[quote="jjepsu92, post:7, topic:770"]I am just curios if DJ, Brooks and Jones came from winning HS programs. I would assume somebody has done a study as to if coming from a winning HS program helps a college team (i.e. success breeds success).[/quote]
Most kids that get D1 scholarships come from winning programs. At a high school level, one D1 scholarship athlete is usually enough to elevate your HS basketball team to a winning record.
For the record, all three of them came from VERY winning programs. DJ played in the PIAA State Championship game. Jones went 25-2 as a senior winning the Philly Friends League championship. Jeff Brooks went 23-7 as a junior, 23-8 as a senior.
23-7, 23-8 not VERY winning in HS. 37-1 for Frazier was winning, losing in state semis, and what Talor and Taran did was winning, two state championship games in a row. Talor’s senior team lost twice to CBA, then beat them in sectionals, then lost in state title game, so maybe 28-3, so his Maginn team lost to only 1 team, which was undefeated and ranked 1st in NYS til loss in sectionals to Maginn. Taran’s team lost zero as a soph, maybe 29-0, and 1 as a junior, maybe 24-1, losing zero both seasons in regular season. I would say Brooks’ HS team record mediocre. Sounds okay, but when Bishop Maginn had that type record, they were 3rd or 4th in their league out of 10 teams(I think CBA, Schenectady and Albany finished ahead), and never made state playoffs. Brooks’ Doss team did nothing in post season if I remember correctly. I bet they weren’t in top 10 in state. When you consider he was playing vs. non-college kids a bunch, not that hot, and he had some funky games, like a handful under 10 points. That record would be decent in hyper competitive league like NYC, Chicago, LA. As KY gets beaten up regularly by Indiana in state vs. state game each year( a game that Jeff Brooks blew off despite being 1st team all state), KY not a basketball power in HS.
Jones had Xavier’s Jason Love on his team, who didn’t redshirt, and is having solid season. Think he had 17 rebounds in win vs. Cincy.