High School Basketball Prospects

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  1. Bucky

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    I've got a guy headed to The Horizon League that is worth a mention. 6'8 PF Cade Meyer from Monroe, WI is headed to UW Green Bay. Nice in-state get for Will Ryan the Phoenix's new coach. Son of Former Badger HOF coach BO Ryan.

    Meyer is well rounded and should fit in instantly to the rotation. UWGB is rebuilding and it's actually been awhile since they've been able to keep any In State talent leftover from the big boys inside of Wisconsin.

    https://madison.com/wsj/sports/bask...cle_8fa0f234-2dfe-59d2-b763-3475842c2c6b.html

     
  2. DWF Upside

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    That kid is a load. Probably going to be some disappointed Big Ten teams regretting not taking him. Solid iside/outside bigman.
     
  3. Bucky

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    Agreed I think he has a bright future as a mid major player.
     
  4. Shadowlight

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    Some news. Big time 2021 C Nathan Bittle will announce tomorrow. Since he and Chet Holmgren, the number one player in the class, are vying for the same west coast teams, the thinking is Bittle will stay clear of Holmgren frontrunner Gonzaga and pick a Pac 12 team most likely Oregon where I believe he is from.

    Speaking of Gonzaga they picked up yet another versatile 6'8" PF in Ben Gregg, a highly rated player who can do damage inside and out. Smooth athlete.

    To me the biggest news of the day is Virginia nabbing 6'5" SG Australian Taine Murray. Following in the tradition of now NBA star Joe Harris and Kyle Guy, Murray is a long range threat. And the cherry on top is Murray is an outstanding athlete with terrific hops. Kind of like a taller stronger version of Kyle Guy. Maybe he is a cross between Tyler Herro and Rex Chapman? Great pick up for Virginia.
     
  5. DWF Upside

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    Dana Altman believe it or not use to start 5 white players for Creighton ( including Cuck Korver). You wouldnt know that from watching Oregon.

    Enter Bittle, who was rumored to go to Gonzaga. Unfortunately his lesser talented arch nemesis just enrolled there. A terrible move unless they land Holmgren. We can only hope that he comes to his senses and goes to Arizona ( who unexpectedly signed a boatload of quality international guys but no true center).

    He is going to screw this up and become “a human victory cigar” for Oregon while twirling a towel from the bench. Id say there is a small chance Oregon signs a few white guys in the future given their location but the past decade hasnt been kind.
    Bittle might be interesting if he fills out, but Gregg is massively overrated and not super athletic either. He might develop into a great outside shooter is about the best case scenario. Neither one of these kids could hold Holmgrens jockstrap.
    Awesome news for Virginia. I know nothing about the incoming guard but their coach sure can find quality white SG’s.
     
  6. Shadowlight

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    What can I say. Five star center Nate Bittle is heading to Oregon. Hopefully not in a towel waving role?
     
  7. DWF Upside

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    This is the basketball equivalent of Trey Quinn signing with LSU. 17 year old kids are so stupid.
     
  8. Shadowlight

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    Carter Whitt, the flashy 6'2" PG from the class of 2021 has chosen Wake Forest. He isn't athletically in the league of say Jason Williams (White Chocolate) but he shares the same kind of crowd pleasing aspects to his game. He is a tremendous passer.

    The class of 2022 is starting to settle in with top name players with most of the white players either holding steady or falling just a bit. But Nebraska PF 6'9" Isaac Traudt has seen his stock balloon this past summer. A versatile and athletic player who can shoot it inside and out, many of the big boys have him on their list. He went from the bottom of the top 100 to roughly the top 50 in a few short months.
     
  9. DWF Upside

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    They have a new coach so you can never be 100% sure but this screams the kind of stupid destination that a kid with the name “ White Chocolate” would make. Should be a few years of him doing funky circle dances, cornrowing his hair and making unintelligible sounds and animal poses.

    My guess is Traudt has the sense to go to Iowa, and avoid his loser coach that blackened up Iowa State and continued the recent tradition of only recruiting inner city kids to come to Nebraska. Hoiberg should run for the Mayor of East St Louis and leave the rest of the midwest towns alone.
     
  10. Bucky

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    Lol funny and true.
     
  11. Shadowlight

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    None of the below class of 2021 commits are true run/jump types. Mostly known for their skills They hover around the top 100-150. In other words remote NBA chances but that doesn't mean they won't become really good college players worth cheering on.

    6'4" John Christofolis to Creighton. They have a bevy of 2020 white commits led by exciting foreign PG star Rati A. And bouncy Duke transfer Alex O"Connell will be eligible next season.

    6'4" Cameron Hildreath to Wake Forest. Joining whippersnapper Carter Whitt in the back court. A foreign player who is very skilled but not especially athletic.

    6'8" Ian Schieffelin to Clemson. Has decent athleticism.

    6'9" William Breidenbach to Nebraska. The bespectacled center is very skilled.

    6'8" Payton Sandfort to Iowa. Nice pick up for them. Has a younger brother Pryce who is listed as a top 50 player for the class of 2023. The class of 2023 though is looking bad overall for white prospects at least so far.

    6'7" John Camden to Memphis. Very versatile player with a nice upside. Memphis is a school that rarely and I mean rarely features white players but I will never forget the bouncy center Austin Nichols who starred for them in 2014-2015 where he averaged 3.4 blocks a game. He transferred out of Memphis after that but his career dovetailed to the point where he was kicked off Virginia. A true shame and he did have NBA type talent but he had issues.
     
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    Great right into the thick of an NFL Sunday ESPN2 will be televising four star studded Geico high school tournament games starting at 1:00 today. There might be a big white name or two in the first couple of games but for those who want to see Chet Holmgren his Team Sizzle will play at 5:30. I believe Nate Bittle is on Prolific Prep and they play around 7:00. I'll be taking a look. I think I only get one late afternoon NFL game today.

    Late edit. I am not sure which time the two players above will be playing. Best bet is to check in every once and a while to find out.
     
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    Got a look at some players today especially Holmgren.

    Briedenbach looks like a decent prospect but not a revelation. Bittle and his praying mantis build has huge potential.

    But I will go out on a limb here. Holmgren is the best white center prospect I think I have seen since Bill Walton. We are talking around 50 years.

    There are some caveats. He is painfully thin looking. At first glance you might think of Shawn Bradley the athletic 7'4" player from the past who never quite fulfilled his potential. But Holmgren is very agile and quick. What is most shocking is his natural ability to dribble and handle the ball. Big men game changers have sort of gone out of fashion but he completely changes a game. He blocks shots like rolling out of bed. He isn't just some big lug protecting the basket though. He is aware of his surroundings and can pass the rock. He has three point range and plays with an ease that only the greats possess. And he has a nice and natural shooting stroke. In other words he is very skilled something you rarely see in a big player. His stat line today was around 20 points, 18 boards 11 blocks with 3 assists against top competition.

    An ultra dominating presence with sky high potential he is clearly the best player in the class of 2021. They have been trying to beef him up a bit and he could use some more core strength but whatever college he chooses they will be getting a unique gem. Despite his gifts he is still growing into his game. Expect a one and done year in college and most likely a number one pick in the 2022 draft.

    A bizarre yet wonderful prospect. The sky is the limit. Kind of a wild experience watching him play.
     
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    Stock riser in the class of 2022 is 6'4" SG Collin Chandler out of Utah. Not initially rated in the top 150 I have to think that will change. A lot of the West coast teams are recruiting him now. In the Rex Chapman mold he can sky and is very quick twitch. He can finish near the rim and has an upside that is better than most players. Has been improving his outside shot the past few months.

    Holmgren is looking to go to college but he has hinted he would join the NBA development league if the college situation doesn't seem promising enough. Obviously I want him to play college for a year otherwise he would be out of sight out of mind for a season.
     
  15. Jimmy Chitwood

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    if Holmgren opts to play college ball (i think a smart move considering his VERY slender frame), it’s almost a lock that he will sign with Gonzaga. he is a unique talent, but he certainly needs to add a lot of functional strength in order to realize his tremendous potential, much like Kevin Durant from several years ago.

    it’s my opinion that his game is ready for the next level but his body is not. and if he makes the jump too soon, what will that do to his confidence and will it contribute to a preventable injury from simply not being able to handle the physicality at the pro level?
     
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    Agreed JC! Body could use a year of College and his mind as well, he'd be the man as a skinny kid on College Campus!
     

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