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    A new prospect swimming to the surface?

    Jake Weingarten declares that 6'9" F Isaac Traudt of Nebraska is the real deal. The young man appears to have the basics you would want to see in a tall wing or potential stretch 4. He has good footwork, a pure-looking jumper, and seems comfortable with the ball in his hands. A number of high major programs have reached out, including UVA. More recently, Duke assistant coaches have called. Might Duke snag a recruit from the high plains?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBenAkiva View Post
    Jake Weingarten declares that 6'9" F Isaac Traudt of Nebraska is the real deal. The young man appears to have the basics you would want to see in a tall wing or potential stretch 4. He has good footwork, a pure-looking jumper, and seems comfortable with the ball in his hands. A number of high major programs have reached out, including UVA. More recently, Duke assistant coaches have called. Might Duke snag a recruit from the high plains?

    Probably not. Rotation is pretty tight this year, especially with Johnson/Moore/Hurt playing similar positions. The bigger issue is the 2021-22 season, where he'll have some serious competition about Paulo, AJ, and hopefully Patrick.

    But hey! Why not at least try to go for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingdutchdevil View Post
    Probably not. Rotation is pretty tight this year, especially with Johnson/Moore/Hurt playing similar positions. The bigger issue is the 2021-22 season, where he'll have some serious competition about Paulo, AJ, and hopefully Patrick.

    But hey! Why not at least try to go for it!
    Umm, the kid is a 2022 prospect which means this year's rotation and the arrival of Paulo, AJ, and (perhaps) Baldwin won't have an impact on his recruitment because all those guys will likely be gone when he arrives on campus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    Umm, the kid is a 2022 prospect which means this year's rotation and the arrival of Paulo, AJ, and (perhaps) Baldwin won't have an impact on his recruitment because all those guys will likely be gone when he arrives on campus.
    Yup. I canít read the title of the thread.
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  5. #65
    Quote Originally Posted by roywhite View Post
    Didn't recall the details about LeBron's high school football career, but came across this.

    https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2019/6/...eveland-browns

    Highlights:
    Very successful as WR his sophomore and junior seasons -- 57 catches for 1160 yards and 15 TDs as junior --- had been described as a "wiry 6'6" wide receiver as a high school soph; didn't play football as a senior
    By the time of the 2003 NBA combine, LeBron measured in at 6'7.25" without shoes and 245 pounds.

    A possibly interesting side note:

    One holiday, Christmas or Thanksgiving, my wife and I were visiting her sister and B-I-L in Shaker Heights OH. B-I-L, a coach at a local high school, suggested that we come along to one of his games. It was close by, just a short drive to Akron. We went along and saw that b-i-l's team was completely overmatched. The other team had this receiver (TE or WR, can't recall) who could run like a deer and catch anything thrown into his remote vicinity. The guy looked like a man among boys and required several opposing players to tackle him in the rare circumstance that he was tackled at all. Must have had seven touchdowns.

    After the game we mentioned how amazed we were by that kid's performance and b-i-l/coach said "yeah, how did you like seeing LeBron James play a high school football game".

    (Note: At the time everybody knew the name LeBron James. He was all over the news/Sports Illustrated etc. for his remarkable athletic talent, but seldom was it mentioned that the kid also played football. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that if he had gone into football he would probably have been one of the greatest receivers of all time)

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    Top 20 PG Skyy Clark committed to Kentucky yesterday. The only thing good about that is that he spurned UNC, along with Memphis and UCLA among his finalists. He is a possible re-class to 2021.

    All in all, with the ruling on Olivier Sarr's eligibility, which surprised nobody, it's been a good week for Big Blue.

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    Duke establishing relationship with versatile forward Filipowski

    Recently, Duke and other schools have shown great interest in a Massachusetts big man Kyle Filipowski. Kyle, along with his fraternal twin brother Matt, are promising post players from the Wilbraham & Monson Academy of Wilbraham, MA. They play for the AAU team Renaissance Hoops, coached by none other than Andy Borman. Recently, Jon Scheyer reached out to Kyle, the more talented brother, to get the relationship going. Kyle appears to be a player that can operate all over the court with an impressive mix of skills. Duke Update recently conducted an interview with the young man, which noted that the relationship with Duke is in the early stages.

    Here's an interview with Filipowski and a little footage of the young man in action. He has a smooth, quick release on his jumper and is a quick and skilled player for his size. This is one to keep an eye on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBenAkiva View Post
    Recently, Duke and other schools have shown great interest in a Massachusetts big man Kyle Filipowski. Kyle, along with his fraternal twin brother Matt, are promising post players from the Wilbraham & Monson Academy of Wilbraham, MA. They play for the AAU team Renaissance Hoops, coached by none other than Andy Borman. Recently, Jon Scheyer reached out to Kyle, the more talented brother, to get the relationship going. Kyle appears to be a player that can operate all over the court with an impressive mix of skills. Duke Update recently conducted an interview with the young man, which noted that the relationship with Duke is in the early stages.

    Here's an interview with Filipowski and a little footage of the young man in action. He has a smooth, quick release on his jumper and is a quick and skilled player for his size. This is one to keep an eye on.

    The kid has Polish heritage. If Coach K wants him, Coach K will get him.
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