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Cornell Grad Transfer Stone Gettings 6'9 234lbs F has committed to Arizona per verbalcommits.com. The 6'9 Big man averaged 16.7 points and 6.6 rebounds, earning an second-team All-Ivy selection and playing a major role in clinching the Red's first-ever postseason berth in the Ivy League tournament.

Gettings will redshirt & play his final season next year. Stone said he plans to graduate in December before transferring to Arizona.

"I decided to graduate early in December, Gettings told The Sun. It will save myself a ton of money and I will have another year to play somewhere else."

Read the full story on Gettings talking about redshirting per the Cornell Sun
http://cornellsun.com/2018/05/15/mens-basketballs-gettings-to-delay-eligibility-and-transfer-next-season/

https://twitter.com/EvanDaniels/status/1018909582331203584

Gettings has committed to Arizona per verbalcommits below
http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/stone-gettings

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Awesome!!  Gotta check out some video of him when I get a sec!
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Always glad to see activity on the recruiting front, but to grab someone that has to sit out a year at this point in time does not make a ton of sense on the surface.

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Well hopefully he comes in and adds some practice depth for his redshirt year. Either way welcome to the family and Bear Down Stone!

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He can come in in January and spend the summer with the team building chemestry. SM looking for some experience and work ethic down low. Needs smart play out of the post more than anything.

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This kid's recruitment puzzled me from the jump.
He was going to be a grad-transfer, then announces he is going to redshirt the 2018-19 season, and become a mid-year transfer.

At that point, I thought Miller was going to sit on that scholarship and save it for a 2019 prospect, but he has other plans.
A small part of me wishes Gettings would come in and play in January, but we are going to be needing him in 2019 with Luther departing so..
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This kid's recruitment puzzled me from the jump.
He was going to be a grad-transfer, then announces he is going to redshirt the 2018-19 season, and become a mid-year transfer.

At that point, I thought Miller was going to sit on that scholarship and save it for a 2019 prospect, but he has other plans.
A small part of me wishes Gettings would come in and play in January, but we are going to be needing him in 2019 with Luther departing so..
Welcome to the family that is Arizona Stone!!

Same.  I'm a little perplexed by this.

If Gettings had a strong interior presence & scored his points in the paint...I'd be ecstatic.  Unfortunately, most of his highlights are 3-pointers.  Any freshman could step in a shoot 37% from beyond the arc...and then have room to improve over their career.

I love the fact that he is an experienced player that is obviously bright enough to enroll at an Ivy League school.  Perhaps that will rub-off on some of our younger players.

Regardless, this commitment still confuses me.

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He will bring experience and work ethic for sure as well as smarts. Miller wants to be more of a guard focused team sovthis fits right in. He will likely be the stretch 4 with only a C joining him in the post. Big enough to make a major impact in rebounding, but also can still play on the outside. If the 4 can stretch the court outward, the deiving lanes will be wide open. Poits in the paint by driving guards is about as high a percentage shot as we can ask for.

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I'm excited about Getting Stone... Anyways, last yea he had 3 games where he scored 30 points or more & 11 games with 20 points or more along with five double-doubles. We lose Luther after this season, so Gettings can just step right in without missing a beat. The fact that we beat out Stanford to get him was pretty Big. I really like his game & have a feeling he's going to surprise a lot of people who aren't excited about us picking him up. 

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I don't like the idea of him playing 27 MPG as the biggest player in a bad conference...and he still only pulled in 10+ boards on 5 occasions.

He's only a 34% career 3-point shooter.  We have EIGHT guys on our roster this season that are far better outside shooters...that aren't needed under the basket for rebounding purposes.

Hopefully, he can surprise me as another interior player that works the post.

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I don't like the idea of him playing 27 MPG as the biggest player in a bad conference...and he still only pulled in 10+ boards on 5 occasions.

He's only a 34% career 3-point shooter.  We have EIGHT guys on our roster this season that are far better outside shooters...that aren't needed under the basket for rebounding purposes.

Hopefully, he can surprise me as another interior player that works the post.

1. I do not think his size, or lack of, is going to be much of a problem with our new system.
The spacing and lanes will allow everyone to crash the glass on offense, and on defense, we rebound by committee anyway.
Plus we don't know how the SOP were for those Ivy League schools; they may have ran styles that made his size useless (see Arizona v Buffalo).

2. His ability to space the floor at a respectable clip is what Miller has to be looking for.
6'9 and able to stroke it from deep, as a Stretch PF, in our new system COULD be very dangerous.
We don't know what our new offense is going to look like yet, so he could be exactly what we want/need.

3. We will have Jeter (hopefully) for one more season, so we won't need Gettings to be an interior post presence for us.
I also believe we will bring in another "big" in 2018 that would be able to play inside for us, whomever that prospect may be..
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Arizona basketball officially welcomes Stone Gettings to the Arizona family

https://twitter.com/APlayersProgram/status/1030483806497562624

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