Posts made by justanotherfan
RE: 2020 Recruiting
Greene looked much more well rounded against HS competition as far as attacking the basket, rebounding, etc.
But that’s against HS competition. He wasn’t nearly as well rounded in college, and even less so once injuries sapped his explosiveness.
RE: I found these in my garage... Does anyone remember this?
I don’t think the world or media could handle those types of fights in the NBA now. There would be an absolute meltdown.
RE: 2020 Recruiting
@justanotherfan not sure how many of those guys are KU level. Then again if you had asked me about Braun before his JR season I would have said no way.
I think Raimey could be a WSU, Tulsa etc… level guy.
Xavier Bell I haven’t seen play I don’t think. Is he on an aau team?
Jonathan Jackson you would have to think ends up at UNC if they want him. At this point, he almost feels like a walk-on for UNC or KU though.
O’mar Stanley looks intriguing.
If you had asked me about Agbaji before his senior seasons, I would not have put him at KU. I was surprised that Braun picked KU as well.
Bell plays for the team Perry Ellis used to play for I believe. They aren’t as strong as some of the KC area teams, so he doesn’t get as much exposure on the circuit.
Jackson probably goes to UNC, but he could explode. He’s got some talent and is interesting to me.
I agree completely on Stanley. Interesting athlete. You can’t ignore athletes like that.
Raimey is interesting in that he is talented, but doesn’t get the right type of exposure in his HS system in my opinion.
The challenge is seeing these guys against legit talent, but not when teams are throwing gimmicky things at them that makes them alter their games (and makes it hard to evaluate them).
RE: SEC is Loaded this season...
SEC has a lot of good coaches, and unlike some of their Big 12 counterparts, they can recruit, too. That will make that conference tough, possibly for years to come. SEC is so focused on football that they don’t always dedicate resources to hoops (one reason why so many programs in the conference are so inconsistent) but they should be tough this year, and could have 10 teams make the field because of the depth of the conference overall, and the committee’s tendency to reward P5 teams that are close to .500 in conference if they had a winning non con record.
RE: 2020 Recruiting
A couple other local players that KU may have an eye on:
KT Raimey, 6-4 (Olathe East), plays on the same AAU team as Ty Berry. He’s a combo guard, though he plays off the ball quite a bit now.
Xavier Bell, 6-4 (Andover Central), another combo guard that, opposite from Raimey, has been playing on the ball more.
Markell Hood, 6-6 (Blue Valley Northwest), wing. He’s a strong, physical player. Don’t know if he’s P5 yet, but he could be something like Agbaji, but likely bigger by the time he graduates.
Jonathan Jackson, 6-4 (Maranatha), guard. He’s good, but its tough to evaluate him during the HS season because he plays for a small class school (Maranatha is a 2A school).
O’mar Stanley, 6-8 (Blue Valley West), PF. The lone elite level big man in Kansas in the 2020 class.
It’s a shame that Berry, Bell, Raimey and Jackson all play in different classes and likely won’t face off.
RE: I know it's still early guys but ?
Other than that OU game, KU needs to be able to stay with everyone in conference, and they need to find wins against some of those lower teams, and maybe upset somebody along the way.
KU isn’t as high as their current stats suggest, but they should still be in the middle of the pack in terms of defense. They have some playmakers on that side of the ball, which can cover up some things. It also positions them for an upset - a couple key takeaways against a team like TCU or Texas could help swing that game in KU’s favor.
I will give Beaty credit for upgrading athleticism on that side of the ball. But he still needs results to back that up.