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Offline Ciepierball

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Re: My Solution For A Quick, Efficient Fix
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2016, 10:50:31 PM »
Sorry guys, been super busy, but yes, a ton has happened in the past month or so, plus I went to Fort Wayne, and was able to see some of the guys that they are recruiting, so definitely can come up with a few changes.

2016 Class

We are done!  Heard through the grapevine that we are not going to get a visit from the Martin twins, so with that said, we are done for 2016, and all 13 of our scholarships are covered.  In talking with Eric Bossi of Rivals, Cyrus was between 150 and 175, and Gage was between 175 and 200...loved our Juco, saw Al being strong for a Mid-Major (again, I think that's fine for us...do the dirty work), and hasn't seen Cook since he lost alot of weight, but West Virginia fans were super impressed with him.  This is our squad, and I do think we have more gritty players this year than last year.  And while we needed to upgrade skill, I think grit was even more-so needing an upgrade.

2017 Class

This class we are needing many things, but we are most needing Point Guard help, as well as Post help.  With that being said, I think we need one of each position, however at guard we need two guys that can play the point when needed.  Here is my class, and I do have some stretches.

Justin Roberts (PG) - I fell in love with this kid in Fort Wayne.  He is so smart, so vocal on the court, super quick, makes plays in the halfcourt and fullcourt, and plays tough defense.  I don't care if he has limited offers...he's a winner.  Had a great EYBL this past weekend in Hampton, so I'm sure his name will be bubbling up some.  But he loves DePaul thus far, even giving fans a teaser of him in a uniform a week or so ago.  I think there is a high probability that we can get him.  Would be an amazing get.

Nojel Eastern (PG/SG/SF) - People will be surprised by this, but hear me out.  He's gotten quiet lately, where he had alot of injuries, hasn't blown up in the EYBL as much as coaches would have liked, and many coaches are questioning what position will he guard.  He oozes IQ, and is so crafty.  Sammy Mejia has a clone, and it's Nojel.  His relationship is very strong with Leitao, and he'd be the man Day 1.  It's a stretch, but I really think we can get him.

Jordan Nwora (SF) - Leitao has been following the NY Rens like a puppydog in EYBL during Live Period, and it's because his eyes are on this shooter.  He's long, can get his shot off, both off the catch and after a couple of dribbles, and making a name as one of the best shooters in high school right now.  Leitao has such a strong connection to NYC, and both Carter and Sellers has strong ties to Vermont Academy.  I think our shot is very good here.

Marcus Santos-Silva (PF) - DePaul was the first high major on him, and they love this kid.  He's huge, knows how to use his body, and extremely skilled.  Also, he's teammates with Nwora, and both can see playing time pretty early.  Right now still under the radar, he's a kid that can really blow up come this summer.

There will be a center in this class, but I think it'll come from a 5th year.  We need one or two more spots in the 2018 class, and a 5th year will be huge.  Getting someone to come in to take Tommie's minutes, as well as mentor a sophomore in Cook, along with a Santos-Silva, would be huge.  I think DePaul would be a more attractive destination for a 5th year, especially with the opening of a new arena and alot of playing time.


That is my updates class guys.  Have at it.

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Re: My Solution For A Quick, Efficient Fix
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2016, 11:23:20 PM »
Cieps, I always love the insight and the passion but we are NOT getting Eastern. I don't care if he fell a bit, majors will still be calling based on his potential. He will end up somewhere else other than Lincoln Park.

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Re: My Solution For A Quick, Efficient Fix
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2016, 09:18:03 AM »
Cieps, I always love the insight and the passion but we are NOT getting Eastern. I don't care if he fell a bit, majors will still be calling based on his potential. He will end up somewhere else other than Lincoln Park.
Big Kid - I can name you guys who always had the reputation of high potential who ultimately fell off these top program's radar.

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Re: My Solution For A Quick, Efficient Fix
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2016, 09:43:15 AM »
What ever happened to Marlon Jones?  I thought we were high on him for the 2016 class?

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Re: My Solution For A Quick, Efficient Fix
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2016, 10:04:25 AM »
Big Kid - there is alot of chatter that Eastern just doesn't have that upside that most people thought he had.  I love the kids IQ, really knows how to get his teammates involved, can score a bit, but his glaring issue is his lack of athleticism.  Honestly, Billy Jr. may be a better athlete than him.  So who does he guard?  He will have issues at any of the three positions.  I'm hearing that DePaul, Northwestern, and Xavier are really in tight with him, and the Xavier connection was first started by Carter.  Does he want to go to like a Michigan State, but just be a role player, or go to another and have an integral role?  I think it's a great argument.  Look at his EYBL numbers, and they aren't eye popping.  Has been an inconsistent shooter, hasn't created much off the dribble, and his assists to turnover ratio show that maybe he's not as good at the point as people thought.  Again, I think he'd be great at DePaul, but at a Top 20 program?  Maybe not.

Q3 - DePaul isn't on Jones anymore.  No clue what happened to him.  I know when they offered him, the next day or so Arizona gave him a contingent offer.  He told DePaul he is going to see if any of those top, top programs were going to offer him.  One thing about Leitao is that if you don't really wanna play for DePaul, rather just playing here because that's your best option, then he doesn't really want you.  Definitely a change from the past.  So he hasn't been on their radar for a bit.
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Re: My Solution For A Quick, Efficient Fix
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2016, 10:09:02 AM »
ah yes the ole "we cooled on him stuff."  love it.  gets better offers, we tell him either you are with us or against us and we coll on him.  classic.  seems to be working well.  more like he realized he can go to a better program than depaul.  but love the DL spin that he cools on the kid when he looks elsewhere.  perfect

and more of the myth or carter the recruiter


Big Kid - there is alot of chatter that Eastern just doesn't have that upside that most people thought he had.  I love the kids IQ, really knows how to get his teammates involved, can score a bit, but his glaring issue is his lack of athleticism.  Honestly, Billy Jr. may be a better athlete than him.  So who does he guard?  He will have issues at any of the three positions.  I'm hearing that DePaul, Northwestern, and Xavier are really in tight with him, and the Xavier connection was first started by Carter.  Does he want to go to like a Michigan State, but just be a role player, or go to another and have an integral role?  I think it's a great argument.  Look at his EYBL numbers, and they aren't eye popping.  Has been an inconsistent shooter, hasn't created much off the dribble, and his assists to turnover ratio show that maybe he's not as good at the point as people thought.  Again, I think he'd be great at DePaul, but at a Top 20 program?  Maybe not.

Q3 - DePaul isn't on Jones anymore.  No clue what happened to him.  I know when they offered him, the next day or so Arizona gave him a contingent offer.  He told DePaul he is going to see if any of those top, top programs were going to offer him.  One thing about Leitao is that if you don't really wanna play for DePaul, rather just playing here because that's your best option, then he doesn't really want you.  Definitely a change from the past.  So he hasn't been on their radar for a bit.

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Re: My Solution For A Quick, Efficient Fix
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2016, 10:14:32 AM »
mrap - so tell me, what are Jones's better offers?  Arizona pulled theirs, as well as a couple of other programs.  They were contingent.  Your argument doesn't really hold much weight.  The kid was getting poor advice, and some of his "advisers" I'm sure had their hands out.  Again, we won't have a strong city presence going forward.
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