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jpwils
04-04-2013, 01:10 PM
Seems like a good time to ask this question again:

Which two recruits are the staff's top targets for 2014 and 2015.

Seems to me we will need two bigs unless our new recruits for this year do extremely well. Need two guards- one point and one shooting guard for 2015.

Replacing Both Olynyk's 18 and 8 along with Harris's 15 and 7 will not be easy. But Pangos, Bell, Coleman ,Dower, Karnowski, Dranginis, Nunez, Stockton et al are a good start!

Your thoughts??

MississppiZag
04-04-2013, 01:34 PM
2014

Malik Pope
Josh Perkins
Grayson Allen
Isaiah Bailey
Donovan Dorsey

2015

Kendall Small

DixieZag
04-04-2013, 01:47 PM
2014

Malik Pope
Josh Perkins
Grayson Allen
Isaiah Bailey
Donovan Dorsey

2015

Kendall Small

Not asking for much, are you?:pray:

I was actually thinking about posting a thread earlier questioning how we are going to make up the 15 rebounds per game that we lose with Olynick and Harris?

Ironically, we sure could use a Spangler type of player.

BobZag
04-04-2013, 02:03 PM
2014

Malik Pope
Josh Perkins
Grayson Allen
Donovan Dorsey
Goodluck [long name here]

2015

Kendall Small
A Big 1
A Big 2

:)

BroncoZAG615
04-04-2013, 02:05 PM
It's going to be a great 2014.

cggonzaga
04-04-2013, 02:12 PM
I totally trust you when it comes to this stuff Bronco but what makes you so sure? Getting good vibes from the recruits?

hooter73
04-04-2013, 05:49 PM
yes.

MDABE80
04-04-2013, 06:26 PM
Pope is getting inundated with BCS offers. He likes us a lot though. Solid. I hope we get him.

cggonzaga
04-05-2013, 06:17 AM
This program needs a Malik Pope! Could really open up the recruiting floodgates especially in California.

cjm720
04-05-2013, 07:00 AM
Perkins and Dorsey would be fine by me!

CDC84
04-05-2013, 07:27 AM
According to a recent article on scout.com, Gonzaga is still heavily interested in Pope, and the interest is mutual.

Would love to see an official visit sooner than later. This guy has always struck me as someone who isn't hell bent on attending a BCS school despite his lofty recruiting ranking.

BobZag
04-05-2013, 08:53 AM
Perkins and Dorsey would be fine by me!

You'd be fine with Grayson Allen, too. :)

cggonzaga
04-05-2013, 09:24 AM
Grayson Allen looks like a stud. Who can't use great athletes that can stroke it? Florida is a long ways from Spikane though. I know we need more than 3 for 2014 but my dream would be Pope, Allen and Perkins. Hands down our best recruiting class ever and easily top 5 in the country.

CDC84
04-05-2013, 09:47 AM
Allen is supposed to officially visit Gonzaga sometime in the spring. Not sure of the date.

I would also like to see Gonzaga land a long, lanky big man with defensive skills and shotblocking ability in the 2014 class. Someone like Goodluck Okonoboh.

thespywhozaggedme
04-05-2013, 09:51 AM
Grayson Allen looks like a stud. Who can't use great athletes that can stroke it? Florida is a long ways from Spikane though. I know we need more than 3 for 2014 but my dream would be Pope, Allen and Perkins. Hands down our best recruiting class ever and easily top 5 in the country.

True, but you never know. My other favorite team in the world, Boise State landed the Florida highschool qb of the year two years ago; Nick Patti.

cjm720
04-05-2013, 10:16 AM
You'd be fine with Grayson Allen, too. :)

Of course! I just don't want to get my hopes up....distance from home is a tough thing to overcome for a lot of kids. Time will tell...

thespywhozaggedme
04-05-2013, 10:19 AM
Of course! I just don't want to get my hopes up....distance from home is a tough thing to overcome for a lot of kids from Oklahoma, but not Canada, Germany or Poland. Time will tell...

Fixed it for accuracy. :doh:

Worthington
04-05-2013, 11:07 AM
Allen is supposed to officially visit Gonzaga sometime in the spring. Not sure of the date.

I would also like to see Gonzaga land a long, lanky big man with defensive skills and shotblocking ability in the 2014 class. Someone like Goodluck Okonoboh.

Brekkott Chapman fits the bill on that one too, apparently we're one of the schools recruiting him the hardest.

SLOZag
04-05-2013, 12:23 PM
Brekkott Chapman fits the bill on that one too, apparently we're one of the schools recruiting him the hardest.

More info:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsutahsports/55908836-59/chapman-likes-utah-college.html.csp

Demetri Awesome
04-05-2013, 08:58 PM
I want grayson alllllllleeenn!!!

DixieZag
04-05-2013, 09:33 PM
More info:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsutahsports/55908836-59/chapman-likes-utah-college.html.csp

Man, he sounds like a Zag.

-Wants to run and play in a sytem

-wants a national schedule

-feels its an honor to have schools wanting him to pay for his ed to play

And still a Jr. in HS and 6'8, like defense and can hit a 3.

tlark420
04-16-2013, 02:52 PM
Duke has offered 2014 SG Grayson Allen of Providence (FL) & Southern Stampede. He just confirmed. @GraysonJAllen

BroncoZAG615
04-16-2013, 03:11 PM
Duke has offered 2014 SG Grayson Allen of Providence (FL) & Southern Stampede. He just confirmed. @GraysonJAllen

It was good to know him...

Bogozags
04-16-2013, 03:31 PM
It was good to know him...

I feel the same, it is nearly an impossibility to get three to come here...would settle for one really good one each year...don't get me wrong, it would be nice to have a top ten class but it is so hard to compete with the Dukes of the world...

GO ZAGS!

SLOZag
04-16-2013, 06:33 PM
I would also like to see Gonzaga land a long, lanky big man with defensive skills and shotblocking ability in the 2014 class. Someone like Goodluck Okonoboh.

Perhaps Hunter Mickelson would also fit the bill, as a junior transfer from Arkansas though, rather than as a 2014 recruit:

"Darien Mickelson said his 6-foot-10 son is waiting on a meeting with Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to complete the transfer request. 'We're going to try and go somewhere else,' Mickelson said. 'It wasn't really a good fit for us basketball-wise. We love the university and the campus and everything that went with it, but the system and individual-development wise it isn't where we need to be at.'

"Hunter Mickelson set the school record for most blocks in a season by a freshman (72) last season, but he struggled to develop a consistent offensive game in two seasons under Anderson. The sophomore averaged 5.5 points per game this season in an average of 16.9 minutes per game, once again leading the Razorbacks in blocked shots (39)."/B]

[B]'''We're looking for some place that uses the big man and can use his skill set of running the floor and being able to step outside and shoot,' Mickelson said. 'Just trying to put him in a better position to succeed.'''

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/dad-mickelson-transfer-arkansas-204807476--ncaab.html

His rebounding (vs. SEC and OOC teams) is about like Mike Hart's: Mike averaged 3.5 rebounds in 16.9 minutes, whereas Hunter averaged 3.5 rebounds in 16.6 minutes.

hooter73
04-16-2013, 08:52 PM
Crap.

sittingon50
04-16-2013, 09:00 PM
O.K. Dad, where can we sign up?

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/player/_/id/57092/hunter-mickelson

2-11 from 3 in 2 yrs. Looks like he's ready to break out!!

thespywhozaggedme
04-16-2013, 10:07 PM
It was good to know him...

Puke was also after Karno just sayin'.

CDC84
04-16-2013, 10:44 PM
Yeah, but for a player (Allen) from that region of the country, Duke or UNC is the dream destination. Duke would be a perfect fit for him. The guy coaching there ain't too bad either.

That being said, my hope is that the staff keeps after him. If they can get him to come to Gonzaga on an official visit, that's all it might take....

BroncoZAG615
04-17-2013, 04:27 AM
Puke was also after Karno just sayin'.

And I think Karno would have gone to Duke or Kansas if it wasn't for the loyalty he felt to the Gonzaga staff which had recruited him 2+ years before either school. The Zags don't have that advantage with Grayson.

jazzdelmar
04-17-2013, 05:09 AM
And I think Karno would have gone to Duke or Kansas if it wasn't for the loyalty he felt to the Gonzaga staff which had recruited him 2+ years before either school. The Zags don't have that advantage with Grayson.

can't see karno playing at duke. prob would have been run off.

BroncoZAG615
04-17-2013, 06:09 AM
can't see karno playing at duke. prob would have been run off.

Totally disagree - think he would have thrived. Could have redshirted this season and his game fits in very well with Coach K. He can run the floor, has soft hands, and can pass - he simply needs conditioning work to put it all together.

Bogozags
04-17-2013, 07:11 AM
Coach K has an excellent history of developing post players, much more so than Coach Few. He would most probably have been given a RS this year and next season would be competing for a starting position with Marshall Plumlee. Karno at Duke sure could of made them a much tougher and talented team this coming season.

ZagaZags
06-20-2013, 02:31 AM
Perkins and Dorsey would be fine by me!

Dorsey coming soon?

jazzdelmar
06-20-2013, 04:58 AM
Dorsey coming soon?

ZZ, are you asking, telling or just hoping?

BobZag
06-20-2013, 09:22 AM
Seems like a good time to ask this question again:

Which two recruits are the staff's top targets for 2014 and 2015.

Seems to me we will need two bigs unless our new recruits for this year do extremely well. Need two guards- one point and one shooting guard for 2015.

Replacing Both Olynyk's 18 and 8 along with Harris's 15 and 7 will not be easy. But Pangos, Bell, Coleman ,Dower, Karnowski, Dranginis, Nunez, Stockton et al are a good start!

Your thoughts??

Without reading all previous posts, I'd say:

2014: Perkins, Reid
2015: Small, Sabonis

More are needed but those are my top-2 for each class.

LongIslandZagFan
06-20-2013, 09:36 AM
Without reading all previous posts, I'd say:

2014: Perkins, Reid
2015: Small, Sabonis

More are needed but those are my top-2 for each class.

We aren't allowed to recruit those level of players Bob. Ask Eyyore. they are just a waste of time.

cjm720
06-20-2013, 09:59 AM
Dorsey coming soon?

Got a good feeling...prob us or UW. Very intriguing player...combo guard/wing.

Melson, Dorsey, and T. Reid would be a great class....add Perkins and likely the best ever for GU.

HenneZag
06-20-2013, 10:01 AM
Perkins and Reid for 2014

Sabonis ans Small for 2015

We need a big like Reid, im hoping he has a great visit next weekend. IMO op if we had a choice between Pope and Reid I would take Reid, just like his game and toughness.

cggonzaga
06-20-2013, 10:13 AM
Melson, Dorsey, and T. Reid would be a great class....add Perkins and likely the best ever for GU.


That would be our best recruiting class ever. Change out Pope for Dorsey and it isn't even close.


if we had a choice between Pope and Reid I would take Reid, just like his game and toughness.

I agree Reid will be an absolute stud and a star at Gonzaga. Pope is a special talent though. I'd be surprised if we got Pope but the sky's the limit if we pull that off somehow.

KStyles
06-20-2013, 10:42 AM
Haven't seen this guy mentioned before, but apparently GU has strong interest. Looking at Rivals & ESPN, it appears a lot of schools have interest, interesting that GU is one of the ones he mentioned.

http://i.imgur.com/o7ePQOK.png (https://twitter.com/azc_obert/status/347002383454326784)

ESPN/Rivals 4* 2014 SG Dorian Pickens

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/162889/dorian-pickens

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/recruiting/player-Dorian-Pickens-122183

GoZags
06-20-2013, 11:13 AM
Got a good feeling...prob us or UW. Very intriguing player...combo guard/wing.

Melson, Dorsey, and T. Reid would be a great class....add Perkins and likely the best ever for GU.

The Dawgman Premium hoops board (at least some of their members) are VERY worried that the Melson announcement will lead to Dorsey also coming to GU.

cjm720
06-20-2013, 11:14 AM
Haven't seen this guy mentioned before, but apparently GU has strong interest. Looking at Rivals & ESPN, it appears a lot of schools have interest, interesting that GU is one of the ones he mentioned.

http://i.imgur.com/o7ePQOK.png (https://twitter.com/azc_obert/status/347002383454326784)

ESPN/Rivals 4* 2014 SG Dorian Pickens

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/162889/dorian-pickens

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/recruiting/player-Dorian-Pickens-122183

It's weird, it's almost like our #1 ranking could actually help recruiting. Who would have thought that? :)

maynard g krebs
06-20-2013, 11:24 AM
The Dawgman Premium hoops board (at least some of their members) are VERY worried that the Melson announcement will lead to Dorsey also coming to GU.

Music to my ears. I love Dorsey. Great news if he and Melson are friends.

sittingon50
06-20-2013, 11:41 AM
R.E. Pickens


http://scouthoops.scout.com/2/1270291.html

Apologies to the folks at Scout. Intended to highlight the long paragraph only.

HenneZag
06-20-2013, 11:45 AM
Looks like a very good player.

One thing on my wish list is a guy that can thread a pass like Bouldin or Stepp. Can't be picky with any of these possibilities still on radar, great talents.

HenneZag
06-20-2013, 11:48 AM
Perkins Fits this mold.

ZagNative
06-20-2013, 11:54 AM
Music to my ears. I love Dorsey. Great news if he and Melson are friends.Recent series of tweets between/about Dorsey and Melson, who are teammates on ICP AAU basketball.
DonavenCharlesDorsey ‏@donavendorsey24 19 Jun

Need to pray on this..

DonavenCharlesDorsey DonavenCharlesDorsey ‏@donavendorsey24 18 Jun

Can't believe bro committed. Looks like its just me @TFOEKam_3 left lol

DonavenCharlesDorsey DonavenCharlesDorsey ‏@donavendorsey24 18 Jun

Congrats on the commitment to Gonzaga lil ckuddy. @KampaignSilas

cjm720
06-20-2013, 12:14 PM
ZN, not a huge twitter guy but are all those tweets related to the first one he sent to Silas?

ZagNative
06-20-2013, 12:44 PM
ZN, not a huge twitter guy but are all those tweets related to the first one he sent to Silas?They were sent within minutes of each other, starting with the one at the bottom, congratulating Silas.

HenneZag
06-20-2013, 12:49 PM
I hope it relates to a possible Gonzaga decision. But who knows it could be relating to something else or perhaps another program.

Dorsey plays for ICP with Melson correct? I wonder how he is doing so far this season, anyone know?

ZagNative
06-20-2013, 12:55 PM
Dorsey plays for ICP with Melson correct? I wonder how he is doing so far this season, anyone know?ICP playd in the EYBL but didn't make the cut for Peach Jam. They'll be busy in July, however.

You can find box scores for all the EYBL games here (http://www.nikeeyb.com/schedule/). I looked at a few, but Donaven didn't set the world on fire statistically.

cjm720
06-20-2013, 01:01 PM
They were sent within minutes of each other, starting with the one at the bottom, congratulating Silas.

Well, very interesting thanks. I really like Dorsey and he'd be a great fit and hopefully Melson helps nab him. UW's always an alluring draw for these kids though...