2021 Recruiting: Nate Santos



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Figured I’d start a thread since today for the first time we were linked to him. Going to be at the game tomorrow. He’s the top 2021 prospect in CT on 247. He isnt an elite athlete but does pretty much everything on the court well is most known for his shooting. Hurley seems to be a believer in bloodlines, pedigree well Santos has 3 older siblings who all play or played D1 ball and was raised in a military household. He has been kind of underrecruited for a top 100 kid because he tore his ACL last spring. Definitely the type of player you want on your team.




Anyone else know anything about him?
 
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I read that when he moved from Illinois he reclassified from 2020 to 2021 so I’m pretty sure he is eligible to reclassify back to 2020
 

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I like it. Kid looks like a basketball player with an all around skillset.
 

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Back to back 30 point games since I started this thread. Staff if you read this board offer this kid!!
 
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Watched the first 10 mins. First observation, great pair of announcers for a high school game. Really enjoyed listening to them. Video quality not so much. Second observation, Santos can shoot. He was 3/4 from 3 and 2/2 from the line when I turned it off. Got stuffed once but had a big block himself.
 
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Watched the first 10 mins. First observation, great pair of announcers for a high school game. Really enjoyed listening to them. Video quality not so much. Second observation, Santos can shoot. He was 3/4 from 3 and 2/2 from the line when I turned it off. Got stuffed once but had a big block himself.
Against a very high level of competition too. He’s extremely long he looks almost as long as the NBA Africa’s bigs. He plays the 4 on defense, 2 guard on offense. Kid is talented he’s looked better since this game.
 
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How haven’t we offered this kid? The top CT prospect in his class. A 6’8 wing who can play every position. We need to offer.
Liked what I saw in all the videos posted so far.

This one made me chuckle a bit. Dad needs to work on his video capture & editing skills...shoulda zoomed in on his computer screen a little bit more with his cameraphone;)

(spoken as a Dad who has too much experience doing homemade softball mixtapes for his college-bound daughter)
 

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I grew up with his coach, if I remember correctly he's a UConn fan.
So was Marcus Camby. Groan. Hope we offer and he comes here. I am sure the staff has a plan.
 
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Still think we need to use the last scholly on a big man that can stretch the floor, but if somehow Hurley has 2 schollys to work with that really changes the calculus. He could opt for a more traditional big and definitely Santos.
 
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@bendm "Still think we need to use the last scholly on a big man that can stretch the floor, but if somehow Hurley has 2 schollys to work with that really changes the calculus. He could opt for a more traditional big and definitely Santos"

Are you saying that you know Santos will be reclassifying to 2020 from 2021?
 
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@bendm "Still think we need to use the last scholly on a big man that can stretch the floor, but if somehow Hurley has 2 schollys to work with that really changes the calculus. He could opt for a more traditional big and definitely Santos"

Are you saying that you know Santos will be reclassifying to 2020 from 2021?
I think he’s 2021 now. We’d need him to reclass the other way. But I’d imagine a big is still the priority, even moreso than it was a week ago with the loss of Akok.
 
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He wouldn’t be ready to contribute this year. Plus he had the benefit of watching Delaire reclassify and flop, so I don’t think he’ll even seriously consider that as a possibility.
 

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