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C Byron 'B.J.' Mullens (Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo - Japan)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by OilerBuck, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

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    RIVALS

    Canal Winchester (Columbus, OH) (Transfered from Harvest Prep)

    Ht: 7-1
    Wt: 240
    AAU: Cleveland Basketball Club (CBC) 16-under

    Projected as the #1 player in Ohio for his class. Verbaled to tOSU as a freshman in high school. Projected as a top 25 player nationaly in the 08 class. Mullens averaged 18.6 points and 11.9 rebounds a game as a Sophmore.

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  2. buckzip

    buckzip Reeking with awesomeness

    Wow, top 25 nationally as a freshman.
    He sounds like a future straight to the NBA type if he keeps developing.
    it is nice to get an early, early commitment.. maybe it will help with some others too.
     
  3. DCBuckFan

    DCBuckFan Fark You

    Wow, a Freshman in HIGHSCHOOL! sounds like his life dream to play for the bucks.

    Anyone seen this guy play and/or have a compairison to another player? Sounds like he has a very developed body for his age at 6'10" 220...
     
  4. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    ok, who on this board is going to take on the responsibility of figuring out who the top middle school players are... we need to stay one step ahead of the coaches... :tongue2:

    A top 25 nationally in his class is great... granted a lot can change in three years... seems Matta gets the attention of the top recruits, might not get them all but has folks at least looking at the Bucks... With time, I think Matta could do wonders for the program...
     
  5. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Whether we ever see this kid or not this announcement really pumps me up.

    I love Obie, but to see names like Cook, Lighty, and now this kid bouncing around is something we haven't seen since Williams was here.
     
  6. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    This commitment will garner serious looks from other young talent. Not to mention he will be selling OSU to anyone who will listen for the next few years at camp. I think he comes because of his dying step-fathers dream. He sounds really committed to it, didn't want to even visit other schools. Hopefully he feels the need to refine his game at the college level if the NBA comes calling.
     
  7. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    You gotta love a kid who honors his values and has his head on straight. I can't say that as a high school freshman, that I would be that collected and mature. In fact, I can assure you I wasn't. In fact, I'm 33 and its still questionable. :biggrin:

    Welcome aboard, BJ. I'll submit my request for season tickets now.
     
  8. wadc45

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

    Matta is officially on my Xmas card list...
     
  9. bluematt

    bluematt Newbie

    I think its great that theOSU signed a top player BUT it is a sad day when there is this type of pressure on a 14 yrold kid !! Some 14yrolds havent even hit puberty yet! Its not only theOSU fault here, dont get me wrong, its just the state of affairs in sports today. By getting this Frosh it means that they must have gone to see him play in JR HIGH!!! If I was a parent I'd keep the bastards away at least until the kid is a soph or jr. Let the kids be kids, they only get one chance in life.
     
  10. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    they did a little piece on him before the msu game this saturday.....kid looks alot older than 14 or 15...and has a sweet stroke....

    they also said he scrimmaged this summer with members of the team and they said the kid could contribute right now....they thought he was a freshman, not in high school, but college....
     
  11. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I have seen clips of this kid also - and he does not look anything like a HS Frosh. Not just his ability, but his build was that of a college kid.

    While the trend is certainly stronger now ID'ing talent ealry is not completely new. Jerry Lucas was drafted by the NBA when he was a Junior - in High School.
     
  12. buckiprof

    buckiprof 21st Century Buckeye Man Staff Member

    Unless he is a Wookie, at 6-10, 220 lbs, I think it is safe to say that he has hit puberty.
     
  13. bluematt

    bluematt Newbie

    Oh8ch,
    Just because the "trend is stronger" does not make it any more correct or acceptable. a 14yr old is a 14yr old, no matter how tall he is or how talented he might be.
     
  14. read the article
     
  15. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    6'10 220. He could easily take my lunch money.
     
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