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    Keon Edwards is N

    The 6'7" DePaul transfer and Pasadena, Texas native picks Nebraska.

     

    The former consensus top 100/4* recruit ended up enrolling early at DePaul.  Though he only played sparingly, Edwards essentially didn't use any eligibility and will have 4 years of eligibility at Nebraska. Prior to his time at DePaul, Edwards averaged 14.3 points and 5.5 rebounds for Hillcrest Prep in Arizona. Edwards also participated in the USA Basketball program in 2019.

     

    Nebraska currently with 1 remaining scholarship for 2021-22

     




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    When he reclassified from the 2021 class to enroll early at DePaul, he was dropped from the Rivals and ESPN rankings. He still carries a rating score from ESPN, though, of 86.  In the 2021 class, of which he was a member, that would place him somewhere between 34th and 47th on the ESPN top 100.

     

    Robin says he climbed as high as top 25 and a 5-star for Rivals, but I'm not sure he held that ranking when he reclassified. Still, outstanding player and a huge recruiting coup for us. He had some big boys involved in his recruitment, including FSU, Alabama, Georgia, Auburn and Arizona St. all in the mix.

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    Jerry Meyer's scouting assessment from 24/7: 

     

    Has a thin build with good length for a wing. A crafty athlete who can get elevation in space. Can score from all three levels. Handles to get his shot. Not a prominent defender but has potential to be a versatile defender. Rebounds his position. Utility type player.

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    I’ve been Eeyore with the recruits and the transfers, but it’s hard to be down with a recruiting class like this. Just incredible. 

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    I guess Fred is taking him despite his Jumper!  :wink:

     

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    Rivals.com wrote this evaluation of Edwards following his commitment to DePaul:

    “A 6-foot-7 small forward that can slide up or down a position, Edwards is a talented prospect that is most valued for his versatility and scoring. He can create his own offense in the half-court where he wields an effortless jumper out of the mid-range but has also improved as an athlete on the finish at the rim.”

     

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    Someone I know (cough cough @49r cough cough) ran some numbers to try to figure out what our recruiting class would be ranked if we landed Keon Edwards.

     

    Someone I know is good at the maths.

     

    Someone I know wanna share the answer?

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    7 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

    Someone I know (cough cough @49r cough cough) ran some numbers to try to figure out what our recruiting class would be ranked if we landed Keon Edwards.

     

    Someone I know is good at the maths.

     

    Someone I know wanna share the answer?

     

    I think the conclusion I came up with was top 4 in the country.  Just a whisker ahead of #5 Duke.  But I could be wrong, so don't hold me to that.  🤣

    Edited by 49r

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    2 minutes ago, 49r said:

     

    I think the conclusion I came up with was top 3 in the country.  Just a whisker ahead of #4 Duke.  But I could be wrong, so don't hold me to that.  🤣

     

    It's easily top 10, so even if it's not #3, it's gotta be within spitting distance.

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    So the way I arrived at that conclusion is to use the 247 class rankings calculator, here:

    https://247sports.com/college/nebraska/Season/2021-Basketball/Commits/Preview/

     

    And since I couldn't plug in Keon directly to our '21 class, I had to find a reasonable comp (which just happened to be TyTy Washington, who is ranked just slightly LOWER in their rankings than Keon was).  By plugging TyTy in, I came up with a score that would put us at #4.  Just ahead of Duke.

    Edited by 49r

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    Anyone know what Keon's free throw % might be? It would be nice to not be holding my breath whenever we step to the line some year.

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    Not a lot of data go to by on KenPom but:

     

    Keon Edwards
    5 · Pasadena, TX

        Ht Wt Yr G %Min ORtg %Poss %Shots eFG% TS% OR% DR% ARate TORate Blk% Stl% FC/40 FD/40 FTRate FTM-A Pct 2PM-A Pct 3PM-A Pct
    2021 141 DePaul 6-7 185 Fr 5 5.1 97.5 12.7 15.4 38.9 45.2 5.5 5.5 0.0 11.4 0.0 0.0 5.1 2.4 22.2 2-2 .999 2-6 .333 1-3 .333
      Conference-only       3 3.4 88.7 14.1 22.1 35.7 35.7 5.0 10.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.6 1.4 0.0 0-0 .000 1-4 .250 1-3 .333
      vs. Tier A+B*       2 4.9 74.5 13.4 14.5 25.0 36.0 3.9 7.7 0.0 15.2 0.0 0.0 4.3 2.9 33.3 2-2 .999 0-3 .000 1-3 .333
      vs. Tier A*       2 10.0 75.0 13.5 14.6 25.0 36.0 3.9 7.3 0.0 15.2 0.0 0.0 4.3 2.9 33.3 2-2 .999 0-3 .000 1-3 .333
      Career     5   2-2 .000 2-6 .333 1-3 .333
      vs. Tier A+B*     2   2-2 .000 0-3 .000 1-3 .333
      vs. Tier A*     2   2-2 .000 0-3 .000 1-3 .333
    *Tier A and B represent top 50 and top 100 opponents, respectively, adjusted for game location. See game logs below for specific games.
    Position identification is based on an algorithm using play-by-data.
     

    2021 Game Data

          Opponent Result   Site     St MP ORtg %Ps Pts 2Pt 3Pt FT OR DR A TO Blk Stl PF  
    a.gif Mar 11 21 Connecticut L, 94-60   Neutral BE-T     14 82 11 2 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 a.gif
    b.gif Mar 10 80 Providence W, 70-62   Neutral BE-T   Did not play b.gif
      Mar 2 83 Marquette L, 77-71   Home BE     3 - - 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1  
     
    b.gif Feb 27 63 Georgetown L, 68-60   Home BE   Did not play b.gif
    a.gif Feb 24 22 Creighton L, 77-53   Away BE     14 69 16 3 0-2 1-3 0-0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 a.gif
    a.gif Feb 20 69 St. John's W, 88-83   Away BE   Did not play a.gif
    a.gif Feb 17 54 Seton Hall L, 60-52   Away BE   Did not play a.gif
      Feb 13 80 Providence L, 57-47   Home BE     4 - - 2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
    b.gif Feb 6 120 Butler L, 68-58   Away BE   Did not play b.gif
     
    a.gif Jan 30 22 Creighton L, 69-62   Home BE   Did not play a.gif
    b.gif Jan 27 69 St. John's L, 81-68   Home BE   Did not play b.gif
    b.gif Jan 23 83 Marquette W, 68-61   Away BE   Did not play b.gif
      Jan 19 120 Butler L, 67-53   Home BE   Did not play  
      Jan 16 193 Valparaiso W, 77-58   Home       4 - - 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1  
    a.gif Jan 11 21 Connecticut L, 60-53   Home BE   Did not play a.gif
    b.gif Jan 9 54 Seton Hall L, 76-68   Home BE   Did not play b.gif
     
    a.gif Dec 30 21 Connecticut L, 82-61   Away BE   Did not play a.gif
    b.gif Dec 27 80 Providence L, 95-90 2OT Away BE   Did not play b.gif
      Dec 23 290 Western Illinois W, 91-72   Home     Did not play  
          Opponent Result   Site     St MP ORtg %Ps Pts 2Pt 3Pt FT OR DR A TO Blk Stl PF

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    13 minutes ago, jimmykc said:

    Anyone know what Keon's free throw % might be? It would be nice to not be holding my breath whenever we step to the line some year.


    The formula is quite simple.  Take a player’s lifetime free throw percentage, subtract 20%, and that is what they will shoot in a Husker uniform.

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    Bryce, Wilcher, Keon, WB, and Nets is an incredible group of Freshman this fall. Jury is always out till we see what they have on the court but I think Matt is living up to his reputation at least going by rankings. 

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    23 minutes ago, hhcmatt said:

    Feels like the same level of kid we were looking at with Kansas transfer TGF but is a Fr. instead of a Jr.

     

    I was thinking the same thing. Except, I think this kid is probably better. My thought was that we were fortunate the KU kid decided not to commit.

    Edited by Norm Peterson

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    3 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

     

    I was thinking the same thing. Except, I think this kid is probably better. My thought was that we were fortunate the KU kid decided not to commit.

     

    I know we're fine with not filling our scholarships I think we'd take both of those guys.  Not sure if Edwards commits if TGF does though.

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    15 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

     

    I was thinking the same thing. Except, I think this kid is probably better. My thought was that we were fortunate the KU kid decided not to commit.


    Anyone see the irony with TGF going to DePaul instead of us?  

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    1 hour ago, hhcmatt said:

    Feels like the same level of kid we were looking at with Kansas transfer TGF but is a Fr. instead of a Jr.


    ‘Think you are right. I think the Kansas kid was more explosive but Keon is hopefully a little more skilled. Guessing they went after the KU kid first because he is more ready to go day 1 and they expect to make a big jump this year. I’ll take the freshman myself

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    2 minutes ago, Art Vandalay said:


    ‘Think you are right. I think the Kansas kid was more explosive but Keon is hopefully a little more skilled. Guessing they went after the KU kid first because he is more ready to go day 1 and they expect to make a big jump this year. I’ll take the freshman myself

     

    TGF entered the transfer portal March 29th. Edwards on March 30th. We had to be recruiting both heavily among others.

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