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BobZag
07-12-2008, 09:13 AM
BZ: Seems the staff has compiled a list of shooters, perhaps in case Kong's visa is never approved. Anyway, here's the latest name to pop out of the blue--

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"When it comes to shooting the three ball, there wasn't anyone better in Aiken, S.C. for 16 minutes of play than Troy Daniels of the Carolina Raptors. The 6-foot-3 guard from Virginia hit five three-pointers in the second half and helped his Raptors team climb out of a 16-point deficit. In an era where teams are trying to find specialists, there is no reason why Daniels can't find a place at the mid-major (plus) level because of his stroke from deep.

"Daniels said he's heard from Virginia, Marquette, NC State, Virginia Tech, Gonzaga, Charlotte and Radford (offer)."

MississppiZag
07-12-2008, 09:32 AM
Good Find! Bob does he have the talent and skill to play for us. If so it would be nice to pursue this kid, just in case.

MississppiZag
07-12-2008, 09:36 AM
Gonzaga shows interest in Fleming star Daniels

Just how interested is Gonzaga's basketball program in William Fleming guard Troy Daniels?

Interested enough for Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd to show up at Fleming to watch the 6-foot-3 junior during an open workout.

Fleming coach Mickey Hardy put it this way about the university located in Spokane, Wash.: "Anytime you go from the end of the world to Roanoke, Virginia, there has to be some pretty good interest."

Daniels was Fleming's leading scorer in 2007-08 after starting for the Colonels as a sophomore when they won the Group AA championship.

Daniels boosted his stock with a strong performance for the Greensboro-based Carolina Raptors during an AAU tournament last month in Texas.

Daniels and Fleming teammate Jamelle Hagins -- a 6-7 junior who has an offer from Radford -- are playing for the North Carolina team this spring.

Hardy, who played for two seasons at Virginia Tech in the early 1980s, believes Gonzaga will not be the only Division I school to show some interest in Daniels, who excels primarily as a perimeter shooter.

"You know if they found out about him, there's bound to be more," Hardy said.

Hardy said Daniels needs to make some strides in the classroom to qualify for a Division I offer.

"He's got a little more to do, but I think he's going to be OK," Hardy said.


Not sure what class this kid is in, my guess is '09.:confused: I cant find him on Scout OR Rivals.
We must be interested, if we are flying cross country. This could get interesting. How did you find this kid Bob?:D

ZagNative
07-12-2008, 09:42 AM
This kid came up here back in May, when Section 116 found that story MZ linked (http://www.guboards.spokesmanreview.com/showthread.php?p=218780#post218780).

theothegreat21
07-12-2008, 09:43 AM
Its in the Peach Jam breakdown on rivals. I'm personally not a huge fan on focusing on players who are a specialist at one thing. Obviously Daniels can shoot the basketball, but in no article have I read anything that talks about his ability to run a team or play solid defense. While I think a guy like Daniels would thrive at the mid-major level, he is not the kind of player that I think will help make this program a challenger for Final 4's and National Championships every year.

Even rivals mentioned this by saying before his mention

"Perhaps the best part of Friday's action was the discovery (at least from our perspective) of several good-looking mid-level prospects."

MississppiZag
07-12-2008, 09:46 AM
Anthony Marshall:D

theothegreat21
07-12-2008, 09:49 AM
You and me are on the same page Mississppi :)

HillBillyZag
07-12-2008, 10:01 AM
Much to my chagrin, I cannot make up my mind which irritates me more, this Daniels kids Coach referring to Spokane as the "end of the world" and insinuating that Schools of even higher higher magnitude may look at him OR the unabashed overkill on recruiting led by tog21 and others. Perhaps I am old fashioned but I just can't buy into the "whatever it takes to win" version of Zags hoops pushed by many of the younger posters on this board. No offense intended, "different strokes for different folks!"

MississppiZag
07-12-2008, 10:01 AM
If we get another guard, our first priority has got to be Anthony. He shoots, handles, passes, defends, etc., etc. He is the real deal, and is in my opinion the best recruit that we have a shot at. Why not go after him as hard as we can and land him? Sounds good to me. Arop as well as Kong can be wings. Dower's our big man that we need. Bak could play various positions or Burton could be an
excellent get for the team. Marshall is by far the best all-around player that we are after. We could use another speedy guard with handles to go along with Goodson. That would be fun to watch. Arop, Dower, Anthony Marshall, and Bak/Burton. Can't go wrong with that.:D

MickMick
07-12-2008, 10:10 AM
Handles and scoring is needed.

VaBeachZAG
07-12-2008, 11:12 AM
HillBillyZag: "I cannot make up my mind which irritates me more..."

Roanoke is an okay town, but...

Frankly, such a comment from a "Roanokian" is more of an unfounded elitest insult to Spokane than you know. This is high and mighty ACC country you know, so what would you expect. Living in Virginia, one of the best sports world events ever for me was the whuppin we put on UNC a couple of years ago (okay, not a whuppin, but a solid win). Hmmmm, a "shooting specialist" struggling in the classroom - think I would pass on this young man. Still, it doesn't hurt to waive the GU flag a bit in the heart of ACC territory.

HillBillyZag
07-12-2008, 12:33 PM
To the phantom neg repper. Yes,I honestly believe that "whatever it takes to win" is not how Gonzaga operates. Coach Few and his staff are aboveboard with the Administration, the student athletes, and the fans, unlike the ghoul who always neg reps anything I post and doe'snt have the b*%#'s to identify himself.

sittingon50
07-12-2008, 05:12 PM
Remember, Kyle Bankhead was pretty much a specialist when he started @ GU. His career turned out O.K.
Tommy has scored Ronny among others, so if he stays on him maybe we should give him the benefit of the doubt.

kitzbuel
07-12-2008, 07:20 PM
Gonzaga shows interest in Fleming star Daniels

Just how interested is Gonzaga's basketball program in William Fleming guard Troy Daniels?

Interested enough for Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd to show up at Fleming to watch the 6-foot-3 junior during an open workout.

Fleming coach Mickey Hardy put it this way about the university located in Spokane, Wash.: "Anytime you go from the end of the world to Roanoke, Virginia, there has to be some pretty good interest."

Daniels was Fleming's leading scorer in 2007-08 after starting for the Colonels as a sophomore when they won the Group AA championship.

Daniels boosted his stock with a strong performance for the Greensboro-based Carolina Raptors during an AAU tournament last month in Texas.

Daniels and Fleming teammate Jamelle Hagins -- a 6-7 junior who has an offer from Radford -- are playing for the North Carolina team this spring.

Hardy, who played for two seasons at Virginia Tech in the early 1980s, believes Gonzaga will not be the only Division I school to show some interest in Daniels, who excels primarily as a perimeter shooter.

"You know if they found out about him, there's bound to be more," Hardy said.

Hardy said Daniels needs to make some strides in the classroom to qualify for a Division I offer.

"He's got a little more to do, but I think he's going to be OK," Hardy said.


Not sure what class this kid is in, my guess is '09.:confused: I cant find him on Scout OR Rivals.
We must be interested, if we are flying cross country. This could get interesting. How did you find this kid Bob?:D
The best player on that Wm Fleming HS team, Hagins, is commited to Radford.