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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #150 on: January 10, 2018, 08:36:47 pm »
If we can get him, great, but as mentioned, he'll probably be on the radar of the power conference schools soon if he's that good. He can pretty much choose wherever he wants to go. Unless you've heard him say something that indicates he likes SBU, I wouldn't get my hopes up too high.

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« Reply #151 on: January 11, 2018, 04:56:44 am »
10 seconds of film was all i needed.  where do i sign up?  can i take this kid out to dinner and tell him all the benefits of going to SB?

i've been aware of him on our radar but didnt know much, so this is useful information, thanks Ball.

LOL. Same! He can stay at my house! Or become my son!

When I read Ball’s assessment that he had higher upside than Warney, I thought maybe he had a screw loose. But MY GOD, that kid is ruthless!


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I'd think my elevator doesn't go all the way up as well LOL, til I watch the film.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #152 on: February 09, 2018, 02:21:55 pm »
I'm looking forward to seeing the kid Latimer get here. At first, I thought "this guy isn't even starting for his HS team as a senior?!?!?" but then you see that the team's ranked fourth in the country and he has blue-chippers in front of him, and it makes me appreciate that he has a definitive role with the team. Every day in practice is a good test.

https://twitter.com/CapitolHoops/status/957375642475036672

Just in the backcourt ...
Trevor Keels ('21) – freshman who has an offer from Wake Forest
Jeremy Roach ('20) – 5 star
Anthony Harris ('19) – 4 star
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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #153 on: February 10, 2018, 10:25:08 am »
Re: Otchere, not to be a downer, but how often does the AE get a "player' with that kind of size to come to our conference?  Especially with the sophisticated recruiting element of today.  Certainly not never, but very rarely - Coppenrath (at 6'9""), Warney (at 6'8"), Reggie Lewis (at 6'7"), Malik Rose (at 6'7"), and Vin Baker (at 6'11"), are definitely the exceptions to that rule over the last 30+ years.

If I'm recruiting him to SBU, I'm being totally straight with the kid and try to sell him on the following "package":

1) Convince him going to the NBA is a very remote possibility (that is, be straight with him);
2) Emphasize that if he excels in the AE, he's certainly got a shot at playing in Europe;
3) He's going to get a 1st class education at SBU, which will set him up for life;
4) He's going to get a helluva lot of minutes right out of the gate, if he comes to SBU, as opposed to other schools;
5) He can be the fulcrum and the magnet that draws future recruits, of a potential dynasty at SBU;  won't be the same elsewhere;
6) Trips to the big dance from a mid-major always get good press;
7) You will be playing close to home - great for friends and family to see you live;     
8) Sell him on our beautiful arena;
9) Mention how our past grads have played professionally;
10) Ask him if that shiny, new Lexus parked in Grad Chem, belongs to anyone he knows?  ;D

P.S. Ignore that sinister smiley face on # 8 (couldn't get rid of it via edit for some reason)
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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #154 on: February 10, 2018, 12:48:18 pm »
4,5,9 are what we have going.  point to PT and warney's trailblazing.  he could be the next full court meelz.  now go get em.
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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #155 on: February 12, 2018, 12:33:57 pm »

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« Reply #156 on: February 12, 2018, 12:56:43 pm »
We need all the help we  can get in that department . 80% is more than excellent for any team.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting
« Reply #157 on: February 12, 2018, 02:43:23 pm »
Miles Latimer is shooting 80% from the charity stripe this season.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/allmetsports/2017-winter/paul-vi-catholic/boys-basketball/?utm_term=.a5692de03641

Sorry that's 16% higher than the current team's average; not acceptable.   ;D
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« Reply #158 on: February 17, 2018, 02:51:34 pm »
Latimer is an A10 caliber kid who would be on the All rookie team after competing there his freshman year.He's always played with 5 star talent in AAU (Team takeover) and HS (Paul IV). So he's always come off the bench. He could start on many of the other teams in DC. This is a kid that may make a summer league roster some day and earn a few hundred thousand bucks a year playing in Europe. He's that good and attending SBU will allow him to Florish greatly. If Latimer didn't commit before attending Oladipo camp last July where 100 MM-HM coaches were
He'd be on his way to an A10 or Big East school.He dominated the competition there, a lot of top 100 kids were there and he out played many of them. He's one of the best recruiting steals on the East coast.

SBU's perimeter attack will be one of the best in the AE next season. Yeboah,Elijah,Cornish,Latimer

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« Reply #159 on: February 17, 2018, 02:53:17 pm »
4,5,9 are what we have going.  point to PT and warney's trailblazing.  he could be the next full court meelz.  now go get em.
You should be on the coaching staff. You'd probably land Otchere

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« Reply #160 on: February 17, 2018, 07:53:06 pm »
Latimer is an A10 caliber kid who would be on the All rookie team after competing there his freshman year.He's always played with 5 star talent in AAU (Team takeover) and HS (Paul IV). So he's always come off the bench. He could start on many of the other teams in DC. This is a kid that may make a summer league roster some day and earn a few hundred thousand bucks a year playing in Europe. He's that good and attending SBU will allow him to Florish greatly. If Latimer didn't commit before attending Oladipo camp last July where 100 MM-HM coaches were
He'd be on his way to an A10 or Big East school.He dominated the competition there, a lot of top 100 kids were there and he out played many of them. He's one of the best recruiting steals on the East coast.

SBU's perimeter attack will be one of the best in the AE next season. Yeboah,Elijah,Cornish,Latimer

Post more often, Ball. This is encouraging info that we need to hear more of.
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« Reply #161 on: February 18, 2018, 08:23:19 am »
Hassan Ceesay is also a steal. Not as big a steal as Latimer though. Had Ceesay not gotten hurt before AAU last year, he'd be an A10 commit at minimum. Everyone who was sniffing around fell back from the kid due to injury. His former HS teammate is a steal for Stony Brook currently as a frosh. He could of went to Dayton. Well Ceesay has a higher ceiling than Elijah due to his natural stroke. Kid can put up points in bunches.
Next years team should have legitimate floor spacing if everyone is healthy.

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« Reply #162 on: February 18, 2018, 11:07:58 am »
This is great info .   I think next year will be the turn around year for us getting back on the winning ways.

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« Reply #163 on: February 18, 2018, 11:32:34 am »
Article on Otchere's recruitment. Sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders and isn't simply looking for the biggest school.

http://www.zagsblog.com/2018/02/18/2018-juco-center-jeffrey-otchere-talks-recruiting-development/

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« Reply #164 on: February 18, 2018, 12:26:22 pm »
Article on Otchere's recruitment. Sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders and isn't simply looking for the biggest school.

http://www.zagsblog.com/2018/02/18/2018-juco-center-jeffrey-otchere-talks-recruiting-development/
Looks like a far fetch landing Otchere. If so, then i would be shocked!!