CMY BALL RECRUITING - WINTER 2019-20

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hey! some size to join Ojiako! Pronounced "tah-PAY". Hometown is Charlotte. Will being closer to home be a draw? Will it matter that much as he has only one year of eligibility remaining?

TapΓ© was a 2019 preseason honorable mention All-Ivy PF. This past summer he was selected as a member of the USA East Coast team that competed in Greece and scrimmaged against the USA Pan American squad.

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Looks good! I'm just not sure Tape will stick.

(Somebody had to do it.)

"Don't go to, go through"

This guy looks pretty good. Thanks, Wartooth, for linking the Tape on this guy.

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looks like he'd be avery good addition

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Quick feet for a big man. Sign him up.

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

DAMN! There are not many big men that can move like that with control. Ojiako is not going to be a scoring threat. This guy could be a center piece like Kerry was. Would be an excellent get for us if we can.

You have to also consider that Ojiako has roughly 2 years of basketball playing experience, we don't really know what he will be in the long term. I think there are some good signs early on, but obviously he has some current limitations to his game. Big men especially guys with real length can take time to develop, Blackshear for example wasn't anywhere near the player early on that he later became. However in the short term I agree with you, he is likely gonna be mostly defense, energy and rebounding when he starts to contribute.

John is getting better week to week. As you said, he has only been playing BB for 2 years. It is going to be fun watching him develop.

I'm very aware of his experience. My point still stands. This guy can score, move, and defend now. I have nothing against Ojiako. It's nice that he came to us to learn basketball. I'm not completely sold on Blackshear not being good early on. IMO Blackshear was allowed to shine more when 5 went down and show the skills that he wasn't really able to show earlier.

Having Ojiako play against this guy in practice would really help his development.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Remember He's currently practicing against Aluma who will have 2 years starting next year

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

Looks like new 2020 offer. David N'Guessan, 6-9. Could play 3 or 4 spots. Really athletic, has range past 3 and good handle so a versatile big. Looks like his offer list could blow up quick. Originally from Holland. He's playing some serious hoops competition at Mt. Zion in Baltimore.

N'Guessan

David N'Guessan Video

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

He's probably going to keep us n'guessan if he's going to commit or not.

We need Mr. Fudge on the team.

I love seeing pictures of the 5 size too big uniform Nike era... it's awesome. LOL. Chris Webber liked his shorts a little long in 1991...that morphed into wearing drapes on the court. Glad normal uniforms are back.

Yup, it's funny, Gordon played while I was in school, and it looked normalish, after seeing that style for years, and I played HS ball from '98-'01 so wore some of the bigger gear myself....now looking back at it, it's just ridiculous looking

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

2020 Offer: 6-4 220 SG. Baltimore Poly. Has had a couple 40+ point games lately vs good competition

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

No CB's? I guess he's gonna keep em N'Guessan until the very end.

Also, */looks at DePaul (7 PFs on Roster)....*/cries

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Rivals Link from last year

Recruitment: DePaul and St. Joseph are among those making him a priority.

Why his stock could rise: A product of the Netherlands, N'Guessan made a strong impression on our Corey Evans and many college coaches last weekend. He's a fluid athlete, has great hands, tracks rebounds all over the floor and has touch with the jump shot. He's well on his way to blowing up this winter.

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

3 visiting for Pitt game. Carter Whitt may reclassify to 2020

2020 3* PF David N'Guessan (Official Visit)
2021 4* PG Carter Whitt (Official Visit)
2022 PF/C Kel'El War
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'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

Anyword on how it went?

"Roll Tyrod"

I mean, we won. Winning matters to croots, right?

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

N'Guessan would be a hell of a pickup

Cut and divide it all right in two

Preferred walk-on Gill Williamson commits. 6-8 multi-sport athlete. Looks pretty springy and good with either hand in the post. Needs a lot of work in the weight room.

https://www.techlunchpail.com/blog/virginia-tech-basketball-adds-preferr...

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'