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Username Post: Bison Recruits 2018        (Topic#19688)
JDBison2010 
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Bison Recruits 2018
04-06-18 02:06 PM - Post#254876    
    In response to Bison137

  • 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    
    In response to JDBison2010

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    
    In response to bisonmania

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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04-08-18 08:07 PM - Post#254936    
    In response to bisonmania

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 
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04-09-18 09:41 AM - Post#254950    
    In response to bisonmania

  • 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.
Ray Bucknell!


 
Doktore K 
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04-09-18 02:35 PM - Post#254968    
    In response to atlantabison

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    
    In response to Doktore K

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 
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04-09-18 08:36 PM - Post#254989    
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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 
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04-09-18 10:18 PM - Post#254993    
    In response to HuskyColonial

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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04-12-18 09:45 AM - Post#255137    
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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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Bison Recruits 2018
04-12-18 10:12 AM - Post#255142    
    In response to KenZ

  • 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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04-12-18 10:56 AM - Post#255146    
    In response to Bison137

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    
    In response to KenZ

  • 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...
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
Bison137 
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Bison Recruits 2018
04-12-18 02:48 PM - Post#255172    
    In response to KenZ

  • 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 
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04-13-18 10:54 AM - Post#255214    
    In response to KenZ

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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04-13-18 11:04 AM - Post#255217    
    In response to HoleinOne

  • 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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04-13-18 11:56 AM - Post#255227    
    In response to Bison137

You never know. One of our recruits could still be growing. David Robinson grew several inches in college.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
JDBison2010 
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Re: Bison Recruits 2018
05-10-18 06:42 AM - Post#256634    
    In response to JDBison2010

  • 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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05-10-18 09:46 AM - Post#256648    
    In response to JDBison2010

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.




 
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