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No clue. 247 says he’s expected to start playing high school basketball in Ohio this upcoming season. That will help


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It's really hard to gauge with the competition in Hawaii, but he moves very well for a 7 footer and has good shooting touch. Plus if Kansas offers and Kentucky is looking hard, it can be assumed he's a can't miss prospect.

The Kai Sotto comparison is probably fair. He looks like a center well equipped for the modern game.


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247 says he’s expected to start playing high school basketball in Ohio this upcoming season.

Glad to hear that. My biggest concern was him coming from very weak competition in HI.


marshallcotiger
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He also plays international ball for the Philippines so he's been tested more than you would think. He's an impressive young man. You just don't see kids that tall at his age have that much agility and hand eye coordination. If he can gain enough good weight and stay healthy this kid is going to be a beast imo.


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And he just committed to AU!!! Boom!!!


CorchJay
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Why would someone downvote a commit that AU Kansas and Kentucky are all looking at?


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The Nino
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And he just committed to AU!!! Boom!!!
I didn't downvote you, but his commitment was announced on the previous page


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TailbackU
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Watched his highlight film. Man, he is super athletic to be that tall and gangly. Dude can shoot!


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B-ball notes from Pearl:

- Sharife is ahead of where Harper was at the same time point in college. Noted that he’s “not Harper yet, though”

- Says Moore at 6-6,240 can play the 2-5. Loves that versatility

- Thinks Cardwell could be the steal of the class. Very athletic, has some shooting and handling ability

- Akingbola and Cardwell will both need to be shooters and thinks they get there in time. Says the offense is hard to guard when everyone can hit from 3 (GenesChin)

- Jaylin Williams is putting some separation between himself and the next man up around his position. Sounds like he’s having a great off season
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AuSteeler
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Thanks for the notes.

After seeing Jaylin Williams play more towards the end of the season, you could tell he had ability. He was just not cutting loose partly probably because he was getting used to playing more and knowing his role.



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auburnnyc94
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Someone ask him what position Thor plays (2-4?) and can we expect early PT from him?

Thor seems like a 4 to me but I've heard everything from 2-5 and it doesn't seem right.


TheJones
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Thor is a forward. 3 or 4, probably depends on who is on the court with him.

He’s also like 17 so not sure how much we’ll really learn about him this season


auburnnyc94
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He seems to be way too upright to guard the 2 or 3 in the SEC. And I'm thinking his body might not be ready to guard SEC 5's.


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jangalang
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Justin Ferguson
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Auburn HC Bruce Pearl says that SG Jamal Johnson has improved more than anyone else on the roster this offseason.

Pearl mentioned virtually every part of his game as somewhere where he's taken a step forward.


Tom Green
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Bruce Pearl on Justin Powell: "He's done well. He was originally recruited to be an off-guard... but we're allowing him to compete with Sharife Cooper, Tyrell Jones and maybe another player or two" at point guard.

Has more ball-handling, play-making ability than BP first thought


Justin Ferguson
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Auburn HC Bruce Pearl says he thinks that the Tigers will probably go nine or 10 deep this season.




auburnnyc94
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Did anybody listen to J-Boy today? He supposedly asked Jabari Smith if the G-League had a chance with him.


jangalang
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What did Jabari say?


auburnnyc94
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Nvm, the episode drops Tuesday.


wareagle47
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March Madness to return to Birmingham

Has this been discussed yet? How awesome would it be to have Auburn in a first round tournament game in B'ham?


AA7
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I saw it but don’t think it’s been talked about here. Really excited though. Will likely go to some games even if it’s not Auburn.


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TigerProwl24
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SG Jamal Johnson


All we need from his role, is to take and make timely 3’s and not be a defensive liability.

quote:

Justin Powell


Really excited about this kid. Seems to have all the tools to be a great all-around player and might be the best shooter on the team, along with Johnson and Cambridge. He can stroke it and has a ton of range.

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probably go nine or 10 deep this season.


It’s hard to get a read on who the few will be that won’t be in the rotation. We are as deep as it gets. I’m thinking Franklin and

PG- Cooper, Jones, Powell
SG- Flanagan/Johnson, Powell, Jones
SF- Cambridge/Flanagan, Powell/Moore
PF- JWill, Moore/Thor, Franklin
C- Akingbola, Thor/Cardwell

Does that look about right? Who sits early? Franklin and ? I imagine BP will bring Thor along slowly, like he did with JWill last year?





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