2016 Recruiting: PF Taurean Thompson (UConn Offer)

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  1. James

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    Right before, hopefully he pushes it to the weekend.
     
  2. CGarr

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    The Spring Concert, Fetty Wap, is the 18th. It's a big deal.
     
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  3. rip7774

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    I wonder if we get Thompson if we would still go after a 5th year big. The one video I watched he seemed a bit thin although not like a Facey.

    I think we need a banger unless Enoch ready to go at the 4, and that's a gamble. I love his game not sure if he can play 4 against smaller teams?

    Will be really interesting to see how they fill the three spots. Looking like Vital, Thompson and the center are big targets but who knows. I really want a sniper and not sure Vital is it. I do want him as a combo for sure. Really complicated puzzle, but staff is on it grinding hard!
     
  4. Matrim55

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    Reinhardt
     
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  5. James

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    Whoops look like I was wrong
     
  6. husky99

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  7. superjohn

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    Reinhardt seems like a very good fit.
     
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  8. BigErnMcCracken

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    Is he still a whiny ball hog? The kid got to shoot every time he touched the ball at UNLV and was still unhappy, and in the limited amount I've seen USC play Enfield seemed to rein him in a little but he's still a bit of a rally killing gunner. Doesn't strike me as the type of upperclassmen you want to try to blend into a squad but what do I know.
     
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    Well, you know how to get throw out of a game. That gets you street cred.
     
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  10. superjohn

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    He's not the star that he thought he was and others thought he was coming out of high school but he was definitely a better player his last year at USC. The thought of us only having 2 or 3 guards next year scares the hell out of me, I would take him.
     
  11. Vuce

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    Here a scouting write up on Thompson:

    Updated 04/01/2016

    Strengths:
    A developing big man who possesses physical tools and budding skill alike, Thompson is an intriguing long-term prospect up front. He's got a long and solid build that should fill out naturally, good athleticism to run the floor and play up and around the rim, and the skill to knock down mid-range jumpers and even put the ball on the floor once or twice within the flow of the offense.
    Weaknesses:
    There's a level of fluidity lacking in his game right now, but it probably has less to do with his agility than it does his overall offensive instincts. His feel and understanding for the game is still limited and so he's very much still a work in progress. He doesn't really have a game with his back to the basket just yet and tends to be more comfortable facing up.
    Bottom Line:
    He was on the verge of a breakout sophomore season before being derailed by injury, but is now starting to rapidly climb recruiting boards around the northeast and beyond.
     
  12. BigErnMcCracken

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    SC fans don't seem too broken up that he's leaving. Either way, he strikes me as a soft Mater Dei kid in the mold of a Taylor King but I leave the evaluations to the experts. If Ollie wants him, good enough.
     
  13. BUConn10

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    We don't want him then, he sounds like one of those kids who likes First Nigbt.
     
  14. superjohn

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    Could care less what USC's three fans think, as you said if Ollie wants him we should want him.
     
  15. James

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    I mean, Ollie isn't batting 100%. He wanted Cassell, instead of maybe someone else who could contribute meaningful minutes.

    I like the idea of adding reinhardt, but im sure we all can agree with this; hell need to be a different, more complimentary, piece on the team than what he was out west. He can't come in here as a gunslinger who expects be a first or second option. (He left unlv to play pg essentially , never got his wish)
     
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    He selected Cassell over Tyus Jones. Very bad decision.
     
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  17. UConnStats

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    Implying that we had a good chance at Jones, who wanted to play with Okafor, is a bit ridiculous.
     
  18. david

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    He was joking
     
  19. James

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    Reinhardt reverting to his first two years could very well tank the teams growth and continuity in a crucial season. I'm optimistic that won't be the case, but if it is KO would be better off not even targeting said player. Its not like there's no risk.
     
  20. superjohn

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    Hamstrung recruiting in the past that's why we had to settle for guys like Cassell and Samuel, we should be past that now but Hamilton leaving puts us in a pickle.
     
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  21. James

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    @superjohn yeah beggers can't be choosers . with Hamilton Gibbs and Calhoun leaving, I'm on the reinhardt wagon, but will temper my expectations.
     
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  22. UConnStats

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    I blew that one then. My bad @upstater
     
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  23. fleudslipcon

    fleudslipcon We are still UConn!!

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    I'm putting that mistake in the turnover column! Although I thought about putting it in the missed hyperbole shot column. Which would you prefer?
     
  24. Fishy

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    He committed to Marquette.

    No loss there.
     
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  25. UConnStats

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    Missed hyperbole would make me feel a bit more unique, but do I deserve it? Debatable.
     
  26. fleudslipcon

    fleudslipcon We are still UConn!!

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    We're all entitled to a missed hyperbole now or then. I wear mine as badges of honor. And I never look for hyperbole in certain situations. If my wife tells me I'm great at something I take it for fact.
     
  27. elmcityboy

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    if his official is during the fetty wap concert, you have to feel pretty good. didn't shonn miller commit after purvis took him to the spring concert (wale) last year?
     
  28. CGarr

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    It was ScHoolboy Q with A$AP Ferg and the whole team went together but yes Shonn committed that weekend.
     
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  29. rip7774

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    I remember we lost Alexander Johnson, a borderline 5-star after he went to a 50 cent concert in like 2003 when we wanted him bad. May have been same year we ended up with Marcus White instead, who was a fun player to watch.

    Alexander Johnson Bio
     
  30. CallMeBruce

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    That was '03, so we ended up with Villanueva and Boone instead. Johnson was a very good player for FSU, but I'll take that trade.