Class of 2018 PG Malik Zachery (NY)

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  1. jordville

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    Lift and eat young man, lift and eat
     
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    Better player than Howard Washington.
     
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    FWIW I have heard Malik will likely head to prep school next year
     
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    Makes sense, last year was kind of a lost season for him. Malik is playing great and another year at prep school will help get more exposure.
     
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    Local kid. Looks really good. Need point production. Kid can shoot and score. Where's the offer. I know, wait until Prep school and see who else offers? Keep these kids home. Sorry but I am getting discouraged with the recruiting as, apparently, everyone else is.
     
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    A. He won't leave us after two years.
    B. His recruitment probably won't be a circus.
    C. He won't ditch last second for Kentucky/Kansas/Zona

    We have a status quo for offering guards man, gotta follow it.
     
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    The offer hasn't been given yet because, until recently he wasn't a possible P5 type of player, and I think the jury is still out if he is. He's gotten better, but I haven't seen much of him to say he's at the level we need yet.
     
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    Sooooooo you are saying we should just start offering kids that might not have the talent to play in the ACC because we won't lose them to another program that way?

    That's a good way to turn into a A10 program.

    And just an FYI this kid isn't the best PG in in the syracuse area in the 2018 class. He's not high ACC caliber talent right now.
     
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    this kids a clear d1 talent point guard who just needs to add some muscle. We've whiffed on all, all, of the big prospects when competing against the bigger programs. The few times we didn't whiff, those prospects left after a year. We have the scholarships, I don't see why you don't take a local talent who will be a contributor in his 4 years here. Especially with the continuing lack of guard depth.
     
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    No disrespect toward Zachery--have never seen him play, and have no judgement on if he's a high major recruit or not--but your first sentence isn't much of an endorsement. "D1 talent point guard" doesn't mean much--there's a huge range there.

    A player could be an Ivy League caliber "D1 talent point guard" -- that wouldn't make them suitable for the ACC.
     
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    I think with some muscle added he could be ACC calibre. But who are we to even act like we're a top 20 recruiter right now. We haven't landed any pg's this cycle, let alone high D1 calibre.

    I've seen him play live. Muscle and some agility/explosiveness training is all thats holding the kid back, which is excusable because he's so young.
     
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    Who are we? A team in the ACC that went to the final four last season, one of the top 5 winningest programs of all time.

    As Francis has stated, you don't right the ship by making panic moves and adding players that aren't good enough. I have no idea whether Zachery is or not. If he is, might be a worthwhile gamble. But your second sentence above is unadulterated defeatist bunk.
     
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    Well time will tell, but I think he could be a four year program player to rebuild with and provide depth so to allow us in 2 years to go be able to succeed adjusting to 1 and dones as we've struggled to recently. I don't mean to come off as defeatist, I'd just like to see more program players that develop in the system like scoop/triche.
     
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    No argument there. Program guys have been terrific for our program.

    And I'm not discounting Zachery -- will be interesting to see if he emerges as a late option.
     
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    He really struggled tonight. Charles Pride is a hell of a player.
     
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    Unfortunately it isn't the kids ability that is his biggest question mark. He had some serious red flags in the past off the court. He's having a great season so far this year though, and hopefully he's put his past issues behind him. Regardless of Cuse's pg issues, I can't imagine they offer. But I hope the kid stays on the right path and finds a good college program he can excel at.
     
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    Hit a half court shot at the buzzer to beat Kearney by 1
     
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    I saw that a clip on Rochester 13 news last night. Kearney players were stunned. Great play by Zackery!