That transfer ruling in Azorina is ridiculous. Can't say things are any better here in Ohio where OHSAA makes rulings based off how they feel and if someone has complained or not. It's typically aimed at players w pedigrees and visibility that get punished while lesser known kids transfer around and play immediately bc no one cares. Not to mention homeowners get unfairly punished bc they have to prove they've sold their home; whereas, renters can fly in and out of districts and play immediately. All the while big catholic schools recruit kids from all across the state without penalty. Check out Dru Joyce's incoming recruiting class at Akron St V ...
8 automatic non-conference W's barring upsets
5 toss-up/questionable non-conference games
18 conference games i hope we go .500
My projected regular season record 18-12
My projected conference record 10-8
In 2019 within Ohio I think Holtmann will turn to kids like Trotwoods Amari Davis, Xenia Samari Curtis, Westerville North Jeremiah Keene and Wheelersburg Tanner Holden. I'm just not sure which of those kids the staff will think enough of to offer a scholarship. It's a pretty steep drop off after Francis, Gaffney and Jordan Mitchell. Report from AAU circuit were not kind to Mitchell either and that's coming off a disappointing sophomore campaign at Gahanna, since transferred to Prep Monte Verde.
Andre is a great athlete but his primary sport is football. He is a Jaylin Marshall type. He'll be a kid Ohio State fball recruits, not basketball.
Nance had an offer
Yeah, I just don't see who we land from Ohio these are the only guys with offers from Ohio that I'm aware of still on the board not looking good for in state recruiting that is all
2018 - Ahrens, Hayes, Cohill
2019 - Gaffney, Mitchell
Rewind: Holtmann at press conference put an emphasis on Ohio ...
Fast forward: ... to date he has lost out on Bazely, Hunter, Nance, Goodwin, Ahrens(?) and Francis.
With Francis officially committed to UNC ... Gaffney has to be priority Ohio kid in 2019. I'm not sure if I like our chances here either. Smh. So if not Francis and Gaffney, who should we target in 2019? Thoughts?
If I were said HS coach I'd be talking mad shit about OSU too. He tries to send you Caris Levert and you tell him to walk on and give Delladoca a schollie. We all know how that one turned out. Then said coach gives you a nationally ranked top 30 wing and OSU turns him into a 6'4 Power Forward on a team that can't make the tourney. Sterling Manley didn't even get a look from OSU until UNC offered. Holtmann and staff are going to be fighting against Matta's shortcomings for sometime now.
Who can blame Francis for wanting to go to a true, blue blood basketball school! OSU football is what UNC basketball is. Basketball in Ohio will never be a priority and it will always be hard for any staff to keep elite kids in state.
Calm down and take an effin chill pill
Francis commits to UNC ...
Long time? Ha, I appreciate your optimism.
He has put it in a ton work. Looking good. I'd just cautiously say that one of the things, not the only thing, that made Kaleb effective was his size/girth. I just hope he doesn't take it to far. Either way he is going to be great for this team.
Things just got a whole lot tougher for 2019 priority in-state target Jeremiah Francis as he added an offer from University of North Carolina.
Story on 270Hoops can be found here ...
Good find. Thanks for the post. That's a pedigree right there. Not one but both parents were All Americans. Let's hope he stays home and becomes an All American Buckeye!!
Alonzo Gaffney offered by OSU. Kansas and Louisville also recently offered.
Jaxson Hayes offfered by OSU
Jaxson Hayes mentioned above has been offered by Texas and TCU. Holtmann and Co might want to take a look.
I agree. Another name I will throw out there who plays w Indian Elite w Jeremiah Francis is 2019 7 footer Aristide Boya. Can't find much video or 24/7 profile on him.
I posted it in another forum but I hope they pursue Oscar Tshiebwe. He is a 2019 recruit and an athletic freak, 6'10 with unlimited bounce. Raw offensively but a true junkyard dawg that would pair nicely alongside our current bigs in Wesson and Potter. Another option could be Oscar's high school teammate 2018 Flo Thamba.
Abba Lawal is a Ohio 2019 prospect that will be evaluated. Those aren't names I've seen necessarily associated w Holtmann yet but just some kids I've had the chance to see play that I think have a chance. Time will tell who the staff decides to target at those positions in the very near future during this live evaluation period.
Abba Lawal story - https://youtu.be/r09Fey1065M
Just secured Dom's commitment, lol.
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