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  1. #706
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOeFrWGYw7o For anybody who wanted to see a highlight tape of Tyler Scanlon. It's from his freshman campaign so it might not be entirely accurate but the kid looks like a more athletic Joey King.

    Imo it would be a really good get. The Kids a big body who can shoot and put the ball on the floor to a degree. Any shot creators we can get to help Carr/Oturu/Kalscheur out are sorely needed. Demir isn't athletic enough to get his own shot.


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    Go Gophers!!

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    per Marcus:

    Gophers add point guard depth with three-star Florida senior Bryan Greenlee

    Looking to add point guard depth for next season, the Gophers landed a commitment Thursday night from three-star 2019 Florida point guard Bryan "BJ" Greenlee.

    Greenlee, a 6-foot senior from the Rock School in Gainesville, Fla., had one other Power Five scholarship offer from Iowa last summer, but he also visited Cincinnati and considered Old Dominion.

    Greenlee was named the Gainesville Sun's Co-Player of the Year for small schools in Florida after leading the Rock to its second Sunshine Independent Athletic Association state title. He averaged 13.7 points, 7.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals last season.

    “He’s had a great high school career,” The Rock coach Justin Harden said. “Minnesota is getting a kid who is going to be really tough. He looks the part. He’s 6-feet and 185-190 pounds. He looks like a defensive back. He plays the game the right way. He’s a student of the game and really balanced player. He’ll provide consistency and leadership.”

    Greenlee started on the varsity for three seasons and helped his team win 134 games. As a sophomore, he played alongside current Penn State starting guard Jamari Wheeler, who was one of the best defenders for the Nittany Lions last season. That’s also a strength for Greenlee.

    “He’s a phenomenal on-ball defender, picking up guys 94 feet,” Harden said. “That was one of the main things with coach (Richard) Pitino that we talked about is just him being able to come off the bench the first year and just being able to use his athleticism to cause havoc and being a spark on the defensive end.”

    http://www.startribune.com/gophers-a...lee/511273412/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parcival View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOeFrWGYw7o For anybody who wanted to see a highlight tape of Tyler Scanlon. It's from his freshman campaign so it might not be entirely accurate but the kid looks like a more athletic Joey King.

    Imo it would be a really good get. The Kids a big body who can shoot and put the ball on the floor to a degree. Any shot creators we can get to help Carr/Oturu/Kalscheur out are sorely needed. Demir isn't athletic enough to get his own shot.
    What would be really nice was if there was any films to show if he can defend. A little on-ball, handling screens and help-D footage would be nice. It's always nice to know if you're getting a guy who's gonna be a positive on both ends, or give up as many (or more) than he gets.

    Not to say that there's anything wrong with a specialist. Everybody needs a guy who can get you a few quick buckets when the O is struggling, and a guy who might not score, but you can count on to lock somebody down for a few minutes to stop a hot streak.

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    Aren't grad transfers eligible for overseas team trips? If so, I would think it would be a big selling point for a grad transfer to sign with the Gophers and then be able to participate in their upcoming trip to Italy.

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    The official release from the U:

    Gophers Sign Greenlee for Upcoming Season

    University of Minnesota head men's basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Friday the addition of 6-foot guard Bryan "BJ" Greenlee. The Gainesville, Fla., native and senior at the Rock School will join the team this summer in preparation for the 2019-20 season.

    "We are excited about the addition of BJ," Pitino said. "He's played at the highest level and succeeded his whole high school career. He's a fierce competitor and a great kid. BJ is a winner. Our program got a lot better today."

    A three-year starter and star for the Lions, Greenlee earned Co-Player of the Year honors from the Gainesville Sun. He averaged 13.7 points and 7.3 assists per game as he helped lead his team to a Sunshine Independent Athletic Association title, also contributing 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals in 2018-19. Greenlee is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.

    Greenlee is the fifth signee in the Class of 2019 for the Maroon and Gold, joining rising freshmen Sam Freeman (Dallas, Texas/Northwest HS), Isaiah Ihnen (Boeblingen, Germany/IBA Munich) and Tre' Williams (Dallas, Texas/Wasatch Academy [Utah]) along with graduate transfer Alihan Demir (Ankara, Turkey/Ari College/Drexel).

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    per the Gainesville Sun:

    BRYAN GREENLEE
    Sport: Basketball
    School: The Rock
    Position: Guard
    Height/weight: 6-foot, 185 pounds
    College chosen: Minnesota

    Other schools considered: Early on offers from Iowa, Cincinnati, Kennesaw State, interest from Old Dominion, but offers taken by other commitments; committed to Richard Pitino and Minnesota on Thursday, leaves for Minneapolis on Saturday.

    Stats: The Sun’s two-time Small School Player of the Year, led the Lions to the Sunshine Independent Athletic Association title in 2019, named tournament MVP, averaged 13.7 ppg., 7.3 apg., 4.2 rpg., 2.5 spg., part of 134 wins in his four years that included two state championships.
    Quotable: “It means everything. All the excitement, all the stress of not going where I was going to go. There are so many emotions going on right now. I really wasn’t too stressed out about it because my faith in God is strong. I put my faith in him. I wasn’t too worried about it.” - Bryan Greenlee

    https://www.gainesville.com/sports/2...with-minnesota

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    If he is better than Isaiah Washington then we have a keeper.

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    per Marcus:

    Q: What was it like waiting this long to make a commitment but still being able to play in the Big Ten?

    A: It was just so relieving and such excitement to finally get the process over. It was big time. It was definitely big time. It’s actually been a really short process. They contacted me about two weeks ago. They were interested. They saw me play AAU awhile ago recruiting two kids from my team. So, they already had a feel for my game. That’s why they were more comfortable offering me without seeing me in person and working me out.

    Q: What did the Gophers tell you about why they were recruiting you right now?

    A: Two weeks ago, I spoke with (Gophers assistant Kyle) Lindsted a lot. He was just pushing for me. He wanted me up there. I spoke with Coach (Richard) Pitino a little bit trying to build a relationship. I guess they were waiting on a commitment from another player (North Texas graduate transfer Ryan Woolridge). He was taking too long or uncertain. So, they decided to extend me the offer. It was just an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I told them I was ready to come as soon as possible. They already started summer workouts and class starts Monday. It was definitely a quick process. The offer came (last Wednesday). If it was earlier in the season and I had more time to wait things might be different. But at this point, I’m just ready to settle down somewhere and call Minnesota home for the next four years.

    Q: How familiar were you of the Gophers before they started recruiting you this summer?

    A: I actually followed Minnesota a little bit when Nate Mason was there. He played in the same conference as me in high school. He came from ACD in the SIAA. I came from The Rock in the SIAA also. I got to watch him play in high school. I’m also familiar with teams in the Big Ten. A former teammate of mine (Jamari Wheeler) graduated from The Rock and plays for Penn State. I watch some of his games. I’m looking forward to going at him this season and anyone else.

    http://www.startribune.com/gophers-n.../?refresh=true

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    Has there been any word of what the staff is looking to do with the last scholarship? Grad or sit-out transfer? Gamble on another HS recruit? Bank it/give it to Rudrud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eker0016 View Post
    Has there been any word of what the staff is looking to do with the last scholarship? Grad or sit-out transfer? Gamble on another HS recruit? Bank it/give it to Rudrud?
    They dont have any official visits left so its gonna be real hard to get anyone. Id expect Rudrud to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whalenfan View Post
    They dont have any official visits left so its gonna be real hard to get anyone. Id expect Rudrud to get it.
    Since the new year starts at the U of M and at the NCAA on July 1 and since the scholarships all renew on that same date, I wonder if maybe the "visits counter" turns over at the same time. We may then have visitors again.

    If that should be true, I bet there are other teams that have used up their visits by now or will have by the end of the month. I would doubt they can be carried over. Of course not all D1 teams use all their visits because visits cost too much money.

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    So has Woolridge committed anywhere yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BballJones View Post
    So has Woolridge committed anywhere yet?
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