Hey y'all. These various "recruit" posts are getting fairly long and cumbersome. I'm wondering whether someone can post (accurately) who we:
1) have signed
2) are looking (hard) at - to the best of anyone's knowledge w/o providing information that cannot/should not be posted on these boards
...and what positions they project to, for the next three (3) classes:
- incoming 2009
I just don't have the time anymore to sift through all of the information on these boards, unfortunately.
Many thanks in advance!
2009: Signed 6'11" PF Ryan Kelly (#3) and 6'11" PF Mason Plumlee (#6). Both five-star recruits. Still waiting to hear from 6'4" PG John Wall (#1) who has an offer (#1 overall prospect; one and done; projected to go #1 in 2010 NBA Draft by many) and 6'0" PG Eric Bledsoe (#8) (four-star) who we've shown interest in, but haven't officially offered AFAIK.
2010: Signed 6'4" SG Andre Dawkins (#6) (5-star), 6'8" PF Josh Hairston (#5) (4-star), 6'2" PG Tyler Thornton (#9) (4-star).
Offers extended to 6'3" PG Brandon Knight (#1) (considered a heavy Florida lean), 6'6" SF Harrison Barnes (#1) (considered a slight Duke lean, with KU being the other heavy possibility), 6'9" C Josh Smith (#2) (considered heavy UCLA lean) (all three 5-stars), and 6'1" PG Kyrie Irving (#8) (4-star).
2011: Still too early. No offers. Scout lists 8 guys with Duke interest, but it's WAY early. http://duke.scout.com/a.z?s=167&p=9&c=4&cfg=bb&yr=2011
2010 looks extemely promising! I think with that class we can expect great things.
think if we could land Barnes then we will have a GREAT shot at making a deep tourney run during the years following. I dont see knight coming to us, florida seems like his most likely choice. But a freshman class of dawkins, thorton, hairston, and barnes would really be something special.
Thanks Bluedog. That helps tremendously.
Nice summary, Bluedog. Even those of us who have been following it can get confused!
Good stuff. I would just add that although we are looking at Bledsoe, he is unlikely to qualify academically unfortunately.
Also, Brandon Knight is not considered a heavy Florida lean anymore. His recruitment is still pretty open.
My guess would be that someone else will emerge as a target in the class of 2010. Since Seth Curry (6'2" combo guard) will become eligible the same year the 2010 freshman arrive, we may very well target another big man to round out that class.
2011 is far away, but I'm sure we'll start hearing about them pretty soon. Marshall Plumlee is already pushing 7 feet and winning praise.
Plus, Rubio seems more like a Steve Nash, Wall more of an AI. Matter of taste, I guess.
[QUOTE=CameronCrazy'11;284342]Good stuff. I would just add that although we are looking at Bledsoe, he is unlikely to qualify academically unfortunately.
Actually, Bledsoe took the ACT again this past weekend and most of the guru's are expecting that he passes this time and becomes eligible. He is being recruited hard by several schools and I doubt they would be still on his trail were he not expected to qualify.
FWIW he was recently quoted as saying that Duke is his dream school..