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    I know we try to get our recruits that visit "tacos" but in this case we need to get him LUMPIA and/or Adobo and he should be willing to sign on the dotted line when he visits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooter73 View Post
    You know the biggest thing I pick out of this?

    They said it in the first video, "hes enjoying the game."

    So many tall kids play ball because everyone they meet says, "hey, youre tall, you must be a basketball player."
    Without naming names, how many times have we seen tall kids here at GU just not have that fire, or never play again after college. And thats fine, but playing for the right reasons, because they enjoy it, that does make a big difference.
    I wonder if Ryan Edwards had BB fire? I saw flashes, but cannot say that is a good adjective for him as a general descriptor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanachie View Post
    I don't know all of the details, but this was one of the violations St. Mary's was nailed for a few years ago.



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    I just found out that Kai currently goes to a private Jesuit Highschool:

    http://www.addu.edu.ph/

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    He just dropped 28/21 in their u16 quarterfinal win over Japan. Kids gonna be a stud.

    http://www.fiba.basketball/asia/u16/...-u17-world-cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by thespywhozaggedme View Post
    He just dropped 28/21 in their u16 quarterfinal win over Japan. Kids gonna be a stud.

    http://www.fiba.basketball/asia/u16/...-u17-world-cup
    Frankly, he's a 7-footer in east Asia. Is it unfair to think he should have inflated stat lines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zagdontzig View Post
    Frankly, he's a 7-footer in east Asia. Is it unfair to think he should have inflated stat lines?
    https://sports.abs-cbn.com/basketbal...ng-gilas-39828

    Stats not so inflated when he matched up against the Australians. Held to 9 points on 1/10 shooting with just 4 boards and the Aussies seemed to dominate the paint.

    Still an interesting prospect at just 15 though. He's got some nice fluidity for a big man. But he definitely needs to adds tons and tons of strength. Super weak screens and not very strong boxing out for boards. Simply relies on height for rebounds which would never fly at the D1 level.

    Not sure if he has high major upside but intriguing none the less. Curious to see how develops and I'm always game for a flyer on an international guy if the staff feels good about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zagdontzig View Post
    Frankly, he's a 7-footer in east Asia. Is it unfair to think he should have inflated stat lines?
    They're slowly but surely getting taller in Asia; China has a few 7 footers on the u16 roster, Korea has some tall kids, and India has 2 players over 6'10 and Australia and New Zealand now are part of Fiba Asia. This kid is 6'10 and thick and is averaging 23/13 in the tourney:

    http://www.fiba.basketball/asia/u16/...rincepal-Singh

    Sotto is legit, he's now 7'1 and 16 and rumor is he wants to come over to the states and finish his high school before going to college. he currently attends a Jesuit prep school in the Philippines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OntZags View Post
    https://sports.abs-cbn.com/basketbal...ng-gilas-39828

    Stats not so inflated when he matched up against the Australians. Held to 9 points on 1/10 shooting with just 4 boards and the Aussies seemed to dominate the paint.

    Still an interesting prospect at just 15 though. He's got some nice fluidity for a big man. But he definitely needs to adds tons and tons of strength. Super weak screens and not very strong boxing out for boards. Simply relies on height for rebounds which would never fly at the D1 level.

    Not sure if he has high major upside but intriguing none the less. Curious to see how develops and I'm always game for a flyer on an international guy if the staff feels good about him.
    Who didn't at that age? When I was 15/16 I was 6'1 162lbs. By the time I was 20, I was lifting and got up to 190.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OntZags View Post
    https://sports.abs-cbn.com/basketbal...ng-gilas-39828

    Stats not so inflated when he matched up against the Australians. Held to 9 points on 1/10 shooting with just 4 boards and the Aussies seemed to dominate the paint.

    Still an interesting prospect at just 15 though. He's got some nice fluidity for a big man. But he definitely needs to adds tons and tons of strength. Super weak screens and not very strong boxing out for boards. Simply relies on height for rebounds which would never fly at the D1 level.

    Not sure if he has high major upside but intriguing none the less. Curious to see how develops and I'm always game for a flyer on an international guy if the staff feels good about him.
    Leading the entire tourney in rebounds at 13.3 rpg in only 24 mpg.

    http://www.fiba.basketball/asia/u16/2017/playerstats

    Will be interesting to see how he does in the worlds, now that Philippines has qualified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thespywhozaggedme View Post
    Who didn't at that age? When I was 15/16 I was 6'1 162lbs. By the time I was 20, I was lifting and got up to 190.
    Oh I get that, hence me still calling him intriguing.

    But getting dominated in the paint/on the boards against an Australian frontcourt of guys who are 6'7, 6'6 & 6'4 isn't exactly the most inspiring result. Those Aussie kids resemble D-1 calibre a lot more than the Japanese kids.

    There is potential there. I'm just not sure it's high major D-1 potential. (based on my expert analysis of watching 5 minutes of his game vs Japan and statline vs Australia )

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    Quote Originally Posted by thespywhozaggedme View Post
    Leading the entire tourney in rebounds at 13.3 rpg in only 24 mpg.

    http://www.fiba.basketball/asia/u16/2017/playerstats

    Will be interesting to see how he does in the worlds, now that Philippines has qualified.
    For sure, it'll be a much better litmus test. The American & European teams will be a lot more reflective of D-1 talent levels.

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    one example of basketball focused prep school

    sure Josh and others in our program are aware of in and outs.

    Huntington Prep, or Huntington St. Joseph Prep, is a basketball-focused college preparatory school located in Huntington, West Virginia. It was founded in 2009 by Head Coach, Rob Fulford and Associate Head Coach, Arkell Bruce. In 2014 Coach Fulford accepted a job as an assistant coach at the Univeristy of Missouri, and Coach Bruce became Huntingon Prep’s second head coach.
    https://www.huntingtonprep.com/huntingtonprepprogram

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    Quote Originally Posted by OntZags View Post
    For sure, it'll be a much better litmus test. The American & European teams will be a lot more reflective of D-1 talent levels.
    Agreed. Do you know when the world u16's are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagceo View Post
    one example of basketball focused prep school

    sure Josh and others in our program are aware of in and outs.



    https://www.huntingtonprep.com/huntingtonprepprogram
    How dare you!! But the education!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thespywhozaggedme View Post
    Agreed. Do you know when the world u16's are?
    Argentina. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_F...ball_World_Cup

    Although it's the FIBA U-17's but they used the u-16 regionals as the qualifiers. Will make it extra challenging for Sotto given he'll be facing kids a year older than what he faced in qualifiers. (in addition to being higher calibre nations to begin with)

    Depending on who gets selected, I imagine the U.S. will be the strong favourite with Canada/Australia/Argentina and the top European teams in that next tier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OntZags View Post
    Argentina. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_F...ball_World_Cup

    Although it's the FIBA U-17's but they used the u-16 regionals as the qualifiers. Will make it extra challenging for Sotto given he'll be facing kids a year older than what he faced in qualifiers. (in addition to being higher calibre nations to begin with)

    Depending on who gets selected, I imagine the U.S. will be the strong favourite with Canada/Australia/Argentina and the top European teams in that next tier.
    Thanks!

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    He followed up his 28/21 vs japan with 26/21 vs China and 13/7 vs New Zealand. This is on the front page under 10 things to take away from the tournament:

    Kai could be the next Yao.

    As good as Australia are, though, the tournament's best player did not play for them. By the competition's end, the player with the highest efficiency rating was the Philippines' own celebrated center Kai Sotto. The 7ft 1in (2.16m) Filipino giant may have fallen short of carrying the Philippines to a podium finish, but he certainly caught the attention of everyone who saw him play after norming 16.8 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. It's rare for a 15-year-old Asian to be his size, but it's even rarer for someone his size to have the skills he has shown this past week. If his growth, development and maturity don't get derailed, Kai could be Asia's next Yao Ming.



    http://www.fiba.basketball/asia/u16/...n-championship


    I know for a fact there are insiders on the board that have access to Tommy, please put a bug in his ear about this kid. He already knows about Gonzaga, he already goes to a Jesuit high school. The kid is gonna be a stud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thespywhozaggedme View Post
    I know for a fact there are insiders on the board that have access to Tommy, please put a bug in his ear about this kid. He already knows about Gonzaga, he already goes to a Jesuit high school. The kid is gonna be a stud!
    I have to imagine the staff has a comprehensive dossier of top international prospects considering college at this juncture. I'm sure they are aware of him.

    You have to think the staff will keep tabs at the upcoming FIBA U-17 worlds. His team is in the group of death against host Argentina, France & Croatia so the competition in all group games will be stern. Great opportunity for him to prove himself against higher calibre opposition.

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    If his stats against good competition falls short of expectations, it's good to remember teams will double and triple team him (including the Aussies). Actually, I had the pleasure last year of taking in several Philippine professional basketball games. It blew me away, other than not having much height, the caliber of play was outstanding.

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

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    Default Kai Sotto-- Zag Board getting some love

    Kai Sotto -- GU Boards getting some love from the Philippines

    "Kai Sotto has become one of the hot topics in the Gonzaga University boards. Fans of Gonzaga know that Tommy Lloyd is keen in getting international players to play for the Bulldogs."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m9rkCJ5jfA

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    There is already a thread about him

    http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com/...he-Philippines

    Mods please merge. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagdawg View Post
    Kai Sotto -- GU Boards getting some love from the Philippines

    "Kai Sotto has become one of the hot topics in the Gonzaga University boards. Fans of Gonzaga know that Tommy Lloyd is keen in getting international players to play for the Bulldogs."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m9rkCJ5jfA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwn4AAcmvIg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Crazy View Post
    Yikes. Well, he IS tall.

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