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Topic: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #183 on: May 14, 2019, 10:17:55 AM »
Nebraska basketball has picked up another, and this one joins via the more traditional route, after emerging on the recruiting scene as a high school senior.

Kevin Cross, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound power forward from Wilbur D. Mills High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, announced his commitment to Fred Hoiberg's program on Monday evening.


He picked the Huskers over TCU and Oklahoma State, with his recruitment gaining steam this past year after Cross averaged 18 points, 10 assists, two assists and one block and steal a game.

Cross had visited Nebraska the last weekend of April. With his commitment, the Huskers have one slot still available, plus another if Isaiah Roby doesn't decide to return to Lincoln for his senior year.
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #184 on: May 14, 2019, 10:36:36 AM »
I see Hoiberg is also doing some Creaning. 
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #185 on: May 14, 2019, 11:41:50 AM »
the Mayor is encouraged to do ANYTHING to build a winner
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #186 on: May 14, 2019, 12:24:12 PM »
Asking a kid to not return next year, just 2 hours before he had a final exam, is just pure shitty.
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #187 on: May 14, 2019, 01:30:59 PM »
  but unfortunately I think the main reason Beilein took the job is to get away from recruiting (and all the illegal stuff associated with it for top 50 players), ...
Yeah, John Beilein is the second-coming of Gary Williams in that regard.  Gary, among other things, got tired of waiting for the legal recruiting period to start only to be told by handlers "Where have you been?  We signed with [...] six months ago!"

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #188 on: May 14, 2019, 02:33:46 PM »
Asking a kid to not return next year, just 2 hours before he had a final exam, is just pure shitty.
I will agree with that
could have waited until after the final
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #189 on: May 14, 2019, 03:56:34 PM »
I think the main reason Beilein took the job is to get away from recruiting (and all the illegal stuff associated with it for top 50 players), the way that the NBA draft process works now (especially with Poole, Matthews, and Brazdeikis all being projected 2nd rounders at best), and other problems with college basketball.
Yeah, I was talking about that with guys from the Purdue H&R blog... Roster construction is difficult with all of these early exits.

Purdue is in big on Hunter Dickinson, a 7'2" center, in the 2020 class. I think he's currently rated 26th in the country, which means that he's the sort that's unlikely to spend more than 2 years in the NCAA, if he doesn't leave after one. 

Which is hard because all expectations is that in 2020 we'll still have 7'3" Matt Haarms as a senior, 6'9" Tre Williams as a junior, and 6'10" Emmanuel Dowuona as a reshirt sophomore. Dickinson very well might be better than any one of those three, but is he going to want to come in and battle all 3 of them, all experienced players, for PT? 

So let's say that he chooses somewhere that he thinks he'll get more PT. And then Matt Haarms spends all year showing the world that he's developed a 3pt jumper and playing a stretch 4, while Tre Williams (whose freshman advanced stats were mostly better than Caleb Swanigan's) proves that he's a consistent double-double machine. And they both go into the draft. 

Which leaves a coach like Painter--who would have had a GREAT opportunity to offer Dickinson--scrambling to find a center to back up EDow because there's nobody else on the roster and most of the best recruits have already signed LOIs. 

This has been a much more consistent issue for Beilein than Painter, because he's consistently gotten better recruits who have more legitimate early entrant possibilities. It might be one thing if you're a Sean Miller or a Will Wade who just opens the pocketbook to get the next group in. But if you're the type of coach who does it the right way and actually wants to mold young men into adults, it's gotta be frustrating.

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #190 on: May 15, 2019, 11:05:44 AM »
Evan Daniels thinks UM's top recruit is flipping to Kansas

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #191 on: May 15, 2019, 02:58:04 PM »
for 2020-2021:

The Nebraska Cornhuskers keep adding to the roster as Derrick Walker, a former Tennessee Volunteer, announced his intention to further his basketball career in Lincoln. The forward announced his plans on Twitter. The 6-foot-9, 236-pound forward is the third addition in the past four days.

The junior-to-be will likely have to sit out a season before he can formally join the Huskers. Walker spent two years with the Vols, where he played in 60 contests, but saw his minutes diminish in his sophomore season. He averaged 5.3 minutes per game in his second season after playing 8.8 per game as a freshman.

Originally from Kansas City, Walker ended up at Sunrise Christian Academy just north of Wichita. He was previously a member of the 2016 class, but reclassified after a year of prep school. At Sunrise in his prep year, Walker averaged 14 points and seven rebounds a game.

It's been quite the last few days for Nebraska basketball as the Huskers have added three big men since Sunday. On Monday night Nebraska landed 2019 forward Kevin Cross and that followed up the commitment of French teenager Yvan Ouedraogo, who signed with the Huskers this weekend. Previously, Hoiberg had landed or retained Western Nebraska Community College guard Jervay Green, Salt Lake Community College point guard Cam Mack, and forward Akol Arop out of Omaha Creighton Prep.

Nebraska has been quite the transfer destination so far. The Huskers have added graduate transfers Haanif Cheatham (Florida Golf Coast), Matej Kavas (Seattle), and sit out transfers Shamiel Stevenson (Nevada) and Dalano Banton (Western Kentucky). Each of Banton, Stevenson and Walker will likely file waivers to see if they'll be granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA.
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #192 on: May 16, 2019, 09:45:45 AM »
Nebraska basketball's roster remodeling just won't stop, with no complaints from Husker faithful as Fred Hoiberg's squad added their second commitment on Wednesday alone.

Samari Curtis, once set on heading to Cincinnati, is now planning to be at Nebraska after a coaching shakeup to the school he previously signed with. The highly regarded guard from Xenia High School stands 6-4, 180 pounds, and was Mr. Basketball in the state of Ohio after scoring 2,109 career points despite missing 11 games during his career with injury. He averaged 34.4 points and 5.8 assists during a healthy senior year in which he piled up 816 points.


Since the weekend, Nebraska's roster has seen four additions, with Curtis and Walker joining 6-8 forward Kevin Cross, a prep player out of Arkansas who averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds as a senior, and a 6-9 power forward from France in Yvan Ouedraogo.
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #193 on: May 16, 2019, 02:45:13 PM »
Evan Daniels thinks UM's top recruit is flipping to Kansas
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #194 on: May 16, 2019, 05:19:23 PM »
Someday I'd like to know why it took over a month for Cleveland to make its coaching hire. As it is, Michigan has been really screwed over regardless of who gets hired, and it's not going to be anyone near as accomplished as Beilein judging by the rumors from insiders. It's too late to get any good recruits or any decent graduate transfers for next year.

I can only hope that Manuel doesn't screw up who to hire at this point.....
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #195 on: May 16, 2019, 05:32:33 PM »
Someday I'd like to know why it took over a month for Cleveland to make its coaching hire. As it is, Michigan has been really screwed over regardless of who gets hired, and it's not going to be anyone near as accomplished as Beilein judging by the rumors from insiders. It's too late to get any good recruits or any decent graduate transfers for next year.

I can only hope that Manuel doesn't screw up who to hire at this point.....
It's kinda like what Bo did to King Barry with Gard, except it's not during the season. Still, Manuel almost has no other choice than to go from within right now.
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