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2019 4* SF Isaac Okoro Commits to AU!!!

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2 hours ago, cole256 said:

Hope he grows a couple more inches

I guess we could say that about every recruit in bball, but why do you say that now? It's not like Okoro is undersized, especially at the college level.

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2 hours ago, cole256 said:

Hope he grows a couple more inches

Do you say that because he is undersized at the position, would help him in a Bruce pearl scheme or because we might need him at the 4 ... or other?

im not familiar with his game.

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3 minutes ago, mustache eagle said:

Do you say that because he is undersized at the position, would help him in a Bruce pearl scheme or because we might need him at the 4 ... or other?

im not familiar with his game.

He's undersized maybe relative to an NBA projection, but he's not undersized relative to what he'll be asked to do at AU. As of right now, Okoro is more known as an elite defender that can guard 1-4 well. He'll be playing the 3 at AU and he's exactly the same size, maybe even longer, than Heron. And even if he was asked to play some 4, then he's bigger than Desean Murray was last year. This 247 hoops analyst/nba scout whatever had him in his top 10 overall players for the class:

 

The only drawbacks to his game right now are his offensive skills. He's got insane ability/explosion at finishing at the rim but his handle, ability to create his own shot, and his actual jumper will need some work.

 

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3 hours ago, Gene Loblaw said:

I guess we could say that about every recruit in bball, but why do you say that now? It's not like Okoro is undersized, especially at the college level.

We could say that about every recruit, except the ones that we don't.....he is undersized to play a 3. And I say it because of the system an style Pearl likes to play. He would ABSOLUTELY get destroyed right now if he tried to play at the 4 spot. And I like for our players to eventually be pro players so future recruits will have a desire to play for Auburn. So I'd like for him to be an ideal size for that as well. I'm not really caught up in stars the way you seem to be. But hopefully he has an abnormal wing span or something like that, because Pearl really relies on his wings having a high skill set offensively to create mismatches all over the court. Especially his 3's if he has that type of player

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3 hours ago, mustache eagle said:

Do you say that because he is undersized at the position, would help him in a Bruce pearl scheme or because we might need him at the 4 ... or other?

im not familiar with his game.

Right now he's really just out "athleteing" people mostly. That changes when you go to the next level unless you're a once in a generation type of athlete. Add a couple of inches on him he could be a defensive specialist though. Able to guard most positions. Something like chumma. Don't know if you remember but I was pretty adamant about us not playing him at the 3 when most on here was saying he'll be a power forward. No it's pretty much regarded he's a 3 on here after his success. But what he does for us is much more than his offensive numbers. He allows us to do so much defensively and helps mask Harper's size limitations. You have to remember that as well.

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free article. Young man is all class and also trying to get his 5 star teammates to join him.  Bruce is turning that AOT AAU/McEachern squad into an AU farm league program 

 

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9 hours ago, cole256 said:

Hope he grows a couple more inches

At ~18, I'd expect another 1 to 3 inches.  

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On 10/18/2018 at 4:24 PM, bigbird said:

At ~18, I'd expect another 1 to 3 inches.  

Wish that had been true for me. Hit 6’6” at 17 and didn’t grow anymore. At 12, doc said I was on track for 7’. 

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'”

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24 minutes ago, ALLINtheFamily said:

Inquiring minds want to know.

Wasn't germaine to Okoro. About a page of stuff off topic.

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Bruce was complimentary of all our signees as you'd expect but i recall him having some particular high praise for Okoro. Bruce sees him on par with the top players coming out of HS this year. I can't remember the quote but he basically laughed at his current ranking and said it would be hard to find 10 better players in this class. So i'm very much looking forward to seeing what this kid can do next year!

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4 minutes ago, gravejd said:

Bruce was complimentary of all our signees as you'd expect but i recall him having some particular high praise for Okoro. Bruce sees him on par with the top players coming out of HS this year. I can't remember the quote but he basically laughed at his current ranking and said it would be hard to find 10 better players in this class. So i'm very much looking forward to seeing what this kid can do next year!

He had similar comments about Jared Harper "being worth the price of admission," and that guy turned out to be pretty good at basketball...

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I saw a handful of folks who had him as a top 10 prospect, it’d really help to have Chumer around to mold the guy, I figure they’ll end up playing similar roles sooner or later

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