KAEO Taelon Martin (2019)

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KAEO Taelon Martin (2019)

Post by SoCal » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:24 pm

Offered
Springfield, MA Putnam PG 6'0"

http://hooprootz.net/recruits/player/19 ... Martin.php

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Re: KAEO Taelon Martin (2019)

Post by uz2b-len » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:36 pm

Great. Now we just need him to commit to us and then grow 6 inches.
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Post by 69MG » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:25 pm

uz2b-len wrote:Great. Now we just need him to commit to us and then grow 6 inches.
Len, it looks like he grew 2 inches today :D
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Re: KAEO Taelon Martin (2019)

Post by Jackson96 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:12 am

Not sure how much it really matters at the moment as it is way early, but he is ranked the #3 player in his class in New England by NERR.
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Re: KAEO Taelon Martin (2019)

Post by uz2b-len » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:24 pm

He added that interest from a program like UMass is meaningful.
"They have a really good basketball program, and it's a very good academic school," he said. "(Visiting) was a great experience."
"It means a lot," Martin said. "They look at local good players, and usually a college that good doesn't do that for local players. He's trying to get some local guys involved."
Funny thing is, we probably will be pretty good through his high school career.
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Re: KAEO Taelon Martin (2019)

Post by MJatUM » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:03 pm

Need it to be a snowball effect... Not expecting every class to be in the top 25, but it should be our goal. As we have seen one or 2 years of poor recruiting can set the program back more than 1 or 2 years.

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Re: KAEO Taelon Martin (2019)

Post by Refuse2Lose83 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:19 am

Kids the best high school freshmen from WMass in a long time
Hire Matt McCall!

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Re: KAEO Taelon Martin (2019)

Post by UMassHoops » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:16 am

Sounds like a great kid, with an appreciation for the local recruiting and academics. Feeling a momentum building at UMass right now, I think we are in for a very good run.

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Re: KAEO Taelon Martin (2019)

Post by Swampy » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:42 am

^
You're too far away to know what's really happening out here in the sticks of WMass. I'm sure the residents of Eldonville will disagree with your assessment.

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Re: KAEO Taelon Martin (2019)

Post by UMassHoops » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:47 pm

Sometimes distance gives one perspective.. Forest for the trees. There's a reason why Warren Buffett isn't hindered picking stocks from Omaha instead of on Wall Street :D

Honestly I see a lot of reasons for optimism, and I've been critical of DK in the past. It's an opportunity right now with great facilities, high caliber academics and the incoming class to seize the day. Definitely not a layup for DK, he needs to Improve as a coach and leader to take HIS game to the next level also.

But the elements are there for a serious uptick in the program if it all comes together and in my view a time for some optimism. If it all comes crashing down so be it... But I say take it up a notch, put another great recruiting class together back to back to back and let's party (dance) for a decade baby!

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Re: KAEO Taelon Martin (2019)

Post by eldonabe » Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:17 am

Swampy wrote:^
You're too far away to know what's really happening out here in the sticks of WMass. I'm sure the residents of Eldonville will disagree with your assessment.
Hey easy there Swampy, you are located in the Greater-Eldonville metropolitan area I believe.....

No assessment - he is too young to completely go all in one way or another. He is definitely worthy of keeping an eye on, but a lot can happen in 3 years.
In Matt McCall I trust!

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Re: KAEO Taelon Martin (2019)

Post by UMass87 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:39 am

eldonabe wrote:... He is definitely worthy of keeping an eye on, but a lot can happen in 3 years.
Particularly growing taller!

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