Shaka's recruiting classes

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by dadrivr, May 19, 2017.

  1. dadrivr

    dadrivr 25+ Posts

    He's now gotten top 5 recruiting classes in his first two full recruiting seasons at UT. We've never had top 5 classes in consecutive years before. And he out-recruited both UK and Duke each year for one of the top players in the country. Now it's time to win. Oh, and we will. Hook em!
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  2. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Basketball is totally different than football so two top 5 classes do not mean much with one and done. Smart needs to win just to prove he isn't the Charlie Strong of basketball.
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  3. dadrivr

    dadrivr 25+ Posts

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  4. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

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  5. dadrivr

    dadrivr 25+ Posts

    I hope you're right, but who knows. There have also been reports about NBA teams interested in him. People said the same thing about Brad Stephens...
  6. easy

    easy 1,000+ Posts

    need guard play to step up and they will be fine
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  7. sbmcruise

    sbmcruise 25+ Posts

    I still think he owes me a refund for last year's agony of a year without a point guard.
  8. txlandagent

    txlandagent 250+ Posts

    I'm impressed with the caliber of transfer commits he's picked up. Isom, Osetkowski and Long were savvy gets.
  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    We have a legit shot at Tugs

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  10. txlandagent

    txlandagent 250+ Posts

    A "source"eh Rothstien? He's just hijacking buzz. Let's continue to bask in our Mo Get Glory and leave the recruiting hype to next year...

    Considering we couldn't even get a soft commit from Bowen with Eric Davis and James Banks (both former teammates of his) in his ear, I don't see how Texas beats out Michigan St. There's just no way. We might have bumped up to a second choice after signing Mo, but real "sources" say Bowen to Sparty.
    Last edited: May 23, 2017 at 1:22 PM
  11. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Here is some more on the possibility of Shaka adding Bowen to this class

    "....According to a report .... Texas is a “legitimate landing spot” for the La Lumiere prospect, along with Oregon, UCLA, DePaul, and Creighton.

    Notice that there aren’t a lot of traditional basketball powers on that list other than UCLA, which hasn’t been much of a factor on the national stage for some time.

    In the 247Sports Crystal Ball projections for Bowen, DePaul and Oregon appear to have the most momentum, but there’s not exactly an industry consensus at this time.

    Given that the ‘Horns are reportedly surging, the most likely explanation is that the 6’7, 194-pounder simply hasn’t made up his mind.

    But the recent addition of No. 1 power forward Mohamed Bamba and the return of sophomore guard Andrew Jones could entice Bowen to come to Austin as the likely starting small forward for Smart.

    By adding a top-20 player nationally to a recruiting class that already ranks No. 4 in the 247Sports Composite team rankings, Texas could vault itself into a position of national contention.

    That would assume that a lot of things go right, including landing Bowen.

    Just don’t bet against Smart and his staff right now — they’ve pulled off a bigger miracle in the last five days."
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  12. Malcom

    Malcom 100+ Posts

    Brian Bowen can flat out play. This dude is is college/pro ready right now. I noticed him in Mcdonalds All Star game and the Jordan Classic...he seemed to do what ever he wanted with the ball against the best high school players in the nation. Would be a huge get for our program.
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  13. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  14. I35

    I35 2,500+ Posts

    From what I've seen on video and as impressed I am with our commits so far, Bowen would be the biggest of a stacked class. Bowen is something special.
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  15. txlandagent

    txlandagent 250+ Posts

    PG Coleman
    SG A. Jones
    SF Bowen
    PF Osetkowski
    C Bamba

    This freshman talent coupled with our veteran depth could absolutely make a title run in San Antonio. Lots of youth but definitely some cool heads and big bball IQ's.
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  16. txlandagent

    txlandagent 250+ Posts

    Y'all watched any Dylan O film lately? He can ball.
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  17. caryhorn

    caryhorn 2,500+ Posts

    And this^^^

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