Daily Bullets (Mar. 24): Highest Paid Pro Pokes, 2020 Hoops Class Breakdown

Just remember, it’s not about you.

Bullets Rundown

• Where the 2020 hoops class stands
• Financial questions for college sports (from the virus)
• NCAA has the Pokes in their preseason top-15

OSU Bullets

• I appreciated this exhaustive take on where things stand with the 2020 Cowboy Basketball recruiting class.

A breakdown of the current scholarship situation looks like this: the NCAA allows 13 scholarship players per year. The Cowboys had 11 this past season, meaning they still had two remaining. The loss of four scholarship seniors, Cameron McGriff, Lindy Waters III, Thomas Dziagwa and Jonathan Laurent, means that OSU has six scholarships to give.

Mike Boynton and Co. signed three guys back in November, No. 1 Cade Cunningham, No. 94 Rondel Walker and No. 313 Montreal Pena. Fast forward a few months, and they received a commitment from another four-star, this time No. 57 Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe. So, they have two scholarships remaining.

The two guys that Mike Boynton and Co. are targeting are guard Donovan Williams and forward JT Thor. [Pokes Report]

Williams gives you long-term depth on the wing but Thor gives you a high-octane pick-and-roll mate for a year with Cunningham… but you have to hear us/rest of the media talk about Thor dropping the hammer twice a week.

Also, I’m not sure how you process through all of the transfer options, like this guy.

• This is a solid look at the financial issues facing college sports around Covid-19

• NCAA.com has Gundy’s Cowboys in their preseason top-15

• Ever wondered who the highest-paid professional (athlete) Pokes are? Look no further

Cowboy Football with a little March Madness – I could really use a visual on if there’s a stripe on top but I’m that 8-9 matchup on the right could be a finals matchup.

• I would love for OSU to land this safety – just a man among boys at his level

• #LetsWork(Apart)

• This is insane – OSU Golf was Alabama before Alabama.

Non-OSU Bullets

• Pretty solid thoughts in this NYT piece “How to be Lonely”
The choice to react, respond, or initiate
• Pretty cool – you can virtually tour the National Parks
– After watching “The Office” for over a decade, found a great layout of the office

Pulled this quote from a newsletter I get – good stuff on the virus situation:

We’ve aged a generation in the past three weeks.

What matters has sharply come into focus. Family matters. Love matters. Kindness matters. Health matters. Generosity matters. People matter. Community matters. The rest is just noise. [Farnam Street]

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