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Petrie 
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05-12-17 04:22 PM - Post#229283    

Is anyone else getting nervous ? I'm hoping there are offers out that haven't been made public, but to date I have seen zero offers made to 2018 recruits. Meanwhile, according to Verbal Commits, penn, Yale and Columbia have each offered to over ten kids, and Harvard, I think 4 or 5.

Also, after getting early commitments from Bell, and Stephens ( think there might have been others), I was hoping for another early, really good, get. Not so this year.

Has anyone heard anything promising ?

 
Tiger69 
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Re: 2018 Recruiting
05-13-17 04:11 AM - Post#229288    
    In response to Petrie

Silence is golden. Mitch does not mouth off. With this season past, lots of doors will be opening.🐅

 
Petrie 
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Age: 63
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Re: 2018 Recruiting
05-13-17 05:56 PM - Post#229295    
    In response to Tiger69

I hope you're right. These days, with Twitter, FB, basketball blogs, et al, I would be surprised if an offer from a D1 team were kept secret.

In any event, can't believe I'm worrying over it. 2017 newcomers look very good.

 
SRP 
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05-13-17 06:59 PM - Post#229297    
    In response to Petrie

Our forward-looking program is going to use robotic players trained with Big Data in the future, saving lots of time and trouble in recruiting while providing ready-made jokes for all the haters of The System.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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Re: 2018 Recruiting
05-14-17 07:22 AM - Post#229301    
    In response to Tiger69

  • Tiger69 Said:
Silence is golden. Mitch does not mouth off. With this season past, lots of doors will be opening.🐅



There is a rumor he is working the ShopRite circuit.

 
Tiger81 
Freshman
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Loc: Montclair, NJ
Reg: 11-21-04
05-26-17 06:37 AM - Post#229691    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Had not seen this name previously: Charlie Bagin

PG for Don Bosco, NJ Non-Public A state champs who lost in finals of Tournament of Champions. First Team NJ All-Academic, second team All-Bergen County.

http://archive.northjersey.com/sports/h-s-boys-bas...

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/-44820...

 
Tiger69 
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05-26-17 11:02 AM - Post#229697    
    In response to Tiger81

Looks pretty far under the radar. Would be nice to get another Spencer Weisz to hold things together. I wonder how hard we recruited him.

 
SRP 
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05-26-17 01:26 PM - Post#229700    
    In response to Tiger69

He's pretty small and was a defensive specialist, not a combination that usually translates well at the D1 level absent blinding quickness. Not clear from the articles that he was a recruited athlete; if not, that makes him a heck of an impressive student with a great "oh, by the way my main extracurricular was being the starting PG on a championship team" part of his admissions profile.

 
sparman 
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sparman
Reg: 12-08-04
2018 Recruiting
05-27-17 06:12 PM - Post#229707    
    In response to SRP

Article suggests, but does not say, that he was recruited. It would be a noticeable outlier to recruit a player who is not rated, however, much less rated under 2 stars. I'm dubious.

If I remember correctly, there were dozens of all-conference and even all-state players in intramural basketball.

 
westphillywarrior 
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Re: 2018 Recruiting
05-27-17 09:50 PM - Post#229708    
    In response to sparman

An AI recruit?

 
SRP 
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05-28-17 07:23 PM - Post#229716    
    In response to westphillywarrior

The B-league intramural league I briefly played in was tough enough with all those leather-lunged soccer players running us up and down the floor.

 
sparman 
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Re: 2018 Recruiting
05-29-17 07:51 AM - Post#229718    
    In response to westphillywarrior

I think that's only for high school JV players.

 
westcoast 
Freshman
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Reg: 03-08-16
07-24-17 06:02 PM - Post#231210    
    In response to sparman

Great pickup for Princeton with 4 Star point guard Jaelin Llewellyn. He was being recruited by many high majors, including Florida, Purdue, Virginia, and Stanford

https://t.co/nEMZRlMUBR

 
mrjames 
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07-24-17 06:22 PM - Post#231211    
    In response to westcoast

An insanely good pick up. I like him better than Spencer Freedman, though both are incredible point guards in their own way.

This is not business as usual for this league. Even the recent business as usual. This is crazy.

 
sparman 
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sparman
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07-24-17 06:41 PM - Post#231212    
    In response to westcoast

24/7 currently lists him as a 3-star, but the quality and number of major colleges who offered him is, frankly, amazing. If this is going to be any indication of this year's class......

 
SRP 
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07-25-17 02:27 AM - Post#231219    
    In response to sparman

MH strikes again with a big get late in the season after we're wondering why the silence. His recruiting has been really good.

 
Tiger81 
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07-25-17 06:06 AM - Post#231221    
    In response to SRP

Isn't this an early-season get since Llewellyn is Princeton's first 2018 recruit?

In any case, kudos to the coaching staff! The PG spot will be wide-open after Amir Bell graduates so he will have an immediate opportunity to make an impact.

He may be the Tigers' highest-rated commit, although I can't remember how many stars were bestowed upon Ian Hummer. Bill Bradley and Brian Taylor would have been in the same strata back in the day, but that preceded the advent of the recruit-industrial complex.

 
mrjames 
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07-25-17 08:40 AM - Post#231229    
    In response to Tiger81

Llewellyn is a better recruit (not predicting a better outcome, just that the starting point is better) than Hummer was coming in. Hummer had excelled in a really tough basketball conference in high school, no doubt, but he was an undersized 4 who couldn't shoot it.

Jaelin has the right size and athleticism for his spot and could have played PG at any level on both ends of the floor. Who knows how things will turn out, but he's definitely a higher profile prospect coming in than Hummer.

 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
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07-25-17 09:16 AM - Post#231230    
    In response to mrjames

Bill Bradley Recruiting from Ivy@50:

But the greatest basketball player ever to play in the Ivy League almost didn't end up there. One of the most celebrated players in Missouri high school basketball history, Bradley received more than 70 scholarship offers before originally deciding on Duke. Soon after, he suffered a broken foot playing baseball, an injury that caused the high school senior to contemplate a life without the game that had come to consume his life.

"I thought to myself, 'Well, where would I go if I didn't play basketball?'"

"The Princeton freshman class was supposed to convene on a Monday and the Duke freshman class on a Wednesday," remembers Bradley. "On the previous Friday I came home from a date and I woke my parents up and told them I had changed my mind."




 
Tiger69 
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07-25-17 12:17 PM - Post#231256    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

Two classy Canadians in two years. Has MH decided to focus on NJ and Canada for our future stars?

 
Tiger69 
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07-25-17 12:24 PM - Post#231258    
    In response to Tiger69

Given their extraordinary athleticism and willingness to share the spotlight, I can't wait to see Llewellyn and Myles Stephens on the court together

 
sparman 
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sparman
Reg: 12-08-04
07-25-17 12:24 PM - Post#231259    
    In response to Tiger81

  • Tiger81 Said:
He may be the Tigers' highest-rated commit, although I can't remember how many stars were bestowed upon Ian Hummer.



Three stars, by VC: Hummer VC

One star, by 24/7: Hummer 247

 
SRP 
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07-25-17 12:59 PM - Post#231262    
    In response to Tiger81

I only meant "late" in message-board time. Other teams were generating lots of news about offers and recruits while it was radio silence in Tigerland.

 
Tiger69 
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07-30-17 05:18 PM - Post#231410    
    In response to SRP

Last time I asked, MH had just landed a 4* point guard. I'm dropping my line back in the water. Any new big fish?

 
rbg 
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Reg: 10-20-14
08-02-17 10:12 AM - Post#231500    
    In response to Tiger69

Brendan Adams is a 6'4" point guard from Hanover (MD) who attends Calvert Hall High School in Towson. He plays for Team Melo in the EYBL.

Verbal Commits lists him as a two-star, but Georgetown and Minnesota sites have him listed as a three-star recruit.

Back in 5/2017, Rivals had him listed as at Top-150 point guard - https://stanford.rivals.com/news/top-150-point-gu a...

Adams has narrow down his list to 9 teams - Princeton, Minnesota, Rhode Island, St. Joe's, UMass, Georgia Tech, Georgia, George Mason, and Wyoming.

https://twitter.com/BAuno0/status/8924652 737475051...

He removed Columbia, Kansas State, Stanford, Siena, St. Bonaventure (where his brother plays), George Washington, Towson, and Hofstra from his list.

 
Tiger81 
Freshman
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Reg: 11-21-04
08-02-17 03:18 PM - Post#231506    
    In response to rbg

Seems like having a 4-star PG already committed might not work to Princeton's advantage with Brendan Adams.

 
Tiger69 
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08-02-17 05:58 PM - Post#231522    
    In response to Tiger81

Not necessarily. MH has a style of putting the most versatile players on the court. If he has two athletes as talented as these two, neither will languish on the bench.

 
westcoast 
Freshman
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Reg: 03-08-16
08-05-17 09:46 PM - Post#231640    
    In response to Tiger69

PG Ethan Wright from Newtonville, MA has committed to Princeton. According to Verbal Commits, he had offers from Yale, Brown, Vermont, and a few other mid-majors.

https://twitter.com/ewright3862/status/89 397705468...

 
mrjames 
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08-05-17 09:59 PM - Post#231641    
    In response to westcoast

He's better than those offers.

 
SRP 
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08-06-17 02:13 PM - Post#231644    
    In response to mrjames

Apparently used to playing for fans wearing orange, based on his video, so that's a plus. Not one trey attempt even depicted, perhaps a concern, and only one assist shown. A lot of MH-disapproved pull-up mid-range shots going in. But the whole thing looked to be from a single game, so even more than usual shouldn't be taken too seriously. Plus finishing with the left hand does translate, regardless of opposition.

 
THOS 
Freshman
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Reg: 01-14-07
08-06-17 05:54 PM - Post#231649    
    In response to SRP

I read an on-line article in the local Newton paper in which his coach refers to him as a good rebounder and his best defender. So he appears to have a good all round game in addition to his scoring ability.
I was unable to attach it to this post for some reason, but it was dated last January.

 
Tiger69 
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08-07-17 12:53 AM - Post#231653    
    In response to SRP

If Llewellyn lives up to his billing, I expect that other PGs will have to be able to move to other positions in order to get significant PT. I liked MH's balanced approach last year after Brase and Caruso were lost to injury. If there are enough talented players who can shoot, pass, rebound and play defense. I can see us continuing last year's style of play. We had plenty of options and no opponent could afford to double team any of our players.

 
Tiger81 
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Reg: 11-21-04
08-07-17 04:44 AM - Post#231654    
    In response to Tiger69

Here is some more info on Ethan Wright, including the article mentioned by THOS.

http://www.newenglandrecruitingrepor t.com/news/pri...

http://newton.wickedlocal.com/sports/20170117/etha...

T69 - I agree with your point about PG playing time given Llewellyn's commitment. Wright appears to have a diverse range of skills and in Princeton's offense the parts tend to be more interchangeable so the coaching staff can get the most out of a player like him.

Over the weekend Llewellyn torched USA Blue 2018 for 43 points in an Adidas tournament in Houston.

 
SRP 
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08-07-17 11:36 AM - Post#231667    
    In response to Tiger81

Thanks for the additional information. Sounds promising.

 
bradley 
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08-07-17 02:25 PM - Post#231669    
    In response to Tiger81

Cannady will be a senior in 2018-19 which is a plus as it will give Henderson some time to figure how to best utilize the two freshmen. The talent at guard is thin after this year unless Morales or Reynoso-Avila develop which is a question mark.

 
Tiger69 
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08-07-17 03:29 PM - Post#231670    
    In response to bradley

Isn't there a guard among the talented group coming in this fall?

 
mrjames 
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08-07-17 06:34 PM - Post#231672    
    In response to Tiger69

I can't guarantee that Desrosiers, Much and Schweiger will make you forget about Cook, Caruso and Weisz but they are all good enough to be quality rotation players from the start at the very least. Add to that Bell, Stephens and Cannady and I don't think that either of last year's backcourt frosh developing is an imperative.

 
SRP 
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08-08-17 03:10 PM - Post#231692    
    In response to mrjames

It's not like anybody saw Caruso coming, either. So I see plenty of upside.

 
Tiger81 
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08-14-17 06:12 AM - Post#231935    
    In response to SRP

Here is a 4-star SF from DC who has included Princeton in his top 6, only 2 of which are not Power Five schools:

http://247sports.com/Player/Saddiq-Bey-460 41574

 
Tiger69 
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08-14-17 10:17 AM - Post#231944    
    In response to Tiger81

Dare we hope for ANOTHER 4 star in the same class? What's going on here?

 
sparman 
Masters Student
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sparman
Reg: 12-08-04
2018 Recruiting
08-14-17 10:21 AM - Post#231945    
    In response to Tiger81

Interesting. This player was originally listed as a Penn target a few months ago after his HS teammate committed to UP, before he started getting significant major conference interest.

Siddiq Bey

Given the history, I would say this is a long shot but Mitch (with Kerry Kittles' assistance? I wonder) is doing good things.

 
Tiger69 
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Re: 2018 Recruiting
08-14-17 11:50 AM - Post#231961    
    In response to sparman

I'm trying to keep from getting carried away. But, given that the most recent news was his tweet listing Princeton as one of his finalists and that he has not yet made an official visit, it would appear that we are very much in the running. Perhaps SATs are still an open issue. But, Sidwell Friends is a pretty good school for preparing students for college.

 
sparman 
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Re: 2018 Recruiting
08-14-17 12:21 PM - Post#231966    
    In response to Tiger69

  • Tiger69 Said:
But, Sidwell Friends is a pretty good school for preparing students for college.



Other than their unfortunate school mascot, yes.


 
Tiger69 
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Re: 2018 Recruiting
08-14-17 03:11 PM - Post#231985    
    In response to sparman

I LIKE Quakers (except those from Philadelphia). But, how to cheer for them does present a dilemma. Fight fiercely, Quakers?

 
westcoast 
Freshman
Posts: 44

Reg: 03-08-16
08-17-17 01:48 PM - Post#232123    
    In response to Tiger69

Drew Friberg, a 6'6 small forward from State College, PA has committed to Princeton today. Had offers from lots of Ivy and Patriot schools, plus BU and Penn State.

https://verbalcommits.com/players/drew-friberg

 
Tiger69 
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08-17-17 02:17 PM - Post#232125    
    In response to westcoast

Thanks for keeping us updated, westcoast. You seem to be another agent of good news.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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08-17-17 06:03 PM - Post#232139    
    In response to westcoast

Has a nice stroke from 3--quick release, good catch-and-shoot and off the dribble to the left or to the right. 6'6" and no dunks on the 5 minute highlight video

 
SRP 
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08-17-17 06:21 PM - Post#232142    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

6'6" snipers always have a role if they can play defense and move the basketball when necessary.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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1LotteryPick1969
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08-17-17 07:53 PM - Post#232145    
    In response to SRP

He seems to have a sturdy body and can take a hit on the way to the hoop.

 
Tiger69 
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08-17-17 10:27 PM - Post#232148    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

It seems, from last year, that MH likes to have 5 medium to tall players with interchangeable offensive and defensive skills. This player fits that plan.

 
Tiger69 
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Reg: 11-23-04
09-04-17 10:20 AM - Post#232608    
    In response to Tiger69

Any more fancy recruit prospects out there, or have we stopped looking for 2018?

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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Reg: 11-21-04
09-04-17 01:43 PM - Post#232610    
    In response to Tiger69

As always, I hope for a big.

 
Tiger69 
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09-04-17 03:27 PM - Post#232617    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

MH seems to be leaning toward quicker, shorter lineups with multiple 3 Point shooters. Pete Miller, if I remember correctly, was not starting at the end of last season although he gave us significant minutes in the post and on defense. I believe that Will Gladson (255 lbs!) will be giving us different contributions this year. We will still be able to call on Richard Arizguroh(?) who appears to be a high-energy, rapidly developing center. I like our squads of multi-talented players who can share the load and shift assignments at short notice. We should be seeing an increased focus on defense this season as younger players emerge. It may take us awhile to recover from graduation losses. But, by late season we should be firing on all cylinders and next year could be another special one.🐅

 
Tiger69 
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09-06-17 11:24 AM - Post#232661    
    In response to Tiger69

Soooo, Brendan Adams and Saddiq Bey ... do each of you still have us in the back of your mind? Plan a nice visit on a pretty autumn day.

 
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