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TNET: Clemson forward to turn pro

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:07 PM
 

 
Clemson forward to turn pro

CLEMSON, S.C. — Redshirt-junior forward David Skara will not return for his senior season and will instead pursue his dream of playing professional basketball, Read Update »



Europe I guess***

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:11 PM
 




Re: Europe I guess***


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:28 PM
 

Maybe? I sure didn't see this coming bc I didn't think that he was an NBA quality type player, but I do wish him the best in what ever he chooses to do through out his life!!!

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Re: Europe I guess***

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 6:05 PM
 

He's from Europe which I didn't realize until halfway through the season. I guess he wants to return and play professionally there.

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yes. Could just be a matter of wanting to be closer to home***


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 9:00 PM
 




Re: Europe I guess***


Posted: Apr 12, 2018 8:56 PM
 

Thanks for Your Hard Work on Defense and Good Luck in Slovenia.

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Economics I guess


Posted: Apr 12, 2018 6:38 AM
 

Most College Athletes go pro in something other than sports

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Re: TNET: Clemson forward to turn pro

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:11 PM
 

Good luck! Selfishly, I would love to have you back for another year.


Re: TNET: Clemson forward to turn pro

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:12 PM
 

CANT WAIT TO HEAR THESE RESPONSES.

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the cowards will stay away***

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:21 PM
 




leave colin alone***

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 8:10 PM
 



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Re: TNET: Clemson forward to turn pro

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:53 PM
 

Good luck but can you imagine him guarding NBA players and trying to score?


No, but the NBA isn't the only professional basketball

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:22 PM
 

league.

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Congrats and good luck!!!!***

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:12 PM
 




Thanks for a great season and good luck***

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:18 PM
 



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Re: TNET: Clemson forward to turn pro

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:20 PM
 

Yikes! I read the headline and was worried Elijah Thomas had changed his mind or something. Anyway.. best of luck Skara.

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Best wishes, thanks for the hard work***

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:20 PM
 




Good luck to David, but

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:21 PM
 

let’s tell it like it is, if you score 3 points a game your last year of college you’re not going to be a star in any professional league


link to where ANYBODY but you said star?***

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:22 PM
 




Re: link to where ANYBODY but you said star?***

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:34 PM
 

Wow. Just kind of sad to see a really good defender like this play for only a few months.

It was a great season but it will be hard to duplicate next year. Those 3 freshmen better be getting ready because they could be getting some minutes.


Re: link to where ANYBODY but you said star?***

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:48 PM
 

Typically guys don’t leave college early for the pro’s unless they’ve got NBA star type talent.


he's not leaving early, he graduates in May

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:09 PM
 

he just wants to enter the job market now because he is finished with his education. if he sticks around, he has to enter grad school, and he probably doesn't want to waste his or a professors time with that when he's not interested in being a student anymore... he can make a great living playing in Europe, and I bet that is what he has his eyes on...

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Typically, guys with a degree aren't "leaving early"***


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:11 PM
 




Oglesby left after 2 years, he certainly didn't have NBA

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:14 PM
 

talent....Star or otherwise


Ha! that wasn't all Oglesby making that decision


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:37 PM
 

on his own if I remember correctly... OP wasn't giving him the "one more year" spiel... either there was an eligibility issue or a "discipline" issue if I remember correctly...

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You remember incorrectly, there was no such issue...OP did


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 6:57 PM
 

infer his PT might be cut though, due to his abhorrent D...But the decision to leave was 100% his


Re: You remember incorrectly, there was no such issue...OP did


Posted: Apr 12, 2018 12:04 AM
 

an unwillingness to improve an abhorrent D when instructed to do so by your coach is a "discipline" issue... my reference to the discussion issue was a conflict with OP, I just couldn't remember the details... Also, there were a couple of players who didn't give it the old-fashioned college try in class during OP's or Shyatt's time as well, but thanks for confirming that discipline issue

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spin it all you want, but he didn't leave due to a


Posted: Apr 12, 2018 12:38 AM
 

discipline issue and he CERTAINLY wasn't forced out like you originally stated


Reading is fundamental but comprehension is key


Posted: Apr 12, 2018 1:14 AM
 

I said it wasn't 100% Oglesby's decision, he and OP disagreed about the importance of playing D...
If OP had allowed him play how he wanted and not cut his minutes, TO would have stayed. TO was going to be on The bench more until he improved his D, so he left... A conflict with a coach of that magnitude is a discipline issue... What do you call the situation where your child doesn't follow your rules?

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It was absolutely 100% his decision and in no way did it


Posted: Apr 12, 2018 2:11 AM
 

involve a disciplinary issue...I don't know how else to say it...You're just conjuring, admit you misremembered or better yet, just let it go


are you dense or just gotta be right?


Posted: Apr 12, 2018 12:07 PM
 

a player who is a "discipline" issue is not the same as a player who is a "disciplinary" issue. I never said he was a "disciplinary" issue. I said Oglesby might have had a "discipline" issue, and that he did have with OP because he refused to "discipline" himself to be a better defender. So, yeah, TO made up his mind and left the program based on OP threatening to cut his minutes if he didn't get with his mandate to D up better...

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I was going to ask you the same question Spinmaster...You


Posted: Apr 12, 2018 12:18 PM
 

can put discipline in quotations all you want, it doesn't make you right though


yep... you just gotta be right...


Posted: Apr 12, 2018 12:30 PM
 

HaHa!

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The thing is, I AM right....You misremembered and can't cop


Posted: Apr 12, 2018 12:38 PM
 

to it...I get it...But he didn't leave due to a disciplinary issue and he wasn't forced out...so yeah, I was right


If tomas nagys can do it... i think Skara can do it.***


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:53 PM
 




Re: TNET: Clemson forward to turn pro

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:21 PM
 

Good luck young man. Got to do what you think is best and it's not like he's leaving without a degree and that is supposed to be the most important thing in student athletes.

That being said, I agree with Marine that I would selfishly like to see everyone that can return do so.

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Wish you had stayed!

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:24 PM
 

Thank you David, I’m so thankful for your contributions this year. Wish you the Best!

At 1st I thought ol’no not Reed or Mitchell so this might be great for him and us!

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“Let’s make the others want to be like us” Dabo Swinney!!

The best is yet to come!! I’m so grateful for Clemson Football going into the 2020’s


5 returning players for 018/19?

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:50 PM
 

Although...
I know Reed and Mitchell will return.


I hope Brad works on a couple Pitt players
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Re: TNET: Clemson forward to turn pro

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:37 PM
 

Could it be that he knows we have a couple or new transfers lined up and he might not get the playing time he would want? I know we had an additional spot open with Spencer transferring. Maybe Brad had another lined up and he was encouraged? Hoping at least


Re: TNET: Clemson forward to turn pro

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:47 PM
 

Thank you for your contributions to Clemson basketball David. You always played with great hustle and enthusiasm and I wish you a successful pro career. From one Econ grad to another, good luck!


This is surprising.

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:00 PM
 

I thought we were counting on this dude next year.


not surprising at all really...


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:16 PM
 

lot's of people, me included, don't care to continue their education directly from undergrad to grad school... apparently, he values a professional opportunity now, probably overseas, more than he values one year of grad school to play college ball...

let's see, be required to be a student to play ball, or just go play ball... he chose, just go play ball...

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I get your drift but don't tell me this didnt


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:25 PM
 

catch you off guard.


Re: I get your drift but don't tell me this didnt


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:33 PM
 

it did, but only because I didn't know that he was graduating. in his role, I wouldn't go back for only one year and have to put up with being a student... I would go overseas, make some money and start living life as a professional...

playing ball as a collegian in the US gets you a couple of years grace to play on some of the 2nd level Euro teams before you have to fight for a roster spot...

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Ok so we are both surprised with this announcement.


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 6:18 PM
 

Please don't mistakenly think I'm trying to say his reasoning is right or wrong, but I don't think ANYONE saw this coming. You included. That's all I'm saying.


I didn't know he is graduating, and its really not


Posted: Apr 12, 2018 12:25 AM
 

a big deal to me... A surprise to me would be if Reed, Mitchell or Thomas leaves, something that raises my eyebrows or is disappointing. Skara leaving is neither of those things, it's just newfound knowledge to me because he's graduating and doesn't want to be a student anymore.

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So ok to close this side discussion


Posted: Apr 12, 2018 9:01 PM
 

We didn't see this coming. That's synonymous with surprised. Good deal.


see, this is the challenge and freedom in a mutt language


Posted: Apr 12, 2018 9:15 PM
 

like english. but you choose to use the word and definition you want because it fits you, and I will choose the word and definition that I want because it fits me...
isn't America great?? we all get to make our own personal and individual choices without infringing on anyone else. it's all a personal and individual choice, and that is perfectly fine...

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Re: TNET: Clemson forward to turn pro

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:07 PM
 

Probably wants to return home to Europe and play ball. Can't blame him. Good luck David!

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Re: TNET: Clemson forward to turn pro

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:19 PM
 

I’m wondering if a young 50 year old has a chance of coming back and making a team overseas. 25 years of ymca and church league ball after my career! I run well and pride myself in defense but I was slowed down some by the cage and two back operations on my back.

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Re: TNET: Clemson forward to turn pro


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 6:12 PM
 


I’m wondering if a young 50 year old has a chance of coming back and making a team overseas. 25 years of ymca and church league ball after my career! I run well and pride myself in defense but I was slowed down some by the cage and two back operations on my back.


Steven Tyler says. Dream On .

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Re: TNET: Clemson forward to turn pro

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:18 PM
 

I would have loved to have been able to see him play for Clemson one more year but, he IS graduating next month. He is from Europe and has been away from home for a long time. European basketball is less physical than US basketball and Skara will probably fit in well, offensively. His defense will be just fine. Many guys who don't do well in the US collegiate level (and Skara did OK), find their niche in Europe. Sorry to see him go. I thought the front line of Thomas, Skara and Simms was going to be dominant. Going to have to plug someone else in...maybe another transfer, or two.

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Re: TNET: Clemson forward to turn pro

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Posted: Apr 11, 2018 5:21 PM
 

Maybe overseas is my niche, I’m going to have to talk to my wife, kids and grandkids about this!

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“Let’s make the others want to be like us” Dabo Swinney!!

The best is yet to come!! I’m so grateful for Clemson Football going into the 2020’s


Crump with a 10/10 troll job


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 6:04 PM
 

Almost pooped my pants thinking it was Thomas

Good luck DS

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Skara is smart with his Econ degree , he's


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 6:16 PM
 

Worked hard and was a big contributor in basketball .

Well Sh*t

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Re: TNET: Clemson forward to turn pro


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 7:06 PM
 

Good for him. I suppose.

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OMG . . .


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 9:04 PM
 

is it April 1 again?


what is he thinking***


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 9:33 PM
 




Turning pro!! Good luck David!***


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 9:47 PM
 



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Is this real?


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 11:33 PM
 

??


Simms Better Get Ready and ...


Posted: Apr 11, 2018 11:56 PM
 

AJ and et al

I thought the combo we had of Skara and Simms rotating depending on situation was awesome. And I hope the Lads learned something from watching him play D. Wish him the best.

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Wow..That sucks. We needed him.


Posted: Apr 12, 2018 9:06 AM
 

Bummer. I guess just start making money abroad. I wish him the best. We have a lot of open spots to fill now.

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