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'15 CO PG Austin Conway (Verbal to Wyoming)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive - Basket' started by Goose, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Overland H.S. (Aurora, CO)

    AAU Team: Colorado Hawks

    Ht: 5-foot-10
    Wt: 165 lbs

    Rivals rating: 3*; unranked PG
    Scout rating: 3*; unranked PG
    ESPN rating: 3*-70 grade; #50 PG
    247s rating: 3*-88 grade; #27 PG (#155 overall)

    Reported Offers: COLORADO, Indiana, Nebraska, Rice, Wyoming
     
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  2. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    HS & AAU teammate of 2016 big man De'Ron Davis, Austin could be a big time recruit himself. CU, Arizona, Indiana and Michigan are all recruiting him already.

    Adam:

    247sports had this on his performance at the adidas Invitational:

     
  3. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    is he going to be our TJ ford?
     
  6. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Hoosiers have offered
     
  7. mattrob

    mattrob Club Member Club Member

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    Conway will be interesting to watch. I'm sure he'll get a CU offer, but how hard will CU push before they hear the decisions from Collier and Perkins? I'd hate to lose a talent like Conway to a numbers game, though.
     
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    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Good to hear stuff like this from local kids. Boyle and staff must be making a great impression
     
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    Neglecting class balance - Conway would be arriving a year after Collier and/or Perkins. So the timing of their decision shouldn't really impact Conway.
     
  10. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    It does and it doesn't. If we land both Perkins & Collier, then hypothetically we could be looking at the following depth chart for Conway's first year:

    SeniorJuniorSophomoreFreshman
    StalzerTalton*Collier
    Perkins
    Conway

    Now, this chart is assuming that Talton redshirts (which I think he will) and that we don't land any other PG's in the next 2 classes (even though we're trying hard to get Jaron Hopkins and are looking at some other PG's in the 2014 class as well). That means that over 1/3 of our scholarships will be used up by PG's. Now, I love playing with two PG's on the court at the same time, but none of those guys are The Mayor's height. So it does lead to potential matchup problems.

    Now that said, I want all three of those guys (Collier, Perkins & Conway) to be Buffs. They're all great players, and they're home state kids, so it increases a little bit of pride for them to play here and leads to others wanting to stay here. Plus, I'll take a lineup that has tons of talented PG's over a "balanced" lineup that is throwing out stiffs elsewhere. Talent > Position. But I can understand how some might be conflicted by all of the PG's we're going after from CO.
     
  11. Jimmy_Wood

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    I tweeted out yesterday that he had an offer from Indiana and the Buffs are still his favorite. He proceeded to follow me and favorite my tweet. So take that for what it is.
     
  12. tante

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    I like Conway, Collier and Perkins, but they are all 6'2" or under. I really hope one of them has a serious growth spurt and can slide over to the 2.
     
  13. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    In college ball you can get away with it. An example that was pointed out to me earlier today was the 2005 Illinois squad. 6'1" Dee Brown, 6'3" Luther Head and 6'3" Deron Williams all started.
     
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    Collier's 6'3" according to scout, and only a sophomore. He probably grows 2-3 more inches I imagine, which puts him in a better situation to play the two.

    Overall, having too many point guards is a good problem to have. There's also no guarantee that Collier and Perkins both sign in 2014. Everyone's hoping they do, but a lot of things could change over the next couple seasons.

    If Dimwiddie and Booker keep improving as players, and stay for their senior season, there's no guarantee Colorado will be a situation where Collier and/or Perkins would get considerable playing time as freshmen. Maybe that's important to them. Maybe it's not as much.

    We're in a situation now where a top freshmen is likely to vie for minutes. If Boyle keeps taking this program somewhere it hasn't been (at least in my lifetime) that might not be the case.

    So many factors that come into play, and some also depends if Collier and Perkins explode more then they already have. Getting the local kids is incredibly important for the program, and probably CU's best chance of getting a five star player to join the program
     
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    Yeah, this is what I was getting at. Just the crowded depth chart, especially considering Jenkins and XJ (assuming both play 4 years) are wings and it looks like we'll take at least one, maybe two more wings this year. The front line just starts to get really thin in that scenario. I'd be doing cartwheels if we land all three, I'm just not sure the staff will feel like they have that luxury. The good news, though, is there's enough depth there, and they're all high enough on the Buffs, that there's a good chance we land 2 of the 3 and PG is locked down for the foreseeable future.
     
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    Missouri uses a small line up and has been successful in the past few years. So I'll take overall talent any day off the week. Also getting this kid could help us with Deron Davis the next year. Who we all know I possibly the best big in the country for his age group.
     
  17. Goose

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    Congrats to Austin. Now ranked as a 4* player on Scout. He's the #6 PG in the nation and #34 overall.

    Certainly would look good in black & gold...
     
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    '15 CO PG Austin Conway

    Man what is up with this new found basketball talent in Colorado? Just awesome!
     
  19. Topher

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    So overland is pretty good
     
  20. Buffnik

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    Direct result of the growth of the metro areas.
     
  21. mattrob

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    I'm not sure we'll see Conway play college basketball though. It sounds like he may be leaning toward football at the next level.
     
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    Shame, we used to offer that at CU. /sarcasm
     
  23. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i cant find anything on him having to do with football on any of the recruiting services...Are you sure about that?
     
  24. mattrob

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    Here's an article William did in December that talks about him playing both sports and how he hasn't made up his mind which way he'll go. I think you need a Rivals sub though.

    http://coloradoprepreport.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1447923

    Also, I think it was either William or Adam that mentioned a couple weeks ago that, at the time, Conway said he would be signing his LOI in February 2015. It's nothing concrete, and a lot can change in the next 18 months, but football's definitely in the picture.
     
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    All these kids are younger that are bball starts in colorado - perhaps they saw chauncey's successes and realized that even people from colorado can hoop?
     
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    Honestly it is kind of crazy to see how much the in-state CO talent has improved over the last 5 years ago. Big help to the growth of our program to have this many high major league prospects cropping up in our backyard.
     
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  27. MtnBuff

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    It will be interesting to see what the impact is on HS basketball in CO as Tad continues to have success, especially if he can do it getting the best CO kids at CU. It also looks like CSU is going to have a decent coach for a while (Eustacy (sp.) is a solid coach who isn't going to be in big demand due to age and history) and even Wyo is pretty solid. Add in DU going D1 a couple of years ago and recruiting CO kids.

    With having solid college BB in the area it should help the HS game.

    Historically CO kids have been hampered by playing fewer games in the HS season than other states and by the lack of quality competition. I think that Chauncey has helped influence a jump in the quality of the AAU programs in state which has helped CO kids in both these areas. They get to play more ball and get more and better coaching and they get to face better competition.
     
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    Got tossed from the game against thunderidge today.
     
  29. Buffenuf

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    HS BB is now for "fun" and for playing with the kids in your neighborhood or who you grew up with. AAU is where you face real competition and where the college coachs go to watch for talent. No more 20 game HS seasons with long Christmas breaks and facing only one other "big", the whole time you're HS!

    HS Basketball just went the way HS baseball and soccer did, many moons ago.

    This kid has speed and very decent handles; imagine that speed in Boulder, playing Boyle's style of "D" and running the up-tempo transition "O" we all know Tad would like to run again.
     
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    Eustacy is 57 and that's not going to limit his ability to find work elsewhere.

    He's at CSU on a rehab assignment. If he doesn't get a new job this offseason, he will have to prove himself with his "own guys" over the next 2-3 years and he WILL be gone.
     

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