How many scholarships will Thad have to give out in '16? To go along with the national recruiting Thad is doing with Tyus and Tatum, it seems like another good year for Ohio h.s. basketball with King and Funderburk amoung others.
I've heard Daniel Giddens, a '15 C from Georgia is visiting this weekend. Any word if he is bringing his h.s. teammate Jaylen Brown?
My favorite part from the Carlton Bragg tape was him rejecting a shot then helping that player up off the court. Most guys just mean mug at said rejected player but Mr. Bragg is showing some great character. That's always a plus in my book.
Is it too late to get Jahlil Okafor and Myles Turner to visit this weekend? I would be trying my hardest to get every recruit I could think of down to the Shoe to see Lebron. Does Bragg hold any animosity towards LBJ for leaving Cleveland the way he did?
What I am hoping for this weekend is that either Elbert or Goodluck give Coach Matta their silent verbal and the other player gives an updated final cut of schools and tOSU is not on it giving away the players silent verbal. Plus I want Kennard to just be blown away with the new facilities and commit on the spot. Screw UK and UM
50 DAYS AWAY!!! BASKETBALL CAN'T GET HERE FAST ENOUGH FOR ME!!! Sorry, I'm sleep deprived and I'm all hopped up on Mt. Dew and sudafed. God I hate allergies, I HATE 'EM
Is it really only 50 days until basketball season?? I'm still having trouble writing 2013 on my checks. I can't wait to see the first mop up time where ADV and Kam get to play together. I hope Matta goes 11 deep this year. HELL YEAH, GO BUCKS!!
Buckeye O'wich - Melted chocolate and peanut butter on warm French Toast bread slices...Yes please.
I love the little smile and hands up motion he gives to someone on the side, just like MJ
He reminds me of a taller, more nimble Dallas Lauderdale. Yes please, stay 4-5 years and be that reliable big man that receives the assist from the dribble drive of D'Angelo and Keita and flushes it down
I love these basketball recruiting notebooks, keep them coming please
I would love it if Thad and Co. could pull off the upset by getting one or both Okafor and Jones but there is just one nagging thought in my head. With Okafor and Jones basically declaring for the draft and the loss of Amir, Trey and Shannon, I just don't know if starting the search all over for a big man in 2015 is worth it. If only Trey would have taken a redshirt his freshman year my fears would be gone. But a National Championship might be worth all the headaches of reloading the next season.
I would love to see ADV get a chance to start at PG when Scott leave. I know he is a sniper from long range but I would love to see him in a pick and roll with Loving.
+1 for the PhillyD shirt.
How about the "Frosh Freaks" instead
That's a helluva top 3 for a kid from Texas. He must really want out of Texas. What kind of shape does OSU look like with Myles Turner, another big from Texas? He is looking better and better as the year is progressing
Is the staff looking to move him to PG? I've heard that Louisville is also looking at target PG Lyle also and whoever is the loser of one player is the winner of the other player.
Edit: Damn when I wrote this 30 min ago there were no other posts but I didn't hit save.
I love me some football but I need my basketball fix. More basketball updates please. And finally, Ohio H.S. is producing some major talent again. Loving this year, Tate coming in next, Bragg, Kennard, and King hopefully coming in the following classes. Good times for high school basketball in Ohio again
I agree that I would like to see him against better competition, maybe a matchup against another stud forward at an AAU tourney or something. But just from this video I like that he is almost always the guy sprinting down the court to get the easy basket. Get 'em where you can, KBD. Can't wait for you to get here
The defense is the main thing that I believe could improve drastically next year. If Amir's progression continues upward, he could be playing all next season like the Kenny Johnson clone that he finished the season looking like. That should allow the wing players to keep with the perimeter players closer and clamp down everywhere. When Amir comes out, Scott goes in and he and Craft don't let the ball come up the court with there on-ball skills.
Good luck to you, DT. If you pursue a job in the NBA half as hard as you go after an offensive rebound you will be making millions. It's out there, go get.
The Wichita State game might have been the worst shooting performance as a team in recent history IMO. But OSU showed that even with that bad shooting it cut into that lead with tough D and driving to the basket, which is the biggest kudos to Thad and the staff. This only gives me hope for next year and I can't wait for Q to play the 4 and Amir to progress and everything else I can't even think of
Thank you Q for being a better character guy than many gave you credit for after your freshman year. It takes a humble person to change and to change that much, from a "why am I not getting the ball" type to a "what can I do to help the team" type. Keep growing as a person and player and the world can be yours Mr. Ross