Class of 2019 C Jon Bol Ajak (PA) SIGNED WITH SYRACUSE

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JackBauer44

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He doesn't start for his HS team yet many on this board think he is going to step in as a frosh and hang with ACC centers.
He’s got two five star players at the 4 and 5 starting in front of him. Love this class, but we don’t have 5 star players at the 5 right now holding him back. If he can bulk up a bit more and keep working on agility, he will see minutes as a freshman (assuming our class stays as is right now).
 

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He’s got two five star players at the 4 and 5 starting in front of him. Love this class, but we don’t have 5 star players at the 5 right now holding him back. If he can bulk up a bit more and keep working on agility, he will see minutes as a freshman (assuming our class stays as is right now).
He has to play as we have nobody else. Sid is questionable at best and foul prone. Marek isnt a 5 so yes he might play more minutes next year than this.
 
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Let me just clarify by saying after watching him, I like his raw tools. Good size and confidence in his jumper. Tbh his jumper looks pretty good. He needs to redshirt to gain his strength and pick up the college pace. He's not ready but could contribute after a RS year.
 
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He’s got two five star players at the 4 and 5 starting in front of him. Love this class, but we don’t have 5 star players at the 5 right now holding him back. If he can bulk up a bit more and keep working on agility, he will see minutes as a freshman (assuming our class stays as is right now).
Jack i have read and enjoyed many of your posts. However your thinking on JBA is curious. I have watched pretty much all of his games this year and posted many on this site for you to view. If you actually watch his games and not highlights NOTHING about him says ACC player.

I got into a huge fight with folks on this forum back when JBA was the starting PF on his team. I pointed out he wasn't even a center and said he would be a huge Prospect for us. Turns out he's now a bench warmer. He's a poor mans Robert Braswell
 
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He doesn't start for his HS team yet many on this board think he is going to step in as a frosh and hang with ACC centers.
Thats why I post his actual games on here. If people who are high on him watched his actual games, he is the 5th option (when he is not on the bench) and knocks down a few open shots because he isnt even on the opposing teams scouting report. Other coaches would rather have him taking 3's than Gaffney or Collier shredding them on the perimeter and Big Frank banging them in the post. He has had a couple games where he hit 50% of open jump shots. Literally nothing else about him says ACC athlete.

AND HE IS NOT A CENTER!!!! I dont get this fascination with this guy... other as a developmental Prospect.
 
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Jack i have read and enjoyed many of your posts. However your thinking on JBA is curious. I have watched pretty much all of his games this year and posted many on this site for you to view. If you actually watch his games and not highlights NOTHING about him says ACC player.

I got into a huge fight with folks on this forum back when JBA was the starting PF on his team. I pointed out he wasn't even a center and said he would be a huge Prospect for us. Turns out he's now a bench warmer. He's a poor mans Robert Braswell
Awesome! I look forward to seeing him in the Dome.
 
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In the videos he looks very deliberate and kind of lacking in athletic ability Not sure what would separate him from Sidibe. Not sure that's going to translate well...but I suppose it may.
Except Sidibe was a center in high school who started 3 years and produced, while this kid is the stretch 4 off the bench for his school
 

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He doesn't start for his HS team yet many on this board think he is going to step in as a frosh and hang with ACC centers.
nobody has been higher on him than me, and i don't know anyone who claims he's going to step right in as a freshman

jb will have 2 juniors with experience playing the 5 next year. neither jba nor anyone else they might add going forward are going to get serious minutes in real games. would not surprise me to see braswell as the third center if it comes to that before jba
 
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His injury history (also why he isn't starting in HS) is more concerning to me than his size. He's a newcomer to basketball and has already missed significant time with leg injuries. Some of that could just related his age and growing into his body.
 
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