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Username Post: 2018 Recruiting        (Topic#20265)
westcoast 
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10-20-17 08:12 PM - Post#234291    
    In response to mrjames

6-8 F Colby Kyle (2*) from Monroe WA has committed to Princeton. He also had offers from Columbia and Dartmouth.
https://twitter.com/colbykyle11/status/92 153836909...

 
mrjames 
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10-20-17 08:17 PM - Post#234292    
    In response to westcoast

Yep - that's what I would have expected.

 
Tiger69 
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10-20-17 11:02 PM - Post#234293    
    In response to mrjames

MR James: who else, if anyone, do you expect to join this Princeton group?

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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10-21-17 08:21 AM - Post#234295    
    In response to westcoast

35 inch vertical!

 
mrjames 
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10-21-17 09:39 AM - Post#234297    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Don't know... wouldn't be surprised if they're done. Don't think they have any more gaps they have to fill, and there isn't really much left on the board. Last piece was to get a 4. They had Mason Forbes on their radar and Colby, when Mason went to Harvard, it seemed pretty clear Colby would be heading to Princeton.

Looks like the 2018 classes will line up:
1) Harvard
2) Princeton
(gap)
3) Yale

From there, fourth could really end up being any team, but Brown, Dartmouth and Columbia are the most likely with Brown being the clubhouse leader.

 
Tiger69 
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10-21-17 10:58 AM - Post#234303    
    In response to mrjames

Where are you Saddiq Bey? Did you watch the h-P football game on TV last night? Wouldn't you just love to be clad in Orange and black?

 
SomeGuy 
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10-21-17 05:02 PM - Post#234312    
    In response to mrjames

Just to get out another (admittedly less informed) view, I think Princeton has the best class right now (and for the 2nd year in a row).

I also think Columbia and Dartmouth have better individual players than Brown, though Brown has more recruits. I think I'd put Columbia ahead of Brown for 4th.

And finally, addressing what Mike did not -- I think my Quakers are really taking it to Cornell for 7th place in the rankings. Not sure if Penn brings anyone else in, but Wang seems comparable to Ellis and so just another body could move Penn into the conversation for 4th best class.

The class coming in this year is deep -- to give another perspective on that one (that I know differs from Mike's), I'd rank the freshmen classes:

Princeton
Yale
Penn
Harvard
Columbia
Brown
Dartmouth
Cornell


 
mrjames 
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10-21-17 05:18 PM - Post#234313    
    In response to Tiger69

It'd be awesome if Saddiq Bey ended up in the Ivy League. Don't see that happening...

 
westcoast 
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11-02-17 08:05 PM - Post#235391    
    In response to mrjames

As expected, Saddiq Bey will not be coming to the Ivy League. He has committed to NC State.

https://twitter.com/VerbalCommits/status/ 926252428...

 
jadwinjungle 
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11-03-17 01:42 PM - Post#235427    
    In response to westcoast

I would imagine MH and staff are done with recruiting for the 2018 class with 3 seemingly solid gets and the great get in Llewellyn. Still a little guard/wing heavy, but perhaps MH believes in Gladson and Arirguzoh enough to not need to get a center in 2018.

 
rbg 
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05-16-18 11:09 PM - Post#256889    
    In response to jadwinjungle

As I noted on the Penn board earlier today, Saddiq Bey (listed as 6'6" 4-star shooting guard at Verbal Commits) has asked for and been given his release by N.C. State last night.

Penn had given him an offer and his Sidwell Friends classmate Jelani Williams just finished his first year for the Quakers.

Princeton was in Bey's final six schools before choosing N.C. State. The other four were Miami, Xavier, Pitt and Northwestern.

 
sparman 
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2018 Recruiting
05-17-18 09:08 AM - Post#256916    
    In response to rbg

The Post article on the transfer does not mention likely landing sports. Some speculation about Georgetown going after him.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/recruiting-ins...




 
rbg 
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06-27-18 10:25 AM - Post#258267    
    In response to sparman

Bey ended up going to Villanova.

https://www.vuhoops.com/2018/6/15/17453648/vi llano...

 
rbg 
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06-27-18 10:26 AM - Post#258268    
    In response to rbg

Jaelin Llewellyn is playing in the JSBL this summer and was interviewed by the Asbury Park Press.

https://www.app.com/story/sports/2018/06/ 27/jsbl-j...

 
rbg 
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2018 Recruiting
08-06-18 07:34 AM - Post#259959    
    In response to rbg

Colby Kyle is playing in the CrawsOver Pro-Am League in Seattle this summer with the help of former Tiger Mike Washington, Jr.

https://www.heraldnet.com/sports/monroes-kyle-p rov...

- Kyle got his first opportunity to show he can hang with best when he helped the Slam beat a team that featured Nowell, an All-Pac-12 Freshman Team selection this past season at the University of Washington, a performance that included drawing a foul and scoring over the Huskies’ star on a baseline drive.

“It was cool, but I’ve also always known that I’m capable of playing at that level,” said Kyle, who added that not having the Pac-12 label doesn’t mean he can’t go head-to-head with guys that do.

That can-do mentality and confidence is something Slam player-coach Tyler Amaya highlighted.

“I love his attitude,” Amaya said. “He comes ready to play, comes ready to compete, he doesn’t back down from anybody, he’s got a really nice shot and he’s shown the ability to get to the hoop and finish on some pretty bigger, athletic guys. -

Here's another Heraldnet article on Kyle from this past November:

https://www.heraldnet.com/sports/monroes-kyle-a -co...

- Kyle possesses rare athleticism and agility for his size, which he credits to his soccer background.

“I think it’s helped my footwork, being able to move quicker laterally and forward and backward,” he said. “And I think it’s mentally helped my vision — seeing the floor.”

One of Kyle’s greatest strengths is shot-blocking, an area he’s excelled in ever since stepping onto the hardwood. The Monroe senior standout is a feared rim protector whose towering length and quickness often lead to multiple emphatic swats per game.

“Most players that block shots come over and rotate from help side — they’re not actually guarding the player that they block the shot of,” first-year Monroe coach Ben Williams said. “He’s so quick that he can block the shot of the guy he’s guarding. … He has long arms and his timing is just really good.”

During the early portion of his basketball career, Kyle played primarily as a post on offense. But in recent years, he’s trained with former Mariner coach Dexter Griffen to develop a perimeter game that complements his interior prowess. Most notably, Kyle has extended his shooting range and improved his ability to attack off the dribble. -

- “Not only is he strong, but he has a very quick first step,” Grinaker said. “So I think the challenge is (that defenses) will put somebody with a little bit more size on him to try to stop him from backing down. And that’s when he faces up and is able to take advantage of his quickness.

“And when they try to put somebody (on him) that’s a little bit quicker, then he relies on his strength to kind of bully the defender a little bit. So I think he’s learned to size up his defender and figure out what he should go to in order to take advantage of the matchup.”

Williams said Monroe plans to fully utilize Kyle’s versatility.

“He can jump-hook and drop-step and do all of the Kevin McHale moves down by the basket,” Williams said. “But he can put the ball on the floor from the perimeter, too. And he can attack from the high post and the short corner, and be the guy who’s initiating the plays (with) his passing.” -

Edited by rbg on 08-06-18 07:34 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
SRP 
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08-06-18 05:02 PM - Post#259994    
    In response to rbg

I like Kyle's size in that clip. Looks pretty strong and agile.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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09-18-18 06:24 AM - Post#261404    
    In response to SRP

New recruit: Keeshawn Kellman, 6'8" Perkiomen School (Allentown). No weight listed, but looks about 180-190 lb.

 
westcoast 
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09-18-18 09:20 AM - Post#261410    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Kellman is a Class of 2019 recruit. He'll be joining the team next year.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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09-18-18 11:33 AM - Post#261419    
    In response to westcoast

Yeah, I was aware of that. Too lazy to look for the correct thread.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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10-03-18 11:47 AM - Post#261846    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

I hope this is the correct place to post this....

In the absence of any other news, I looked at the roster which has just been posted. Various changes in height are noted.

Of particular interest, Colby Kyle now listed at 6-9 (as is Noah Bramlage), and Elijah Barnes is now listed at 6-8.

Kyle has great hops, which is even better at 6-9, and to my eye Barnes is as athletically gifted as anyone on the roster. Now that Barnes is not starting the season injured (I hope), perhaps he is our next emerging star.

 
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