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RE: 2018-2019 Men's Basketball Recruiting Thread
Quick research. The following teams are accounted for on November 9:

> Purdue, Georgetown, Texas, Auburn, Oklahoma, Stanford, Texas Tech, Notre Dame, TCU, LSU, Kentucky, Virginia, Wisconsin, Duke, Michigan, UCLA, UNC, Kansas, Florida

The following are teams not accounted for who could hypothetically justify a "hype game" in my eyes:

> Houston, VCU, Florida State, Louisville, Syracuse, Baylor, Arizona, Villanova, Oregon, Tennessee, USC, Texas A&M, Indiana, Northwestern, Gonzaga

Northwestern releases its schedule in a couple of days so could be them. Timing also could just be coincidental. Don't think that would live up to the buildup.
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RE: 2018-2019 Men's Basketball Recruiting Thread
More research:

St. Edward's is @ Rice on Oct 31, so the Nov 9 reference isn't to the home opener, unless exhibition doesn't count as an opener for hype purposes.

It's not K State or UNLV. Not Notre Dame.
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I'll guess UH.
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We are hosting UH but I don't know the date
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Unrelated to the scheduling, but it looks like a lot of our 2020 PG attention has shifted to Sion James. He's out of Georgia and a bigger lead guard than others (6-4). Well-spoken kid who has made clear that academics are going to play a factor in his decision. In a recent interview the two schools he said that stood out are Yale (visited when they offered) and Tulane (wants to be a finance major which is something they offer...unlike Rice and Yale).
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(07-29-2019 09:46 PM)elw4796 Wrote:  Unrelated to the scheduling, but it looks like a lot of our 2020 PG attention has shifted to Sion James. He's out of Georgia and a bigger lead guard than others (6-4). Well-spoken kid who has made clear that academics are going to play a factor in his decision. In a recent interview the two schools he said that stood out are Yale (visited when they offered) and Tulane (wants to be a finance major which is something they offer...unlike Rice and Yale).

You can major in Econ and take multiple finance courses. At Rice, Finance is rolled under the Economics department. We have several outstanding profs with significant Wall Street experience.
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(07-29-2019 09:51 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(07-29-2019 09:46 PM)elw4796 Wrote:  Unrelated to the scheduling, but it looks like a lot of our 2020 PG attention has shifted to Sion James. He's out of Georgia and a bigger lead guard than others (6-4). Well-spoken kid who has made clear that academics are going to play a factor in his decision. In a recent interview the two schools he said that stood out are Yale (visited when they offered) and Tulane (wants to be a finance major which is something they offer...unlike Rice and Yale).

You can major in Econ and take multiple finance courses. At Rice, Finance is rolled under the Economics department. We have several outstanding profs with significant Wall Street experience.

Definitely not saying somebody with financial aspirations can't come to Rice. Just harkening back to the Miles Lester transfer saga. Problem is that the same thing can be said about Yale, which from what I've seen is very much in the pole position.
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(07-29-2019 11:11 AM)elw4796 Wrote:  
(07-29-2019 11:07 AM)ranfin Wrote:  
(07-29-2019 10:52 AM)ExcitedOwl18 Wrote:  
(07-29-2019 10:37 AM)07owl Wrote:  Not sure what this is related to: https://twitter.com/RiceCoachPera/status...2085793792

Probably our 2019-20 schedule if I had to guess?

I bet it’s a potential commit

I'm with Excited. Think it's probably about the schedule, though I'm hoping you're right.

A schedule announcement would be a ho-hum -- not be "a big announcement" -- in my book ... unless we're hosting Kentucky, Duke or such.
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I’ll play...
How about a Nov. 9-10 tournament at Rice including VCU, A&M-CC, and Wichita State?
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(07-30-2019 04:32 AM)owl at the moon Wrote:  I’ll play...
How about a Nov. 9-10 tournament at Rice including VCU, A&M-CC, and Wichita State?

I see what you did there. Add a football game against Tulsa.
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(07-30-2019 04:32 AM)owl at the moon Wrote:  I’ll play...
How about a Nov. 9-10 tournament at Rice including VCU, A&M-CC, and Wichita State?

Homecoming Weekend? :-)
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(07-31-2019 10:50 AM)Almadenmike Wrote:  
(07-30-2019 04:32 AM)owl at the moon Wrote:  I’ll play...
How about a Nov. 9-10 tournament at Rice including VCU, A&M-CC, and Wichita State?

Homecoming Weekend? :-)

Homecoming Weekend is October 31 - November 3.
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(07-31-2019 03:24 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(07-31-2019 10:50 AM)Almadenmike Wrote:  
(07-30-2019 04:32 AM)owl at the moon Wrote:  I’ll play...
How about a Nov. 9-10 tournament at Rice including VCU, A&M-CC, and Wichita State?

Homecoming Weekend? :-)

Homecoming Weekend is October 31 - November 3.

I think he rather wittily meant homecoming for the recently departed, not the actual homecoming.
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(07-31-2019 03:32 PM)NYNightOwl Wrote:  
(07-31-2019 03:24 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(07-31-2019 10:50 AM)Almadenmike Wrote:  
(07-30-2019 04:32 AM)owl at the moon Wrote:  I’ll play...
How about a Nov. 9-10 tournament at Rice including VCU, A&M-CC, and Wichita State?

Homecoming Weekend? :-)

Homecoming Weekend is October 31 - November 3.

I think he rather wittily meant homecoming for the recently departed, not the actual homecoming.

Yep. Thought there might have been some creative synchronicity involved. But ... no.
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Interesting look at basketball recruiting budgets.
https://watchstadium.com/news/how-much-i...7-29-2019/
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Evan Nelson, a 3-star PG from Arizona, has narrowed his final 3 to Rice, Harvard and UCSB. He led Salpointe Catholic to the state title as a junior and played in the backcourt there with sons of 2 University of Arizona coaches (including Sean Miller's kid). Nelson was MVP of the state tournament.
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Nelson is a teammate of Majok Deng, who spurned Rice, and a bunch of blue bloods, for Pepperdine earlier in the year. He's kind of an odd case. Really talented player who's smart and would definitely be a good cultural fit. But he's kind of in the mold of Olivari, Mullins, and Ako. Listed as a point guard, can play point guard, can definitely handle, good length at the position, etc. But not really a *true* point guard. His numbers for the last two years:

17-18: 24.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.5 apg, 4.2 tpg, 52/42/79
18-19: 19.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 4.2 apg, 2.2 tpg, 54/46/82

He's obviously improving as a handler, clear from the increase in assists and decrease in turnovers, but his high school production and tape makes it seem like he projects as a scorer rather than facilitator in college. Not that that's a bad thing. He would be a *massive* addition and would be a seriously good duo with Sheffield. But I'm wondering if the staff sees him as the PG of the future or whether we'd still target somebody else for that position.

Regardless, if we land him we'd have two spots open. I'd imagine one would have to be a big man, if not both. I think we're hot on the tail of Burke Smith who's a 6-11 academic big out of Virginia and is a lot like what Chrisler looked like in HS (i.e. can step out, looks decently mobile but a little awkward).

One final note, because this post has become way too long: Brandon Angel, who we offered fairly recently, cut his list to 4 and eliminated Rice. Finalists are Stanford, Cal, Wisconsin, and Utah.
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