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2019 Recruiting: Kofi Cockburn

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tzznandrew

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UConn does a great job recruiting guards and small forwards in their history, and not as well at the power forward, center position. Do you think big guys look at UConn as a team that does not utilize that position, and don't want to go there, or has UConn just been poor at recruiting that position?
Once UConn started winning with bigs, they did fine in recruiting bigs. Of the top of my head:

2003-12
Boone
Villanueva
Bynum
Adrien
Kelly
Oriakhi
Drummond
Daniels
 
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Once UConn started winning with bigs, they did fine in recruiting bigs. Of the top of my head:

2003-12
Boone
Villanueva
Bynum
Adrien
Kelly
Oriakhi
Drummond
Daniels
It seems like we always have a plethora
I wouldn’t single out the bigs as being less impressive, remember our shot blocking streak? We’ve had good bigs for a long time.
good point on the shot blocking
 

Matrim55

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You don't lead the nation in blocked shots for nearly a decade straight without doing a fantastic job of recruiting frontcourt players.
From '94 thru 2012 here were our starting 5s:

94-96: Knight (top 40 recruit, first round draft pick)
97-00: Voskhul (top 200 recruit, second round draft pick)
01: Wane (n/a, did not make the NBA)
02-04: Emeka (top 100 recruit, lottery pick)
05-06: Boone (top 60 recruit, first-round pick) & Hilton (top 200 recruit, lottery pick)
07-09: Hasheem (n/a, lottery pick)
10-11: Oriakhi (top 25 recruit, second-round pick)
12: Andre (top 2 recruit, lottery pick)

That's a two-decade span during which we always had – save for one year – either a five-star recruit or a future NBA player as our center.

We recruited the 5 pretty, pretty well!
 
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Emeka and Boone absolutely, Jake was good, Thabeet great shot blocker, Knight I would say not prototypical center. Drummond was on an underachieving team, so it felt like he was not even there. Great pro though
 
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I am very confident Kofi will be a husky next year.

The visits he has/ is setting up are formalities that allow him to travel and enjoy some fun weekends for free. They are almost laughable though. He is not going to Pittsburgh; he is not going to Illinois. These are essentially thank you for recruiting me, I want to be respectful and go see your university trips and keep Oak Hill and the Rens in good standing.

Dan Hurley is playing chess. WQ goes to Pitt and that takes them out of the Kofi sweepstakes (which they are barely in).

His best friend and reason for going to Oak Hill is Cole Anthony and Cole might literally be the last person to sign in this class. To put it mildly, Kofi enjoys the recruiting process and the attention he gets, and he is no rush to make a decision.

This isn't to say something crazy can't happen, but things are trending very well right now.
 
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From '94 thru 2012 here were our starting 5s:

94-96: Knight (top 40 recruit, first round draft pick)
97-00: Voskhul (top 200 recruit, second round draft pick)
01: Wane (n/a, did not make the NBA)
02-04: Emeka (top 100 recruit, lottery pick)
05-06: Boone (top 60 recruit, first-round pick) & Hilton (top 200 recruit, lottery pick)
07-09: Hasheem (n/a, lottery pick)
10-11: Oriakhi (top 25 recruit, second-round pick)
12: Andre (top 2 recruit, lottery pick)

That's a two-decade span during which we always had – save for one year – either a five-star recruit or a future NBA player as our center.

We recruited the 5 pretty, pretty well!
For a long time UConn was considered wing U, then it was big man U, then it was point guard U.
 
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From '94 thru 2012 here were our starting 5s:

94-96: Knight (top 40 recruit, first round draft pick)
97-00: Voskhul (top 200 recruit, second round draft pick)
01: Wane (n/a, did not make the NBA)
02-04: Emeka (top 100 recruit, lottery pick)
05-06: Boone (top 60 recruit, first-round pick) & Hilton (top 200 recruit, lottery pick)
07-09: Hasheem (n/a, lottery pick)
10-11: Oriakhi (top 25 recruit, second-round pick)
12: Andre (top 2 recruit, lottery pick)

That's a two-decade span during which we always had – save for one year – either a five-star recruit or a future NBA player as our center.

We recruited the 5 pretty, pretty well!

I remember us leading the nation in blocks for multiple years. The way hurley recruits...I think we get back to that.
 
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For a long time UConn was considered wing U, then it was big man U, then it was point guard U.
I never remember us being known as big man U, we always had wings or guards that overshadowed any bigs we had, and again I am not saying we haven't had any good ones. UConn is known for their guards, and wings, and tall guys that can block shots and there is nothing wrong with that, if you win, and we have won.
 

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I am very confident Kofi will be a husky next year.

The visits he has/ is setting up are formalities that allow him to travel and enjoy some fun weekends for free. They are almost laughable though. He is not going to Pittsburgh; he is not going to Illinois. These are essentially thank you for recruiting me, I want to be respectful and go see your university trips and keep Oak Hill and the Rens in good standing.

Dan Hurley is playing chess. WQ goes to Pitt and that takes them out of the Kofi sweepstakes (which they are barely in).

His best friend and reason for going to Oak Hill is Cole Anthony and Cole might literally be the last person to sign in this class. To put it mildly, Kofi enjoys the recruiting process and the attention he gets, and he is no rush to make a decision.

This isn't to say something crazy can't happen, but things are trending very well right now.
Obligatory "We're Doomed!"
 
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I am very confident Kofi will be a husky next year.

The visits he has/ is setting up are formalities that allow him to travel and enjoy some fun weekends for free. They are almost laughable though. He is not going to Pittsburgh; he is not going to Illinois. These are essentially thank you for recruiting me, I want to be respectful and go see your university trips and keep Oak Hill and the Rens in good standing.

Dan Hurley is playing chess. WQ goes to Pitt and that takes them out of the Kofi sweepstakes (which they are barely in).

His best friend and reason for going to Oak Hill is Cole Anthony and Cole might literally be the last person to sign in this class. To put it mildly, Kofi enjoys the recruiting process and the attention he gets, and he is no rush to make a decision.

This isn't to say something crazy can't happen, but things are trending very well right now.
Rumor has it cole might announce to unc soon, he was at their game yesterday. I do agree the other schools recruiting him shouldn’t be threats. Let’s just hope Kentucky doesn’t pivot late.
 
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I never remember us being known as big man U, we always had wings or guards that overshadowed any bigs we had, and again I am not saying we haven't had any good ones. UConn is known for their guards, and wings, and tall guys that can block shots and there is nothing wrong with that, if you win, and we have won.
2003-09, the majority of UConn's best players were bigs - Emeka, Charlie, Boone, Hilton, Jeff Adrien, Hasheem. Those guys listed are more than just "tall guys that can block shots".
 

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From '94 thru 2012 here were our starting 5s:

94-96: Knight (top 40 recruit, first round draft pick)
97-00: Voskhul (top 200 recruit, second round draft pick)
01: Wane (n/a, did not make the NBA)
02-04: Emeka (top 100 recruit, lottery pick)
05-06: Boone (top 60 recruit, first-round pick) & Hilton (top 200 recruit, lottery pick)
07-09: Hasheem (n/a, lottery pick)
10-11: Oriakhi (top 25 recruit, second-round pick)
12: Andre (top 2 recruit, lottery pick)

That's a two-decade span during which we always had – save for one year – either a five-star recruit or a future NBA player as our center.

We recruited the 5 pretty, pretty well!
Not for nothing but Uncle Cliff the Spliff Robinson was drafted in 89 and played 18 seasons in the NBA at PF/C.
 
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2003-09, the majority of UConn's best players were bigs - Emeka, Charlie, Boone, Hilton, Jeff Adrien, Hasheem. Those guys listed are more than just "tall guys that can block shots".
Charlie, Hilton, Adrien, and Thabeet, all good players, but never the best players on our team
 
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