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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    I agree we haven't shown it with HS players and I would certainly sign Anderson and Cooke up today, but sooner or later, Fred is going to start landing a big fish or two.
    Transfers are big fish imo.



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldfinger View Post
    I don't think we have much of a chance with Diallo, Ellenson, Esa Ahmad, this staff hasn't shown that type of ability to recruit at that level.
    Seriously, shut up and go cheer for another team. Niang, Thomas and Morris were all four star recruits. With the exception of maybe Diallo, we actually have shown the ability to recruit at that level. Shoot, even Custer is a four star recruit!



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    You realize that Cooke and Diallo/Ellenson play totally different positions right?

    Cooke is our #1 guard target and if we miss on him then we can worry about Nick N
    Yes I do, thanks for that valuable insight that has nothing to do with my point. You realize that if Cooke signs we only have 2 scholarships for next year and that's three players?



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Nation View Post
    Yes I do, thanks for that valuable insight that has nothing to do with my point. You realize that if Cooke signs we only have 2 scholarships for next year and that's three players?

    We are sitting just fine on scholarships for next season. We are at 13 if Anderson and Cooke both commit.



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    Transfers are big fish imo.
    No doubt they play like big fish, but they're recruiting situation is way less competitive and it's generally a very short process. It's totally different competing with Syracuse, Uconn, KU, Kentucky, Duke, and many others that may be involved with Ellenson, Diallo and Esa.

    Not that I really care, because I think Cooke and Anderson will probably produce as much or more than any of those two in 2015-16.

    At the end of the day, I just want to win. Winning recruiting beauty pageants is fine, but go deep in the tourney and compete for the B12 championship and we'll be happy regardless of how many stars our players have.

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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Nation View Post
    Yes I do, thanks for that valuable insight that has nothing to do with my point. You realize that if Cooke signs we only have 2 scholarships for next year and that's three players?
    Having less spots to fill is a good thing. It's easier for Fred to swing for the fences with only two spots open next year (realistically it could be 3 if someone transfers).

    Our strategy is recruit HS players that can make an instant impact, and fill in with transfers who are already proven.

    It's a great strategy actually.



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

    That story from CW just makes this all seem a lil fishy. I know there are backdoor deals done all the time, you just never hear about them.


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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomasrickj View Post
    Seriously, shut up and go cheer for another team. Niang, Thomas and Morris were all four star recruits. With the exception of maybe Diallo, we actually have shown the ability to recruit at that level. Shoot, even Custer is a four star recruit!
    Calm down, these guys are on another level and will be tough gets. Diallo is a top ten recruit, who can go anywhere. Ellenson is also a top level big man, with a recent Duke offer among others. Ahmad and dad seem infatuated with big ten schools, plans visits to Michigan and MSU without an offer, and is waiting for OSu to offer. I love Niang, Morris, Thomas, Custer, they look to be great gets, but none were as highly recruited as Diallo, Ellenson, and we'll see if Ahmad moves up in rankings with this AAU season.



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    That story from CW just makes this all seem a lil fishy. I know there are backdoor deals done all the time, you just never hear about them.
    Expand please.



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    That story from CW just makes this all seem a lil fishy. I know there are backdoor deals done all the time, you just never hear about them.
    But never ever ever OUR team right?



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldfinger View Post
    Calm down, these guys are on another level and will be tough gets. Diallo is a top ten recruit, who can go anywhere. Ellenson is also a top level big man, with a recent Duke offer among others. Ahmad and dad seem infatuated with big ten schools, plans visits to Michigan and MSU without an offer, and is waiting for OSu to offer. I love Niang, Morris, Thomas, Custer, they look to be great gets, but none were as highly recruited as Diallo, Ellenson, and we'll see if Ahmad moves up in rankings with this AAU season.
    You are clueless.



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

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    You are clueless.
    good grief, have a nice day



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

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    Good grief.



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    You are clueless.

    Im not agreeing or disagreeing.....but how is he wrong in his post?

    Are those guys NOT elite players and highly touted recruits that will be difficult to get given the competition?



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke visiting this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    No doubt they play like big fish, but they're recruiting situation is way less competitive and it's generally a very short process. It's totally different competing with Syracuse, Uconn, KU, Kentucky, Duke, and many others that may be involved with Ellenson, Diallo and Esa.

    Not that I really care, because I think Cooke and Anderson will probably produce as much or more than any of those two in 2015-16.

    At the end of the day, I just want to win. Winning recruiting beauty pageants is fine, but go deep in the tourney and compete for the B12 championship and we'll be happy regardless of how many stars our players have.

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    Which is what I was getting at. At a certain level I think fans, myself included, get caught up in winning recruiting, even though it may not mean a better shot of winning basketball games. Imo being hung-up on the staff not getting enough elite prep guys is a sign of that. Why does it matter if the staff has found a pond with big fish that less people fish at? I think some here would be more excited for an unknown high school guy that we beat Duke for, the next Matt Jones, than getting a good transfer from Duke that had proven to be a good college player.



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