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PF Derek Funderburk Jr. (transfer to NW Florida JC, transfer to NC State)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Buckskin86, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Derek definitely has a unique frame, some of his highlights show glimpses of a Durant-like athlete, obviously he is a far ways away from him skill wise, I am making more of a physical comparison.
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  2. Bulls-Eye

    Bulls-Eye Freshman

    I've thought the same exact thing (physically), but didn't want to go there. Glad you did though DZ!
  3. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Kevin Warren is an ass

    Will be playing for the King James Shooting Stars and how to spend your summer vacation:biggrin:
    April 10-12 Hampton, Va.

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  4. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Kevin Warren is an ass

  5. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

  6. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Kevin Warren is an ass

    One writer's opinion
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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Thad Matta scouted Derek Funderburk Jr. well before offering a scholarship and before accepting his commitment. He's still a long way from fulfilling the potential Matta first saw years ago, but Funderburk is on track.

    "Derek is one of the most skilled guys in the 2016 class," Wright said. "'I've seen a lot of kids play last year and this spring, and he's definitely one of the most skilled guys in the country."

    Funderburk is currently averaging 8.7 points per game on 52.9 percent shooting from the field in AAU play. Wright admits they're not utilizing his complete skill set.

    "He can step out, shoot the 17-footer. We don't really emphasize him shooting the three but he can," he said. "His low-post moves and facing up against defenders are great. His game will translate well [to college].

    Once AAU is over, he can focus on getting stronger with his upper and lower body, and continue to work on his skills.The sky is the limit for Funderburk."

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  8. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Kevin Warren is an ass

    Looks like he has a nice skill set but I would like to see his intermediate game and he needs to put on some weight which I am sure he will do.
  9. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    Those are low level teams he's playing against in that tape. He's just using his size inside. Hopefully, there will be tape from the July certified events against better competition and we'll see his versatility.
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    According to staffer Tim Bielik, Lakewood St. Edward 2016 basketball star Derek Funderburk, Jr. is leaving the school and will enroll in a prep school for his senior year. The decision to transfer comes down to where he's most likely to make himself into the best player he can.

    Funderburk has not yet picked a school, but said he has narrowed his choice to a few places. He doesn't know when he will make a decision, but said he plans to do so before school starts Aug. 20.

    A big reason Funderburk decided to transfer was to help prepare him for his college career at Ohio State by playing against some of the best players in the country.

    "I really think that I'll develop. Regardless of where I go, I'll develop," Funderburk said. "It wasn't anything about exposure. I have enough exposure."

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  12. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    I suppose if he did go to Montverde, it would make it easy to see him and Potter. But any of those big prep schools that get some games on ESPN would be good.
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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    [​IMG]Derek Funderburk @TooEvsy4
    My choices are in the air but I will be announcing my school sometime tomorrow

    10:17 PM - 17 Aug 2015

    No choice has been made yet, but it should be coming soon. Last week, Funderburk announced he'd be transferring in the hopes of better preparing himself for college.

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  14. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Kevin Warren is an ass

    Going to Hargrave Military Academy so that @Bill Lucas can give us reports:biggrin:
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  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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