Class of 2017 C Bourama Sidibe (NJ) VERBAL TO SYRACUSE

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  1. Francis03

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    6'9 African big man that played this past season at St. Benedict's. Mentioned him a few times on my pods as somebody that was worth a look. According to this article, it looks like we're starting to recruit him. Watched him twice during the season play well and hold his own against Mo Bamba and Deng Gak. Currently plays AAU alongside Trevon Duval for the We R1 program on the Under Armour circuit. He's averaging a double double with 10 ppg(61% FG), 10 rpg, and 2 bpg.
     
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    Film from 2014, before he came over to the States.
     
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    I know that I'm falling into old stereotypes, but man, he just looks like Baye--not super explosive or strong, but wow, what long arms and legs! On his tape, it looks like maybe he's got a little more touch around the hoop though.
     
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    Hard to believe he hasn't received more attention.

    He's way ahead of Baye at that stage.
     
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    Francis ahead of the game as usual
     
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    I try, haha. This offer makes sense. Richards is no lock and could drag his recruitment out to next spring. Sidibe is the type of productive big that would stick around college longer and we could build around.
     
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    Do you see him as a guy that could be productive as a freshman or would he need at least a year, possibly two before being a real contributor?
     
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    He definitely could come in and be productive as a freshman with his high motor and ability to finish well around the hoop. Prefer him as a rotational energy guy off the bench as a freshman than a starter.
     
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    hey Dean, think we could an early commit from him?
     
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    I don't think early in the sense of within the next month or so, but I don't think it'll go past the fall signing period.
     
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    Francis, what was the name of the kid you talked about this past winter who was a lefty big with a great handle? Can't remember his name--might have been a canadian kid.
     
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    This is the same big man that I was talking about. I had posted about him on the Canadian big man, Khalif Young thread. Young is the lefty, Sidibe is the one with the handle that you had liked.
    Class of 2016 - C Kalif Young (ON) to Providence
     
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    Sign me up! Any big with the ability to put the ball on the floor like this...

    He'd look phenomenal in Orange.

    Thanks for the clarification!
     
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    Check out the first clip in this article.
    Bourama Sidibe | NBADraft.net
    Some serious potential here. I see a little Cheick Diallo in him. Both from Mali but the unique athleticism for that height, the constant energy and obviously the shot blocking ability.
     
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    Any chance we could be looking at him as a developmental PF as opposed to the Center position? I like his offensive potential, he has good hands and his form looks solid, as does his handle for someone that size. He appears to have good athleticism but I like Richards a bit more in this area. I think Richards is also better defensively and on the glass, and has a stronger frame for playing the 5. If were going to have a ton of scholly's available I cant see why it needs to be an either or, id like to see both. Richards as the 5 this kid as the 4. JMHO
     
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    You basically called it over two weeks ago with your assessment:

     
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    Any updates on Sidibe?

    Could be an important recruit if we lose out on Richards / Bamba.

    Really like this kid's game. Francis [and anyone else] -- any input you can provide?
     

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