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Old 03-23-2016, 08:53 PM
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I hadn't seen much on him and I had wondered if it might be academic qualification problems.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:36 PM
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our staff was in Iowa today scouting juco kids
https://twitter.com/JucoRecruiting/s...51437635788801

Here's their players & stats
http://njcaa.org/sports/mbkb/2015-16...ge?view=lineup

my guess - perhaps Emmitt Holt, the ex-IU Hoosier ? But quite possibly some of the others.. Rian Holland was once a Wichita Shocker
...he and DeBerry each hit about 50% from the 3-pt arc - and DeBerry was once commmitted to UW-Green Bay to play for Coach Wardle then backed out & went juco!
http://www.jsonline.com/sports/preps...207812561.html
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:49 PM
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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...
Visiting Texas State this weekend
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:52 AM
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Leland Green - still open, just visited UTEP...
former Bradley recruit Leland Green just committed to Hawaii



there are certainly others but here's the ones I am aware of that we have pursued recently


2016 recruits:
Kavell Bigby-Williams - we have offered - leaning towards bigger schools
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Freddie McSwain, Jr. - just offered & just visited
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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
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
Leland Green - just committed to Hawaii


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Old 04-04-2016, 02:26 AM
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Updated, with the guys who have verballed - like Xavier Bishop (UMKC) & Godwin Boahen (UIC) - removed and a few new names added with links
..and check out the newest updates on several of the recrits

2016 recruits:
Kavell Bigby-Williams - we have offered - leaning towards bigger schools - LINK - Colorado, Oregon, Texas all pushing hard
Freddie McSwain, Jr. - just offered & just visited - LINK - will visit Kansas State this coming weekend & Indiana April 18
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
Jerrell DeBerry - shot almost 50% from 3-pt but just broke hand so may be off radar
Emmitt Holt - ex-IU Hoosier - we went there to visit
Rian Holland - ex-Wichita Shocker, shot 50% from 3-pt - we went there to visit
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
Daeshon Francis - scarcity of offers is kinda troubling, someone knows something - even has his handlers begging for offers
Richardson Maitre - Offered by & VISITING Boston College soon
Zion Morgan - decommitted from Valpo - reopened recruitment, playing spring AAU - strangely NOT getting offers - usually a disturbing sign- we are likely also watching his HS teammate Nick Robinson
Nick Robinson - gotta see these new highlights!!! - LINK
Nate Taphorn - could be available in 2016 as a grad-transfer - another link - already talking about graduation...but gets absolutely ZERO respect at Northwestern and PT not likely to improve
Charles Tucker - again, highly touted but very scarce offers - maybe land at Texas State
Daniel Soetan - LINK - stock has fallen - no new offers in months
Derrick Walker - moved to Sunrise Prep, still mentions Bradley offer- still unsigned and getting very few offers - a bad sign
Ben Coupet - still available - not sure if "qualified"- the lack of much recruiting news on such a talented kid usually means bad academics

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Old 04-07-2016, 09:38 AM
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Former UW-Green Bay player Daeshon Francis just verbally committed to Stephen F. Austin.
https://verbalcommits.com/players/daeshon-francis
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:40 PM
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Bradley coaches are in Florida tomorrow (Fri 4/8 ) for a private workout with Jerome Merritt at Oldsmar, Florida.
http://bradleyfans.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26238
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Old 04-08-2016, 05:34 PM
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Bradley coaches are in Florida tomorrow (Fri 4/8 ) for a private workout with Jerome Merritt at Oldsmar, Florida.
http://bradleyfans.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26238
Bradley just offered Jerome Merritt.
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:57 PM
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The remaining talent pool from junior colleges and from high schools and prep schools right now is so thin, and the leftover available players Bradley could get so borderline in ability to help next year, that it might make more sense to our coaches to hold one or both scholarships and focus on recruiting the much deeper class of 2017. Since we will have no seniors next season, if they use both available 2016 scholarships now, there would be none available for next year (unless more players leave).
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:24 PM
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or use one of our scholarships to take a grad-transfer if one is available that can help right away - that way the scholarship is available still for 2017 and can be used again..
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:58 PM
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I concur with DC about the talent being thin at this time. It might be the best to hang onto scholarships instead of just settling for warm bodies as we have done in the past. However, this means we might need better luck to land impact players next year than we have had in the past.

Of course, I'm not on the recruiting trail with the coaches and not an basketball insider.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:16 PM
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Jerelle DeBerry - former Wardle commit when at Green Bay - commits to Kent State
Rian Holland - former Shocker who hit 50% from the arc - commits to Mercer
Former BU Recruit Tyquone Greer signs with Hofstra
Former IU Hoosier Emmitt Holt visiting Providence who are going after him hard
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:52 PM
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Another former Bradley recruit just decommitted from UNLV and has reopened his recruiting.
Carlos Johnson, who was offered by Brian Wardle back in May, 2015, eventually committed to UNLV. But with all the coaching changes at UNLV, he has decided to reopen his recruiting.
https://verbalcommits.com/players/carlos-johnson

Info from Recruiting board-
http://bradleyfans.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25358

He is a 6'5", 220 pound physical forward, who would fill a real need for Bradley.
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Old 04-19-2016, 03:13 AM
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will try to update this list...there are certainly some other names - even some we have threads about,
but these all had serious offers or interest in the recent couple months..

2016 recruits:

These two have recent offers...
Hunter Rhodes - from Canton - a very good shooter
Rodney Culver - just recently offered
Nate Taphorn - could be available in 2016 as a grad-transfer - another link - already talking about graduation...but gets absolutely ZERO respect at Northwestern and PT not likely to improve - would love to see at BU


These are probably not gonna happen now...
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
Richardson Maitre - puzzling scarcity of offers, still playing AAU!
Zion Morgan - decommitted from Valpo - reopened recruitment, playing spring AAU - strangely NOT getting offers


These seem way off our radar at this point...
Charles Tucker - again, highly touted but very scarce offers - maybe land at Texas State
Daniel Soetan - LINK - stock has fallen - no new offers in months

Derrick Walker - moved to Sunrise Prep, still mentions Bradley offer- still unsigned and getting very few offers & playing AAU against 15, 16 & 17-yr olds - a bad sign
Ben Coupet - still available - not sure if "qualified"- the lack of much recruiting news on such a talented kid usually means bad academics
Montrell Dixson - still strangely no offers - and still playing AAU - generally that means recruiters know something


Committed elsewhere........
Emmitt Holt - ex-IU Hoosier - Just verballed to Providence
Kavell Bigby-Williams - Commits to Oregon
Freddie McSwain, Jr. - just offered & just visited - down to Indiana vs. K-State
David Burrell - doubt he ever had a BU offer but verballed to East Tennessee State
Jerrell DeBerry - verballed to Kent State
Rian Holland - just verballed to Mercer
Daeshon Francis - verballed to Stephen F. Austin
Nick Robinson -verballed to St. Joseph's


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Emmitt Holt off the board - just verballed to Providence
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:24 PM
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juco Charles Tucker off the board - signed with Sacred Heart
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:47 PM
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Rodney Culver - who visited Bradley and who had a Bradley offer..
just verballed to Ohio
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:21 PM
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I suspect after the commitment of Jerome Merritt, our coaches pulled back any offer or interest in Culver, a very similar 6'5" athletic wing.
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:47 PM
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2016 recruits:
...not many left that we know are still being pursued...perhaps our staff are turning towards the 2017 guys...


Hunter Rhodes - from Canton - a very good shooter- we recently offered
Nate Taphorn - could be available - no word yet, may need 'til summer to become grad studentin 2016 as a grad-transfer - another link - already talking about graduation...but gets absolutely ZERO respect at Northwestern and PT not likely to improve - would love to see at BU


These are probably not gonna happen now...
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. Thomas not getting much interest
Richardson Maitre - puzzling scarcity of offers, still playing AAU!



These seem way off our radar at this point...

Daniel Soetan - LINK - stock has fallen - no new offers in months- kinda looking at Chicago State vs. DII

Derrick Walker - moved to Sunrise Prep, still mentions Bradley offer- still unsigned and getting very few offers & playing AAU against 15, 16 & 17-yr olds - a bad sign
Montrell Dixson - still strangely no offers - and still playing AAU - generally that means recruiters know something...

then lastly...
Ben Coupet - still available - not sure if "qualified"- the lack of much recruiting news on such a talented kid usually means bad academics
Gotta remember - at one time Ben Coupet was ranked in the TOP THREE players in his class in the entire COUNTRY, and #1 in Illinois Class of 2016!
Wow- has he fallen - now he's about to graduate and still hardly has any offers...as I said above, recruiters clearly must know something.


Committed elsewhere........
Zion Morgan - decommitted from Valpo - reopened recruitment, playing spring AAU - but now going the prep route & will become 2017 recruit - grades?
Charles Tucker - again, highly touted but very scarce offers - finally verballed to Sacred Heart, a DI that's barely beyond the transitioning period from DII
Rodney Culver - BU offered but chose Ohio
Emmitt Holt - ex-IU Hoosier - Just verballed to Providence
Kavell Bigby-Williams - Commits to Oregon
Freddie McSwain, Jr. - BU offered and were in the running but he pared down to Indiana vs. K-State & chose Indiana
David Burrell - doubt he ever had a BU offer but verballed to East Tennessee State
Jerrell DeBerry - verballed to Kent State
Rian Holland - just verballed to Mercer
Daeshon Francis - verballed to Stephen F. Austin
Nick Robinson -verballed to St. Joseph's

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Old 04-27-2016, 10:55 PM
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Here is an interesting name I came across-
https://verbalcommits.com/players/xavier-mcdaniel-jr

Xavier McDaniel, Jr. commits to Texas-Rio Grande Valley (used to be Texas-Pan Am, but the name changed when they merged with The University of Texas at Brownsville).
Most fans will recall his father, Xavier McDaniel, who was a consensus 1st team All American player for Wichita State in 1985 when he lead the country in scoring and rebounding. He was a pretty good NBA player, too.
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