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    Gonzaga has picked up a commitment from 2019 elite international prospect Oumar Ballo, a source told Stockrisers and Prep Hoops.

    Spoke with him during his visit, he really enjoyed it. Originally planned to take all visits but felt at home in Spokane. Top-5 class for Mark Few.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunzawguh View Post
    Great! What recent to current Gonzaga big is he most like as a player?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaCoyote View Post
    Great! What recent to current Gonzaga big is he most like as a player?
    I honestly don't think there is comparable. Dude is unique.

    The 'Baby Shaq' nickname exists for a reason. Quite probably the highest ceiling of any GU recruit ever.

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    Any redshirt possibilities? Pretty crowded front court if Tils or Clarke returns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    Any redshirt possibilities? Pretty crowded front court if Tils or Clarke returns.
    Does it really matter though? Neither Ballo or Zakharov figure to be 5 year guys.

    Give whoever is least ready the Rui freshman treatment and go from there.

    Also, Clarke is so completely gone that we don't even need to entertain that idea anymore. He's gone.

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    Train keeps on rolling.

    Welcome Mr Ballo

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    Very cool. I’m very intrigued by him. He is Lebron James-esque in regards to having a man-like physique at such a young age. Only 16 years old... he’s the Doogie Howser of basketball players. He’ll be the same age as a senior as some BYU freshmen.

    7’6” wing span... not sure if we’ve had anybody like that.

    In one of his highlight videos he seems to do a chin up every time he dunks. They might need to reinforce the rims.

    I’m excited to see this guy play. The Zags keep finding very unique players.

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    Apparently told another coach that he didn't commit.
    Any reports from the staff?
    Hoping you have a sense of humor too!

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    IS it:

    O-mar or OO-Mar?

    Buy-O or Ball-O?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    Apparently told another coach that he didn't commit.
    Any reports from the staff?
    Source for that statement he “told another coach he didn’t commit” ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    Apparently told another coach that he didn't commit.
    Any reports from the staff?
    Nothing yet Will...……..maybe

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    Welcome young man!! You are most welcome indeed


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Few
    We are not here as a #%$&%&! Courtesy!!!

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    Arizona, Baylor and us were his 3 noted in the story on his commitment. Big kid, good coordination, a dunker to be sure. He'l get minutes here but he's still raw and will be needing coaching. He came ot the right place.
    The bigs are all new and haven't played with each other. I suspect somebody's going to get a redshirt.
    We do have some fine players coming back, This season could go on for a while. I hope it does. Let us be still playing come April.

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    Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagNative View Post
    Wow!
    6'9" or taller in 2019:
    Watson
    Timme
    Zakharov
    Ballo

    Wow.
    The Kennel: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."

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    Tremendous news!

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    The staff has done a remarkable job recruiting for 2019-20 season...

    Let's hope that S&S commit and make 20-21 another top class!

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    Heck yes! Now we just need to shore up the guard position, awesome news!!
    America's Team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobZag View Post
    6'9" or taller in 2019:
    Watson
    Timme
    Zakharov
    Ballo

    Wow.
    Plus Petrusev

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    Quote Originally Posted by thespywhozaggedme View Post
    Plus Petrusev
    That front court is what they call DIRTY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thespywhozaggedme View Post
    Plus Petrusev
    Imagine how better they will all make each other. 2 deep at each front court position.

    Think of this. If you consider Kispert a pro by his senior season, next year we have 2 deep in pros at the 3-5. That is insane.

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    Kispert a pro? Wko has ever considered him a pro?

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    Saw this video was posted yesterday and didn’t see it posted here yet. Some great highlights from the FIBA U19 World Championships.

    https://youtu.be/IauQKHii2WE


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    Holy cow! He is so much better than he was less than a year ago. I thought he’d get some minutes this year but not a ton. I believe I was way off on that. To me, barring injury, Zhakarov isn’t going to see much run. Ballo is going to get 15-20 minutes in combination with Tillie, Petrusev, and Timme at the 4/5 spots taking up all available minutes


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