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'15 Belgium PG Thomas Akyazili (Signed to Colorado)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive - Basket' started by MarkW, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. MarkW

    MarkW Well-Known Member

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    Since international players don't end up in the scouting databases we traditionally use on Allbuffs, this profile is going to be a little different - buffnik

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    U-18 and Club Basketball: Antwerp, Belgium
    Home Country: Turkey

    Ht: 6'2"
    Wt: 175

    Offer List: COLORADO, St. John's, Creighton, Davidson, UAB, Utah

    Rivals rating: N/A
    Scout rating: N/A
    ESPN rating: 3*-77grade; #64 SG
    247sports rating: N/A


    Stats:

    Junior Team
    YearEventGPMinFGMFGAFG%3FGM3FGA3P%FTMFTAFT%RebAstStlBlkPFTOPtsPlace
    2014U-18 European-A Championships930:465.413.8.3951.24.2.2893.04.1.7304.14.61.80.12.82.615.115th
    2013U-16 European-A Championships932:067.316.4.4462.15.3.3963.14.8.6514.82.22.80.72.73.219.914th
    AVERAGES1831:266.415.1.4231.74.8.3493.14.4.6884.43.42.30.42.72.917.5-
    TOTAL18566:00115272.4233086.3495580.68880614174952315-


    Regular Season
    SeasonTeamGPGSMinFGMFGAFG%3FGM3FGA3P%FTMFTAFT%FICOFFDEFRebAstStlBlkPFTOPts
    2013-14ANT409.000.00000.00034.7500000100213
    2014-15 *All Teams200157.01733.515512.4171015.6671946101090321149
    2014-15ANT200157.01733.515512.4171015.6671946101090321149
    2014-15 *ANT14076.0817.47126.333913.6921103368017627
    2014-15 *ANT5055.0510.50013.33312.50023361008412

    http://basketball.realgm.com/player/Thomas-Akyazili/Summary/54201

    Links:

    https://twitter.com/akyazilithomas

    http://www.nbadraft.net/players/thomas-akyazili

    http://www.eurohopes.com/news/1890/akyazili-the-belgium-desire/

    http://u18men.fibaeurope.com/en/cid...season_2014.roundID_10067.playerID_99794.html

    http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com...-going-all-in-on-Thomas-Akyazili-from-Belgium

    https://instagram.com/akyazilithomas/

    http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/gamecent/p/pid/99794/playerview.html

    https://www.facebook.com/ThomaDeBaasDerBazen


    Visited CU for the Arizona game, which followed a visit to St. John's.

    Highlights:

    [video=youtube;q5leXZV9vqs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5leXZV9vqs[/video]

    [video=youtube;UaGzZ5mn1Cc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaGzZ5mn1Cc[/video]

    [video=youtube;TMOxsL85dgM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMOxsL85dgM[/video]
     
  2. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'll work on turning the OP into a full profile at some point today.

    One note: changed the title to 2015. He's for the current class.
     
  4. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    I believe he was here for the Arizona Game thursday. 850 said a PG recruit was in the building, but didnt say who.
     
  5. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    He was. We saw him talking to Ben Mills, Beau Gamble & Jeremy Adams at halftime.
     
  6. Medford M.

    Medford M. Well-Known Member

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    It seems to be between us, Utah, St. Johns, and Creighton.
     
  7. Jeric

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    About a week ago, he said only CU and St. Johns were actively recruiting him. Unless something's changed.
     
  8. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    [tweet]577052985303416832[/tweet]
     
  9. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    mass exodus?
     
  10. lawdogg

    lawdogg Club Member Club Member

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    Welcome aboard; will be interested to see the roster composition next year.
     
  11. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Let the speculation start on who is leaving. If the last 2 committs really do show up for next year, someone besides the seniors has to go, correct?
     
  12. GoonieBuff

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    Welcome!!
     
  13. TDbuff

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    :dance4:
     
  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    :dance: :dance: :dance:
     
  15. BuffG

    BuffG Well-Known Member

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    Yes.

    Welcome Thomas!
     
  16. ahoelsken

    ahoelsken Well-Known Member

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    I have nothing whatsoever to back this up, but I think Talton is a candidate to leave. His comments to buffzone about the CBI after the Oregon loss were weird-if theres one person who needs the extra practices and games that that would bring, its the guy who kept screwing up the ball screens on Joseph Young. Don't think he's a Pac 12 caliber player, and I think we have too many holes that he can't help fill going into next year. Let him finish his college career at a place like UNC.
     
  17. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Welcome to the Black-n-Gold, young man!
     
  18. MarkW

    MarkW Well-Known Member

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    This is assuming the Belgian doesn't "waffle" on his commitment :lol:.

    It's also assuming the Buffs are not pursuing Jolly.
     
  19. BuffG

    BuffG Well-Known Member

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    There's no doubt that Thomas Akyazili will take Talton's minutes. Thomas was carrying Belgium against some of the best European countries. Tad has said repeatedly that he won't run anyone out of the program. He didn't pull Mills' schollie or Stalzer, so it's more likely that a player has already decided to transfer. Im hoping that's XT but im not betting on it.
     
  20. Jeric

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    http://scouthoops.scout.com/story/1527571-colorado-add-guard-from-belgium?s=75

     
  21. GoBuffs!!

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    So random question: in his recruitment was Tad flying out to Belgium? How does recruitment of foreign player work?
     
  22. wyobuff

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    Im not sure what tad did, but when Utah was recruiting Jakob Poeltl, he traveled to europe twice, and had to use some sort of special pot of money to pay for the flights. I think the money was called "Huntsmans gigantic pool of cash" money. I also think the poeltl said that larry K was the only one to come visit him, and that weighed heavily on his decision.
     
  23. Eggon

    Eggon Club Member Club Member

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    Thomas's video shows skills that will benefit our front court. Like this fit.

    Welcome Thomas, glad to have you aboard! :congrats:

    PS: Bring toughness! Team needs this.
     
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    I know that on the women's side, Lappe did go to Europe to see Alina Hartmann and Alina has mentioned that really impressed her.
     
  25. Jeric

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  26. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    Sure, all the leftys!
     
  27. J-R-K

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    http://nypost.com/2015/02/21/st-johns-finds-unique-pipeline-for-hopeful-recruiting-splash/

     
  28. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    An upgraded talton. Not a bad idea to have a really good back up pg
     
  29. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The scouting reports have made me think of Akyazili along the lines of a Knutson in terms of usage rate. May never be a "starter", but a guy who the coaches can trust to log significant minutes and to be on the court at crunch time in the right situational matchups. Different skill set than Levi (who was pretty much a pure shooter who wasn't going to give a lot beyond that), but similar in usage to give Tad quality functional guard depth... something we haven't had since Tad's 2nd year when Ski was the 6th man while 3 guards were starting (Nate, Carlon & Mayor).
     
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