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Comment 4 hours ago

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 ...

Comment 13 Aug 2017

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. 

Comment 11 Aug 2017

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?

Comment 11 Aug 2017

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

Comment 10 Aug 2017

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. 

Comment 03 Aug 2017

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 ...

http://www.270hoops.com/news_article/show/819875?referrer_id=

Comment 12 Jul 2017

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.

http://247sports.com/Player/Oscar-Tshiebwe-88237 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gEWwiDfILig

http://247sports.com/Player/Florent-Thamba-94272

https://youtu.be/RQl3ZyQNsAQ

Abba Lawal story - https://youtu.be/r09Fey1065M