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Thread: Plenty of basketball news including a visit this weekend from 2018 PF recruit

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    Hepa looks like a very good player, and doesn't every program (college and pro) want stretch fours?
    Coaches got to get on him quick, but will already far back in the line

    Quote Originally Posted by tsubamoto2001 View Post
    Brown is a post, which means the 5, especially with how the 4 spot has changed in basketball these days. While he'll impact immediately regardless, he's got to get a lot stronger.

    For the life of me, I have no idea why Cal isn't recruiting Kamaka Hepa. He's one of the most-skilled players (regardless of position) in the country and is an academic fit.
    I dont need easy, I need possible. Jorge Gutierrez

  2. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by TheSouseFamily View Post
    In-depth update on about Jordan Brown.

    * * *

    St. John’s working hardest for 2018 forward Jordan Brown

    Even though he goes to high school on the West Coast, Jordan Brown appears to be leaning towards a school on the East Coast.
    The 6-foot-10 power forward from Roseville (CA) Woodcreek High who is ranked No. 4 nationally at his position has St. John’s right at the top of his list and plans to visit later this summer or fall.

    “St. John’s is probably working the hardest overall,” Dion Brown, the player’s father and a 1984 draft pick of the San Antonio Spurs, said Sunday by phone from the Adidas Nations event in Houston. “But we got Oregon, Cal-Berkeley, UCLA. We got a couple of mid-majors like Gonzaga.”

    Under head coach Chris Mullin, St. John’s has made Brown a priority in the Class of 2018, along with Archbishop Molloy big man Moses Brown and Hudson Catholic (N.J.) shooting Luther Muhammad. Assistant Greg St. Jean has been the point man for Jordan Brown.

    A visit to St. John’s is coming for Jordan Brown, who tried out for the 2017 USA Men’s U19 National Team that went to Egypt.
    “We don’t have anything set up but we do plan on going out to St. John’s,” Dion said. “We just haven’t set up anything.”

    Even though the 247 Crystal Ball has Cal at 80 percent and UCLA at 20 percent, Dion Brown said he favors the St. John’s message at this point. He also noticed that the coaches have seen Jordan everywhere from his NorCal state championship game to AAU games in Las Vegas last month.
    “The one thing I do know is, St. John’s is right up there,” Dion said.
    “I talk to Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond came down here and St. Jean is kind of like the focal point,” Dion added. “And one the things that they emphasized with us, they run an NBA-style offense where they have flexible big man, and Jordan is a flexible big man. He can play on the outside or he can play on the inside. And I talked to Chris Mullin at one point, you can play against a team where the St. John’s guards can post up the other team’s guards so if you have flexible big men who can do things, you can post those guards and take advantage of those guards.

    “And he can post when it comes time to exploit the other team’s big men.”
    Even though St. John’s is 3,000 miles away, the appeal of playing in the Big East and in Madison Square Garden is also strong.

    “Hey, like they say, if you can succeed in New York, you can succeed anywhere,” Dion said. “That’s exciting. That’s on our mind as well. It’s on the other side of the country, that’s 3,000 miles away. But you know when you got Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond texting you and paying that kind of attention, coming down to watch your games. The one thing that I like is they’ve seen him play great, they’ve seen him play OK, they’ve seen him play not so well. Chris Mullin can see things in a kid where he knows where they’re going to be at.”

    Still, Cal and UCLA are also among those in the mix. “They’re here, they’re on the West Coast,” Dion said. “I gotta pay a little more attention to what’s going on with Cal and the new coach. They’re still in there. Everything started with Cuonzo [Martin] when he was there, now of course he’s gone. Now I want to see what they got going. “UCLA, same thing. I think they started watching him in eighth grade.” For now, though, it appears St. John’s has caught Dion’s eye.

    Quick FYI to Dion Brown: Mullin is a TERRIBLE head coach!! A former student of mine plays there.
    Last edited by 89Bear; 08-08-2017 at 12:02 PM.

  3. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by 89Bear View Post
    Quick FYI to Dion Brown: Mullin is a TERRIBLE head coach!! A former student of mine plays there.
    Yeah I didn't think they could do worse than Lavin....but Mullin is not the guy you want to play for.

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