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LAZAGFAN11
04-23-2007, 11:53 PM
Some interesting results from CHN:

http://www.collegehoopsnet.com/new/story/2006_07_juco_class_less_productive40692

NJZag
04-24-2007, 06:11 AM
The theory being touted is that JuCo's have less recruitable talent now because more players who don't qualify right out of high school are opting for a 5th year of high school at a prep in order to preserve all 4 years of their eligiblity for D-1.

GU's own recent experiences;

Kuso
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=32042

JP
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=22276

MickMick
04-24-2007, 06:28 AM
Why not?

Should the Kevin Durants of the world be recruited? They only get one season with the program instead of the two that a JUCO delivers. Who thinks JP Batista wasn't a huge asset?

CDC84
04-24-2007, 08:00 AM
Recruiting jucos is a fine art form, and there are only a handful of coaches who seem to have a real eye for talent at that level. Huggins and Tarkanian are two of the more famous examples, but Gonzaga also has a very good evaluator in Coach Rice.

The one observation that I will make is that it seems infinitely harder to find quality juco big men these days than guards or wings. Don't know why...it just seems more challenging.

Zagquette
04-24-2007, 08:14 AM
http://www.pc.maricopa.edu/athletics/ACCAC/Images/mbb/pc-brown.jpg

This looks like a pretty good investment.

Lets not forget about Reason and Hernandez. They were great finds by the Zags staff. Albeit, Hernandez's temper that almost got him kicked off the team.

Peace

Nevtelen
04-24-2007, 08:42 AM
And even with the best evaluators, it's still a guessing game - for every Batista, there's going to be a Diallo, who just doesn't pan out. But even when the numbers are not spectacular, I think juco recruits can have something to offer. Kuso's #s are not eye-popping, but I don't think anyone could say with a straight face that Kuso didn't make a significant contribution to the sucess of the team this year.

spudzag
04-24-2007, 11:03 AM
Juco guys can help fill an un expected void in the roster if they have the skill to hit the ground running.

I don't see them as a substitute for proper recruiting and in-house training.

The best guys finds seem to be special circumstances type guys that missed the traditional process for some reason.

thespywhozaggedme
04-24-2007, 07:22 PM
MM,
Jucos dont always deliver 2 seasons. They can leave after 1 as well. Heck, a few, very few, have players have actually been drafted right out of juco.

pbriz
04-24-2007, 07:52 PM
Kuso was also recruited by Rutgers and was listed as a 3 star recruit before he went the Juco route... not too shabby. Hopefully Brown pans out because he seems like he could really be a presence at the 2 or 3.

NJZag
05-05-2007, 07:39 PM
Juco's are about to be REVIVED.

Four years to qualify out of high school. No more 5th year.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/01/AR2007050102092.html

23dpg
05-06-2007, 08:34 AM
Juco's are about to be REVIVED.

Four years to qualify out of high school. No more 5th year.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/01/AR2007050102092.html

Great news. It's about time they did something.

sittingon50
05-06-2007, 06:05 PM
Bummer; that's really gonna' screw up Romar.