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2 minutes ago, clarkwgriswold said:

 

We'll have to hope he's no longer using hookers in his recruiting strategy.

On the bright side I'm not sure if the talent in New Rochelle, NY is as enticing

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23 minutes ago, zippy5 said:

On the bright side I'm not sure if the talent in New Rochelle, NY is as enticing

 

For the kid's sake, let's hope he doesn't take him to an Italian restaurant.

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1 down, 1 to go. Good luck finding much on the new signee, but this is our freshman big.

 

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He looks to be a tall, long rim protector like Riak.

 

#21

Listed at 7 ft.

Stats indicate that he's not a big scorer and doesn't even shoot from beyond the arc...yet. And has too many turnovers.

 

https://www.facebook.com/eyblce/videos/2192739704309129/

 

Game film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMtPxtQ2BuE

Home Team (Africa) in white, #21, comes in off the bench.

 

 

 

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The good news is that Groce teams don't rely on post players much for offense.  The kid is pretty nimble for his height but he needs some work.  He might even be  red shirt candidate to get him up to speed before throwing him into the fire.

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1 hour ago, clarkwgriswold said:

The good news is that Groce teams don't rely on post players much for offense.  The kid is pretty nimble for his height but he needs some work.  He might even be  red shirt candidate to get him up to speed before throwing him into the fire.

I can't believe he'd redshirt. He'll be 20 years old when MAC play begins this season.

 

He's roughly 6' 10" and has international playing experience. We lost Riak and Sayles. X too. At worst I'd give him "Ali Ali Level" freshman minutes. 

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Excluding transfers and guys who played their high school ball in the states, is he our first international recruit?

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10 minutes ago, kreed5120 said:

Excluding transfers and guys who played their high school ball in the states, is he our first international recruit?

I don't recall if Abreu or Betancourt played here or not in HS but that's all I can think of.

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30 minutes ago, Captain Kangaroo said:

I can't believe he'd redshirt. He'll be 20 years old when MAC play begins this season.

 

He's roughly 6' 10" and has international playing experience. We lost Riak and Sayles. X too. At worst I'd give him "Ali Ali Level" freshman minutes. 

 

Here's hoping!

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20 minutes ago, zippy5 said:

I don't recall if Abreu or Betancourt played here or not in HS but that's all I can think of.

What about the Serb or the guy who punched out Kostelac? edit: missed the part about transfers. 

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31 minutes ago, kreed5120 said:

Excluding transfers and guys who played their high school ball in the states, is he our first international recruit?

The Zips version of Dirk Nowitzki

 

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3 hours ago, zippy5 said:

I don't recall if Abreu or Betancourt played here or not in HS but that's all I can think of.

Puerto Rico IS the United States.

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26 minutes ago, akronzips71 said:

Puerto Rico IS the United States.

The Zips got a seven footer!  I thought you'd be out celebrating!

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