2019 Recruiting: Precious Achiuwa generic update

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The longer Precious takes to tell us no the worse off we are if we are holding our breath for him. IMO go see him in person explain to him for the millionth time why we want him, why he's a good fit, and what we bring to the table for him. Then ask him to schedule an official visit. If he says no or he's not ready, stop trying.it's really that simple. At this stage in the game after all the time and effort we've put in it's a yes or a no. We might not be NC and Duke but we deserve respect as a top tier institution and if those are our expectations we should demand it from everyone around the program. Coffee is for closers Mr. Hurley! Don't let Precious torpedo our last scholarship! At the end of the day this kid is at best a 2 year player, we land one of our B options that is here for 4 years the impact could be greater, as much as I want him.
 
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It's just odd we haven't heard anything since Ntwambe visit with only 1 scholarship left to fill. Makes me wonder if the staff knows something about PA.
I will say that after talking with people in the industry, it is very clear that Hurley and Co's plan is much quieter than the previous regime. Chess not checkers.
 
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No one wants him at Memphis as much as UConn.

Any sane fan with half a brain should want him to go to Memphis IF he's not coming here.
I understand that we want our conference to be good, but I don’t see how Precious to Memphis actually helps us. We want to win games, right? I’d feel better losing out to a “blue blood” than to an AAC team.
 

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I understand that we want our conference to be good, but I don’t see how Precious to Memphis actually helps us. We want to win games, right? I’d feel better losing out to a “blue blood” than to an AAC team.
We need eyeballs on the AAC and a team that can make it past the first weekend in March to bring credibility to our conference (and by association, UConn).
 

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Then let's recruit a good team and make it happen ourselves. If we're good in March nobody cares about Memphis making a run
You get a better seed in March if the teams you play are good. You also sell more tickets. It's also easier to get good players to come to a conference that is a good conference regularly on TV.

Precious coming to UConn is and should be priority #1.

But if he doesn't come here, we should want to beat him on the court, and that won't happen if he goes to UNC, UCLA, or Kansas.
 

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Don’t you know other schools elevating themselves and getting poached by a P5 is good for UConn?
Memphis getting poached by a P5. LOL

None of the teams in this conference have a real shot of getting poached due to a variety of things (mostly their redundancy). UConn is the only one that has any appeal if it can get it's basketball act together and if it's football program can stop embarrassing itself.

Cincy has an outside shot at the B12. UCF as well, I guess. Houston might, though it would be the normal short-sighted B12 move.
 
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When a guy’s recruitment seems strange, that’s usually because it is. I’m not saying illegal or unethical, just different.

When a team has been down, like UConn recently, it can be easy to say you want everyone else in the conference to suck. Just win no matter how and all that, but it really just makes everyone’s job tougher. Guys like Kofi commit to play elsewhere because they want to play against the best. Having all your chances for big, tournament influencing wins come in the OOC sucks.
 

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