Hall of Fame
- Nov 16, 2016
stirring the pot
Random but I came across this kid from Roddy Gayles IG. 6'9 (yea ik he's not tall enough for us because he's not 7ft and 160lbs) big man...I know nothing about him and there's not much out there on the kid but damn he looks the part. Type of player we are missing out on. Big and physical player that looks like a athlete. Keba Keita. I know we are after bigger fish that are higher ranked but the kid looks like a baller.
That was exactly my thoughts when I watched him. UNC type kid who looks strong and athletic. For a kid that just came to the states not that long ago and not much buzz surrounding him yet he sure looks nice!So, no working knowledge of this kid, his potential, whether we are pursuing, etc.
But just based on the film, this guy seems like the type we won't recruit because he's lower ranked and we're chasing bigger fish [Clingan, Mulvey] -- and if / when we don't land either, we'll "settle" for some international recruit who projects primarily as a shot blocker.
Meanwhile, this guy goes on to have a solid career at some other P5, and has all the athletic tools needed to excel in our system. Oh, and he isn't a string bean. He looks like the type of kid that UNC has stacked three-deep that give us fits because we don't have a physical player to match up with them.