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Owls acquire two Auburn transfers
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05-21-2012 09:58 AM
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Signing these two SEC-quality frontcourt players would be substantial additions to your squad. They would have 3 years of eligibility too, correct? Would they come as a package deal? I could see that being appealing to these two.
05-21-2012 10:18 AM
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Would love to get these guys in Black and Gold. Bucfaithful, I would assume you are correct. Thanks for sharing Mike.
05-21-2012 10:47 AM
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RE: The news you've been waiting for
6'10" Kouassi played 25 games last year with modest production: 10.2 minutes, 1.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.7 blocks.
http://www.auburntigers.com/sports/m-bas...mcume.html
But it looks like the 6'8" Morena did not play at all. If he redshirted, wouldn't he have 4 years?

Both guys were rated 90 with 3 stars by ESPN Insiders coming out of highschool. They join 6'7" freshman recruit Brandon Williams, rated 88 by ESPN. The highlight reels cited by MIke Hunt are sick, albeit against little competition.

These guys may be a little raw, but add these 3 to Markeith and you would be fielding a frontline with the best combination of size and athleticism that the ASun has seen since we've been in the league. Assuming of course that they don't show up playing like Matt Heramb and Mirza Medinic, you should have an impressive team by year's end.

Now we'll see what Preston can do with talent.
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RE: The news you've been waiting for
(05-21-2012 11:58 AM)Mike_Hunt Wrote:  I think both would redshirt this year by NCAA transfer rules. WK would at least. Guessing morena would have four years. Both of these guys have only been playing for about 5-6 years...a redshirt year for both would be huge in terms of skill, muscle and learning.

You're right about the transfer rules, we probably won't be seeing them on the floor for awhile. And they are raw. A midmajor probably suits their current playing level better than Auburn did.

What potential, though! It's remarkable the way that 6'8" Morena can put the ball on the floor and shoot with range after so little basketball experience. 6'10" Kouassi is much more athletic and can get off the floor better than the 6'11" JUCO from Oakland that ETSU had visit several weeks back.

But, how certain is this? Is Kennesaw going to have to keep their fingers crossed and wait to see if these guys actually enroll in the fall? Hoping in the meantime that the majors who were after these kids before don't snap them up?
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Wow. thats crazy if we can get those guys. Preston is recruiting his ass off.
05-21-2012 01:48 PM
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(05-21-2012 12:54 PM)swvabucsfan Wrote:  And they are raw. A midmajor probably suits their current playing level better than Auburn did.

What potential, though! It's remarkable the way that 6'8" Morena can put the ball on the floor and shoot with range after so little basketball experience. 6'10" Kouassi is much more athletic and can get off the floor better than the 6'11" JUCO from Oakland that ETSU had visit several weeks back.

The scary thing for opponents is that while these guys basketball maturity is at the midmajor level now, in two years, or perhaps even with a redshirt year, they could be playing at a SEC level.
05-21-2012 03:26 PM
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Yahtzee!!
05-21-2012 04:34 PM
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Big guy looks real raw. Meh. I never trust these big men from africa. They are usually rail thin and have no offense game. But I guess a shotblocker is still better than Osehmen who cant do anything.
05-23-2012 11:37 PM
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RE: The news you've been waiting for
Owls had a big African guy back in the 90's....he was not skinny, about 270. Played hard, played defense and was a threat enough on offense to have to guard him everytime he had the ball. Saying that, I hear what you're saying. A lot of basketball players are skinny these days. For that matter, they always have been. To get a big guy with an all around game, we'd need to be a little more prominent. They go to the big schools...
05-24-2012 05:14 PM
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