- Nov 16, 2016
Arkansas is pretty much full. I don't think they are really a threat but that's just my opinion and I've heard nothing about them. They also have a few bigs on their roster similar to us. Scholarship wise I think if Isaiah Joe returns they are completely full.Time for a summary check.
So, this thread started one month ago and Syracuse was jumping under the gun as Frank Anselem, a 4 star center had reclassified and was no longer committed to LSU. Georgia and Alabama (the other two of his original final three choices) are out. Kentucky, San Diego St, Arkansas, Syracuse, Western Kentucky and Seton Hall were the final six (at that time). Seton Hall and Kentucky fell out of the running supposedly. Leaving Arkansas, San Diego State, Western Kentucky and Syracuse In the hunt, with each taking “the lead”. Anselem wants playing time or a path that leads to playing time. Syracuse can not guarantee that path (due to a starting center and 2 sophomore backups) while Western Kentucky, San Diego State and perhaps Arkansas can.
Now we are in a supposedly wait mode while Anselem decides to visit the school or schools still in the running. It is a wise decision but leaves everyone hanging. There is a least one Syracuse poster that has real good inside bit still nothing `firm’. We are nearing 1000 posts in a little over 30 days and no one knows exactly where we stand.
Wku he wont be getting many minutes at the 5 because they have Bassey and I was told by a WKU guy they have a good 4 that fra k wouldnt start over...so minutes there would be whatever he can get from both the 4 and 5...kinda similar to our roster situation even though we have another guy or two. I highly doubt frank is worried about playing time when it comes to Jesse or JBA and that's not a knock on either of them. I'm just guessing that's his mindset from the tape hes watched and what hes been told.
SDSU I dont know much about their current roster except for the fact that they landed a big man transfer from maryland that's eligible to play immediately. 6'10 big guy. Other then then I'm not sure? (Anyone know their roster situation/playtime possibilities?)
So it looks to me like it's a cuse/wku and maybe sdsu (I've heard they aren't really a threat) and as far as cuse/wku they both are kind of similar in what hes looking at for possible playing time. So now you gotta ask yourself what hes looking for between those two programs...better program/conference it's easy. Exposure is us as well HOWEVER he will get plenty of exposure in a crap conference because of the attention Bassey will be getting from NBA scouts. He will get way more tv exposure with us but if all he cares about is being seen by scouts I think its probably pretty even. Then it's the current make up of the team and which team has the best chance for a successful season/tournament chances. Idk how good WKU is or can be but I do know Bassey is the real deal. Coaching style/fit idk what the kids looking for but with his athletic abilities and wingspan he is made to play in the center of our zone. It's a crap shoot but i still say we have way more to offer to the kid because you cant really compare our program to WKU in my opinion but that's the orange shades I guess. Kinda thought he would of decided by now so that kinda worries me a bit that hea looking for something else but who knows with these kids. This whole recruitment has been a bit strange from the start.