2018 Recruiting needs and potential recruits

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Post by LS71 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:44 am

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Abella Danger = first experience ever of google telling me "your search did not match any documents."
You may want to contact his cousin, Nick, to find out why... :wink:

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Post by 69MG » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:54 am

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Wildens Leveque, a class of 2019 Big Man playing for Mass Rivals (MA), is on an unofficial visit to UMass today.
I'm putting this in the 2018 thread because I think he can reclassify to 2018. Freakishly athletic big man.

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Post by baseline47 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:17 pm

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Stansbury is showing what can be done at a mid major, and I think our staff can be as successful. (I still dislike referring to our hoops program as mid major, but I believe further resistance is futile, a least for now.)
I know, but we are what we are until, maybe some day we won't (be a mid major).
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Post by Crank » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:16 pm

There's a reason Stansbury's name is often written with a $ in place of the S...

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Post by Roadtrip » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:34 pm

Still say the team needs a big with some heft that is ready to play at the A10 level. Not 330 heft, more like 240-250 heft.

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Post by Floyd » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:18 pm

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Wildens Leveque, a class of 2019 Big Man playing for Mass Rivals (MA), is on an unofficial visit to UMass today.
I'm putting this in the 2018 thread because I think he can reclassify to 2018. Freakishly athletic big man.
I'd like to see this kid sign. Nice find 69. Looks like just what we need
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Post by capezona » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:30 pm

Leveque is #21. Not much competition in this particular game. He gets above the rim for sure.

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Post by 69MG » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:56 pm

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Congrats to Gould Academy’s Daniel Buie who picked up an offer today from UMass head coach Matt McCall today while on an unofficial visit.
Methinks there is a plan afoot. Buie is a teammate of Wildens Leveque. I'll take both of them, Leveque for 2018 and Buie for 2019.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting needs and potential recruits

Post by Jackson96 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:41 pm

The Zdor kid committed to Weber State.
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Post by 69MG » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:54 pm

Here's a little background info on Leveque from the USF camp. It's an interesting article.
https://usf.rivals.com/news/usf-offers- ... ns-leveque

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Post by Jackson96 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:00 pm

Has there ever been any indication from anywhere that he might reclassify back into 2018? I haven’t seen anything so I’m wondering if I missed something.
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Post by 69MG » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:24 pm

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Has there ever been any indication from anywhere that he might reclassify back into 2018? I haven’t seen anything so I’m wondering if I missed something.
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Wildens Leveque is currently in the 2019 class, but less than a year ago he was in c/o 2018 before transferring to Gould Academy and moving to c/o 2019. I haven't heard anything to suggest moving back to c/o 2018 is under consideration, but it's been done by others before.

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Post by Jackson96 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:32 pm

So it’s just speculation, gotcha.
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Post by MJatUM » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:08 pm

I don't think Pierre every officially reclassified to 2019, but if I remember correctly the scuttlebutt at the time was that he would be. Something for the more in tune recruiting heads: does a lot of reclassification take place because of guys wanting to raise their stock and hit with higher schools (and/or schools telling them to do it so they can "fit" better), or do they do it because their current high school grades might not be good enough. Therefore, would it be possible in scenario 2 to take one of these guys as a NQ or PQ?

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Post by NilesGold » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:25 pm

^ I don't 100% know the particulars, but it seems like players can either reclassify (prior to graduating, usually when they transfer into a prep school), or take a post-graduate year after they've graduated.

Pierre was planning on taking a post-grad year, before McCall got a hold of him and convinced him to come to UMass.

Just from my observations, while I'm sure some are doing it to improve their academics, it seems that players are more commonly reclassifying back, or taking post-grad years, for purposes of improving their recruitment. I don't have stats, but anecdotally, the number of NQ & PQ occurrences seems to be down quite a bit from a few years ago, but I think that's still an option.

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