Friday, June 18, 2004

Hoops Recruiting - Overview

If you have any interest in GT hoops, you need to head over to insiders and read RamblinRed's recruiting overview. Now that the dust has settled, he reviews each ACC team and how they helped themselves for the upcoming season. What did he have to say about GT?

I heard one recruiter refer to this class as the deepest, most versatile class entering the ACC. I suspect that would be sweet music to Coach Hewitt’s ears, given his philosophy. GT added two players who can score from the perimeter and two who can operate inside. Between the 4 players they can cover all 5 spots on the floor. Fredrick is a scoring combo guard, the all-time SC leading scorer. It must be in his genes as his father was the NCAA national leading scorer at SC in 1981. Morrow is an athletic wing with a sweet jump shot. Smith is an athletic beast in the mold of Isma’il Muhammad with a little more developed game. Dickey gives GT a big, athletic body with a lot of upside. GT had two main priorities with this class, get guys who can shoot and get guys who can rebound – they got 2 of each. While they missed on Randolph Morris in the Spring, they met their needs and get a solid A.