Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by akaGatorhoops, Mar 19, 2019.
Wasn't there a 2019 recruit still hanging out there that we were trying for?
I am not AKA, but it's Jason Jitoboh and maybe some others. We appear to be among Jitoboh's 3 finalists (UCF, Tennessee and UF). Jitoboh is huge and has a lot of upside, but it might take him a year to be ready to contribute.
yeah. . . this would be the one that comes to mind for me.
Jason Jitoboh is a monster. Would love for him to sign as he's a true 5 with lots of potential. Of course, would still want a grad transfer big for next year as well assuming someone is going to transfer which seems likely.
Stone is a redshirt Junior. Anybody know if he's close enough to graduation to possibly enter the portal? Not that I would expect him to leave while rehabbing. Just wondering
Yeah I got those same issues, especially at 10:30 pm
Wouldn't expect much from Stone as a Gator going forward. Likely will need most, if not all, of next season to rehab.
I hear he will be back by the end of January
Ernie "No D" DeGregorio comes to mind.
along with Gak and Egbunu
Johnson is by far our best rebounder. Has to play 28-30 minutes every game.
Jitoboh scored 8ppg as a junior in high school despite being 6’9 or 6’10. Sounds like a project.
How did he do as a senior?
Considering how little Ballard and Okauru played in March, I would not be surprised if one or both transfers leaving two or three available scholarships ( including Chase Johnson's).
With Hayes gone and the uncertainty surrounding Stone, Gak and even Stokes, it is imperative that at least one of the additions is a grad transfer that can provide rebounding, defense and senior leadership.
This site has Jitoboh favoring Florida over Tennessee.
Jason Jitoboh, 2019 Center - Rivals
While this site has the favorites as UCF & Louisville.
Jason Jitoboh, Hamilton Heights Christian Academy, Center (BK)
Louisville has been eliminated. It’s us, Tennessee or UCF. I would grab this kid right now if he wants to come here. He is huge with a ton of upside. If we then get an opening and can get a game-changing grad transfer big man, we can do that and redshirt Jitoboh.
That first part could happen, unfortunately, if those players do not feel that there is a meaningful role for them.
I believe that in the long run, Florida is better off in trying to develop the talent that they already have rather than putting all of their eggs on an unknown grad transfer. If that grad transfer had already been a productive player in college basketball (i.e, a Mike Rosario, Canyon Barry, etc. rather than someone who is looking to expand his role elsewhere) then I think that would be a great addition to this Florida team. Vernon Macklin & Dorian Finney-Smith, however; were excellent front-court transfers for UF but I think that those guys were former McDonald All-American players - i.e., physically gifted players with a lot of potential as basketball players.
But in another case (2015), Jon Horford (transfer from ?Michigan) did provide Florida with some valuable contributions at center (6.5 ppg, 4.8 reb/g, 20 min/g), but it was still not enough to prevent a losing season. UF also had another transfer in SF/PF Alex Murphy (from Duke) that played a limited role with Florida.
Florida Gators Stats - 2014-15 | ESPN
Losing Stokes would be a potential, big loss at center as he is rated as the #9 Center. Incoming freshman, Omar Payne, is rated as the #10 center in his class. Ballard was also rated as the # 14 SG. College Basketball Recruiting Schools - ESPN
Jon Horford plays in the G League. So he must have become a pretty solid player.
Jitoboh is a massive project, also already has had foot issues, and ballooned up to 320 or so this HS season. He's not at all what we need
You’ve got things backwards. He is healthy. He once weighed 320. He’s 270 now. He’s also pretty mobile at that size. He can rebound, defend and block shots. He has solid moves on offense. He is fairly new to the game. He’s exactly the kind of player that we keep asking why we don’t get him. The bottom line is that you have to take some risks to get some rewards. Go watch the film on him.