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2024 MBB Recruit Profile Index

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Luke

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Lightning Dancer Luke's
Top-12 (+8) CU Hoops Targets for 2024
@LukeAddington4

Elite Front-Court:
Jacob already with the "Earliest All-Time Offer" of the Tad Buff era, getting offer last June, '21:
1) 6'9+ Elite Point/Stretch Big, w/ elite post-scoring & can bring it up the court: Jacob Cofie @cofie_jacob
2) 6'8 Elite "Do-Everything" -including scoring, D & Rding- 3/4 Combo-Forward: @JordanMccullum3
3) 6’9 Elite Defensive 4/5, who' may show he can stretch D's & put in on floor too: Abraham Oyeadier @AOyeadier

Elite Back-Court options seem plentiful for teams with 4-5 likely spots to fill in '24, like CU:
Homerun #1 would be elite chemistry pairing of:
4) 6'8 True Point-Forward, w/ Larry Bird-like scoring: Liam McNeeley @liammcneeley30
AND
5) 6’6 "Sky-High Energy-Guy" Combo guard w/ length for miles: Seven Bahati @BahatiSeven
OR Homerun #2:
Pairing of these 2 Elite Big Wings- that can play 1-3 spots like the 2 guys directly above- may be just as dominate:
6) 6'8 Point Guard Jalen Shelley. Transitioned out of Dual Football like Julian & brother Christian Hammonds: @JalenShelley
AND
7) 6’7 Forward, w/ my fav nick names for coach's son: “Shaolin AJ" or "Lil Giant;" Anson “AJ” Johnson @ajthelilgiant
Any 1 of these 4 guys may have potential to be program-changers (maybe in similar way Jabari is changing CU program now?).
OR
More realistic back-court targets, but as equally-versatile & potentially-dominate for CU:
Combine CU's current elite guard depth w/ a '23 Guard - like 6'6 Point Frederick Dilione @Freddiedilione5
AND deep '24 options at guard:

8) 6'3 Combo, brother Namon Wright already a For-Ever Buff: Mister Burnside @BurnsideMister
9) 6'6 Combo, that could fill 'Nique's Point Wing role: Dasean Brodie @DaseanBrodie0
Guys 4-7 above are big enough to cover 1-3 spots, but last 2 guys (+maybe 1 'guard in 23) may be as potent on D as the bigger guys.

Elite Wings
Tads best chances to to build a FSU-like elite-length team may lie in how deep the '24 Wings are:
10) 6’6 Chance Puryear @chance_puryear
11) 6'8 Jayden Harper @_JaydenHarper_
12) 6'8 Jaianthoni Bearden @jaianthoni
All 3 Wings may prove to reach similar heights as Quincy's NBA-high ceiling.

High-usage 3s that can play like a point-guard -across the line-up- may be key to Tad's stated "Sweet-16 & Beyond" goals.
Tad has recently said that he needs guys who can guard the 5, and then a roster-full of guys who can guard & play multiple other positions.

But guard-depth is what is looking really strong in '24:
13) King-Njhsanni Wilhite- may be future "Ja-Stopper" or "Morant-Lite:" Sanni @yaboisanni
14) Marlon Linton Jr "Cheatcode" @MarlonLintonjr1
15) TJ Williams "Explosive Mr. Consistent" @Tj_williams3
16) Trap Johnson "Open at the Logo" @Trap_Johnson23
17) Aaron Powell "Make me forget Kee" @aaron_powe11
18) Kallai Patton- My "Fav Sleeper" (along w/ Sanni): @kallaipatton
19) Taj DeGourville "Elite Shooter" @_degourville_
20) Ty Virgil "Tough 2-Way" @iamtyvirgil

The list is long for CU prospects in 2024.

And hopefully I will have nothing more to say for a very... very... very... long time! But you-all are probably not that lucky!
 

Luke

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Tad coaching USA’s U-18 team at Houston camp best thing for CU program recruiting.

Tad to see elite Texas recruits those 2 weeks: 3 top ‘23 targets (High, Normand, Manning); 7 of my Top-12(+8) ‘24 targets above; +more ‘24 Texas guards in Jaland Lowe, T’John Brown, Jace Posey, Chris Catchings, Jamari McDowell, Shey Eberwein, Maurice Wright.

If don’t get ‘23 big Point Guard Frederick Dillione, need Texas ‘24 big guards, like: Shelly, AJ, Chance, Dasean Brodie, Devon Pryor, Malik Johnson (all 6’6- 6’8 range).
 

Luke

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Tad in-early w/ ‘24 guards: Colorado native Andrew Crawford & Colorado transplant Mickey Lewis. Issaic Davis could be 2nd coming of Evan Battey? But Frontcourt strong, if get size in ‘23 & in-early w/ ‘24 big Jacob Cofie & combo F Jordan Mccullum.
https://247sports.com/LongFormArtic...-UCLA-Virginia-Gonzaga-188956375/#188956375_1

Zoom elite point, but pipe dream for CU with national top 25 look. Fellow Washington point Brooklyn Hicks more in CU’s wheel house? Or Powell, Brodie, Burnside? https://247sports.com/college/basketball/recruiting/Article/Basketball-recruiting-Zoom-Diallo-Arizona-Gonzaga-Kansas-Louisville-UCLA-189044909/

Doesn’t feel like CU’s Director of player development Zach Ruebsam’s Georgia connections will keep CU in w/ Moore long? West too deep w/ elite ‘24 wings.
https://247sports.com/Article/Will-...nati-Alabama-Basketball-Recruiting-189068764/
 

Luke

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Tad coaching USA’s U-18 team at Houston camp best thing for CU program recruiting.

Tad to see elite Texas recruits those 2 weeks: 3 top ‘23 targets (High, Normand, Manning); 7 of my Top-12(+8) ‘24 targets above; +more ‘24 Texas guards in Jaland Lowe, T’John Brown, Jace Posey, Chris Catchings, Jamari McDowell, Shey Eberwein, Maurice Wright.

If don’t get ‘23 big Point Guard Frederick Dillione, need Texas ‘24 big guards, like: Shelly, AJ, Chance, Dasean Brodie, Devon Pryor, Malik Johnson (all 6’6- 6’8 range).
I found it interesting to see how Tad played USA’s Under-18 team: Used big strong wings at 4 (like he does at CU) in most starting line-ups and most bench units. But did play different starting lineup 1 game: with Big Guards Black & Castle at 1 & 2. Sat 4th big in last couple games. Both looks seem to be in CU future: Normand or Diop at some point guard? Big Wings who can play 2-4 heavy on CU board in ‘23 & ‘24? But if CU guys-Hadley 1st?- develop strength of Ty Rogers, Eric Daily, or Cam Whitmore - watch out!
 
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