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rbg 
PhD Student
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Reg: 10-20-14
05-06-19 10:20 PM - Post#284234    

Joshua Hemmings, 6'9" SF, from Toronto and attends The Lawrenceville School.

https://twitter.com/J_Hemmings1/status/11 255514215...

http://verbalcommits.com/players/joshua-hemmin gs

Verbal Commits notes that he had offers from USC, UCLA, Oregon, Mississippi, Georgia Tech, UNLV, Cincinnati, Tulane, and St. Louis.

https://247sports.com/Article/Harvard-Josh- Hemming...

- Hemmings told 247Sports he picked Tommy Amaker’s program over Princeton, Oregon, Ole Miss and Virginia. Hemmings grew familiar with Harvard's program via unofficial visits. He took trips to their campus three different times, including two weeks ago. -

- On the court, Hemmings is regarded as a three-star prospect and ranks No. 230 overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Hemmings is ranked No. 168 in the Top247.

“I feel like my versatility is an asset on the court,” he said. “Being able to rebound like a big, push the ball up the court like a guard, shoot and also facilitate. I feel like I can play position-less basketball and be unselfish. I feel like I can mold well with the talent that Harvard has and make the team better.” -

 
mobrien 
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Loc: New York
Reg: 04-18-17
05-07-19 01:39 PM - Post#284252    
    In response to rbg

Based on who he picked us over, it sounds like he might be better than that 230 ranking. How big a get is this for us? And what's the scouting report on him?

 
mrjames 
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Reg: 11-21-04
05-08-19 11:54 AM - Post#284296    
    In response to mobrien

If I had to pick a player to compare him to, I might say a shorter, but stronger version of Robert Baker. Similar type of offensive perimeter profile (good shooter), but gives you more of a big look on defense and will rebound well from the wing spot (but likely plays as an Ivy 4). With Sakota, Ledlum and Kirkwood, in a few years, Harvard could trot out a four guard lineup that is all 6’5 to 6’9.

Senior year will be important to monitor. Kinda lost a high school year at Oak Hill, so want to see how he continues to develop.

I don’t know how serious *all* of those Power 5 offers were, but he could have easily gone that direction if he had wanted.

 
rbg 
PhD Student
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Reg: 10-20-14
07-10-19 08:48 AM - Post#285724    
    In response to mrjames

An article at KUSports.com mentioned that Jabri Abur-Rahim will announce his decision on Wednesday. It mentioned that his choices are between Virginia and Michigan, but Villanova, Georgia and Harvard all remain in the hunt.

http://www2.kusports.com/weblogs/ku-recruiting -sco...

Verbal Commits has him listed as a 4-star PF with a huge number of offers from high major schools. Harvard, however, is not on that list.

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/jabri-abdur-r ...



 
mobrien 
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07-10-19 12:22 PM - Post#285735    
    In response to rbg

He just tweeted that the announcement is going to be at 7pm.

Doesn't seem auspicious that he's making his decision so close after he visited UVA, but we'll see soon.

 
mobrien 
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07-10-19 02:54 PM - Post#285740    
    In response to mobrien

A couple of UVA writers are saying they're hear he's picking them. Would make sense given the timing of the decision.

 
mobrien 
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07-10-19 07:51 PM - Post#285746    
    In response to mobrien

And indeed, he's UVA-bound.

 
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