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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:40 PM   #6126
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Thanks. Then I would think that them landing TJ/JO would help with Lyle unless they are trying to sell him on being a shooting guard and coming in with those two. In which case that could be scary for them to land all 3, but in the same breath I would be surprised for that to happen
Just to clarify. I'm definitely not a guru either.

The way I see it is Lyle wants to play point. I think OSU landing TJ only helps us with the Lyle recruitment. Landing Lyle would only improve our sell on physical cliff as well. Vice Versa
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:43 PM   #6127
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Trey lyles trimmed his list to 6 and u of I wasn't on it......not that we were pursuing him that hard anyways
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:47 AM   #6128
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My opinions are the same now as when we were recruiting him. Would have been a nice addition but not completely sold on him. I have seen the same as you with the disappearing act. My guess is Devon Langford looked very similar in high school.
Yeah, I'm not sure, as I never got to see Devin play live in h.s.
Watched a couple of videos of entire games though, and he looked good in h.s. both on the interior and oddly enough on the perimeter. He typically defended the low post, and then would play a SF on offense.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:54 AM   #6129
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There was a lot of talk about Lopez being the next Michael Jordan, including in a lengthy New Yorker article about him, even before he committed to St. John's. He obviously did not live up to expectations. He is the first player I usually think of when people project high school players as stars based on their rankings and hype. He had a pretty good college career but was not a dominant player.
Which was exactly my point...thank you for paying attention to the point of discussion. I remember watching Felipe play on TV as a freshman and how they talked about him being the best player to suit up in college since Jordan. It was such a disservice to the kid, because he was very good, but no where near what they were hyping him up to be.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:54 AM   #6130
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Desmond Lee with an Illinois offer.

Lee "would make his decision after the season."
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Desmond Lee (6-4/G/2013) of New Mexico JC picked up offers from N.C. State, Baylor and Illinois last week.

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Desmond Lee picks up three high major offers



Desmond Lee, of New Mexico Junior College, saw some of his high major interest turn into offers last week. Illinois, Baylor and N.C. State all offered Lee last week after watching him multiple times over the last month. When I talked to Lee last he said he didn’t have any favorites yet and would make his decision after the season.

http://www.jucorecruiting.com/desmon...-major-offers/
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:06 AM   #6131
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Scout updated their 2014 rankings today.

Notables:

#1 Jahlil Okafor
#5 Cliff Alexander
#12 JaQuan Lyle
#27 Keita Bates-Diop (OSU)
#29 Paul White
#47 LJ Peak
#48 Vic Law
#49 Trevon Blueitt
#54 Larry Austin
#81 Kevin Zabo (listed as SG?)

No Finke.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:08 AM   #6132
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Will there be a scholarship open for Lee if he chooses Illinois?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:13 AM   #6133
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Will there be a scholarship open for Lee if he chooses Illinois?
Well, Illinois offered last week
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:19 AM   #6134
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Will there be a scholarship open for Lee if he chooses Illinois?
I'd guess YES.

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:20 AM   #6135
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Scout updated their 2014 rankings today.

Notables:

#1 Jahlil Okafor
#5 Cliff Alexander
#12 JaQuan Lyle
#27 Keita Bates-Diop (OSU)
#29 Paul White
#47 LJ Peak
#48 Vic Law
#49 Trevon Blueitt
#54 Larry Austin
#81 Kevin Zabo (listed as SG?)

No Finke.
Pretty amazed that White and Austin are still as high as they are, and that Peak is as low as he is. Knowing whose ahead of him, I would move Peak into the Top 35, and have White and Austin in the 75-100 range.

White as all of the tools and an incredble skillset for his size, but he just has never shown the intensity or energy that I would want to see. He scares me because he regularly disappears for long stretches. But, so did Sam Thompson, so maybe its a product of playing in a system at WY that causes underclassmen to fall into a pattern of deferring to the upperclassmen a bit too much.

Austin has elite level athleticism, but I'm waiting to see more evidence that he has upgraded his ballhandling and perimeter shooting...if he does, then he could easily be a Top 50 player. If he doesn't, then he's limited to being a great run and jump athlete who can hound you on defense, but may not be able to be a consistent threat on the offensive end.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:37 AM   #6136
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White seems like a great fit for a team like Syracuse.
They always seem to have a team full of long, athletic guys to play the 2-3 and take away passing lanes.

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:43 AM   #6137
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:00 PM   #6138
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How tall is Tyler Ulis again?

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:02 PM   #6139
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Trey lyles trimmed his list to 6 and u of I wasn't on it......not that we were pursuing him that hard anyways
shady recruitment, fwiw
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:09 PM   #6140
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Desmond Lee with an Illinois offer.

Lee "would make his decision after the season."
I like Groce's aggressiveness when he see's a player that would fit our system! Kid would play a lot at the UofI.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:13 PM   #6141
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shady recruitment, fwiw
Yes, his dad has made it interesting.

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:14 PM   #6142
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shady recruitment, fwiw
Be interested in details.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:17 PM   #6143
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Desmond Lee highlights, including a few defensive plays.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFZhDjfy7Rk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g267QLGeXMs

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:20 PM   #6144
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Be interested in details.
Apparently Nike connections now and some involvement with his dad.

His dad also wanted his HS coach to be named an assistant coach at IU instead of the guy they got out of the Baltimore area from Furman who used to coach that DC area AAU team.

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:46 PM   #6145
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Good point! How tall is Tyler Ulis again?
I hear he's grown 6 inches in the past month.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:50 PM   #6146
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Desmond Lee highlights, including a few defensive plays.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFZhDjfy7Rk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g267QLGeXMs

I like what I have seem of him highlights wise. If Groce thinks he fits, I'm all for him joining the team. An addition like him will make us much more competitive next year, and will give us potential to have a very strong year in 2014/15. Go get him Groce!
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:54 PM   #6147
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Looks like a baller to me.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:58 PM   #6148
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Apparently Nike connections now and some involvement with his dad.

His dad also wanted his HS coach to be named an assistant coach at IU instead of the guy they got out of the Baltimore area from Furman who used to coach that DC area AAU team.
This post seems to have an IU slant to it. Anyway, it's a perfect example of why not to commit as a Freshman and why IU shouldn't have offered when he was a Freshman.
Isn't Jaquan Lyle playing for the same AAU team (Indy Spiece Heat)?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:16 PM   #6149
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Scout updated their 2014 rankings today.

Notables:

#1 Jahlil Okafor
#5 Cliff Alexander
#12 JaQuan Lyle
#27 Keita Bates-Diop (OSU)
#29 Paul White
#47 LJ Peak
#48 Vic Law
#49 Trevon Blueitt
#54 Larry Austin
#81 Kevin Zabo (listed as SG?)

No Finke.

Finke will definitely break in this summer when all of the scouts get to see him play.

I thought Lee's offer was announced a few weeks ago. Landing him would fill a big hole in next years team. It's funny thst Shaw no longer gets any PT after his one big game. I still think we will see several transfers this spring.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:30 PM   #6150
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Finke will definitely break in this summer when all of the scouts get to see him play.

I thought Lee's offer was announced a few weeks ago. Landing him would fill a big hole in next years team. It's funny thst Shaw no longer gets any PT after his one big game. I still think we will see several transfers this spring.
I don't know how much watching scout has been doing. For some reason Paul White and Larry Austin stay put, and to be honest, neither is a Top 75 player.
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