PF/C Gorjok Gak(picks Florida)

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  1. CGarr

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    https://twitter.com/jerrymeyer247/status/573166456340414465

    "Trio of schools in early on Gak

    Jerry Meyer - Mar 3, 11:26 PM
    2016 post player Gorjak Gak was a definite eye catcher at last weekend's Hoop Exchange Player Showdown in Orlando, Florida. He also has the attention of a trio of schools.

    Gak, 6-10, 205-pounds out of Bradenton (Fla.) Victory Rock Prep, told that he is hearing from Cincinnati, Tennessee and West Virginia.

    Now ranked No. 174 in the Composite, Gak is a raw prospect a year removed from Australia. Nonetheless, he has promising potential with his length, mobility and developing skill set."
     
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  2. Brochacho

    Brochacho Make the Boneyard Great Again

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    I don't care how good he is, sign him.
     
  3. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    Gotta love a kid with a name that sounds like a Superman villain.
     
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    UChusky916 Making the board a little less insufferable

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    As a fan of Nickelodeon when I was a kid, SIGN HIM UP

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  5. aceboon

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    Is this another Ed Smith kid?
     
  6. Palatine

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    I'm 5'10 and close to 200. And I ain't that fat.

    He's 6'10" and 205. He has to be a rail.
     
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    CTBasketball Arguably the Perfect Man...

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    Who is Smith?
     
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    Stairmaster Stainmaster?

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    The sleazeball who "handled" Majok/currently "handles" Thon Maker.
     
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    RichZ Methuselah's older brother

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    Wile I would relish the announcer calling a drive to the hoop a GAK ATTACK!, the kid doesn't sound excited enough about Ollie calling him. Move on.
     
  12. CardiacAndre7

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    The kid just got an offer from us and has most likely barely talked to Ollie. Ollie's best characteristic in recruiting is his way to build a relationship over time. Just because he didn't start jumpimg up and down and balling his eyes out at our offer doesn't mean we automatically say next. Cmon man
     
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    Assuming we'll be taking 2 bigs in the '16 class and given that we already have Diarra in the fold, I would rather have W. Gabriel than this guy. His versatility seems like it would fit better with the group of bigs we'll have.
     
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    RichZ Methuselah's older brother

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    Article says he's concentrating on 3 type skills.
     
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    You should be 165 :cool:
     
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    Gorjan Gak – 2016 – C – Bradenton, Florida
    At 6-11 the young big was impressive in his ability to make things happen in different ways. Still figuring things out skill wise, Gak has size and length and he can rebound, block shots, and finish around the basket and in transition with his size and athleticism. A raw talent, Gak’s best year’s lie ahead and he opened some eyes in a positive way on Wednesday.

    http://www.ny2lasports.com/article_one.aspx?articleid=2980
     
  17. OkaForPrez

    OkaForPrez Really Popular Poster

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    GG? GORG? Release the Gakin? Just spit ballin here
     
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    joober jones Finally Non-Fat Guy

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    That sounds like the name of an alien from a 50s drive-in movie. We need this kid.
     
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    "Gorgeous" Gorjok Gak.
     
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    Gak to the Rack, Jack.
    The thundering Gorjok
    The Gorjakian Hoarde (must be said in Cassius voice from Gladiator)
     
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    If they really want him, I hope they don't gak and end up losing him. Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
     
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    Fairly interesting highlight reel. Couple of notes
    • Not an "explosive" leaper, but goes straight up
    • Quick second jump, which is great for rebounding out-of-area (and translates well to college)
    • Seems to have better hands and body control around the rim than Brimah at the same age
    • Finished through contact a couple of times
    • He's skinny, but not a Brimah-esque twig person
    • All dunks and lay-ups; not a single jumper or foul shot
    Clearly he's a D1 athlete, and would make a ton of sense for us given our roster make-up.
     
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    huskyharry Hooyah

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    Tying into your body control comment, he also had the poise, situational awareness and coordination to take a quick dribble and move sideways to avoid the defense to finish cleanly under hoop...not a common ability in a player of his age!
     
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    David 76 Forty years a fan

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    Isn't there anybody else we can be recruiting?

    Although, he would be perfect for those who think AB is too fat.
     
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    David 76 Forty years a fan

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    OK, ESPN has him at 220, 6' 11", four * and ranked well within the top 100.
    I'll shut up.
     
  29. UCweCONN

    UCweCONN Let's do this!

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    Isn't GAK a product sold on infomercials like Floam? There could be endless arts and crafts possibilities if this guy comes to UCONN.
     
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    Replacing ceiling tiles?
     
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