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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36550 on: June 17, 2024, 05:23:01 PM »
I think Shaka's realistic enough to understand that a player ranked 11th in his class is talented enough for NBA teams to potentially want to draft them and make them filthy rich after 1 year of college basketball.  I don't think Shaka is interested in players who are ONLY interested in college to increase their draft stock.  Like you say, he wants kids who fit his culture.  I don't think being good enough to go to the NBA after 1 year means a kid wouldn't fit Shaka's culture.  I think Kon is good enough that he MIGHT go to the NBA after one year of college basketball.  I also think Kon would've fit in with Shaka's culture, and Shaka would've loved to have him on the roster (which is why he continued to recruit him up until he committed to Duke).

Sure, a kid could be telling Shaka he really wants to stick around and develop to make sure he's ready for the NBA.  But if that kid comes in as a 5 star recruit and shows enough potential for NBA teams to tell him they'll pay him millions of dollars to fulfill a lifelong dream, that's tougher to turn down than when you're a year out from that possibility.  From all accounts, Reed Sheppard really wanted to win big at Kentucky.  But when millions are on the line, you take the money and run.  And Reed would've been awesome playing for Shaka.

It's why he's offering some 5 stars, but not all 5 stars.  Which is my point.  If we aren't still in on top 35 kids by the time next year rolls around, it's not because Shaka has no interest in 5 star guys.  He's clearly showing some interest here.

My point is no one has ever claimed that he's not interested in 5-star guys, it's a strawman. He will only take players who fit his culture. It doesn't matter if you are a 5-star talent, you will not be on the roster if you don't buy in.

How do you know if a 5-star guy buys into your culture? You contact him. Contact is contact. It's not an offer. And even an offer only means so much. To date, we've only been involved to the end with a single guy who's finished ranked in the top 20 (Kon).
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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36553 on: June 18, 2024, 12:25:41 PM »
https://stockrisers.com/s/532/top-50-sophomore-rj-livingston-talks-contact-period-return-to-court

“LSU, Auburn, Texas State, and Arizona State are among the schools that have offered prior to the contact period.”

I didn't sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but wouldn't that be, you know... contact?
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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36554 on: June 18, 2024, 12:37:36 PM »
“LSU, Auburn, Texas State, and Arizona State are among the schools that have offered prior to the contact period.”

I didn't sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but wouldn't that be, you know... contact?

It usually happens through back-channels, like through a AAU or high school coach.

Also, I believe that players can proactively contact a coach prior to the contact period.
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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36555 on: June 20, 2024, 11:47:15 AM »
In state 2026 kid…..no offer yet as far as I know

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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36556 on: June 20, 2024, 01:26:35 PM »

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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36557 on: June 20, 2024, 01:27:38 PM »
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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36558 on: June 20, 2024, 01:29:07 PM »
You mean...the ice cream?

Vanilla for sure, but I doubt he is soft serve.

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« Reply #36560 on: June 22, 2024, 11:45:03 AM »
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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36561 on: June 22, 2024, 11:51:09 AM »
Who they watching?

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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36562 on: June 22, 2024, 11:53:44 AM »
Shaka rocking some Kam Jones gear.

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« Reply #36563 on: June 22, 2024, 12:01:05 PM »
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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36564 on: June 22, 2024, 12:29:51 PM »
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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36567 on: June 22, 2024, 03:08:45 PM »
Ironically, Cody Hatt is the only one wearing a hat in that photo.

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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36569 on: June 24, 2024, 07:05:59 AM »
Are these games happening in the state of Wisconsin or elsewhere?

That was at DeMatha, a school in Maryland.
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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36570 on: June 24, 2024, 01:40:03 PM »
Cam Ward visit starts today. Need it.

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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36571 on: June 24, 2024, 02:02:11 PM »
Cam is very good.   If Shaka lands him, the last scholarship has to be for a PG.   Also, 2-3 years out, look for 1 guard, 4 forward sets.   Quite the change from the last few years.
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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36572 on: June 24, 2024, 02:15:17 PM »
I've long been of the mindset that we take four in 2025, and one of the bigs finds a new landing spot ala Itejere (Al seems most likely IMO).
We're in on so many great players in 2025 that I think they strike while the iron is hot.

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« Reply #36573 on: June 24, 2024, 02:19:35 PM »
IMO, oversigning is even less reputable than using the portal.   The only way I see it is if Shaka knows someone is going to the league.   In this case, IMO, that someone is Ben.

So, I don't see it.
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Re: Recruiting as of 6/15/24
« Reply #36574 on: June 24, 2024, 02:25:07 PM »
IMO, oversigning is even less reputable than using the portal.   The only way I see it is if Shaka knows someone is going to the league.   In this case, IMO, that someone is Ben.

So, I don't see it.

That's fine, it was just my opinion on what I can see happening.
I don't see any scenario where Marquette carries 4 big men on their 2025-2026 roster, so whether that's Gold going pro or someone leaving for a lower level, that to me seems logical.

 

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