WOW. A LOT of assumptions in these three paragraphs.Not so much that as much as I just don't get the interest in him at all. Very limited offensive game, defensive "upside" (aka he's big so could potentially block some shots), not an elite athlete, basically screams we're falling into the spring recruiting trap of offering project HS kids who's max upside is a depth piece. You recruit some grad transfers to plug holes and be fill that need, not 4 year HS commitments. My personal philosophy is to steer clear of those situations come this time of year as much as possible.
To be fair, it's not just Freeman, I'd say this for some other kids we're recruiting right now as well (Ihnen specifically). There are 300+ D1 Basketball programs and being 6'8"+ with any remote amount of skill basically guarantees you play somewhere at the D1 level. However, fitting that bill and having your recruitment just starting to pick up now it is a major red flag. Barring you fitting a situation like an All-American or guys available via coaching changes suddenly back on the market, guys that fit this profile that are still available tend to still be available for a reason.
Obviously coaches know a lot more than me but that's my take on him. I'm just not interested, I find a depth piece center on the grad transfer market for next year and shoot for a legitimate Big Ten center in the 2020 class but that's just my opinion. Freeman is probably going to end up here and I'll support him but I see this working out much more like an Oto, a mav, an Ahmad Gilbert type of spring recruit than a Murphy type in terms of actual production on the floor. Obviously, they all play different positions than him but you get my point.