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(2019) SG Armaan Franklin to IU

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5 hours ago, Rico said:

Oh, those ranking services know everything.

They don't, but they wouldn't miss that far.   Franklin's good, but saying he's the best he's ever seen is ridiculous unless he hasn't seen very many people.  If his son was on the Indiana all stars with Oden and Conley, he's seen two high level NBA guys up close.  Leave alone a Big East POY and 2nd round pick in Luke Harangody.

He had to have seen Gordon, who was perhaps the best I've ever seen in high school (Jay Edwards being a very close second).  There have been some incredible players around here the last 10-15 years....    I really like Franklin, but a kid ranked 150 isn't in the same class as kids in the top 5; and we've had a few of those.  You're right....services miss from time to time.  But not this badly.

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They don't, but they wouldn't miss that far.   Franklin's good, but saying he's the best he's ever seen is ridiculous unless he hasn't seen very many people.  If his son was on the Indiana all stars with Oden and Conley, he's seen two high level NBA guys up close.  Leave alone a Big East POY and 2nd round pick in Luke Harangody.
He had to have seen Gordon, who was perhaps the best I've ever seen in high school (Jay Edwards being a very close second).  There have been some incredible players around here the last 10-15 years....    I really like Franklin, but a kid ranked 150 isn't in the same class as kids in the top 5; and we've had a few of those.  You're right....services miss from time to time.  But not this badly.
Totally agree and gordon were awesome.

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7 hours ago, Old Friend said:

They don't, but they wouldn't miss that far.   Franklin's good, but saying he's the best he's ever seen is ridiculous unless he hasn't seen very many people.  If his son was on the Indiana all stars with Oden and Conley, he's seen two high level NBA guys up close.  Leave alone a Big East POY and 2nd round pick in Luke Harangody.

He had to have seen Gordon, who was perhaps the best I've ever seen in high school (Jay Edwards being a very close second).  There have been some incredible players around here the last 10-15 years....    I really like Franklin, but a kid ranked 150 isn't in the same class as kids in the top 5; and we've had a few of those.  You're right....services miss from time to time.  But not this badly.

As I said, don't shoot the postman.

But one thing I get a kick out of myself, is people parlaying a HS kid's career on through to the NBA.  We are just talking HS right here.  

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He's really good, but this is a reach.   Did your buddy see Eric Gordon in high school?  Gary Harris?  Trey Lyles?   Zac Irvin?  Trevon Blueitt? (the best comparison, I think)  Kyle Guy?   Is he old enough to have seen Greg Oden or Cody Zeller?
Franklin's good, but best he's ever seen?   Who has he seen?  Serious question.


Eric Gordon was a MONSTAR


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7 hours ago, Feathery said:

I had a guy tell me this week that he thought Armaan will be better than Romeo for IU. Not that he is a better player but his strengths will fit better than Romeo’s this season. 

Would love to see him come in and mirror what Al has done. Beyond that...all gravy!

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Would love to see him come in and mirror what Al has done. Beyond that...all gravy!

I’d like that in every recruiting class. Obviously, you’ll need to hit on your pg and headline big but one of those guards/wings needs to be a heart, hustle, developing skill, and locker room guy. I’d like to see Anderson start to take on that spot as Al becomes an upperclassman next season.

Al, Anderson, and Armaan could benefit from going against each other over the summers and compete.


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I don't think I've done it yet, so now is as good a time as any for me to eat crow on this recruitment. I wasn't overly impressed with what i'd seen from Armaan at the time of his commitment and felt like Purdue had gotten the better player in Newman. Obviously, his play this season has completely changed my mind. His numbers on the offensive end of the floor are much improved and lead me to believe he's the kind of guy that is willing to put in the work necessary to really elevate his game. But, more importantly (in my eyes), he seems to stuff the stat sheet. Nothing eye popping, but enough to show that he impacts the game in a variety of ways. If what i'm saying is accurate, i'm thrilled to have him and think he's the kind of guy we need to establish the culture required for Archie's system to thrive.

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I really think we're going to see Armaan as dedicated as was Vic in terms of spending time in the gym working on his game.

I think you're right...he is going to really surprise a lot of people next year and have a special career. He has taken his game to another level this season and I definitely for one wasn't sold on him until I personally got to watch him a few times this year. He already has the frame to play in the B1G right away and will contribute a significant amount right away.


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33 minutes ago, jbell833 said:


I think you're right...he is going to really surprise a lot of people next year and have a special career. He has taken his game to another level this season and I definitely for one wasn't sold on him until I personally got to watch him a few times this year. He already has the frame to play in the B1G right away and will contribute a significant amount right away.


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How big is he?

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22 hours ago, Walking Boot of Doom said:

If Armaan is ready to contribute next year as a shooter that will add a lot to our offense. Would be a really great development.


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Defending the 3 would be a plus as well.

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