Barring a JUCO pick up or an unexpected summer addition to the team, Ed DeChellis’ 2010 basketball recruiting class is complete. The class includes athletically capable and upside minded PF Jonathan Graham from Maryland, ESPN Top 100 guard and Talor Battle’s half brother - Taran Buie, and a solid (literally) SG signee in Tre Bowman… a hopeful Chris Babb replacement.
It is a decent at best recruiting class that unfortunately has to plug the holes left by the departures of Chris Babb, Bill Edwards, and Andrew Ott, instead of adding depth behind those players. Taran Buie is obviously the star recruit on paper. The class is for the most part lacking forwards (thankfully Graham was signed or we would all be smashing the panic button).
Just to clean up shop, there are a few lingering recruits on various databases, including our own Recruiting Matrix:
- Orlando Walker 6’3 SG - JUCO - Rivals Unranked - Not on ESPN or Scout
- Duane Bagsby 6’ PG - JUCO - Rivals Unranked - Not on ESPN or Scout
- Tyler McNeely 6’7 PF - Scout 2 Star, ESPN 40, Not on Scout … does not even seem to be B10 talent
No real size in the remaining recruits. If anyone is interested, here is the Top 150 JUCO recruits (7 months old): http://rivals.yahoo.com/jucojunction/basketball/recruiting/rankings/rank-2526;_ylt=ApyuxlAZp07duQliBzgNf0trWpB4
The 2011 recruiting class will be HUGE… HUGE, for ED’s future. A big class will be graduating, and if the team does poorly, expect a few departures. ED needs to replace 3 major minute forwards and a star point guard - good luck with that!
Off season has been slow after the transfer parade concluded… just trying to spark some thoughts and prepare for next season.