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    Smile Couple Notes on ESPN Rankings

    Final 2020 Rankings:
    #6 Jalen Suggs - rating 96
    #56 Ben Gregg - rating 85 (I think the site's "80" rating a misprint. See UCLA's Etienne a bit below for another.)
    #59 Dominick Harris - rating 85
    #62 Julian Strawther - rating 85

    Fun takeaway -- Surprised that Gregg is listed above Harris and Strawther. This's in the context of this fan really liking Harris and Strawther. Three mid-80s four-stars is very impressive for this class (besides the obvious five-star gem, Jalen).
    http://www.espn.com/college-sports/b...020/order/true


    2022 Rankings:
    Braden Huff is ranked as a 4-star (rating 81). That's nice as I've been having trouble finding Braden in any Top-100 Rankings save for 247's.
    http://www.espn.com/colleges/basketb...250/class/2022

    https://247sports.com/Player/Braden-Huff-46102826/

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    **Of course our 2021 class was off-the-charts in terms of great players.
    http://www.espn.com/college-sports/b...021/order/true
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    I myself love Gregg's game. Harris and Strother both have game as well. Harris and Strother have plenty of talent, but Gregg has talent at 6'10''. Unless the shorter players have had a bunch of puplicity while they were in high school the bigger player is going to get the benefit of the doubt. If Gregg would have played at one of the big basketball schools he would have been rated much higher than he was. Oh and by the way if Harris and Strother would have played at one of these basketball factories the would have been rated much higher. A perfect example of this is Boston that played at Kentucky last year. He was rated top 5 in the country, because he was the top player on the team that labron james' son played on, you know one of the basketball factories. You saw what kind of player he actually was when he got to Kentucky. Harris, Gregg, and Strother are all better players than he was, much better. Also most of the basketball writers are from the east, and a lot of them have no clue as to whether a player west of the Mississippi can really play or not.

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    STRAWTHER will have a nice leap this season
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenneZag View Post
    STRAWTHER will have a nice leap this season
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    Thank you.

    It isn’t that hard. It really isn’t.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj60OAh7O5U
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddwell View Post
    Final 2020 Rankings:
    #6 Jalen Suggs - rating 96
    #56 Ben Gregg - rating 85 (I think the site's "80" rating a misprint. See UCLA's Etienne a bit below for another.)
    #59 Dominick Harris - rating 85
    #62 Julian Strawther - rating 85

    Fun takeaway -- Surprised that Gregg is listed above Harris and Strawther. This's in the context of this fan really liking Harris and Strawther. Three mid-80s four-stars is very impressive for this class (besides the obvious five-star gem, Jalen).
    http://www.espn.com/college-sports/b...020/order/true


    2022 Rankings:
    Braden Huff is ranked as a 4-star (rating 81). That's nice as I've been having trouble finding Braden in any Top-100 Rankings save for 247's.
    http://www.espn.com/colleges/basketb...250/class/2022

    https://247sports.com/Player/Braden-Huff-46102826/

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    **Of course our 2021 class was off-the-charts in terms of great players.
    http://www.espn.com/college-sports/b...021/order/true
    The DUI thread veered into talk of current recruiting and whether or not the lack of crystal ball predictions for 5* players in ‘22 or ‘23 to Gonzaga should be cause for concern. I think not. My take is dudes Zags have now - Harris, Strawther, Gregg, Perry - and may still have - Hickman, Sallis, Holmgren - in 2022-23 are giving them pause. Holmgren most likely gone for sure (though I wonder if just needing more weight & strength pre NBA may incline him to return) but that’s some high end talent for a frosh to earn minutes over come 2022-23. Hoping both Sallis and Hickman are still around…unless they shine en route to a championship this season.
    He can move 15 ft to the left or right about as fast as my eyes can see it, his name could just as well be Hunter Hustle -ZagsGoZags 11/17/21

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