- Mar 16, 2018
He looks pretty good in his highlight tape to my untrained eye. What's the catch? Do we have HS or AAU stats? Has he ever played good competition?
He's not bad. Probably a cross between Hakeem, David Robinson, Shaq and Purvis Ellison but I wouldn't waste a scholarship on him.Here’s a video on him from when he committed to Wake...
I think he can play. Definitely a little more aggressive thank Carlton might have been when he first came in. I think he’s originally from Mass so there might be a natural home feel for him in joining UConn. Can’t teach 7’ so he has a natural height advantage. At this point we just need another big.
Everyone seems to be throwing Ntambwe's name out there like hes just waiting for us to tell him to come on board. Is that the case?If the staff thinks it has >50% chance of landing a top 100 C in 2020, I would rather Ntambwe and let the dice roll as they may for 2019 backup C position.
If the staff is less optimistic, I'm fine with any of these 7'0" rank 200-300 bigs.
It's been a while so things could certainly have changed but there were some whispers along those lines after his visit. I'm not holding my breath for that to actually happenEveryone seems to be throwing Ntambwe's name out there like hes just waiting for us to tell him to come on board. Is that the case?
Thanks, I hadnt seen his name brought up in awhile until this week so i kind of assumed things moved in another direction.It's been a while so things could certainly have changed but there were some whispers along those lines after his visit. I'm not holding my breath for that to actually happen
I'm assuming the same thing as we haven't been mentioned with him in a while. Though I don't think anyone else has either other than his Nebraska visit soon after oursThanks, I hadnt seen his name brought up in awhile until this week so i kind of assumed things moved in another direction.
It’s hard to get the exposure necessary to get ranked when you don't play in any of the 3 major AAU circuits like Coleman. You simply don't get seen by the people who form rankings, and you don't get to see how you hold up against the best players in the class.FWIW, I've had my eye on him for a bit. I don't really understand what the deal is - he's a 7-footer with what would appear to be above-average athleticism and footwork, great shooting range, and a decent frame. It's weird to me that he's been sitting outside the top 300 this whole time. He got offers from a handful of P5 schools. I don't know, though. It might be worth a shot just to get a real backup center on the roster (though where is that scholarship going to come from?).
His height???? Are his legs fake? Wearing 5 inch heels?The people trying to promote this kid are super shady and it makes me question a lot of things(his height, his Uconn offer, why he wasn’t playing against better competition). No way does he have a Duke offer. If we’re going to “concede” the 5 spot because we have trouble recruiting them I would rather land a kid who can defend, block shots. With that said I wouldn’t be surprised if he over achieves in college he has an NBA body and some skills around the basket.
Yeah. It’s a smart move if you have a lot of talent already. It’s impossible to coach and play with a rhythm with a team of 12 guys who all think they should be playing. It’s good to have a couple guys who work hard, are good teammates, but just happy to be there.I wouldn't be stunned if the Duke offer is real. They have had 4 kids outside the top 200 commit over the past 4 years. I am not exactly sure why K does this but they are probably high character, good academic kids who add value in practice and understand they won't be getting PT.