Discussion in 'Basketball Recruiting Forum' started by AWMKY, Sep 29, 2013.
We're gonna need *somebody* who can do that for us next year.
we have howard and battle. they are coming back
Fast forward five months,"no one could have expected Battle to go pro!!"
Howard, in the likelyhood that he'll stay, will be a star next year with hopefully a final four and national championship under his belt.
At this point last year, I didn't think there was a chance Malachi would enter the draft either...
Yeah I'm planning on Battle leaving, and hope to be oh so pleasantly surprised. He's such a great athlete. There's no way to hide it, even if you limit his minutes!
Right now there are 15 freshman projected to be taken in nbadraft.net's mock draft. For TB to be considered he would need to establish himself better than any of them or any of the three foreign players projected as well. Plus it would come down to if he is just happy to be selected anywhere in the first round or does he want to be a lottery pick.
Can't go into a season with only two guards. Even three is a bit scary. We need a combo guard who can spell both.
Washington is not a Syracuse level guard IMO. If you want depth for next year get a 5th year PG, concentrate on finding another 2/3 and go for PG's in the 2018 class. Doesn't make much since to sign someone just to sign someone. We did that with Buss Patterson and look what happened.
Was going to ask the same thing. For him to have no offers having reclassified gives me great pause. We don't just need a body, we need a quality body. While we do have scholarships to burn, I guess if he has the right mindset, maybe, but don't think he is the solution per say. Probably still will need at least one 5th year transfer, and we should really be aggressive looking for a top 2018 guard now. Whoever that is will probably have to come in and start day 1, as our only pg. Frank could very well be gone after his junior year.
I don't think he'd be that much of a reach, especially considering the (probable) roster situation for next year. I say we offer him and trust that GMAC will coach him up considerably
He fills a need since we lack in depth at that position. Just a reminder, Lazarus Sims and Brandon Triche were not highly recruited players, and they took us to the Final Four. Sometimes players develop late. Heart is also an immeasurable asset.
yep and it sounds like he would love to have a chance to play at SU, and would work his a## off in return
Heart may not be measurable; but it certainly isn't attributable to Washington simply because QG chose Kentucky.
Brandon Triche was an underrated player(and physical specimen) due to injury and lack of time spend on the AAU circuit. He had offers from Uconn and Georgetown. Sims didn't help us until year 4. It took him a while to build up that skill. We need someone next year. Washington won't help us next year and is already 19. Just look at his offers. It's all A-10 schools and BC. If we want someone for depth get a 5th year guy and then go sign a couple of high upside wings. This is just a wasted move IMO. There's much smarter basketball people than me saying the same tune.
Didn't say it implied that. But a guy that's local that wants to play here, might just play that much harder, and be more coachable.
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