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'06 MN PF/C Bryce Webster (Minnesota Verbal)

Discussion in '2006 Basketball Recruiting' started by flybuckeye, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. flybuckeye

    flybuckeye Sophmore

    According to Scout, Thad Matta visited Webster recently. He 6'10 250 from MN and is ranked at #28 nationally and #4 at his position. Rivals has him ranked #18 PF, #72 overall. The sites are conflicted as to which schools he has high interest in.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2005
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  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

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    Saint Thomas Academy High School (Mendota Heights, MN)

    Ht: 6-10
    Wt: 250

    Considered the #28 Power Forward and #72 overall in the 2006 class. He averaged 20.5 points and 11.0 rebounds this past season and was an all-conference and third-team all-state selection. Considered one of the top two players from Minnesota in the Class of 2006. Has a body style similar to Sean May. Can score inside and moved his game out to mid-range as well. JR Attended Nike All-American Camp. Participated in the NBA Players Camp.

    Listing Minnesota, Michigan State, Marquette, Arizona, Boston College, Kansas, Notre Dame and Ohio State. All schools have offered except for OSU. He has offer 50 offers.$ update 29 April 05

    Thad Matta and assistant Alan Morgan visited Bryce and are hoping OSU's style of play and Matta's development of big men will give OSU a chance of landing him at this late stage.$ update 28 April 05

    Bryce is only 16 years old and changes his school list consistently. He is pretty much wide open right now. He is trying to narrow his list to three or four in the near future.
  3. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    RIVALS.COM$ (Michigan State Site)


    Webster has all but eliminated Ohio State from consideration. His coach said he felt OSU came in to late in the process. Bryce is now listing Michigan State, Marquette, Notre Dame, Boston College, Minnesota and Kansa as his leaders at this point.
  4. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0


    Webster has been chosen nationally by USA Basketball to participate in the Men's Youth Development Festival, to be held June 7-11 in San Diego as part of the International Sports Invitational.

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  5. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

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    From the Minnesota site...Bryce has narrowed his list to eight schools (Arizona, Minnesota, Marquette, Notre Dame, Boston College, Kansas, Michigan State and Ohio State, in no particular order). Bryce has made substantial improvements each year on the floor and will look to take some trips in the fall. As bn44820 mentioned, he will participate in US Olympic Developmental Festival at San Diego State University.
  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Well, it looks like the previous update on Rivals was not accurate and Bryce still has OSU in contention. Thats a positive.
  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$


    Webster has not trimmed his list of schools at this point but likes Marquette, Minnesota, Boston College and Notre Dame. He is being recruited by Arizona, Kansas, Michigan State and Ohio State.
  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0




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    The USA White team captured gold at the 2005 International Sports Invitational, defeating USA Blue by a 107-85 final, despite a game-high 31 points by Blue's O.J. Mayo (North College Hill H.S. / North College Hill, Ohio).

    USA White was able to pull away in the second half, outscoring Blue 31-19 in the fourth quarter as foul trouble kept Blue big men, Robin Lopez (San Joaquin Memorial H.S./Fresno, Calif.), Mike Washington (Heritage Christian Academy (Texas)/McGehee, Ark.) and Dwayne Collins (Miami Senior H.S./Miami, Fla.) on the bench for much of the second half.

    The two teams battled back and forth in the first quarter and the game was tied at 23 with 23 seconds left, after Mayo scored 15 out of 16 straight points for the USA Blue team. Two free throws by Bryce Webster (St. Thomas Academy/St. Paul, Minn.) gave the White squad a slim 25-23 lead after one.

    White pulled ahead by six points, 40-34 with 5:33 left in the half ,before Blue began a 7-2 run capped by a Mayo jumper at the 4:03 mark to cut the lead to one, 42-41. But, a cut above his right eye with just over three minutes remaining in the second quarter forced Mayo to head into the locker room early. USA White capitalized, outscoring Blue 15-5 over the remainder of the quarter to take a 58-46 lead at halftime.

    Coming out of the locker room, the Blue squad inched closer, 76-66, after the third quarter. However, the fourth quarter belonged to USA White. With an 11-point cushion, 82-71 with 7:44 left in the game, White began a 15-3 run, that included five dunks by four different players and gave them a 97-74 lead, sealing the victory with 4:09 left in the game. From that point the teams exchanged buckets, and USA White walked away with a 107-85 victory.

    "It was really exciting," said White head coach Pat Fitterer (Eisenhower H.S./Seattle, Wash.). I'm most excited because we had 29 assists tonight, that was awesome. This is the most unselfish crew I've ever had. Greg Oden thanked everybody for letting him be a part of the team and everybody else was just awesome, they had a great team concept. I told them now I want them to go out and win a couple more gold medals for USA."

    Three players scored in double figures for USA White, including 28 points (11-22 FGs) from Paul Harris (Niagara Falls H.S./Niagara Falls, N.Y.). Center Greg Oden (Lawrence North H.S. . Indianapolis, Ind.) and forward Bill Walker (North College Hill H.S. / Cincinnati, Ohio), aided by the foul trouble of the Blue squad, chipped in 21 and 18, respectively, and Oden pulled down 11 rebounds. Five players also dished out at least five assists. Oden also broke the USA Youth Development Festival record for field-goal percentage, shooting 74.4 percent (32-43 FGs) in the tournament.
    "This feels good," said Harris. "I told my dad, ‘If I win, I'm giving you the gold medal,' so I'm going to give it to my dad."

    Mayo and Wayne Ellington (The Episcopal Academy/Wynnewood, Penn.) shouldered the load for USA Blue. In addition to 31 points (11-24 FGs), Mayo also tallied six rebounds and seven steals. Ellington finished the game with 27 points (11-23 FGs) and a game-high 12 rebounds.

    "I know O.J. (Mayo) is a good player so I tried to play full court on him and set a lot of picks." added Harris. " I tried to contain him but he's very good."

    Mayo finished as the high-scorer for the tournament, averaging 27.5 points per game.

    USA Blue Team member Thaddeus Young (Mitchell H.S. / Memphis, Tenn.) suffered a second degree (moderate) ankle sprain in his squad's 118-57 victory over New Zealand on June 8. Listed as day-to-day, Young was evaluated and treated by the U.S. Olympic Committee medical staff..


    Webster had 4 points, 6 rebounds and 1 block in 9 minutes of action.

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  9. OSUBasketballJunkie

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    Who's next on the hoops radar? <HR width="100%" noShade SIZE=1></TD></TR><TR><TD>Jeff Rapp Staff Writer </TD><TD noWrap align=right>[​IMG] [​IMG] </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    Gordon Gekko once surmised that "greed is good." While that is a debatable point at best, it may not hurt Ohio State men's basketball coach Thad Matta as he now looks to add to what already is being hailed as the best recruiting class in the country.

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    They doubled a recruiting class that already included the top seniors-to-be in Ohio -- 6-4 Daequan Cook of Dayton Dunbar (No. 8) and 6-5 David Lighty of Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph (No. 20).

    Matta has as many as three more scholarships at his disposal for the class and is all but certain to spend at least one of them on a power forward or combo forward, meaning the class could one day share the court like the storied "Fab Five."

    Not coincidentally, OSU is right in the mix for as many as six such players, and that doesn't even count 6-8 Josh Chichester of West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West (No. 136), a two-sport star who committed to the Ohio State football program July 1 but admitted he is entertaining the idea of joining the men's basketball team.

    Chichester has promise as a collegiate four-man but would not be able to join the Buckeyes on the hardwood until January 2007 at the earliest, and that would be as a walk-on. He told earlier this summer that Matta had given his blessing for such a scenario but he wasn't sure if he would indeed try to play both sports.

    That then begs the question, who is going to complete the Thad Five?

    The most prominent candidates at the moment appear to be 6-8 Thaddeus Young of Memphis (Tenn.) Mitchell (No. 3 on the recently updated Rivals Top 150), 6-8 Lance Thomas of Fanwood (N.J.) St. Benedict's (No. 22), 6-9 Jamil Tucker of Gary (Ind.) West (No. 45), 6-7 Luke Harangody of Shereville (Ind.) Andrean (No. 80) and 6-7 Raymar Morgan of Canton (Ohio) McKinley (No. 85).

    Another possibility is 6-9 Bryce Webster of Mendota Heights (Minn.) St. Thomas Academy (No. 113), but his interest in OSU has apparently wavered.

    Cook said he chatted up Young while the two played together in the USA Basketball Youth Developmental Festival in San Diego in early June.

    "We talked a lot," he said. "We talked about what it's going to be like in college ball. It wasn't about what school he was going to go to, we just talked about how fun it would be to play together."

    Cook and Conley also popped the idea on Thomas, who like Young is a premier athlete and scorer but not a classic power forward.

    Conley and Oden got their first look at Harangody recently when the three played together in a state all-star series. Harangody reportedly is favoring Notre Dame but could get a full-court press from Matta soon since Conley offered him a glowing report.

    "He was very good," Conley said. "I like the way he played. He's physical and tough and would do all the dirty work, and I feel that we need somebody like that. We don't need all superstars who can jump out of the gym. We need big men who can do the little things as well."

    Tucker has listed OSU as a favorite along with Purdue and Indiana. Somewhat soft inside but well-skilled, Tucker has not yet received a firm offer but one could be on the way.

    "He really likes Ohio State a lot," Conley said. "He wants to be with us and go to the same college with us. I think he's really sold on Ohio State. If the scholarship's open for him, I think he would take it."

    Morgan also has not been offered yet as he is trying to attain a qualifying test score. He has had two clear favorites for months: Michigan State and Ohio State. Like the four commitments, Morgan is a winner, having led McKinley to the 2005 state title.

    He is considered a 3-4 but can rebound in the trees when the situation calls and has the athleticism and passing ability to mesh in with the likes of Conley, Cook, Lighty and Oden.

    "We need somebody that can rebound and play defense, score some," Cook said. "That's about it."

    Matta may agree and go after Harangody, a classic banger who could take a lot of physical toll away from Oden. Or he could play it safe and tab Tucker or Morgan, who apparently wouldn't take long to jump on board.

    However, the inside word is that Matta will go the way of Gekko and hold out for Young or Thomas -- whose recruiting likely will stretch into the late fall if not next spring -- with dreamy thoughts of employing four players flanking Oden who all can shoot outside, score, handle, pass and drive.

    As it is he'll have Conley, Cook, Lighty, Sylvester Mayes, Ron Lewis and Jamar Butler in 2006-07.

    Maybe greed is good.
  10. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0 has released their updated rankings for the 2006 class and Webster is considered the #89 prospect in the nation.
  11. OSUBasketballJunkie

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    Webster has narrowed his list to Boston College, Marquette and Minnesota.

    (closing thread at this point.)
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