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    CJ Wilcher is N

     

     

    Announcing his commitment via Instagram

     

    CJ Wilcher is a class of 2019 shooting guard out of Newark, NJ.  Clocking in at 6'5", the sophomore to be was rated in the top 150 coming out of high school and regarded as an elite shooter.  Wilcher saw limited playing time this season until senior SG Nate Johnson went down with an injury. It's probable that Johnson's decision to come back for another year led to Wilcher looking elsewhere for playing time.  Matt Abdelmassih had originally offered Wilcher at both St John's and Nebraska.

     

    At this moment Wilcher would have to redshirt unless granted a waiver. However, he might be immediately eligible if the NCAA puts a one-time transfer exception rule into place.  Wilcher will have 4 years of eligibility left.

     



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    19 minutes ago, Blackshirt83 said:

    So what are the odds this lands us his brother Simeon?

     

    He's currently ranked as the #8 overall player in the 2023 class.

     

    2 5 star younger brothers in 3 years?

     

    I'd say pretty slim honestly.  Chances are his little bro will be able to skip college and go straight to the NBA by 2023.

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    27 minutes ago, 49r said:

     

    I'd say pretty slim honestly.  Chances are his little bro will be able to skip college and go straight to the NBA by 2023.


     I expect the NBA to continue their G-League one year transition team like they had this year going forward instead of allowing guys to come out of HS. Despite a shortened season it seems to have been a success. 

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    8 hours ago, hskr4life said:

     

    To be fair... saying Hoiberg is going to eat up the transfer market is like saying you'll win on Roulette if you play both the red and the black.  Ha!

     

    The guy makes a living on the transfer market.  But he is slowly starting to build our HS recruiting base too.

     

    True and when he was doing it at ISU the portal wasnt as robust. This is awesome for us.

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    On 3/26/2021 at 3:33 PM, millerhusker said:

    Overrated based on his freshman season stats? Or based on your evaluation of his film? If your opinion is based on his stats, calling him overrated at this point is a bit ridiculous. Recruiting rankings aren't meant to predict what a player's numbers will be their freshman year. Are you of the opinion that James Palmer was overrated out of high school? Andrew White? The list goes. on. CJ is a dang good player. Hopefully he fits in with our group. 

    Well, I hope I'm wrong. There are exceptions to everything. You named a couple. The list of major college contributors is a lot longer of those who were successful their freshman year than those who averaged 3 points a game. Appreciate the responses from everyone!

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    3 hours ago, HuskerActuary said:

    Well, I hope I'm wrong. There are exceptions to everything. You named a couple. The list of major college contributors is a lot longer of those who were successful their freshman year than those who averaged 3 points a game. Appreciate the responses from everyone!

     

    According to whom?

     

    I looked into this a few years back. Wish I still had the stats. I looked at Rivals 150 for 3 or 4 years running and then looked up their stats for their freshman year. If I remember correctly, few players outside the top 30-40 scored more than half a dozen ppg.

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    10 hours ago, Norm Peterson said:

     

    According to whom?

     

    I looked into this a few years back. Wish I still had the stats. I looked at Rivals 150 for 3 or 4 years running and then looked up their stats for their freshman year. If I remember correctly, few players outside the top 30-40 scored more than half a dozen ppg.

    But my overall point is, a year of actual college basketball is a more valuable predictor of future performance than your high school recruiting ranking. So maybe lots of those Rivals 150 players didn't do a lot their freshman year, like you found. I'm guessing many of those same players were the same ones that had a more disappointing college career than they high school ranking would have expected.

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    On 3/29/2021 at 7:15 AM, HuskerActuary said:

    But my overall point is, a year of actual college basketball is a more valuable predictor of future performance than your high school recruiting ranking. So maybe lots of those Rivals 150 players didn't do a lot their freshman year, like you found. I'm guessing many of those same players were the same ones that had a more disappointing college career than they high school ranking would have expected.

     

    How would you predict this:

     

    Season School Conf G GS MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS   SOS
          38 5 13.3 1.4 3.3 .413 0.8 1.7 .460 0.6 1.7 .365 0.4 0.6 .652 0.4 1.1 1.4 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.7 0.7 3.7   7.05
          34 0 11.6 1.1 3.1 .364 0.8 1.8 .433 0.4 1.4 .277 0.7 1.1 .676 0.3 0.8 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.6 3.4   10.69

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    34 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

     

    How would you predict this:

     

    Season School Conf G GS MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS   SOS
          38 5 13.3 1.4 3.3 .413 0.8 1.7 .460 0.6 1.7 .365 0.4 0.6 .652 0.4 1.1 1.4 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.7 0.7 3.7   7.05
          34 0 11.6 1.1 3.1 .364 0.8 1.8 .433 0.4 1.4 .277 0.7 1.1 .676 0.3 0.8 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.6 3.4   10.69

     

    I'd predict the next two years of eligibility to be like this:

     

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    School Conf G GS MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS   SOS
                                                             
          33 33 31.0 5.5 12.4 .444 4.2 8.2 .513 1.3 4.2 .309 4.9 6.7 .738 1.2 3.1 4.4 3.0 1.0 0.5 2.2 1.8 17.2   7.32
          36 36 35.2 5.9 16.1 .369 4.1 10.1 .401 1.9 5.9 .313 6.0 7.8 .762 1.1 3.1 4.2 3.0 1.4 0.4 2.1 2.2 19.7   11.31

     

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    I mean this could be a JPJ success story 2.0.  Not getting many minutes or points due to guys in front of him, comes to a school and system that rewards his skill and playing time and we have a stud.  I just looked it up and Palmer was also averaging like 3.5 points a game both years at Miami and then came here and averaged almost 20 a game.  Even if he’s not a true “4” star, the kid looks like a shooter and a playmaker and sounds like he plays defense tough.  And like I’ve said before he’s had a year to acclimate to the college lifestyle, training programs and speed of play.  Can’t fault bringing this kid in at all IMO.

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    1 hour ago, Dead Dog Alley said:

     

    I'd predict the next two years of eligibility to be like this:

     

    eason
    School Conf G GS MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS   SOS
                                                             
          33 33 31.0 5.5 12.4 .444 4.2 8.2 .513 1.3 4.2 .309 4.9 6.7 .738 1.2 3.1 4.4 3.0 1.0 0.5 2.2 1.8 17.2   7.32
          36 36 35.2 5.9 16.1 .369 4.1 10.1 .401 1.9 5.9 .313 6.0 7.8 .762 1.1 3.1 4.2 3.0 1.4 0.4 2.1 2.2 19.7   11.31

     

    Looks like the kind of numbers you'd expect of a Rivals 4-star.

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