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'14 AZ C Payton Dastrup (Signed with BYU)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive - Basket' started by Goose, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Mountain View H.S. (Mesa, AZ)

    AAU team: Cal Supreme / Utah Select

    Ht: 6-foot-9
    Wt: 225 lbs.

    Rivals rating: 4*; unranked C (#52 overall)
    Scout rating: 4*; #14 C (#84 Overall)
    ESPN rating: 4*-87 grade; #7 C (#38 overall)
    247sports rating: 4*-95 grade; #9 PF (#37 overall)

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, BYU, Cal, Florida, NC State, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Texas A&M, UC-Davis, USC, Utah, Utah State, Virginia, Washington State
     
  2. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Not real optimistic about this one. Odds are he's a Wildcat if they really want him, and that's a hell of an offer list to compete with, but we offered so he gets a profile.

    Interesting note - he's Mormon so he plans on going on his mission after his freshman year. So he'll play one year, and then come back as a 22 year old sophomore.
     
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    AZ kids are coming out of the woodworks!!!
     
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    Which is great to see. Arizona is becoming a damn good place for basketball talent (and football too judging by the sound of things). And other than Arizona, no one else is really hitting the state that hard (ASU is quasi-trying, but the guys they target are head scratchers a lot of the time). We're not going to beat the Wildcats for many of their top targets in their backyard, but we can make it tough for them and pull in a lot of the other guys at the top if we want to.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    What we're establishing against Zona in their state is what we've got going on against UCLA in SoCal. They can't ignore local talent as back-up plans until the 11th hour while they go after kids on the other side of the country. Because if they do, CU will have already secured that player from their back yard.
     
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    So... He's going to BYU
     
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    Beat me to it and I hadn't even read down this far. Big white kid from Mesa with a BYU offer says Mormon all over it. Mesa has always been a big Mormon community.
     
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    Honestly, normally I'd think that was just a stereotype, but in this case I think you're right. I talked to Pachoops about this kid yesterday afternoon and he said that Zona showed some serious interest until they found out that he wanted to go to school for one year and THEN do his mission. That's a really unusal arrangement, and I think it's going to scare some schools off.

    Virginia is another school to watch on this one.
     
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    You literally only hear about kids doing this at BYU, so I think it's safe to assume he's going there.
     
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    Didn't we get a kicker under Hawkins this way? I'm pretty sure that if the guy leaves for a mission after starting school somewhere that he is able to re-sign anywhere he wants. If I'm right about that, I wouldn't want Tad to sign him now. It puts the program in a tough spot. Especially with a big since they usually need time to develop.
     
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    Mesa=Mormon. Doesn't mean BYU, though. My personal favorite Pac-12 player Bachynski (ASU) is also a Mormon.
     
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    You may get neg repped into the red for this one.

    **** Bachynski.

    (Unless my sarcasm detector is broken. In which case -- good one.)
     
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    Sarcasm detector broken. I hate that mother****er. I would use the sarcasm font, but I missed whether that was ever decided upon.
     
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    Jameson Davis
     
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    The opposite actually. Because the kicker had not started at Boise State, when he returned from his Mission, he was considered a free agent. Once you start school, the mission just delays the eligibility clock, but has no effect on transfer rules.
     
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    Thanks. Couldn't remember whether it was a good thing to get that freshman year in the books or if it didn't matter.
     
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    With as hard as it is to get top centers, would still be a great pick up even if he didn't see the court until 2016
     
  20. Goose

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    Was a verbal to Ohio State (my bad for missing that). But he just decommitted and signed with BYU.
     

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