All Things 2021 Gophers Basketball Recruiting Thread

JimmyJamesMD

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Wait, we are still recruiting guards? How many years of eligibility does he have left?
 







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This is intriguing, hope this kid succeeds and gives us solid minutes this year. Doogie slackin, last 2 signings came outta nowhere!
 

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Anyone have anything on this kid outside of his #s last year? I can't find anything if he is amazing, terrible or somewhere in between!
 

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Saw he had multiple D1 offers. Other offers include Kent St., Georgia Southern, Buffalo and TN Martin
 



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Saw he had multiple D1 offers. Other offers include Kent St., Georgia Southern, Buffalo and TN Martin
From a quick check of his Twitter feed, Coastal Carolina, Kent State, Buffalo, UT-Martin, Georgia Southern, and Davis & Elkins College (who?!?!). Credit to him for holding out for the high major offer!

Not sure how much I trust the JUCO stats -- it says he played 6.1 minutes per game, for a total of 137 minutes (in which he scored an astounding 359 points)...who knows how rigorous the data recording is. I really hope that 3P% is accurate, that sounds great.

EDIT: I did a little more digging on the obviously wrong minutes figure...and it looks like for the first 18 games of the season they just recorded him playing 1 minute each game because they probably didn't keep track. It actually looks like he really improved throughout the year, only scoring 5 and 8 points and low double digits in his first month...but then had games with 31, 25, 23, 23, 20, 20 in the last month of the season. Somehow he only recorded 0 or 1 assists in each game the last couple months so does not seem to be a distributor. He also shot 58% and 53% from 3 in March and April.
 
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Thiam’s parents are from Senegal. could Sy be the next commit? Make Senegal gopher country?
 





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This should be it for guards.

I'm not so sure. That's only five. The team could still use a true point guard (the JUCO is a fine shooter and scorer but he does not appear to be a point guard - few assists and a lousy assist to turnover ratio) and Johnson said a week ago that he was looking for one. He said the competition was fierce but there are still a lot of them in the transfer portal and some of them look promising.

6 guards/wings and 6 front court players should do it. Without considering Fox, we now have 4 front court players.
 

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From a quick check of his Twitter feed, Coastal Carolina, Kent State, Buffalo, UT-Martin, Georgia Southern, and Davis & Elkins College (who?!?!). Credit to him for holding out for the high major offer!

Not sure how much I trust the JUCO stats -- it says he played 6.1 minutes per game, for a total of 137 minutes (in which he scored an astounding 359 points)...who knows how rigorous the data recording is. I really hope that 3P% is accurate, that sounds great.

EDIT: I did a little more digging on the obviously wrong minutes figure...and it looks like for the first 18 games of the season they just recorded him playing 1 minute each game because they probably didn't keep track. It actually looks like he really improved throughout the year, only scoring 5 and 8 points and low double digits in his first month...but then had games with 31, 25, 23, 23, 20, 20 in the last month of the season. Somehow he only recorded 0 or 1 assists in each game the last couple months so does not seem to be a distributor. He also shot 58% and 53% from 3 in March and April.
Yep, not a distributor statistically but he better not be with that 3 point percentage
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I'm not so sure. That's only five. The team could still use a true point guard (the JUCO is a fine shooter and scorer but he does not appear to be a point guard - few assists and a lousy assist to turnover ratio) and Johnson said a week ago that he was looking for one. He said the competition was fierce but there are still a lot of them in the transfer portal and some of them look promising.

6 guards/wings and 6 front court players should do it. Without considering Fox, we now have 4 front court players.
That makes sense. Get a true 5 (sounds like a few options there), hopefully Mitchell, and then I assume a senior PG to fill the roster.
 


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Not sure how much I trust the JUCO stats -- it says he played 6.1 minutes per game, for a total of 137 minutes (in which he scored an astounding 359 points)...who knows how rigorous the data recording is. I really hope that 3P% is accurate, that sounds great.

EDIT: I did a little more digging on the obviously wrong minutes figure...and it looks like for the first 18 games of the season they just recorded him playing 1 minute each game because they probably didn't keep track. It actually looks like he really improved throughout the year, only scoring 5 and 8 points and low double digits in his first month...but then had games with 31, 25, 23, 23, 20, 20 in the last month of the season. Somehow he only recorded 0 or 1 assists in each game the last couple months so does not seem to be a distributor. He also shot 58% and 53% from 3 in March and April.

Yes, of course, those minutes per game numbers are wrong. Nobody averages 15 points per 6 minutes - not even Pistol Pete Maravich.
 

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Yes, of course, those minutes per game numbers are wrong. Nobody averages 15 points per 6 minutes - not even Pistol Pete Maravich.
Haha of course — I was using it as evidence of shoddy statistical record keeping at JUCOs.
 

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Senegal is already Gopher country from the Gaston Diedhiou days!
Apparently so is NM. Looks like RP got his Gaston part 2 to commit. His roster is up to 15 now, so maybe he can spare a couple of players for BJ
 




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It looks like a pretty solid pickup. From his highlights, he looks like more of a shooter. He has a strange release. I'm not ripping it, I don't really care about a release, just commenting that he has a unique motion. Because he has 4 years, I assume he didn't have any academic issues that resulted in him going JuCo.
 

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Q&A with newest Gophers basketball transfer Abdoulaye Thiam​

By Chris Monter

 


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Decent chance he ends up with a scholarship, though?

I like this addition from a team chemistry standpoint. If he was at Johns Hopkins he is a serious student: he was a National Merit Commended scholar, an electrical/mechanical engineering major, and interested in business. From Norwalk, Iowa. Johns Hopkins didn't play basketball this year so he is essentially a 5th year senior.

It looks like he is a good 3PT specialist averaging 2 made per game at a 40% clip (and 80% of his shots were 3's). Can't imagine he sees the floor for us much unless something has gone wrong.
 

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I figured that had to be. From his first two pickups, it appears that Ben likes smart players from prestigious schools but giving a scholarship to a player from Johns Hopkins would seem to be pushing that a little too far. It would be interesting to see how well he can do in limited minutes though.
 




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