Thursday, October 30, 2003

Rundown on hoops recruits

Not to focus here too much on recruiting but here is a great update of the guys we are pursuing and/or signed in hoops. The update comes from "RamblinRed", who continues to "bring it" on the boards. Here is the link to the thread:

When you read through 'Red's post, you will find that the South Carolina Player of the Year (Zam) has signed, the Charlotte NC Player-of-the-Year (and many consider the #2 player in NC) (Morrow) has committed, one of the best forwards in SC (Dickey) has committed, probably #2 player in Texas (Smith) is about to commit, and the #3 center in the nation (Morris) is likely to commit. Hewitt knows how to "bring it" himself.

From RamblinRed:

We have commits from the following players

6'1, 210 CG Zam "Buck" Frederick from St. Matthews, SC. His RSCI composite rating is #80 with highs of 63 from Hoopmasters (Bob Gibbons and Van Coleman) and 80 from HoopScoop and a low of 126 from Rivals. Big time scorer - avg 32 ppg, 8 apg, 8 rpg as a jr and was SC PoY. Father was a legacy player at SC leading the NCAA in scoring in 1981. He chose GT over KY and Stanford.

6'6, 190 SG/SF Anthony Morrow from Charlotte, NC. His RSCI composite on the latest is over 100, previously was 90. His highest ratings come from the Geeks at 45and Hoopmasters at 54. His lowest rating is HoopScoop at 152. Excellent athlete and a strong outside shooter, very team oriented. Averaged 23.7 ppg, 7.4 rpg as a Jr and was all-state and Charlotte PoY. Chose GT over NC ST, TN, and Charlotte.

6'9, 250 PF/C Ra'Sean Dickey from Bennettsville, SC. His RSCI composite rating is #43 with highs of 34 from PrepSpotlights Vince Baldwin and 36 from PrepStars. His lowest rating is 58 by Hoopmasters. Strong, athletic post player who averaged 18 ppg and 11 rpg as a jr and was 1st team all-state in SC. Chose GT over Auburn. Wanted to attend UNC but new staff chose not to recruit him after he was a high priority for the previous staff.

Expectations are that we will officially receive another public verbal probably tomorrow. That will be from

6'6, 230 CF Jeremis Smith from Ft. Worth, TX. His RSCI composite rating is #75 with a high of 30 from The Geeks and 41 from Rivals and a low of 114 from PrepStars. Smith is an strong, explosive athlete that is moving from the post to the wing. Ferocious dunker and rebounder. Was the MVP of the TX state Tournament last Spring and for the season averaged over 22 ppg. Will be choosing GT over AZ.

Of course the big jewel is still out there as well as GT waits for a decision from
6'11, 255 C Randolph Morris of Atlanta, GA. His RSCI composite ranking is #14 with a high of 11 by Dave Telep (Insiders) and a low of 19 by Rivals. Athletic power post player with family ties to GT and staff. Currently GT leads KY and L'ville (visits this weekend) with UCLA, UGA and Clemson trying to stay in the mix.