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2017 Hoops Recruiting
If you follow what Matt Brady does in recruiting, he's often the first guy, or one of the first, to offer a player (look at the dates on the VC site). Many times that player then takes off and becomes a highly targeted recruit. That was the case with Marquell Fraser, who opted for VCU as a late add for them.

If you look at the verbal commits site, JMU is on several three and four star recruits for 2017. If you look more closely still, they're on a 4-star small forward in Hameir Wright (6-8), a 4-star power forward in Daniel Mading (6-9) and a five-star, 6-11 power forward in Bamba. Bamba is being recruited by Duke, Kentucky and Syracuse to name a few. Who was the first to offer him? JMU. (The ESPN site has the first two guys listed as considering JMU, but not Bamba...that's actually where I first noticed this).

With respect to 2016 recruiting, I watched a very brief video on Zach Hollywood. He looks like he's got a chance to be a good player. Can really shoot the ball, can score from the outside and inside, has basketball IQ and has some hops and explosiveness around the rim (all things I had heard about him). He doesn't have great lateral quickness, though, and is extremely thin. Will be interesting to watch him develop.
12-19-2015 12:19 PM
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It has been a lesson in adverse selection for sure
12-19-2015 01:03 PM
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Basketball recruiting is tough to follow for me so I don't even really try. You have kids getting offers in 9th grade and stuff and with all of these offseason teams and AAU teams and stuff, it's just impossible to really even think much about until signing day.
12-19-2015 04:28 PM
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I saw where JMU offered a PG from Newport News yesterday. He's a smaller PG but seems like a scorer. On social media he's listed as 2016 however on some other sites he's listed as 2017. I know they have an offer out to another PG from NC (Jordan Shepherd) for 2016.
12-19-2015 05:51 PM
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Maybe it is time to extend our coach's contract. This will take our coach out of lame duck status and assure the potential recruits they will be playing for the coaches who recruited them.
12-20-2015 05:18 PM
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(12-20-2015 05:18 PM)Sr Townie for JMU Wrote:  Maybe it is time to extend our coach's contract. This will take our coach out of lame duck status and assure the potential recruits they will be playing for the coaches who recruited them.

I have no inside info at all but I would think that'll happen soon.
12-20-2015 05:50 PM
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Name of that kid offered over the weekend is something like Jermaine Marrow. Plays at Heritage High in Newport News. He's not very big...most often listed around 5-10. He's been putting up big numbers this season and was rewarded with national player of the week by someone if you look at the tweets by his name. He was a 2016 player but reclassified to 2017. Not sure where that stands.

Made the comments I made on this thread to show that Brady has an eye for talent, not to suggest that we should all follow recruiting. It's unusual, in any event, for JMU to be involved with three guys rated 4 stars or better at this point and it's probably a pipe dream to think the Dukes would get any one of those guys.

I think the Dukes really need a point guard for the 2016 class. Jordan Shepherd is one of the prime targets for that at this juncture.
12-21-2015 11:12 AM
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(12-21-2015 11:12 AM)Dukes84 Wrote:  Name of that kid offered over the weekend is something like Jermaine Marrow. Plays at Heritage High in Newport News. He's not very big...most often listed around 5-10. He's been putting up big numbers this season and was rewarded with national player of the week by someone if you look at the tweets by his name. He was a 2016 player but reclassified to 2017. Not sure where that stands.

Made the comments I made on this thread to show that Brady has an eye for talent, not to suggest that we should all follow recruiting. It's unusual, in any event, for JMU to be involved with three guys rated 4 stars or better at this point and it's probably a pipe dream to think the Dukes would get any one of those guys.

I think the Dukes really need a point guard for the 2016 class. Jordan Shepherd is one of the prime targets for that at this juncture.

Are you kidding, no thinking about it, we need a master at getting us across mid-court under pressure. All anyone needs to study is how we handle FC pressure and they'd beat us going away.
12-21-2015 09:00 PM
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(12-21-2015 11:12 AM)Dukes84 Wrote:  Name of that kid offered over the weekend is something like Jermaine Marrow. Plays at Heritage High in Newport News. He's not very big...most often listed around 5-10. He's been putting up big numbers this season and was rewarded with national player of the week by someone if you look at the tweets by his name. He was a 2016 player but reclassified to 2017. Not sure where that stands.

Made the comments I made on this thread to show that Brady has an eye for talent, not to suggest that we should all follow recruiting. It's unusual, in any event, for JMU to be involved with three guys rated 4 stars or better at this point and it's probably a pipe dream to think the Dukes would get any one of those guys.

I think the Dukes really need a point guard for the 2016 class. Jordan Shepherd is one of the prime targets for that at this juncture.

I believe he was going to go to a private school and reclassify as 2017 but he stayed at Heritage and is 2016- visited JMU a couple of weeks ago before they offered. He also has a younger brother (I believe class of 2017) Malik Marrow- a little taller at 6'3" but pretty highly regarded as well. Plays at Cape Henry.
12-22-2015 08:06 AM
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VC has Marrow now as a 2016 player. JMU is actually on 4 players rated 4 stars or better by at least one rating service in 2017. Jamir Moultrie, a point guard, is rated 3.7 stars, same rating as Wright, I believe it is. JMU is also involved with several three star shooting guards for that same class.
12-27-2015 01:01 AM
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