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

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  1. UCbcm

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    The dream is to have passing big men like Boone and Villanueva again. Those two were great, especially finding each other down low.
     
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  2. uchusky32

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    He has definitely shown the ability to pass the ball and seems to have food hands. He isn't an explosive leaper or quick leaper. Would love to get a big with that quality as well. Diarra has that skill but mot the height to go with it. Not many do.
     
  3. Mr. Wonderful

    Mr. Wonderful Chicken Inspector

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    I know the scouts discount him for lack of back-to-the-basket scoring and mediocre athleticism, but this kid seems very underrated.

    Or, I'm a sucker for a big with great court vision.
     
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  4. bazzdog

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    Josh will be an impact player for us next year-miles ahead of Enoch right now....
     
  5. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    Give me a Knight or Voksuhl big. Decent rebounder, who can finish and looks for the quick outlet pass. Add that guy to this team, even with the injuries, and all of a sudden we look a lot better.
     
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  6. kansashusky

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    Please don't get your hopes up. He will play about as much as Enoch did his first year.
     
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  7. RipCity

    RipCity Absolute Savage

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    You're a slave to those rankings.

    How about John Collins at Wake compared Chance Comanche at Zona? Collins was ranked like Carlton and Chance was a top 50 player in last year's class, and Collins has been miles better. You have no clue how big men in particular will play until they step on the floor.

    Carlton is now the second best player on a team that produced this year's #1 draft pick. I wouldn't just assume he's not going to produce as a freshman because some sites have him as a 3 star recruit.
     
  8. bazzdog

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    Nope-by year's end he'll be starting-trust me. I saw him play a few weeks ago and he'd be playing 15-20 minutes for us right now and not just because we're shorthanded.
     
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  9. lange10

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    Carlton seems to be developing quicker than most. I read a few weeks ago that his production has just about doubled this year. Looks polished in those videos.

    Side note: hindsight is 20/20 but damn do I wish we could've inked Harvey.
     
  10. James

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    I get what you are saying but, its not like enoch wasn't killing @ STM. he averaged 15 & 11 and was second team all new england ( adams and donovon mitchell landed on the first team) which are better numbers than what carlton has vs worst comp.
     
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  11. tzznandrew

    tzznandrew Some dude

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    To some, the incoming kids are always the saviors until they step on the court, at which time they need to hurry up and graduate so new player x can take the roster spot.
     
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  12. kansashusky

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    You're quick to make assumptions. Thank you for your one comparison. Rankings don't matter much to me, what matters to me is a lack of athleticism, lateral quickness, and post moves. He will take time to grow and get better, so please caution yourself against his first year contributions.

    Or don't.

    That teams draft pick is a guard btw.
     
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  13. Huskyforlife

    Huskyforlife Best poster

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    Enoch is the starting center next year. Carlton could earn his way onto the court as a backup.
     
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  14. kansashusky

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    Also, I want to be clear, I am not bashing Josh. I think he will really contribute during his time here. But suggesting he will start and play significant minutes next year is setting him up for failure.
     
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  15. lange10

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    As a junior, Carlton averaged nine points and eight rebounds. He’s averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds this season.

    Link: N.C. native Josh Carlton leads nationally ranked DeMatha at Hoodies House holiday tournament

    It's not the NEPSAC but Dematha is a national powerhouse and they schedule some of the best of the best. Improving that drastically from junior to senior year is certainly impressive.

    Either Enoch makes a huge leap this offseason or we're in serious trouble if this is the case. We desperately need depth at the 5 - a big who can be a cog in the paint and grab 8-10 rebounds a game. I love the potential Enoch has, especially on the offensive end, but he fouls at an extremely alarming rate, forgets to box out often, and looks lost defensively more possessions than not.
     
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  16. James

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    True I overlooked his scoring. enoch was still doing it vs better comp though, rosters stocked with d1 players and postgrads.
     
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  17. bazzdog

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    Believe me-Carlton is light years ahead of Enoch. At the rate he is developing there's no doubt in my mind that he'll be playing 15-20 minutes a game next year and will be our starting 5 by mid year....
     
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  18. methodology

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    Not if his defensive principles are horrible. Unfortunately on that level you can't tell much about defense since so little is played
     
  19. UCweCONN

    UCweCONN Let's do this!

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    It always amazes me when near 7ft man children can't average 25 pts per game in high school. Get the rebound put it in and make some free throws.
     
  20. UConnSwag11

    UConnSwag11 Storrs, CT The Mecca

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    Bc they're not all lebron James
     
  21. nychuskyfan

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    I'm just thankful he's not a soccer player that just picked up a basketball for the first time 5 minutes ago.
     
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