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ZagNative
03-29-2009, 06:23 PM
From the Beaverton Valley Times:
Boys Basketball

Metro League

First Team

Garrett Jackson, jr., Westview; Michael Holton jr., sr., Sunset; Kyle Wiltjer, so., Jesuit; D’Angelo Davis, jr., Beaverton; Kevin Sullivan, sr., Southridge; Stephen Holt, jr., Jesuit.

Player of the Year: Garrett Jackson, Westview

Coach of the Year: Gene Potter, JesuitI was just surprised to see Jackson get the Player of the Year honor.

Near as I can tell, Scout hasn't deigned to award him a profile (Scout's gotten on my last nerve! Grr!)

A recent photo of the young man:

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff232/ZagNative/Zags/Recruits/2010%20Recruits/2009-03-28GarrettJacksonWestviewOre.jpg

Here is his Rivals (http://rivalshoops.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=85873&sport=2) page, with the Zags listed and Leon Rice as a contact and an offer from Portland.
Small forward
Portland (OR) Westview
AAU: Team Jones
Ht: 6-foot-6
Wt: 190 lbs
GPA: 3.32
ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/recruiting/tracker/player?recruitId=82644&season=2010)gives him a 75 Scout Grade, with this eval:
February, 2009: Jackson is an intriguing face-up 4-man for the low Division I level. He has a wiry frame with long arms and broad shoulders and it has room to fill out over the course of his career. Despite his slight frame, he has bounce and is quite skilled and effective in the post. He can use either hand on the block and knows how to score in the post. In addition to his post game, he is a great competitor at both ends. Going into his senior season, he'll need to polish up his face-up game and become a more consistent shooter, but the upside is there.
So, what do you think? On the Zags radar? Zag-level talent? We should be able to follow him on Team Jones AAU this spring and summer.

BobZag
03-29-2009, 06:34 PM
No.

skan72
03-29-2009, 08:11 PM
Scout sucks, I used it for awhile back in the day and then I found out about Rivals, comparing the two lately, Rivals wins hands down.

ZagNative
03-29-2009, 08:21 PM
Well, BZ says "No." Nada. Zip. No-can-do. BZ says "Ni!"

"Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can say Ni at will to old ladies. There is a pestilence upon this land, nothing is sacred. Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history."

I think he'd take a 2011 guy off that First Team, though.

skan72
03-29-2009, 08:26 PM
Well, BZ says "No." Nada. Zip. No-can-do. I think he'd take a 2011 guy off that First Team, though.

Canadian Kyle Wiltjer? Hmmmmm, digging the Canadians it would seem.

ZagNative
03-29-2009, 08:33 PM
You talking about Kyle's Daddy, Greg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Wiltjer)?

justinwalshBIL
03-29-2009, 08:38 PM
Are we really having a which is better thing on Rivals and Scout? Rivals may cover the events better, but they still have the same problems updating information of non top 50 recruits, moving rankings without rhyme or reason, making rankings politically based and slanted against certain players just because of the way one of the scouts PERSONALLY feels about a players personality as opposed to what they should professionally do.

skan72
03-29-2009, 09:29 PM
Are we really having a which is better thing on Rivals and Scout? Rivals may cover the events better, but they still have the same problems updating information of non top 50 recruits, moving rankings without rhyme or reason, making rankings politically based and slanted against certain players just because of the way one of the scouts PERSONALLY feels about a players personality as opposed to what they should professionally do.

Obviously I can't see behind the scenes, but from an impartial point of view Rivals IS better.

justinwalshBIL
03-29-2009, 09:55 PM
Oh, you're absolutely right, Rivals as a whole is better, the comment wasn't really pointed against your opinion, just a bit cynical of the system of which they are a part of.

BobZag
03-30-2009, 08:37 AM
Well, BZ says "No." Nada. Zip. No-can-do. BZ says "Ni!"

"Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can say Ni at will to old ladies. There is a pestilence upon this land, nothing is sacred. Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history."

I think he'd take a 2011 guy off that First Team, though.

Yes. :)

I'm a ragamuffin, not a ruffian. lol. :p

sittingon50
03-30-2009, 12:15 PM
It's a good day when Native pulls up a Python reference!:)

skan72
03-30-2009, 03:52 PM
Oh, you're absolutely right, Rivals as a whole is better, the comment wasn't really pointed against your opinion, just a bit cynical of the system of which they are a part of.

Ah, okay. Well then, I will keep that in mind when I surf there site from now on. Thank you!

Larrylegend
04-01-2009, 08:49 AM
How sweet would Kyle Wiltjer and Brett Kingma be for Gonzaga in 2011?

spudzag
04-01-2009, 01:29 PM
How sweet would Kyle Wiltjer and Brett Kingma be for Gonzaga in 2011?

Very sweet, great combination. Wonder what jewels may be after that have not yet been revealed.

NontradZag
04-01-2009, 01:32 PM
You talking about Kyle's Daddy, Greg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Wiltjer)?
Saw in the Coeur d'Alene press that Greg is going to be one of the North Idaho College's first inductees into their Sports Hall of Fame.

http://www.cdapress.com/articles/2009/04/01/sports/sports01.txt

BobZag
04-01-2009, 01:41 PM
How sweet would Kyle Wiltjer and Brett Kingma be for Gonzaga in 2011?

What spudzag said. Hanstad, Bell, Johnson... Ooh, I love the guard options in 2011.