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'17 NC SG Thomas Allen (NC State Decommit)

Discussion in '2011 & Beyond Basketball Recruiting' started by wadc45, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. wadc45

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

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  2. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    Here's a scouting report from Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress after watching Allen recently at the Adidas Nations camp:

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  3. buckeydoptimist

    buckeydoptimist certified hoops nut

    Offering a smallish shooting specialist is interesting. It looked like most of the backcourt offers up until now were for combos who could or wanted to play some point. Even the 6'5 and 6'6 guys they are after mostly are considered to be PG possibilities - a la Russell coming in. Guys like Brown and Eastern and MJ Walker for instance.

    While Allen seems more like a Kam Williams clone but maybe without the defensive tenacity to-date and a better off-the-dribble shooter than Kam is so-far.
    I wonder if this is an indication that they are now looking toward signing two guards instead of just one in this class.

    Kaleb, Young, a "shooting specialist" 2G and a combo would be a nice class and fill most needs. I do think someone will go pro early at the end of this season and free a 4th scholly( Trevor showed he is thinking that way already by testing the waters after his r/s soph year, Lyle seems poised for a major breakout year, KBD might blow up ). Matta seems to lose at least one unexpectedly every year ( like the four last year ). Maybe a 5 will decide to xfer instead, with Kaleb coming in there would appear to be one less rotation slot inside in 2017-2018. Something like that seems highly likely to me.

    I'd like to see Matta offer some more shooters in this class. His system really does need them to open up the lanes and free his offense to be its best.
  4. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    I don't think shooting is going to be the biggest issue going forward. Kam is a good shooter. KBD can get hot. CJ, Andre Wesson, and Micah Potter are all supposed to be pretty good shooters. in the 2018 class Dane Goodwin is a good shooter. I like that we offered Allen, though, as he would effectively by Kam's understudy for a year and then fill that role once Kam graduates. also, Kyle Young is a good shooter, so if we get him that'd be another shooting asset on the team.
  5. buckeydoptimist

    buckeydoptimist certified hoops nut

    Kam is the only proven shooter on the roster. We all HOPE the newcomers will shoot well at this level but until they do it is all hope. So I advocate that Matta keep looking for more shooters in the next few classes.

    I'm not sure Andre will be the answer at 3 down the road, so Matta should be looking for a scoring wing in the '18 class - and looks to be doing that with his current offers in that class.
  6. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior


    MARVYMARV14 Senior

    This guy plays like a less athletic Allen Iverson... I like his game with the exception that I'd like him attack the rim more.
  8. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Bring Back Ohio State Football Now!

    Supposedly supposed to visit in a couple weeks and with Weatherspoon committing to Mississippi State I would not be surprised to see a commitment by Allen on his visit. However, I am still holding out hope for Troy Brown :biggrin2:
  9. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    moved up his NC State visit to this weekend and then committed to them.

    sounds like he's been basically on a visiting tour and was always kind of thinking NC State was where he was gonna go. bummed he didn't give OSU a chance, though.
  10. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Bring Back Ohio State Football Now!

    North Carolina State commit.. I guess he can be moved off of the big board.
  11. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Bring Back Ohio State Football Now!

    Thomas is back on the market and there might be some interest with Ohio State due to the recent coaching change at NC State.
  12. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    According to his recruiting profiles, he was offered by Kansas on Monday. No chance he ends up here.

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