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2019 General Recruiting Thread

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People just remember a recruits last ranking after they are seniors. Henry had 0 high major offers his first 3 years of college. Greg Lansing of ISU was the only college coach I saw even evaluating him during his sophomore and junior year. Henry halfway through his junior year flipped a switch and he started tearing it up and eventually had a run during the State tourney that was amazing. After that I wanted IU to recruit him. Still no high major offers for him until his play in the summer circuit. By them racked him the high majors. If anyone remembers I wrote on here how I felt sorry for Lansing for putting all that time in recruiting him early and then him blowing up and being an afterthought. I felt great him getting noticed


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15 minutes ago, Yogi's Picnic Basket said:

Akron Grad transfer Daniel Utomi tells IU has reached out & he is gonna get a Final list together this week. He is very interested in IU.

Listed at 6'6" 215 lbs.  Akron stats at: 

https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/players/daniel-utomi-1.html

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Yogi's Picnic Basket said:

Jeff Goodman has reported that Anthony Duruji from Louisiana Tech has IU interest as well. He is a sit out transfer. He can shoot & is a exceptional athlete.

Listed at 6'7" 215 lbs.  Career stats at:

https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/players/anthony-duruji-1.html

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Listed at 6'6" 215 lbs.  Akron stats at: 

https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/players/daniel-utomi-1.html

 

 

Virginia, UNC, Xavier, Nevada, Iowa have reached out to Utomi as well...just watched highlights of this kid. 6’6” 215 “forward” that has a really nice stroke from deep. Sign me up!!! This kid could become a HUGE addition!

 

 

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3 minutes ago, jbell833 said:

Virginia, UNC, Xavier, Nevada, Iowa have reached out to Utomi as well...just watched highlights of this kid. 6’6” 215 “forward” that has a really nice stroke from deep. Sign me up!!! This kid could become a HUGE addition!

 

 

 

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He told me some of his top schools he likes are Nevada, Michigan, UVA, UNC and Kansas. IU is in there, but they will have stiff competition. Rayjon Tucker is UNC's first choice & Kansas is involved with a few guys as well. Utomi isn't in a hurry at all it sounds like. I'm gonna wait for his top schools to be announced before I get to serious about him & IU.

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21 hours ago, Uspshoosier said:

If the staff thinks he can help then who cares.
Do you think Bennett gave a crap that when Kihei Clark decommitted from UC-Davis that Virginia fans were mad when he offered a 5’9 393 ranked kid? Probably not he thought he could help his program win. Worked out pretty nicely for Bennett since Clark make the biggest play in recent Virginia basketball history. Not bad for a 5’9 393 ranked freshman


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Ah, this old argument.  I suppose all of our 3 stars have turned out like Victor Oladipo and OG Anunoby too.

If you want to find evidence of a low-ranked kid making a big impact, I'm sure you'll find plenty of examples to support your case.  But I can find twice as many players who were ranked right around where Kihei Clark was that never made any sort of impact at the high major level. 

I know it's fun to sh1t all over rankings, but face it, they are right more often than not.

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35 minutes ago, AKHoosier said:

Ah, this old argument.  I suppose all of our 3 stars have turned out like Victor Oladipo and OG Anunoby too.

If you want to find evidence of a low-ranked kid making a big impact, I'm sure you'll find plenty of examples to support your case.  But I can find twice as many players who were ranked right around where Kihei Clark was that never made any sort of impact at the high major level. 

I know it's fun to sh1t all over rankings, but face it, they are right more often than not.

I agree.

Maybe we should pull TJD’s offer and go after Evansville Bosse’s back-up center...LOL

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Ah, this old argument.  I suppose all of our 3 stars have turned out like Victor Oladipo and OG Anunoby too.
If you want to find evidence of a low-ranked kid making a big impact, I'm sure you'll find plenty of examples to support your case.  But I can find twice as many players who were ranked right around where Kihei Clark was that never made any sort of impact at the high major level. 
I know it's fun to sh1t all over rankings, but face it, they are right more often than not.
Very true. Usually why kentucky and Duke win 30 games plus each year. Crean was probably about 2 for 10 of his diamonds in the rough or worse.

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16 minutes ago, DChoosier said:

I agree.

Maybe we should pull TJD’s offer and go after Evansville Bosse’s back-up center...LOL

Obviously we would prefer high rated recruits.....but there aren't many left out there for 2019 and assuming just Romeo is the final player that leaves, we have two schollys open.  

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Looks like grad transfers are becoming just as competitive as 5 star recruits.

As one season loaners and much better understood talents, you could argue they’re more valuable in some situations.


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