Discussion in 'Recruiting Archive' started by Jared Grubbs, Apr 27, 2015.
I didn't mean ripping them bitterly, but rather continued comments of the style of play and handling of the guards etc. They weren't mean spirited, but Matt Painter doesn't need people going around saying how slow their play is. No coach does. I think if you hunt a couple of star articles you will find comments that would deserve the "negative" label. maybe not. I'll take a look if you don't want to.
Anyway, I love how Aiken steps back for the J or set shot rather than always driving. Simpson goes to the rim, but for some guys his size that won't work at the college level. Others get it done (Mike Green...bigger than Simpson I know)
I just think Aiken has to be the man we should most want. Academics, unselfishness (both Walker and Simpson seem a bit more scoring oriented) and he will not be pressed. I haven't seen Walker, but Trev, Simpson, and certainly Goodin all look pressable. I would wait 4 to 5 days on Aiken and then offer Anderson. If he commits I would still take Aiken, but let CJ go since he has already had two chances. You certainly take Goodin or Gordon. There are some 3 guard combos I would take here, figuring something would open up and you could still recruit Brunk. But I think the staff is showing faith in their young bigs and I respect that.
One thing about Trevor. i don't think he's slow but his shot is painfully so. I would rather have a Jordan Hulls sidearm release than that. He will have to relearn shooting. maybe Rotnei could coach him out of season
Adam Finkelstein @AdamFinkelstein · Mar 23
Stanford, Illinois & Miami are the top 3 right now for @BryceAiken, he told me yesterday. PG with skill & IQ (endangered species).
From Mar 23. Many new offers since then, but 3 schools that led in late March.
Interesting choices. All good programs, but all very different. Hopefully he's since warmed up to us...
Miami, Stanford and Illinois have not had Butler's success.
I don't think anyone has argued the contrary.
Dawkins is an awful coach. Sadly Groce is only average (they are the same team they were under Webber... Perennial bubble team that's one and done). Larranaga is a great coach.
Aiken was matched up today vs one of the top 2017 point guards in Matt Coleman. Coleman had the better stat line but Aiken's team won.
D1 Circuit @D1Circuit · 58m 58 minutes ago
PSA Cardinals G Bryce Aiken (@BryceAiken): 23 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST in a win over Playground
Joel Francisco @JoelFranESPN 2h2 hours ago Houston, TX
2016 Bryce Aiken was an early standout this morning....ran the team/made plays at both ends/smooth shot..#EYBL
Luc Smith @LucWSmith 2h2 hours ago
Like what I am seeing out of Bryce Aiken. Great floor general that has a sweet stroke and is just a competitor. Main reason PSA is winning
Taking an unofficial visit to Harvard this weekend, according to Jeff Borzello.
David Schneider @ShowtimeNation 12h12 hours ago
2016 Patrick (NJ) PG Bryce Aiken (@BryceAiken) visits Harvard on May 16th.
Aiken doesn't mention Butler....
Ryan Easterling @RyanEasterling 59m59 minutes ago
PSA Hoops PG Bryce Aiken really trying to push the tempo in transition. Good to see him show that side of his game.
Scott Burgess @scottybscout · 22h 22 hours ago
PSA 2016 PG Bryce Aiken has dished ball over floor to start second half. Good distributor w feel for how to make right pass.
Scott Burgess @scottybscout · 23h 23 hours ago
PSA leads Team Texas at half 40-28. Bryce Aiken 8 pts 2 ast. Plus pull up shooter from from mid-range. Extended it to three. Solid passer
Wolverine Sports Now @WolverineSN · 4h 4 hours ago
Video and More: Junior point guard Bryce Aiken http://dlvr.it/9yl35q
Interesting. He doesn't have an offer from Michigan but the guys at Wolverine Sports Now doing some work on him. They must know the interest is there from Beilein.
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria 20m 20 minutes ago Fairview, NY
2016 St. Pat's PG @BryceAiken tells @SNYtv Stanford, Harvard & Miami are recruiting him the hardest.
Nate Blue @Nateblueis4real 3h3 hours ago
2016's T.J. Leaf, Bryce Aiken, Mustapha Heron, and Omari Spellman looking real good in the first session of games. #PangosAACamp
Full-Time Hoops @FullTimeHoops1 23h23 hours ago
Bryce Aiken, who's a Stanford lean, is really showing well. Changes speeds effectively, excellent shooter and vision.
Recruiting analyst from San Diego. Thinks Stanford is in the lead.....
Jason Scheer @JasonScheer 19h19 hours ago
Elizabeth (NJ) St. Patrick PG Bryce Aiken is under recruited right now. Mot overly athletic, but makes the right play more often than not
FWIW I have quite a bit of Butler stuff on my twitter page, his brother requested to be my friend on there yesterday...
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