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    Default Kameron Rooks

    Looks like we are in on Rooks after all, 4.9 points, 4.5 boards at Cal last year. Grad transfer, eligible for 2017-18. Son of former NBA player Sean Rooks. Im sure Jordan is in his ear.

    Gonzaga in on Rooks

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsmoove View Post
    Looks like we are in on Rooks after all, 4.9 points, 4.5 boards at Cal last year. Grad transfer, eligible for 2017-18. Son of former NBA player Sean Rooks. Im sure Jordan is in his ear.

    Gonzaga in on Rooks
    Those on the board who are good at analyzing talent ... is he a good fit? Looks like he was recruited by UW, Zona and Cal out of high school. Missed his sophomore year due to injury and has had pedestrian numbers in seasons where he played meaningful minutes. He's got good size and would give us five extra fouls. Seems like he's a good fit for our needs.

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zag_Dad View Post
    Those on the board who are good at analyzing talent ... is he a good fit? Looks like he was recruited by UW, Zona and Cal out of high school. Missed his sophomore year due to injury and has had pedestrian numbers in seasons where he played meaningful minutes. He's got good size and would give us five extra fouls. Seems like he's a good fit for our needs.

    Thoughts?
    Gonzaga offered him, too. We need size and have scholarships to spare. I don't see any downside to it for GU. If his focus is on winning he will have a great season, if he is focused on starting and playing major minutes with a lot of touches he might be happier elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zags_Fanatic View Post
    Gonzaga offered him, too. We need size and have scholarships to spare. I don't see any downside to it for GU. If his focus is on winning he will have a great season, if he is focused on starting and playing major minutes with a lot of touches he might be happier elsewhere.
    But our back up last year is probably a lottery pick. I know Rooks isn't that good , but it does show that even the Zags back ups get noticed. So would he want to start and have no post season (he's already done that) or have a chance at a run (rhetorical question)? I wonder if Mathews has been in touch with him?
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    Thoughts?

    FG% in the 50s.... haven't seen any tape yet but that number sticks out to me. Still need to see the tape to see what type of player he is
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    Seems like he was a very good defender but a bit uncoordinated on offense. I'd like to see what Coach Daniels can do with him but I think he could complement J3 nicely in the front court as a defensive specialist. There will be a huge shift to making the backcourt the priority next season no matter what and I hope Rooks could play well into that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzagafan62 View Post
    Thoughts?

    FG% in the 50s.... haven't seen any tape yet but that number sticks out to me. Still need to see the tape to see what type of player he is
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    Here a video from march 2016 between Cal and Hawaii in Spokane! so we know he's been to Spokane.

    Jordan looks like he crossed feet with Rooks at 2:15...2:50 Rooks goes up strong and one

    Its a year old footage.


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    Huh, looks about what we need, wonder if we are what he wants. Funny how stuff works out. Basketball is so cool.

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    1 year for a big space eater who can/might be trained to be productive in the GU system? Of course! If the boys don't have nything more productive, why not? if they do have something better, put this on hold.

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    NBA pedigree always helps. I think there's something to be said about kids who grow up with parents who play professionally.

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    A "very good defender" (one person's opinion) who takes up space and
    Can give minutes?! Holy cow, seems exactly what we need!

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    not turning him into an All-American next yr, yet feel this kid would be a perfect fit & would flourish in our system/scheme.

    Has a nice back to the basket game, just never really the focus.

    Good motor, solid footwork, terrific size.

    Honestly, stats aren't great, but would be a great get.

    I feel we are the best fit for him as he is for us.

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    doesn't excite me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezag View Post
    doesn't excite me
    Care to share why not?

    Given the needs for next season and limited number of available Centers, I am actually kinda excited about the possibility that he could end up with GU. You can't coach size!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezag View Post
    doesn't excite me
    This late in the game, he's about the best that is a) available b) willing to come to Spokane. »\_(ツ)_/» If he's coachable, I think we could make it work with him at GU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goshzagit View Post
    not turning him into an All-American next yr, yet feel this kid would be a perfect fit & would flourish in our system/scheme.

    Has a nice back to the basket game, just never really the focus.

    Good motor, solid footwork, terrific size.

    Honestly, stats aren't great, but would be a great get.

    I feel we are the best fit for him as he is for us.
    Emphasis mine. This is the point that is lost on a lot of people. We don't need him to be a transcendent player. We just need him to work within the system and do what he can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adoptedzag View Post
    This late in the game, he's about the best that is a) available b) willing to come to Spokane. »\_(ツ)_/» If he's coachable, I think we could make it work with him at GU.
    For depth, he's a plus. But he won't be one of the main pillars. Don't know that he comes to GU given that reality.

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    I know I've seen him play against Arizona a handful of times. He made literally no impression on me at all. I couldn't tell you the first thing about what his game is like. That's not a good thing. I was very aware of guys like Mathews and Wesley before they transferred to GU. I don't really think he's starter quality for GU, and it's kinda hard to see a grad transfer coming in to be the 4th big in the rotation and receive limited PT.

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    He's a step above Ryan Edwards (no offense to Rdwards). So, good for depth. Not a starter.

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    Sounds fine to me. He would have a lot more meaningful D-1 minutes than Ryan, so there's something right there. Sounds like Cal wasn't the best coached team, either, perhaps he's been neglected some and could be a real help.

    Sign him up as far as I'm concerned. With all our scholies out there, and him being a one year guy, a grab right now seems to have no downside at all, and a lot of possible upside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zag_Dad View Post
    Care to share why not?

    Given the needs for next season and limited number of available Centers, I am actually kinda excited about the possibility that he could end up with GU. You can't coach size!
    Mainly because I don't think he is that good or much improved especially after 3 seasons in college and 80+ games played. In the last 2 seasons, he averaged a touch more than 17 min per game last year, avg under 5pts, not a great rebounder, not a great passer (ala Karno), so-so 60% FT, not a great shot blocker and he really didn't improve much from his sophomore to his junior season where his stats were basically the same.

    Some people say, well he's better than Edwards. Really? Hard to answer that because Edwards didn't average 17+min a game the last 2 seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zag_Dad View Post
    Care to share why not?

    Given the needs for next season and limited number of available Centers, I am actually kinda excited about the possibility that he could end up with GU. You can't coach size!
    Mainly because I don't think he is that good or much improved especially after 3 full seasons in college and 80+ games played. In the last 2 seasons, he averaged a touch more than 17 min per game last year, avg under 5pts, not a great rebounder, not a great passer (ala Karno), so-so 60% FT, not a great shot blocker and he really didn't improve much from his sophomore to his junior season where his stats were basically the same for the minutes he played.

    Some people say, well he's better than Edwards. Not sure I even believe that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzagafan62 View Post
    Thoughts?

    FG% in the 50s.... haven't seen any tape yet but that number sticks out to me. Still need to see the tape to see what type of player he is

    From what I have seen he lacks the coordination and grace that Mt. K has. There is a certain form and function to Euro bigs, and Kameron is more uncoordinated. His footwork isn't as good. Nor are his hands. He also doesn't appear to take contact very well for a big men, when finishing. I want to get that out of the way. Doesn't have the same level of court vision, either.


    On the plus side he's a big 5. You'll be able to clog the middle, still. You might not get (and might not need) exactly the same amount of minutes that you did with Shem, but you get the benefit of maintaining some of that presence. One thing that sticks out to me is that despite being a somewhat uncoordinated player, that lacks athleticism, he was able to post a DBPM of 5 and a DRtg that is sub-95. If you can do that despite your physical limitations AND being on a Cuonzo Martin team that isn't known for defense...that tells me something.

    Depending on how coachable he is, this team may not lose all of its deep entry inside-out game.

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    I would take strong defense and a solid beard.

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