2022 Recruiting: Clingan Taking His Time with Recruiting Process (Syracuse on SI)

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a quick visit to the syracuse board reveals that their fans are worried about uconn and don't think clingan will be coming to 'cuse...
That's what I was hoping to get out of this thread, Cuse misery.

This kid has a future. UConn can give him the coaching, competition and facilities he needs to develop without taking him too far away from his support system.
 
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So you're saying ND or MSU and NOT UConn? Why?

I don't know where he's going, but IMO, we're loaded up front. He may very well commit to Uconn, just my guess and I'm not suggesting that he doesn't like competition, just that he could probably get more playing time elsewhere
 
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I don't know where he's going, but IMO, we're loaded up front. He may very well commit to Uconn, just my guess and I'm not suggesting that he doesn't like competition, just that he could probably get more playing time elsewhere
By the time he gets to UConn our only signed front court players as of now would most likely be Johnson, Springs and Sanogo...
 
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I don't know where he's going, but IMO, we're loaded up front. He may very well commit to Uconn, just my guess and I'm not suggesting that he doesn't like competition, just that he could probably get more playing time elsewhere
In 2022 we’d have:

Springs
Sanogo* (he could be gone after next season)
Akok* (he could be gone after next season)
Samson

So there’s competition for minutes but he’s not gonna be riding the pine like springs this year. I don’t see him starting as a freshman, but he’ll be a key contributor off the bench.

There’s a probability that there’s 4 PFs/Cs on the roster.
 
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In 2022 we’d have:

Springs
Sanogo* (he could be gone after next season)
Akok* (he could be gone after next season)
Samson

So there’s competition for minutes but he’s not gonna be riding the pine like springs this year. I don’t see him starting as a freshman, but he’ll be a key contributor off the bench.

There’s a probability that there’s 4 PFs/Cs on the roster.

It would be very nice if we get him, but I know how coaches promise the world to these kids. He's only going to get better and I'm certain that there will be a program out there with a thinner bench that he can easily get a lot of early minutes. IMO he's good enough to pencil in for a day one start and that's what I think he'll be and that's not a Uconn narrative. You earn your spot here.
 
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IMO he's good enough to pencil in for a day one start and that's what I think he'll be and that's not a Uconn narrative. You earn your spot here.
Maybe he likes the idea of that. Many recruits say they like when the coach is honest, telling them they need to earn their playing time. Clingan seems like a very humble kid. I doubt he's buying any Calipari type b.s.
 

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Question for people who have seen him. How’s his mobility? Will he have the Hurley hard hedge in his bag? That’s the one question I have. On tape his feet look a little slow but it’s difficult to ascertain some things from tape.
 
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Maybe he likes the idea of that. Many recruits say they like when the coach is honest, telling them they need to earn their playing time. Clingan seems like a very humble kid. I doubt he's buying any Calipari type b.s.

I hope he does. He might bleed Husky blue and be willing to earn it. We'll see.
 
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In 2022 we’d have:

Springs
Sanogo* (he could be gone after next season)
Akok* (he could be gone after next season)
Samson

So there’s competition for minutes but he’s not gonna be riding the pine like springs this year. I don’t see him starting as a freshman, but he’ll be a key contributor off the bench.

There’s a probability that there’s 4 PFs/Cs on the roster.
it'll come down to whether clingan is willing to be sanogo's backup for at least 1 year. maybe he could be a starter from day1 at a dumpster fire like cuse but odds are he'd be coming off the bench at a place like MSU too.

my question is, will sanogo be gone for sure after 3 years? idk...

springs is not scaring away any top recruits and akok/samson are Hurley's prototypical shot blocking stretch 4s. no reason to make them play C.
 
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Things just opened up with Javonte leaving. I'm encouraged that he's involved with Corey Floyd Jr. because they would be playing together, and really I think he's just looking around so he has other elite schools (not Syracuse) to compare us to. UConn looks like a big time favorite here, especially if Hurley doesn't sign another center.
 

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it'll come down to whether clingan is willing to be sanogo's backup for at least 1 year. maybe he could be a starter from day1 at a dumpster fire like cuse but odds are he'd be coming off the bench at a place like MSU too.

my question is, will sanogo be gone for sure after 3 years? idk...

springs is not scaring away any top recruits and akok/samson are Hurley's prototypical shot blocking stretch 4s. no reason to make them play C.
I think Samson gets significant run at the 5. Used as a shot eraser in the paint and PnR defender and used for spacing on offense, like how he was used in the Slam16 game(best defender on the floor that game). He’s more of a 4/5 flex option imo. If he plays his cards right he can adopt the Whaley role.
 

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I don't know where he's going, but IMO, we're loaded up front. He may very well commit to Uconn, just my guess and I'm not suggesting that he doesn't like competition, just that he could probably get more playing time elsewhere

Brown transferring means we only have one true center on our roster by the time he arrives, and it isn't a given that Sanogo is here for 4 years. There is room for Donovan here. Whether that's his choice or not, who knows?
 
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especially if Hurley doesn't sign another center.
I think Samson gets significant run at the 5. Used as a shot eraser in the paint and PnR defender and used for spacing on offense, like how he was used in the Slam16 game(best defender on the floor that game). He’s more of a 4/5 flex option imo. If he plays his cards right he can adopt the Whaley role.
if we have sanogo/samson/springs all potentially getting C minutes in 2022 then we cannot sign another C next season unless he's a grad transfer. otherwise things get way too complicated
 
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I think the people who have Sanogo leaving early for the NBA are out of their mind. He's overflowing with talent and potential but he's got a loooooooooong way to go.

Of course. But he has the physical abilities for the NBA. At some point he's going to get it, and add to his scoring ability around the rim with an outside shot, and better technique on defense. When will that happen? Next year? The year after? Never? I sure as hell don't know. But I don't expect it to be a slow, linear level of improvement. I expect it to occur in jumps, with more sudden, obvious improvement.
 
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I think the people who have Sanogo leaving early for the NBA are out of their mind. He's overflowing with talent and potential but he's got a loooooooooong way to go.

More than any other position, there is a huge disconnect between being a really good college Center and being an NBA player. I think Sanogo has shown the potential to develop into a really good college Center. But I don't think he's given us any reason to think he's going to have the tools to be an NBA player at his height and build, much less that he's going to have those tools early.
 
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