Updated 2017 recruiting rankings

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  1. HooperScooper

    HooperScooper

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    For those that follow these things.

    Makai Ashton-Langford stays at #38.
    Tyler Polley drops two spots to #100.
    Josh Carlton goes from unranked to #140.

    Can't link to the site from here (just cut and paste below URL).

    https://n.rivals.com/prospect_rankings/rivals150/2017
     
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  2. Stairmaster

    Stairmaster Stainmaster?

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    Rankings may change, but we can all rest assured that JSM will cherry-pick each individual player's lowest rating, bump it down 20-30 spots, and call it their "composite".
     
  3. UConnStats

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    Good for Carlton. He's really sticking it to poor Rakim Lubin.
     
  4. Tenspro2002

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    I sure hope there's another big name we have a shot with, because a top 40 and a couple of fringe top 100 just isn't enough, especially in the frontcourt.
     
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  5. UConNick

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    Carlton's been improving a ton. His ranking could creep even closer to 100 or surpass it. Even though it's not quite NEPSAC, the DMV's high school scene is another elite league with nationally ranked schools that play countrywide schedules. If he continues to play the way he has through the end of the season, the ceiling is high.
     
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  6. UChusky916

    UChusky916 Making the board a little less insufferable

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    Did Rivals not get the memo that MAL committed to UConn? Normally when that happens it's an automatic drop in the rankings (Like Polley).
     
  7. JSM1970

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    On 247 composite

    MAL 33
    Polley 133
    Carlton 229

    Carlton is listed at 6-9 2oo, he'll need another 20-30 LBs at some point to play C

    Polley is dropping like a rock, 247 has him ranked 162, wasn't he borderline top 50 at one point?

     
  8. JSM1970

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    Rock Lubin is actually averaging 9 & 6 this year at CS Northridge, he even had 8 & 13 against UCLA

    Of course much different level of competition but maybe Rock had some promise


     
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  9. UConnStats

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    His ORtg is 91, even lower than his freshman year here. He cant protect the rim either. He had/has no business playing high major basketball. It was for the best.
     
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  10. bazzdog

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    He ain't 200-jeezus. He's at least 220 right now....
     
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  11. UConnStats

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    No, he hasn't really moved on 247. You're thinking of Rayshaun Hammonds probably.
     
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  12. JSM1970

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    Good to hear he is adding weight and muscle

    Assuming Diarra gets healthy we will have some blue collar types who like to play D and rebound

     
  13. RipCity

    RipCity Absolute Savage

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    Well see what coaches get fired and which recruits get freed up, but I would think a transfer would make more sense considering we'll have 4 PF/C on the roster (5 if you count Polley as a PF) at least through the 2018-2019 season.
     
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  14. upstater

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    Everyone has committed; most have signed. It is January 2017. There is no one else coming as a freshman.
     
  15. Hungryhusky99

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    When did vital commit lol
     
  16. upstater

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    Vital committed as a top 200.

    Very different than the kinds of kids Tens is asking about, plus, most of the top players from last year's class committed very late in the spring. This year's class is different. Have a look at the top 100 or even 150. They are all accounted for. Different year.
     
  17. PAHusky

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    Just need to pray MAL is the real deal and one of Polley/Carlton turn out serviceable.
     
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  18. fleudslipcon

    fleudslipcon We are still UConn!!

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    I'm praying for a full recovery from Mamidou, Gilbert, Durham and Larrier and a quick integration of these players with Jackson, Vital and Adams. I'm praying for Steve to make a leap on the defensive end.

    A Zack Brown who didn't spiral out of control would have been the big this program needed. The injuries and that loss were things outside the control of the coaches.
     
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  19. UConnStats

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    Updated composite rankings

    MAL 32
    Polley 132
    Carlton 168 (up 61 spots)
     
  20. UCFan1513

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    People bashing our recruits and their rankings don't realize that KO locked up a 5 star top 25 center in Brown (obviously before all of the problems) very early. That was his center target for the year and he got him. You can't bash his recruiting for a kid's personal decisions. How differently would detractors be looking at this class if Brown had stayed out of trouble and it was a top 25 brown, top 35 MAL, and borderline top 100 Polley. What KO got in Carlton after the loss of Brown is actually very impressive, came on late and seemed to find a rapidly surging and underrated talent
     
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  21. UConn990411

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    Keep in mind Gilbert's red shirt essentially makes him part of this class, which means we'll have freshmen Gilbert, MAL, Polley, and Carlton.

    I'd still love to see them snag a last-minute, lower ranked 4-star, but this is a really nice class so far.
     
  22. JSM1970

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    This might be the rivals update. He went from 195 to 194 on 247's rankings. Maybe he can creep toward top 100 with strong play, not hugely important other than it shows he's getting better and has a higher ceiling maybe

    Will be some good front court competition with SE, JD, Diarra, Polley and Carlton next year

     
  23. 80shusky

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    It's probably going to have to be enough, because there isn't really anybody left who we are involved in. We could potentially had a grad transfer or JUCO player but I'm pretty sure those aren't the big names you are looking for. Here's the thing though, right now with no changes we have two scholarships for next year. They are the same two scholarships remaining for 2018. There are some good players we are pursuing in 2018. Would we want to use both of them up next year and potentially have no scholarships for 2018?
     
  24. rip7774

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    I really like Shawn Olden. Haven't seen much tape but I know he had a strong freshman year out west before going Juco and the Pepperdine fans saw him as future of program when he left. I want a shooter. Never can have enough and Vital doesn't shoot it as well as I hoped (still like him a lot).
     
  25. husky99

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    I am heqring carlton could be easily ranked in the low 80s by spring. He is Killing it