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- Aug 26, 2011
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Everything he does translates well to the college game. Should start immediately at the 3 guard spot.
You think Diarra is worth using a scholarship on?I was really impressed by him today. He played a lot more physically than I was expecting. Pretty crafty too, especially since he’s about 6’5. Good combination of smooth and athletic. Even when he wasn’t doing much on offense, he was all over his man/area defensively. He wasn’t shy about taking the big shots for his squad either.
Gaffney looked pretty good too. I don’t really expect him to score much inside the arc as a freshman, but his jumper looked good and he’s very quick and athletic. He had about 20 points but the game wasn’t as competitive was Macduffie’s.
Hassan Diarra was the biggest surprise to me today. He was really good on both ends. Going to be a hell of a defender though. As you’d expect, he’s very energetic and demonstrative like Mama.
Depending on how many we have free for 2020. I think he could be a good Vital replacement. But if there’s only 2 open scholarships I’d wait for a while.You think Diarra is worth using a scholarship on?
Ive seen a few vids of him and he's very impressive. I hope a few years down the road and look back at him and say he was the first great guard Hurley got that brought us back to national prominence.Game is on the baller Tv site. Streams a lot of Aau games.
Bouknignt is a top 50 kid in the country. Lots of similarities to Lamb both in his game,body,and body language. He has a chance to be an NBA guy. Love how he looks more athletic and added weight since July. Like someone else says uses a shot fake extremely well. Very refreshing to see that.
All that said he will need to play harder and guard better. Stuff I imagine Hurley will fix immediately. Also turns it over too much. And oddly struggled from the line in this game, but I assume That was a fluke.
Hurley spoke at a breakfast for the Bristol Boys Club this morning. I wasn't there but a friend of mine was and Hurley said he thinks Bouknight has a chance to be an NBA player. Which is good since we need some pro prospects. Do you realize it's been almost 7 years since UConn sent a player to the NBA?
As does Daniel Hamilton and Shabazz Napier
That's not exactly what you think of when you hear the term send guys to the NBA. Bazz, yes but Hamilton and Purvis are G league players who got a cup of coffee in the NBA. HooperScooper's statement isn't wrong.