Figured there was no better time than now to start this thread seeing as we've made offers to two guys in this class and entertained many of them at the Elite Camp.
To kick it off, we've got Scout.com's Top 75 for the class.
3 of our targets cracked the Top 10 and we are in good shape with at least one, possibly 3, depending on who's talking.
No. 4 Austin Rivers flipped positions in our database from point to shooting guard. While we’re still thinking he earns money at either spot, he was devastating in the role of scorer this summer. Like Gilchrist, he’s super competitive.
No. 7 Quincy Miller, PF/SF: The best player at the Nike Hoop Jamboree usually has a great career and Miller has put himself in super shape entering the second half of his high school stretch. Likely a small forward in the making, he’s got the package of athleticism, offensive ability and size. He’s only going to get better.
No. 10 Brad Beal, SG: The captain of the gold medal team, Beal is a model of efficiency. Economical with his shots, he sports a strong body, mean streak and if he needs to go for a big number, he’s capable. Then again, he’s not a guy who needs to be in the spotlight and operates within a team concept while shining brightly.
Good thread out ofhis class I wan't Miller the most this kid is going to be a stud, I would almost bet money on MP3 being a devil when it is all said and done. And my suprise will be Rivers I think he will decommit soon from FL, and will be a devil. IMO
He does have a lot of room to grow he is 6"11 and is working on his post moves I'm glad to here that he want's to be a true post player. My brothers saw him play when he was a sophmore and they were not imprest at the time, but he has two more years of highschool left and I herd he had a good summer. I would love are 2011 class to be MP3, Miller, and either Rivers or Beal.
Scout.com is reporting that James McAdoo, ranked #2 on Scout's 2011 list, has made a verbal commitment to UNC.
James McAdoo is a fine player, no doubt...but #2?
I think Rivers and Quincy are better players. Quincy has the highest upside of the 3 and Rivers is the best player right now.
Great get for UNC, Duke was never heavily involved and for good reason.
Let's hope Duke gets a combo of Rivers, Quincy, and Plumlee. We'll be fine.
Barnes was talking about signing in November and now is saying he will wait until spring. There was some buzz about Miller possibly deciding early and now it is looking like he is going to wait as well. I know that this is all part of recruiting but man UNC seems to be making it look easy.
Even though a lot of people on this board don't like it, I'm really happy that K is changing his strategy and going after them young. In the black or white or gray area, K going after Tokoto was a great move, IMO.
But also, it seems pretty obvious that Duke has changed its recruiting strategy pretty significantly, starting with the 2010 and 2011, to target more players earlier, so as not to get caught with their pants down again like they did with Monroe and Boynton.
We all know about Duke's depth in the post this year, and how much of a good problem we all think that is. Next year though, and certainly by 2011, our post rotation will be much thinner and in need of a boost. Given that we aren't targeting any true big men for 2010 (and from what I hear/read there aren't that many great big men in 2010 beyond Josh Smith and CJ Leslie, who is more of a combo forward) I have to imagine we are looking at some bigs for 2011. Beyond MP3, who are we thinking about, whose on our radar, whose on our wish list? If we don't bring in JS for 2010, we'd have Kelly, MP1, MP2, and Hairston. That's a decent rotation depth wise with 2 versatile Centers and 2 versatile PFs, but I'd like to see us continue to add depth upfront as MP2 could be gone after the his soph season (ya never know) leaving MP1 as our only true Center.
Most likely we will only have 3 scholarships for that class. We have already offered MP3 and Miller so they would seem to be out top priorities. At this point the last spot presumably would go to Beal or Rivers.
If his brothers progress well enough this year to both be viable centers, it would not surprise me that those 3 scholarships get filled by Miller, Rivers and Beal, as K patterns his team makeup after his Team USA squad with less centers and more outstanding perimeter guys, though none of his perimeter guys goes 260 like Lebron.
By 2011 Nolan and Kyle would have moved on. Assuming no one and done's, and of course assuming extreme recruiting success:
Plumlees (Mason and Miles)
We're not getting Rivers.
no and he shouldn't olek earned a scholly in hs and should keep his until he graduates