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Bison137
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12-29-16 03:28 PM - Post#216953    

Two more 2018 offers this week, so it's probably time to start this thread. The two new ones, both reported on twitter:

1. Drew Friberg 6-6 SF (PA) from State College H.S. - BUCKNELL OFFER DECEMBER 2016 - other offers from Manhattan and Penn State.

Drew Friberg Secures D1 Offer from Bucknell


2. Michael Feinberg 6-4 SG (CA) from Sierra Canyon H.S., one of the stronger programs in the country. BUCKNELL OFFER DECEMBER 2016

- - - - -

Offers reported earlier on the 2017 thread:

3. Richard Njoku 6-7 PF (D.C.) from St. John's College H.S. BUCKNELL OFFER JULY 2016; Also has an offer from Binghamton.

4. Kai Toews 6-2 PG )Japan) - playing for Northfield Mount Hermon School - BUCKNELL OFFER OCTOBER 2016; other offer from Brown. Father is a Canadian who played and coached in Japan for many years.

5. Quentin Millora-Brown 6-9 PF/C (VA) from Archbishop O'Connell outside of D.C. - BUCKNELL OFFER OCTOBER 2016; offers from Rice, Towson, and Mt. St. Mary's.

- - - - -

There is also an outstanding offer to a 2019 player, Evan Buckley 6-0 PG (VA) who also has offers from American and UNH.



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12-29-16 05:46 PM - Post#216972    

I saw a few players wearing State College warmups at the Princeton game and I was wondering if one of them may be a recruit.
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03-26-17 10:10 PM - Post#228181    

New offer to 6-3 SG Andrew Funk from Archbishop Wood north of Philly. He is the brother of Tommy Funk, who made the PL All-Rookie team this year at Army. Archbishop Wood rolled to the PA 3A title, and had an overall record of 29-3. He also has offers from Army, Rider, and Lafayette.


Updated list:


- Drew Friberg 6-6 SF (PA) from State College H.S. BUCKNELL OFFER 12/16 - other offers from Manhattan and Penn State.

- Michael Feinberg 6-4 SG (CA) from Sierra Canyon H.S. BUCKNELL OFFER 12/16

- Richard Njoku 6-7 PF (D.C.) from St. John's College H.S. BUCKNELL OFFER 7/16; Also has an offer from Binghamton.

- Kai Toews 6-2 PG (Japan) Northfield Mt Hermon School, BUCKNELL OFFER 10/16; other offer from Brown.

- Quentin Millora-Brown 6-9 PF/C (VA) from Archbishop O'Connell outside of D.C. - BUCKNELL OFFER OCTOBER 2016; offers from Rice, Towson, and Mt. St. Mary's.

- Andrew Funk 6-3 SG (PA) from Archbishop Wood north of Philly. BUCKNELL OFFER 3/17 - other offers from Army, Rider, and Lafayette.

- - - - -

There is also an outstanding offer to a 2019 player, Evan Buckley 6-0 PG (VA) who also has offers from American and UNH.



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03-27-17 07:18 PM - Post#228240    

How does it work if everyone were to want to accept the offers? Is it first come, first served to get the scholarships? For example, if one of the SG accepts, would we immediately rescind the offer to the other SG?

I am not too familiar with the logistics of how this works...
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03-27-17 07:41 PM - Post#228242    

  • BUFan Said:
How does it work if everyone were to want to accept the offers? Is it first come, first served to get the scholarships? For example, if one of the SG accepts, would we immediately rescind the offer to the other SG?

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Your view is fairly accurate. Since no offers (or acceptances) are legally binding, it is possible to have dozens of offers outstanding. Even if an offer to Player B hadn't been rescinded yet after an acceptance from Player A, and Player B tried to commit, the offer could be rescinded after the attempted commitment. But as you say, they try to rescind any offers that are no longer valid following an acceptance from a different player.

Also an offer may be conditional, where each player is told it is first come first served. Additionally offers sometimes have time limits, where the offer is off the table after some period of time. This might happen following an official visit. I know that one of the better Bison players did not accept quickly enough after his visit and had to then wait a week to commit while a time-limit offer was on the table to another player who ultimately went to a different PL school.



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04-05-17 10:13 AM - Post#228538    

Interest in Zach Scott 6-4 PG (FL). Twitter reporting that we will be in Atlanta and Dallas to watch him on the AAU circuit.

Has offers from Depaul, K-State, FGCU, Jacksonville, UCF, FIU, and Vandy
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04-13-17 10:42 AM - Post#228716    

"Kansas St, Charlotte, Lafayette, Bucknell & Army are the latest to reach out to 6'9 2018 Gabe Bryant of the Atlanta All Stars."

https://twitter.com/Phenom_Hoops/status/8 525159782...


Has offers from Georgia Southern and Presbyterian at this point. He is from a small town well north of Atlanta.



atlantabison
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04-17-17 01:42 PM - Post#228765    

So far North of Atlanta he actually goes to high school at Dorman in Spartenberg, SC.
Ray Bucknell!

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04-24-17 06:42 PM - Post#228897    

Bucknell offered a 6'9" center named Ryan Davis

https://twitter.com/scottybscout/status/8 566273315...
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04-24-17 10:38 PM - Post#228905    

  • Bucknellbisonfan21 Said:
Bucknell offered a 6'9" center named Ryan Davis

https://twitter.com/scottybscout/status/8 566273315...





Davis is the HS teammate of Jimmy Sotos at Conant in Illinois. Has other offers from Kent State, Wright State, UAB, UCal-Davis, and UNH. All but the Wright offer are very recent. Will likely pick up many more.



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04-24-17 10:48 PM - Post#228906    

Speaking of 6-9 centers named Ryan, Bethlehem Catholic's 6-9 center Ryan Young has picked up a number of mid-major offers in April. Now has offers from Delaware, Columbia, Towson, Mount St. Mary's, Stony Brook New Hampshire, American, and Lafayette. Recently visited Lehigh as well. He averaged 14 ppg and 12.5 rpg last season for BC. Seems like someone the Bison should gave interest in as well.



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04-24-17 11:33 PM - Post#228907    

Offer to Mac McClung 6-1 PG (VA). Also has offers from Marshall, Duquesne, Kent State, ODU, Miami (OH), Chattanooga, Quinnipiac, Murray State, Air Force, Wofford, Radford, East Tennessee, and a few others.

McClung averaged about 30 ppg and 5.5 apg. Is from rural southwest Virginia.

http://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/boys-basketbal ...



HuskyColonial
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04-25-17 07:32 AM - Post#228909    

I'm really encouraged we are offering guys receiving interest from much better funded mid-major programs.
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04-25-17 09:32 PM - Post#228923    

  • JDBison2010 Said:
Interest in Zach Scott 6-4 PG (FL). Twitter reporting that we will be in Atlanta and Dallas to watch him on the AAU circuit.

Has offers from Depaul, K-State, FGCU, Jacksonville, UCF, FIU, and Vandy



Received his offer this evening

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04-25-17 11:01 PM - Post#228924    

  • JDBison2010 Said:
  • JDBison2010 Said:
Interest in Zach Scott 6-4 PG (FL). Twitter reporting that we will be in Atlanta and Dallas to watch him on the AAU circuit.

Has offers from Depaul, K-State, FGCU, Jacksonville, UCF, FIU, and Vandy



Received his offer this evening





Scott is now up to 11 offers. Added one from VA Tech a few days ago. I suppose the Bison coaches must have received some encouragement to go ahead and offer at this point.



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04-25-17 11:02 PM - Post#228925    

  • Bison137 Said:
Speaking of 6-9 centers named Ryan, Bethlehem Catholic's 6-9 center Ryan Young has picked up a number of mid-major offers in April. Now has offers from Delaware, Columbia, Towson, Mount St. Mary's, Stony Brook New Hampshire, American, and Lafayette. Recently visited Lehigh as well. He averaged 14 ppg and 12.5 rpg last season for BC. Seems like someone the Bison should gave interest in as well.




I spoke 24 hours too soon. Young picked up a Bison offer today. Also one from Boston U.



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04-26-17 09:27 AM - Post#228931    

Offer to Riley Battin 6-9 240 C (CA)

Also picked up an offer from Yale to add to his list which includes Utah, Northwestern, and Davidson among others

That makes 4 offers to guys at least 6-9 with Gabe Bryant still pending
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04-26-17 01:41 PM - Post#228941    

  • JDBison2010 Said:

That makes 4 offers to guys at least 6-9 with Gabe Bryant still pending


Three of which have ryan in their name, this could get confusing.
Ray Bucknell!

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04-26-17 11:07 PM - Post#228952    

  • Bison137 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
Speaking of 6-9 centers named Ryan, Bethlehem Catholic's 6-9 center Ryan Young has picked up a number of mid-major offers in April. Now has offers from Delaware, Columbia, Towson, Mount St. Mary's, Stony Brook New Hampshire, American, and Lafayette. Recently visited Lehigh as well. He averaged 14 ppg and 12.5 rpg last season for BC. Seems like someone the Bison should gave interest in as well.




I spoke 24 hours too soon. Young picked up a Bison offer today. Also one from Boston U.



Young is really taking off. Has now added offers from ODU, Loyola, St Francis PA, & Navy. He now has at least 14 offers, almost all in the last ten days.




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04-30-17 11:23 PM - Post#228992    

Here is an updated list. Have added some new offers and a couple of new players with Bucknell interest but no offers. Player has a reported offer from every school listed.

- Battin , Riley 6-9 C (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-17 ; Utah, UT State, Northwestern, Davidson, Santa Clara, San Fran, Portland, AU, etc.
- Bryant , Gabe 6-9 PF/C (GA/SC) No offer - ; So. Alabama, TN Tech, GA Southern, Presb., etc.
- Davis , Ryan 6-9 PF/C (IL) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-17 ; Kent State, Wright State, UAB, UNH, Cal-Davis
- Feinberg Michael 6-4 SG (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER Dec-16 ;
- Friberg , Drew 6-6 SF (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Dec-16 ; Manhattan, PSU, Navy,
- Funk , Andrew 6-3 SG (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Mar-17 ; Drexel, Delaware, Rider,Boston, Army, LC
- Lewis , Savion 6-1 PG (NY) No offer - ; Stony Brook, Hofstra, etc.
- McClung , Mac 6-1 PG (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-17 ; ODU, Duq, Kent State, Miami (OH), Marshall, Murray, ETSU, Oakland, Air Force, Q'pac, Wofford, Furman, etc.
- Millora-Brown , Quentin 6-9 PF/C (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER Oct-16 ; Rice, Towson, Mt.St. Mary
- Njoku , Richard 6-7 PF (D.C.) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-16 ; Bing, Brown
- Scott , Zach 6-4 PG (FL) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-17 ; VA Tech, KS State, Vandy, DePaul, UCF, FGCU, NIU, etc.
- Toews , Kai 6-2 PG (Japan) BUCKNELL OFFER Oct-16 ; Brown
- Tyler , Holley 6-4 SG/SF (MD) No offer - ;
- Young , Ryan 6-10 C (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-17 ; Richmond, ODU, Towson, Delaware, Stony Brook, Boston U, Navy, Loyola, LC, Colgate, AU, Columbia, etc.




Sorted by height:

- Lewis , Savion 6-1 PG (NY) No offer - ; Stony Brook, Hofstra, etc.
- McClung , Mac 6-1 PG (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-17 ; ODU, Duq, Kent State, Miami (OH), Marshall, Murray, ETSU, Oakland, Air Force, Q'pac, Wofford, Furman, etc.
- Toews , Kai 6-2 PG (Japan) BUCKNELL OFFER Oct-16 ; Brown
- Funk , Andrew 6-3 SG (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Mar-17 ; Drexel, Delaware, Rider,Boston, Army, LC
- Feinberg Michael 6-4 SG (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER Dec-16 ;
- Scott , Zach 6-4 PG (FL) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-17 ; VA Tech, KS State, Vandy, DePaul, UCF, FGCU, NIU, etc.
- Tyler , Holley 6-4 SG/SF (MD) No offer - ;
- Friberg , Drew 6-6 SF (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Dec-16 ; Manhattan, PSU, Navy,
- Njoku , Richard 6-7 PF (D.C.) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-16 ; Bing, Brown
- Battin , Riley 6-9 C (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-17 ; Utah, UT State, Northwestern, Davidson, Santa Clara, San Fran, Portland, AU, etc.
- Bryant , Gabe 6-9 PF/C (GA/SC) No offer - ; So. Alabama, TN Tech, GA Southern, Presb., etc.
- Davis , Ryan 6-9 PF/C (IL) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-17 ; Kent State, Wright State, UAB, UNH, Cal-Davis
- Millora-Brown , Quentin 6-9 PF/C (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER Oct-16 ; Rice, Towson, Mt.St. Mary
- Young , Ryan 6-10 C (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-17 ; Richmond, ODU, Towson, Delaware, Stony Brook, Boston U, Navy, Loyola, LC, Colgate, AU, Columbia, etc.





HuskyColonial
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05-01-17 07:31 AM - Post#228993    

It's an interesting mix of athletes and the schools pursuing them. Near IVY schools like Bucknell, Lehigh and Davidson strike me as VERY appealing to student-athletes wanting a degree they can only get there (not literally but close) as well as have the prospect of developing into an NBA talent.

I'd personally take any of those schools over Cornell by the way for both athletics and academics but that's another story
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05-02-17 05:10 PM - Post#229002    

Two new offers today

Miles Latimer 6-2 PG (VA) - Offers from Quinnipiac, Boston, Stony Brook, UMBC, and Towson

Austin Rostroff 6-9 C (OH) - Offers from Air Force, BGSU, Ball State, Toledo, and Miami (OH)

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05-02-17 10:06 PM - Post#229005    

New offer...Fletcher Tynen (CA) 6-5 SF

https://twitter.com/fletch_t35

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05-02-17 11:39 PM - Post#229006    

  • BreakinBison Said:
New offer...Fletcher Tynen (CA) 6-5 SF

https://twitter.com/fletch_t35





Has other offers from Fordham, Hawaii, and Boston U.

His Bishop Montgomery team went 31-2 this year and won the California Open championship despite being much smaller than their tourney opponents. Beat Chino Hills (featuring the Ball brothers and their obnoxious father) in the quarters and powerhouse Mater Dei in the semis. They ended up ranked in the top five in the nation in a number of rankings.





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05-02-17 11:41 PM - Post#229007    

  • JDBison2010 Said:


Austin Rostroff 6-9 C (OH) - Offers from Air Force, BGSU, Ball State, Toledo, and Miami (OH)





Rostroff also picked up offers from Richmond and Cleveland State today.



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05-03-17 06:34 AM - Post#229009    

Man, a recruiting coordinator has a difficult job. So much to consider, so much to keep up with.
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05-03-17 01:46 PM - Post#229029    

  • JDBison2010 Said:


Miles Latimer 6-2 PG (VA) - Offers from Quinnipiac, Boston, Stony Brook, UMBC, and Towson






Also added offers from Brown and Lafayette.



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05-04-17 01:35 PM - Post#229048    

  • Bison137 Said:
  • BreakinBison Said:
New offer...Fletcher Tynen (CA) 6-5 SF

https://twitter.com/fletch_t35





Has other offers from Fordham, Hawaii, and Boston U.

His Bishop Montgomery team went 31-2 this year and won the California Open championship despite being much smaller than their tourney opponents. Beat Chino Hills (featuring the Ball brothers and their obnoxious father) in the quarters and powerhouse Mater Dei in the semis. They ended up ranked in the top five in the nation in a number of rankings.





Four years paid in Hawaii or at Bucknell. That actually might be a tough choice
Ray Bucknell!

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05-04-17 01:45 PM - Post#229049    

  • atlantabison Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
  • BreakinBison Said:
New offer...Fletcher Tynen (CA) 6-5 SF

https://twitter.com/fletch_t35





Has other offers from Fordham, Hawaii, and Boston U.

His Bishop Montgomery team went 31-2 this year and won the California Open championship despite being much smaller than their tourney opponents. Beat Chino Hills (featuring the Ball brothers and their obnoxious father) in the quarters and powerhouse Mater Dei in the semis. They ended up ranked in the top five in the nation in a number of rankings.





Four years paid in Hawaii or at Bucknell. That actually might be a tough choice





Depends on whether you base your decision on four years or on the next 50 after that.



JDBison2010
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05-05-17 01:17 PM - Post#229082    

Another offer to a 2018 big man. Zeke Richards 6-10 C (CA). Same AAU program and high school as Riley Battin

Has offers from Hawaii, UC Davis, and DePaul
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05-05-17 01:59 PM - Post#229085    

  • Bison137 Said:
  • atlantabison Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
  • BreakinBison Said:
New offer...Fletcher Tynen (CA) 6-5 SF

https://twitter.com/fletch_t35





Has other offers from Fordham, Hawaii, and Boston U.

His Bishop Montgomery team went 31-2 this year and won the California Open championship despite being much smaller than their tourney opponents. Beat Chino Hills (featuring the Ball brothers and their obnoxious father) in the quarters and powerhouse Mater Dei in the semis. They ended up ranked in the top five in the nation in a number of rankings.





Four years paid in Hawaii or at Bucknell. That actually might be a tough choice





Depends on whether you base your decision on four years or on the next 50 after that.



While going to college in HI would be lots of fun, I think that flying 4-7 hours for every away game might get old very quickly.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

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05-05-17 02:02 PM - Post#229086    

Hitting California hard. Andoh was the last player from out that way wasn't he? A recruit out there would give the Bison PAC-12 or WCC OOC options. Imagine a road trip where the Bison played at St. Mary, San Jose State, San Francisco, Cal or Stanford? Lots of options and fun trip for the guys.
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05-05-17 03:54 PM - Post#229089    

  • HuskyColonial Said:
Hitting California hard. Andoh was the last player from out that way wasn't he? A recruit out there would give the Bison PAC-12 or WCC OOC options. Imagine a road trip where the Bison played at St. Mary, San Jose State, San Francisco, Cal or Stanford? Lots of options and fun trip for the guys.



I could not agree more. The last two Bucknell trips to Northern California created an excuse for the Bison89 family to fly to CA. Lots of fun!
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

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05-05-17 10:30 PM - Post#229097    

Matt O'Reilly from Moraga California?

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05-07-17 03:41 PM - Post#229128    

  • Bison89 Said:
  • HuskyColonial Said:
Hitting California hard. Andoh was the last player from out that way wasn't he? A recruit out there would give the Bison PAC-12 or WCC OOC options. Imagine a road trip where the Bison played at St. Mary, San Jose State, San Francisco, Cal or Stanford? Lots of options and fun trip for the guys.



I could not agree more. The last two Bucknell trips to Northern California created an excuse for the Bison89 family to fly to CA. Lots of fun!


And I'll be living out there soon enough so I'd love a west coast swing!
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05-08-17 09:29 AM - Post#229136    

Two more offers:


1. Jake Lanford 6-8 Center (SC) from Charleston. Has offers from Charleston, App State, Furman, Wofford, Mercer, Winthrop, GA Southern, Columbia, and others.

2. Aaron Nesmith 6-6 SF (SC) from Charleston. HS teammate of Lanford. Has offers from William and Mary, Charleston, Duquesne, Furman, Wofford, Mercer, GA Southern, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, and others.



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05-08-17 06:07 PM - Post#229151    

  • Bison137 Said:
Offer to Mac McClung 6-1 PG (VA). Also has offers from Marshall, Duquesne, Kent State, ODU, Miami (OH), Chattanooga, Quinnipiac, Murray State, Air Force, Wofford, Radford, East Tennessee, and a few others.

McClung averaged about 30 ppg and 5.5 apg. Is from rural southwest Virginia.

http://www.heraldcourier.com/sports/boys-basketbal ...



McClung now up to at least 22 offers. Added Yale, Elon, Rice, Cleveland State, and Charleston in the last 72 hours.



  • Bison137 Said:


- Young , Ryan 6-10 C (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-17 ; Richmond, ODU, Towson, Delaware, Stony Brook, Boston U, Navy, Loyola, LC, Colgate, AU, Columbia, etc.





Young has added offers from LaSalle, W&M, Elon, and Drexel. Has 19 reported offers.



  • Bison137 Said:


- Davis , Ryan 6-9 PF/C (IL) BUCKNE LL OFFER Apr-17 ; Kent State, Wright State, UAB, UNH, Cal-Davis





Davis has now added offers from Hofstra, Vermont, Toledo, and Western Michigan.



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06-01-17 10:40 PM - Post#229784    

PF Richard Njoku, who is listed at 6-7 or sometimes 6-8, is visiting Bucknell, Brown, and Boston U this week. He has offers from all three, along with Canisius, Binghamton, and UNH. Njoku plays for St. John's College High School, just outside Washington D.C. His coach is Sean McAloon, who was an assistant under Pat Flannery for a couple of years. McAloon played at Randolph-Macon and also coached there.

https://twitter.com/AyalewAdam/status/870 449955823...



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06-06-17 08:58 PM - Post#229871    

  • Bison137 Said:
PF Richard Njoku, who is listed at 6-7 or sometimes 6-8, is visiting Bucknell, Brown, and Boston U this week. He has offers from all three, along with Canisius, Binghamton, and UNH. Njoku plays for St. John's College High School, just outside Washington D.C. His coach is Sean McAloon, who was an assistant under Pat Flannery for a couple of years. McAloon played at Randolph-Macon and also coached there.

https://twitter.com/AyalewAdam/status/870 449955823...





McAloon just announced his departure from St. John's to become the head coach at powerful IMG Academy in Florida.

His replacement? , Pat Behan. Behan had done a good job at St. Mary's Ryken, located in extreme southeastern Maryland - well south of D.C.



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06-06-17 09:53 PM - Post#229873    

Washington Post story on the McAloon/Behan moves
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/recruiting-ins...

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06-07-17 11:11 AM - Post#229883    

  • Bison137 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
PF Richard Njoku, who is listed at 6-7 or sometimes 6-8, is visiting Bucknell, Brown, and Boston U this week. He has offers from all three, along with Canisius, Binghamton, and UNH. Njoku plays for St. John's College High School, just outside Washington D.C. His coach is Sean McAloon, who was an assistant under Pat Flannery for a couple of years. McAloon played at Randolph-Macon and also coached there.

https://twitter.com/AyalewAdam/status/870 449955823...





McAloon just announced his departure from St. John's to become the head coach at powerful IMG Academy in Florida.

His replacement? , Pat Behan. Behan had done a good job at St. Mary's Ryken, located in extreme southeastern Maryland - well south of D.C.



Not having played at a big-time basketball high school, I do not know for sure, but it would appear that to a certain extent, coaching at a high school powerhouse is similar to coaching in college. Is this a fair assessment?
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06-07-17 03:25 PM - Post#229896    

  • Bison89 Said:
Not having played at a big-time basketball high school, I do not know for sure, but it would appear that to a certain extent, coaching at a high school powerhouse is similar to coaching in college. Is this a fair assessment?




I can't say that for sure, but times certainly have changes on the high school basketball landscape. I coached High School basketball at the JV and Freshman levels, and my salary peaked at $1650. The Varsity coach made about double that. This was less than 15 years ago. And it was also at a school of a current Bison, so it's not like this was a low level program - although it certainly has stepped up significantly since I was there.

I have to imagine this is a near-full-time gig for these guys at the top level. Is it the level of commitment of a low-level college team? Probably only for the true elite programs or basketball warehouses like IMG Academy.

Additionally, I'm pretty sure they get paid significantly above the 4-digit range.
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06-07-17 04:15 PM - Post#229900    

Here is an article on High School Coaching Salaries. It would appear that the median salary as of 2011 was $28,470 which is MUCH higher than I expected. "According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, half of all coaches and scouts earned $28,470 a year or less." Personally, I would be shocked if our local high school coach earns more than $7,000 for the season.

http://work.chron.com/much-high-school-bask etball-...
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06-07-17 08:10 PM - Post#229914    

  • Bison89 Said:
Here is an article on High School Coaching Salaries. It would appear that the median salary as of 2011 was $28,470 which is MUCH higher than I expected. "According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, half of all coaches and scouts earned $28,470 a year or less." Personally, I would be shocked if our local high school coach earns more than $7,000 for the season.

http://work.chron.com/much-high-school-bask etball-...





No. That $28,470 median salary is an average for all coaches - high school, college, pro, etc. It goes on to say that only 20% of HS coaches earn more than $10,000 per year.



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06-07-17 08:24 PM - Post#229915    

Ohhhh, that number seemed to be really high. Thanks for clarifying.
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06-07-17 09:14 PM - Post#229916    

Here's a current list of Bison 2018 recruits and their updated offers:


- Balanc , Matthew 6-3 CG (MD) No offer - ;
- Battin , Riley 6-9 C (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; Utah, UT State, Northwestern, Davidson, Santa Clara, San Fran, Portland, LU, AU, etc.
- Bryant , Gabe 6-9 PF/C (GA/SC) No offer - ; So. Alabama, TN Tech, App St., Mercer, GA Southern, Presb., etc.
- Carpenter , Cameryn 6-1 CG (MI) No offer - ;
- Davis , Ryan 6-9 PF/C (IL) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; Kent State, Toledo, W. Mich., Miami (OH), Wright, UAB, Vermont, Hofstra,UNH, Cal-Davis, Loyola
- Feinberg , Michael 6-4 SG (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER Dec-2016 ; Dartmouth
- Friberg , Drew 6-6 SF (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Dec-2016 ; PSU, Navy, Manhattan, LU, UNH, Brown
- Funk , Andrew 6-3 SG (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Mar-2017 ; Drexel, Delaware, Rider,Boston, Army, LC, Brown
- Holley , Tyler 6-4 SG/SF (MD) No offer - ;
- Lanford , Jake 6-8 C (SC) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; App S., Charleston, Furman, Wofford, Columbia, Mercer, No. FL., GA Southern, Winthrop,etc.
- Latimer , Miles 6-2 PG (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Towson, Stony Brook, Q'pac, Boston, Brown, LC, etc.
- Lewis , Savion 6-1 PG (NY) No offer - ; Stony Brook, Hofstra, Manhattan,etc.
- McClung , Mac 6-1 PG (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; ODU, Duq, Rice, Kent State, Miami (OH), Marshall, Towson, W&M, Murray, ETSU, Oakland, Yale, Air Force, Q'pac, Wofford, Furman, Elon, etc.
- Millora-Brown , Quentin 6-9 PF/C (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER Oct-2016 ; Rice, Towson, JMU, Boston, Lehigh, Columbia, Mt.St. Mary
- Nesmith , Aaron 6-6 SF (SC) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Charleston, Duq, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, W&M, E. Car., Wofford, Furman, Mercer, Loyola, etc.
- Njoku , Richard 6-7 PF (D.C.) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2016 ; Canisius, UNH, Bing, Brown, Boston
- Richards , Zeke 6-10 C (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; DePaul, Cal-Davis, Cal-Northridge, Pepperdine, Hawaii
- Rotroff , Austin 6-9 C (OH) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Richmond, Air Force, Rice, Ohio, Ball State, Toledo, Bowling Green, JMU, Cleve. St., Canisius, Furman, etc.
- Scott , Zach 6-4 PG (FL) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; VA Tech, KS State, Vandy, DePaul, South Fla, Wichita St., UCF, FGCU, NIU, South AL, etc.
- Toews , Kai 6-2 PG (Japan) BUCKNELL OFFER Oct-2016 ; Brown
- Tynen , Fletcher 6-5 SF (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Fordham, Northeastern, Hawaii, Boston U
- Young , Ryan 6-10 C (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; St. Joes, Richmond, LaSalle, Duq., ODU, Towson, W&M, Delaware, Dexel, Yale, Penn, Stony Brook, Boston U, Navy, Loyola, LU, LC, Colgate, AU, Columbia, etc.



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06-08-17 07:30 AM - Post#229917    

  • Bison137 Said:



No. That $28,470 median salary is an average for all coaches - high school, college, pro, etc. It goes on to say that only 20% of HS coaches earn more than $10,000 per year.



A median means that half earn more and half earn less. An average (or mean) is the total of all salaries divided by the number of coaches. They can be quite different.

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06-08-17 10:30 AM - Post#229922    

Merriam-Webster's first definition of average = "a single value (such as a mean, mode, or median) that summarizes or represents the general significance of a set of unequal values."





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06-08-17 12:10 PM - Post#229931    

That is correct. But "such as" does not mean "equal to". They happen to be identical if the distribution of the data is symmetrical. Average is about adding things up; median is about ordering things and figuring out the middle point.

If Bill Gates signs up on this board, our average wealth does go up by quite a bit; our median wealth will still be a pittance by comparison.
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06-08-17 02:26 PM - Post#229938    

The first definition of average in Google: "a number expressing the central or typical value in a set of data, in particular the mode, median, or (most commonly) the mean."

BTW, the College Board, when it comes to its standardized tests, recognizes three different averages, i.e. the mean, the median, and the mode.



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06-08-17 02:30 PM - Post#229939    

Oh my, this discussion is a clear indicator that we are well into the offseason!

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06-08-17 04:26 PM - Post#229946    

Hahahaha! Early commit announcements should be rolling in soon enough.
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06-09-17 08:20 AM - Post#229953    

Offseason indeed, at least for Posters like us. Coaches, however, are in full press mode with the AAU circuit in full swing this summer.

Re the topic at hand, I suggest a math book as a source for this interesting research on the mean--ing of mean.

I always thought the mean was like the middle post in a long picket fence. There you have it.

I got A's in Statistics at BU and still remember permutations and stuff like that. During the Jimmy V years at BU, I was the official stat man for the team and loved every minute of it!!


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06-09-17 08:34 AM - Post#229955    

  • Doktore K Said:


I always thought the mean was like the middle post in a long picket fence. There you have it.




That's the median. Mean is the total of salaries divided by the number of people, also known as numeric average.

Government uses the terms interchangably, which can be misleading.

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06-09-17 09:37 AM - Post#229958    

Question about recruiting (excuse me for interrupting the team from salaries.com)

It would seem Bucknell still has an edge in the facilities department, correct? Sojka is 14 years old now but it still shines above MOST low major facilties correct?
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06-09-17 03:27 PM - Post#229975    

Husky, in the PL, other than the Academies, I think that Sojka is the best facility. That being said, IMO, the Academies' stadiums are probably too big for the number of people who typically attend basketball games.

I have to qualify this by saying that I have not been to Boston U and Loyola. So, I cannot comment on their facilities.

'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

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06-09-17 04:50 PM - Post#229977    

I personally would rate Sojka far above Cristl

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06-10-17 12:48 AM - Post#229988    

  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
Oh my, this discussion is a clear indicator that we are well into the offseason!


As I was reading this thread I had the exact same though BRW, and then "bingo," no sooner had I thought it, then you said it.
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06-12-17 01:54 PM - Post#230002    

  • Bison137 Said:


- Latimer , Miles 6-2 PG (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Towson, Stony Brook, Q'pac, Boston, Brown, LC, etc.

- Njoku , Richard 6-7 PF (D.C.) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2016 ; Canisius, UNH, Bing, Brown, Boston.





Returning this thread to basketball, info on a couple of visits:

1. "’18 G Miles Latimer will take an unofficial visit to Lafayette June 18, and to Bucknell June 25"
https://twitter.com/AyalewAdam/status/874 227284206...

Latimer is a 6-2 PG from Fairfax VA. Plays for power Paul VI.


2. "2018 forward Richard Njoku was on a visit to Bucknell today, his coach tells me."
https://twitter.com/dougherty_jesse/statu s/8732873...

The visit was this past Friday. Njoku also visited Boston U and Brown recently.

- - - - -

The Bison camp is on June 23rd and 24th, and then almost all of July is a very important evaluation period, with a lot of AAU events. We will likely see more offers during that time - and maybe a commitment or two.



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06-14-17 07:37 PM - Post#230095    

1.
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- Funk , Andrew 6-3 SG (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER . Mar-2017 ; Others: Drexel, Delaware, Rider,Boston, Army, LC, Loyola, Colgate, Navy, Yale, Penn, Brown



Andrew Funk, whose brother started last year for Army as a freshman, is taking an unofficial visit to Bucknell.

"2018 @JSWarriors guard Andrew Funk will take unofficial visits to UPenn on 6/16 & Bucknell on 6/26."

https://twitter.com/JKimElevate/status/87 511616798...



2. Also Blake Verbeek, a 6-10 center from Michigan (Grand Rapids area) also just visited. He apparently has no offers as of yet, but was ranked last year in the top ten in Michigan for his class (BankHoops). Dropped this year however.

"Unofficial visits this past week for 2018 Storm Blake Verbeek (6'10 Calvin Christian) included trips to Bucknell, Davidson & East Carolina"

https://twitter.com/grstormbb/status/8750 975301655...





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06-19-17 07:18 PM - Post#230193    


New offer to Maka Ellis 6-5 wing from Las Vegas. Has offers from Utah State, New Mexico State, Rice, Nevada, Lehigh, Santa Clara, Columbia, Rice, and others. As a junior, he averaged 25 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 3.3 apg, and 2.1 spg. It's been a long time, I think, since the Bison had a legitimate recruit from Nevada.

https://twitter.com/VegasEliteHoops/statu s/8769264...



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06-19-17 07:20 PM - Post#230194    

Updated list. A few new names and a few additional offers:


- Balanc , Matthew 6-3 CG (MD) No offer - ;
- Battin , Riley 6-9 C (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; Utah, UT State, Northwestern, Davidson, Santa Clara, San Fran, Portland, LU, AU, etc.
- Bryant , Gabe 6-9 PF/C (GA/SC) No offer - ; So. Alabama, TN Tech, App St., Mercer, GA Southern, Presb., etc.
- Carpenter , Cameryn 6-1 CG (MI) No offer - ;
- Davis , Ryan 6-9 PF/C (IL) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; Kent State, Toledo, W. Mich., Miami (OH), Wright, UAB, Vermont, Hofstra,UNH, Cal-Davis, Loyola
- Ellis , Maka 6-5 Wing (NV) BUCKNELL OFFER Jun-2017 ; UT State, NM State, Rice, Nevada, Lehigh, Santa Clara, Columbia, Rice, etc.
- Feinberg , Michael 6-4 SG (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER Dec-2016 ; Dartmouth
- Friberg , Drew 6-6 SF (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Dec-2016 ; PSU, Navy, Lehigh, MSM, Manhattan, LU, UNH, Brown
- Funk , Andrew 6-3 SG (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Mar-2017 ; Drexel, Delaware, Rider,Boston, Army, LC, Loyola, Colgate, Navy, Yale, Penn, Brown
- Holley , Tyler 6-4 SG/SF (MD) No offer - ;
- Johnson , Hamilton 6-3 CG (FL) No offer - ;
- Labriola , AJ 6-3 CG (PA) No offer - ;
- Lanford , Jake 6-8 C (SC) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; App S., Charleston, Furman, Wofford, Columbia, Mercer, No. FL., GA Southern, Winthrop,etc.
- Latimer , Miles 6-2 PG (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Towson, Stony Brook, Q'pac, Boston, Brown, LC, etc.
- Lewis , Savion 6-1 PG (NY) No offer - ; Stony Brook, Hofstra, Manhattan,etc.
- McClung , Mac 6-1 PG (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; 29 offers - Rutgers. ODU, Duq, Rice, Kent State, Miami (OH), Marshall, Towson, W&M, Murray, ETSU, Oakland, Yale, Air Force, Q'pac, Wofford, Furman, Elon, etc.
- Meier , Carson 6-5 Wing (OK) No offer - ; visited Bucknell June 2017
- Millora-Brown , Quentin 6-9 PF/C (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER Oct-2016 ; Rice, Towson, JMU, Boston, Lehigh, Columbia, Mt.St. Mary
- Nesmith , Aaron 6-6 SF (SC) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Charleston, Duq, Charlotte, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, W&M, E. Car., Wofford, Furman, Mercer, Loyola, etc.
- Njoku , Richard 6-7 PF (D.C.) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2016 ; Canisius, UNH, Bing, Brown, Boston, American, Navy, Coppin, Howard
- O'Neill , Ryan 6-6 Wing (CT) No offer - ;
- Richards , Zeke 6-10 C (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; DePaul, Cal-Davis, Cal-Northridge, Pepperdine, Hawaii
- Rotroff , Austin 6-9 C (OH) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Richmond, Air Force, Rice, Ohio, Ball State, Toledo, Bowling Green, JMU, Cleve. St., Canisius, Furman, etc.
- Scott , Zach 6-4 PG (FL) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; VA Tech, KS State, Vandy, DePaul, South Fla, Wichita St., UCF, FGCU, NIU, South AL, etc.
- Toews , Kai 6-2 PG (Japan) BUCKNELL OFFER Oct-2016 ; Brown
- Tynen , Fletcher 6-5 SF (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Fordham, Northeastern, Hawaii, Boston U
- Verbeek , Blake 6-10 C (MI) No offer - ;
- Young , Ryan 6-10 C (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; St. Joes, Richmond,GWU, LaSalle, Duq., ODU, Towson, W&M, Delaware, Dexel, Yale, Penn, Stony Brook, Boston U, Navy, Loyola, LU, LC, Colgate, AU, Columbia, etc.



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06-19-17 09:57 PM - Post#230198    

Is it me or are the comparative offers to the bigs on our list coming from larger programs at a greater rate than the 1-4 positions? Could this be the Muscala and Foulland effect?
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06-20-17 08:10 AM - Post#230203    

  • Bison137 Said:

New offer to Maka Ellis 6-5 wing from Las Vegas. Has offers from Utah State, New Mexico State, Rice, Nevada, Lehigh, Santa Clara, Columbia, Rice, and others. As a junior, he averaged 25 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 3.3 apg, and 2.1 spg. It's been a long time, I think, since the Bison had a legitimate recruit from Nevada.

https://twitter.com/VegasEliteHoops/statu s/8769264...



Has there ever been a Bison from Nevada?
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

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06-20-17 06:59 PM - Post#230235    

  • Bison89 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:

New offer to Maka Ellis 6-5 wing from Las Vegas. Has offers from Utah State, New Mexico State, Rice, Nevada, Lehigh, Santa Clara, Columbia, Rice, and others. As a junior, he averaged 25 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 3.3 apg, and 2.1 spg. It's been a long time, I think, since the Bison had a legitimate recruit from Nevada.

https://twitter.com/VegasEliteHoops/statu s/8769264...



Has there ever been a Bison from Nevada?


Student and actual animal for sure! Basketball player not so much.
Ray Bucknell!

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07-07-17 08:37 PM - Post#230604    

July 12th is the start of a major evaluation period. The Bison reportedly have shown interest in a few players from the NJ Force AAU team:

1. Kenny Jones 6-0 PG (Middletown, NJ) - has offers from St. Joes, Towson, Monmouth, Iona, Qpac, Stony Brook, Boston U, etc.

2. Alex Imegwu 6-6 SF (Seton Hall Prep, NJ) - offer from Lafayette.

3. Caleb Fields 6-2 PG (Wildwood Catholic, NJ) - offers from NJIT and Middle Tennessee.

4. Mike Schretter 6-8 PF/C (Ridgewood, NJ)


No indication of an offer for any of them at this point, although Jones seems to have a strong resume.



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07-11-17 02:40 PM - Post#230745    

Latimer commited to Stony Brook
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07-13-17 12:52 PM - Post#230872    

https://twitter.com/Joshua_Newman/status/ 885541007...

"Archbishop Wood 2018 SG Andrew Funk listing Drexel, Yale, Bucknell Quinnipiac, Penn among those showing the most love."


https://twitter.com/Joshua_Newman/status/ 885541356...

"Funk recently tripped to Quinnipiac, Bucknell and Yale. Both parents are Nova grads, which is an obvious connection for Baker Dunleavy."



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07-14-17 11:25 AM - Post#230898    

A few of the players on the list above have picked up additional offers. Based on their offer lists, a couple of them appear increasingly unlikely to end up at Bucknell. Additional offers:

Riley Battin - Vandy, Colorado, GA Tech, Harvard, Yale, etc.
Ryan Davis - Drake, So. IL, Wofford
Drew Friberg - Binghamton
Aaron Nesmith - South Carolina, VA Tech, TX A&M
Zeke Richards - San Jose State
Ryan Young - Hofstra, ODU, Brown, Loyola, St. Francis



Ryan Young now has at least 28 offers, Nesmith at least 22, and Battin has at least 17.



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07-17-17 05:32 PM - Post#230975    

Offer to Isaiah Kelly, a 6-7 SF from Atlanta (Pace Academy).

https://twitter.com/Isaiahkelly_/status/8 870524112...

Kelly has a number of offers from power conference schools and others: Georgia, Wisconsin, Vandy, Rutgers, Iowa State, Memphis, Cinci, Yale, Princeton, Penn, UAB, Hofstra, and FGCU.

What is interesting is that most of his offers are from over a year ago: Wisconsin July 2015, Vandy September 2015, Iowa State May 2016, Cinci June 2016, Memphis June 2016, Rutgers July 2016, Georgia August 2016, Princeton/Penn/Harvard September 2016. Note that the coaches of some of these teams (Vandy, Wisconsin, Rutgers) have changed in the past 15 months.

No idea what all of this means, but the fact that the Bison just offered him must mean that he doesn't have a strong favorite at this point. AtlantaBison, any scouting reports?



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07-17-17 07:08 PM - Post#230980    

Offer to Caleb Catto, a 6-5 wing from Fort Myers FL. Has offers from William & Mary, Vermont, Furman, Mercer, Youngstown State, North Florida, FGCU, Winthrop, etc.

https://twitter.com/prephoopsfl/status/88 708571007...



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07-18-17 07:44 AM - Post#230988    

  • Bison137 Said:
Offer to Isaiah Kelly, a 6-7 SF from Atlanta (Pace Academy).

https://twitter.com/Isaiahkelly_/status/8 870524112...

Kelly has a number of offers from power conference schools and others: Georgia, Wisconsin, Vandy, Rutgers, Iowa State, Memphis, Cinci, Yale, Princeton, Penn, UAB, Hofstra, and FGCU.

What is interesting is that most of his offers are from over a year ago: Wisconsin July 2015, Vandy September 2015, Iowa State May 2016, Cinci June 2016, Memphis June 2016, Rutgers July 2016, Georgia August 2016, Princeton/Penn/Harvard September 2016. Note that the coaches of some of these teams (Vandy, Wisconsin, Rutgers) have changed in the past 15 months.

No idea what all of this means, but the fact that the Bison just offered him must mean that he doesn't have a strong favorite at this point. AtlantaBison, any scouting reports?


Have not seen him. Pace Academy is a tiny school that has recently really upped it athletic program. A lot of Falcon's owner Arthur Blank's money.
Ray Bucknell!

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07-18-17 02:10 PM - Post#231002    

Joseph Hedstrom 6-10 C (MN)

Offers from Hofstra, ND State, Denver, South Dakota, Loyola (MD), and Cleveland State

https://twitter.com/RyanJamesMN/status/88 735238691...

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07-18-17 02:49 PM - Post#231004    

  • JDBison2010 Said:
Joseph Hedstrom 6-10 C (MN)

Offers from Hofstra, ND State, Denver, South Dakota, Loyola (MD), and Cleveland State

https://twitter.com/RyanJamesMN/status/88 735238691...





Verbal Commits missed two other Hedstrom offers: Columbia and North Dakota. Article on him from February:

Center Joe Hedstrom is a big target for D1 schools



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07-18-17 03:41 PM - Post#231006    

  • JDBison2010 Said:
Joseph Hedstrom 6-10 C (MN)

Offers from Hofstra, ND State, Denver, South Dakota, Loyola (MD), and Cleveland State

https://twitter.com/RyanJamesMN/status/88 735238691...




Hedstrom is from Hopkins H.S. just west of Minneapolis. Very strong hoops program. Would love to have another Bison center from the Twin Cities
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07-18-17 05:44 PM - Post#231013    

  • raymondbucknell Said:
  • JDBison2010 Said:
Joseph Hedstrom 6-10 C (MN)

Offers from Hofstra, ND State, Denver, South Dakota, Loyola (MD), and Cleveland State

https://twitter.com/RyanJamesMN/status/88 735238691...




Hedstrom is from Hopkins H.S. just west of Minneapolis. Very strong hoops program. Would love to have another Bison center from the Twin Cities





Some who have been on this board for a decade or more will remember another Bison recruit from Hopkins - Blake Hoffarber, a 6-4 SG. Hoffarber got an ESPY for HS play of the year for making this shot, where he sent the state championship game to OT by making a 20-footer as time expired while lying on his back. Hoffarber was being recruited as part of the class that brought in Shazier, Boon, and O'Brien, but he ended up going to Minnesota.



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07-18-17 05:57 PM - Post#231014    

  • Bison137 Said:
but he ended up going to Minnesota.

...where he had another memorable game-winner (though nothing tops lying on your back) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u51znupszPw
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07-18-17 10:40 PM - Post#231024    

Offer to Sloan Seymour 6-8 SF from the Albany area. His dad, Steve, was the head coach at Drexel about 15 years ago, and he more recently has been an assistant at Siena, LaSalle, and Virginia. Seymour has offers from URI, Rutgers, St. Joes, South Florida, UMass, Siena, Iona, Vermont, Hofstra, Marist, etc.

https://twitter.com/PatLawless_/status/88 748721878...



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07-18-17 11:29 PM - Post#231025    

An updated list:


- Name . . . . . . Height. . . POS . . State . . BU Offer/Date . . . . Other Offers

- Balanc , Matthew 6-3 CG (MD) No offer - ;
- Battin , Riley 6-9 C (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; Utah, UT State, Northwestern, Davidson, Santa Clara, San Fran, Portland, LU, AU, etc.
- Bryant , Gabe 6-9 PF/C (GA/SC) No offer - ; So. Alabama, Lipscomb, TN Tech, App St., Mercer, IUPUI, Morehead, GA Southern, Presb., etc.
- Carpenter , Cameryn 6-1 CG (MI) No offer - ;
- Catto , Caleb 6-5 Wing (FL) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2017 ; William & Mary, Vermont, Furman, Mercer, Youngstown State, North Florida, FGCU, Winthrop, etc.
- Davis , Ryan 6-9 PF/C (IL) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; Drake, So. IL, Kent State, Toledo, W. Mich., Miami (OH), Wright, Milwaukee, Wofford, UAB, Vermont, Hofstra,UNH, Cal-Davis, Loyola
- Ellis , Maka 6-5 Wing (NV) BUCKNELL OFFER Jun-2017 ; UT State, NM State, Rice, Nevada, Lehigh, Santa Clara, Columbia, Rice, etc.
- Feinberg , Michael 6-4 SG (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER Dec-2016 ; Dartmouth
- Friberg , Drew 6-6 SF (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Dec-2016 ; PSU, Bowling Green, Delaware, LU, LC, Boston U, Navy, MSM, Manhattan, UNH, Bing, Columbia, Brown
- Funk , Andrew 6-3 SG (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Mar-2017 ; Drexel, Delaware, Rider, Boston, Army, LC, Loyola, Colgate, Navy, Yale, Penn, Brown, Q'pac
- Hedstrom , Joe 6-10 C (MN) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2017 ; Hofstra, Loyola(MD), Columbia, Cleveland St, Denver, N. Dakota, ND State, S. Dakota
- Holley , Tyler 6-4 SG/SF (MD) No offer - ;
- Johnson , Hamilton 6-3 CG (FL) No offer - ;
- Kelly , Isiah 6-7 SF (GA) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2017 ; Georgia, Wisconsin, Vandy, Rutgers, Iowa State, Memphis, Cinci, Yale, Princeton, Penn, UAB, Hofstra, FGCU
- Labriola , AJ 6-3 CG (PA) No offer - ;
- Lanford , Jake 6-8 C (SC) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; App St., Charleston, Furman, Wofford, Wnthrop, Columbia, Mercer, No. FL., GA Southern, Winthrop,etc.
- Latimer , Miles 6-2 PG (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Committed to Stony Brook; . Towson, Q'pac, Boston, Brown, LC, etc.
- Lewis , Savion 6-1 PG (NY) No offer - ; Stony Brook, Hofstra, Manhattan,etc.
- McClung , Mac 6-1 PG (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; 31 offers - Georgetown, Rutgers. ODU, Duq, Rice, Kent State, Miami (OH), Marshall, Towson, W&M, Murray, ETSU, Oakland, Yale, Air Force, Q'pac, Wofford, Furman, Elon, etc.
- Meier , Carson 6-5 Wing (OK) No offer - ; visited Bucknell June 2017
- Millora-Brown , Quentin 6-9 PF/C (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER Oct-2016 ; Rice, Towson, JMU, Boston, Lehigh, Columbia, Mt.St. Mary
- Nesmith , Aaron 6-6 SF (SC) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; 22 offers - Charleston, Duq, Charlotte, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, W&M, E. Car., Wofford, Furman, Mercer, Loyola, etc.
- Njoku , Richard 6-7 PF (D.C.) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2016 ; Furman, Canisius, UNH, Bing, Brown, Boston, American, Navy, Coppin, Howard
- O'Neill , Ryan 6-6 Wing (CT) No offer - ;
- Richards , Zeke 6-10 C (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; DePaul, Cal-Davis, Cal-Northridge, Pepperdine, Hawaii
- Rotroff , Austin 6-9 C (OH) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Richmond, Air Force, Rice, Ohio, Ball State, Toledo, Bowling Green, JMU, Cleve. St., Canisius, Furman, etc.
- Scott , Zach 6-4 PG (FL) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; VA Tech, KS State, Vandy, DePaul, South Fla, Wichita St., UCF, FGCU, NIU, South AL, etc.
- Seymour , Sloan 6-8 SF/PF (NY) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2017 ; URI, Rutgers, St. Joes, South Florida, UMass, Siena, Iona, Vermont, Hofstra, Marist, etc.
- Strates , Jaxson 6-8 PF (FL) No offer - ; Air Force, Colgate, Navy, Presb., American
- Toews , Kai 6-2 PG (Japan) BUCKNELL OFFER Oct-2016 ; Brown, UNCW
- Tynen , Fletcher 6-5 SF (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Fordham, Northeastern, Hawaii, Boston U
- Verbeek , Blake 6-10 C (MI) No offer - ;
- Young , Ryan 6-10 C (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; 28 offers - St. Joes, Richmond, GWU, LaSalle, Duq., ODU, Towson, W&M, Delaware, Dexel, Yale, Penn, Stony Brook, Boston U, Navy, Loyola, LU, LC, Colgate, AU, Columbia, etc.



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07-20-17 11:17 PM - Post#231133    

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An updated list:

- Nesmith , Aaron 6-6 SF (SC) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; 22 offers - Charleston, Duq, Charlotte, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, W&M, E. Car., Wofford, Furman, Mercer, Loyola, etc.






Put another player into the unlikely category. Nesmith picked up offers recently from Vandy, Pitt, OK State, Cinci, Florida, GA Tech, Minnesota, Texas A&M, VA Tech, South Carolina, and UMass. Now has 33+ offers.



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07-23-17 09:25 PM - Post#231193    

Interesting blurb on a 2019 SF:

"Wofford and Radford are the early ones on 2019 Miles Jones. 6'6 F from Radford is very versatile & smart. Has improved immensely."


I wonder if the Bison also will be recruiting Jones, who of course is the brother of Nate Jones.


https://twitter.com/jwherron10/status/889 151933159...





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07-26-17 01:26 PM - Post#231314    

New offer to Chimezie Offurum, a 6-6 SF from D.C. (Georgetown Prep). He has offers from Maryland, Indiana, Rutgers, VA Tech, URI, St. Joes, Hofstra, Towson, UAB, Tulsa, Canisius, and ODU. Tough competition - although it should be noted that the offers from the power conference teams are all about a year old. Offurum last fall was ranked #13 of the players in the MD, DC, Northern VA area by one site.



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07-26-17 01:59 PM - Post#231315    

#13 in the DC Metro Area would be a nice player to land.
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07-29-17 11:15 AM - Post#231400    

New offer to 6-10 Center Brady Heiman from Nebraska. Has offers from Drake, Southern Illinois, Rice, Nebraska Omaha, and South Dakota.



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08-01-17 01:14 PM - Post#231470    

Now that the July evaluation period has ended, here's an updated list, including a number of new offers. Sloan Seymour, who was offered two weeks ago, picked up one from St. John's. Brady Heiman in the past two days got offers from Davidson and Denver. Also State College's Drew Friberg added Penn and W&M.


- Name . . . . . . . Height. . . POS . . . State . . . BU Offer/Date . . . . . Other Offers

- Balanc , Matthew 6-3 CG (MD) No offer - ;
- Battin , Riley 6-9 C (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; Vandy, Colorado, GA Tech, Utah, UT State, Northwestern, Harvard, Yale, Davidson, Santa Clara, San Fran, Portland, LU, AU, etc.
- Bryant , Gabe 6-9 PF/C (GA/SC) No offer - ; So. Alabama, Lipscomb, TN Tech, App St., Mercer, IUPUI, Morehead, GA Southern, Presb., etc.
- Carpenter , Cameryn 6-1 CG (MI) No offer - ;
- Catto , Caleb 6-5 Wing (FL) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2017 ; William & Mary, Vermont, Furman, Wofford, Elon, Mercer, Youngstown State, North Florida, FGCU, Winthrop, etc.
- Davis , Ryan 6-9 PF/C (IL) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; Drake, So. IL, Kent State, Toledo, W. Mich., Miami (OH), Wright, Milwaukee, Wofford, UAB, Vermont, Hofstra,UNH, Cal-Davis, Loyola
- Ellis , Maka 6-5 Wing (NV) BUCKNELL OFFER Jun-2017 ; UT State, NM State, Rice, Nevada, Lehigh, Santa Clara, Columbia, Rice, etc.
- Feinberg , Michael 6-4 SG (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER Dec-2016 ; Boston U, Yale, Dartmouth
- Friberg , Drew 6-6 SF (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Dec-2016 ; PSU, Bowling Green, W&M, Delaware, LU, LC, Boston U, Navy, Penn, MSM, Manhattan, UNH, Bing, Columbia, Brown
- Funk , Andrew 6-3 SG (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Mar-2017 ; Drexel, Delaware, Rider, Boston, Army, LC, Loyola, Colgate, Navy, Yale, Penn, Brown, Q'pac
- Hedstrom , Joe 6-10 C (MN) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2017 ; W. Mich., Hofstra, Loyola(MD), Columbia, Cleveland St, Denver, N. Dakota, ND State, S. Dakota
- Heiman , Brady 6-10 C (NE) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2017 ; Drake, Loyola (IL), Rice, Davidson, Denver, LIU, Nebraska Omaha, and South Dakota.
- Holley , Tyler 6-4 SG/SF (MD) No offer - ;
- Johnson , Hamilton 6-3 CG (FL) No offer - ;
- Kelly , Isiah 6-7 SF (GA) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2017 ; Georgia, Wisconsin, Vandy, Rutgers, Iowa State, Memphis, Cinci, Yale, Princeton, Penn, UAB, Hofstra, FGCU
- Labriola , AJ 6-3 CG (PA) No offer - ;
- Lanford , Jake 6-8 C (SC) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; App St., Charleston, Furman, Wofford, Wnthrop, Columbia, Mercer, W. Car., No. FL., GA Southern, Winthrop,etc.
- Latimer , Miles 6-2 PG (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Committed to Stony Brook; . Towson, Q'pac, Boston, Brown, LC, etc.
- Lewis , Savion 6-1 PG (NY) No offer - ; Stony Brook, Hofstra, Manhattan, Rider, etc.
- McClung , Mac 6-1 PG (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; 31 offers - Georgetown, Rutgers. ODU, Duq, Rice, Kent State, Miami (OH), Marshall, Towson, W&M, Murray, ETSU, Oakland, Yale, Air Force, Q'pac, Wofford, Furman, Elon, etc.
- Meier , Carson 6-5 Wing (OK) No offer - ; visited Bucknell June 2017
- Millora-Brown , Quentin 6-9 PF/C (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER Oct-2016 ; Rice, Towson, JMU, Boston, Lehigh, Columbia, Mt.St. Mary
- Nesmith , Aaron 6-6 SF (SC) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; 33 offers - Clemson, Vandy, Pitt, OK State, Cinci, Florida, GA Tech, Minnesota, VA Tech, So. Car., Prov., Charleston, Duq, Charlotte, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, W&M, E. Car., Wofford, Furman, Mercer, Loyola, etc.
- Njoku , Richard 6-7 PF (D.C.) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2016 ; Furman, Canisius, UNH, Bing, Brown, Boston, American, Navy, Coppin, Howard
- Offurum , Chimezie 6-6 SF (DC) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2017 ; Maryland, Indiana, Rutgers, VA Tech, URI, St. Joes, Hofstra, Towson, UAB, Tulsa, Canisius, and ODU. 
- O'Neill , Ryan 6-6 Wing (CT) No offer - ;
- Parini , Sam 6-11 C (PA) No offer ; Navy, Army
- Richards , Zeke 6-10 C (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; DePaul, San Jose, Cal-Davis, Cal-Northridge, Pepperdine, Hawaii
- Rotroff , Austin 6-9 C (OH) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Richmond, Air Force, Rice, Ohio, Ball State, Toledo, Bowling Green, JMU, Cleve. St., Canisius, Furman, etc.
- Scott , Zach 6-4 PG (FL) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; VA Tech, KS State, Vandy, DePaul, South Fla, Wichita St., UCF, FGCU, NIU, South AL, etc.
- Seymour , Sloan 6-8 SF/PF (NY) BUCKNELL OFFER Jul-2017 ; St. Johns, URI, Rutgers, St. Joes, South Florida, UMass, Siena, Iona, Vermont, Hofstra, Marist, etc.
- Strates , Jaxson 6-8 PF (FL) No offer - ; Air Force, Colgate, Navy, Presb., American
- Toews , Kai 6-2 PG (Japan) BUCKNELL OFFER Oct-2016 ; Brown, UNCW, Presb.
- Tynen , Fletcher 6-5 SF (CA) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; Fordham, Northeastern, Hawaii, Boston U, Lehigh
- Verbeek , Blake 6-10 C (MI) No offer - ;
- Young , Ryan 6-10 C (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; 30 offers - St. Joes, Richmond, GWU, LaSalle, Duq., ODU, Towson, W&M, Delaware, Dexel, Hofstra, Yale, Penn, Stony Brook, Boston U, Navy, Loyola, LU, LC, Colgate, AU, Columbia, etc.



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08-01-17 01:22 PM - Post#231471    

One big question is always what are the positions of need. I think center is the clear priority, followed by an athletic wing, and then a PG (or CG). Thoughts?



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08-01-17 01:57 PM - Post#231472    

I'd like a 6'7" point guard please with good range on his 3 please!
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08-01-17 02:02 PM - Post#231473    

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I'd like a 6'7" point guard please with good range on his 3 please!



So would just about every NCAA and NBA team!
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08-01-17 03:36 PM - Post#231476    

We need another Foulland, Thomas, and Brown.
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08-01-17 03:43 PM - Post#231477    

  • Bison137 Said:
One big question is always what are the positions of need. I think center is the clear priority, followed by an athletic wing, and then a PG (or CG). Thoughts?



Paul Newman, incoming freshman, appears to be a larger than normal PL Center.
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08-01-17 05:10 PM - Post#231479    

  • Bison137 Said:
One big question is always what are the positions of need. I think center is the clear priority, followed by an athletic wing, and then a PG (or CG). Thoughts?



Center has to be the top priority. Don't think we are going to be getting a commitment from one of the top available (Battin or Young) but I'm hoping we are still in the running for some of the Midwestern guys (recent offers Hedstrom and Heiman along with Sotos HS teammate Davis). I'd love to be wrong but Paul Newman is not a long term answer for us at the center position so it's pretty crucial to land one in this class. Possible early playing time could be a selling point

As for the other positions, I'd much prefer a CG to a PG since I think Sotos will be able to handle the point. And if he can't as a sophomore, I think Kimbal would be fine to run point as a senior as long as Avi can come along and be the scorer he was in high school. I see Andrew Funk as a realistic commitment. Catto or Ellis would be nice gets because they could play a little bit of SG or SF depending on our lineup being 6-5. Tougher competition for those two though.

As for a wing, I like the options that we have. Nesmith is now out of reach but I think Friberg would be a good addition. Good shooter and is having a very good summer like Zach 4 years ago. Hopefully we can get the local product on campus for an official
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08-01-17 08:17 PM - Post#231484    

  • JDBison2010 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
One big question is always what are the positions of need. I think center is the clear priority, followed by an athletic wing, and then a PG (or CG). Thoughts?



Center has to be the top priority. Don't think we are going to be getting a commitment from one of the top available (Battin or Young) but I'm hoping we are still in the running for some of the Midwestern guys (recent offers Hedstrom and Heiman along with Sotos HS teammate Davis). I'd love to be wrong but Paul Newman is not a long term answer for us at the center position so it's pretty crucial to land one in this class. Possible early playing time could be a selling point

As for the other positions, I'd much prefer a CG to a PG since I think Sotos will be able to handle the point. And if he can't as a sophomore, I think Kimbal would be fine to run point as a senior as long as Avi can come along and be the scorer he was in high school. I see Andrew Funk as a realistic commitment. Catto or Ellis would be nice gets because they could play a little bit of SG or SF depending on our lineup being 6-5. Tougher competition for those two though.

As for a wing, I like the options that we have. Nesmith is now out of reach but I think Friberg would be a good addition. Good shooter and is having a very good summer like Zach 4 years ago. Hopefully we can get the local product on campus for an official




Agree on most of the above. I think Newman can be a solid center - maybe a more athletic Oberfeld or Linthicum - but not a game-changer. Would be nice to get the next Foulland.

Agree on Friberg. Hope he wants to stay close to home and get a top education at the same time. He has had a PSU offer for over two years - although it's hard to say how serious it was at the beginning. But the Bison were the 2nd to offer him, over 19 months ago - well ahead of #3. He has clearly heated up in terms of recruiting, but no power conference offers, except for PSU - which is a non-power team in a power conference. Very little chance to ever reach the NCAA tournament.

I would be OK with a PG or a CG for the third spot, but I definitely want someone who can handle the point competently. As you say, BU will have both Mackenzie and Sotos the following year to run the point. But what happens if one gets injured. To me, PG is too important a position to not have three. My opinion would change, however, if the coaching staff thinks that Sechan is good enough to step in and play competently for 12-15 minutes at the point if it became necessary.



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08-01-17 09:16 PM - Post#231485    

I'd always take an athletic wing if we have a chance, they are not easy to come by. And I think PSU can eventually be a team to make a tourney. Chambers can be a bit volatile on the sidelines for my taste, but from the little I read, he def has the program heading in a good direction.
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08-01-17 09:55 PM - Post#231486    

  • MrPhillie Said:
I'd always take an athletic wing if we have a chance, they are not easy to come by. And I think PSU can eventually be a team to make a tourney. Chambers can be a bit volatile on the sidelines for my taste, but from the little I read, he def has the program heading in a good direction.





I guess time will tell. But if I had to bet on which will happen first - PSU in the tournament or Chambers fired, I would choose the latter. He did have some good frosh this past year - his best inroads into Philly during his tenure - but can he sustain that? It won't help that two rotation players, Terrence Samuel and Payton Banks, transferred out - although they aren't irreplacable. However a bigger concern is that their incoming recruiting class does not look strong. Two of the three had no high-level offers. Also none of the three are Philly kids.

As far as improvement goes, PSU has yet to break 80th in the national rankings (Pomeroy) in his six seasons there - with the best season having been 2014 (although 2015 and 2017 weren't far behind). Their league records in those six seasons have been:

2012: 4-14
2013: 2-16
2014: 6-12
2015: 4-14
2016: 7-11
2017: 6-12

And his ooc schedules make it very difficult to challenge for an NCAA berth - being soft every year and with almost all home games. This year, for example, they have nine home games vs two true road games. Their home opponents include Campbell, FDU, Montana, Columbia, ORU, Binghamton, Rider, and Coppin State. They do have three power conference opponents (two in a tournament), but one or two of the three will not be strong. If by some miracle, they ever have a good enough record to get onto the bubble, the selection committee will reject them in a heartbeat for the kind of schedule that Chambers puts together.

PSU was 10-8 and 9-9 in two of DeChellis' last three years (with one bad year sandwiched into the middle). They were also top 60 in the nation in those two years. And yet DeChellis left under duress, with many thinking his contract wouldn't be renewed.



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08-03-17 03:41 PM - Post#231585    

McClung committed to Rutgers today. Interesting choice given his offer list. Must have wanted high major because Rutgers basketball doesn't have much going for itself. Gotta be the 4th or 5th best team in the state
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08-03-17 03:49 PM - Post#231588    

  • JDBison2010 Said:
McClung committed to Rutgers today. Interesting choice given his offer list. Must have wanted high major because Rutgers basketball doesn't have much going for itself. Gotta be the 4th or 5th best team in the state



JD, my rankings for NJ D-1 schools:

1. Seton Hall
2. Princeton
3. Monmouth
4. Rutgers
5. Rider
6. NJIT

I could be convinced to switch Princeton and Monmouth.

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08-03-17 03:57 PM - Post#231589    

  • JDBison2010 Said:
McClung committed to Rutgers today. Interesting choice given his offer list. Must have wanted high major because Rutgers basketball doesn't have much going for itself. Gotta be the 4th or 5th best team in the state





Yes, Pikiell must have done a great selling job, because Rutgers has been a black hole of basketball. I think the last time they ranked above Bucknell was 2011. He may regret the choice after a few years of losing basketball. And he apparently turned down Georgetown too btw. That program has fallen, but it's certainly well above Rutgers. Also better academically.



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08-03-17 04:45 PM - Post#231592    

Didn't Monmouth lose a boatload? - Seaborn only one back - and think he played better as a frosh. Robinson and the big white kid killed us down there two years ago. Hoffman was a DNP which hurt us. No idea what they got coming in. Hope they are in a down cycle...you never know when we might see them again.
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08-03-17 05:36 PM - Post#231595    

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Didn't Monmouth lose a boatload? - Seaborn only one back - and think he played better as a frosh. Robinson and the big white kid killed us down there two years ago. Hoffman was a DNP which hurt us. No idea what they got coming in. Hope they are in a down cycle...you never know when we might see them again.




Yes, they lost four starters - plus reserve big man Colin Stewart. Probably still MAAC first division, but not nearly as good. One positive for Monmouth is that they get back a former starting center, 6-10 Zac Tillman, who redshirted last year due to personal issues. Also SG Ray Salnave was redshirted last year, his freshman year, but was viewed as a very good prospect. Their incoming recruits don' look like anything special however.

It looks like King Rice's window may have closed as far as landing a power-conference job.



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08-06-17 04:26 PM - Post#231648    

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New offer to 6-10 Center Brady Heiman from Nebraska. Has offers from Drake, Southern Illinois, Rice, Nebraska Omaha, and South Dakota.



Got his first P5 offer today from his home state Huskers. Article below says he got it on his 5th trip to Lincoln. Sounds like it was the one he was waiting for

http://www.omaha.com/neprepzone/recruiting /boys-ba...
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08-06-17 09:53 PM - Post#231651    

  • JDBison2010 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
One big question is always what are the positions of need. I think center is the clear priority, followed by an athletic wing, and then a PG (or CG). Thoughts?



Center has to be the top priority. Don't think we are going to be getting a commitment from one of the top available (Battin or Young) but I'm hoping we are still in the running for some of the Midwestern guys (recent offers Hedstrom and Heiman along with Sotos HS teammate Davis). I'd love to be wrong but Paul Newman is not a long term answer for us at the center position so it's pretty crucial to land one in this class. Possible early playing time could be a selling point



Sure enough, Riley Battin named his top 6 and Bucknell did not make the list.

Davidson was the only mid major to make the cut


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08-06-17 11:41 PM - Post#231652    

  • JDBison2010 Said:


Sure enough, Riley Battin named his top 6 and Bucknell did not make the list.

Davidson was the only mid major to make the cut






For those who are curious, his top six are Vandy, Clemson, Utah, Ohio St,, Colorado, and Davidson. Seems like an unusual mix. Five different conferences extending from the west to the midwest to the southeast - and none from his home state of California. The only two of the six that are in the same league are Utah and Colorado, and they both joined fairly recently.



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08-07-17 07:36 AM - Post#231655    

I would argue we play more consistently good basketball than than several of the those schools.
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08-08-17 08:58 AM - Post#231681    

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New offer to Maka Ellis 6-5 wing from Las Vegas. Has offers from Utah State, New Mexico State, Rice, Nevada, Lehigh, Santa Clara, Columbia, Rice, and others. As a junior, he averaged 25 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 3.3 apg, and 2.1 spg. It's been a long time, I think, since the Bison had a legitimate recruit from Nevada.

https://twitter.com/VegasEliteHoops/statu s/8769264...



Ellis named his top 7 the other day:
Columbia, Penn, Cornell, Bucknell, Lehigh, Santa Clara & Nevada

Will need to cut it down to 5 for his official visits but safe to assume he will be making a trip east for a few of them

https://twitter.com/trigonis30/status/894 732875110...
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08-08-17 09:07 AM - Post#231682    

Other than Nevada, they are all smaller, academically oriented schools.
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08-09-17 02:22 AM - Post#231707    

  • JDBison2010 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
New offer to 6-10 Center Brady Heiman from Nebraska. Has offers from Drake, Southern Illinois, Rice, Nebraska Omaha, and South Dakota.



Got his first P5 offer today from his home state Huskers. Article below says he got it on his 5th trip to Lincoln. Sounds like it was the one he was waiting for

http://www.omaha.com/neprepzone/recruiting /boys-ba...




Not surprisingly Heiman committed to Nebraska tonight - his home state school. He will be at his dream school, but will have far less chance of making the NCAA tournament than he would have had at Bucknell. In fact, Nebraska has made the Big Dance once in the past 20 years and has NEVER won a game in it. Ever.



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08-09-17 05:43 AM - Post#231709    

When you live in certain states, the allure of playing at "State U" is difficult to overcome. I hope that Heiman enjoys watching The Dance on TV.
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08-09-17 09:15 AM - Post#231725    

I guess for some, sports isn't the end all when choosing a school (seems extremely odd to say that in reference to a player choosing another school over Bucknell, but that seems to be the discussion here.) Good for him that he gets to go to school where he's always wanted to go, many of people cannot say that. And I do not know him or any other student-athlete making such decisions, but I am sure there are many factors that go into making these choices (well, for most anyway.) My guess is he feels comfortable there and that's okay.
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08-09-17 12:05 PM - Post#231727    

  • Bison89 Said:
When you live in certain states, the allure of playing at "State U" is difficult to overcome. I hope that Heiman enjoys watching The Dance on TV.


Let's amend that to "enjoys watching Bucknell in the dance on tv."

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08-10-17 06:32 PM - Post#231828    

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- Tynen , Fletcher 6-5 SF (CA) BUCK NELL OFFER May-2017 ; Fordham, Northeastern, Hawaii, Boston U, Lehigh






"Last week, 2018 6'7 Fletcher Tynen visited Lehigh, Princeton, Fordham, Boston U, & Northeastern."

https://twitter.com/RockFishBBall/status/ 894656539...

- - - - -

If the above is accurate and complete, it seems to almost eliminate Bucknell. If a California kid flies out to the northeast, including Eastern PA, and doesn't stop in Lewisburg, that is not a good sign.

Brett Reed is a poor coach when it comes to team play and X's and O's. But he is a great recruiter.



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08-12-17 02:46 PM - Post#231896    

Feinberg committed to Yale.
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08-12-17 10:23 PM - Post#231903    

Clearly the kid hasn't seen Stabler during a regular season contest. Hasn't seen them "dance" a lot either because they haven't.
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08-13-17 04:28 PM - Post#231922    

  • Bison137 Said:
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An updated list:

- Nesmith , Aaron 6-6 SF (SC) BUCKNELL OFFER May-2017 ; 22 offers - Charleston, Duq, Charlotte, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, W&M, E. Car., Wofford, Furman, Mercer, Loyola, etc.






Put another player into the unlikely category. Nesmith picked up offers recently from Vandy, Pitt, OK State, Cinci, Florida, GA Tech, Minnesota, Texas A&M, VA Tech, South Carolina, and UMass. Now has 33+ offers.




To no one's surprise, the Bison did not make Nesmith's final list, which is Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Yale, Harvard, Florida and Georgetown.

This list does show how Ivy recruiting has changed since Harvard, Yale, and Princeton started offering such generous aid packages to prospective students. If your parents have an income of less than $70,000, you essentially get a free ride. And those with incomes up to $150,000 pay very little. Thus HYP can offer the majority of D1 basketball recruits the equivalent of an athletic scholarship.



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08-17-17 01:39 PM - Post#232122    

Friberg to Princeton. Damn
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08-22-17 08:04 PM - Post#232311    

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- Funk , Andrew 6-3 SG (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Mar-2017 ; Drexel, Delaware, Rider, Boston, Army, LC, Loyola, Colgate, Navy, Yale, Penn, Brown, Q'pac

Per a self-described recruiting analyst on Twitter, Funk has narrowed his list to Bucknell, Penn and Delaware
https://twitter.com/JKimElevate/status/90 014179977...

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08-22-17 09:51 PM - Post#232313    

  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
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- Funk , Andrew 6-3 SG (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Mar-2017 ; Drexel, Delaware, Rider, Boston, Army, LC, Loyola, Colgate, Navy, Yale, Penn, Brown, Q'pac

Per a self-described recruiting analyst on Twitter, Funk has narrowed his list to Bucknell, Penn and Delaware
https://twitter.com/JKimElevate/status/90 014179977...




will make officials to each, first wiil be to Bucknell this weekend
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08-23-17 01:48 PM - Post#232325    

  • Bison137 Said:


- Young , Ryan 6-10 C (PA) BUCKNELL OFFER Apr-2017 ; 30 offers - St. Joes, Richmond, GWU, LaSalle, Duq., ODU, Towson, W&M, Delaware, Dexel, Hofstra, Yale, Penn, Stony Brook, Boston U, Navy, Loyola, LU, LC, Colgate, AU, Columbia, etc.






Ryan Young committed to Northwestern today. He had also recently picked up an offer from Maryland. Not a big deal from the Bison perspective because it had become apparent he was not ending up in Lewisburg. Seemed to be holding out for an offer from Stanford or Notre Dame for awhile, but he opted for Northwestern - maybe after concluding those other offers weren't happening.



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08-23-17 04:14 PM - Post#232332    

Njoku also planning to make an official visit to Bucknell. will also make officials to BostonU and Navy.
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08-23-17 06:30 PM - Post#232336    

By this time, I start getting nervous with no commitments. I have to remind myself that this is not unusual - although DP's last few classes were wrapped up by early September. However there have been a number of October (and November) commitments in the past. Looking back, I think these are the players who committed after Labor Day in past years:

Scholarship Players:

DJ MacLeay 9/3
Steven Kaspar 9/7
Nana Foulland 9/7
Todd O'Brien 9/12
Bruce Moore 9/16
John Meeks 9/19
Ben Brackney 9/23
John Griffin 9/26
Bryson Johnson 10/1
Joe Willman 10/2
Jimmy Sotos 10/3
GW Boon 10/5
Cory Starkey 10/6
Avid Toomer 10/8
Bryan Cohen 10/11
Zach Evans 10/12
Pat Behan 10/17
Probese Leo 10/20
Darren Mastropaolo 10/23
Jason Vegotsky 10/27 (Per Scout; not sure if this is right)
Stephen Tyree 11/1 (?)
Cam Ayers 11/17
Paul Newman 4/13
Matt O'Reilly 5/5


Need-based:
Abe Badmus Winter (?)
Rob Thomas Winter
Andrew Morrison Late Winter


Never could find anything as to when McNaughton committed. Also not sure about Linthicum.




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08-23-17 06:57 PM - Post#232337    

Ben Robertson 9/14

this is of particular significance as it makes it a clean sweep in the Nathan Davis head coaching era. i have no idea, but have wondered if this may in part be a function of his recruiting approach.
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08-23-17 07:20 PM - Post#232338    

Ellis has set three officials: Lehigh, Cornell and Columbia
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08-24-17 09:43 AM - Post#232355    

Toews has scheduled officials to Wofford and Delaware. also recently visited UNC Wilmington, unclear if this was an official, but apparently a good visit and they are serious contenders. i really expected us to be in the mix for him.
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08-24-17 10:06 AM - Post#232357    

continuing my barrage of less than good news

Catto has set officials to Wofford and Furman

maybe should point out that players can take up to five official visits, so these players can still add to their initially announced visits, but still never a positive not to be on the initial list.
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08-24-17 10:29 AM - Post#232360    

  • KenZ Said:
Toews has scheduled officials to Wofford and Delaware. also recently visited UNC Wilmington, unclear if this was an official, but apparently a good visit and they are serious contenders. i really expected us to be in the mix for him.




1. UNCW was official

2. Toews picked up two offers (Bucknell and Brown) late last fall and then didn't get another until late July - when he got four within a couple of weeks. I am hoping he may have made an unofficial during those eight months he was sitting on only the two offers.



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08-24-17 12:23 PM - Post#232363    

  • Bison137 Said:

2. Toews picked up two offers (Bucknell and Brown) late last fall and then didn't get another until late July - when he got four within a couple of weeks. I am hoping he may have made an unofficial during those eight months he was sitting on only the two offers.



he did make an unofficial to Bucknell this summer
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08-24-17 01:45 PM - Post#232367    

I'm confused about the "clean sweep" viewpoint. Not trying to be argumentative but are you implying we somehow approach too late with a "please don't sign up early" orientation. Not trying to be a wiseguy...it's just very unclear to me what "function" gets us to that sum/difference/product or quotient?
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08-24-17 02:19 PM - Post#232368    

  • Old Bison Said:
I'm confused about the "clean sweep" viewpoint. Not trying to be argumentative but are you implying we somehow approach too late with a "please don't sign up early" orientation. Not trying to be a wiseguy...it's just very unclear to me what "function" gets us to that sum/difference/product or quotient?

I thought he just meant that all of the recruits in the Davis era have come in September or later.

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08-24-17 02:44 PM - Post#232370    

  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
  • Old Bison Said:
I'm confused about the "clean sweep" viewpoint. Not trying to be argumentative but are you implying we somehow approach too late with a "please don't sign up early" orientation. Not trying to be a wiseguy...it's just very unclear to me what "function" gets us to that sum/difference/product or quotient?

I thought he just meant that all of the recruits in the Davis era have come in September or later.





Yes, pretty sure that is what it means. May indicate a different recruiting approach than that of DP.



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08-24-17 02:49 PM - Post#232371    

As long as the quality of the student-athlete stays high, Coach Davis, please continue what you are doing! (Whatever it is . . . )
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

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08-24-17 03:58 PM - Post#232372    

just to confirm and be clear:

my "clean sweep" comment was intended to say all signings in Davis era occurred later. i did speculate that his recruiting approach may contribute to that outcome, but there was no intent to imply anything negative in that.

there are definitely fewer offers and far fewer early offers than we were aware of in the Paulsen era, so that in itself reduces the likelihood of early commits. there may or may not be other differences that impact that, i don't know.

based on results to date, both coaches have had good recruiting results at Bucknell. as long as Coach follows what he feels is best approach for him and he has success, i have no grounds for complaints even if i suffer a bit of angst at times.

btw, i am a big fan of Coach Davis and just hope we can hang on to him for a while.
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08-24-17 04:55 PM - Post#232375    

No worries - I understood the distinction you were raising (i.e., the timing issue). What I was questioning was how that could be based on a particular recruiting approach/style. In other words, I would look at that as a total uncontrollable. You make an offer and since you can't control the significant issue... the potential take-up (other than through strength of personality and salesmanship of the school, staff and the experience)I can't imagine how you could control the timing. Your answer in para II was consistent with the context of my question. I can't imagine however its an actual adopted strategy. Empirically, if you had a figure of offers at the same cut-off date of Flan/Dave P/Nathan over the years you would have a basis in assessing whether the difference is material and therefore does in fact possibly represent a more cautious approach. Not that a cautious approach is bad. Ultimately, there are a lot of talented kids and recruiting is an absolute competitive nightmare. Let's see how Sotos/Meeks/Newman fit in. I just hold John Griffin accountable for finding us a 7'2" big-boned athletic kid with skills.
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08-24-17 05:13 PM - Post#232377    

  • Old Bison Said:
I just hold John Griffin accountable for finding us a 7'2" big-boned athletic kid with skills.



You are joking, right? I think that every school in the entire country is looking for a "7'2" big-boned athletic kid with skills."

Good luck with that one!
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

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08-24-17 05:31 PM - Post#232380    

No I'm not joking. That's Griffin's problem not mine
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08-24-17 06:01 PM - Post#232381    

  • KenZ Said:
btw, i am a big fan of Coach Davis and just hope we can hang on to him for a while.


I want us to hold on to him like Gonzaga has held on to Mark Few.
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08-24-17 06:58 PM - Post#232384    

In coming here, he said this was his "dream" job. Of course he can always have new dreams...
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08-24-17 07:31 PM - Post#232385    

Just my opinion. Whether a dream job or not, if a coach has an opportunity to double, triple or quadruple his salary at a more challenging and respected school for his/her sport, then 98% of the time, that coach is moving.
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08-24-17 07:58 PM - Post#232386    

I am currently working in my dream job, but 4x my salary and . . .
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

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08-25-17 07:15 AM - Post#232392    

I teach community college and love my job. I make 55k. Offer me 220k in a similar field. 😊
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08-25-17 07:27 AM - Post#232393    

I am a school counselor in my home district but if someone wanted to double or triple my salary I'm there!
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08-25-17 08:55 AM - Post#232395    

Btw - of course I'm joking but we're not supposed to let Griffin know that...ssshhhh!
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08-25-17 10:45 AM - Post#232399    

Beyond a point that's well below what Coach Davis is already earning, additional money's effect on happiness diminishes sharply.


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08-25-17 10:52 AM - Post#232400    

. . . Particularly if you factor in the cost of living in Lewisburg. To compare a Bucknell salary to one in the major metro areas, you have to double it. Even more in some places. And Lewisburg is a great place to raise kids. Just depends on what you are looking for.



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08-25-17 12:03 PM - Post#232402    

BRW - I didn't say anything

The overarching point that is at issue will ultimately be the challenge,not the money
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08-25-17 12:45 PM - Post#232403    

AND THEN THE MONEY!
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08-25-17 01:18 PM - Post#232404    

  • Old Bison Said:
BRW - I didn't say anything


Don't let the message board's automatic lead-ins that say "in response to Old Bison" lead you to think that a post is actually in response to Old Bison.

The board just puts in the name of whichever poster was in the previous post.



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08-25-17 02:07 PM - Post#232406    

  • Old Bison Said:

The overarching point that is at issue will ultimately be the challenge,not the money



this

he left his alma mater for the challenge of coaching in d1. at some point, with the right opportunity, the chance to compete in a higher level league has the same appeal to most coaches as it does to players.
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08-25-17 03:32 PM - Post#232412    

Please, let's not kid ourselves. If a coach can make a lateral move and make 2x or more $$$, unless there is some type of overriding factor such as alma mater, familial ties, great living conditions, etc., that coach will probably apologize, get some tears in his eyes, say that he never wanted to leave, and go for the $$$. If I have to be honest, I would probably do the same thing.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

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08-25-17 07:27 PM - Post#232420    

Got it! I responded to myself last time, I didn't know how that happened either
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08-25-17 07:45 PM - Post#232422    



- Quentini Millora -Brown , 6-9 PF/C (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER Oct-2016 ; Rice, Towson, JMU, Boston, Lehigh, Columbia, Mt.St. Mary


Visited Bucknell today. Presumably an official.



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08-25-17 08:56 PM - Post#232424    

  • Bison137 Said:


- Quentini Millora -Brown , 6-9 PF/C (VA) BUCKNELL OFFER Oct-2016 ; Rice, Towson, JMU, Boston, Lehigh, Columbia, Mt.St. Mary


Visited Bucknell today. Presumably an official.



great to hear we had one of our big man prospects visiting. not quite 7'2, but let's get him signed up anyway.

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09-02-17 10:19 AM - Post#232567    

interview with Funk after his Bucknell and Delaware visits

http://phillysportsnetwor k.com/2017/09/01/big-5-re...
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09-02-17 12:07 PM - Post#232572    

It's tough to compete against Penn for an academically-oriented player. Bucknell's program is better than Penn's now but playing in the Palestra is really appealing. I'm certainly not dismissing Delaware but I'd be very happy if Andrew chooses Bucknell over Penn.
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09-02-17 03:24 PM - Post#232573    

My guess is Penn, he as much as said so in that interview.
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09-04-17 06:13 PM - Post#232622    

  • Bison137 Said:
New offer to Chimezie Offurum, a 6-6 SF from D.C. (Georgetown Prep). He has offers from Maryland, Indiana, Rutgers, VA Tech, URI, St. Joes, Hofstra, Towson, UAB, Tulsa, Canisius, and ODU. Tough competition - although it should be noted that the offers from the power conference teams are all about a year old. Offurum last fall was ranked #13 of the players in the MD, DC, Northern VA area by one site.



Looks like we missed Offurum's official to Bucknell. Also visited GW and UMass which is good company to be in

https://twitter.com/ayalewadam/status/904 820113920...
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09-05-17 09:13 AM - Post#232627    

Zach Scott commited to Florida Gulf Coast
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09-05-17 08:31 PM - Post#232651    

  • JDBison2010 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
New offer to Chimezie Offurum, a 6-6 SF from D.C. (Georgetown Prep). He has offers from Maryland, Indiana, Rutgers, VA Tech, URI, St. Joes, Hofstra, Towson, UAB, Tulsa, Canisius, and ODU. Tough competition - although it should be noted that the offers from the power conference teams are all about a year old. Offurum last fall was ranked #13 of the players in the MD, DC, Northern VA area by one site.



Looks like we missed Offurum's official to Bucknell. Also visited GW and UMass which is good company to be in

https://twitter.com/ayalewadam/status/904 820113920...



has two more officials lined up to URI and ODU, the group is presumed to constitute his final five.
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09-06-17 03:42 PM - Post#232670    

Cheesey Mezie don't leaves me. Oh Lordy, I praysie
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09-06-17 03:58 PM - Post#232671    

sometimes you have to just throw it up to the heavens and keep your fingers crossed really hard. this kid looks super and he could really impact an already strong program. Everybody say your prayers
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09-06-17 04:22 PM - Post#232674    

Offurum appears to be athletic with inside moves, 3 point range, and good ball skills. If he values a great education at a very solid program, Bucknell appears to be his best option. Anytime that somebody makes an official visit is a good indication that they are very interested.

BTW, good video:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&am p;q=&a...
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

Old Bison
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09-06-17 05:20 PM - Post#232680    

This is the only video I saw

http://verbalcommits.com/players/chimezie-offu rum

and I agree he shows a really varied combination of skills combined with physical gifts. His type of game would compliment Bucknell's existing and entering personnel really well. Coming from a school like Georgetown Prep implies he already has his head on straight. It's quite a different mix of potential schools if the info above is correct. Bucknell sticks out like a sore thumb (private,small-town,perso nal,highly prestigious and growing more so under Bravman's leadership)vs 3 A10's and one C-USA. Throw ODU out cause I can't believe he'd play in that conference (it's a mess)and it's a commuter school. So that leaves two State schools and GW which I believe, and I could be wrong as I don't know much about the school...would have a large commuter element as well. So when you group them together they all constitute to some degree the antithesis of Bucknell (larger, impersonal, city, private/state, less cache and less of a resume virtue post-graduation). This is what makes recruiting so tough. Throwing out the obvious bias of wanting him to attend BU, with age and experience regardless of the affiliation it appears straightforward. But you can't live someone's life for him and you can't transplant that knowledge and experience to him. As an intelligent kid he sees things we may miss or we may prioritize differently. Hell, from a basketball standpoint Bucknell plays the same highly quality schedule on a macro basis. I hope he spent some time with Bruce on campus because coming from McDonough its the same kind of transition and from my interactions with Bruce he seems really settled and happy and understands Bucknell's where he get's his bread buttered.
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09-06-17 05:42 PM - Post#232681    

Old Bison, GW has about 11,300 undergrads. Undergrads are required to live on campus until the end of their Junior year. So, they have a lot of students in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of DC. (My older son is one of the undergrads.) The commuter element that you mentioned is largely students in their various graduate programs, medical school, law school, etc.

If GW had a little bit better hoops program, IMO, it would be a fun school to attend for a student athlete.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

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09-06-17 07:47 PM - Post#232684    

Thanks. Which is why I qualified my comments, because as stated I am not overly familiar with the University. My other distinctions clearly still apply as 11.3k is a far cry from 3.9 --- the introduction of the information that your son is already enrolled as an undergraduate however clouds the issue as it transforms the post from its original context and injects a personal element. So as to obviate any potential personal conflict suffice to say that the basis of my post is valid and Bucknell represents an extraordinary opportunity for the young man on a number of levels. I did not even include Nathan Davis' track record as a coach and the stabilty of the BU hoop program over time vis -a-vis GW as you have alluded.
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09-06-17 10:05 PM - Post#232687    

OB, I agree with you. Actually, I stated above, "If he values a great education at a very solid program, Bucknell appears to be his best option."
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

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09-11-17 11:22 AM - Post#232763    

Offurum committed to GW
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09-11-17 01:02 PM - Post#232766    

6'9" PF Austin Rotroff Wauseon (HS) OH., will visit Duquesne and Richmond not looking good for the Bison...
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09-11-17 02:33 PM - Post#232772    

Lotta kids with talent...they aren't all gonna like Bucknell & Lewisburg.
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09-11-17 06:12 PM - Post#232780    

OB, I agree. Just like a good pair of shoes, the school has to just fit and feel right. What you like and what I like might not be the same.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!

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09-11-17 08:36 PM - Post#232782    

As an alumni, GW gladly welcomes Offururm. GW is a tough place to recruit at the A-10 level.
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09-11-17 10:28 PM - Post#232783    

True for every school, student athlete or just student. My co-worker's daughter has Pitt and Lehigh ahead of Bucknell on her list of schools after visiting all (interest is engineering.) Just where you feel comfortable, among other factors.
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09-12-17 09:33 AM - Post#232790    

Agree, it can be tough to like a place that is out in the middle of nowhere. But boy, once you get to know that place in the middle of nowhere, there is no place like it!
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09-12-17 11:10 AM - Post#232793    

Bison 63, I couldn't agree more and speaking for myself I was never mature enough or even bright enough to understand that at the time. From the "Summer of 42" --- "life is made up of small comings and goings and for everything we take with us, there is something we leave behind". How do you explain to a 17 year old the feeling he will have the day of graduation when he drives from that campus for the last time as an undergraduate. I need to go back and see how Webster defines the word melancholy after I write this. Youth is wasted on the young and it is only with experience that we realize Bucknell might have been the first place as an adolescent that we truly felt "part of". Maybe the English teachers and poetry majors should do the recruiting! Unfortunately, if that were the case we might find we were a little "soft" somewhere down the line.
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09-12-17 09:32 PM - Post#232813    

New offer to 6-6 SF Jeameril Wilson from Notre Dame of Niles IL, a suburb of Chicago. Has offers from Lehigh and IUPIU, plus five D2's. The offer may be a reaction to Offorum's commitment and possible lack of interest from Ellis.

https://twitter.com/scottybscout/status/9 077351374...



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09-13-17 04:43 PM - Post#232820    

Quentin Millora Brown to Rice

Sounds like we've got an assistant in Chicago checking out Ryan Davis (along with Toledo and Vermont). No word on his official visits
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09-13-17 08:05 PM - Post#232821    

I wonder if Sotos may help get him!
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09-13-17 10:11 PM - Post#232822    

An all Patriot League set of officials for Richard Njoku. Let the chips fall where they may.

9/15 Bucknell
9/22 Boston University
10/13 Navy

https://twitter.com/AyalewAdam/status/908 096776166...
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09-14-17 01:09 AM - Post#232823    

  • SomedayCameSuddenly Said:
An all Patriot League set of officials for Richard Njoku.

I'm not a recruitnik, but...man, I've never seen so many dunks in one of these highlight videos:
https://youtu.be/jXN-VTvCI0M
HuskyColonial
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09-14-17 07:14 AM - Post#232824    

I'm sorry I missed this post. How is your son doing? Is he having a positive experience?
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09-14-17 08:21 AM - Post#232825    

Husky, I'll PM you.
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09-14-17 08:34 AM - Post#232826    

  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
  • SomedayCameSuddenly Said:
An all Patriot League set of officials for Richard Njoku.

I'm not a recruitnik, but...man, I've never seen so many dunks in one of these highlight videos:
https://youtu.be/jXN-VTvCI0M



Well, he certainly likes to dunk and block shots. I have no idea if he can even shoot a free throw, but as long as he can dunk in traffic and protect the rim, I would be very happy.

Here is a brief write up where it says that he is "physically imposing" with a "3.8 GPA" with interest in mostly good academic schools.

Here is a quote from Njoku: “I think my hustle will be most definitely what I’ll be able to bring. Always willing to work harder on my game on the defensive end and willing to put my body on the line.”

https://www.prephoops.com/2017/01/recruiting-re por...
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09-14-17 08:42 AM - Post#232828    

Wow I want him. That is a lot of dunks, but you can't teach explosive athleticism for someone that big. We're starting to see us recruit more athletic bigs. I like it.
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09-14-17 11:48 AM - Post#232832    

The dunk at about the 2:15 mark is my favorite. Caught the ball on one side, collected himself, and dunked it on the other side to avoid the defender. I saw finishes with both hands in there. I would like to see maybe ONE jump shot, even if it is a six footer. He did not look that tall in the video.
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09-14-17 11:53 AM - Post#232833    

It looks like Njoku is more of a PF than a C. He is "only" 6'-6" but has a 6'-9.25" wingspan. At 220#, I can see why he was described as "physically imposing".

http://uaa.io/roster.aspx?rp_id=3737
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09-14-17 01:15 PM - Post#232836    

All these kids are still growing as Juniors heading to Senior year. With a 6'9 wingspan I would imagine 6'9 would be a realistic height for him to end up at.
Old Bison
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09-14-17 06:07 PM - Post#232844    

If that's the totality of his shot selection I think we should all chip in and send him a Ed O'Bannon type Fedex letter. We can post from BRW's home address for plausible deniability...just sayin'
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09-14-17 10:20 PM - Post#232851    

Or maybe a partly-open package with $100 bills falling out, shipped from the home address of Brett Reed.



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09-18-17 05:16 PM - Post#232948    

Lanford committed to Yale
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09-18-17 10:06 PM - Post#232960    

and Rotroff commited to Duquesne
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09-20-17 11:26 AM - Post#233033    

"Sierra Vista senior wing Maka Ellis will announce his college commitment Wednesday, according to a tweet from his father.

Ellis averaged 25 points for the Mountain Lions last season and had a strong summer with Vegas Elite’s 17U team alongside UNLV commit and Clark guard Trey Woodbury and Bishop Gorman three-star forward Jamal Bey.

The 6-foot-5 inch Ellis holds offers from multiple Ivy League schools, including Columbia, Cornell and Pennsylvania. Nevada, Santa Clara, Lehigh and Bucknell have also offered."
https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/nevada-preps/...
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09-20-17 11:58 AM - Post#233035    

Eliis most likely selecting Columbia, Lehigh or Santa Clara
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09-20-17 10:19 PM - Post#233078    

  • KenZ Said:
Eliis most likely selecting Columbia, Lehigh or Santa Clara

Columbia, it is.
https://twitter.com/makaellis/status/9106 183262120...

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09-27-17 04:58 PM - Post#233262    

Kai Toews committed to UNCW. Pretty sure his Bucknell offer was off the table after the Funk commitment.



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09-27-17 05:06 PM - Post#233263    

New offer to 6-9 PF/C Tre Mitchell from South Carolina, who recently transferred to CT's Woodstock Academy. He also has offers from Kansas State, UMass, Penn State, Bowling Green, App. State, Mount St. Mary's, NJIT, RMU, CCSU, Canisius, and Stony Brook. The offers from Kansas State and UMass are both recent. His twitter page still has his first offer, from Mount St. Mary's, pinned at the top.




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09-28-17 10:35 PM - Post#233343    

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Offer to Caleb Catto, a 6-5 wing from Fort Myers FL. Has offers from William & Mary, Vermont, Furman, Mercer, Youngstown State, North Florida, FGCU, Winthrop, etc.

https://twitter.com/prephoopsfl/status/88 708571007...





Catto committed to Florida Gold Coast. Has been apparent for awhile that the Bison were not in the running.



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10-02-17 12:59 PM - Post#233430    

Per his coach Pat Behan, Richard Njoku is off the board to Navy
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10-02-17 01:05 PM - Post#233431    

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Per his coach Pat Behan, Richard Njoku is off the board to Navy



If so, Njoku is a very good signing for Navy. He seems a bit more athletic than many of their bigger players.
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10-04-17 10:08 AM - Post#233507    

Wilson commited to Lehigh
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10-04-17 12:36 PM - Post#233509    

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Wilson commited to Lehigh



I think that Lehigh's staff recruits well. If they had a better facility that was closer to the main part of campus, I think that they would get much more student support. In turn, they would be an even better team.
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10-04-17 08:18 PM - Post#233520    

I’m becoming concerned that we are not getting quality commitments at the zenith of our performance.
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10-04-17 08:33 PM - Post#233522    

I am very concerned as well! I follow verbal commits pretty closely and Bucknell is down to only 2 offers on that site and it's not real likely either will commit to the Bison. I said this before and going to say it again Bucknell misses Ryan Ayers as a recruiter and I feel you need a former post player on your coaching staff to help with recruiting. I am pretty sure Dom Hoffman would have liked to be part of the coaching staff. I just hope the coaches don't just hand out offers to players that will not help the team in the future.
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10-04-17 09:11 PM - Post#233525    

  • bisonmania Said:
I said this before and going to say it again Bucknell misses Ryan Ayers as a recruiter and I feel you need a former post player on your coaching staff to help with recruiting. I am pretty sure Dom Hoffman would have liked to be part of the coaching staff. I just hope the coaches don't just hand out offers to players that will not help the team in the future.




Not having a tall assistant could be an issue. But the Bison did not have any former post players on staff when they recruited McNaughton, Muscala, or Foulland - so it is not necessarily an issue. And they didn't have any former post players on the coaching staff last year when Nana showed a lot of improvement. They also didn't have a former post player on staff during any of Muscala's developmental years.

Having said that, I too am concerned about the way recruiting is going. Looks like there is one player still on the radar - and hopefully a couple mystery recruits. Like you, I don't want to see scholarships go to any marginal players. As was the case last year, they may have to carry a scholarship over to the spring - or maybe even hold onto one and look for a spring transfer.



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10-06-17 05:26 PM - Post#233563    

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McClung committed to Rutgers today. Interesting choice given his offer list. Must have wanted high major because Rutgers basketball doesn't have much going for itself. Gotta be the 4th or 5th best team in the state





Yes, Pikiell must have done a great selling job, because Rutgers has been a black hole of basketball. I think the last time they ranked above Bucknell was 2011. He may regret the choice after a few years of losing basketball. And he apparently turned down Georgetown too btw. That program has fallen, but it's certainly well above Rutgers. Also better academically.



McClung might have realized he was walking into multiple losing seasons by committing to the Scarlet Knights. Decommitted today. Bucknell has no little to no shot at signing him but still worth noting
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10-10-17 08:11 PM - Post#233751    

Offer to 7-0 center Seth Maxwell who is doing a PG year at the Hill School. Played the last four years at Abington Heights. Not clear if this is a scholarship offer or a walk-on offer. He did not have any offers last year, at least none that were reported.

Had a strong end to his senior year, scoring 23 points vs Archbishop Wood (Andrew Funk's school) in the state semis, playing against a center who already had A10 offers as a junior. Also blocked 10 shots over the final two games.



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10-11-17 09:12 AM - Post#233765    

You can’t teach 7 feet. Good starting point. Even if he is a project he’ll get in the opponents way at times, even if it is an accident.
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10-11-17 09:17 AM - Post#233766    

  • Bison137 Said:
Offer to 7-0 center Seth Maxwell who is doing a PG year at the Hill School. Played the last four years at Abington Heights. Not clear if this is a scholarship offer or a walk-on offer. He did not have any offers last year, at least none that were reported.

Had a strong end to his senior year, scoring 23 points vs Archbishop Wood (Andrew Funk's school) in the state semis, playing against a center who already had A10 offers as a junior. Also blocked 10 shots over the final two games.



I watched a couple of his team's highlight videos on Hudl. He is definitely a project, but most guys of that size who go to mid majors need time to develop. As long as he has potential, it might be worth a shot.

It looks like he has good shot blocking skills and can dunk a lot.
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10-11-17 09:38 AM - Post#233767    

Seth is the younger brother of Evan who was a teammate of JC Show who started at Liberty college then went to Kansas and now is playing D2 I believe. Seth is a definite project I saw him play in the high school playoffs and is not 7 foot more like 6'10". I am guessing a Griffin recruit with his ties in the Philly area. I wonder if the fact that Sestina is a redshirt sophomore may be hampering the post recruiting.. 137 any thoughts?
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10-11-17 10:26 AM - Post#233771    

i don't believe Sestina affects our recruiting of bigs. first, i doubt many recruits are aware he has a medical redshirt option, and there is no guarantee he takes it at Bucknell, although i really hope he does. second, and more importantly, his game is very versatile and more ideally suited to a forward position so plenty of need for another big man as early as next year. no one we are/were recruiting should have been afraid there was no opportunity for playing time in the next few years. competition yes, but plenty of opportunity.
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10-11-17 11:34 AM - Post#233774    

To the best of my knowledge, Sestina isn't planning to take the medical redshirt for another year.

& as KenZ stated above, I highly doubt any recruits are even aware of that scenario
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10-11-17 01:33 PM - Post#233787    

  • bisonmania Said:
I am guessing a Griffin recruit with his ties in the Philly area.

Abington Heights is in greater Scranton.

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10-11-17 01:48 PM - Post#233789    

  • BisonRoadWarrior Said:
  • bisonmania Said:
I am guessing a Griffin recruit with his ties in the Philly area.

Abington Heights is in greater Scranton.






Yes, three of Abington Height's stars have been the sons of former Bison coach Karl Danzig, who is the long-time head coach at University of Scranton.



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10-12-17 01:49 PM - Post#233861    

Hedstrom has committed to Wisconsin reportedly to redshirt and pay his own way next year then go on scholarship after that. think we had written him off long ago.
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10-13-17 06:10 PM - Post#233949    

Offer to Ricky Lindo Jr., 6-7 SF from D.C. Also has offers from GW,ECU, Bowling Green, JMU, Lehigh, Loyola, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, Canisius, Mt. St. Mary's, High Point, and a few others.



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10-14-17 08:43 AM - Post#233967    

Lindo is a senior, but has already indicated he plans on a pg year, so more likely a 2019 offer although i expect we'd gladly take him in the current class if he changes his plans.
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10-27-17 03:40 PM - Post#234849    

Lindo has subsequently received offers from Long Beach State and UPenn. learned from the Penn board that he is still considering whether to enter college next year or do a post grad year. love to see him in Bucknell orange and blue next year.
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11-08-17 10:41 PM - Post#235716    

Ryan Davis verbaled to Vermont.
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11-08-17 10:51 PM - Post#235717    

  • SomedayCameSuddenly Said:
Ryan Davis verbaled to Vermont.




Yes, just saw this bad news on VC. He was reportedly down to two schools - Bucknell and Vermont.

Bison will almost certainly be carrying at least one scholarship over to the spring period.



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11-08-17 10:59 PM - Post#235718    

Are Maxwell and Seymour the only other known offers for the Bison?
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11-08-17 11:10 PM - Post#235719    

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Are Maxwell and Seymour the only other known offers for the Bison?




And Lindo.



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11-09-17 12:32 PM - Post#235736    

It is hard for me to fathom why they aren't having more success. Bucknell is a premier low major program with excellent academics and facilities.
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11-09-17 02:37 PM - Post#235753    

I'd say at least two reasons:

1. Coaching staff set the bar very high on the recruits they offered. Just missed on three very good ones. It is a high risk, high reward strategy. Hopefully they can still add a couple good players to the signing class.

2. Many players seem to disregard academics completely when making a choice. It comes down to the coaching staff, location, and other issues. If academics were a big deal, Bucknell would beat out Vermont almost every time.



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11-09-17 04:52 PM - Post#235762    

From Combine Academy, a sports development program:

"NCAA D1 Bucknell University continuing to show strong interest in 7-0 Center Yarden Willis."

Willis is a 7-0 Israeli who attends the Weber School, a Jewish school in Atlanta. He put up pretty good stats last year - but it looks like his competition was very weak. I assume he is associated with Combine Academy, so the report may not be unbiased. Looks like he would be a project, albeit a very tall one, and very possibly a recruited walk-on - assuming there is real interest.



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11-18-17 12:40 PM - Post#236845    

"Blair '18, Don Bosco '17 Chris Lovisolo will do an unofficial visit to Bucknell on Monday."

Lovisolo is a 6-9 PF/C. Appears to be more of a finesse player. Didn't get any D1 scholarship offers this past year and is now going to Blair Academy (NJ) for a post-grad.



https://twitter.com/CoachMantegna/status/ 931876892...



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11-19-17 10:13 AM - Post#236916    

Appears to be nice player but particularly if we continue to play 4-5 top D1 teams a year, would love to see a big banger. Maybe some of this year's subs can get more aggressive and try to play this role.
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11-19-17 10:18 AM - Post#236919    

Not sure why more of the recruiting buzz doesn't net it out regarding jobs. If you look at the national surveys, Bucknell does very well regarding job attainment, career growth and average income. I do believe that the losing record each year against so many top D1 teams hurts. 1-2 games a year against a North Carolina type school an asset. 4-5 loses at the start of every year a liability.
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11-28-17 12:49 PM - Post#238192    

  • Bison137 Said:
From Combine Academy, a sports development program:

"NCAA D1 Bucknell University continuing to show strong interest in 7-0 Center Yarden Willis."

Willis is a 7-0 Israeli who attends the Weber School, a Jewish school in Atlanta. He put up pretty good stats last year - but it looks like his competition was very weak. I assume he is associated with Combine Academy, so the report may not be unbiased. Looks like he would be a project, albeit a very tall one, and very possibly a recruited walk-on - assuming there is real interest.





Another tweet from Willis' coach:

"7-0 Center with good hands & good feet...
Yarden Willis continuing to improve every single day he is here. Fundamentally sound, turns over either shoulder, range to 15 feet. Penn State & Bucknell showing strong interest in him for a reason!"



May or may not be accurate.






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01-11-18 12:03 AM - Post#242951    

At long last, some more offers -

- Kahliel Spear, a 6-7 forward from Texas. Has offers from Milwaukee, Fresno State, and Arkansas State. Had all of those offers last summer but opted not to sign.

- David Nzekwesi 6-9 PF/C. Originally from the Netherlands but now plays in Texas. Offers from Rice, William & Mary, Hofstra, Air Force, Fresno State, Canisius, Lehigh, Lafayette, Fresno, Texas State, North Texas, SFA, ORU, Boise State, Denver, Mercer, etc.

- Walter Ellis 6-5 SG/SF from Indiana, now playing at Brewster Academy (NH). Offers from Cal, Ball State, Indiana State, Valpo, AU, LC, UNCG, Fort Wayne, IUPUI.




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01-11-18 12:56 AM - Post#242952    

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- Walter Ellis 6-5 SG/SF from Indiana, now playing at Brewster Academy (NH). Offers from Cal, Ball State, Indiana State, Valpo, AU, LC, UNCG, Fort Wayne, IUPUI.






Ellis is the son of former Notre Dame star LaPhonso Ellis, who also played over a decade in the NBA. In addition to the offers shown above, he also has an offer from Toledo. All of his offers came before the early signing date in November, but he opted not to commit.



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01-12-18 12:51 PM - Post#243175    

B137-- you have us looking for more details on these 3 new offers. Have any of these student-athletes been on the Bucknell campus for visits?
Is there a guy or two who is close to accepting an offer?

Would be nice to get some offensive punch from a freshman next year with the Big 3 all graduating and SB putting up nice point totals of late.

Can you supply some more info on these 3 or others on our front burner? THX

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01-12-18 05:23 PM - Post#243247    

there has been no info that I saw that any have visited, although lots of things don't make the internet. I have a feeling that Nzekewski and Ellis are a long way from deciding, and may have big school aspirations. Just speculation, but maybe Ellis would like to follow his Dad to Notre Dame if he has a breakout HS season. That might put him in the class of Cam Ayers, who likely would have liked to follow his brother to ND but ultimately didn't get an offer and committed to the Bison at the last minute in November.



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01-14-18 12:34 PM - Post#243525    

I had the chance a few years ago to talk to Laphonso Ellis along with Randy Ayers at Bucknell. I know there is a friendly connection between them. I have no clue if Notre Dame will be interested in Walter but I can say this much. Randy absolutely loved Bucknell as did Laphonso stating that it is a beautiful campus. I have no clue as to how much that will weigh on the young mans decision but it is worth noting.
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01-14-18 03:47 PM - Post#243549    

LaPhonso should come here and be a stud at Bucknell and a Patriot League stud a la Tim Kempton. Both of their dads played at Notre Dame and then the NBA but this time let Bucknell take the kid. He'd fit in like a glove. It would be like having a Nana Foulland that can shoot. This kid should lose the headband but he would give the team a boost.
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01-29-18 07:53 PM - Post#245114    

Bison are planning to visit 6-7 SF Jalen Townsell, who plays in the Reno (NV) area. Has a reported offer from Cal-Davis. Averaging about 23 ppg and 7.5 rpg while hitting 62% on twos and 39% on threes.



https://twitter.com/INBRecruits/status/95 809479898...



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02-01-18 08:53 PM - Post#245446    


Reported Bison interest in 6-9 PF Mehkel Harvey (CA) from Huntington Beach. Has offers from Florida Gulf Coast, UTEP, and Portland.


https://twitter.com/Branch_West/status/95 921176629...



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02-02-18 10:20 AM - Post#245497    

I hope that he is really 6'-9" and not actually closer to 6'-7" . . .

We need some BIGS in the next class.
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02-02-18 12:24 PM - Post#245536    

It's hard to tell whether a listed height is accurate. However several articles on him reference a 7-1 wing span, which is more likely to be accurate. At the end of the day, wing span is more important than height. How high your hands can reach when going for a block, rebound, or attempted shot is much more important than how high the top of your head is.



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02-03-18 07:27 PM - Post#245867    

Adonal Foyle, while never living up to his draft position, was an accomplished NBA shot blocker for that very reason.
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02-26-18 05:51 PM - Post#249648    

Admittedly, I do not closely follow our recruiting...Do we still have two open spots for this upcoming year? If so, should we view that as a bit concerning this late in the process? Unless of course half of the big programs get sanctions and we have a wave of decommitments hitting the market!
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02-26-18 06:02 PM - Post#249653    

  • BUFan Said:
Admittedly, I do not closely follow our recruiting...Do we still have two open spots for this upcoming year? If so, should we view that as a bit concerning this late in the process? Unless of course half of the big programs get sanctions and we have a wave of decommitments hitting the market!




Yes, we still have two spots. And yes, I am concerned. Best case at this point might be to hold onto one of them and try to get a good transfer.



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02-26-18 06:12 PM - Post#249655    

  • Bison137 Said:
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Admittedly, I do not closely follow our recruiting...Do we still have two open spots for this upcoming year? If so, should we view that as a bit concerning this late in the process? Unless of course half of the big programs get sanctions and we have a wave of decommitments hitting the market!




Yes, we still have two spots. And yes, I am concerned. Best case at this point might be to hold onto one of them and try to get a good transfer.



137, any idea of what happened? Did the staff set their sights too high and just strike out?
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02-26-18 08:29 PM - Post#249680    

And while we are talking recruiting, how about a cheer for Dane Fischer who is primarily responsible for the Willman, Muscala, Johnson class as well as this years senior class. You may recall that he and ND were the consensus favorites on this board for DP’s replacement. While we still have no idea of what kind of x’s and o’s Coach Dane will be, there is no question he is a super recruiter.
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02-26-18 10:18 PM - Post#249700    

  • Bison89 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
  • BUFan Said:
Admittedly, I do not closely follow our recruiting...Do we still have two open spots for this upcoming year? If so, should we view that as a bit concerning this late in the process? Unless of course half of the big programs get sanctions and we have a wave of decommitments hitting the market!




Yes, we still have two spots. And yes, I am concerned. Best case at this point might be to hold onto one of them and try to get a good transfer.



137, any idea of what happened? Did the staff set their sights too high and just strike out?





I posted this a couple weeks ago: "ND appears to have set his sights high and just missed one a few strong players. Was one of two finalists for center Ryan Davis and lost him to Vermont. Was one of two finalists for center Quentin Milora-Brown, who opted for Rice. Also was a finalist for a strong guard two years ago who ended up at Creighton."

If they can find one strong player to combined with Andrew Funk, this year's class could look good. But right now, the grade would have to be incomplete.



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03-23-18 02:38 PM - Post#254219    

Bringing this thread back to the top since it's been over two months since we have heard about any offers.

At this point looking at our roster, we are very guard heavy and will have to play without a back to the basket big for the first time in a while. Not necessarily a bad thing since Davis likes to push the tempo, but it'll be interesting to see how we recruit big men moving forward. Nzekwesi, for example, looks to be able to step out and play on the perimeter. Even the little we've seen from Paul Newman makes me think Davis will look to add guys who can run the floor well.

My concern for next year is going to be the lack of depth at the center/forward position. We've been spoiled with two of the all time greats in Nana and Zach. Next year we will have two very good players starting at PF and C in Bruce and Nate, two guys who I'm sure went toe to toe with Nana and Zach during practice, but the issue is there is very little behind them. Both Nate and Bruce, given their history, will have a tough time staying out of foul trouble. If both guys can average 25 minutes/game I'd consider that a win even though ideally I'd like to see them at 30 given our depth. If they can only hang around for 25 minutes/game, that means Newman and Meeks might have to each play around 10-15 minutes each or we go with a much smaller lineup. No way getting around it, Newman will have to play next year. Jones might be able to play a few minutes at PF but the reality is that Meeks is, size wise, comparable to Zach and might very well be a key player for us next year

I hate when this board is dead. Hoping we hear about a 6'7+ kid committing so that we can get some more conversation going
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03-23-18 03:34 PM - Post#254224    

Meeks can really fill it up too.
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03-23-18 03:58 PM - Post#254226    

No problem wih Meeks playing 15+ since I always expected that anyway. Next year we ned to think of the ooc as much more developemental in any case, but more on that in another thread at another time. I too, am anxious for recruiting news and agree with the obvous need for some additional size.

See Malik Osborne is transferring, but imagine that would be a longshot since apparently neither playing time nor dissatisfaction with the coaching staff were the trigger which would presumably indicate a desire to return closer to home.
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03-23-18 04:06 PM - Post#254227    

Not that it would help us out in the size department but Nelly Cummings is transferring from BGSU. Had an offer from Bucknell but doubt he'd be interested in joining the multitude of guards on the roster

FWIW, we were one of his finalists along with Temple, Brown, Dartmouth and High Point
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03-23-18 05:13 PM - Post#254232    

  • KenZ Said:


See Malik Osborne is transferring, but imagine that would be a longshot since apparently neither playing time nor dissatisfaction with the coaching staff were the trigger which would presumably indicate a desire to return closer to home.




For those who don't remember Osborne - and he was a brief blip on the radar in late March last year - here was the post when he first got a BU offer about March 27th:


  • Bison137 Said:
Offer to Malik Osborne 6-8 210 lb PF (IL) from Don Bosco HS in the Chicago suburbs.

Has offers from Oregon State, William & Mary, Rice, Drexel, East Carolina, Milwaukee, Texas State, and UMKC. He only had one reported offer, UMKC, before late February. And seven of the offers have apparently come in the last week.




Osborne started almost every game for Rice this year, averaging about 9 ppg and 6.5 rpg. In an interview before the season started, he cited two reasons for choosing Rice: strong academics and warm weather. Well, Bucknell at least can offer the more important one.



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03-23-18 08:02 PM - Post#254240    

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Offer to Sloan Seymour 6-8 SF from the Albany area. His dad, Steve, was the head coach at Drexel about 15 years ago, and he more recently has been an assistant at Siena, LaSalle, and Virginia. Seymour has offers from URI, Rutgers, St. Joes, South Florida, UMass, Siena, Iona, Vermont, Hofstra, Marist, etc.

https://twitter.com/PatLawless_/status/88 748721878...



Doing a PG year at New Hampton

https://twitter.com/sloanseymour23/status /97732843...
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03-23-18 09:19 PM - Post#254241    

It is just hard to understand why Bucknell is having a difficult time recruiting. They have to have the inside track over most every player entertaining PL offers. The history, the winning, the facilities, the best crowds, beautiful campus and of course, top notch education. And did I mention the winning? Plus the offense is uptempo and should be appealing to most players. Why is Davis having such difficulty?
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03-23-18 10:13 PM - Post#254242    

Not sure of the answer. But I can tell you that they have generally set their sights on different players than the rest of the PL. The two centers they came close to landing were very good - but ultimately picked the other finalist (Vermont and Rice).

Of the players landed over the past two years by other PL programs, very few were recruited by Bucknell. Here are the number of players landed by the other PL schools, followed by how many had Bison offers:

Current freshmen: 47 recruits, 2 had Bison offers.
Current HS seniors: 27 recruits, 3 had Bison offers.

If you eliminate the huge number of players brought in each year by Army and Navy, it looks like this:

Current freshmen: 31 recruits, 2 had Bison offers.
Current HS seniors: 14 recruits, 2 had Bison offers.


I can't really answer the biggest question, i.e. why are they having so much difficulty landing players? I am starting to think the current coaching staff might not have the same ability to develop relationships that Dane Fischer and Aaron Kelly had - but I have no evidence of that. A couple of good late commitments could change that opinion quickly however.

The other possibility is simply randomness. DP had two exceptional classes - and the rest of his recruiting classes ranged from good to mediocre. If his first two classes had been two of the mediocre ones, then we might be having discussions about his classes. Having said that, his staff was always able to land a full recuiting class in the fall. It's tough when you have to go into the spring - when there are very few good players who also have good academics.



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03-24-18 07:56 AM - Post#254247    

I think randomness explains most of the situation. The pool gets very limited if you're targeting above average mid-major talents, strong academics, and a willingness to come to a small-town, small school in the middle of PA. Given the fine line they're walking, there are bound to be down recruiting years. If he lands a strong class next year, this year won't matter. If this becomes a pattern, then there's something else at work.
HoleinOne
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03-25-18 10:44 AM - Post#254272    

Just a thought. Davis may want to tackle not just Patriot League but build the program beyond current status. Not sure if good or not but he appears to be all over US geography. I have lived in Mid-West and South and while we have gotten good players from both regions, the competition is fierce and few know who Bucknell is. We have a strong reputation in the Northeast and while there is limited talent, wonder if a more focused approach would be beneficial.
SomedayCameSuddenly
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SomedayCameSuddenly
03-25-18 11:13 AM - Post#254274    

Most PL programs recruit nationally at this point.

For the 2018 Class:
American - 1 from northeast
Boston - 3 from the west, 1 from the south
Bucknell - 1 from the northeast
Colgate - 1 from the northeast, 1 from Canada
Lafayette - 2 from the south, 1 from the northeast
Lehigh - 1 from the midwest, 1 from the west
Loyola - 2 from the northeast, 1 from the south

Breakdown:
Northeast - 6
Midwest - 1
South - 4
West - 4
Bison137
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03-25-18 11:16 AM - Post#254276    

Perhaps a more focused approach might be better. But I don't think ND's recruiting territory is much wider than that of DP. Remember DP's recruits included:

Mike Muscala - Minnesota
Bryson Johnson - Canada
Ben Brackney - Illinois
Steven Kaspar - Tennessee
Joshea Singleton - NC
Cory Starkey - Michigan
Chris Hass - Michigan
John Azzinaro - Texas
DJ Macleay - Texas
Ben Oberfeld - Minnesota

That's pretty wide. And once he had scholarships, PF brought in players from Germany, Oklahoma, Illinois, Maine, Texas, California (two), Alabama, and Bahamas/Texas,



jkrun80
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03-25-18 07:01 PM - Post#254285    

This is as good a place as any to ask the question, could Bucknell ever make a Loyola-like run in the tournament? My sense is no for a number of reasons, academics and red-shirts (lack thereof) being two. Of course, things need align just right for that type of run. It has helped Loyola that someone else took out the 1 & 2 seeds. They have played #6, 3, 7, & 9.
MrPhillie
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MrPhillie
03-25-18 09:27 PM - Post#254286    

Well so far Davis hasn’t recruited “higher than PL level” players that I know of. Maybe set his sights on a few of that ilk but stay in on high quality “PL level” players. A few down recruiting years and he will wish he had a few of the players that are beating his teams every nite. Just overall, if the top team in a conference cannot land players then maybe it is partly due to who is done no the recruiting.
HuskyColonial
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03-26-18 10:31 AM - Post#254293    

jkrun I thought this team had that kind of potential. As for Davis and recruits, I think it is too early to write off Avi and Sotos as first team PL performers. Better than the PL talent? No.
KenZ
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04-04-18 12:02 PM - Post#254770    

Walter Ellis making an official visit this weekend.
Bison89
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04-04-18 03:19 PM - Post#254791    

  • KenZ Said:
Walter Ellis making an official visit this weekend.



He has a lot of offers from many PL and other schools:

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/basket ball/recr...
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Bison137
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04-04-18 04:22 PM - Post#254795    

In addition to those on the ESPN list above, add in Dartmouth (who is a serious threat), Akron, and UNC Greensboro. At one point, he reportedly had an offer from Cal - which at the time was coached by Cuonzo Martin, who was a HS teammate of Ellis' father LaPhonso Ellis. I assume that offer is no longer in effect.



JDBison2010
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04-05-18 07:18 PM - Post#254854    

Nzekwesi to Denver. No idea if we had a shot but this one hurts. Haven’t seen our name associated with any transfers either
Bison89
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Bison89
04-05-18 08:25 PM - Post#254855    

Other than Brian Fitzpatrick, who transferred in from UPenn, are there any other recent transfers?
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JDBison2010
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04-06-18 02:06 PM - Post#254876    

  • Bison137 Said:
At long last, some more offers -

- Kahliel Spear, a 6-7 forward from Texas. Has offers from Milwaukee, Fresno State, and Arkansas State. Had all of those offers last summer but opted not to sign.

- David Nzekwesi 6-9 PF/C. Originally from the Netherlands but now plays in Texas. Offers from Rice, William & Mary, Hofstra, Air Force, Fresno State, Canisius, Lehigh, Lafayette, Fresno, Texas State, North Texas, SFA, ORU, Boise State, Denver, Mercer, etc.

- Walter Ellis 6-5 SG/SF from Indiana, now playing at Brewster Academy (NH). Offers from Cal, Ball State, Indiana State, Valpo, AU, LC, UNCG, Fort Wayne, IUPUI.





As stated earlier, Nzekwesi is off the board to Denver.

Spear and Ellis are both on campus this weekend

https://twitter.com/AlJohnsonSports/statu s/9823162...
bisonmania
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04-06-18 08:38 PM - Post#254888    

I am happy to see that a couple players are heading to bucknell for a visit. But I am very concerned that neither are post players.
bisonmania
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04-08-18 07:47 PM - Post#254933    

I was hoping there would be news of a verbal commit from one of the recruits but nothing to this point. Anyone else nervous?
Bison137
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Bison137
04-08-18 08:07 PM - Post#254936    

Not nervous yet. Commitments almost never come when the player is still on campus. If we don't hear anything by later in the week, I will be very nervous.



atlantabison
PhD Student
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04-09-18 09:41 AM - Post#254950    

  • bisonmania Said:
I was hoping there would be news of a verbal commit from one of the recruits but nothing to this point. Anyone else nervous?


Patience, wait a couple hours. Literally.
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Doktore K
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04-09-18 02:35 PM - Post#254968    

Do we have our aim on Spear too? What are the possibilities?

Looks like he is 6-7 and plays a different position than Ellis, perhaps a 4 and not a 3 in the PL.

Any insights with the Spear visit??


Bison137
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04-09-18 04:20 PM - Post#254976    

I was thinking the same thing myself. Spear, as you say, doesn't play the same position - but he clearly is not a center. However if the coaching staff feels they have washed out on finding a true post player for this year's class, then they might take him on. No real need to carry over a scholarship since they will have three or four available for next year - depending on whether Sestina returns for a fifth year.

I am still hoping that there is some mystery foreigner - or even a big man transfer - that we haven't heard about.



HuskyColonial
PhD Student
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04-09-18 08:36 PM - Post#254989    

Spear looks like a very talented guy. Big men don’t grow on trees and we’ve been blessed.

Can Newman improve? He seems very one dimensional.
MrPhillie
PhD Student
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MrPhillie
04-09-18 10:18 PM - Post#254993    

I do not profess to know Paul personally, but he doesn’t outwardly appear to have much fire. He seems very content. I’d like to see him really get after it.
KenZ
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KenZ
04-12-18 09:45 AM - Post#255137    

Lovisolo, a big who made an unofficial to Bucknell but never got an offer, has committed to Holy Cross. will be interestiing to see how this turns out over the years.
Bison137
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Bison137
04-12-18 10:12 AM - Post#255142    

  • KenZ Said:
Lovisolo, a big who made an unofficial to Bucknell but never got an offer, has committed to Holy Cross. will be interestiing to see how this turns out over the years.




Yes, it will be interesting - but I don't think this was a miss on the part of Bucknell. Despite being a 5th year player, he had no scholarship offers - and I think he could be a walk-on at HC. Further, he did not make the 9-man All-MAPL team and didn't even get an honorable mention. That is a fairly strong league but it only consists of six teams. If he were a good D1 prospect, you'd expect him to at least get honorable mention. Looks like he averaged about 9-10 ppg, with much of it coming on threes.

It is possible he will develop and gain some weight/strength. In that case, he may help HC in a couple of years.



KenZ
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KenZ
04-12-18 10:56 AM - Post#255146    

oh i agree, as i said on the Spear signing thread, while we had an obvious need for a big man, none of the candidates we saw connected with us including Lovisolo seemed like a better use of the scholarship. the situation is simply made more interesting and the impact magnified due to his joining another league team. given how much success in the PL is about ongoing development, thing certainly can change.

and, of course, when i call them incredibly wrong, as i did when i didn't think we had missed out on much when we lost out on Rossiter to Siena, i can count on you to oull out my post to remind me how little i know
Bison89
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04-12-18 02:29 PM - Post#255171    

  • KenZ Said:
Lovisolo, a big who made an unofficial to Bucknell but never got an offer, has committed to Holy Cross. will be interestiing to see how this turns out over the years.



Can anybody read this article? It is "premium" content.

https://njhoops.rivals.com/news/lovisolo-makes-c ol...
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Bison137
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04-12-18 02:48 PM - Post#255172    

  • KenZ Said:


and, of course, when i call them incredibly wrong, as i did when i didn't think we had missed out on much when we lost out on Rossiter to Siena, i can count on you to oull out my post to remind me how little i know





I think you're the only one who still remembers your Rossiter prediction.

However, there's no comparison between Rossiter and Lovisolo. Looking back at one site, Rossiter reportedly had offers from Providence, Siena, Towson, Buffalo, Manhattan, Quinnipiac, and several others. Compare that to no offers for Lovisolo. I can't remember the commitment timeframe, but I know Rossiter was in the same class as Todd O'Brien, so it was one or the other. At the time, O'Brien was regarded as the better prospect. In fact he actually had a somewhat better freshman year than did Rossiter. But then things diverged.



HoleinOne
Masters Student
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04-13-18 10:54 AM - Post#255214    

What is current status of open scholarships? Was asking in hopes there is a transfer 6'9" or over who wanted to enjoy Lewisburg.
Bison137
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Bison137
04-13-18 11:04 AM - Post#255217    

  • HoleinOne Said:
What is current status of open scholarships? Was asking in hopes there is a transfer 6'9" or over who wanted to enjoy Lewisburg.



No scholarships left.



Bison89
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Bison89
04-13-18 11:56 AM - Post#255227    

You never know. One of our recruits could still be growing. David Robinson grew several inches in college.
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JDBison2010
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05-10-18 06:42 AM - Post#256634    

  • JDBison2010 Said:
Not that it would help us out in the size department but Nelly Cummings is transferring from BGSU. Had an offer from Bucknell but doubt he'd be interested in joining the multitude of guards on the roster

FWIW, we were one of his finalists along with Temple, Brown, Dartmouth and High Point



Nelly Cummings to Colgate. Sit 1 play 3
Bison137
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Bison137
05-10-18 09:46 AM - Post#256648    

It has been looking like Matt Langel have a big problem at Colgate after this year in terms of number of quality players. He had one great soph this past year and one very good freshman - but seemingly not much other talent in his two younger classes. Hard to win with two players.

This addition should help them, although it's unclear as to how much. Cummings had an OK freshman year for a mediocre Bowling Green team - but shot poorly. He averaged about 16 mpg through January 23rd and then played sparingly the last six weeks. Fwiw, it took eight weeks for him to find a landing spot since he announced he was leaving BG.

Langel has been quite successful recruiting transfers to CU - which has balanced out his inability to get enough quality freshmen. Without the transfers, CU likely would have been the league's worst team during his tenure. The transfers include Murphy Burnatowski (Maine), Damon Sherman-Newsome (juco), Ethan Jacobs (Ohio U), Austin Tillotson (Monmouth), Jordan Swopshire (Bradley), and Tom Rivard (JMU). All of them started and five made some level of All-PL.



KenZ
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05-22-18 10:40 AM - Post#257089    

i see Colgate has picked up another transfer, 6-9 Rapolas Ivanauskas, from Northwestern. he played a total of 11 minutes over three games as a redshirt freshman for them this year. assume this means he will have only two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next year. was a highly ranked high school prospect, top 100 by one of the services.
Bison137
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Bison137
05-22-18 12:13 PM - Post#257096    

I see Ivanauskas has missed almost all of the last two years due to two separate surgeries on the same shoulder. Before the second surgery, at the start of the 2017-18 season, he was not in the rotation.

Since he will have lost two years to injury, and then a third due to transfer, he will have the option to petition the NCAA to be allowed to play a sixth season. Since two years were lost to injury and a case can be made that the injuries made it necessary to transfer, he would stand a reasonable chance. However it is questionable whether the PL would allow it.

I see he spent his senior year at Brewster Academy (NH) and was ranked 25th in New England, which is good considering all the elite prep players in that area.



Bison137
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05-29-18 05:10 PM - Post#257318    

I see that Bucknell has added a 6-9 basketball player. although I doubt you will see him on the team. Specifically, Liutauras Repsys, a 6-9 Lithuanian basketball player has been accepted to the University under the Bucknell Community College Scholars Program which brings in outstanding achievers with low incomes from five partner junior colleges. Repsys played hoops for Garrett College in Western Maryland, as well as being president of their student government and a high academic achiever. On the court, he played 22 mpg and averaged 5.5 ppg and 4 rpg against so-so competition in Maryland and PA. Previously he played at Cardinal O'Hara in the Philly Catholic League.

Although it is questionable whether he might become a member of the Bison team, his addition would at least add some more height to a team that needs it. He might have the ceiling of a Matt Banas.

https://www.wvnews.com/garrettrepublican/com munity...




KenZ
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KenZ
05-30-18 11:15 AM - Post#257360    

Malik Osborne ended up transferring to Florida State.
Bison89
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Bison89
06-01-18 10:46 AM - Post#257524    

  • Bison137 Said:
I see that Bucknell has added a 6-9 basketball player. although I doubt you will see him on the team. Specifically, Liutauras Repsys, a 6-9 Lithuanian basketball player has been accepted to the University under the Bucknell Community College Scholars Program which brings in outstanding achievers with low incomes from five partner junior colleges. Repsys played hoops for Garrett College in Western Maryland, as well as being president of their student government and a high academic achiever. On the court, he played 22 mpg and averaged 5.5 ppg and 4 rpg against so-so competition in Maryland and PA. Previously he played at Cardinal O'Hara in the Philly Catholic League.

Although it is questionable whether he might become a member of the Bison team, his addition would at least add some more height to a team that needs it. He might have the ceiling of a Matt Banas.

https://www.wvnews.com/garrettrepublican/com munity...





You can't coach size. So, a big body to box out and rebound is always helpful. Even if he ends up being a practice player, that is needed.
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