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What big men will be able to transfer to UF?

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by jhbyrd, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. missourigator

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    Aren't we still in the running for that center IMG who played with Payne?
     
  2. cincinnatigator

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    Who are we even recruiting? It's ridiculous how we don't even have any clue. I haven't heard anything about us even contacting notable unsigned bigs. I realize those guys are longshots, but at least offer them ffs. This "we have a plan" is so vague for fans who want to get excited about something.
     
  3. tampajack1

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    I believe that Verbal Commits shows 2 Gator offers to big men.
     
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  4. Matherly87

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    I think you are talking about Previous Achuiwa. He is a 6'-9" PF at Montverde and a Top 10 player in the country. That's just a dream of mine I keep hoping something comes of it. Unfortunately I have yet to hear any connection we have with him. He would drastically change our outlook for next year if we could get him.
     
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  5. Matherly87

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    To add Precious Achuiwa would start here day one at PF if he came. That's the great thing about it. We have the perfect open opportunity if he was interested. I think he would fit very well with the players ready for next year and what CMW would run. I won't go as far as a Top 10 team with him but Top 20 would be very attainable for a team set with Nembhard/Mann, Locke, Lewis, Achuiwa, Payne as starters and Ballard, Johnson, Bassett as backups.
     
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  6. HallGator

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    Precious is from the Bronx and at this time it appears he is headed to Connecticut.
     
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  7. RD_gator

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    Here are some useful links of the top centers & power forwards available.
    ESPN Basketball Recruiting - Player Rankings (Center)

    ESPN Basketball Recruiting - Player Rankings (PF)

    Omar Payne, Florida's incoming center, is ranked #10 here. Currently, Florida's 2019 recruiting class is ranked #8. 2019 Basketball Class Rankings

    Payne's teammate center from Monteverde, 7 ft center Koprivica and ranked #9, was scooped up by FSU's Hamilton who likes to sign almost every 7-footer available every year. FSU actually signed two 7-footers in their 2019 class which is ranked #15. College Basketball Recruiting Schools - ESPN
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    Florida offered Matthew Hurt but he may be a long shot.
    Matthew Hurt - Basketball Recruiting - Player Profiles - ESPN
     
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  8. akaGatorhoops

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    I think we will go grad transfer route.
     
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  9. Crusher

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    Whoah...if this guy is listed as a PF, someone is gonna have to load about 40 more pounds of "power" to that frame. Matthew Hurt:

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  10. GatorPlanet

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    Have you heard something?
     
  11. RD_gator

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    Lol!
    Hurt who is a McDonald-All-American must have played bigger than his current weight (6'8 214).
     
  12. missourigator

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    Has anybody noticed that the # 3 team in the nation Virginia has 5 starting players from outside the US. Have we looked outside the US?
     
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  13. Crusher

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    Agreed...of course Matt Bonner came in as a frosh looking somewhat similar and I didn't think he would ever be able to play the 4. I was pleasantly wrong in that case.
     
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  14. diamondted13

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    This is not even remotely true. Not that I disagree with looking overseas.
     
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  15. diamondted13

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    His name in Russian translates to "I will not develop."
     
  16. Singaporegator

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    He knows, he’s just not telling
     
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  17. missourigator

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    If you watched game day they had the five foreign players on. 2 from Australia one actually New Zealand. One from Africa, one from Italy and one from South America.
     
  18. cincinnatigator

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    Why even keep it secret is the question.
     
  19. akaGatorhoops

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    With all due respect. . . weren't you the same guy who absolutely lambasted me when I posted that Armon Gates was leaving?
     
  20. cincinnatigator

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    How do those two situations compare exactly?