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  1. The Mason Miller recruitment reminded me of Dawson Garcia. The staff clearly did some things right to get to the top two and built a good rapport with the kid, but there was one Big East program that was there a little bit sooner and offered a little bit more in terms of offensive fit. That seemed to be the difference in both cases. I will agree with anyone who feels the 2021 class hasn’t quite been what we hoped for and maybe envisioned, but I would also say that I really like the group we have for this season and I only really see one unfilled need into the 2021-22 season, that being a PF to take over for TJD or at least provide some depth in the frontcourt. As disappointing as it is that there were multiple missed opportunities to address that need with this class and with some in-state kids to boot, we have Race and Jerome to take minutes at that spot in 2021 and we are also in early with some 2022 kids that strike me as 4’s who actually want to play the 4. That will be an easier sell for our staff versus pitching that spot to a kid that wants to do something different at the next level. That’s my best effort to stay positive despite the recruiting misses. Either way, we will have to do better with the 2022 class.
  2. craigyv88

    2021 General Recruiting Thread

    I agree, and I think Miller would be the perfect stretch 4 if we could get him. Based on what little video I could find of Everett it looked like his game at the next level might be more of a high post forward even though he is listed as a center. My thought was that maybe he could help Race or whoever else backfill TJD's spot if Miller doesn't come, or split some time at the 5 if Logan isn't ready to take on a lot of minutes early. He almost reminds me of a young Juwan Morgan.
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    2021 General Recruiting Thread

    Would Elijah Hutchins-Everett be a viable option if Mason Miller picks Creighton? Someone had posted that we expressed interest but never offered. His rating won't blow you away but he has offers from Minnesota, Miami (FL), Villanova, Syracuse, Rutgers, as well as other P5's and would fill a big frontcourt need as a 6'10" C.
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    (2021) - PF Mustapha Amzil to Dayton

    He received two crystal ball picks this morning for Depaul. One is from Eric Bossi but only has a 4 confidence.
  5. With each recruiting miss it definitely does make CAM's margin for error go down. Brooks, Carton, Garcia, Ouinones, Longino, Patterson, and Kaufman are all kids that we seemingly finished 2nd or 3rd on. You certainly can't win them all but in my mind just a few of these could be the difference between where the program is and where we expect it to be.
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    (2021) SG - Blake Wesley to Notre Dame

    I think they've backed off as well, but barring any transfers or NBA departures Purdue is now capped on scholarships for the 2021-2022 season. That might unofficially cut them from the list.
  7. That makes more sense. Based on what I heard and saw he can really score. If they are going to plug Kaufman primarily at the 3, it will be interesting to see how they shuffle Ivey / Stefanovich / Morton / Hunter / Thompson / Newman within mostly two guard lineups.
  8. That surprised me too. He was between 40%-43% from 3 his last two years of high school and is a good athlete. He could definitely do some things coming off that redshirt.
  9. Thanks Stuhoo! I like this board a lot, couldn't resist joining any longer.
  10. That’s an interesting point, I remember Dakich talking about that from when he was recruited. He said he liked Keady and Purdue but when it came to basketball IU was simply the place you went. I think Purdue started to develop a bit of a cool factor it may not have previously had around when Glenn Robinson was there, especially among younger kids/teenagers. My feeling is that factor started creeping up again once Painter got traction with his ’07 class and it’s gotten more that way since. IU still carries more brand equity but I’m afraid that gap has closed a lot in the eyes of kids we are now recruiting. Assuming he was born in late 2002 or early 2003, we’ve only beaten Purdue once since Trey was 11 so if we want to take momentum back in the series (and I desperately hope we do), this is a crucial recruit for IU.