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'12 CO PG Xavier Talton (Signed to Colorado)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive - Basket' started by JRK1212, Mar 14, 2011.

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    Sterling HS (Sterling, CO)

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    Ht: 6-foot-2
    Wt: 185 lbs

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    [video=youtube;FslQ8Pqvzms]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FslQ8Pqvzms[/video]
     
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    We have only one spot left right?
     
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    I count 4. Carlon Brown, Austin Dufault, Nate Tomlinson, and Trey Eckloff. Plus one additional for this year when Alec leaves.
     
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    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    http://www.chsaa.org/sports/basketball/pdf/Basketball_Bulletin_2011.pdf

    Sterling is one of the smallest 4A schools (3A football) and I think within one to two more cycles, they will drop down a class in all sports but I brought this up to show that Talton has been going against schools that have 200 to 400 more kids in his league and the largest 4A schools are twice the size of Sterling.
     
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    Sterling had about the same enrollment in 1995 when I graduated from there. Nice to see the logo I helped to create using Corel Draw is still around on the wall padding. Although Sterling doesn't regularly produce D-I or other top athletes, it seems every 4 years or so a couple emerge, whether in football, baseball, or basketball. It is tough for the kids in the sticks to get the looks and attention that the front range kids get.
     
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    I based that on the fact that some schools in the eastern part of the state have dropped down a class in all sports namely Burlington and Yuma. They used to be 2A football/3A other sports...now they are 1A/2A. Same thing for Lamar who used to be 3A/4A like Sterling is right now. At my time in Estes Park, we played 3A football despite being still 3A in other sports as well because we had over 500 kids. Now to be 3A, that number is 600. In the Front Range, Erie used to be 1A/2A or 2A/3A but now they are 3A/4A.
     
  9. dyemeduke

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    He was just named Mr 4A Basketball.

    I'm hoping he has a great summer, and that he shows that he's definitely worthy of a scholarship. Interesting prospect...
     
  10. Buffnik

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    Been a lot of chatter on the boards. Players and coaches from around the state have been chiming in to say that Talton's a player. CU would be in good position. I'm expecting he'll blow up after his AAU team finishes the circuit. Hope we offer.
     
  11. sliderNcider

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    A prospect like this coming out of Sterling is a surprise. Have any of you guys been to Sterling? That place sucks
     
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    never been there because I heard it sucks.
     
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    You may be too young to remember a guy called "Zeke from Cabin Creek" ... his real name was Jerry West and he came from Cabin Creek West Virginia, not exactly a garden spot either. Its about the player not the place ... and good ones can come from anywhere. I saw this guy in the recent "Show" for top Colorado HS players and he is very good.
     
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    fify
     
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    Talton visiting CU officially this weekend.
     
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    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    as a walkon?
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I like Talton. I'm glad we're giving him some respect and attention with an OV.
     
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    Interesting prospect, surprised DU or UNC haven't offered
     
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    Maybe we look more at him now
     
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    I love him as a PWO who could earn a scholarship down the road. Probably another Javon Coney. Maybe a bit better, but he'd need to prove it.
     
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    Hey, maybe another Devon Beitzel, that huge reach who was the hallmark of Tad's UNC bunch! I'd take that.

    Loved Javon Coney; he could give some few quality minutes and hit the odd three, but he was clearly a WO for all of his time in Boulder.
     
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    I remember watching Devon Beitzel play in high school and he just lacked the athleticism to play at a BCS program.
     
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    Wow, a far cry from TW etc... but in Tad we trust?
     
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    I know that Tad has scouted him a ton. Talton camped at CU, played a lot with and against Gordon & Scott, had a great year as a junior in-state, and showed very well at the CO Prep thing at the Pepsi Center. Local mid-majors (Wyoming and UNC) were after him hard, but Talton didn't play much on the club circuit so he didn't get his name out. Considering all of the above and the fact that we just had him in for an OV, I think Tad might have been stashing him.

    In Tad I trust.
     
  26. Darth Snow

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    He gives the class a nice mix of touted stars and projects. And if he pulls a Burks/Dinwiddie growth spurt, his purported lack of elite athleticism will be mitigated some. You make a good point that Tad has had a ton of time to scout him.
     
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    I have a good feeling about this one.
     
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    An under-rated point guard with a local Colorado high school team. A player who has not gotten much attention from the national teams since the player didn't play much on the club circuit. That was the description of 2009 WBB recruit Chucky Jeffrey .... she turned out pretty good.
     
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    Basketball program has high expectations, what can we say.
     
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    This guy is a lucky mofo. He gets to move from Sterling to Boulder
     

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