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Username Post: Bison Recruits 2018        (Topic#19688)
Bison137 
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11-18-17 11:40 AM - Post#236845    
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"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...




 
HoleinOne 
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11-19-17 09:13 AM - Post#236916    
    In response to Bison137

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.

 
HoleinOne 
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11-19-17 09:18 AM - Post#236919    
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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.

 
Bison137 
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11-28-17 11:49 AM - Post#238192    
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  • 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.







 
Bison137 
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01-10-18 11:03 PM - Post#242951    
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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.





 
Bison137 
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01-10-18 11:56 PM - Post#242952    
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  • Bison137 Said:


- 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.




 
Doktore K 
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Re: New offers out
01-12-18 11:51 AM - Post#243175    
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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


 
Bison137 
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01-12-18 04:23 PM - Post#243247    
    In response to Doktore K

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.




 
bisonmania 
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01-14-18 11:34 AM - Post#243525    
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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.

 
Paulie777 
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Bison Recruits 2018
01-14-18 02:47 PM - Post#243549    
    In response to bisonmania

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.

Edited by Paulie777 on 01-14-18 02:48 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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