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Expect the Whitehaven job to be officially open very soon whenever Vanderbuilt announces the hiring of Faragi Phillips. Putting my money on Keelon Lawson filling that role.

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7 hours ago, TonyG said:

Coach Kevin Starks left to join Hubie Smith at Brentwood if im not mistaken. Maybe a move towards Hubie's replacement on the down the road.

 Hubie is also a Harding graduate so there has to be some connection there.

That's the plan from what I understand. 

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22 hours ago, TonyG said:

Expect the Whitehaven job to be officially open very soon whenever Vanderbuilt announces the hiring of Faragi Phillips. Putting my money on Keelon Lawson filling that role.

Interesting especially since I've heard the Wooddale has landed or will land some transfers,

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On 5/20/2019 at 2:21 PM, TonyG said:

Expect the Whitehaven job to be officially open very soon whenever Vanderbuilt announces the hiring of Faragi Phillips. Putting my money on Keelon Lawson filling that role.

I will be shocked if Keelon Lawson goes to Whitehaven. Why would he?

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1 hour ago, WestTNHoopsFan said:

I will be shocked if Keelon Lawson goes to Whitehaven. Why would he?

Because Whitehaven has a support base that Wooddale doesn't (probably never will) have.

Also, Wooddale, Sheffield, and another school (can't remember) are supposed to close and merge to create a Parkway Village Area high school sooner rather than later. 

The coaching link rule will be interesting if he goes to Whitehaven and any of the kids from Wooddale try to go with him. Whitehaven will still have Murrell.

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21 hours ago, warmachine7954 said:

Because Whitehaven has a support base that Wooddale doesn't (probably never will) have.

Also, Wooddale, Sheffield, and another school (can't remember) are supposed to close and merge to create a Parkway Village Area high school sooner rather than later. 

The coaching link rule will be interesting if he goes to Whitehaven and any of the kids from Wooddale try to go with him. Whitehaven will still have Murrell.

No way he leave Wooddale this year. He will eventually. Wooddale is the new East in Memphis and it will be another school in a few years so I don't see a coach being a long term coach in most Memphis schools. 

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38 minutes ago, WestTNHoopsFan said:

No way he leave Wooddale this year. He will eventually. Wooddale is the new East in Memphis and it will be another school in a few years so I don't see a coach being a long term coach in most Memphis schools. 

Wooddale isn't even close to what East was. Just 3-4 years ago Wooddale had a season where they didn't' win a game. That area of the city is purgatory. 

Without Chandler Lawson this year Wooddale wouldn't have won. When a top 100 recruit that has been playing a national schedule for the last three years drops to AA it makes a difference. Wooddale didn't really have a lot of talent outside the Lawson brothers.

Whitehaven has Mathew Murrell. Murrell is probably going to be a 5-star recruit after this summer. Then Jonathan Lawson would go to Whitehaven (they'll figure a way to make him eligible) Lawson is an ESPN top 60. 

Whitehaven has a culture that most places in Memphis don't have. They bring fans those fans are very passionate about that school and community. It is a far better situation than Wooddale.

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1 hour ago, warmachine7954 said:

Wooddale isn't even close to what East was. Just 3-4 years ago Wooddale had a season where they didn't' win a game. That area of the city is purgatory. 

Without Chandler Lawson this year Wooddale wouldn't have won. When a top 100 recruit that has been playing a national schedule for the last three years drops to AA it makes a difference. Wooddale didn't really have a lot of talent outside the Lawson brothers.

Whitehaven has Mathew Murrell. Murrell is probably going to be a 5-star recruit after this summer. Then Jonathan Lawson would go to Whitehaven (they'll figure a way to make him eligible) Lawson is an ESPN top 60. 

Whitehaven has a culture that most places in Memphis don't have. They bring fans those fans are very passionate about that school and community. It is a far better situation than Wooddale.

Oh I agree they are not as good as East but they could be close if the guys go there that are rumored to be going there.

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1 hour ago, WestTNHoopsFan said:

Oh I agree they are not as good as East but they could be close if the guys go there that are rumored to be going there.

There aren't enough players of that caliber in Memphis to make Wooddale like East.

If Whitehaven gets Lawson as a coach he will take the kids that were gonna transfer to Wooddale with him to Whitehaven. The hard part will get any kids from Wooddale that already played for him to Whitehaven. 

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20 hours ago, warmachine7954 said:

There aren't enough players of that caliber in Memphis to make Wooddale like East.

If Whitehaven gets Lawson as a coach he will take the kids that were gonna transfer to Wooddale with him to Whitehaven. The hard part will get any kids from Wooddale that already played for him to Whitehaven. 

If this does happen, will suck for Alvin Miles. No way he can transfer from whitehaven to his neighborhood school woodale and then go back because his new coach heads to his old school. If this plays out I think he will end up at East to be their pg for a year. Just like you said, they will find a way for him to be eligible.

 

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1 hour ago, TonyG said:

If this does happen, will suck for Alvin Miles. No way he can transfer from whitehaven to his neighborhood school woodale and then go back because his new coach heads to his old school. If this plays out I think he will end up at East to be their pg for a year. Just like you said, they will find a way for him to be eligible.

 

Yeah, I was wondering about Alvin. He wouldn't be able to come back to Whitehaven under that scenerio. Mind you, all of this is contingent upon Lawson coming to Whitehaven. Does anybody know if that offer has even been put on the table?

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