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Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:48 am
by Ilikecats
Is there anyone working harder than Coach Sprinkle and his assistants on the recruiting trail? If you have talent they will find you!

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:28 am
by PHAT CAT
BLACKnBLUEnGOLD wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:52 pm
Lot of mid-major powerhouses lose to MT Tech?
Lol...... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) nice.

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:50 am
by mslacat
Last Monday and into Tuesday there were a flurry of offers to the 2022 recruiting class (will be high school juniors this fall) sent out by the Montana State and most other D-1. The most interesting offer was for is 6-8 combo forward ND Okafor of Ireland. I believe he is originally from Mexico. Okafor had a very good FIBA U16 European Championship Division B without many d-1 coaches watching. I think Sprinkle and Haslam had a real hidden gem. It was a busy day, Monday for Okafor. it started with Baylor calling and offering him. Little later Sprinkle and Haslam called and offered. Shortly after that A school by the name of Arizona called and offered him. By the end of the day he also had offers from Creighton, Geogia, and TCU. You can also add Washington State, Virginia Tech and a little know basketball school by the name of Kentucky to the list who called but no offer as of yet. Sounds like he is a gem alright but maybe not so hidden.

In the FIBA U16 European Championship Division B Okafor averaged 16.1 points, 14.3 rebounds and five blocks per game, while shooting 53-percent fh the field. He led FIBA in double-doubles (8), rebounds and blocked shots per game


Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:28 am
by BLACKnBLUEnGOLD
Baylor called and offered before we did?

I doubt we have much of a chance.

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:17 pm
by mslacat
BLACKnBLUEnGOLD wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:28 am
Baylor called and offered before we did?

I doubt we have much of a chance.
Did our coaches know who called early Monday before them Probably not. With schools like Arizona and Kentucky recruiting him, doe not look good

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:24 pm
by BLACKnBLUEnGOLD
mslacat wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:17 pm
BLACKnBLUEnGOLD wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:28 am
Baylor called and offered before we did?

I doubt we have much of a chance.
Did our coaches know who called early Monday before them Probably not. With schools like Arizona and Kentucky recruiting him, doe not look good
I'm not trying to criticize our coaches, I'm just saying that to succeed at recruiting a prospect above your level, you need to show earlier and more-consistent interest than bigger schools.

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:48 pm
by mslacat
BLACKnBLUEnGOLD wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:24 pm
mslacat wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:17 pm
BLACKnBLUEnGOLD wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:28 am
Baylor called and offered before we did?

I doubt we have much of a chance.
Did our coaches know who called early Monday before them Probably not. With schools like Arizona and Kentucky recruiting him, doe not look good
I'm not trying to criticize our coaches, I'm just saying that to succeed at recruiting a prospect above your level, you need to show earlier and more-consistent interest than bigger schools.
Monday was the first day coaches were allowed to call and talk to recruits, previous to this you could only contact a recruit by mail, in the 2023 class. With oversee recruits you never know how widely know and who is seriously recruiting a kid until coaches are allowed to personally contact a recruit. The coaches saw and heard about a prospect from Ireland,- not exactly a hot bed of D-1 basketball recruits-liked him and called him early on the first day you were allowed and offered him.Turns out 5-6 others d-1's also call him. Later you find out Arizona and Baylor also called him along with 5 other schools since, OK he not as hidden as you thought, and you are going to have to worker harder to find the next Harald Frey. It is not good or bad it is recruiting.

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:07 pm
by BLACKnBLUEnGOLD
mslacat wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:48 pm
BLACKnBLUEnGOLD wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:24 pm
mslacat wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:17 pm
BLACKnBLUEnGOLD wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:28 am
Baylor called and offered before we did?

I doubt we have much of a chance.
Did our coaches know who called early Monday before them Probably not. With schools like Arizona and Kentucky recruiting him, doe not look good
I'm not trying to criticize our coaches, I'm just saying that to succeed at recruiting a prospect above your level, you need to show earlier and more-consistent interest than bigger schools.
Monday was the first day coaches were allowed to call and talk to recruits, previous to this you could only contact a recruit by mail, in the 2023 class. With oversee recruits you never know how widely know and who is seriously recruiting a kid until coaches are allowed to personally contact a recruit. The coaches saw and heard about a prospect from Ireland,- not exactly a hot bed of D-1 basketball recruits-liked him and called him early on the first day you were allowed and offered him.Turns out 5-6 others d-1's also call him. Later you find out Arizona and Baylor also called him along with 5 other schools since, OK he not as hidden as you thought, and you are going to have to worker harder to find the next Harald Frey. It is not good or bad it is recruiting.
Yep. You can't win 'em all.

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:55 am
by Hawks86

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:11 pm
by Hawks86
Imo committed to ODU.

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:35 am
by GrizgradCatFan
Any news on any other offers or potential pt guards out there?

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:39 am
by Cataholic
Timmy Falls from UM just entered the transfer portal. I am not sure what type of kid he is, but I thought he was a real good player. One year left and sounds like he got screwed by Decuire.

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:23 am
by RickRund
Cataholic wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:39 am
Timmy Falls from UM just entered the transfer portal. I am not sure what type of kid he is, but I thought he was a real good player. One year left and sounds like he got screwed by Decuire.
Somewhat mixed feelings and mixed reasons over at the site to remain unnamed. Know nothing about him but a few thought he was not of the best character...

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:38 am
by ilovethecats
RickRund wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:23 am
Cataholic wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:39 am
Timmy Falls from UM just entered the transfer portal. I am not sure what type of kid he is, but I thought he was a real good player. One year left and sounds like he got screwed by Decuire.
Somewhat mixed feelings and mixed reasons over at the site to remain unnamed. Know nothing about him but a few thought he was not of the best character...
Sprinks wouldn't touch that guy with a 100 foot pole.

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:23 pm
by mslacat
From my understanding in talking to people in Missoula Falls is well like by some players, but is known for being "moody" (being polite) when thing don't go his way. On the court he is at time a killer and other you hardly know he is there. Same way in the locker room.

I will give you some PG names when I get some time, but I think right now that is his #1 priority and he wants a real good high school player. If he has not got his man by winter I bet he start looking at JC's. I do not think he will take a chance on a point guard/ Someone who he feels can contribute next year.

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:48 pm
by Cataholic
mslacat wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:23 pm
From my understanding in talking to people in Missoula Falls is well like by some players, but is known for being "moody" (being polite) when thing don't go his way. On the court he is at time a killer and other you hardly know he is there. Same way in the locker room.

I will give you some PG names when I get some time, but I think right now that is his #1 priority and he wants a real good high school player. If he has not got his man by winter I bet he start looking at JC's. I do not think he will take a chance on a point guard/ Someone who he feels can contribute next year.
You don’t think Bishop, Hood and Owens can get us through this year? Don’t we have some nice guards coming in next year?

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:38 pm
by mslacat
Cataholic wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:48 pm
mslacat wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:23 pm
From my understanding in talking to people in Missoula Falls is well like by some players, but is known for being "moody" (being polite) when thing don't go his way. On the court he is at time a killer and other you hardly know he is there. Same way in the locker room.

I will give you some PG names when I get some time, but I think right now that is his #1 priority and he wants a real good high school player. If he has not got his man by winter I bet he start looking at JC's. I do not think he will take a chance on a point guard/ Someone who he feels can contribute next year.
You don’t think Bishop, Hood and Owens can get us through this year? Don’t we have some nice guards coming in next year?
I think they can! I am talking about this years recruiting class when Bishop leaves. Hood can play point but not a pure point. Still he is going to very good. Owens is on my wait and see list as a walk on. My feeling is that Tynes will be our 2nd or third PG off the bench. Right now we have three seniors and three small 6-5 to 6-6 guard/ small forward committed. Our 4th recruit (PG) is assuming a current underclass man does not return for 21-22.

Re: 2021 Recruiting Rumors and Discussion

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:48 am
by Cataholic
mslacat wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:38 pm
Cataholic wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:48 pm
mslacat wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:23 pm
From my understanding in talking to people in Missoula Falls is well like by some players, but is known for being "moody" (being polite) when thing don't go his way. On the court he is at time a killer and other you hardly know he is there. Same way in the locker room.

I will give you some PG names when I get some time, but I think right now that is his #1 priority and he wants a real good high school player. If he has not got his man by winter I bet he start looking at JC's. I do not think he will take a chance on a point guard/ Someone who he feels can contribute next year.
You don’t think Bishop, Hood and Owens can get us through this year? Don’t we have some nice guards coming in next year?
I think they can! I am talking about this years recruiting class when Bishop leaves. Hood can play point but not a pure point. Still he is going to very good. Owens is on my wait and see list as a walk on. My feeling is that Tynes will be our 2nd or third PG off the bench. Right now we have three seniors and three small 6-5 to 6-6 guard/ small forward committed. Our 4th recruit (PG) is assuming a current underclass man does not return for 21-22.
Thanks for insight! Hope we get to see them play!!