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Username Post: Miye Oni        (Topic#22281)
HARVARDDADGRAD 
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12-11-18 02:26 PM - Post#268597    

ESPN just wrote about the rising players of certain pro prospects and called out Miye Oni as moving up to #57 (from #80).

 
tkapiko 
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Re: Miye Oni
12-11-18 04:02 PM - Post#268603    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

Wow. The Ivy League is finally getting some respect. He sure is looking better this season already. He fits the NBA type of game better than anyone in the IL. He was phenomenal against Miami and started well against Duke before getting in foul trouble. Maybe his exposure will make IL games "must watch" TV. Any other IL players on the list?

 
rbg 
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01-08-19 08:30 AM - Post#271751    
    In response to tkapiko

Oni is at #52 overall and #10 SG on the ESPN draft board.

Here are some recent articles highlighting his entry to Yale and his pro prospects:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamzagoria/201 9/01/0...

https://www.dailynews.com/2019/01/05/former-vie wpo...

 
PennFan10 
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01-08-19 11:40 AM - Post#271767    
    In response to rbg

Great articles. It obviously highlights the fact that there are still some huge inefficiencies in the recruiting process, often due to differing timelines of how players develop.

 
tkapiko 
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Miye Oni
01-08-19 02:28 PM - Post#271780    
    In response to rbg

Wow. I see him at #47 on the 2019 Draft Board:

http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/i d/2570036...

PennFan10, I agree on the inefficiencies. We also have to give credit to James Jones for Oni's recruitment when he was an unknown commodity and developing him. I cannot imagine what Williams College (currently ranked #2) would have become had he stayed D3. The Ivy League is finally getting some respect at the next level.

Edited by tkapiko on 01-08-19 02:33 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
PennFan10 
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01-08-19 03:28 PM - Post#271787    
    In response to tkapiko

Actually you gotta give credit to Matt Kingsley who found Miye. He is another example of a high quality Ivy assistant who rarely gets noticed and makes his HC look really good.

 
tkapiko 
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01-08-19 04:49 PM - Post#271797    
    In response to PennFan10

True. As the article stated, he contacted Oni's dad to setup a visit. It's impressive how the coaching staff was able to convince his family after just over an hour of unofficial visit. What a perfect fit for both sides.

 
SRP 
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01-08-19 04:55 PM - Post#271799    
    In response to tkapiko

"But Division III schools can't offer scholarships and Oni and his family soon decided they needed more financial aid than Williams could offer.

"The tuition for Williams was over $60,000 and they weren't really giving us that much help on it," Oni recalled. "So my family literally could not pay." Oni's parents, Oludotun and Opeyemi, are Nigerian. His father is a Professor at University of Phoenix and also an engineer. (Miye's full name is Olumiye.)

The financial aid people at Williams suggested, somewhat sarcastically Oni thought, that his family consider the Ivy League because those schools are obviously strong academically but can also offer better financial aid packages."

You have to love the burn there, given how it turned out. Take that, Williams. Also shows the importance of endowments and their impact on financial aid in Ivy recruiting.


 
mountainred 
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01-09-19 10:38 AM - Post#271837    
    In response to SRP

From the Forbes article: "Oni even attended Elite Camps at Stanford, Cornell and Penn. He really wanted to attend Cornell because his older sister, Oluwatoniloba, went to school there, 'but the coaches never recruited me.'"

{heavy sigh}

 
SRP 
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01-09-19 12:52 PM - Post#271847    
    In response to mountainred

Yeah, didn't want to rub that in.

 
mountainred 
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Miye Oni
01-09-19 03:07 PM - Post#271857    
    In response to SRP

  • SRP Said:
Yeah, didn't want to rub that in.



Thanks. You'd think there would have been room for him in the class of Bathurst, Abdur-Ra'oof, Pat Smith and Kyle Brown. Props to Yale.

{even deeper sigh}

Edited by mountainred on 01-09-19 03:14 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
tkapiko 
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Re: Miye Oni
01-09-19 05:45 PM - Post#271874    
    In response to mountainred

Morgan + Oni would have been nice!

Edited by tkapiko on 01-09-19 05:45 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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