Recruiting Notes 4.0 (The Summer of LaVall)

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  1. bumba

    bumba Well-Known Member

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    Rhody looking for a point guard. Both Green & McKnight are getting closer to high major offers as other guys commit. They probably missed on somebody.
     
  2. bumba

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    Freeman might be a solid mid-major if he can consistently shoot from outside.
     
  3. TheDawgDub95

    TheDawgDub95 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    It would help if our guys didn't drop 40 spots 1 month after committing to BU alä Chuck Harris on 247... He is still 4* on Rivals but dropped 13 to 99 from their previous rankings report.

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  4. willisbrown

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    Someone out there is going to get a good one in McKnight.
     
  5. Baddog

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    LaVall is a great recruiter. He just needs a decade or two to get his own players. Miller told the IU Board upon hire his first priority would be within the state. So going forward you will probably be recruiting against Indiana for the top talent. That's not going to go well. And, seems like Purdue and Painter get the best out of northern Indiana most years. Old Gloomy Title is right......sadly.....there was a small window there for a while but it sure has closed up significantly the past couple of years. Reality sucks. Besides, our track record in developing local 4 stars (Brunk) when we get them is mixed, to say the least.
     
  6. SpartanDawgs

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    LJ follows and he is a teammate of Battle correct? Could get him if we offer early but looks like he is starting to blow up...
     
  7. willisbrown

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    LJ follows him, not sure about the other. But we've been in to see him...but no offer. I think we could land him if we did offer but that better be soon if we want him. Because as you said his stock is rising.
     
  8. bumba

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    More mid majors for Hutson
     
  9. the_speakers_lab

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    I wonder where LaVall and co were at these past few days besides U of I and Colorado Springs???
     
  10. Army Dawg!!!

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    Not sure where to post this.

    Jaden Ivey is playing his senior season at lalumier. He was in good shape to be a finalist for Mr. Basketball and his high school had a decent shot of playing for a state championship, so not sure why he is making this move. He already has committed to Purdue so unless he’s looking for some national exposure not sure what sense it makes.
    Just saw where his mom is a finalist to be an assistant coach for Grizzlies. I wonder if he would flip his commitment to Memphis or a school down that way?
     
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  11. bumba

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  12. the_speakers_lab

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    I guess he doesn’t care about being an IN all-star and would rather practice and play against 4&5 stars?
     
  13. SpartanDawgs

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    Yeah if you want to make basketball your career for the first ten years after college. I feel like it would be a no brainer if you can play at La Lumeire.


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  14. NCJon

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    I don't like the trend, but it makes some sense to me that these basketball academies can offer more both in the high level of competition in practices and games, and in facilities, strength training, nutrition, etc. than a typical public high school.

    Ivey was at an Indiana powerhouse, so that makes it less of a jump up, but it still is one.

    We just saw a kid down here who would have swept the state awards and was already committed to a major program announce he was going to a basketball school in Florida for his senior year, but that made a little more sense. His high school wasn't exactly known for hoops.
     
  15. fdr

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    Is Mishawaka Marian really a "powerhouse?" That's a serious question since I don't follow high school basketball that closely. I don't recall them being that good historically.
     
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  16. NCJon

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    Excellent Q and clearly a mistake on my part. I was thinking of the Marion Giants and not Mishawaka Marian.
     
  17. nindiana

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    Marion isn’t what they used to be. Could argue that Marian is the better program over the last 10 or so years. Demetrius Jackson went there too.

    Regardless, I think the prep school trend is a joke. You are already committed to a major D1 school. Stick it out with your teammates who you’ve played with for the last 3 years and try to win a title, and do something special for your community. I couldn’t possibly fathom the thought of leaving my high school team going in to my senior year. I respect the hell out of kids who have the opportunity to go to these prep schools, and turn them down.


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  18. NCJon

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    Marion may not be what it once was, but it still has a state title, three regionals and four sectionals in the last decade.

    Mishawaka Marion has had some good records, but only two sectionals and one regional in that same time frame.

    Regardless, both schools blow the N.C. school I was drawing a comparison to clean out of the water.
     
  19. nindiana

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    Yeah you’re right, I didn’t really consider postseason success, was just looking at past overall records. Marion probably plays a more difficult schedule too.


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  20. #60

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    As a former Marion Giant, thanks for the love!

    I attended during the school's run of a dozen or so straight trips to semi-state (prior to class basketball). The town has fallen on hard times. And leadership has sometimes been fractious, sometimes inept. Such a state has eroded enrollment & the pool from which quality athletes may be chosen--this in addition to the many changes to "amateur" basketball often cited at this site. It's sad to observe.

    However, having grown up with the current coach, what James has done there has been quite nice. Great to win #8! With community support (& less stupidity from city, community & educational leadership), JB may be able to expand on his recent success & reclaim the school's former luster.
     
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