lot like the James Harden 3 step. Lol

      • WstateU
        WstateU commented
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        Baker has caught some bad breaks with the eye socket and shoulder injuries. He's still cashing some pretty large checks. It still wouldn't surprise me to see him make an NBA team once healthy... but 'time is of the essence' for his career.

        I'm sure you youngsters will enjoy this...

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkMVscR5YOo

    • I think in the long run, the prospects for maximizing your $ for a guy like Tekele, is to play overseas as long as possible. Just a guess.

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      • WstateU
        WstateU commented
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        You're probably correct... playing overseas provides stability for a young family.

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        • 1972Shocker
          1972Shocker commented
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          I like them. Especially the wheat stock on the side of the shorts.

      • Originally posted by RoyalShock View Post
        Nice
        When you believe in something, the only person that's gotta believe it is you. Everything else is for the birds.- LeVelle Moton
        Wichita is going to the rich side of town with a pack of matches and a five gallon tank of gasoline and try to burn everything to the ground

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        • https://thetournament.com/tickets

          So if I understand this information correctly the amount shown is the regional prize money which is a the greater of $1,000 or 25% of ticket sales. If that is the case then tickets sales for Wichita State are currently as follows:

          Wichita = $63,191 in prize money x 4 = $252,764 in ticket sales. Not sure how many tickets that represents. I'm guessing somewhere in the 3,500 to 5,000 range.

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          • WuDrWu
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            I heard between 3700-3800 as of yesterday from someone close to the ticket office. Pretty sure I heard that number correctly.

        • There is some additional gear including replica Jerseys up for pre-order on the Shocker store if anyone is interested.

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          • Are those puma unis?

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            • Originally posted by rrshock View Post
              Are those puma unis?
              Pretty sure all of them are puma. They are a main sponsor

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              • Did anyone see this? Or did I just miss it?

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                • WstateU
                  WstateU commented
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                  Wouldn't it be something if the Hawks and the Shocks played on ESPN and the ratings were through the roof... unfortunately, a 3:00pm game might hurt ratings.

                • rrshock
                  rrshock commented
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                  But it's still on the flagship. Says something for the expectations ESPN has.

              • Originally posted by rrshock View Post
                Did anyone see this? Or did I just miss it?
                Prime time!

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                • Interesting column on ESPN.com listing the top player for each team in TBT.

                  https://www.espn.com/mens-college-ba.../_/id/27155925

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                  • Originally posted by Shockerfan98 View Post
                    Interesting column on ESPN.com listing the top player for each team in TBT.

                    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-ba.../_/id/27155925
                    They missed a bunch of Shockers.
                    Livin the dream

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