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  1. According to Google Translate: A shooting forward for the perimeters of Carramimbre @CBCValladolid ➡ Alero (2.03 - 24 years) From @NCAA Ability to shoot three, score, post and rebound
  2. Thor is here. Yvan arrives tomorrow.
  3. Here are some details about Lat Mayen from Huskers.com: Mayen spent the 2019-20 season at Chipola (Fla.) College . . . , helping the school to an 18-10 record. Mayen, who was the No. 34 prospect in the latest JucoRecruiting Top 100, averaged 11.8 points per game on 47 percent shooting along with 8.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. He shot 38 percent from 3-point range (38-99) and 81.5 percent from the foul line for the season.Inside conference play, he raised his numbers across the board, averaging 14.6 point and 9.1 rebounds per game, shooting 47 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3-point range on his way to collecting earned first-team All-Panhandle Conference accolades. On the year, Mayen totaled eight double-doubles in his lone season at the school, highlighted by a 20-point, 16-rebound effort against Northwest Florida State. In all, he reached double figures in 20 of his 28 appearances and totaled 11 double-figure rebounding efforts as a sophomore.
  4. ???? We went 7-25 without a lot of people. Sarcasm?
  5. As to Arop, aphilso is right: never underestimate the power of persistent effort over time. He's got the athleticism required to compete in the B1G. And you've gotta' admire his perseverance amid adversity -- which is what success is ultimately built upon!
  6. Thanks, Matt, for the video and directing our attention to when Andre plays! My general impression is more optimistic. Here's why: 1. His second quarter performance is stronger than the first quarter -- in fact, I'd call him "dominant" in the second quarter (his +/- in the second quarter is very strong). But even in the first quarter, he has an immediate impact upon entering the game. 2. His first two fouls (in the first quarter) are both hustle plays (one for a long rebound and one on a blocked shot) that could have been no-calls -- the third foul is, truly, a bad screen attempt (the announcer groans about "another foul on Andre"). 3. In the second quarter, he drives from the right corner and scores on a hook -- the announcer says he traveled (he didn't): it was a foul on another player that waived-off the bucket. 4. He is very fast down the floor on fast breaks -- once he scores on a high-flying dunk, but he travels another time because the ball is delivered too late. 5. He passes the ball well -- one long outlet pass is particularly strong and precise. 5. He splashes both free throws -- really (nothing but the bottom of the net both times)! 6. He steels an entry pass, playing from behind the post man, with an athletic effort. 7. His drive from the three point line is athletic and successful. 8. The video is from 1/4/2020, so he has matured since then (presumably) -- but he certainly looks the part of a strong, athletic big
  7. Thanks, thrasher, for posting this! Elijah’s fast break activity in that video is reminiscent of Haanif Cheatham’s role last season.
  8. Here’s from an article on Elijah Wood in a Providence, R.I., newspaper dated April 29, 2020 (two days before Nebraska offered): The Maryland native also claimed offers from the likes of Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Auburn, Georgia, TCU, Florida, Kansas State and Ole Miss. Wood was downgraded to a three-star recruit by internet scouting services after opting to sit out the grassroots circuit last summer.
  9. What I remember of Banton from the pre-season scrimmage last year is this: he had a bunch of rebounds and put-backs. It seems that he had a knack for being in the right place to rebound.
  10. I’m looking forward to seeing Shamiel Stevenson, to judge how much his eligibility denial by the NCAA hurt last season’s team: could he have been any sort of a difference maker last season?
  11. How do such adjustments happen when no one is playing? And his talent-laden team isn’t even the best team in Nebraska, based on the State Tournament finals—which is the last anyone saw of this player.
  12. About that redshirt thing, here is what Eduardo Andre says: ANDRE: “They told me I could come in and have a big impact right away just with my size and being versatile
  13. Thanks, Chuck, for the Shang Ping reference--didn't realize he had a pro career. He actually has a Wiki page, which includes this: Shang Ping 尚平 Personal information Born December 23, 1984 (age 35) Harbin, Heilongjiang, China Nationality Chinese Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg) Career information High school Avondale College (Auckland, New Zealand) College Illinois Central CC (2005–2007) Nebraska (2007–2008) Emporia State (2008–2009) NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted Playing career 2009–2016 Position Power forward / Center Career history 2009–2010 Beijing Ducks 2010–2012 Shanxi Brave Dragons 2012–2013 Qingdao Eagles 2013–2014 Panathinaikos 2014–2016 Tianjin Gold Lions This is a Chinese name; the family name is Shāng. Shang Ping (Chinese: 尚平 (pronounced Shung);[1] born December 23, 1984), also known as Eric Shang, is a Chinese professional basketball player who most recently played for the Tianjin Gold Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. He is a 2.06 m (6'9") tall power forward-center, and his nickname is "The Beast".[2] He became the first Chinese player to ever sign with a Euroleague club, when he joined the Greek League team Panathinaikos for the 2013-14 season. College career[edit] After playing high school basketball at Avondale College in Auckland, New Zealand, Shang played college basketball at Illinois Central Community College from 2005 to 2007, at the University of Nebraska, where he played with the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 2007 to 2008, and at Emporia State University from 2008 to 2009. Professional career[edit] Shang began his pro career with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association in 2009. In 2010, he moved to the Chinese club Shanxi Brave Dragons, and in 2012 he joined the Chinese club Qingdao Eagles, where he was a teammate of Tracy McGrady. Shang moved to the Greek League club Panathinaikos in 2013, thus becoming the first Chinese player to ever play in a European basketball league.[3][4] He returned to China in 2014 and spent the next two seasons with the Tianjin Gold Lions.
  14. Ha! Here's the deal: had we known about Eduardo Andre and been discussing him for three months (or a couple years) already, we'd have been to the "early draft entry" stage long before now. And had Hoiberg & Co. been openly battling the likes of Illinois, A&M and Northwestern, we'd be breathless with our victory over Power 5 suitors. Remember when names first came up like Whitt and Sanogo? We were all doubters at the beginning . . . and then we watched old videos and saw other schools competing for their services . . . and we ultimately came to see them as great prospects. That didn't happen here. So, we are just now coming to understand this player and what he will bring to the Vault. Frankly, I'm excited by the potential: (i) his hands are a huge upgrade (compare, e.g., Morrow, Jordy, and even Yvan), (ii) his mobility is a rarity at the five, (iii) he can elevate quickly, once the ball is in his hands, (iv) he is new to the game but has a solid foundation for it. Can't wait for practices and the season to start! P.S. Hoiberg & Co. excel at the short-time recruiting process, and they seem to prefer it over a long process. Sanogo and Andre are Exhibits A & B on why that is.
  15. Ha! Couldn’t you get Shang Ping and Sergej Vucetic into the comparison? Jordy is way too thick and immobile (but fancied himself a three point shooter). Balham is more of a linebacker (6’8” and 235). Shang stood 6’10”, with 230, and Sergej stood 7’1”, with 235–both are better shade analogies.
  16. Here’s a tweet with a photo in which he looks much older:
  17. Here is another highlight video from 2019:
  18. Here, here!! As being "very new to the sport," think of it this way: (i) Yvan played his freshman year in college at 17 years of age, but (ii) Eduardo played his first year of organized basketball at 15 years of age.
  19. Let’s call him “Sofa” or Couch.”
  20. Looks like everyone’s board is quiet, except for UCONN, Someone posted a tweet there that seems optimistic for them today—although it’s meaning is unclear:
  21. I'd be interested in seeing the links from other schools to judge the nature of and basis for their optimism--if any still exists. Here's the latest from Seton Hall's message board thread on Sanogo.
  22. Here’s hoping Trevor Lakes turns out to be a bigger version of Paul Velander: an excellent three point shooter who makes up for athleticism deficiencies with basketball smarts.
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