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    Not sure if this has been posted anywhere, but Jerry Meyer is reporting that we have offered 6'10 jc big man Vladimir Broziansky. Looks skilled, but definitely on the light side. Could use a redshirt year for sure. Averaged 15 and 9 rebounds for Pratt CC. 78 Ft shooter and 36 from 3.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBiqqqHxyyY

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    I played with the Bulldog Band this weekend for GEL Weekend and saw him walking with assistant coach Donny Daniels when I was helping put instruments away in the storage area of the MAC. I was not sure who it was when I saw him on Saturday. He seemed very slim in person.

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    robert......will be going NBA and leave us??? lolololol Just jabbin ya.

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    I just watched the video. This kid can shoot. He has one of the better jump shots I've seen for a 4. Better than Kyle's. I am just talking about the mechanics of his shot. First of all he shoots a fall away jumper which is excellent for a player his size. Kyle needs to be set. He's more of a set shooter. He has very good ball handling skills too, and knows how to play the post positions, both high and low like Kyle does. They could be grooming him to be Kyle's replacement. I would expect him to redshirt though. He's just too light, I think. I have not been a huge supporter of Few trying to recruit CC players. They just don't seem to fit in at Gonzaga. This could be an exception though. Who knows?
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    @MDABE80 That is what I thought one of my trusted sources told me at first. I went back to them and later found out there was some miscommunication. They thought Wiltjer was leaving for sure. The problem was that I could not verify what my source said with other sources. I thought I could trust them since they never let me down before. I mean, they told me Karnowski was staying a week ago. I quickly learned that I need to do some fact-checking and have multiple sources tell me something before I go with it. With all of the feedback I got, I hope to learn from this mistake. I sincerely apologize for not using appropriate journalistic methods before I broke the initial tweet about Wiltjer. I led people in the wrong direction, and it is something I still regret. I am sorry it caused such a commotion.

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    Alright! Vlad The Impaler!
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    Definitely can find the hoop. Has some pass skills. I would welcome him to the team and root my butt off for him... But I'm not that excited about his game. I think I'm still spoiled from last year though.
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    I might be with you. After an elite 8 run i just expect us to get guys i watch on film and go "damn, he's good". I watch this guy and I go "looks solid in a couple years".

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    Very surprised by this offer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagsObserver View Post
    Very surprised by this offer...
    Yes, me too!

    ZAGAZAGS - could this possibly impact Nolan Narian consideration of GU?

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    I'm not too surprised. Will be a great RS candidate and potential role player that can fill minutes and fouls / occasionally step up in a game here or there. All the players cannot be 2nd Team All WCC caliber players or better.
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    After next year there will be a sudden dearth in bigs, particularly if DS bolts; yes, I know, I know. There will be Collins and Eddie, both of whom will be neophytes with respect to starting in a top D1 program. So maybe this is insurance, as it is only a two year deal, dunno. Likewise, should Narain come he will be a newbie. Covering bases, I suggest. Like just said, we need water carriers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    After next year there will be a sudden dearth in bigs, particularly if DS bolts; yes, I know, I know. There will be Collins and Eddie, both of whom will be neophytes with respect to starting in a top D1 program. So maybe this is insurance, as it is only a two year deal, dunno. Likewise, should Narain come he will be a newbie. Covering bases, I suggest. Like just said, we need water carriers too.
    Three year, he's a freshman in JUCO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zagsfanforlife View Post
    I might be with you. After an elite 8 run i just expect us to get guys i watch on film and go "damn, he's good". I watch this guy and I go "looks solid in a couple years".
    All 13 guys won't be 4 or 5 star prospects ... but each should fill a role on the "team"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog View Post
    Alright! Vlad The Impaler!
    Steve Blaser type elbows would make him an impaler.

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    Hes long and likes the face up shots. Good foot work too. JC and CC guys that are tall are kind of like euro players in that they develop both center skills and forward skills because they have to and because they can. Lots of freedom in style of play and not many real centers around. He'd be a great prospect to come in, read shirt to bulk up and practice up and then he and Collins can spell each other for minutes.

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    This is just my two cents! I just don't see this program changing the way that we recruit, period. Two reasons: 1. what they are doing Works. They will continue to bring in guys that they can develop and keep them for 4 years. This is what the entire program is built on. I love reading this board and getting tidbits of information about recruiting, player progress and some of your insights. What drives me absolutely bonkers is all the "he's going to the NBA, he's #18 on DE, blah, blah, blah.

    Let's get the elephant out of the closet......we may have a kid, here and there, that makes it in the NBA and has a long successful career......we do not bring kids to the program that are NBA ready, stars in the making and I don't think that will ever change under this coaching trees tenure! Some of you will say, look at Shem...look at KW.... they are going to the League! I say Maybe....but I'm more willing to bet that both of them end up in Europe making a ton of money given the skill sets that they have. Inevitably, DS is going to be mentioned......again, Maybe. Didn't we all hear the same chatter about Shem when he was a Freshmen??? This whole fascination with GU guys being in the NBA does not define success for the program.

    2. A tie in to my point above but going to the E8 this year and maybe even next year, if we are fortunate again to have another shot at the FF, is not going to shift the perception of the Top 50 recruits away from UK, KU, Ariz, etc. and to Gonzaga. Again, we May get a top 50 recruit here and there. We are not going to EVER have a roster full of McD AA. People, look at how far this program has come!!!! I still get people asking me where GoneZaga is? or "Why are you a Georgia or Georgetown fan"? comments. The Inland Empire isn't the end of the earth for elite college prospects.....but you can see it from there.

    All of this is fine by me and I'm just enjoying the ride.....and when we make a FF and I'm sitting courtside, I will be 100% satisfied and know that I can die in peace.

    btw, we are going to be better next year than we were this year......book it!

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    Fundamentals look good... needs a RS to bulk up perhaps. But a lot of good things there too.
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    An October 2014 evaluation from Rivals:

    https://basketballrecruiting.rivals....sp?CID=1694818

    Probably the most skilled post player to take the floor on Sunday was Pratt Community College's freshman big man Vladimir Brodziansky. He is thin, but at 6-foot-10 he has great touch, good range on his shot and a nice assortment of scoring moves around the post thanks to good footwork. The native of Slovakia is a qualifier who could head off to a Division One program next year with three years of eligibility. Based on what Rivals.com saw on Sunday, he is good enough to warrant attention from high majors

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    I have not been a huge supporter of Few trying to recruit CC players. They just don't seem to fit in at Gonzaga.
    Perhaps as a rule 'Born, but I thought Batista did all right - I guess it really depends on the kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gueastcoast View Post
    Perhaps as a rule 'Born, but I thought Batista did all right - I guess it really depends on the kid.
    Whatever happened to that Alex Hernandez guy? Oh ... that's right .... he sits at the end of the bench and is still a contributing member of the family 15 years after arriving as a JC kid. Kuso was huge for Gonzaga.

    There was a German kid (or two) that didn't work out, but I'm still grateful that Gonzaga had Elias Harris for 4 years.

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    Another good one was Anthony Reason. And Tony Skinner helped out a ton. How about Bakari Hendrix? Jeramy Eaton. I had breakfast yesterday with one of my most favorite Zags---- JC. Transfer Doug Griffen. The list goes on. Not all were all conferences player but they all played important roles in getting us to where we are.

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    I don't see the surprise in this offer. This is a kid that was a full qualifier out of HS so he could come in and redshirt next season and still have three years of eligibility. Let him work with Travis Knight to improve his strength and athleticism and he could be a solid player for us after the big guys are gone. He has skills, good footwork, and seems to have a pretty good feel as well. I like this one and hope he comes aboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Vulture View Post
    I don't see the surprise in this offer. This is a kid that was a full qualifier out of HS so he could come in and redshirt next season and still have three years of eligibility. Let him work with Travis Knight to improve his strength and athleticism and he could be a solid player for us after the big guys are gone. He has skills, good footwork, and seems to have a pretty good feel as well. I like this one and hope he comes aboard.
    The problem is I have trouble seeing him as a four on an elite 8 team, and I don't see him as a three. At this point it's just an offer and as fans we don't know all the various strings that make the GU web of recruiting interesting and (historically) successful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagsObserver View Post
    The problem is I have trouble seeing him as a four on an elite 8 team, and I don't see him as a three. At this point it's just an offer and as fans we don't know all the various strings that make the GU web of recruiting interesting and (historically) successful.
    He doesnt have to be a 38 minute per game star.

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