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    Okoro

    I don't know much about the guy. I see he was offered by Arizona so that leads me to believe he is pretty good. Can anyone give me some info on him?



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    Re: Okoro

    Was also offered by Pittsburgh and St. John's...he already has a Big 12 body and plays will great energy. Will cause problems for people on defense.



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    Re: Okoro

    Could very well jump up in the rankings once the season starts, but doesnt play summer AAU ball. Thats a likely reason why he isn't 'ranked'



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    Re: Okoro

    I am looking forward to see him play


    Quote Originally Posted by AltHawk View Post
    Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.

    If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls

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    Re: Okoro

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post
    That's a quote from his twitter?? Intense.
    KO and Georges have been going back and forth on twitter today, sounds like they are both going to be in Ames for the homecoming game vs aTm. The 22nd I believe?



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    Re: Okoro

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post
    That's a quote from his twitter?? Intense.
    Yep I found it a few days ago, I don't know how to make a direct link to the twitter post.



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    Quote Originally Posted by drose1 View Post
    Yep I found it a few days ago, I don't know how to make a direct link to the twitter post.
    This dude is going to bring it when he gets on campus. If I weren't so pumped up for football I might be freaking out about our basketball future.



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    Re: Okoro

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post
    This dude is going to bring it when he gets on campus. If I weren't so pumped up for football I might be freaking out about our basketball future.
    I've been freaking out for a while now - even though I think we're probably only a borderline NCAA team (I think we'll get it). The recruitment, especially when you can follow it on twitter, is fun to follow.

    If Georges has big success, he will be UBEr popular. He already is somewhat.



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    Re: Okoro

    Okoro might be one of the most underrated recruits I can ever remember. I mean, I don't think we've had a recruit with his kind of offer list since Brackins. How on earth do you have the offer list he has and NOT be a top 100 (let alone top 150) player? Crazy...



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    Re: Okoro

    i no longer sweat the rankings stuff when it comes to nyc players. there's so much local competition and tournaments they don't have to go to all the national aau stuff if they don't want to. so a kid like okoro, who didn't play this summer, won't get ranked.

    thanks to the emergence of twitter, the rankings process is much less of a mystery (to me). all of the recruiting guys who do the rankings all go to the same tourneys. so if a kid plays well for a few games, everyone sees those same games, and voila - he's "ranked" (on all 4-5 lists!). and that's fine. scout/rivals/espn etc aren't going to spend every weekend in the winter in different cities watching high school hoops.



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    Re: Okoro

    Fwiw, I think Okoro is ranked pretty high (#60 - something) by "the Hoops Window"



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    Re: Okoro

    recruitrecon.com
    MadcityCY- I googled Hoops Window and it redirected me to this.

    Georges is at 61
    Nkereuwem is at 82


    Last edited by Thompsonclone; 08-31-2011 at 06:19 PM.

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    Re: Okoro

    Quote Originally Posted by Thompsonclone21 View Post
    recruitrecon.com
    MadcityCY- I googled Hoops Window and it redirected me to this.

    Georges is at 61
    Nkereuwem is at 82
    ah nice - I forgot about recruitrecon. Below are the rankings by HoopsWindow (N.D. Kendrick) that I was thinking of.

    Nkereuwem at 62
    Negus Webster-Chan at 77
    Georges is unranked.... makes me think these rankings could have been done before the summer...

    2012 Elite 100 | The Hoops Window



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    Quote Originally Posted by brokenloginagain View Post
    i no longer sweat the rankings stuff when it comes to nyc players. there's so much local competition and tournaments they don't have to go to all the national aau stuff if they don't want to. so a kid like okoro, who didn't play this summer, won't get ranked.

    thanks to the emergence of twitter, the rankings process is much less of a mystery (to me). all of the recruiting guys who do the rankings all go to the same tourneys. so if a kid plays well for a few games, everyone sees those same games, and voila - he's "ranked" (on all 4-5 lists!). and that's fine. scout/rivals/espn etc aren't going to spend every weekend in the winter in different cities watching high school hoops.
    Step 1- get yourself a list of names
    Step 2- shuffle the names around
    Step 3- make sure the word "guru" gets attached to your name

    Van's pulled off this scam for years.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural View Post
    Step 1- get yourself a list of names
    Step 2- shuffle the names around
    Step 3- make sure the word "guru" gets attached to your name

    Van's pulled off this scam for years.
    actually i don't disrespect the work that a lot of these guys do. (van is a hawk homer, obviously) again, thanks to twitter, its proven they watch a TON of games, usually with the top prospects.

    my point was that the majority of the analysts watch the same games, with the same "pool" of players. so if you're a non-aau nyc kid, or a small town iowa kid etc you're not going to get ranked.

    there's a difference though between the proven national scouts, and the crap like "hoops window" and stuff that fanatics link on bleacher report etc.



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