PF Taurean Thompson (UConn Offer)

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  1. PeterSanDiego

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    We have offered 2016 Taurean Thompson, I saw him play this year, would love to get this kid!
     
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  2. Silk31

    Silk31 CA$$$HHHHH

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    Great, that must mean Brimah is gone too. First DHam and now Amida....
     
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  3. Stairmaster

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    Hmm. Interesting. I know Syracuse has been after him, so getting him to spurn them would be nice. I haven't seen too much of his tape, but being at Brewster with a good bunch of P5 offers makes me inclined to believe he'd be a nice player.
     
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  4. JMick

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    Pretty late to get on a 4* top 100 recruit
     
  5. Stairmaster

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    Just to play devil's advocate, if he were happier with his previous options wouldn't he have pulled the trigger already?
     
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  6. ktuck911

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    It would be nice to get another big instead of another guard for next season
     
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  7. UConnStats

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    He is/was teammates with Alpha Diallo at Brewster.
     
  8. JMick

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    Oh I agree, it's just interesting
     
  9. jleves

    jleves Awesomeness

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    With Sam Jr going, we have two spots - one of each please.
     
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  10. Ricker

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    In the Hamidou Diallo mix tape he is #35 in white in the Brewster clips, Alpha Diallo is #1. I have seen Thompson be passive in some games and not be notable, but have also seen him take over the action in games and have pretty good moves in the lane and have an offensive mind set. He is the same body type as a Facey, he isn't a big body that's going to move people out of the box, he isn't a major rim protector, but he is ranked #78 and is a quality player who played against quality competition. He isn't a savior but he is a quality big who can score. It would mean having a second player like Facey on the 2016 team.
     
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  11. Huskyforlife

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    If he's anything like facey I'll pass. We can save scholarships for better players. We don't need 3 pf in this class, it's overkill.
     
  12. Stairmaster

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    He may be easier to mold into a better player than Facey. If I recall correctly, Facey didn't pick up a basketball until he was around 13. If Thompson has more experience/familiarity with the game as opposed to raw athleticism, he could be more likely to improve over his time.
     
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  13. Athlete94

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    I need to see a few minutes of uncontested dunks before I grant my approval.
     
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  15. ConnHuskBask

    ConnHuskBask Shut Em Down!

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    Lmao. Great line.
     
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    Normally the opposite is true. If he isn't more polished than Facey already he hasn't learned any more even though he has more Bball exposure.
     
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    @Stairmaster You could be right, but I still think taking another 4 year big man could be overkill. We'll have; Brimah, Facey, Enoch, Durham, and Diarra who are all natural bigs. Then you add Hamilton who can play the 4. I'd be more accepting of another grad transfer who can rebound and finish inside, but I think commiting to 3 pf for the next 4 years is a little overkill. However, if the kid can play, Ollie believes(SP) in him, and so does everyone else, then sign me up.
     
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  18. HuskyHawk

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

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    Nah...contested dunks...that's what I want. Unstoppable, in your face dunks over the top of the defender. A young Karl Malone would be fine.
     
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    I hope we get him add to our depth and let durham redshirt. More talent is never a bad thing.
     
  20. UConnStats

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    Facey is a good bench player, and is just about the only guy on our team who willingly crashes the offensive glass.

    While both have slight builds, ESPN had Facey at 6'9 195 as a freshman, and Thompson at 6'9 220. Facey was emaciatedly skinny. While both are slim, I'll take a 25 lb. head start any day of the week.

    With all this being said, I would tend to agree that a grad transfer big would make more sense at this juncture, because it's tough to see Thompson contributing too much as a freshman.
     
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  21. superjohn

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    He got an Arizona offer today.
     
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  22. UConnStats

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    Kansas last month too. Consensus seems to be that the kid has game.
     
  23. KemBuckets21

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    Does this make the yard want him more? It's kind of working for me.
     
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  24. david

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    Facey as a player has some warts (especially his fouling), but he really isn't a bad player. His offensive rebounding % is 16.7 which, if he qualified (too few mpg) would have ranked him tied for 4th in the entire country. His defense has improved dramatically (except the fouls) since his freshman year, and I am excited to see what he can do in his senior season
     
  25. James

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    I wish Facey was a better defensive rebounder , but he does some good things on the court. Pretty good athlete
     
  26. Tenspro2002

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    Yes.

    What's true in football recruiting is often true in basketball recruiting: the quality of a player's offers is, often times, an indication of that player's talent. I know, shocking, right?
     
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  27. August_West

    August_West Resident Champion

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    I dunno. This kids mixtape has my mouth watering. By the way, this is how EVERY mix tape looks to me.

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  28. KemBuckets21

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    The question is, if you average the quality of his offers, what is the avg school to offer him? Kansas Zona and UCONN obvi rounds it up. But I'm thinking he is still no more than a 10 mpg guy at most until he is an upperclassman for us.
     
  29. imno1

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    Well I'd disagree that his d improved dramatically. But I think Kenton has more offensive skill than he's been able to show because of two reasons. He seems to lack the self conifidence so while his shot is good in warm ups he doesn't shoot that well in the game. And of course he never gets the ball which plays into the self confidence issue. I still think he has a chance to have a really nice senior season if he puts the work in this summer.
     
  30. pj

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    Why would you downgrade the guy for getting a lot of offers? Anybody who gets a lot of offers is going to have a mediocre average quality.
     
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