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Old Oct 10, 2017, 12:13 PM   #1576
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BU has stated several if not many times that he likes to post up his guards. I absolutely love that and hope like hell it pans out with the likes of Mark Smith and maybe DaMonte, guys with size and scoring/passing skills. I think it's a skill set that can translate well to the NBA for a guy who can execute all phases of the post up. Do folks see that as a selling point for an Ayo or other good-sized guard these days, or do these kids look at anyone suggesting they'll be developed on that aspect of the game like they have two heads?

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Old Oct 10, 2017, 12:17 PM   #1577
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My dream is to retire and never feel feelings again.
It's possible that would mean you are dead!

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Old Oct 10, 2017, 12:26 PM   #1578
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It's possible that would mean you are dead!
Don't be a dreamkiller, dude.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 12:31 PM   #1579
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if you had to choose between nolley,tht and the fin, who do u take? Ill go Nolley (6'6 sharpshooter), THT (Simeon pipeline), Fin
the Fin, he is also 6-6 sharpshooter wh ocan do a little of everything, Plus he is visiting starting this evening so he has to be top of the list, then THT , then who ever else we can find if we dont land the first 2
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 12:38 PM   #1580
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the Fin, he is also 6-6 sharpshooter wh ocan do a little of everything, Plus he is visiting starting this evening so he has to be top of the list, then THT , then who ever else we can find if we dont land the first 2
Yes, lock the Fin up and get this recruiting thing rolling! Did he already visit ASU?
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 12:38 PM   #1581
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if you had to choose between nolley,tht and the fin, who do u take? Ill go Nolley (6'6 sharpshooter), THT (Simeon pipeline), Fin
1. THT -- the kid is so versatile and well-rounded. I can appreciate the Draymond Green comparisons.

2. Close between Nolley and Valtonen, but I'd lean toward Nolley just because I'm more familiar with his game and the competition he faces here. But Valtonen is very intriguing.

Any of the three would be a win. THT would probably be the biggest splash -- he's heralded on the national AAU scene, he's a Simeon kid, and he's probably the most sought-after of the three. But, if there are compatibility issues between him and Ayo (if that's an actual thing), then there's that to consider.

Doesn't really matter, because a simple reading of the tea leaves suggests that we're by no means the favorite with THT.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 12:51 PM   #1582
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if you had to choose between nolley,tht and the fin, who do u take? Ill go Nolley (6'6 sharpshooter), THT (Simeon pipeline), Fin
THT, Fin, LN. I want the staff to tell LN to beat it so badly (but only if they are able to land THT/Finn ).
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 12:51 PM   #1583
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For some reason, mentioning Chicago usually gets a reaction along the lines of "Oh yeah, Al Capone. Bang. Bang." Hopefully, the young man likes shiny black cars and tommy guns. If so, he's ours.
I've had that reaction many times in travels through Europe, South America, and Asia. Amazing that a century later, that image still holds.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 12:56 PM   #1584
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Preach. My dream is to retire and move north and never feel heat or humidity again.
Or, you could just drive straight west on I-80.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:13 PM   #1585
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So...has anyone seen or heard about how Elias' visit is going? No golf cart or OPH sightings or anything?

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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:16 PM   #1586
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if you had to choose between nolley,tht and the fin, who do u take? Ill go Nolley (6'6 sharpshooter), THT (Simeon pipeline), Fin
THT first although he could turn out to be anywhere from Calvin Brock to Nick Anderson on the Simeon scale.

And I would definitely not be sad if it was the Finn.

Given all things surrounding Nolley's recruitment, a distant third.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:17 PM   #1587
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So...has anyone seen or heard about how Elias' visit is going? No golf cart or OPH sightings or anything?

https://twitter.com/illscoopRyan/sta...29235540185088

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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:18 PM   #1588
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(Worst case scenario) Say we bust on this recruiting class and only get the Finn. Any chance we save the other 2 scholarships for next year instead of signing a couple 2 stars?


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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:20 PM   #1589
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(Worst case scenario) Say we bust on this recruiting class and only get the Finn. Any chance we save the other 2 scholarships for next year instead of signing a couple 2 stars?


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Most likely would use one or both this spring.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:27 PM   #1590
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Hope he has a fantastic time. I'd really love to lock him up and get this recruiting season rolling finally.

In other news, I took a look at ASU's b-ball roster (sad I had no idea given that I live in Phoenix and attended ASU for grad school). I totally forgot that Carlton Bragg is on the team there and had no idea that Mickey Mitchell (formerly OSU commit) ended up there. Shows how low on the totem pole ASU basketball is here and in the collective mindset. I've literally heard nobody here ever discuss the basketball team at ASU and I've been here going on 6 1/2 years.

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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:28 PM   #1591
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The Ayo decision will determine if this recruiting year is a success or not
A year ago the same was said about Jordan Goodwin & then Tilmon. An awful lot can change over the course of the year.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:31 PM   #1592
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Hope he has a fantastic time. I'd really love to lock him up and get this recruiting season rolling finally.
That would be sweet.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:31 PM   #1593
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(Worst case scenario) Say we bust on this recruiting class and only get the Finn. Any chance we save the other 2 scholarships for next year instead of signing a couple 2 stars?


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1 maybe, but they will use one of them for sure
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:33 PM   #1594
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So...has anyone seen or heard about how Elias' visit is going? No golf cart or OPH sightings or anything?
Spotted at Chipotle with Addaya.
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:36 PM   #1595
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Spotted at Chipotle with Addaya.
That's clearly A ddaya so too soon!
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:39 PM   #1596
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Do we know if his parents are here also???
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:45 PM   #1597
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(Worst case scenario) Say we bust on this recruiting class and only get the Finn. Any chance we save the other 2 scholarships for next year instead of signing a couple 2 stars?


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Elias would be awesome in orange & blue
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:47 PM   #1598
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oxymoron

Elias would be awesome in orange & blue
If we get the Finn, it's not No Ayo and we Die-o.

But hey, why not get both?
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Old Oct 10, 2017, 01:50 PM   #1599
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oxymoron



Elias would be awesome in orange & blue


I agree with that. It's still not the class we had planned if we miss out on Ayo. THT. CC. GC. LN. That's why I would save atleast 1 of those scholarships for next year to get a more talented player. Let's just hope the (worst case scenario) doesn't happen and we land Finn. Ayo. THT


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Old Oct 10, 2017, 02:17 PM   #1600
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Kedric just posted via twitter on Okora visit

"It was great, I love the school. it was fun, I think they have a chance to be good."

Antigua will come through for us in a huge way next year


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