Vital to UConn

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  1. RayIsTheGOAT

    RayIsTheGOAT I was once compared to a young Tragic Bronson

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    This is yuuuuuuuuge.
    This is EXACTLY the type of player we needed to complement this team. Last glaring need is a bulky, rebounding big.
     
  2. Rico444

    Rico444 Strive for Five

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    If there's one thing I don't worry about with Ollie, it's his ability to develop guards. Christian should be a key piece to the team by the time he's an upperclassman, if not sooner.
     
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  3. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    ha ha...quote of the day!
     
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  4. UConnTrumbull

    UConnTrumbull Simba Walker on Twitter

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    So excited for the class of 2016
     
  5. 6thBoroBro

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    I see him developing into a Trevor Cooney with good shot selection
     
  6. uconNYC

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    Next year we will be decent but I really think we will be a force from the 2017-18 season onwards.
     
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  7. Rico444

    Rico444 Strive for Five

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    If Jalen is still around we should be awesome. When Durham/Diarra/Brown/Alterique are juniors, we should be a great team.
     
  8. NEforceUConn

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    Is that a recruiting text from Pitino?
     
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  9. huskyniner

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    Brown isn't coming until next year.
     
  10. FASTEDDY

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    Are we still recruiting Brown or no?
     
  11. EastCoast2

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    So he'll be at UConn for 7 years?
     
  12. Matrim55

    Matrim55 Why is it so hard To make it in America

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    There's been some mixed news from insiders on this (reliable insiders). We seem to have cooled on him, but we did watch a couple of his games at the EYBL.

    He's very much a project, btw. Every bit as raw as Enoch, and every bit as foul prone as Brimah was. He's a very nice signing, but clearly not a guy KO is afraid of recruiting over.
     
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  13. intlzncster

    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    That's the kid who committed? Zach Brown? Seemed like he had good potential. Higher rated than most of our projects.
     
  14. Tenspro2002

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    Wasn't he ranked in the Top 30 at one point? Supposed to be an impact player right away?
     
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  15. uchusky32

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    Yup, till he sign with us. Then even our guys said he was a project. On the verge of being a bust.

    I made up my the last point.
     
  16. Leebo

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    He's still a top 30 guy. He used to be like top 15.
     
  17. Matrim55

    Matrim55 Why is it so hard To make it in America

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    Still a top 30 guy, but I suspect he'll drop a bit more over the next year to fringe top 50. He has a lot of trouble staying on the court (incredibly foul prone) and while he's got great individual fundamentals (keeps the ball high, boxes out well, great at put-backs aorund the rim) he's still very raw in terms of operating in a team defensive or offensive scheme.

    I'm not sure where the idea that he'd be an immediate impact player came from. I'm sure he'll get his minute, but this isn't Towns or Okafor. Kid's a project with lots of long-term potential.
     
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  18. David 76

    David 76 Forty years a fan

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    Welcome Christian! Welcome to UConn. I think you will leave with a ring!
     
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  19. uchusky32

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    Cousin Dave, just a little late.
     
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  20. 6thBoroBro

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    I think we will end up wishing he could, much like Cuse wishes Nosepicker would find Cooney's 8th year of eligibility, he always seems to be looking. Although UConn will win with Vital on the floor.
     
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  21. Gwynning

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    I think like most UConn fans, I've been groomed to overlook speculative h.s. rankings.

    It appears that this kid's shot is PURE!
    We'll have to wait and see if CV will be able to seperate and shoot on his own at the college level,
    but with this team's dribble drive ability he'll probably just have to find his spots and be ready to catch and shoot.
    If his work ethic and tenacity are as special as many people around say it is, then I'm happy we gave him a jersey.
    I believe a Craig Austrie type is this kid's floor.

    Vida Vital!!!
     
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  22. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    Maybe unduly optomistic, but I'm looking for him to be Rashad Anderson. Not the main option, but deadly if left open.
     
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  24. Matrim55

    Matrim55 Why is it so hard To make it in America

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    Albert Mouring, if you want to go for a "best case" comp. More of a pure guard rather than a wing, and a better ball-handler & defender.
     
  25. AZHuskiePop

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    I like the kids form on his jumper ,very classic ,with good elevation.
    This kid will become a good 2
    Especially paired with a guard who can penetrate
     
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