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'10 WI C Ben Mills (Signed to Colorado)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive - Basket' started by Duff Man, May 4, 2010.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Arrowhead HS (Hartland, WI)
    AAU: Wisconsin Playground Warriors

    Ht: 7-0 (ESPN and local articles now listing at 7-foot-1)
    Wt: 210

    Rivals rating: NR C
    Scout rating: 2* PF
    ESPN rating: 85 grade (High Major Prospect); #68 Center

    Reported Offers: Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Northwestern, Oregon State, Xavier, Ball State, Boise State, Bradley, Florida-Gulf Coast, Illinois State, Indiana State, Loyola (IL), Milwaukee, Montana State, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Toledo, Utah State, Weber State, Wisconsin-Green Bay
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    You beat me by a couple minutes on getting his profile up. I'm going to add a few things to it. Very excited.

    Previously committed to Boise State, but he was let out of his LOI after a coaching change and the offers have been rolling in. Visiting CU this week.

    :gobuffs:
     
  3. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Okay, what's the story on this guy? He's a 2010 recruit but not committed/signed anywhere?

    edit: nik and I were posting simultaneously. Thanx nik!!!
     
  4. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    Needs some weight on that frame, BIG TIME!
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Me too. He would be a great late addition to this class. Hope Coach Boyle can close the deal this week.
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Ben Baby Mills
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Arrowhead High coach Craig Haase on Mills: “The great thing about Ben is that he works hard every time he takes the floor, whether college scouts are watching him or if he is in the gym by himself. People who notice that are then willing to offer him because they see that he is going to continue to get better. Ben knows where he is at as a player and knows where he wants to be and that drives him every day to work on his skills and strength.”
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    MaxPreps Profile

    Some great photos on MaxPreps, but they're copyrighted. Check them out, though. Much better than the one in his profile. :smile2:

    Here were his senior stats:

    PPG: 17.3
    RPG: 11.2
    BPG: 1.4
     
  9. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    um... yes please!!!
     
  10. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Wow, Boyle and crew arent jerking around that's for sure. Like alot of guys we are looking at, including this one. Not worried about his weight right now, has plenty of frame to fill out.
     
  11. GoBuffs!!

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    Lets just put him on a steady diet of meat and potatos while living in the weight room for the summer, and he should be good to go. But my question is, he is from Wisconsin, I thought they are all corn fed up there, must just be the ladies.
     
  12. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Could be metabolism I guess or when he stopped growing. My cousin went from about 6' to 6'6 in a matter of months, was wierd, his weight caught up but it took awhile before he filled out. 7'1 and has nice numbers, like he can score and rebound we need it.
     
  13. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    there is no way this kid is from wisconsin, everyone I know from there eats at least 4 pounds of cheese per day.
     
  14. MtnBuff

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    Kid looks physically very young, has the face of a jr. high kid. With all the growing he has done he may have a metabolism that burns energy like a rocket. Looking at him he could put on 30-50lbs easy once he matures a bit.

    I am glad to see Boyle in on some of these kids with some size. They may not be McDonald all-Americans but if he can develop some inside presence to go with the wing players we have the future could be bright. If we get this kid and the kid from Texas they could work against each other in practice and develop even faster.
     
  15. sackman

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    I don't think we need McDonalds All Americans for big men. We need guys who can give fouls and get some rebounds.
     
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    fixed for emphasis after last years rebounding debacle.
     
  17. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    It has to be more than just being able to give fouls and get rebounds. We need a true low post presence. A guy who can get physical on both ends of the floor and brings an attitude. Part of the issue this last season was not only were we undersized, but we lacked the guys that were willing to mix it up down low. Way too many times the other team would have three guys down low with a chance to get the rebound and we would have one guy at best.
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    These are the types of big men that Utah rode to a Final Four. You develop these guys and pair them with athletic 1s-4s and you've got yourself a dangerous team.
     
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    Just curious do these two bigs look any better than Eckloff or Harris Tunks?
     
  20. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    More offensive game and better passers based on their profiles. More highly recruited, too. But we won't know until we see them compete.
     
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    Buffnik, how do you think CU stands with these two kids. Give us some odds brother
     
  22. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Your guess is as good as mine. These both came as a surprise to me.
     
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    Woelk talked about a recruit on campus when he wrote the story in today's Buffzone....is Mills or Hahn here?
     
  24. CUwhit21

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    I think Mills is supposed to be here
     
  25. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Edit: Mills is at CU and visiting until Friday. Ringo teased the title of the Scout article. Hopefully that means he knows something.

    Mills joining Buffs?

    Ringo actually said that Mills "has his sights set on the Buffs". Cross your fingers. I think we're going to get a commitment here.
     
  26. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    :dance: :dance: :dance:

    Reports should be coming in later tonight, but the pay services are already showing a Solid Verbal (Rivals) and No Interest in other programs (Scout).

    Not official yet, but Mills is a Buff!

    :gobuffs:
     
  27. MtnBuff

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    :gobuffs::congrats::welcome:

    Great news, welcome Ben.

    I like what Boyle has done so far. Now lets get one more big (the kid from Texas?) and we are on our way.
     
  28. AlferdJasper

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    Great pickup, and Welcome Ben.

    Found some nice mentions in state championship articles for anyone hungry for more details.
    (Ben's team won the championship this year for the first time.)
    http://host.madison.com/sports/high...cle_d224b4c4-3493-11df-88d0-001cc4c03286.html

    Note: yes, as his coach predicted Ben Mills was first team, all state this year.
    Pretty sure he is #32 in the following shots.

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  29. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Another story on Ben Mills and state championship.

    One shining moment Arrowhead wins state basketball title


     
  30. Daaah

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    Great get. But realistically doesn't the kid need a redshirt year to eat meatloaf?
     

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