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Author Topic: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark  (Read 18319 times)

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2024, 05:58:41 PM »
Hold on a minute, didn't Royce's mom say something about the team needing a 7 footer a couple of weeks ago?  8-)

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2024, 06:14:51 PM »
Excellent late 2024 class signing. 7 foot smooth rim protectors don't grow on trees.

This 247 article reflects well on Joshua. 

https://247sports.com/article/nike-eybl-memphis-aj-dybantsa-jasper-johnson-jalen-haralson-shine-on-day-two-joshua-clark-brady-koehler-231122801/

Not to get ahead of things, but if Caedin turns out to be able to pass in college like he did in high school, MU may have some creative pick and roll lineups with both in at the same time.

Looking forward to the Dodds interview  of Joshua when that happens to get the full story . 

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2024, 06:31:04 PM »
Welcome Joshua Clark

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2024, 07:00:42 PM »
played high school ball with two of Oljauwon's sons as teammates.

Although neither has his size or anywhere near his talent.

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2024, 07:02:30 PM »
Olajuwon tutoring this young man is a Dream scenario.
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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2024, 07:28:36 PM »
This seems to be a trend in the Shaka era. Sign an unheralded big, athletic guy and try to develop him

Itejere
Gold
Amadou
Hamilton
Clark

So far only one hit but there's still time for the last three
I wouldn’t use unheralded nor athletic to describe Ben Gold before MU.

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2024, 07:31:45 PM »
Ben Steele confirmed he will redshirt his first season: https://twitter.com/BenSteeleMJS/status/1789074381999599912

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2024, 08:14:07 PM »
Cool.  Strength in numbers if you're going to go projects at the 5 spot.  Go and get a number of them.  Need one of Cadin, Al, or Clark to hit.
Agreed. Kind of like throwing dung against the wall and hope one sticks.
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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2024, 08:16:11 PM »
Fantastic pickup with nothing but big upside... especially when it's for an open 13th scholarship and in May, which is long past the usual recruiting window for good prospects. 

He's skinny but not boney... has a muscular frame as some kids need to stop growing up before they can fill out while others grow up and out at the same time.  He will absorb 20+lbs over the next couple of years.  Then as he approaches 20 and 21 he'll add another 20lbs of grown man muscle, like Oso did as well, and play his junior and senior year at say 7 feet 230 lbs. 

Looks every inch of 7 feet, maybe even 7'1.  A smooth athlete and good mover who can get out on the break with the guards and be a great finisher in transition.  With very long and active arms will definitely be able to cause lots of deflections leading to breaks and fast play which is Marquette's bread and butter.  One of the videos shows him even guarding players off the dribble near the free throw line and shuffling quickly right with them to the basket before timing their shot and blocking it. 

In the warm up video, he even shows the ability to take outside shots about ten feet away, although at this point he just plays as a tip in and dunker type scorer.

Truly can't believe this kid with his size and potential didn't have at least 3 to 4 major conference scholarship offers already based on his upside potential alone.  Of course in this era of transfer mania, it doesn't behoove coaches to find late bloomers with large upsides anymore as they used to be stuck with you a couple years and you got the benefit of their upside.  Now you sink years into feeding and developing players like this who aren't physically ready their first year or two, and then the minute they reach their upside the major conference teams entice them to transfer.  :(

Once again, it was smart for Shaka to get the whole family's buy in as to what Marquette under Shaka is all about with a concentration on internal player development and loyalty.  With a player like this, it is imperative he is just as committed to Marquette over the long run as we are to him.
 

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2024, 08:18:45 PM »
Fantastic pickup with nothing but big upside... especially when it's for an open 13th scholarship and in May, which is long past the usual recruiting window for good prospects. 

He's skinny but not boney... has a muscular frame as some kids need to stop growing up before they can fill out while others grow up and out at the same time.  He will absorb 20+lbs over the next couple of years.  Then as he approaches 20 and 21 he'll add another 20lbs of grown man muscle, like Oso did as well, and play his junior and senior year at say 7 feet 230 lbs. 

Looks every inch of 7 feet, maybe even 7'1.  A smooth athlete and good mover who can get out on the break with the guards and be a great finisher in transition.  With very long and active arms will definitely be able to cause lots of deflections leading to breaks and fast play which is Marquette's bread and butter.  One of the videos shows him even guarding players off the dribble near the free throw line and shuffling quickly right with them to the basket before timing their shot and blocking it. 

In the warm up video, he even shows the ability to take outside shots about ten feet away, although at this point he just plays as a tip in and dunker type scorer.

Truly can't believe this kid with his size and potential didn't have at least 3 to 4 major conference scholarship offers already based on his upside potential alone.  Of course in this era of transfer mania, it doesn't behoove coaches to find late bloomers with large upsides anymore as they used to be stuck with you a couple years and you got the benefit of their upside.  Now you sink years into feeding and developing players like this who aren't physically ready their first year or two, and then the minute they reach their upside the major conference teams entice them to transfer.  :(

Once again, it was smart for Shaka to get the whole family's buy in as to what Marquette under Shaka is all about with a concentration on internal player development and loyalty.  With a player like this, it is imperative he is just as committed to Marquette over the long run as we are to him.
I agree with this analysis.
Ben Steele confirmed he will redshirt his first season: https://twitter.com/BenSteeleMJS/status/1789074381999599912
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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2024, 08:19:52 PM »
I wouldn’t use unheralded nor athletic to describe Ben Gold before MU.
How dare you try to destroy that guy's narrative.
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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2024, 08:58:06 PM »

 Of course in this era of transfer mania, it doesn't behoove coaches other than guys like Shaka to find late bloomers with large upsides anymore as they used to be stuck with you a couple years and you got the benefit of their upside.  Now you sink years into feeding and developing players like this who aren't physically ready their first year or two, and then the minute they reach their upside the major conference teams entice them to transfer.  Unless they buy into Shaka's system and stay at Marquette.

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2024, 08:59:19 PM »
I wouldn’t use unheralded nor athletic to describe Ben Gold before MU.

Yes unranked Ben Gold who chose Marquette over *checks notes* Washington State and Loyola was the defintion of heralded.

If you don't think he's athletic,  we'll just have to agree to disagree
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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2024, 09:59:22 PM »
Agreed. Kind of like throwing dung against the wall and hope one sticks.

Thank you for this insightful post.

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2024, 10:29:29 PM »
This seems to be a trend in the Shaka era. Sign an unheralded big, athletic guy and try to develop him

Itejere
Gold
Amadou
Hamilton
Clark

So far only one hit but there's still time for the last three

And the one hit wasn’t as unheralded as the others.

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2024, 10:35:11 PM »
If this new aircraft carrier of Shaka's will shoot midrange jumpers, Scoop will be giddy with delight.
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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2024, 11:00:20 PM »
Ben Steele confirmed he will redshirt his first season: https://twitter.com/BenSteeleMJS/status/1789074381999599912
Great, that's a real thing and it's an official status and can't wait until the paperwork is signed and his redshirt status is official!

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2024, 07:21:20 AM »
Ben Gold - Junior
Al - Sophomore
Caed Hamilton - Freshman
Josh Clark - Red Shirt

This is an absolute master class in roster construction

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #43 on: May 11, 2024, 07:25:40 AM »
Was waiting for Dung Willie to chime in.  What a miserable human being.

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2024, 08:23:45 AM »
Ben Gold - Junior
Al - Sophomore
Caed Hamilton - Freshman
Josh Clark - Red Shirt

This is an absolute master class in roster construction

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is it a master class in roster construction? Who knows?

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #45 on: May 11, 2024, 08:41:14 AM »
is it a master class in roster construction? Who knows?

4 under recruited bigs, it will be interesting to follow there development.

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #46 on: May 11, 2024, 09:38:09 AM »
is it a master class in roster construction? Who knows?
The Bo Ryan handbook.   You should be excited.
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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #47 on: May 11, 2024, 09:44:03 AM »
Agreed. Kind of like throwing dung against the wall and hope one sticks.

Referring to players who choose MU as dung? Really?   ::) >:(

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2024, 10:08:29 AM »
Ben Gold - Junior
Al - Sophomore
Caed Hamilton - Freshman
Josh Clark - Red Shirt

This is an absolute master class in roster construction

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I agree with this analysis

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Re: New 2024 Committment According to Ben Steele: Joshua Clark
« Reply #49 on: May 11, 2024, 10:32:12 AM »
Shaka is taking a page out of Matt Painter's handbook, and that is a good thing.