Discussion in 'Butler Recruiting' started by bumba, Mar 1, 2018.
I assume the line will be long, but uh yeah... get this guy.
Christian Mekowulu just told me Butler is not recruiting him.
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Could it be that we just haven't reached out yet?
Certainly. That’s kind of always the case. I’m just passing along what he just told me, that as of this morning Butler wasn’t recruiting him.
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Mustapha Heron is transferring from Auburn...former top 50 recruit. However, apparently he wants to be close to his ill mother and is from Connecticut, so this seems like a futile post I guess.
But does have big east relevance as St Johns is one of his top 2 right now.
Reid Travis withdrew his name from the draft and will graduate/transfer. Villanova is a new name that has been mentioned for him...would make sense if they feel Spellman isn't coming back. Maybe they could play the 2 of them together if Spellman goes back. Either way, Travis going to Villanova would put them right back into national title contention IMO.
Both Evan Daniels and Jeff Borzello say Kentucky is the heavy favorite.
Saw that right after I posted...good thing for Butler if Travis stays out of the BE.
There's not a more stark difference in Power 5 environments than Stanford and Kentucky.
But if you've got your Stanford degree and you just want to be a basketball player for a year, why not, I guess.
Calipari will get him in the NBA . Top players don't go to Kentucky for the education value.
My general sentiment is BU will continue to stand pat in terms of transfers. That's not to say I would be surprised if the staff entered the fray on a quality transfer. At this point LJ and company seem comfortable in the development and emergence Joey Brunk along with other newcomers and returning talent on the roster. Others may disagree, but I feel the staff prefers to keep their options open with the remaining scholarship in an attempt to build the program for the long term, while remaining competitive. At the same time there have been several transfer candidates I found to be enticing to say the least. Perhaps they are not cultural fits or simply not part of the envisioned future by the staff.
Is Calipari the best in developing a Reid Travis type player? Watching 3-4 KY games a year, I don't see their offense having the freedom to allow Reid to grow and showcase his shooting range. I feel like their offense is so regimented and guard dominant. KY pushes players into the NBA based on potential and athleticism, not due to their development as final products.
Hate to say it, but Nova's offense would be ideal. Michigan would be another.
I know I have Butler blue glasses on, but if he's looking for a place that will give him freedom to score and play at a high level, Butler showed they would give a 1 year transfer (Clarke) carte blanche to take over the team. IMO, Reid would make Butler an instant top 10 team and a BE contender.
Crash- Seems like the NBA drafts based more on athleticism and upside versus talent. Calipari markets recruits as Kentucky being a way station to the NBA. Heck he even encourages sand invites NBA scout for showcase events.
seadawg- I felt like you do for awhile now, what we don't know is what the coaching staff has told returnees and draftees plus there is always the concern about morale and chemistry. Gosh I hope and pray Joey makes the leap we all have been waiting for. I'm comfortable and all in on what we have coming back at the other positions. We could be really really good if Joey is ready.
Morale and chemistry are always concerns in regards to recruiting over existing players. Perhaps that's a main concern but my general feeling is more about keeping options open? The staff evidently feels JB will be able to take part of the rotation and make meaningful contributions. I stated prior to the season last year that I still felt JB was another year away, but that next year has arrived. Most interesting to me is who may emerge as a surprise contributor. My suspicion is that will be MH by the end of the year due to his athletic ability and attitude of having something to prove. I think Tucker is probably a given. Nonetheless someone unexpected will step forward. On paper BU should have a deep roster with or without another addition to the roster.
They've got 7 kids left that were Top 30 players in the last two recruiting classes. Going to be serious competition for those minutes.
Wait. First, a New Castle recruit really likes Butler, but might be leaning elsewhere?!
Now, a George Washington transfer doesn’t transfer to Butler?!
What is this world coming to?
The Illini are having some difficulties : http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-spt-eboigbodin-transfer-illini-20180607-story.html
Brad Underwood started out recruiting essentially guards. Now he is recruiting more bigs. Yet he keeps losing players. Is he too tough on his players?
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