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Percy Gibson IOWA STATE
Gibson is a 6'8 240 lb PF from Detroit. Class of 2011 Another pickup for Fred Hoiberg, who got a 2012 forward Geogrs Niang last week. Originally was a Dayton commit but since Gregory left, his lead recruiter Cornell Mann went to ISU so it was fitting that he ended up there. Really not much video or info out there. Consensus 3 star.
Patrick Heckmann BOSTON COLLEGE
Really not much on him, but from what I read it sounds like a decent pickup for Steve Donahue. German 6'6 wing, paul Biancardi called it a steal. Sounds like a drive to the basket guy, still a developing shooter. Sounds like a defensive guy too. 2011 recruit if he can qualify.
Daouda Soumaoro TEXAS TECH
Billy Clyde at work, this time recruiting New York. 6'9 (or 10) and about 215 pounds. PF/C combo from Mali. ESPN evaluation mentions his speed as an advantage and being an active rebounded plus an overall versatile player.
Quantel Denson MISSOURI
JUCO guy. 6'8 255 lbs from Hutchinson CC in Kansas. First 2012 guy for Haith (hes gotten a few for '13)
It's all I got.
Thomas DeThay NORTH CAROLINA STATE
6'8 230 guy in the Canary Islands from Belgium. Class of 2011. Apparently can shoot.
Has a video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VblmD2EcjRo&feature=player_embedded
Dwight Miller TENNESSEE
Cuonzo Martin is on a roll. Tons of sleepers, lets see if it works out. 6'8 240, which is what the Vols just need since Harris and Hopson went pro. Another JUCO, he originally went to Pitt and redshirted but went back to Texas at Midland College. Originally from the Bahamas.
Jamari Traylor KANSAS
IMG Academy putting out more good players. Traylor is a 6'7 PF who is going to the Jayhawks. This commit makes sense with what was said in this article (not sure how credible) http://www.examiner.com/kansas-jayhawks-in-topeka/deandre-daniels-still-mum-on-decision. Self's last few guys look to be solid guys sho could improve over 4 years. I though Josh Selby's impact was overrated and his demeanor wasn't very positive anyways. Strong, athletic but must work on some finishing skills. Late pick up but he should help ease the pain of the Morris twins leaving along with Braden Anderson. (by ease the pain, I mean by not very much)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_ZhjdIvzRw (older video, read the description on Anthony Davis haha)
In transfer news, George Mason forward Luke Hancock to Louisville. Averaged 10 points as a sophomore, left after Larranaga went to south beach. Alex Johnson is headed to NCST out of Cal St Bakersfield. Has 1 year left and can play right away. From grassroots Canada and averaged 13.3 PPG as a Junior 5-10 guard.
If your wondering, Retin Ojomoh, Trevor Lacey (both UA commits), Torain Graham, Sterling Gibbs, and Patrick Rooks were discussed in other threads. Justin Anderson is considering dropping Maryland for Virginia but it isn't official yet, though it could be close. Nick Fasut also decided to stay with Maryland.
This post was edited by Hot Sauce on 5/22/2011 at 8:36 PM
If that is true about Soumaoro, which 4 returnees are getting kicked off the team? Tech already has 8 signees to LOIs and 8 returning players.
Good info Hot Sauce.... thanks for posting this!
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DeThay can shoot! This is a very nice pick up by NC State. Once he acclimates to the fast pace of the ACC (won't be easy) this guy will be a valuable contributor.
One example of this comes from Arizona junior center Kyryl Natyazhko who was a top 100 player in his class a few years ago. Incredible talent, but admittedly had the hardest time adjusting to the speed of the American game. At 6-foot-10, he's finally there after two full seasons and will be utilized to screen in the mid-range areas and work the pick and pop off of Arizona's penetrating wing players.
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I'll be interested to follow Hancock from GMU, solid player.
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