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How close were we to him
Can you provide any info on him
Didn't he go to the Rock in Gville
This post was edited by Rockledge Gator 13 months ago
He transferred to The Rock for his senior year from Montverde Academy. We were on him early before he blew up. Started getting interest from all over the place. Had his fellow countryman from UCLA and now plays for the Bucks in his ear. Not sure if that had any impact. Anyway..... he took a visit to Phog for Midnight Madness and that was all she wrote.
pretty much sums it up....he walks into immediate PT at KU as a FR at the 5, ready or not, as Withey is gone and they have no other pure 5....there was the feeling as well from his camp that having seen him a ton watching Kasey at Montverde (where Embiid played as a JR) and for the Florida Rams/Elite that we should have offered him sooner....and I tend to agree....we were on him earlier than most, but for being the "home team" we still dropped the ball a bit there IMO....this kind of echos my point from my big man thread that we essentially slowe played Embiid while chasing "bigger" fish, and by the time he blew up and we really wanted him, it was too late...there were people in BD's ear for months telling him to jump on the kid, offer much sooner, that Embiid's ceiling was massive, etc, but BD did not listen....it is what it is.....
Bullis you deliver the goods, and know much more about the inner workings than most.
However, one request if I may ... Don't give the ones that don't know shite about such things, and even less about basketball, any ammo to use in their rants.
Bullis is right on the money. Kid wanted to be a Gator in the worst way early on, but the Gator boys were at the Rams games chasing Walker & watching Hill. No love thrown his way until a little too late in the process! He was offended from what I heard & we could not make up ground, especially since KS got to him first with love & an offer! Once he took the visit to midnight madness in the Phog - it was a done deal. He was ours to take, but procrastinated a tad too long. Self & Roberts moved on him quick & beat us to the punch!
Oh well as they say, '' a day late a 7 footer short''!! And a very good 7 footer to boot!!
This post was edited by FLAJeff 13 months ago
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