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Basketball Recruits?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by Bucktastic, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    This area of this site has been pretty quiet since I joined this site, and was wondering if anyone out there had a list of recruits we are looking at for the recruiting season. I know Matta has a lot of ground to make up and was very curious how he was doing. Any info would be much appreciated.

    GO BUCKS!!!!!!!! :cool:
     
  2. flybuckeye

    flybuckeye Sophmore

    These are the names I have heard the most for 2005
    Abdul Herrera 6'11 240 Miami, Fl
    Kyle Madsen 6'10 210 Dublin, OH
    Ben McCauley 6"9 225 Pa
    Jabari Currie 6'3 195 Detroit
    Wilson Chandler 6'7 185 Benton Harbour Mi
    Chris Douglas-Roberts 6'5 180 Detroit (He might be the best of the bunch and can play the 1 or the 2, he's probably a long-shot.)
     
  3. Article on Currie

    "Ohio State was hot on the trail for Currie before Jim O’Brien was fired by the Buckeyes. Currie had visited the campus unofficially, and the very same day O’Brien was fired, Currie was set to give O’Brien a call to verbally commit."

    But we are back on his list
    http://story.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=175&p=2&c=283366
     
  4. crazybuckeye

    crazybuckeye Sophmore

    Herrera is practically a done deal. :biggrin:
     
  5. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    Thanks for the updates guys!! I keep hearing good things about Madsen. How are our chances with him?
     
  6. NoFanOfPro

    NoFanOfPro Newbie

    Madsen sounds like a project to me. Might be good in a few years. We need a big man that is ready to play now. TD is all we have down low. Whoever we get has to be able to take some minutes and learn what it takes to play Big10 ball.

    If Abdul Herrera 6'11 commits. Madsen might be someone to take and redshirt allowing more time to build up.

    We have alot of schollies to give in the next two years, I am willing to bet, Matta will make us all proud, VERY PROUD within 3 years.
     
  7. Chewbacca

    Chewbacca Been Smooth Since Days Of Underoos

    http://www.ohiostate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=323782 - rivals premium

    Jabarri Currie lists the Buckeyes in his top 3. Thad Matta has been recruiting him ever since he got the job according to Currie. He is being recruited to play the 1 & 2 but prefers playing the point.
     
  8. wadc45

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

  9. flybuckeye

    flybuckeye Sophmore

    Ben McCauley just verballed to N.C. State, per the Insiders.
     
  10. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/sports/9605434.htm

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04252/375376.stm

     
  11. wadc45

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

    Things Looking Good With Cook

    Since I think this is the only spot for basketball recruit info, I will post this here too...

    Cook "Thoroughly Enjoys" Ohio State Visit
    http://ohiostate.theinsiders.com/2/292331.html

    Don't want to give away too much, but I will drop this little nugget from Daequan's high school assistant coach...

    "In fact, I think if Daequan was permitted to do so, he might have made the decision right there on the spot," Powell added. "He really had a great time."

    Greg Oden and Mike Conley were there too and it appears that they had a great time as well. All three are rated #1 at their position...Cook at SG, Conley at PG, and the 7-foot Oden at center.

    It has never been this much fun to follow basketball recruiting. Three guys all rated #1 at their position visiting at the same time. I can't even remember that ever happening in football...
     
  12. jenkinswoody

    jenkinswoody I heart Wendy Peffercorn

    "In fact, I think if Daequan was permitted to do so, he might have made the decision right there on the spot," Powell added. "He really had a great time."


    Why wouldnt he be able to? Is there a certain time that he could announce? Could someone in the know explain..... Thanks.....
     
  13. thad matta has been all over madsen lately, showing up around him a lot, things maybe get intresting for the underdeveloped 6 10 madsen if he can producue early this year. he has great touch on his shot, and decent quickness but lacks physical size and strength at 210 to play big time bball
     
  14. wadc45

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

    It seems that Matta and his staff are targeting Clemente, Hererra, Bell, Chandler, and CDR to a lesser extent. Lawrence Wilson is still a possibility as well. What will be interesting is to see whether or not Matta uses two schollies on guys like Clemente and Bell, or holds one for next clear in hopes of the Conley-Cook-Oden package deal.

    Having Sylvester Mayes next year is going to help tremendously too. From everything I have seen and heard, he is a big-time talent. A few people have stated that he may be the best combo guard in the Big 10 next year.
     
  15. flybuckeye

    flybuckeye Sophmore

    Where did you see that he verballed?
     

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