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Class of 2017 PG Howard Washington (NY) Decommitted from Butler

Discussion in 'Basketball Recruiting Forum' started by AWMKY, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. pearl31

    pearl31 Hall of Fame

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    we'll need PG depth starting next year, though, and have enough schollies to fill that plus high-upside wings - and then go hard after a couple of the top PGs in '18
     
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  2. jordoo

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    I have no issue with trying to bring this kid in at this point. We need guard depth no matter what next year. We have plenty of ships available. He's not likely to scare anyone else away. Not saying this is the best option as I honestly don't know a whole lot about this kid. I am glad he spurned Butler he gets points from me for that.
     
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  3. Cusefan0307

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    Isaiah Washington he is not. I've seen Howard Washington play. He can shoot and make the simple play. He's not very athletic or strong and has a hard time getting to the basket without a screen. I'm not going to talk up a guy just cause he has interest in us. I don't want to sound so negative, but frankly I am beyond frustrated he is our best option at this point.
     
  4. pearl31

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    curious as to what kind of competition he's putting up those #s against
     
  5. SUOrangeSU

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    I keep getting the washingtons backwards...deleted my comment
    I havent seen howard play so I haven't commented on him...Isaiah though...the real deal
     
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  6. Cusefan0307

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    I thought you may have been confused. Yeah, if it was Isaiah I say we take him.
     
  7. pfister1

    pfister1 All American

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    You guys need to leave the recruiting to the coaching staff. If they offer him I like him. If, with 700 scholarships to burn, the staff isn't really interested in offering him, we probably don't want any part of him. I don't care how depleted we are next year, do you really want a guy who can't play at an ACC level?
     
  8. Melancer46

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    If I remember right, he's at the same school that Thon Maker played for. With Thon at least, they did a lot of traveling to play against as many of the best high schools they could find. I remember Thon faced off against Josh Jackson (Kansas freshman)'s high school last year.

    Edit: Could be that they haven't gotten into their stronger competition yet this season though; I have no idea.
     
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  9. JLine

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    Some of you amaze me. I would love to have this kid be apart of SU.
     
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  10. Jake

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    Agreed. We missed on Boo Harvey and signed Sherman. Weird stuff happens.

    I think we're gonna take a look here, not sure how serious though.

    Again if the staff offers, then so be it.
     
  11. RF2044

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    Our "best" option is already on the roster--Franklin Howard. This guy would just be guard depth, which we desperately need.

    I don't disagree with you in general about his upside, but I'm surprised by the schools that ARE recruiting him from the P5. Did he improve / show more at Monteverde? I have a difficult time believing that someone who plays there isn't P5 caliber.
     
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  12. Cusefan0307

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    Yeah Frank is great. Wings are more important at this stage.
     
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  13. pearl31

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    I hear ya 0307, but PG depth and high-level wings don't have to be mutually exclusive
     
  14. SU94

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    F.Howard is not going pro after his junior year. Period. And I am his #1 supporter here. I love him. He's terrific and getting better by the week. But he's hit less than ten outside shots as a collegian. He will be a four-year player, and an All-ACC caliber guard. But he's not going to be part of the 2018 Draft.
     
  15. cuseinseattle

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    I'm not a big fan of this. Any argument that starts out with we have plenty of scholarships is not good. I don't think he is athletic enough.
     
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    I think next year we get a grad transfer for backup pg. I like Gillon a lot, but I think there's a couple Gillon available every year. A wing who can shoot and score like AW3 is harder to come by.
     
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    I like this kid. Reminds me of Sims. I think he would be a good get and a solid 4 year player. He has lots of upside.
     
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    I think he is as athletic and can shoot like Sims. Those aren't compliments.
     
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    Can the guy even dunk?
     
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    The
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