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Biggest '17 Recruiting Needs

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Recruiting Central' started by HawaiiBUFF, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. HawaiiBUFF

    HawaiiBUFF Well-Known Member

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    Wanted to see what everyone thinks what our biggest needs for this upcoming class will be?

    Roster by Position (In order of class):
    PG - Collier (Jr.), Akyazili (So.) & Peters (Fr.)
    SG - Fortune (Sr.), White (Sr.) & Brown (Fr.)
    SF - Johnson (Sr.) & King (Jr.)
    PF - Gordon (Sr.) & Siewert (Fr.)
    C - Miller (Jr.) & Walton (Fr.)

    *note - people may have different opinions on the players position.

    I am very pleased with Tad's '16 class. I think that he was able to go out and get some size to help us. The possibility of Walton redshirting, allowing his knees to heal and gain some weight is great news.

    We are going to be losing a lot of experience after this year as well as size.

    Fortune 6'5
    White 6'6
    Johnson 6'7
    Gordon 6'9

    I would hope Tad can land Schwartz (SG/SF). I think that he is our biggest target as of now, as he is a Top-100 player in our state. He is 6'6 and still growing. He would also help replace that SG/SF position. This should shape up to be a wing heavy class. I am hoping for 2 SG/SF, 1 PF and a PG. Also, we could very well have a 5th scholarship available. Which if we do, I would love another PF/C. That's the direction I think we need to go in.
     
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Depends a lot on what happens with Namon Wright.

    But I'd say we will need a forward and a post. After that, I think you can take BPA.
     
  3. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    This. Although I'm a big fan in taking a PG in every class. Those guys can make a huge difference. Get depth, get quality.
     
  4. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    Because we lose a lot, I'm fine with just getting the best available players and not targeting a specific position. Yes, ideally you get a post, wing shooter, and perimeter/ball-handler for at least three of them. However, if Tad gets three players that are long athletic wings - cool. I'd be cool with two solid interior posts and two wings, or many other combinations. As long as it's not something crazy like four guards or four posts.

    Agree that Schwartz is key. We really could use an impact freshman/incomer for the 17-18 season.
     
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  5. JOEinDenver

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    PG - Collier (Jr.), & Akyazili (So.)
    SG - White (Sr.), Peters (Fr.) & Brown (Fr.)
    SF - King (Jr.) & Fortune (Sr.)
    PF - Johnson (Sr.) & Siewert (Fr.)
    C - Gordon (Sr.) Miller (Jr.) & Walton (Fr.)

    We need a Power forward and a Point guard!
     
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  6. 99'Buff

    99'Buff Active Member

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    I agree that a pg is needed in nearly every class. Keep in mind that Peters and Brown are both combo guards, who will get some minutes at the point this season. In addition, Namon Wright may also be able to handle a bit of time at the point in '17-'18.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I don't think Tad cares so much about having a true PG. He wants 3 ball handlers on the court. But he's perfectly happy if the two guards are guys like Alec Burks & Cory Higgins or Spencer Dinwiddie & Carlon Brown who are scorers rather than classic distributors. On that note, I believe he wants Dom to play more aggressively for his own offense and be more of a combo guard. His best games have been when he has done that.
     
  8. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    In that scenario, I can see Dom's minutes limited each of his last two years unless we see strong improvement in all parts of his game, with Peters, Brown and White/Wright in the mix during that time.
     
  9. brockbuff

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    Anybody know anything about Lamine Diane? I'm watching the adidas nations game and the guy is tough. Crazy potential and his only offer is Southern Utah. Sure our coaches know of him but if not they need to be aware!
     

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