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'06 TN SF Thaddeus Young (Georgia Tech Verbal)

Discussion in '2006 Basketball Recruiting' started by jwinslow, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0


    Young 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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  2. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

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  3. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$


    Young shoots 1,000 shots a day and is just trying to improve his game. He has offers from everyone in the country. Thaddeus says he is looking at everyone including North Carolina. He wants to make a decision before his senior season.
  4. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$

    6/6/05 has posted video of Young in action.
  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$


    At the International Sports Invitational in San Diego, California......The blue squad beat New Zealand 118-57....Young had 16 points and 3 rebounds in the first quarter before leaving with an injuryy.
  6. 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..

  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0 (free link)


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    Paul Harris (J.Hawkins)

    </TD><TD noWrap width=3></TD><TD vAlign=top>By Dave Telep National Recruiting Director
    Date: Jun 20, 2005

    The 2005 NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp tips off this Wednesday on the campus of VCU in Richmond. Here’s a look at who’s attending the event.
    </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=3> will provide daily coverage of the NBA Camp beginning Wednesday evening. The following is a listing of teams and players who are participating at the event.

    TEAM 1 -- Cole Aldrich, Stephen Curry, Paul Harris, Lazar Haywood, Gerald Henderson, Blake Hoffarber, Willie Kemp, Andrew Ott, Michael Sanchez, Brian Zoubek

    TEAM 2 – Chase Budinger, Jeremy Franklin, Taj Gibson, Brandon Jennings, Johnnie Lett, Dwight Lewis, O.J. Mayo, Stanley Robinson, Andre Stephens, Seth Tarver

    TEAM 3 – Demond Carter, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron Holmes, Kurtis Huelsman, Jonathan Kreft, Brook Lopez, K’Len Morris, Antron Pippen, Quincy Pondexter, Anjuan Wilderness

    TEAM 4 – Dwayne Collins, Daniel Deane, Austin Freeman, Jonathan Hall, Gary Johnson, Dexter Pittman, Matthew Pressey, Edwin Rios, Deonta Vaughn, Bill Walker

    TEAM 5 – Earl Clark, Keenan Ellis, Kenyan Harmon, Jahaziel Howard, Tory Jackson, Derrick Jaspers, Pierre Niles, Jerry Smith, Nolan Smith, Perry Stevenson

    TEAM 6 – Jerryd Bayless, Wayne Ellington, Jordan Hill, Tywon Lawson, Hamady N’Diaye, Ralph Sampson, Ramar Smith, Chace Stanback, Julian Vaughn, Eric Wallace, Thaddeus Young

    TEAM 7 – JeJuan Brown, Keith Clark, Bryan Davis, Edward Davis, Eric Hayes, Obi Muonelo, Jeremiah Rivers, Lawrence Westbrook, Heath White, Lewis Witcher

    TEAM 8 – Duke Crews, James Dews, Tom Herzog, Marques Johnson, Kevin Love, Vernon Macklin, Adrian Oliver, Derrick Rose, Kyle Singler, Jerel Stephenson

    TEAM 9 – Alan Bantom, Keegan Bell, Eric Gordon, Taylor Harrison, Josh Lomers, Antonio Pena, John Pietkiewicz, Scott Reynolds, John Rinaldi, Jamie Skeen, P’Allen Stinnett, Corey Stokes, Nic Wise

    TEAM 10 – Jermaine Beal, Robert Byrd, Patrick Christopher, Isaiah Dahlman, Ray Hall, Taylor King, Andre McFarland, Matthew Shaw, Alex Stepheson, Will Walker

    TEAM 11 – Darrell Arthur, Michael Beasley, DaSean Butler, Tyreke Evans, Eugene Harvey, Dennis Horner, Taishi Ito, Robin Lopez, Donald Sloan, Lance Thomas

    TEAM 12 – Kevin Durant, James Keefe, Marsharee Neely, Reggie Redding, Richard Semrau, DaJuan Summers, Greivis Vasquez, Bryce Webster, Doug Wiggins, Trevon Willis.

  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$


    Young is still nursing the ankle injury he suffered in San Diego. He hopes to return to action on 1 July at the adidas Superstar Camp.
  9. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$ (North Carolina site)



    Young has been looking hard at the schools he is interested in. He says the recent NBA decision has no effect on him, he knows without a college education you will not be able to succeed after basketball. Young plans to take his five visits in the fall and decide before the November signing period.
  10. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Bring Back Ohio State Football Now!

    Possible problem

    According to Helwagon at BN, Young has a "posse" of about 6 people who are dictating a lot of his moves like which AAU tournaments to play in and other related basketball activities. I do not know if Matta might back off of him because of this or not. His "posse" might dictate to him what college he should attend and this could cause a backlash when it gets to signing day.

  11. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0 (free)


    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=6 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=2>July 2, 2005
    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.
  12. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$


    Young will be participating in the Adidas Superstar camp this week in Suwanee, GA.
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  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0$


    At the Adidas Superstar camp...Young played well considering he has been out of action for a few weeks due to the ankle injury.$


    Good Article about Matta and Company hitting the three major summer camps going on during July. The staff can evaluate from July 6-15 and July 22-31, with July 16-21 considered a "dark" period. Article touches on who could be the next addition to the 2006 class.

    The following prospects of interest to Buckeye fans will be in action...

    Greg Oden
    Mike Conley
    Daequan Cook
    Jamil Tucker (could be the next verbal to the 2006 class)
    Luke Harangody
    Thaddeus Young
    Josh Chichester
    Raymar Morgan
    Kosta Koufus
    O.J. Mayo
    Bill Walker
    Keenan Ellis
    Lance Thomas
    Dallas Lauderdale
    DeJuan Pursley
    Aaron Pogue
    Eric Gordon
    Yancey Gates
    B.J. Mullens
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  14. msj2487

    msj2487 You bred raptors?

    I don't know if this is true or not, but on the BN's free board someone posted that Young's top 3 are, Memphis, UNC, and tOSU.
  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I would take that info with a grain of salt...I have not seen him list his leaders period. Some people feel he is a heavy North Carolina lean. At this point, its anyone's guess in my opinion.

    I will say this though, if we can get him to visit...we have a good chance to land him.

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