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Recruiting - 2017

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Reports that we've offered Hameir Wright from right here at Albany Academy. 6'6" SF. Also has an offer from James Madison.

 

I saw that Hameir Wright is going to reclassify to 2018. He has an offer Syracuse and some other majors but is going to prep.

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Offer to William Tinsley..6'4" JUCO SG. Offers from a handful of other mid-majors..mainly from the midwest. Verbal Commits says he also has an offer from Florida State.

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Coach Brown tweeted that Josh Pelletier is headed to Australia to recruit. Pretty serious trip.

Looks like it might have paid off!

 

2017 Trinity College (AUS) C Brent Hank has committed to Albany.

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The 6’11 centre showed out in a major way on the AAU circuit.


If a team managed to box him out on successive possessions, they considered that a win. That’s how tough Brent is to stop on the boards.


Throw in more than capable hands and impressive footwork, and you’ve got yourself one 220-pound monster.


On top of this is Brent’s monster heart. He played through injury. He played through illness. He had his own rendition of the “flu game” in which he still had the game-sealing block and offensive rebound.


It’s no wonder Division I schools, Albany, Idaho and Robert Morris have all come knocking for the 2017 big.

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Glad to hear a real big guy will be coming in and another Australia.

 

We've offered four guys: Hank, Issac White, Jacob Rigoni and Lat Mayen who are all teamates on the same Australian National team. It would be great to get all four guys together who are used to playing on the same team and get along.

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I wonder how much Peter Hooley factors in? Hank and Hooley are both from Adelaide and it can't hurt that Peter can relate his Albany experience to these guys.

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I wonder how much Peter Hooley factors in? Hank and Hooley are both from Adelaide and it can't hurt that Peter can relate his Albany experience to these guys.

 

I would think he is being a bit of a spokesman. Good to see the Aussie connection is continuing!

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I wonder how much Peter Hooley factors in? Hank and Hooley are both from Adelaide and it can't hurt that Peter can relate his Albany experience to these guys.

 

I would think he is being a bit of a spokesman. Good to see the Aussie connection is continuing!

 

I would guess instrumental is more in order than spokesman.

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Is there a limit on the number of "offers" a school can make per year???? Some on this blog seem to get awfully excited about making offers to x, y, z, etc. Seems to me offers do not mean a thing. I'll get excited about "signings."

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Offers are great. I don't think coaches spend too much time preparing an official offer to someone unless they feel there is at least a slight chance of them coming to the school (which is why you don't see us making many if any 5-star offers). Seeing who UA gives offers to gives insight into what the mindset of the coaching staff is, the types of players and the level of players they are going after.

 

While signings are the real time to get excited, I also get excited after hearing about official visits. Those mean that not only are we interested in the player, they are also showing some interest in UA.

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Is there a limit on the number of "offers" a school can make per year???? Some on this blog seem to get awfully excited about making offers to x, y, z, etc. Seems to me offers do not mean a thing. I'll get excited about "signings."

Guilty.

 

I think some people on this board enjoy following the recruiting process more than others.

 

Also, even though they're only "offers" it's kind of fun to know when we're recruiting a local player. I'm pretty sure there are people on this board who will read about an offer to a local player and then go watch a couple of their games. They might even wear their UAlbany gear to show the love. Then again, there are some crazy people on this board.

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I also think after this years recruiting class, where it was a small offer class to begin with, and was so Juco focused, a lot of us are eager to see what 4 year offers we're going out towards.

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Catching up on the past few days:

 

Justin Carpenter - 6'8" PF..first DI offer

Cameron Healy - 6'3" PG..from Australia..has a couple other mid-major DI offers

Matt Pile - 6'9" PF..couple other mid-major DI offers

Prince Oduro - 6'8" PF..slew of other DI offers..as high at the A-10..also visited Siena last month

Solomon Ruddell - 7'0" C..a few others mid-major DI offers..including UMBC

 

Matt Pile trimmed his list and removed UAlbany. My guess is it's a result of the Brent Hank commitment.

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Offer to William Tinsley..6'4" JUCO SG. Offers from a handful of other mid-majors..mainly from the midwest. Verbal Commits says he also has an offer from Florida State.

 

Tinsley committed to Illinois State this weekend.

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