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OSU Men's Basketball Recruiting/Projections/General Discussions

Discussion in 'Basketball Recruiting' started by wadc45, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    interesting twitter "follow" by osu's official basketball account. justin powell is a 6'5" shooting guard (with some point in his game) in the 2020 class. plays for indy heat (furst and hugley). interesting follow because there is much more overlap between him and washington/muhammad/ahrens/jallow than sueing/liddell/gaffney. sure, the staff is wise to kick around the tires no matter the current or expected roster situation, but still... this one's a bit curious.

    247 profile

     
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  2. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    I thought the staff was still following Burnett and I would think that Powell and him are pretty similar. Maybe Burnett more of a PG than Powell? But both of them can play the #1 and #2 positions…no?
     
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  3. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    hugley should be at osu on an unofficial sometime soon.
     
  4. MARVYMARV14

    MARVYMARV14 Senior

    Just watched Hugley, If we don't offer him he will end up a pain in our ass probably playing for Michigan St...
     
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  5. nomatta

    nomatta Junior

    Wondering if the staff didn't get the confidence they needed from Dainja's visit and a Hugley offer might be imminent.
     
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  6. wadc45

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

    Agree 100%. He's like Kaleb Wesson if Wesson could also jump.
     
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  7. nomatta

    nomatta Junior

    Let's say Kaleb's gone after next season, which seems pretty likely at this point:

    If the staff can't get a T50ish big, would you prefer they use the scholarship spot on the best grad transfer big they can get (and you'd think they'd be able to get a really good one unless Diallo looks good enough to scare them off)?

    I think some of the reticence with Hugley is the staff not knowing if he's good enough to help a lot as a frosh and knowing that they are probably going to need that.

    Seems to me we're in a bit of a bind here unless our chances start looking a lot better for a guy like Kessler or Williams. Dainja's a bit borderline but ultimately I think he's good enough that we could get by fine with him and Diallo in the post for 2020-2021. The question mark gets a lot bigger when you start talking about guys like Dowuona and Hugley, though. Don't know enough about PJ Hall and wonder if we even have a real shot at him at this juncture.

    I don't want our 2020 class to be just 1 player or whatever and I doubt the staff does, either, but it could be a really good season and I think if the staff's feeling like Kaleb will be gone before then, they've got a very tricky situation on their hands trying to plan on what to do with the post position. Maybe they "settle" for a less-than-ideal big if they can't get one of their top choices and if another extra scholarship opens up, they look at grad transfer bigs next spring. But it's risky business.
     
  8. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    I have a really hard time following basketball recruting like I do football because the numbers in each class and needs are so fluid.

    It appears to me that the 2020 class has at least one spot and possibly 2 if KW leaves after next season or there is a transfer. Seems like one of those 2 scenarios will happen. So if it is 2 spots in 2020, then the needs are a big and a wing? The best, realistic big targets being Hugley and Dainja and the best, realistic wing being Keon Johnson?

    Just looking for a projection from those in the know for how many guys will be in the 2020 class, the positions needed and the hot names. I can't get my head around this entirely!
     
  9. MARVYMARV14

    MARVYMARV14 Senior

    So as of right now just 1 scholly, the only way another opens up is if one of the following happens... Kaleb leaves early, someone xfers, one of our young guys has a way better than expected season and bolts early which is possible because some scoring is needed next to Kaleb and I know coach will be searching diligently for someone to fill that role and to me the most likely candidates for this are 1.Duane Washington 2. EJ Liddell 3. Zo Gaffney, to a lesser extent DJ Carton, there are only so many minutes to go around at guard so unless he has a MCJ like post season I don't see him having the opportunity next season. Gaffney might not average a lot of points but let's say he can get to say around 9-10 ppg next season around 6 rebs and 1.3 blks and stays out of foul trouble to me that is our scariest scenario because he is a potential kid if I've ever seen one and that may be enough for him to sneak into the end of round 1 of the draft, he can play backup mins at the 4 and play some small ball 5 at 6'9 so he may get more mins. than anyone is anticipating right now.

    All that to say that I would put the chances of at lest one of these things happening at about 60% with and upward arrow as of right now, with a slight chance of more than one of these scenarios taking place




    potential potential potential!
     
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  10. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    I think this is KWs last season
     
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  11. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    For some reason, I just do not think it is in the cards for Hugley and Ohio State. From what I have read,, he is involved with quite a few schools but not the Buckeyes. Maybe an offer will come later in the evaluation period but for some strange reason he is being slow walked by Holtmann.
     
  12. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior



    notable players (not exhaustive):

    blackwell
    carlson
    christie
    coleman
    dainja
    fletcher
    garcia
    pj hall
    keon johnson
    loveday
    moody
    timberlake
    mark williams
     
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  13. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    staff began watching kalkbrenner at least a couple months ago. think an offer will ultimately come. averaging 7.7 points (83% from the line), 8.9 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks for mac irvin (nike). ranked 92nd per 247 and 139th per rivals.

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  14. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    major 2022 target out of cincinnati princeton. definitely a player osu will prioritize.

     
  15. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    the more i watch of ohio's 2021 and 2022 players, the more impressed i become. there is lots of major talent that ho1tmann & co. won't have to travel far to watch.
     

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