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HuskyFan1125

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Duke went from no guards to 5 in one class.

JPM needs to learn to recruit balance. At this rate in a few years she will have all guards and no posts.
 
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Yes indeed -- pushes them ever-so-slightly ahead of L'ville.

1) Duke 2573
2) Louisville 2513
3) UConn 2095
4) NDame 1989
5) Kentucky 1712
 

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How many of them will leave with no comment from their coach? How many will put in four years and not be recognized at Senior Night with no comment from their coach. Duke recruits and the Tweeter Xtraordinar' does what she will with them.
 

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Wow... Wing overload in 2015-2016

Problem is they still have Coach P. :rolleyes:


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I've seen her play. She is a combo guard.

Is she any good ?
 
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Duke went from no guards to 5 in one class.

JPM needs to learn to recruit balance. At this rate in a few years she will have all guards and no posts.

I can't see UConn fans being in a position to be particularly critical of this at the current juncture.
 

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Duke went from no guards to 5 in one class.

JPM needs to learn to recruit balance. At this rate in a few years she will have all guards and no posts.

Actually, we are pretty stacked in the post department for the next few years..... This will put us at a 14 players for next season.... 13 if Henson decides to graduate. If Henson stays.... we will have 3 junior Posts.... and 2 sophomore Posts..... plus a 6'5 Stevens who could play the PF spot as well.
 

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rocky rococo said:
I can't see UConn fans being in a position to be particularly critical of this at the current juncture.

It's a running joke with our Duke friends ;-)
 

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triaddukefan said:
Wow... Wing overload in 2015-2016 Is she any good ?


Yes. Saw in Chicago last year when she was on UCONNs radar. Very hard nose player. Good handle. Plays within herself. Didn't force anything. Nice shot from perimeter. My only thought is she isn't 6'0.
 
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Duke went from no guards to 5 in one class.

JPM needs to learn to recruit balance. At this rate in a few years she will have all guards and no posts.

Guards, shmards. Give jpm a Cameron full of 'em. Won't matter. UConn has THE best, THE purest pg in the nation and Mini-Mo 2 on the way from Tennessee.
 

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How many of them will leave with no comment from their coach? How many will put in four years and not be recognized at Senior Night with no comment from their coach.

Hopefully zero


Duke recruits and the Tweeter Xtraordinar' does what she will with them.

If Duke recruits itself...... how does that explain all the recent uptick in recruiting ? Alot of people say that.... but if thats the case... Duke should have had great recruits in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Its not like Duke just became a quality institution in the past 15 years or so.... Of course Duke has had some great recruits in Coach G's tenure... ...... but nothing like the current 5 year streak of top 5-10 classes
 
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I don't think it matters if Duke has the top class. They had the top class before and couldn't even make a Final four.
 
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If Duke recruits itself. how does that explain all the recent uptick in recruiting ? Alot of people say that.... but if thats the case... Duke should have had great recruits in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Its not like Duke just became a quality institution in the past 15 years or so.... Of course Duke has had some great recruits in Coach G's tenure... . but nothing like the current 5 year streak of top 5-10 classes

I think the answer is quite simple- yes, the U is doing it. I am sure that she has gotten a ton of money and the green light to bring in players that previous coaches got the usual emphatic, "No ..." Add to this the growth of the ACC and the need to hold fast to being the top dog. The real question however is this: if ND and LV go to the finals (in each or one) the next 2 years and Duke is eliminated on its way, then .....? How does she rationalize the returns? I don't see the Dukies willing to play second fiddle to ND and LV- even NC now that the latter is licking its wound. Just speculations on my part. The again we cannot rule out the fact that telling a group of young girls (individually) that they are the key to dominance (plus a sellable degree and great buildings to look at) isn't enoug to reel them in. Not too many programs at that level can these days: Uconn, ND, etc cannot do that-- all know they will be a little piece of the big puzzle. Those holding out to be the last piece or has Reggie said about the Yankees- the straw that stirs the drink, will probably head elsewhere then Uconn, ND, etc.
 

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Actually, we are pretty stacked in the post department for the next few years..... This will put us at a 14 players for next season.... 13 if Henson decides to graduate. If Henson stays.... we will have 3 junior Posts.... and 2 sophomore Posts..... plus a 6'5 Stevens who could play the PF spot as well.
Yeah, but Duke is desperately in need of attending "Wing Night. "
 

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For many reasons coaches recruit differently. Geno seems to recruit players by spacing them to replace players who are getting ready to graduate. This usually happens when players are entering their junior year he brings in a freshman class that can grow with the team and by their soph or junior year theyre ready to step into the linup. I do admit he caught a break when Butler came then again he may have heard she was interested in coming to UConn and thus the reason why some other bigs went elsewhere. I would think the same thing may have happened when Kia Nurse verballed Asia Durr wasn't happy and went elsewhere. This happens at some schools. Duke appears to be a school where this doesn't happen. I would think academics have something to do with it. Congrats to Duke on having the number 1 class. They lost a lot last season.
 

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I don't think it matters if Duke has the top class. They had the top class before and couldn't even make a Final four.

As a forever Duke fan I would love to see our offense get a complete overhaul but less
don't forget coach P has been to the final four with virtually no highly recruited players.
She needs to keep recruiting speed play a little less golf and tennis / then coach um up.
 
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