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Username Post: 2020 recruiting        (Topic#23111)
sparman 
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07-19-19 03:45 PM - Post#286134    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

Harvard.

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2002/11/20/ha rv...

 
T.P.F.K.A.D.W. 
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07-19-19 03:54 PM - Post#286138    
    In response to sparman

Right.

 
Tiger84 
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07-22-19 10:28 AM - Post#286193    
    In response to T.P.F.K.A.D.W.

Zach Finley? Zach Woolridge?

 
Tiger69 
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07-22-19 10:59 AM - Post#286204    
    In response to Tiger84

Get 5 and call them the “Zach Attack”.😁

 
welcometothejungle 
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01-12-20 01:30 AM - Post#296556    
    In response to Tiger69

https://www.latimes.com/sports/highschool/sto ry/20...

Article about 2020 commit Mason Hooks, who at 6-10, 255 lbs is averaging 15 points and 14 rebounds on 62% shooting for a Harvard-Westlake (CA) team that's 17-2 and ranked #14 in the country by MaxPreps computer rankings. Hooks prides himself on being a traditional big and his ability to play inside. With his size, and the large gap that Aririguzoh will leave in the post, he could be pressed into action next season

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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01-12-20 07:50 AM - Post#296558    
    In response to welcometothejungle

Call to Howard Levy......

 
TigerFan 
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01-12-20 09:02 PM - Post#296577    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

From Fansided:

“Hooks, a 2020 three-star recruit, started this trend of choosing “smaller programs” over high-major — which does occur occasionally each year — by committing to Princeton on June 3. The 6’9″ center is a fantastic coup for Princeton as he is a big who can play in the low or high post. He is a fantastic passer, has the ability to score with either hand around the basket and an outstanding rebounder. Georgetown was also showing interest in the Harvard-Westlake High School product, who averaged 16.4 points, 12.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks last year.”

 
Tiger69 
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01-12-20 11:58 PM - Post#296581    
    In response to TigerFan

Couldn’t come at a better time as RA will be the biggest hole left by graduation.

 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
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01-13-20 11:21 AM - Post#296587    
    In response to Tiger69

“started this trend”?????
What an ignorant statement.

Hooks is ranked #300 by 247. He may turn out to be an amazing Ivy player, but this ‘trend’ started long ago. Back in 2013 Zena Edosomwan, who went to same school as Hooks, eschewed far higher and more numerous offers to take a PG year at NMH just so he could attend Harvard.

Since then, there have been many players rated far above Hooks who chose the Ivies. If there is a ‘trend,’ it should be attributed to Amaker’s 2016 recruiting class that featured 4 roughly top 100 recruits - one of which is taller than Hooks (Baker) and another being the same size (Lewis).

 
welcometothejungle 
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01-13-20 12:08 PM - Post#296591    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

The article is about 2020 commits who chose low major offers, and the full article is about how 3 recruits chose Stetson, Pacific, and Princeton over other high major offers. I think "started the trend" simply refers to the fact that Hooks was the first in that group of 3 to commit this summer.

https://bustingbrackets.com/2019/06/09/ncaa-baske t...

 
Tiger69 
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2020 recruiting
01-13-20 12:09 PM - Post#296592    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

(HGD). Well, EXCUUUUSE me!

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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Re: 2020 recruiting
01-14-20 05:35 PM - Post#296676    
    In response to Tiger69

I guess you forgot all things good started at Harvard.

 
TigerFan 
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01-15-20 12:09 AM - Post#296689    
    In response to welcometothejungle

Welcome to the Jungle, you got the context exactly right. And yes, I love how to harvard fans, the Ivies started playing hoops in the 2010s.

 
welcometothejungle 
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2020 recruiting
02-02-20 02:21 AM - Post#298340    
    In response to TigerFan

https://twitter.com/latsondheimer/status/ 122381370...
https://twitter.com/CrownScouting/status/ 122381911...
https://twitter.com/ShotgunSpr/status/122 382696588...

Mason Hooks had a game-high 28 points tonight in Harvard-Westlake's 74-70 loss to Bishop Gorman, the #24 team in the country per Maxpreps' Xcellent 25 poll. Bishop Gorman's team has good size, including 4 star forward Mwani Wilkinson, ESPN's 86th ranked recruit in the 2020 class, but couldn't stop Hooks.

Hooks has led his Harvard-Westlake team to a 21-4 record and clinched a league championship in the always competitive Mission League in LA. In the January 27 state polls, Harvard-Westlake is listed in the watch list for California's Open Division, one of the toughest playoff brackets in the country for HS basketball (featuring national powerhouses like Mater Dei, Sierra Canyon, etc). If they're selected for the Open Division it would be awesome to see Hooks play against some of the top teams in the country in a playoff setting

Based on reports from his HS play against high competition, Hooks' offense looks like it's at a very high level for an incoming freshmen, and his size makes him a load for all teams. The transition is always tough for big men but all signs are pointing towards him having a great chance to contribute early in his career

 
welcometothejungle 
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02-09-20 01:39 AM - Post#299158    
    In response to welcometothejungle

https://www.nj.com/highschoolsports/2020 /02/sierra...

https://twitter.com/Stewyakovic/status/12 259640683...

2020 commit Zach Martini's Gill St. Bernard's (NJ) team is currently ranked 8th in New Jersey, and Martini scored 12 points last night in a 14 point loss to a Sierra Canyon (CA) team that features 3 5-star recruits in addition to a TCU 2020 commit, a 7-3 junior, and most famously, LeBron and Dwyane Wade's sons Bronny and Zaire.

Luckily, since Sierra Canyon is so star studded, their games are pretty much all broadcast, so there's tons of footage available from their games, including this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVDsmyUEhQE

Martini appears to be a solid stretch 4 type. His shot looks smooth, but he also crashes the glass hard and had some nice moves against SC's 7-3 center. Good to see him perform pretty well against this level of competition.

Mason Hooks' Harvard-Westlake (CA) team claimed their 2nd straight Mission League championship on Friday night, with Hooks scoring 16 points in the win. They'll play in CA's open division, where a matchup with Sierra Canyon (and plenty of other nationally ranked teams) is possible


 
welcometothejungle 
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02-10-20 03:08 PM - Post#299424    
    In response to welcometothejungle

Mason Hooks' Harvard-Westlake (CA) team received the #6 seed in California's Open Division. They will play 3 games in pool play against 3rd seeded Rancho Christian (ranked 17th nationally and featuring ESPN #2 recruit Evan Mobley, a 7-0 USC commit), 2nd seeded Corona Centennial (ranked 4th nationally - Harvard-Westlake beat them by 13 earlier in the season, one of their 2 losses all year) and 7th seeded Mater Dei (ranked 19th nationally and featuring Kentucky commit PG Devin Askew and 4 star 2021 recruit 6-9 Wilhelm Breidenbach).

Will be very interesting to see how Mason Hooks performs against 3 top 20 teams in the country, 2 of whom have highly ranked post players themselves. He'll kick off his playoff season Friday night

 
1LotteryPick1969 
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02-10-20 04:13 PM - Post#299440    
    In response to welcometothejungle

Are any of these games on ESPN+?

 
welcometothejungle 
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2020 recruiting
02-10-20 04:25 PM - Post#299442    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Probably won’t be on ESPN+ unless they play Sierra Canyon after pool play (a replay of Zach Martini’s game against Sierra Canyon from last week is on ESPN+). Usually the CIF Open Division is broadcast somewhere so should be video, just not announced yet

 
welcometothejungle 
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03-05-20 12:41 AM - Post#303041    
    In response to welcometothejungle

Hooks' team went 1-2 in the Southern Section Open Division playoffs, with a win over Corona Centennial and losses to Rancho Christian and Mater Dei.

They received the #4 seed to the CIF State Open Division Southern Regional, and played #5 Corona Centennial again tonight and won. That sets up a Saturday game against top seeded Sierra Canyon (which features Bronny James, among others) that'll take place at Pepperdine University. Unclear if the game will be televised, but Sierra Canyon's popularity means there should be a lot of video from the game

 
welcometothejungle 
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03-05-20 10:44 AM - Post#303050    
    In response to welcometothejungle

https://twitter.com/SwaggyCDawg5/status/1 235455103...

Hooks had 18 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks and went 6/6 from the FT line in Harvard-Westlake's 63-55 win over 5th seeded Corona Centennial (ranked #13 in the country by MaxPreps)

 
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