Discussion in 'Syracuse Basketball Board' started by Francis03, May 23, 2016.
Not necessarily. Might want to carve his own path.
Crap. Totally missed these posts. There are two others on page 15 of the thread. Very detailed from tee1222
On the enterprise
Bourama with 13 points against Oak Hill, 12 in the final quarter as SBP won by 8! The Gray Bees have beaten Montverde and Oak Hill in their past 2. Wow. They might play in the Dick's Nationals. They deserve it. Nice to see Sidibe stepping up against top competition. As I said earlier in this thread, St. Benedict's plays a great schedule. The idea he's made his marks against smurfs is way off.
What's the story with Sidibe? He gave SU a verbal but did he ever sign the LOI? IS he still Orange?
Sidibe is signed. I interviewed him and his coach the day it was announced. His coach confirmed he was signed and that the NLI was sent to Syracuse. I'll edit this and include a picture of the signing, which was strictly ceremonial (the NLI had been sent according to SBP coach Mark Taylor).
Bourama continues to flourish. 24 points today.
I interviewed his coach for a Bourama update story I will post soon. We got a good one, folks.
He beat Duarte's team. Duarte finished with 22/12.
Here's my Sidibe update after interviewing his coach at St. Benedict's:
Syracuse Signee Bourama Sidibe Steps Up | Otto's Grove
GREAT update, thx!
This kid (and O'SB) both have a TON of upside, and are already showcasing dramatic improvement over the season.
the recruiting rankings #'s for them.
We're pretty stacked at the 4 & 5 for next season; need to find some wings and a PG (or 2) now.
A few more notes: Coach Taylor says he's in constant contact with Gerry and Hop, especially Gerry. He made it clear that Gerry was a big part of this recruitment. We have a good thing going with St. Benedict's. Taylor seems to love Gerry and Hop. Could develop a pipeline there after Ennis and Sidibe.
They are a tremendous program. Their team this year is loaded. Following Sidibe, I've been very impressed with sophmore forward Precious Achiuwa. I've mentioned him in the thread. Taylor said Hop loves him. The feeling is he's a prototypical SU wing. 6'7" with a 7'2" wingspan! High-level athlete. Some think St. John's because God'sgift (Precious' brother) went there, but I think we'd have a shot.
Also, we have our eyes on Noah Farrakhan, freshman PG. Exciting player.
Their team is amazing and they lost a promising big to an ACL tear.
TERRIFIC write-up, V! Well done.
Very excited to see this kid in Orange.
After reading that, I tried to think of the last time I read an article, and said, "man I really liked reading that". That was a really good read and very well written. Keep up the good work Vince.
Also, loved hearing the positives about Sidibe, especially how he does against top flight competition, that has me excited for this kid. I have confidence the staff has something brewing behind the scenes as far as a guard is concerned. Just a hunch.
Thanks. I am pumped up too. The offensive rebounding % is tremendous.
Great report! That cat might be a better rebounder already than anybody on our team. He can't get here soon enough!
Doesn't seem to have any motor issues. Kid is focused. When I met him, he seemed to go by the Dion motto: humble and hungry.
Good stuff my man. I think both Sidibe and OB will be ready to contribute next season quicker than what most are expecting.
Glad you agree. Sidibe has won titles every year he's been at SBP. It'll help him a lot that he's played against great teams and top bigs.
One more important thing: when asked, Sidibe's coach emphasized there will no transcript or academic issues for Sidibe. Good to know. Cannot have another Diagne issue.
Yep. First time I ever saw him play last season, he outplayed Mo Bamba, who is an obvious future lotto pick. Seems like he gave Billy Preston a tough time according to Coach Taylor.
Francis03 Any opinion of Deng Gak? He and Sidibe have played against each other a few times, twice this year. Seems like a good for the U with his length.
Class of 2017 - C Deng Gak to Miami
Was one of my guys last year.
For some reason I wasn't really active in that thread. Thanks.
20 for Bourama against Duarte's team. No word yet on how Chris did.
Would an admin please change this thread title to "signed?" Sidibe signed his NLI months ago. Thanks.
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