Big 12 Basketball Commit Tracker



  • @justanotherfan Really nice post, I’m still digesting it but spot on from a cursory glance.



  • I see the Big-12 as down next season is a noticeable way. Lots of point guards leaving the league that have been around forever. 14 of the Top 20 scorers in the league will likely be gone after the season as well. There’s maybe 1-2 guys in the Top 40 that could breakout next season but your not talking about guys that are expected to be stars.

    OU is after Jahvon Quinerly. Might be their PG if he’s eligible.

    I think Baylor will be after a transfer PG. Can’t see Lindsay being the option. Kegler will be their best player next year.

    West Virginia will be tough, although I think they take a slight step down.

    TCU will be an interesting team as long as Fisher is healthy. More talent on the way and they red-shirted two bigs.

    Tech could actually keep going. The Evans loss is huge but you have to think Moretti, Culver & Smith will be even better as Soph’s. With their success this year and from the looks of things 3 open spots Beard will be aggressive in the spring for players.

    K-St- rinse and repeat this years squad just a year older.

    Texas- some good talent coming in. I just don’t believe their coach is the guy that maximizes it.

    Iowa St will be better. Shayok & Wigginton should be a tough backcourt. They really need someone to step up besides Lard in the post.

    OSU- On paper looks like a tough year for them. They will have to be aggressive for grad transfers



  • @BeddieKU23 I had not heard about OU and JQ. I wouldn’t touch him with a 10 and a half foot pole but OU is obviously desperate.



  • I think KSU will be better if they can stay healthy. Wade is already very good. Wade, Brown, Sneed and Stokes with another year if healthy, that’s a top half of the league roster imo.

    Also wow did the services miss on Culver and Smith. Easy to get buried in Texas HS hoops. Those are two of their best players though and they were both not really ranked in the top 200.



  • @BShark

    They definitely missed something on Culver and Smith. It’s hard to imagine Smith especially because of the athlete he is (We are talking Top 10-15 in the country). Proof that kids still fall through the cracks even in today’s world.

    KSU should be better if everyone returns. I just know how this story ends every time!



  • OU did have some CB’s for him. Looks like its shifted to Nova this week. Definitely a Jay Wright type player



  • @BeddieKU23 Fair. At the end of the day, Bruce is still Bruce.



  • Every year is the same story…This is the best Teams Texas so far…and yet, they always manage to underwhelm. You have heard the expression …It’s Not the Gun, It’s the Shooter? in this case it is not as much the team as it is the coach which is the common denominator and all below average recent seasons even when they had lots of talent.

    K-Sate should be better withe the team returning most players but this assumes that Weber does not lose a few players as he normally does.

    OU without Young will regress big time unless it finds an elite PG which is unlikely.

    Has Carter be been given tenure at WVU so he can play forever? At least Perry has some hair left when he left KU. I would not be surprised to see Konate leave. Losing Carter and Miles, the two top players will hurt big time.

    ISU will be greatly improved with experienced players and a couple of solid transfers.

    Tech. loses 3 starters including conference POY candidate Evans. This is the perfect storm season for them since they will drop next season.

    TCU loses Brodziansky and Williams, the top two scores and experienced seniors so they will take one step backwards.

    Baylor loses 4 starters, Lecomte, Acuil, Omot and Maston and yet they keep Drew…step back for them.

    OSU loses starters Carrol, Smith and Solomon. Unless they have a good class coming they will remain a bottom half team.

    I have factored mostly the players leaving and not what they have coming since departing senior starters will usually be better than incoming raw freshmen…



  • JayHawkFanToo said:

    I have factored mostly the players leaving and not what they have coming since departing senior starters will usually be better than incoming raw freshmen…

    Smart. This is a weaker class and other than KU, who is getting top recruits in this league? Lots of good to great coaches in this league, but not the best recruiters.



  • Update: TTU and Baylor each added a player.



  • Looks like 5 teams are full at the moment for next season.

    West Virginia & Texas have 13.

    Kansas, Kansas St & TCU are 1 over. We know KU’s situation is very fluid.

    Oklahoma St has 3 openings, Tech has 2, and Baylor has 2.

    Baylor might land Memphis area PG Tyler Harris in the spring. Big need for them.

    OU & Iowa St have room for 1 more. OU likely after a PG, ISU probably a post player.



  • @BeddieKU23 Tyler Harris’s saga has been very odd. I’ve been loosely following him because I figured he would end up at Iowa State but that so far hasn’t materialized.



  • BShark said:

    @BeddieKU23 Tyler Harris’s saga has been very odd. I’ve been loosely following him because I figured he would end up at Iowa State but that so far hasn’t materialized.

    Slow playing for the best opportunity. Baylor looks like that atm.



  • @BeddieKU23

    For OU, does that include Trae Young leaving, or does that not count him?



  • 9 top 100 guys to the Big 12; 5 to the field, 4 to Kansas. I’m definitely picking Kansas for #15.



  • @dylans Not to mention a McDAA in his 4th year removed from HS. The more I watch Dedric the more excited I get. He’s got a lot of old man game. Floaters, fade aways etc… If he were more athletic he’d already be in the NBA.



  • justanotherfan said:

    @BeddieKU23

    For OU, does that include Trae Young leaving, or does that not count him?

    If Young leaves as expected they have one spot open. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a transfer or two as well. I expect Kruger to be aggressive adding talent especially at the guard position.



  • 247 has the Big 12 getting 16 4 star or higher players next year



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    247 has the Big 12 getting 16 4 star or higher players next year

    Does this not count De Sousa?

    Also I expect Agbaji to bump up.



  • BShark said:

    BeddieKU23 said:

    247 has the Big 12 getting 16 4 star or higher players next year

    Does this not count De Sousa?

    Also I expect Agbaji to bump up.

    Not counting De Sousa and not including Agbaji’s expected jump



  • OSU adds Kentrevious Jones.

    I’ll do a big update to the OP when all the dust settles.



  • @BShark @justanotherfan would love to hear your projections now, if the teams filled the gaps they needed or not.

    @BeddieKU23 does this mean the Big 12 can recruit again? That’s a big jump in 4 star+'s isn’t it?



  • approxinfinity said:

    @BShark @justanotherfan would love to hear your projections now, if the teams filled the gaps they needed or not.

    @BeddieKU23 does this mean the Big 12 can recruit again? That’s a big jump in 4 star+'s isn’t it?

    I’ll wait and see as there might be more impact additions. KU should add one more player for sure, KSU 1-2 more, Texas maybe 1 more etc…



  • @approxinfinity

    Wanting to wait until after the draft deadline passes just in case there’s a surprise entry or return (Zaire Smith and Barry Brown in particular). I’d also like to see where Langford goes and if there are any grad transfer candidates that land in the Big 12 since those guys have experience and can play right away.

    But it is coming…



  • @approxinfinity

    I’m counting around 15 4* recruits so far. That includes the expectation that Agbaji gets the bump he should receive by the end of 2018 rankings updates.

    What’s even more promising for the league is almost every team is adding an impact transfer. The league has really embraced transfers

    KU- The Lawson, Charlie Moore

    K-St- Austin Trice

    TCU- Aussie import Alok

    Texas Tech- Tariq Owens (grad transfer from St Johns)

    Texas- Elijah Mitrou-Long (I believe Nas Long’s brother), averaged 15ppg at his last stop.

    Baylor- Mario Kegler- former Top 40 recruit, Machai Mason- star at Yale

    Iowa St- Virginia Transfer Shayok

    Oklahoma- Juco All-American Kuath. Grad transfer Reynolds at PG

    Oklahoma St- Michael Weathers.


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