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Username Post: Bison Recruits 2020        (Topic#21874)
Old Bison 
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09-24-19 01:37 PM - Post#287869    
    In response to bisonmania

GOOD NEWS/SAD NEWS

Recruiting - good news coming

Staff - Please extend your condolences to Coach Davis on the passing of his Dad last week. Not widely publicized as both are pretty private individuals. That said, the beauty of Bucknell is community and so our support and warmth is difficult not to extend.

 
Bison137 
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Bison137
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09-25-19 05:56 PM - Post#287983    
    In response to Old Bison

A Bison coach was at the Archbishop Wood open gym today. Wood, of course, is Andrew Funk's alma mater. They may have been looking at 6-0 junior PG Jaylen Stinson, who already has offers from Rider, Siena, Iona, Stony Brook, St. Peter's, Bing, and a few others. Also possibly scouting junior 6-5 SF Daeshon Shepherd, who was 2nd team all-state as a soph. He already has offers from GWU, La Salle, Temple, St. Bona, Towson, Hofstra, Siena, and a couple others.




 
Bison7882 
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Reg: 11-24-13
09-25-19 06:06 PM - Post#287984    
    In response to Bison137

We could certainly use a true PG in the 2021 class!

 
Bison137 
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09-30-19 04:03 PM - Post#288101    
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  • Bison137 Said:


- Poteat , Mylyjael 6-9 C (NC) ; BUCKNELL OFFER Jun-2019 > Northeastern, Boston, American, Lehigh, Rice, Wofford, Dartmouth, Brown, Radford, - same HS as Meeks; made unofficial visit in late August






Poteat just committed to Rice. That is a good outcome, given that he clearly wasn't coming to Bucknell after the commitment of Screen. Boston U, American, and Lehigh were among the schools that didn't land him.




 
Bison137 
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Re: Bison Recruits 2020
10-03-19 07:37 PM - Post#288260    
    In response to Bison137

  • Bison137 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
Offer to Caelan 'C.J.' Jones, a 6-5 wing from Los Angeles who will be doing a PG year at Vermont Academy after playing four years for Loyola in L.A. Has offers from Siena, Fairfield, Niagara, Sacred Heart, South Dakota, and Army - all in the past five weeks.

At Loyola - which is a good program - he seems to have been a role player who shot a lot of threes. Went 52-146 (46%) from beyond the arc but almost never went to the line. He didn't have any offers when he finished his senior year before they started pouring in, so presumably he has shown a lot of recent improvement.




Jones will make an official visit to Bucknell from September 12 through the 14th. He has picked up more offers, and now holds ones from Boston U, Vermont, Penn, Sacred Heart, Fairfield, Niagara, Siena, , Army, South Dakota, William and Mary, Princeton, Dartmouth, and Colgate.





Jones committed to Boston U. This was basically a done deal for the past week, as KenZ had figured out.

Joe Jones is a very good recruiter - and being in Boston is an enormous recruiting edge. Thankfully he is a poor coach.




 
JDBison2010 
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Reg: 11-23-10
10-07-19 07:25 AM - Post#288352    
    In response to Bison137

Martindale to Holy Cross. Martindale's Worcester Academy teammate, Mike Rabinovich 6-9 F (no offer from Bucknell but had Lehigh, American, & Boston offers among others) committed to the Crusaders the next day.

Doesn't appear we had serious interest in Martindale and the offer may not have been valid anymore

 
Bison89 
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Reg: 11-14-07
10-07-19 10:14 AM - Post#288357    
    In response to JDBison2010

It is nice to see HC getting players from their own backyard. Hopefully, this will help with attendance.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
bisonmania 
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Reg: 10-26-07
10-07-19 01:02 PM - Post#288366    
    In response to Bison89

I am curious as to whom will fill the last scholarship. Verbal commits only shows Bucknell with a couple of kids with offers.

 
Bison137 
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10-07-19 01:23 PM - Post#288370    
    In response to bisonmania

  • bisonmania Said:
I am curious as to whom will fill the last scholarship. Verbal commits only shows Bucknell with a couple of kids with offers.




That's a good question. Of the three offers still outstanding, I don't think there is much of a chance of any ending up in Lewisburg. It's possible there will be a late offer and commitment, but that is becoming more unlikely each day. If nothing happens in the next few weeks, that means the scholarship will be carried over to the spring, a process that hasn't worked out real well in the past.

One possibility - and one I'd like to see explored more - is to land a transfer. Langel has brought in almost ten quality players via the transfer route, despite having far less basketball tradition/success than Bucknell plus a much worse gym plus a location in the middle of the tundra. With a concerted effort, the Bison might be able to land a few transfers as well.




 
Doktore K 
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Reg: 11-11-09
Re: Transfers
10-07-19 01:37 PM - Post#288372    
    In response to Bison137

I give this suggestion a big Thumbs Up! And if we get a D2 or D3 player, they can play right away, correct? We should be exploring point guards for this possibility, not bigs.

Also, re transfers, can the football team hop on that bus too? HELP WANTED sign is out and flashing....


 
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