Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Few Recruits

There have been a few more recruits over the past month or so that I have so far failed to talk about on this blog! Let's take a look at them.

- Jake Lopez commits to Montana - He is an Australian shooting guard that stands at 6'5''. He seems to have a lot of international experience, and Wayne Tinkle thinks he may be able to help this year. "Jack is a 6-5, athletic wing who can really shoot the ball, and I think that once he gets his feet wet he might be able to help us as a freshman," Tinkle said. "He has a ton of international experience, so he will add great maturity to our team even though he is a true freshman.

- Anthony Johnson commits to Northern Colorado - According to Decatur Central High School Athletics twitter account, Johnson has committed to play for Northern Colorado.

It looks like this is a verbal commitment right now. He put up some big point totals in his senior year, and appears to have a real ability to get to the free throw line. Here is a scouting report on him:

Anthony Johnson: 6’3” Small Forward, Decatur Central H.S. (2013) This was my first look at Johnson in a while, and I could not have been more impressed. He is simply an all-around scorer. He handles the ball very well and can create his own shot off the dribble. Anthony was very effective going to the rim, but also is a good mid-range shooter. He does a good job of getting to the foul line too, where he was 9/9 on the night. At the next level he can play either the 2 or 3 spots. I think Anthony is one of the best “sleepers” in Indiana. A good Division II or low-major prospect.

- Christian McDonald commits to Weber State - According to his twitter profile, McDonald will be playing for Weber State.

McDonald is a 6'4'' guard from Lake Oswego High School in Oregon. It looks like he averaged nine points per game for a very good team there. I am not able to find too much more information on him right now.

- JC Kennedy commits to Weber State - Kennedy will be a walk-on at Weber State. He averaged 11 points per game last season.

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  1. Not about recruits, but I think Portland State getting a new, good sized arena deserves a mention.

    "The Oregon Legislature's approval of $40 million for the School of Business Administration and $24 million for the Stott Educational Center and Viking Pavilion will transform two high-traffic areas of PSU's downtown campus with more classrooms, auditoriums, study rooms, computer labs and a 5,500-seat arena."

    "The renovated building will transform the cramped and leaking Stott Center into a light-filled, mixed-use building with new academic and athletic spaces, as well as a mid-sized venue capable of hosting a variety of public events. Construction is expected to start in fall 2014."

  2. You are right, that does deserve a mention. I saw that story and forgot to write about it... I will give it a write-up in the next day or two!

  3. Wasn't too long ago, but on UND's end they added to their 2013 recruiting class with Estan Tyler transferring from UMKC. He will be eligible to play in the 2014-2015 season, with 2 seasons left on his time.

  4. Great, thank you very much for the heads up!