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RE: Men's Basketball Recruiting
New offer out to 6-8 2018 G Drew Peterson, who I assume we saw play during the live period. Best offer is from Tulane. He's rail thin and is actually listed as a combo guard by some services. 247 has him as a top 300 player with interest from the likes of Stanford, Northwestern, and Michigan. From the very brief video I've seen of him it looks like he can shoot the heck out of it, and with his height, there aren't too many guys he can't get it over.
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Couple more recruiting updates:

-2018 Mac McClung, who said a couple months ago that Rice was one of the schools he was hearing from most, got an offer from Rutgers to add to his offer from Georgetown. He's probably going to pick up a bunch more power offers, so we might be priced out soon.

-2019 G Jordan Simmons seems to be heavily involved with Rice on social media. I haven't found too much info on him, apart from him being a PG from Dallas, but he follows the entire coaching staff and has liked tweets from Rice Basketball's account.

-2019 Anderson Kopp got an offer from Texas A&M. He's part of the Houston family that has shown interest in Rice. Unfortunately, it's possible Texas A&M realized Anderson wants to play with his older brother (who was just offered by A&M), and is trying to sweeten the deal.

-Also, 2018 7-3 Connor Vanover who visited Rice a couple weeks ago is drawing more interest from some SEC schools, so we'll see how his recruiting process plays out.
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(07-14-2017 09:15 PM)elw4796 Wrote:  -Also, 2018 7-3 Connor Vanover who visited Rice a couple weeks ago is drawing more interest from some SEC schools, so we'll see how his recruiting process plays out.

This article says Connor got offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Alabama and Vanderbilt in 2015.

Both of his parents are 6-3 -- and he has two 7-1 older twin brothers. (One plays for Central Arkansas, the other gave up basketball in sixth grade and is "presumably the tallest saxaphone player in the history of marching band at Alabama.") Connor reached 7 feet tall in eighth grade.

He likes to shoot from outside:




Their mom (maiden name: Robyn Irwin) played center for the Razorbacks 1986-89. They were 6-0 vs the Owls during those years. She still holds the Arkansas record for most blocked shots in a game (9) and is also in the Razorbacks' record book for rebounds and free-throw shooting percentage.
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Offered 6'4" 2018 G Trey Murphy III from NC. Looks like a shooter. Not many offers yet.

http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/news_art...y-academy-

Apparently that's old and he's pushing 6'6" now.
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(07-15-2017 12:15 AM)Almadenmike Wrote:  
(07-14-2017 09:15 PM)elw4796 Wrote:  -Also, 2018 7-3 Connor Vanover who visited Rice a couple weeks ago is drawing more interest from some SEC schools, so we'll see how his recruiting process plays out.

This article says Connor got offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Alabama and Vanderbilt in 2015.

Both of his parents are 6-3 -- and he has two 7-1 older twin brothers. (One plays for Central Arkansas, the other gave up basketball in sixth grade and is "presumably the tallest saxaphone player in the history of marching band at Alabama.") Connor reached 7 feet tall in eighth grade.

He likes to shoot from outside:




Their mom (maiden name: Robyn Irwin) played center for the Razorbacks 1986-89. They were 6-0 vs the Owls during those years. She still holds the Arkansas record for most blocked shots in a game (9) and is also in the Razorbacks' record book for rebounds and free-throw shooting percentage.

Did his dad play football at Rice? (Jeff)? Possibly a nephew or cousin?
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New offer to 2019 Wing Drake London. He's 6-5 out of California.
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(07-15-2017 08:33 PM)Rick Gerlach Wrote:  
(07-15-2017 12:15 AM)Almadenmike Wrote:  
(07-14-2017 09:15 PM)elw4796 Wrote:  -Also, 2018 7-3 Connor Vanover who visited Rice a couple weeks ago is drawing more interest from some SEC schools, so we'll see how his recruiting process plays out.

This article says Connor got offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Alabama and Vanderbilt in 2015.

Both of his parents are 6-3 -- and he has two 7-1 older twin brothers. (One plays for Central Arkansas, the other gave up basketball in sixth grade and is "presumably the tallest saxaphone player in the history of marching band at Alabama.") Connor reached 7 feet tall in eighth grade.

He likes to shoot from outside:




Their mom (maiden name: Robyn Irwin) played center for the Razorbacks 1986-89. They were 6-0 vs the Owls during those years. She still holds the Arkansas record for most blocked shots in a game (9) and is also in the Razorbacks' record book for rebounds and free-throw shooting percentage.

Did his dad play football at Rice? (Jeff)? Possibly a nephew or cousin?

Jeff's dad (Finis) played football at McNeese State. He was an offensive lineman at Beaumont French and a center at McNeese (1973-76). (Jeff lettered at Rice in 2000 and 2002-3.)

None of the Arkansas Vanovers are mentioned in the 2013 obituary of Jeff's grandfather (Finis' father), Kenna.

Connor's dad, Chris, did not play basketball. He said in an article, self-dispariginly, that his son Justin (who's the saxophone player at Alabama) "got all his athleticism from his father ... Not well-coordinated." Chris has computer science degrees from U. Arkansas & U. Alabama.

None of Chris' Vanover Facebook friends are Finis, Jeff or from Beaumont.

So it would appear that if they are related, it's probably not a close relation.
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Saw a tweet that Coach Pera is at the AAU game between YGC36 and Basketball University (both Texas teams). Bunch of guys on both teams that we've been connected to or are possibly interested in:

2018 G Kyler Edwards (Texas - Arlington)
2018 G Isaac Likekele (Texas - Arlington)
2018 F Zac Watson (Texas - Dallas)...he also mentioned us in a Scout article about schools he's looking at
2019 G Javonne Lowery (Texas - Pearland)
2019 F Will Baker (Texas - Austin) 4*

Also of note, and this one will please those clamoring for Rice to target local guys, from Houston 2018 PG Nigel Hawkins: “SFA, Texas A&M, South Florida, Oral Roberts, & Rice have been pursuing me the most so far and I like that they are going to give me the opportunity to play early and to win. Location and playing style won’t impact my decision really.”
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Missed this but we offered 2018 C Brady Heiman out of Nebraska. He has a few offers from mids.
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Mac McClung to Rutgers. Tough loss. Between his athleticism, internet fame, and familial connections he would've brought some positive attention to the program.
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