Are we averse to recruiting some height? I was watching Duke play, they have 2 7 footers. It’ll be hard to hit the offensive rebounds against teams like that. Right?
As long as our guys have enough muscle on them to box out a 7 footer I don’t see a problem
Javier and McFarland both have height. A player does not grab rebounds and block shots and disrupt passing lanes using their head. Both the players aforementioned have very long wingspans
All our recruits should be 7 foot at the smallest. I agree. This class looks too short
ps him and dedan are high school teammates
Guys I’m not complaining just thinking out loud. That ORU tall guy was cleaning up defensive rebounds pretty well against us is why I thought about it.
He also got abused in the PNR and had to sit the 2nd half .
Sampson has always played with smaller bigs even at Indiana and Oklahoma. He is like Jay Wright and Villanova. He prefers those 6-9, 6-8 bigs with mobility for the most part.
usually we handle 7 fters pretty well in both D’ing up and rebounds. they dont grow on trees so I dont think the staff even go for them unless they tick the other boxes that matter more to them.
No he wasn’t. Go back and look at the stats
He led his team in defensive rebounds playing only 1 half.
5 rebds in 21.min is nothing special. He had two teammates with the same amount in 17 and 26 min.
Meanwhile we had 4 with 5+ and another 3 who had 4 bds.
Glad we have who we have
plus McFarland is 6’11’’, IIRC.
Any word on when Lath would sign?
Wouldn’t be shocked to see a video from our basketball Twitter welcoming Lath. I think he signed yesterday.
Watching the interview there are some Olajuwon similarities. Strong accent and still learning the language. Played futbol but was too tall for the sport. Only been playing basketball a few years.
Of the 3 bigs I think Tuggler is the one who makes the earliest impact.
I think so too. Especially with him at the 4. 3 freshman backup bigs means Sampson is really high on the 3 guys coming in. Might redshirt McFarland and get a big in the portal. If what @Joprior23 says is true and Lath is coming in early I think he might get the upper hand with bishop and Sampson working with him. His body is more ready now
Bishop going to love this one!
He clearly wants to take the rim home with him after each game.