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'12 LA PF Ricardo Gathers (Verbal to Baylor)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive - Basket' started by Buffnik, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Riverside Academy (Reserve, LA)

    AAU: Louisiana Select / Brandon Bass Elite

    Ht: 6-foot-7
    Wt: 240 lbs

    Rivals rating: 4*; #13 PF (#37 overall)
    Scout rating: 4*; #6 PF (#34 overall)
    ESPN rating: 4*-96 grade; #10 PF (#34 overall)
    247s rating: 5*-98 rating; #4 PF (#21 overall)

    Reported Offers: Alabama, Baylor, California, Connecticut, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi, St. John's, Syracuse, Texas, USC
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    [video=youtube;oR5H15MkLiQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR5H15MkLiQ[/video]

    [video=youtube;TSXzpEZBKys]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSXzpEZBKys[/video]
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    how many scholarships do we have?
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    One
     
  6. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Would be weird to have a strong guy on the team. I like it. Sign him up.
     
  7. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    so its either him and noone next year... or taking a shot on jordan hamilton
     
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    Can you imagine what our front court would look like with this guy and Josh Scott together? we´d be monsterous down low. In a good way. Wes comes along and our frontcourt rotation in 2015 (christ thats far away) could easily be in the top 2 of the Pac-12. I don´t know what our chances of landing him are but I think if he´s interested this is where our last schollie has to go.
     
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    Honestly, I'm not as impressed with his highlights as I thought I'd be of a top-40 prospect. He looks to me like a kid who matured physically earlier than most but who is pretty much maxed out now. There were way too many times in those videos where he struggled to get his shot off against HS competition. His size and strength allowed him to make the plays, but I'm not sure that translates well against college competition. He'll be an immediate contributor wherever he goes, but I don't know if I see a huge ceiling.
     
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    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    question is do you think he is a better target than anyone next year?
     
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    Honestly, I think they have a good shot at landing a better, more explosive player in the next cycle. That said, there are no guarantees and if Gathers wanted to spend the next 4 years in Boulder, I think you take him. I'm just not gonna lose any sleep over the fact we're probably on the outside looking in at a guy who, imo, seems to be a little overrated.
     
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    can't say I agree based on his offer list.
     
  13. mattrob

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    The offer list looks really good, I agree. I'm just not blown away by what I see on the highlights. I think he'll step in and have a good Freshman year, but I'm not sure we'll see him take that next step throughout the rest of his career.
     
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    His highlights are all just of him dunking, what about some post moves, or some shooting?
     
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    those make a boring hightlight reel.
     
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    Jeff Borzello:

     
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    Verbal to Baylor.
     
  18. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    good get for trailer dwellers
     

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