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JDBison2010 
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10-06-17 04:26 PM - Post#233563    
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  • Bison137 Said:
  • 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.



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

 
Bison137 
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10-10-17 07:11 PM - Post#233751    
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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.




 
bison63 
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10-11-17 08:12 AM - Post#233765    
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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.

 
Bison89 
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10-11-17 08:17 AM - Post#233766    
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  • 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.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
bisonmania 
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Bison Recruits 2018
10-11-17 08:38 AM - Post#233767    
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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?

Edited by bisonmania on 10-11-17 08:48 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
KenZ 
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10-11-17 09:26 AM - Post#233771    
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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.

 
BisonFan4 
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10-11-17 10:34 AM - Post#233774    
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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

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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Re: Bison Recruits 2018
10-11-17 12:33 PM - Post#233787    
    In response to bisonmania

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

Abington Heights is in greater Scranton.


 
Bison137 
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Re: Bison Recruits 2018
10-11-17 12:48 PM - Post#233789    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

  • 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.




 
KenZ 
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10-12-17 12:49 PM - Post#233861    
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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.

 
Bison137 
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10-13-17 05:10 PM - Post#233949    
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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.




 
KenZ 
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10-14-17 07:43 AM - Post#233967    
    In response to Bison137

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.

 
KenZ 
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Bison Recruits 2018
10-27-17 02:40 PM - Post#234849    
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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.

 
SomedayCameSuddenly 
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11-08-17 09:41 PM - Post#235716    
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Ryan Davis verbaled to Vermont.

 
Bison137 
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11-08-17 09:51 PM - Post#235717    
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  • 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.




 
SomedayCameSuddenly 
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Re: Bison Recruits 2018
11-08-17 09:59 PM - Post#235718    
    In response to Bison137

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

 
Bison137 
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Re: Bison Recruits 2018
11-08-17 10:10 PM - Post#235719    
    In response to SomedayCameSuddenly

  • SomedayCameSuddenly Said:
Are Maxwell and Seymour the only other known offers for the Bison?




And Lindo.




 
HuskyColonial 
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11-09-17 11:32 AM - Post#235736    
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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.

 
Bison137 
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11-09-17 01:37 PM - Post#235753    
    In response to HuskyColonial

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.




 
Bison137 
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11-09-17 03:52 PM - Post#235762    
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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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