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Username Post: Bison Recruits 2018        (Topic#19688)
Bison137 
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11-18-17 12:40 PM - 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 10:13 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 10:18 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 12:49 PM - 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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01-11-18 12:03 AM - 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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01-11-18 12:56 AM - 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 12:51 PM - 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 05:23 PM - Post#243247    
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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 12:34 PM - 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 03:47 PM - Post#243549    
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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 03:48 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Bison137 
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01-29-18 07:53 PM - Post#245114    
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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...




 
Bison137 
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02-01-18 08:53 PM - Post#245446    
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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...




 
Bison89 
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02-02-18 10:20 AM - Post#245497    
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I hope that he is really 6'-9" and not actually closer to 6'-7" . . .

We need some BIGS in the next class.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
Bison137 
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02-02-18 12:24 PM - Post#245536    
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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.




 
HuskyColonial 
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02-03-18 07:27 PM - Post#245867    
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Adonal Foyle, while never living up to his draft position, was an accomplished NBA shot blocker for that very reason.

 
BUFan 
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02-26-18 05:51 PM - Post#249648    
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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!

 
Bison137 
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02-26-18 06:02 PM - Post#249653    
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  • 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.




 
Bison89 
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02-26-18 06:12 PM - Post#249655    
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  • 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?
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
bison63 
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02-26-18 08:29 PM - Post#249680    
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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.

 
Bison137 
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02-26-18 10:18 PM - Post#249700    
    In response to Bison89

  • 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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