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2021 Recruiting: Busy recruitment is heating up for Samson Johnson



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Is he really a priority target for us or a backup to Clingan? We will still have two young centers on the roster. I'd rather find a shooting guard.
 

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Is he really a priority target for us or a backup to Clingan? We will still have two young centers on the roster. I'd rather find a shooting guard.
He's a PF. Which is arguably the weakest roster spot.
 
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Is he really a priority target for us or a backup to Clingan? We will still have two young centers on the roster. I'd rather find a shooting guard.
He’s a PF in 2021 and Clingan is a C in 2022. One doesn’t affect the other. Plenty of room for a SG as well and all indications are that that is our other priority (Hawkins).
 
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Is he really a priority target for us or a backup to Clingan? We will still have two young centers on the roster. I'd rather find a shooting guard.
Yes, absolutely. Samson is a forward and everything is pointing towards him coming here. Shooting guard is the other priority for this class.
 
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Depending on Akok, I guess that's true. I do look forward to seeing Springs play.
This will most likely be a 4 man class, so it makes sense to add one big to the stable. PF makes more sense than C since we have two freshmen centers in this years class and are laser focused on Clingan in 2022. Springs is also big enough to play the 5.
 
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Depending on Akok, I guess that's true. I do look forward to seeing Springs play.
Springs is intriguing, but he is unknown. It seems that Johnson’s game is very different than his and Sanogo’s, meaning any two of the three should be able to share the floor together.

As for Akok, there are three possible outcomes for 2021-2022: Healthy and playing pro, healthy and at UConn, or unhealthy and at UConn (please God no). If Akok is healthy and playing for us, which I think is the most likely scenario, then it gives Johnson a year to develop as a role player. In either of the other two scenarios, we’d need a PF badly.
 
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Kinda reminds me of a similar, maybe albeit slightly lesser, prospect to Jaren Jackson a couple years ago.
 
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This will most likely be a 4 man class, so it makes sense to add one big to the stable. PF makes more sense than C since we have two freshmen centers in this years class and are laser focused on Clingan in 2022. Springs is also big enough to play the 5.
Seems like DH/staff are recruiting as if it will be a 4 man class based on their targets/offers..Won't speculate on any other scenarios at this time..
 
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Bouknight going pro.
Yeah...I think that is the expectation of the 4th spot. I wasn't talking about a transfer or de-commit from us...I was saying we could take transfer in or get a de-commit from another school.
 
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Responding to nonsense, rather than ignoring it.
didnt you say that everyone needs to recognize and own their own strengths and weaknesses? I actually agree with that sentiment.

you detail your strengths all the time on this board. Why not be a great example of your words and detail your weaknesses?

If you do it , Ill do it too.
 
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Is he really a priority target for us or a backup to Clingan? We will still have two young centers on the roster. I'd rather find a shooting guard.
Interesting question. Obviously since he played with Sonago, Chief had seen him play and was well acquainted. However, Chief has been more focused on Diggins, Hawkins and another player. But, the staff seems intrigue with him - and St Patrick’s is a good relationship to nurture.
 
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Interesting question. Obviously since he played with Sonago, Chief had seen him play and was well acquainted. However, Chief has been more focused on Diggins, Hawkins and another player. But, the staff seems intrigue with him - and St Patrick’s is a good relationship to nurture.
Whose the other player?
 

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