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Basketball early signings


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TU article focusing on Gifford

 

Nice article focusing on Gifford. I hope he can make a big impact in the middle as that would be great for the next 4 years. That said, he only started a couple of games as a HS junior. The kid that started at Center was 6'4" - not sure why he didn't start but reading some articles on him it sounds like he improved quite a bit since last HS season.

 

I still think UA needs to recruit a point guard. I know that Iati and Lillis can play the point but I don't think that is their primary position. That Zampier kid was a PG that chose Yale - maybe there will be a recruit next season.

 

Nice recruiting class - this will be a very good team for the foreseeable future.

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Nice article focusing on Gifford.  I hope he can make a big impact in the middle as that would be great for the next 4 years.  That said, he only started a couple of games as a HS junior.  The kid that started at Center was 6'4" - not sure why he didn't start but reading some articles on him it sounds like he improved quite a bit since last HS season.

 

Nice recruiting class - this will be a very good team for the foreseeable future.

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It's interesting what Brown said about Gifford. "He was king of unknown. He had played in very few tournaments and got very little exposure. I saw the young man and fell in love with him." Good scouting by our coach. Further Brown said, "Usually, when you get kids who are 6-10 at the mid-major, they're projects. . . . He's ready to play at the mid-major Division I level and make an impact."

 

I don't think that Brown is overhyping this guy. We have often been accused of that on the America East board.

 

It seems that our success in Division I is not going to decline after we lost a few players this year. This pattern of recruiting should ensure a quality program for quite a few years.

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I was thinking when I read the article that Brown generally hasn't picked one guy out of a recruiting class over the others as a prized recruit. I'm taking that as a great sign and as Olddog said I don't think he's overhyping him, just excited about coaching him. I still will look more at the returning guys than the freshman next year but if Gifford can come in and play right away then that's fantastic.

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