Javonte Brown-Ferguson is now 7'1?

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The Athletic is a fantastic service, well worth $50 or less per year. I’ve had it for two years and am happy to pay for it each year. So much pro sports and UConn content. Article talks about his growth spurts from Freshman to Junior years and how painful they were. This hurt his development but he’s looking forward to adding strength and agility. I’m excited about and for this kid.
 
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Never.
2004 comes pretty close, but who knows how legitimate either years' numbers are......:rolleyes:

That team was so loaded and the big men were all young. Couldn't believe they were ours but it was fun watching the comeback against Duke with Boone and Villanueva doing so much to keep us in the game while Okafor was out.

Okafor--------6'10" 252 pounds
Boone--------6'10" 237 pounds
Villanueva----6'11" 240 pounds
Armstrong---6'11" 235 pounds
 
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Why are we forgetting about Isiah Whaley?
I was referencing the size and “beef”. Didn’t forget about him, or even Akok later in the year for that matter. Just noting the bigger guys we haven’t had in a while.
 
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2004 comes pretty close, but who knows how legitimate either years' numbers are......:rolleyes:

That team was so loaded and the big men were all young. Couldn't believe they were ours but it was fun watching the comeback against Duke with Boone and Villanueva doing so much to keep us in the game while Okafor was out.

Okafor--------6'10" 252 pounds
Boone--------6'10" 237 pounds
Villanueva----6'11" 240 pounds
Armstrong---6'11" 235 pounds
Also talking 3 lottery picks and a top 25 pick worth of beef here
 
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At this moment Okafor, Boone, Villanueva and Armstrong maybe the WAY better group than our current PF/C however the beauty is that they have the POTENTIAL to show their best this season. Hurley is probably showing (hopefully) old video of those 4 and telling this group that they have the highest ceiling. Haven't been this giddy for UConn basketball in so long :)
 
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coming from someone who I am sure spent countless hours of discussion with all of KO's recruits and has the full story
DH has done a fine job - so far
But I am doubting you have any closeness to KO, his staff and the kids he recruited
Kevin Ollie was a terrible recruiter. Period. The land of misfit toys he created was bizarre to say the least. Rosters full of guys with huge holes in their games. The increase in talent in only 2 years under Hurley is amazing.
 
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Kevin Ollie was a terrible recruiter. Period. The land of misfit toys he created was bizarre to say the least. Rosters full of guys with huge holes in their games.
Just for fun, here's a list of guys he recruited.

Top-50
Daniel Hamilton, 17th overall, good pick up.
Jalen Adams, 23rd overall, good pick up. Personally, wasn't a big fan.
Alterique Gilbert, 32nd overall. Hard to judge with so many injury issues.
Omar Calhoun, 44th overall, 6 ppg career. Disappointment.
Juwan Durham, 50th overall, good defensive player, but underwhelming career.

Top 51-100
Vance Jackson, 77th overall, solid college career, but one-dimensional.
Steven Enoch, 84th overall, solid college career, but one-dimensional.
Kentan Facey, 92nd overall, solid rotation piece and a very good senior year.

Top 101-200
Mamadou Diarra, 126th overall, incomplete grade.
Terrence Samuel, 131st overall, meh.
Phillip Nolan, 163rd overall, 12.9 mpg career. Solid depth piece.
Christian Vital, 166th overall. Excellent find.
Tyler Polley, 168th overall. Really solid find.
Josh Carlton, 178th overall. Good value at his rank.

201+
Amida Brimah, 241th overall. Great find.
Rakim Lubin, 408th overall. One year and gone.
Isaiah Whaley, unranked. What a find!

So far, both of Hurley's classes are top-20. Ollie had two top-30 classes with one class that was 8th overall. Of the players in the 8th overall 2016 class, just one player played his entire career at UConn (Vital).
 
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Just for fun, here's a list of guys he recruited.

Top-50
Daniel Hamilton, 17th overall, good pick up.
Jalen Adams, 23rd overall, good pick up. Personally, wasn't a big fan.
Alterique Gilbert, 32nd overall. Hard to judge with so many injury issues.
Omar Calhoun, 44th overall, 6 ppg career. Disappointment.
Juwan Durham, 50th overall, good defensive player, but underwhelming career.

Top 51-100
Vance Jackson, 77th overall, solid college career, but one-dimensional.
Steven Enoch, 84th overall, solid college career, but one-dimensional.
Kentan Facey, 92nd overall, solid rotation piece and a very good senior year.

Top 101-200
Mamadou Diarra, 126th overall, incomplete grade.
Terrence Samuel, 131st overall, meh.
Phillip Nolan, 163rd overall, 12.9 mpg career. Solid depth piece.
Christian Vital, 166th overall. Excellent find.
Tyler Polley, 168th overall. Really solid find.
Josh Carlton, 178th overall. Good value at his rank.

201+
Amida Brimah, 241th overall. Great find.
Rakim Lubin, 408th overall. One year and gone.
Isaiah Whaley, unranked. What a find!

So far, both of Hurley's classes are top-20. Ollie had two top-30 classes with one class that was 8th overall. Of the players in the 8th overall 2016 class, just one player played his entire career at UConn (Vital).
Yeah, looking at his entire time at UConn, I wouldn't say he was a terrible recruiter. He just had no idea what to do with them once they got on campus.
 
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So far, both of Hurley's classes are top-20. Ollie had two top-30 classes with one class that was 8th overall. Of the players in the 8th overall 2016 class, just one player played his entire career at UConn (Vital).
To be fair, Mamadou Diarra also played his entire career at UConn.
 
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Just for fun, here's a list of guys he recruited.

Top-50
Daniel Hamilton, 17th overall, good pick up.
Jalen Adams, 23rd overall, good pick up. Personally, wasn't a big fan.
Alterique Gilbert, 32nd overall. Hard to judge with so many injury issues.
Omar Calhoun, 44th overall, 6 ppg career. Disappointment.
Juwan Durham, 50th overall, good defensive player, but underwhelming career.

Top 51-100
Vance Jackson, 77th overall, solid college career, but one-dimensional.
Steven Enoch, 84th overall, solid college career, but one-dimensional.
Kentan Facey, 92nd overall, solid rotation piece and a very good senior year.

Top 101-200
Mamadou Diarra, 126th overall, incomplete grade.
Terrence Samuel, 131st overall, meh.
Phillip Nolan, 163rd overall, 12.9 mpg career. Solid depth piece.
Christian Vital, 166th overall. Excellent find.
Tyler Polley, 168th overall. Really solid find.
Josh Carlton, 178th overall. Good value at his rank.

201+
Amida Brimah, 241th overall. Great find.
Rakim Lubin, 408th overall. One year and gone.
Isaiah Whaley, unranked. What a find!

So far, both of Hurley's classes are top-20. Ollie had two top-30 classes with one class that was 8th overall. Of the players in the 8th overall 2016 class, just one player played his entire career at UConn (Vital).
Yeah, looking at his entire time at UConn, I wouldn't say he was a terrible recruiter. He just had no idea what to do with them once they got on campus.
But there was more to the story. An unfilled roster spot one year, Kwintin Williams, David Onuorah, Antoine Anderson...lots of roster spaces taken up by guys who weren't ever to be part of a successful season.
 

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Yeah, looking at his entire time at UConn, I wouldn't say he was a terrible recruiter. He just had no idea what to do with them once they got on campus.
Agreed. He seemed to have an eye for talent and persuaded some good players to come to UConn, even at the end when he got James Akinjo. But, it seemed like he persuaded the players who were easiest to persuade, rather than the ones that would have added the most value. The pieces didn't always fit together. And then he didn't develop them.
 

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Just for fun, here's a list of guys he recruited.

Top-50
Daniel Hamilton, 17th overall, good pick up.
Jalen Adams, 23rd overall, good pick up. Personally, wasn't a big fan.
Alterique Gilbert, 32nd overall. Hard to judge with so many injury issues.
Omar Calhoun, 44th overall, 6 ppg career. Disappointment.
Juwan Durham, 50th overall, good defensive player, but underwhelming career.

Top 51-100
Vance Jackson, 77th overall, solid college career, but one-dimensional.
Steven Enoch, 84th overall, solid college career, but one-dimensional.
Kentan Facey, 92nd overall, solid rotation piece and a very good senior year.

Top 101-200
Mamadou Diarra, 126th overall, incomplete grade.
Terrence Samuel, 131st overall, meh.
Phillip Nolan, 163rd overall, 12.9 mpg career. Solid depth piece.
Christian Vital, 166th overall. Excellent find.
Tyler Polley, 168th overall. Really solid find.
Josh Carlton, 178th overall. Good value at his rank.

201+
Amida Brimah, 241th overall. Great find.
Rakim Lubin, 408th overall. One year and gone.
Isaiah Whaley, unranked. What a find!

So far, both of Hurley's classes are top-20. Ollie had two top-30 classes with one class that was 8th overall. Of the players in the 8th overall 2016 class, just one player played his entire career at UConn (Vital).
Plus, since by choice or design, KO dipped so much into the transfer pool as others have mentioned, the recruiting resume also includes for better and perhaps in some cases for not so much better, Rodney, Larrier, Gibbs, Kromah, Cobb, Cassell, Onanku, T.Smith, and, of course, Kwint:

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EDIT: Apologies to Sid for the forgotten mention...
 
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Just for fun, here's a list of guys he recruited.

Top-50
Daniel Hamilton, 17th overall, good pick up.
Jalen Adams, 23rd overall, good pick up. Personally, wasn't a big fan.
Alterique Gilbert, 32nd overall. Hard to judge with so many injury issues.
Omar Calhoun, 44th overall, 6 ppg career. Disappointment.
Juwan Durham, 50th overall, good defensive player, but underwhelming career.

Top 51-100
Vance Jackson, 77th overall, solid college career, but one-dimensional.
Steven Enoch, 84th overall, solid college career, but one-dimensional.
Kentan Facey, 92nd overall, solid rotation piece and a very good senior year.

Top 101-200
Mamadou Diarra, 126th overall, incomplete grade.
Terrence Samuel, 131st overall, meh.
Phillip Nolan, 163rd overall, 12.9 mpg career. Solid depth piece.
Christian Vital, 166th overall. Excellent find.
Tyler Polley, 168th overall. Really solid find.
Josh Carlton, 178th overall. Good value at his rank.

201+
Amida Brimah, 241th overall. Great find.
Rakim Lubin, 408th overall. One year and gone.
Isaiah Whaley, unranked. What a find!

So far, both of Hurley's classes are top-20. Ollie had two top-30 classes with one class that was 8th overall. Of the players in the 8th overall 2016 class, just one player played his entire career at UConn (Vital).
Also have to give him credit for Purvis, Gibbs, and Miller...but ding him for Larrier, Big Dave, Anderson. Smith was sorta in between.
 
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Danny Hurley and his coaching staff are showing everyone what planned and effective recruiting looks like. This is team building at it's finest, and all the pieces do fit. @pj

I don't know much about hashtags, but if I had to write one right now it would be,

#LOOK OUT, HERE COMES UCONN#
 

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Javonte Brown Ferguson is 7’1”, 240, Springs now 6’10”, 230, Carlton 6’11”, 250ish?, and Sanogo 6’9”, 250- when was the last time we had that much size and “beef” with our big men?
Poor Isaiah put in all that work to be excluded from our exciting list of big men
 
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Javonte Brown Ferguson is 7’1”, 240, Springs now 6’10”, 230, Carlton 6’11”, 250ish?, and Sanogo 6’9”, 250- when was the last time we had that much size and “beef” with our big men?
As HOFer Al McGuire would say.. UConn has themselves some "aircraft carriers".. Miss Al ..LOL
 
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Poor Isaiah put in all that work to be excluded from our exciting list of big men
He didn’t fit into the “size” or “beefy” category IMO. No doubt he will be a big part of our success this year though.
 

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