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Quickdraw62

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Re: 2012 SB Basketball Recruiting
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2011, 12:49:15 pm »
Quick, I was wondering if you've seen the two NJ Hofstra commits Dallas Anglin and Jimmy Hall and how they compare the PG/PF combo Puriefoy and Warney.

Yes, I've seen both of them play, although it's been awhile.  From what I remember, Dallas is more of a combo than a PG, in that facilitating is not his strong point.  He can score, is aggressive off the bounce, and will push in transition.  He needs to work on being consistent with his jumper....Hall is a pretty good rebounder, and is physical inside.  I will get to see Hall again when he plays Puriefoy during the high school season (St. Anthony vs. Bishop Eustace), as both will be top 20 teams in NJ, and I plan on seeing Dallas again at some point as well.  SB has nothing to worry about as far as comparing the duos, and I would think that SB will see more of an immediate impact than Hofstra will.  Make no mistake though, Anglin and Hall are good players, and will have successful careers at Hofstra.  IMO, they have both been "hyped" a bit, while Warney and Puriefoy have been under the radar until recently.  Warney started to get some attention late, but fortunately for you, he had already decided that he fit at SB.  He is an absolute beast on the boards/low block, and is probably a better low post scorer than anyone on your roster right now!  Puriefoy is very good, and you will be pleased that he didn't get the hype.  He is as quick as anyone, and really shoots it.

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Re: 2012 SB Basketball Recruiting
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2011, 10:28:49 pm »
just saw this tweet http://twitter.com/#!/VinParise/status/141650206675570689

This class plus Cousins would be a pretty remarkable influx of talent for Stony Brook.
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« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2011, 11:16:07 am »
just saw this tweet http://twitter.com/#!/VinParise/status/141650206675570689

This class plus Cousins would be a pretty remarkable influx of talent for Stony Brook.

According to Rivals, Hofstra, Iona and Manhattan have offered, with interest from Siena, Albany, Monmouth, George Mason and Quinnipiac, but who really knows for sure?  Rumor has him "wanting" to go to a higher level, but that's probably most kids, whether its the best fit or not.  IF you are able to get him, you would have a very strong class....interesting to see what you do with the last scholarship. 

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« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2011, 05:07:29 pm »
I believe we offered at some point in July. Also I read an article on him in June where he said he wasn't concerned what about the level of play and that he'd look at any school willing to give him a free education, but, that very well could have changed now that he has more options. I like our chances at the moment considering he turned an A10 school and still seems to be considering Stony Brook.

I think we keep recruiting Cousins because as a mid major you need to bring in as much talent as you can. If we don't get Cousins, I think we need to bring in another big, possibly a juco.

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« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2011, 02:58:44 pm »
I just found a couple high light videos of Ryan Burnett at some camps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGWan-IV5gU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5L-3JQiWOQ&feature=related

I think he's grown a couple inches over the last year so it'll be interesting to see how tall he gets and how he physically matures. Definitely has a lot of upside.

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« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2011, 04:26:43 pm »
I just found a couple high light videos of Ryan Burnett at some camps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGWan-IV5gU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5L-3JQiWOQ&feature=related

I think he's grown a couple inches over the last year so it'll be interesting to see how tall he gets and how he physically matures. Definitely has a lot of upside.

Burnett will be the key guy on his high school team this year, after playing a supporting role last year with multiple D1 teammates who are now in college.  He's an athletic slasher who can also knock down the perimeter shot, something that I don't see a lot of on your roster right now.  It will be interesting to see how his Sr. year goes; same for Warney and Puriefoy.  Nice class with a little of everything (pg, wing and big man).

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« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2011, 12:22:00 pm »
Our three commits played games this weekend. Burnett had 20 pts in an 87-55 win. Puriefoy had 24 pts, 5 assists, and 3 steals in his season opener. Warney had 20 pts and 10 boards against a very good St. Benedicts teams which prompted this tweet from a Scout.com recruiting analyst http://twitter.com/#!/BSnowScout/status/148558600829272065

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« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2011, 12:48:41 pm »
Our three commits played games this weekend. Burnett had 20 pts in an 87-55 win. Puriefoy had 24 pts, 5 assists, and 3 steals in his season opener. Warney had 20 pts and 10 boards against a very good St. Benedicts teams which prompted this tweet from a Scout.com recruiting analyst http://twitter.com/#!/BSnowScout/status/148558600829272065

Saw that Puriefoy had 19 in his second game, which was a blowout win (81-49)....Warney is an absolute beast!  He is as good a post up player as anyone in the AE right now.  He steps right into your starting line-up next year, as I would imagine Puriefoy does.  Here's an article on Puriefoy I found that I posted on the AE board:

http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/varsityinsider/

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« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2011, 11:44:45 pm »
I believe this completes your 2012 recruiting class.  I doubt that you have had a better class:

http://www.newenglandrecruitingreport.com/news/article/2325/Berkshires-Reid-Makes-the-Call.php

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« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2011, 12:12:50 am »
I believe this completes your 2012 recruiting class.  I doubt that you have had a better class:

http://www.newenglandrecruitingreport.com/news/article/2325/Berkshires-Reid-Makes-the-Call.php

Quick, have you seen or do you know anything about Reid? I like him based on the limited info I've found.

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« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2011, 10:40:23 am »
I believe this completes your 2012 recruiting class.  I doubt that you have had a better class:

http://www.newenglandrecruitingreport.com/news/article/2325/Berkshires-Reid-Makes-the-Call.php

Quick, have you seen or do you know anything about Reid? I like him based on the limited info I've found.

Apparently he is a very athletic guard who is a scorer.  He can shoot it from beyond the arc, but also is very good in transition, as he likes to attack the cup.  He was at St. Dominic's out on Long Island, and then headed out to Berkshire Academy last year, reclassing into the 2012 class.  He seems to be what you need to finish this class, as you now have an athletic guard, a wing, a big and a point guard.  With the way the conference is recruiting, in order to compete, you need to increase your level of incoming players.  Only time will tell with this class, but on paper it seems to be as good as any in the league (remember, King is also in this class as a redshirt Frosh)....I saw that when he was at St. Dominic's he was very highly thought of as a Soph, for what that's worth.  I would think that he would not be available in the Spring if you didn't get him now, similar to your other recruits (especially Warney).

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« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2011, 03:01:17 pm »
Any chance we can get a statesman article about Ahmad find out what other schools he considered? I wouldn't be surprised if he was receiving interest from some impressive schools.

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« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2012, 03:38:56 pm »
Another article on Ahmad Reid. http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/high-school/post/_/id/12945/berkshires-reid-could-be-steal-for-stony-brook

I can't understand how he was so under recruited. He is athletic enough to high jump 6' 6" (for perspective I think he would finished third at the America East Track and FieldChampionships last spring) and skilled enough to score 26 pts a game last season. And I don't think the competition is as bad as advertised - he had 30 pts in a win over a Hotchkis team that was sending three players to high major schools.


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« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2012, 01:03:12 pm »
"I also want to stick up for the Stony Brook coaching staff. They seem to take a lot of heat and almost all of it seems unfounded to me. First off, it's remarkable how much the staff has gotten out of their players looking back at the last several seasons and looking at where the players were coming into the program. El Amin went from the third leading scoring on a division 2 JUCO team to America East player of the year. Al Rapier, despite some unwarranted message board hype, only averaged 6 boards and 5 pts a game as a JUCO and now is one of the most dynamic bigs in the America East. The leap in Coley's game over the last year has been astronomical. I don't think any team in the conference has done a better job developing talent over the last four or five years. Secondly, I've never really questioned Pikiell's in game coaching, and actually think he seems to do very well with x's and o's coming out of time outs and such."

I just copied and pasted this from the Bench Players thread because it offers a good point about the 2012 recruiting class. The Stony Brook coaching staff has, imo, worked very well developing the players that have come into the program, so it'll be interesting to see how this 2012 recruiting class, whom Pikiell said were the staff's top targets at their positions and is considered one of if not the best class in AE, develops.