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    There should be little doubt this kid has pro potential. It surprises me that he's not ranked higher. I understand he had been more of a spot up shooter in the past, and this past season he really worked on strength and inside play.

    Watching that highlight video, you can see he has the skills most teams would want, not to mention size.
    He showed he could:
    - handle the ball well (huge for anyone, but he's a 6'10" kid driving to the hoop with a crossover to beat his man)
    - lead a fast break (again, ball control!)
    - drove to the hoop through traffic and finished with a Euro step
    - has a nice looking jump shot in the stop and pop
    - works towards spacing the floor
    - can hit from three
    - isn't hesitant to go inside along the baseline
    - already has a decent looking drop step
    - has decent hands to catch near the rim and dunk with authority
    - goes up and over people like a boss
    - sets up on the interior with a strong base
    - block shots without fouling (at least the ones they showed)

    Now hopefully his teachers at Xavier can teach him to edit his major announcements for grammar and spelling!

    We got Ramsey and Odom. Now Edwards. Coach Jonas is connecting with these impressive southern players. This kid will be a Xavier great.

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    Apparently this came as quite a shock to some in South Carolina hehehe��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuperman View Post
    Apparently this came as quite a shock to some in South Carolina hehehe��

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    Great Job Xavier coaches! Hopefully the first piece in a quality class.

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    Welcome! Hopefully just the start of another great class!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirthought View Post
    There should be little doubt this kid has pro potential. It surprises me that he's not ranked higher. I understand he had been more of a spot up shooter in the past, and this past season he really worked on strength and inside play.

    Watching that highlight video, you can see he has the skills most teams would want, not to mention size.
    He showed he could:
    - handle the ball well (huge for anyone, but he's a 6'10" kid driving to the hoop with a crossover to beat his man)
    - lead a fast break (again, ball control!)
    - drove to the hoop through traffic and finished with a Euro step
    - has a nice looking jump shot in the stop and pop
    - works towards spacing the floor
    - can hit from three
    - isn't hesitant to go inside along the baseline
    - already has a decent looking drop step
    - has decent hands to catch near the rim and dunk with authority
    - goes up and over people like a boss
    - sets up on the interior with a strong base
    - block shots without fouling (at least the ones they showed)

    Now hopefully his teachers at Xavier can teach him to edit his major announcements for grammar and spelling!

    We got Ramsey and Odom. Now Edwards. Coach Jonas is connecting with these impressive southern players. This kid will be a Xavier great.
    While I don’t disagree with anything from a skill standpoint, highlight reels are exactly that: highlights. Check for some full games and you’ll see why he is not a top 25 recruit because the skill set is awesome for a guy that size. The things he needs to improve upon: strength (shouldn’t be a problem), defensive awareness, and assertiveness. He seems to pick and choose when to be assertive, perhaps still growing into his body. You would think he should stand out as the best player on the floor but he kind of blends in a lot. The raw talent is there and he is a great get IMO.... could be really special. Justin Patton perhaps?

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    Great get for Xavier! I really loved Tyrique and what he brought to the team. However, potentially having two guys over 6’9” stretching the floor is going to be huge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xuphan View Post
    Great Job Xavier coaches! Hopefully the first piece in a quality class.
    "Hopefully"
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    IMO, X really needs to get a couple of wings/small forwards in the 2021 class. They are well stocked at guard for the next couple of years, and also at center/ power forward, especially with this latest addition. I see where they have a lot of offers out in that area, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they land a couple this fall.

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