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'13 CA PF Zena Edosomwan (Verbal to Harvard)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive - Basket' started by Buffnik, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Harvard-Westlake HS (North Hollywood, CA)

    AAU: Double Pump / Pump N Run

    Ht: 6-foot-8
    Wt: 235 lbs

    Rivals rating: 4*; unranked PF (#66 overall)
    Scout rating: 4*; #17 PF (#76 overall)
    ESPN rating: 4*-92 grade; #21 PF
    247 rating: 4*-90 rating; #24 PF (#100 overall)

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Arizona State, California, Cal-Poly, Georgia Tech, Gonzaga, Harvard, Maryland, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, San Francisco, UNLV, USC, Utah, Washington State, Wake Forest
     
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    http://www.calihighsports.com/articles/238

     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    http://hoopreview.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67:hoop-review-report-i&catid=35:events&Itemid=27

    The seventh annual Southern California Hoop Review was held Saturday and Sunday April 10-11 at Cal State University Dominguez Hills and Lynwood High School. 70 teams from throughout the west coast participated.

    Zena Edosomwan 6'8" PF/C 2012 Harvard Westlake HS (Pump N Run 2012)
    A strong rebounder and powerful short driver who can get to the rim. Also a decent postup player. Is aggressive.
     
  4. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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    yes
     
  5. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    well, he sure looks like a bad ass.
     
  6. Sportsfan101

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    If you shared a name with the Warrior Princess, you'd be a bad ass too. It's the boy named Sue syndrome.
     
  7. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    [video=youtube;-1BJfDvSITY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1BJfDvSITY[/video]

    Johnnny
     
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  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I had forgotten that I'd already done this profile. Glad it came up in my google search as I was looking for stuff to make one. :lol:

    (On that note, it helps out AllBuffs a bit if you come to the site or certain prospect threads through a google/yelp/yahoo/etc search.)

    Anyway, here's a new LA Times blog article on Edosomwan that reiterates the CaliHigh article I posted about:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/varsitytimesinsider/2011/01/boys-basketball-zena-edosomwan-comes-through.html
     
  9. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    still want
     
  10. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    I believe SHE was named after HIM.

    That's how I see it.
     
  11. BeBe

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    But how do you pronounce his last name????? I can just hear announcers stumbling over that one big time.
     
  12. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    What a name, I wish my name was cool, would be a great get.
     
  13. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    They'll give them a pronounciation guide. Something like: Eee, Doh, Sum, Won. The better he plays, the easier it gets to say it.

     
  14. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    your name isnt peter parker?
     
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    Splain. He does not even have CU listed, for one. He is not rated by Rivals for another. i've got another question. Whats the difference between a site's rating and a fan's rating? Like, on Rivals, he isn't even rated. But three "fans" rate him as a four star. It seems like the "fan" ratings are ALWAYS high. Are they mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and friends? I guess if there were a couple of hundred that rated him as a four star, that would be one thing. But three? That could mean a 3, 4, and 5 from one of each, lol. Why doesn't Rivals even have him rated?
     
  16. AlferdJasper

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    Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends, teammates and coaches. Maybe other players. Maybe his rival high school.
    Rivals doesn't have him rated because he has not been evaluated. And they don't have time to evaluate every player. You have no tape, or get your tape in late, too bad: they may have moved on to the next class already.
     
  17. boulder77

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    So, is rushing the court considered acceptable? We need to know these things. :smile2:
     
  18. dyemeduke

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    AJ has it right...man, there's SO many bball recruits out there, that you can't have every one of them ranked. This kid will be a SOLID three star in my opinion. That's a quality player that I wouldn't mind having on my team. Give it some time...yes, there are many bball players ranked already, but that doesn't mean that's the whole story.

    And to boulder77, yes, rushing the court is great for a great win. Rushing the court for an unranked opponent...no. Rushing the court/field for a team ranked in the teens to 20s, no. Beating KU, yes. Beating top 5, yes. I dream of a day though when we beat KU, and our fans just raucously cheer and don't rush. Why?...because then our winning will have become normal.
     
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    **** it just rush the field/court every win.
     
  20. dyemeduke

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/basketball/mens/news/story?id=6077111

    hopefully him and Cain are good friends...Spencer is also on our radar from the article. I would love to get Edosomwan and Christiansen next cycle.

    I also forgot that Spencer was Booker's teammate. Spencer's skinnier than Zena, but he has more length and is pretty good on the D end. I think Spencer's stock will blow up, as will Zena to a lesser extent. I want Zena more though...
     
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  21. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    This is the thing about basketball recruiting that's tough. I get it when Boyle says he wants to make a commitment to in-state players and make sure the best don't get away to other Big 6 conference schools or elite Mid-Majors. However, they don't play against the same level of competition day in and day out as the kids from LA, San Fran/Oakland, Seattle, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio or Chicago do (just to name the big players in the CU recruiting region). When you pull a guy like Cain from one of the better LA area programs who you've also seen in the LA summer leagues, you know that his nightly double-double on the stat sheet translates to a nightly double-double as an upperclassman in the Pac-12. You can't say that about the Colorado kids.

    Given that, I much prefer it if we sign guys like Edosomwan ahead of in-state prospects unless we're talking about Billups-level Colorado kids. Actually, if we're talking about guards instead of big men I think you can do a better job evaluating in-state talent so you can find your guys like Knutson to put on scholarship. CU can always use guys who are money on an open jumper and from the free throw line, will fight for every inch on the court, and have enough athleticism not to be a liability on defense.

    Anyway, I'll cut it off there. Love Zena. Love Spencer. I want to see California as the major focus of our basketball recruiting.
     
  22. dyemeduke

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    Bohn had a quote that I actually couldn't stand when he said it - something about how we all love Cody and Scotty, but let's face it, they're not the caliber of player that is going to take CU football to the top. I felt like he disrespected them by saying it publicly, even though it is true. It's hard to be honest sometimes, and in honesty, I feel the same way about Levi as Scotty and Cody. Levi isn't a lethal shooter, nor is he super-athletic. He's serviceable, and he definitely deserves a scholarship. However, as much as I love Levi, we need higher caliber players if CU is going to really establish itself as a bball program.

    We all know it, CO is not a hotbed for bball. Although there does seem to be a recent rise, with Jackson last year, Thomas over in NJ coming from Denver, and the Collier and the freshman at JFK. Still, you CANNOT make CO a recruiting priority. I think it's great if Boyle and staff occasionally watch some games and build relationships with coaches...but do not make it a priority. West Coast is where they need to spend most of their attention. SoCal has so much talent, and Findlay and Bishop Gorman in Vegas need to be tapped into (to be fair though, that's like saying we need to tap into Oak Hill or DeMatha...private schools for the bball inclined). Seattle year-in-year-out has great bball talent. Watch Scott down in the Springs, and say hi to Rudy Cary. However, RECRUIT SoCal and Seattle. Keep your local relationships in-tact, but don't spend too much time on it. Bouldins and Billups come around once every five years.

    ...I will say this too - I think a lot of the reason our HS bball isn't great is because our HS coaching isn't great. Having some coaching clinics locally could really help bball talent develop in CO.
     
  23. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    is he growing at all or is 6'8 as tall as he gets?
     
  24. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    New interview. Up to 5 offers, including Colorado.

    [video=youtube;pMiB0mY8pYo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pMiB0mY8pYo#at=247[/video]

    Kind of sounds like he may wait until the spring signing period next year, but you never know.
     
  25. dyemeduke

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    never mind...for some reason I couldn't see Buffnik's post prior to me posting the same interview...and I can't figure out how to get rid of this "link" font as I type...damn it...I'm so stupid when it comes to this...
     
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    He must be a very good student with the list of schools pursuing him.
     
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    Hasn't said a favorite but he has picked up offers and will wait until July he said before trimming his list.

    [video=youtube;5a7hk6Kc9E0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a7hk6Kc9E0&feature=player_embedded#at=95[/video]
     
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    Sounds like there is some interest here, but I don't know how strong

    [video=youtube;lRf66I02cM4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRf66I02cM4[/video]
     
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    He's having a big summer. Picked up offers from Oregon, ASU, and Cal with more likely coming and has been upgraded to a 4-star player by Scout and 247 Sports.
     

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