August 3, 2013 at 3:28 am #10845
Here’s a short write up and an Indiana ratings site. looks pretty positive to me. #25 in his class and love the offer from st. joes.August 3, 2013 at 3:39 am #10846
Here are the stats for last year. Pretty impressive.
Sitting in a hotel room, so someone else will have to do the compilation.August 3, 2013 at 3:44 am #10847
My last post may be incorrect. Same name, same size, same position, same state but different HS and graduating year. Stats are 2011-2012August 3, 2013 at 4:04 am #10848
No espn recruiting commentary and outside of the Indiana page that I found as well not a ton. Like st joes offer but they might have offered early and backed away, seemingly it was us, Boston university and some other mids in on him.August 3, 2013 at 4:15 am #10849
FAU, Gardner Webb, Penn were mids who offered. Looks like Brown was in a bit on him as well. Taking Unofficials to St Joes, an early offer there is a good sign as well. An u official to UVA also a good sign. I don’t think you take an unofficial without some interest from the school, right? Otherwise waste of player and school time.August 5, 2013 at 1:24 pm #10864
Lehigh has extended an offer to Michael Daum 6-9 PFAugust 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm #10865
Sean O’Mara has removed Lehigh from consideration although Lance Tajeda has upgraded Lehigh from Low to Medium.August 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm #10867
We need another guard like I need a punch in the face! Go big or go home!August 6, 2013 at 12:50 am #10869
I think most agree now that TJ is on board that if we have one spot left to offer that it has to be a big, so with today’s news that we offered Daum and O’Hara big timed us, I want to get everyone’s thoughts on where we stand with our bigs who are on our radar. I spent ten minutes just now to try to put things in perspective for anyone 6’7 or bigger on SBum list. I want to know who you all think is the number one priority big? Top three bigs? Rundown below:
Aldridge – played himself out of PL level this summer it seems, offers from Dayton, BC, Ohio, Creighton, Davidson, etc…probably time to cross him off the list.
Beans – only real offer it seems in quick read was Chicago state. Anyone find any more out on him?
Eze – sacred heart and not much else
Friendsuh – Denver, Wright state, st Bonnies, lasalle, drake – seems a level or two above PL
Gehring – from gabe high school, kent state, Nevada, sout Dakota, Pepperdine, Oakland, Albany etc…
Lydon – class of 15 now and ACC offers
Meier- signed to play tight end for stoops at OU
Thibodeaux- south east Louisiana
Where do we go folks?August 6, 2013 at 12:57 am #10870
Pretty good video on Gehring below, from GK high school and a lefty! Might he be our number one big target? Seems athletic and likes to dunk everything but nice little lefty hook and post game.August 6, 2013 at 2:54 am #10871
What position do you project JRG to play when he becomes eligible in 2014?
Heading into 2014, to date our roster will look like this:
If you consider JRG to be a FW as I do, then the breakdown right now are 6 bigs and 7 guards (one is not on a schollie) with one scholarship to give.
In 2015, we lose CS and SC, both of which are guards. I think we both know that Coach has no problem playing with 3 guards on the court.
My strategy would be best athlete available. If it happens to be a big, then wonderful.August 6, 2013 at 3:11 am #10872
Let me explain why I think JRG is a FW.
Here is his highlight reel. Does this look like he has the skill set of a guard?
Note:He took 460 shots, 36 were from beyond the arc.He shot 66% from inside and 36% from the 3. Averaged 7 rpg and had 7 more blocked shots than assists.
Lipscomb tried to make him a guard and here are his stats:
It didn’t work.
I believe it was RichH who compared his game to Queenan and it has stuck with me. I am by no means saying he will put up DQ #s but they are about the same size. They both possess human hi-light reel capabilities for dunking the basketball. They can both jump out of the building. Only time will tell but he may be the kind of X factor you are looking for.
Just my opinion.August 6, 2013 at 3:24 am #10873
Didn’t think there was a dispute on JRG, a very good inside and midrange player with a fair handle. Not an ouside shooter from what I saw. Wish he could be another Queenan but he will be an asset . Expect Doc will match himup vs teams with 3 G line up. He can score.August 6, 2013 at 11:38 am #10874
TMH – when you lay out the numbers like that it certainly can lend itself to going best available. I guess the reason why I say go big is because the frontcourt you laid out for next year is the same one we hav for 13 season and he same question remains as of now – which is we haven’t seen JC TK SW on the college court yet. We know what we have in CB, which is a limited bench guy, and while I and others are high on JG upside it is still just upside until he goes out and does it. Regarding JRG, I don’t know what to expect here boys, I see a guy who put up big numbers in a questionable high school league and did it out athleting guys and beating on some smaller guys – he flamed out at Lipacomb, now I know we can argue about coach using him sparingly and how there might have been a conflict between them because when he played decent minutes he did well. I think he has more of a forwards game then a guards buttes be honest with ourselves if we stick with a 3 guard lineup he has to play 3rd guard spot at 6’4. Think of the good 4 men in PL last year and tell me how he guards these guys at 6’4: Willman greiner wroblicky etc…he is best fit As a small forward/big guard who can hopefully guard multiple positions at 6’4, and play effective in the paint on offense versus a small 3 guard team : I think our staff player development with him in his off year is all a out expanding his guard skills and if he does that he could be dangerous in our league cause he is a good athlete. But I can’t think we can call him a forward just because he has a forwards game.
In reality to someone else’s point, the most logical option is for staff to not rush this last schollie but instead try to find a December or spring signing after seeing what we have in frontcourt, and backcourt as well. For example if AP is a major contributor, and I have heard positive reports, does that change perception of what we need in last axhollie?August 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm #10875
I think JRG will be able to play the 3 spot very capably. He should be able to guard opposing PL 3’s without problems and there is no reason he can’t be a board crashing, slashing, mid range guy on offense. He can shoot the occassional 3 to keep defenses honest (and who knows where his shot will be after a year working with Kroogs). Who was the guy at Bucknell? Donald Brown?
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