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Old 03-05-2016, 12:20 AM
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Gillette College posts a HUGE win over Miles Community College 105-68, to move to 31-1
Kavell Bigby-Williams had 25 pts
they advance to play Casper at 7pm (Mountain) on Saturday for the Region IX Championship and the bid to the National Tourney
- should be streamed here
http://www.ojc.edu/athletics/rattlertv.aspx
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:56 AM
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Current juco stats of some of the junior college kids whose names have been mentioned:

Hunter Rhodes (seen on far right here)- 13.3 ppg, 47.4% 3-pt shooting (11th best in the NATION), 3.0 rpg, 4.0 apg, Assist to Turnover Ration 121/30 (4th best in the NATION), team is 25-4, ranked #6 and have advanced all the way to the NJCAA DII Region XI Championship game today at Kirkwood.

Kavell Bigby-Williams- 17.4 ppg, 58.9% FG shooting (#43 Nationally), 13.9 rpg (#1 Nationally), 6.0 blocks per game (#1 Nationally), team is 31-1 and headed to the National Tournament

Freddie McSwain- 14.3 ppg, 54.4% FG accuracy, 9.0 rpg (#23 Nationally), team is 29-5 and headed to National Tournament

Michael Tucker- 13.9 ppg, 55.8% FG accuracy, 7.4 rpg, team has completed their season 24-8


also - one note on Pekin native Nate Taphorn - a current junior and potential grad transfer at Northwestern..
He has only appeared in one of the last five games, and has a grand total of 103 minutes played in the 18 games played since CHhristmas -
while he had played 111 minutes in just the seven games prior to that before Big Ten league play.
Additionally, two of the key guys - both forwards as well - getting playing time ahead of Nate, Joey Zegeren & Vic Law, are injured and done for the season, and still Nate did not get off the bench for even one minute of playing time in the last game against Penn State.
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:46 PM
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...Nick Robinson
Nick Robinson - gotta see these new highlights!!! - LINK...
despite some reports that we are following and that we have offered...it appears he is not one of the likely 2016 prospects for BU...
in a new, current interview, Kenwood's Nick Robinson talks about his offers and his upcoming visits, but does not mention Bradley
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:23 AM
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There are reports from Tuesday night that our coaching staff was present at the National Prep Championships to watch the game between Northfield Mount Hermon (Gill, MA) & Elev8Hoops (Delray Beach, FL) that NMH won 93-79.
NMH now advances to play Hargrave Wednesday for the title.

NMH's best players are Ian Sistare (2016), 6-9 Matt DeWolf (2017), and 6-8 Nate Laszewski (2017), Andrew Platek (2017), Kellan Grady (2107), and AJ Brodeur (2016, committed to Penn)

Elev8 has Leroy Butts (2016), Rodney Culver, Jr. (2016), 6-10 Levi Cook (2016), Tyson Jolly (2016 - Cal commit), AJ Wilson (2017)

After the game there was a separate report that Bradley had offered Elev8Hoops' Rodney Culver, a 6-5 Class of 2016 shooting guard who had 27 points in the game.
http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/rodney-culver-jr
https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/maple/186634
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:15 AM
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DR mentions David Burrell as a BU recruiting target - can't really find much on him...
http://athletics.southwest.tn.edu/me...d-burrell.html

he's a sophomore juco player at Southwest Tennessee Community College, originally from Milwaukee - so that would likely be the connection where Brian Wardle first got to know Burrell
He graduated high school in 2013 from Milwaukee Hamilton, then did a year of prep school at "Believe Prep" in Rock Hill, South Carolina - then the past 2 years in juco but 2014-15 he spent at Southwest Mississippi Community College averaging 7 ppg & 6.4 rpg.
This year at Southwest Tennessee (nickname "Saluquis") he averages [url=http://njcaa.org/sports/mbkb/2015-16/div1/players/davidburrellwybs15.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg[/url] for his 28-4 squad
He was recently named MVC of their Conference - LINK
So if goes DI it will be his 5th school since he finished high school. David is not related to the Burrell Bradley currently has on the WBB team.

Wichita was recruiting him while he was Believe Prep


Here's an interesting article...back in 2010 when David Burrell was just a freshman in high school -
he took a visit to Wisconsin and the article mentions Burrell along with some other kids whose names might be familiar...
"Menomonee Falls junior forward J.P. Tokoto, La Crosse Aquinas sophomore guard Bronson Koenig, ..Sheboygan Lutheran junior forward and UW recruit Sam Decker....
...Traevon Jackson from Westerville, Ohio, 6-10 forward Frank Kaminsky from Lisle, Ill. (Benet Academy), 6-foot guard George Marshall from Chicago (Brooks) and 6-8 forward Jarrod Uthoff from Cedar Rapids (Jefferson)."


http://host.madison.com/sports/colle...cc4c002e0.html
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Old 03-12-2016, 03:01 PM
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updated based on recent info....


2016 recruits:
Kavell Bigby-Williams - we have offered - LINK - headed to Nationals
Freddie McSwain, Jr. - just offered, putting up good numbers - LINK - headed to Nationals
Hunter Rhodes - from Canton - a very good shooter
Rodney Culver - just recently offered
David Burrell - a new name - not much connects him to BU yet
Justin Thomas - Indianapolis Pike point guard first mentioned here over 3 months ago - LINK--> also here- LINK LINK- probably backed off now that we have a commit from PG Darrell Brown
Justin Roberts - of Lawrence, KS HS - but he's not listing an offer from us
Daeshon Francis -
Richardson Maitre - Offered by & VISITING Boston College soon
Zion Morgan - decommitted from Valpo - reopened recruitment - we are likely also watching his HS teammate Nick Robinson
Nick Robinson - gotta see these new highlights!!! - LINK
Xavier Bishop - point guard from Springfield - also putting up very good numbers
Nate Taphorn - could be available in 2016 as a grad-transfer - another link - already talking about graduation...
Charles Tucker
Leland Green - still open, just visited UTEP
Daniel Soetan - LINK
Godwin Boahen - just got offer from UC-Davis!
Derrick Walker - moved to Sunrise Prep, still mentions Bradley offer
Ben Coupet - still available - not sure if "qualified"- one article says he is now 6-9- but barely any mention of him since before Christmas - here's one comment from Sun Times writer
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:08 AM
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Our staff will be in Hutchinson, KS for the NJCAA Juco Nationals!
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:51 AM
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Freddie McSwain from yesterday


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Old 03-15-2016, 10:29 AM
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One-time BU recruit Charles Tucker's season ended with Panola College losing to Nationally #1 ranked Trinity Valley...
But, he remains uncommitted and one of the top uncommitted juco point guards in the nation!

He averages 14 ppg and hits 42% from the arc......
and he is 2nd in the nation with nearly nine assists per game and an Assist/Turnover Ratio of 3:1
He had visited Bradley but i do not know the current status of whether he holds an offer...
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:34 PM
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Freddie McSwain had 19 pts, 11 rebs in today's loss to Gillette

Kavell Bigby-Williams had 13 pts, 9 rebs, and 10 blocks for Gillette (one reb short of a triple-double)


One other BU recruit still playing...
David Burrell had 17 pts, 3 reb in SW Tennesse's 73-72 win over North Idaho - LINK


N. Idaho has a guy on their squad with this name
Zaequan Ziggy - he had 6 pts off the bench

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Old 03-16-2016, 10:40 AM
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Now that Neosho has lost and Freddie McSwain is done and won't be on the court in Hutchinson any more...
maybe his new offers could die out...
He is a very good athlete -

Currently he has almost 20 offers that include....
Abilene Christian
Mercer
Troy
Old Dominion
Stephen F. Austin
Tennessee Tech
Southern
Georgia Southern
Florida A&M
Jacksonville
Jacksonville State
Florida Atlantic
Sam Houston
Maryland-Eastern Shore
Miami (OH)
Southern Indiana
BRADLEY

I know which one I'd pick - and I hope Freddie makes the best choice...



Kavell Bigby-Williams likewise has numerous offers but Bradley is one of his best options at this time...
especially INSTANT playing time and won't be some backup or fall-back option
especially if he wants to play alongside his good friend and teammate from the British U20 National team, similarly hyphenated Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye
Again - I hope KBW make the wisest decision - but if has more dominant games in the NJCAA Nationals, then he's gonna be spotted by plenty of other coaches...
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:15 PM
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I have heard/read a couple different sources that BU target Kavell Bigby-Williams is blowing up...
His near triple-double in front of 50 college coaches and recruiters and at the top level in the juco Nationals has every school offering...
Mizzou, Arizona State, Oregon, IL, K-State, Alabama, UTEP- all mentioned

one of the national writers just tweeted about him
https://twitter.com/ebosshoops/statu...51753241837568
https://twitter.com/ebosshoops/statu...51917788577792

I am thinking we are up against stiff competition
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Old 03-19-2016, 05:16 PM
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Freddie McSwain has set his visit to Bradley for this coming week..
Kavell Bigby-Williams getting strong interest from Oregon
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:05 AM
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now the big time offers are rolling in..
Texas offers Bigby-Williams - LINK

There's even articles that he might be able to play in the NBA!
http://www.midnightmadness.tv/about-...ke-the-league/
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I wonder which team has the better 'resources'? I doubt that it is Bradley.
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:15 PM
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Bradley's resources do not depend on our honorable representatives in Springfield
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I think he is really talking about the kind of under the table "resources" like when Coach Calipari, Coach Self, and a handful of other coaches who stop at nothing are able to use to get the players they want.
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Old 03-22-2016, 03:05 PM
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There are reports from Tuesday night that our coaching staff was present at the ....game between Northfield Mount Hermon (Gill, MA) & Elev8Hoops (Delray Beach, FL) .....Rodney Culver, Jr. (2016)...
Rodney Culver, who holds a recent offer from Bradley, visited Bradley this past weekend...so he must be a pretty serious target - no word of any verbal, but our staff keeping it out of the press and not trumpeting all the visits or using the local press to boast about them like Geno used to do.

Freddie McSwain is coming for visit this weekend...
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:32 AM
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Talked with someone who is friends with Coach Wardle and he told this person that he's very happy with where the team is at right now. This person didn't want to go into any more detail about what coach said other than he's really excited about the point guard from Memphis. And I do think this coaching staff doesn't want much out there about potential recruits as they seem to specialize in trying to find diamonds in the rough.
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Here's a short list of the 2017 recruits....
Romon Douglas-Watkins....
Manual's Romon Douglas-Watkins has gotten his first DI offer from Green Bay..
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