With the news of Winston verbalizing to SDSU, where does that put us with our last scholarship? I would have loved having a wing player that is a play maker, but we need to realize Snell, Walker, and Williams will all be back next year. I'm more concerned about our presence down low to help out Kirk, Aget, and Bairstow.
With that being said, what type of player do we go after? Any ideas on who we go after or are going after?
Don't forget Nick Banyard and Devon Williams, though they will only be freshmen.
One name that has come up is juco big man Matt Korcheck. Though he supposedly would prefer to redshirt next year wherever he goes.
Mark says there are legit back ups, but SA recently said he would save the final spot? Interesting to see how it plays out.
I would expect that we will use that scholarship this spring on someone for next season.
Last edited by LoboMike; 02-16-2012 at 01:36 PM.
Looks like we should be a recruiting presence at the NJCAA tournament. Hopefully we'll find an immediate contributor for the four spot.
what little I've seen I would think they are more like 3's at this level.
I think Williams will transition to a full wing (2/3). The Tony Snell route.
Unless you can grab a BIG time talent (yes I mean many stars even though some of you love to say they don't matter) then I'd say save it for 2013 for a dude like April. A big man transfer from a BCS school would be worth a look even if it requires a full season sit out.
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Is it too late in the game to go after Zena Edosomwan, Philip Nolan, or Anthony January? 6'8", 6'10", 6'8" respectively.
Last edited by GiJoeRay; 02-16-2012 at 03:14 PM.
How about another big Aussie, from down under?
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Although, I do believe that Coach Alford said that the fourth scholarship would be saved, I don't believe this hardworking staff ever stops recruiting. If the Lobos continue to push themselves unto the national stage this season, I suspect that a player or two would look upon them favorably. I still remember Kendall Williams coming in, out of the blue, to visit late in the recruiting process. There are HS players every year that ultimately decide to backoff an earlier commitment.
Many quality, highly regarded, D1 BB players will be looking for better situations for themselves after the season. A quality transfer is worth waiting a year for. Drew Gordon is a prime example. I wonder how many players will choose to leave UCLA at the close of the season.
Lobos are not lacking for talent and will do well regardless. Lobos are loaded in the backcourt
and will be even tougher to beat next season. A lot is riding on the complete recovery of Alex Kirk from his back injury. He will become the Lobo's scoring threat under the basket next season. I suspect , Hugh Greenwood and Cameron Bairstow will be seriously considered for roster spots on the Austrailian Olympic team. This very young team will continue to grow and mature into something special.
I anticipate another very good player added to the roster as I know this hardworking staff never stops recruiting.
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I watched some tape on Dyshawn Pierre who we have offered, not sure whether we are still after him or not, but he is a good ballhandling inside/out 3 about 6'6 who would be a real asset.
Back in town for the 'Vegas game -- the X-tended family will have to make do with the AFA & BSU tix -- and have been amazed at how much positive energy there is -- here on this board, and all around the place, wherever I happen to go. It's beginning to look and sound like some old gold glory times I am quite happy to recall. <g>
Due to the crazy coaching carousel that occurs every single year, doubtless there will be some talented, hard-working young ballplayer somewhere who won't like the personality and/or game-plan of the newly hired regime. A staff that they did not sign up to play for. Thus, some will surely want to transfer to a school where the coach & coaching staff are solid, established, and 5-year proven winners. Coach Alford has clearly established that he can indeed help make any transfer, any player -- better than they are. Athletically and academically. Tougher life-scratching cat all around, for that matter. I do believe this is becoming more widely known, coast to coast, as the years go by.
But WRT to the specific question posed -- I'd rather see them hold onto the last scholarship until next year. Only 2 seniors and there may well already be 2 commitments? Bryce and the young guy from Indiana who gave a verbal... forget his name just now. So, you'd want to keep options open for the remaining 3rd scholarship -- again, assuming Bryce would want one, or get one, or would he even accept walk-on status?
Whyso? Success this year translates to greater, more wide-ranging interest from a larger pool of recruits -- next year. Yeh, you bet, this year's success in not yet fully realized, there's lots left to do. But, hard to deny that the perceived success of UNM BB in general and SA & Staff in particular is growing greater each and every week. I even hear about it and read about on the Left Coast -- MUCH moreso than ever before.
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Coach will land us another stud. We are on the rise. Can't wait for tomorrows game. Go Lobos
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I cant release the names but trust me. Im not just blowing smoke because we lost out on a recruit. These names are big time.
When the times right but trust me. Dont hang your heads! UNM is a hot team right now and people are noticing!
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