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mountainred 
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04-05-20 09:48 AM - Post#305810    

Cornell adds one more recruit. Evan Williams is 6-7 forward from Plano East HS with a handful of low mid-major D1 offers. The list isn't great, mainly Southland schools, but it's probably the best of any of this year's recruits. He was first-team all-district and led his team in scoring (10.3 points per game), rebounds (6.9) and blocked shots (1.2). The local papers say he battled mono early in the season, so that could have impacted his stats. He at least has potential.

I apparently missed the commitment of another young man from Plano, Keller Boothby, who spent a post-grad year at Wilbraham and Monson Academy. A short, sort of, scouting report is here , but his only other offer, according to Verbal Commits, was D2 UT Tyler. If true, that doesn't bode terribly well, but here's to hoping for the best.

That gives Cornell a new class of 5: PG Isaiah Gray, SG Chris Manon, Post Sean Hansen, Williams and Boothby. Two of the guys have no D1 offers, at least as far as I can tell, and the best schools offering any of the other three are BU and Nicholls St.

Said another way, something really unexpected is going to have to happen for this class to change the current trajectory of the program.

 
FLBB 
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04-09-20 12:39 PM - Post#306042    
    In response to mountainred

As I've stated before, at every level of college basketball personnel-wise to be good you need : 1) A couple of players who coming out you should not have gotten, players who were offered by more successful programs in better conferences and / or 2) One or two guys that develop into players who would by the time they are Juniors, could play at a higher level school. Right now the only player on the roster that seems to fall into either description is Boeheim, who has grown a couple inches and gotten a lot stronger since entering the program. Maybe McBride if he plays the way he did over the last month of the season.

 
SomeGuy 
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04-09-20 02:54 PM - Post#306057    
    In response to FLBB

While I think McBride counts, it may be meaningful that his emergence coincided with Boeheim getting hurt.

 
mrjames 
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Re: cruits
04-09-20 06:42 PM - Post#306067    
    In response to mountainred

Isaiah Gray is the best of the Cornell recruits. Chris Manon winning 2nd Team NEPSAC honors at the highest level was super impressive. This is a sneaky okay class, folks.

 
scoop85 
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Re: cruits
04-14-20 08:42 PM - Post#306237    
    In response to mrjames

And today Cornell got a commitment from another NEPSAC AA 2nd team selection, Darius Ervin a 5’8” PG from Northfield Mount Hermon. Ervin shot an insane 51% from the 3 point line, and 90% from the FT line. His height surely hurt his recruiting stock, but watching his tape against good competition I see a kid who can really play.

 
FLBB 
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04-15-20 09:36 AM - Post#306246    
    In response to scoop85

I like him. Small but already "college-strong". This could be one of those players that by his Junior year it is obvious that he could have played at a higher level.

 
scoop85 
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04-15-20 09:52 AM - Post#306247    
    In response to FLBB

Yeah, I think he's got a high ceiling and will be a key cog during his career. We've now got a lot of good pieces in the backcourt.

 
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