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30 minutes ago, Dual-Threat Rigby said:

Keyontae is an untouchable for any college I would imagine. Don’t think Baldwin is returning either like you said 

Agreed. What are your thoughts on Emoni Bates if we don't get Phillips? 

There is also Bryan Antoine, a former 5 star from Villanova, but I don't know much about him in terms of being a good fit. https://247sports.com/Player/Bryan-Antoine-86994/

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There are still some good guys in the portal and  I know this year was a disappointment for Flanagan, but coming back from surgery on a torn Achilles tendon in 3 months is really tough.  It's normally 6- 9 months. But now he's got a whole year to recuperate, and odds are very good that he will return to form and be a solid player in the fall.  If you can get a talent like Phillips, of course you go for it. But IMO we are fine with Flanagan if Phillips goes G league.  For fun here's an interesting name: 4 star Bobi Klintman, SF, just de-committed from Colorado.

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1 hour ago, HAPvsOA said:

Agreed. What are your thoughts on Emoni Bates if we don't get Phillips? 

There is also Bryan Antoine, a former 5 star from Villanova, but I don't know much about him in terms of being a good fit. https://247sports.com/Player/Bryan-Antoine-86994/

We are not recruiting Bates. Bates announced his Top6 yesterday - Arkansas, Michigan, Seton Hall, DePaul, Louisville, Eastern Michigan.

Elijah Fisher will most likely commit to Texas Tech soon(ish)… (G league is still a factor though and could slow things down and give us a chance to get back in his recruitment)

I think ellitor is right and we won’t use the last scholly (JMO) unless we somehow land JP, of course.

Interestingly, Arkansas now has 14 scholarship players and they just keep recruiting portal players…

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40 minutes ago, HAPvsOA said:

Agreed. What are your thoughts on Emoni Bates if we don't get Phillips? 

There is also Bryan Antoine, a former 5 star from Villanova, but I don't know much about him in terms of being a good fit. https://247sports.com/Player/Bryan-Antoine-86994/

I really think the evaluation of Emoni is so dependent on who you ask. Looks like KD Jr up until high school. Dad basically starts cherry picking his competition, kid looks pretty meh (at least athletically), but his dad had this guy leave the normal HS circuit at what, 15-16? He’s just behind in physical development honestly 

Theres legitimate scoring talent there, but then he goes to Penny, who isn’t a great developer, to say the least. Guy had him running point lol. He’s pretty much only shown the ability to be an iso scorer to this point, and isn’t an amazing shooter nor stellar slasher. Assuming the weight doesn’t get figured out any time soon, he’s going to need to figure out how to use his length and/or become a real shooter. The way Jabari played last year would honestly be great for him…has good shooting form from what I’ve seen and likes to create space for shooting vs to slash.

I’d be perfectly fine with having him, I don’t think he’s a selfish player in nature and a coach that would demand more buy-in from him defensively would do wonders for him. Plus, BP has done a good job of strengthening guys historically speaking. With the necessity for perimeter players to hit tough shots in this freelance offense, I really wouldn’t be mad at having him. It’s just important we have complete buy-in from him and his team 

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28 minutes ago, AUreo said:

We are not recruiting Bates. Bates announced his Top6 yesterday - Arkansas, Michigan, Seton Hall, DePaul, Louisville, Eastern Michigan.

Elijah Fisher will most likely commit to Texas Tech soon…

I think ellitor is right and we won’t use the last scholly (JMO) unless we somehow land JP, of course.

Interestingly, Arkansas now has 14 scholarship players and they just keep recruiting portal players…

I would think Michigan but man Arkansas is going to be frightening if they get him 

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58 minutes ago, AUreo said:

Interestingly, Arkansas now has 14 scholarship players and they just keep recruiting portal players…

With NIL, I wonder how long scholarship limits even matter. If your NIL deal is ten or 20 times larger than your scholarship, does it even matter if you are a walk-on?

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1 hour ago, HAPvsOA said:

Agreed. What are your thoughts on Emoni Bates if we don't get Phillips? 

He's into his finalists & we haven't communicated much with him. Probably to late to be a factor there.

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1 hour ago, Cardin Drake said:

and odds are very good that he will return to form and be a solid player in the fall.

Not sure about that. He was good physically the last part of the year. His mental state is what caused him truly to struggle. Never know when a player will recover from mental issues. Definitely hopeful he gets back to 2020 form minus the TOs but the odds of him returning to form are anything but very good. At best they are up in the air.

1 hour ago, Cardin Drake said:

we are fine with Flanagan if Phillips goes G league

Not even sure Bruce can make this statement.

 

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6 hours ago, Dual-Threat Rigby said:

I would think Michigan but man Arkansas is going to be frightening if they get him 

Emoni Bates cb’d to Louisville now.
BHH + Bates at Louisville? This should be entertaining!

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2 hours ago, AUreo said:

Emoni Bates cb’d to Louisville now.
BHH + Bates at Louisville? This should be entertaining!

great thing about CBB. Regardless of the why, guys'll spread out and avoid the (recent) big dogs. Someone of Arkansas or Michigan's recent stature gets those guys 9 times out of 10 in CFB (I suppose it isnt impossible now either) 

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3 hours ago, AUreo said:

Emoni Bates cb’d to Louisville now.
BHH + Bates at Louisville? This should be entertaining!

That is one thing Kenny Payne can do is recruit. He's elite at that.

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