2017 Recruiting: Josh Carlton (C) commits to UConn!

Discussion in 'UConn Men's Basketball' started by Matrim55, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. CallMeBruce

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    Obiagu's offer list is Connecticut, Kansas, Arizona, Maryland, Louisville, Florida, LSU, Purdue, Cal, Tennessee, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Missouri, K-State, Auburn, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Florida State, Mississippi State, TCU, Cincinnati, Memphis, and Butler.

    Carlton's is Connecticut, Penn State, K-State, TAMU, St. Joe's, La Salle, ODU, and Kent State. How is that more impressive?
     
  2. UConnStats

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    To be fair you left out Cincinatti, Maryland, Xavier, USC, and PC (according to rivals). Also it was reported that Georgetown, Indiana, and Michigan St had interest in getting Carlton on campus in various articles, but who knows how much of that is legitimate.
     
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  3. JSB60

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    Good teams have guys like this on their bench. Occasionally one develops into something more. This is a good signing.
     
  4. selles

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    Per one of the Georgetown boards they had him in for an unofficial in June and they formally offered him last week.
     
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  5. CallMeBruce

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    Those aren't on VC, so I didn't see them, but Obiagu's list is still clearly better.
     
  6. UConnStats

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    Oh definitely, I only commented that because I noticed too that the VC and 247 lists were very short compared to rivals.

    Obiagu's "blue blood" offers all seem to have fallen off of his recruitment. He's an unbelievable shot blocker, so it's surprising. Maybe he has some eligibility questions.

    Tangent: I've heard Billy Preston is someone who may not be ruled eligible this season too, for those wondering why all the sudden USC is running away with his recruitment as Kansas and Zona are fading.
     
  7. mauconnfan

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    Bingo bigs in college are interchangeable if they have size. Again, would love a true 5 but who's to say Steve won't be by next year, hell this year? Plenty of size and this kid has the tools to begin - what's worrying with great hands (this is huge in potential development by the way just watch AB), great rebounder, space eater who hands give him the ability to score it around the hole? Can't be anything but happy we got this kid, especially because he loves KO and will develop while here no doubt, as long as he understands the game.
     
  8. mauconnfan

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    It was all good until you said "NBA lotto pick" Ant? And sorry if I'm on an AB post here but I have to ask, has he exceeded all expectations, even after watching the potential of year 1 and 2?

    He's fine, but he's not the trophy you want to hold up in regard to KO's development of players from what I've seen. Don't get me wrong, happy he's ours this year, but we need to see more in year 4 for any of this to be true.
     
  9. RichZ

    RichZ Methuselah's older brother

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    I would think matador defense would be the last thing we would want.
     
  10. RichZ

    RichZ Methuselah's older brother

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    That's not an oxymoron. It's a redundancy. Sweet looking clog would be an oxymoron.
     
  11. Irish Loop

    Irish Loop Probably Smokes Crack

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    Yep, we're still from Connecticut.
     
  12. Brochacho

    Brochacho Make the Boneyard Great Again

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    If Brimah took this up he'd still get called for a foul.
     
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  13. 80shusky

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    This is a nice pick up. He probably ends up logging minutes at PF also. He might even play there more than at C. If he is listed at 6-10, he's probably 6-9. The impact centers that we want are still out there and still undeclared. Carlton's commitment shouldn't change whether we get them or not. If Richards or Bamba don't work out, I'd like to see us get Sidibe.
     
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  14. Kenny11

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    A big that is a good rebounder with great hands and can pass are three things that this program has been lacking. Who knows what his ceiling is, but it certainly seems like he will be a help. UConn has suffered from bigs with bad hands and who can't see the floor. This will be a nice change.
     
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  15. david

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    Let's not forget Brimah broke a finger in his dominant hand and required surgery right in the middle of the season which caused him to miss 7 weeks. He was averaging 8/5/3 on 72.5% shooting before he injury and wasn't the same when he came back (obviously).
     
  16. pnow15

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    Last time I looked basketball is a team game. If a guy can rebound in traffic, not turn the ball over and sets great picks, sign him up.
     
  17. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.

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    Exactly. A rugged defender and rebounder who can develop and will be around for 4 years is a huge asset to any team. These guys also tend to really make an impact as seniors.
     
  18. mauconnfan

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    Yes probably 4 year guy who potentially becomes a higher ceilinged Gavin Edwards, maybe Hilton both of whom were rated lower? Never hurts the program.
     
  19. alexd.

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    Yes. I'll gladly take Jake Voskuhl Part 2.
     
  20. TitleTown

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    He was averaging 8/5/3 with 17 layups missed a game because he couldn't catch the pass into the post clean.
     
  21. Stairmaster

    Stairmaster Stainmaster?

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    You got some game-by-game numbers to back that figure up?
     
  22. AntG168

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    We definitely need to see more. But he also shouldn't be held as an example as KO's inability to develops bigs. Because that implies that Brimah ever had that potential and I don't think he did. And maybe NBA lotto pick was a bit of an exaggeration lol
     
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  23. TitleTown

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    Very short video on Carlton.
     
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  24. PAHusky

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    The competition in that video makes the infamous chair look like a lottery pick
     
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  25. superjohn

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