All Things Chet Holmgren Recruitment Thread (Class of 2021, Gophers Have Offered)

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With the Gonzaga loss it looks to me that being tested by a tougher conference has it's benefits and maybe Chet is re-thinking that as well. Personally I think Gonzaga fits his current style of play better and can maximize his current skills however if he truly wants to get better (I think he does as would any potential NBA player) then maybe Gonzaga is not the best fit for Chet.
 

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What does Gonzaga have in the cupboard for next year?

Suggs, Kispert and a couple other starters are projected first rounders.
 

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What does Gonzaga have in the cupboard for next year?

Suggs, Kispert and a couple other starters are projected first rounders.
Hunter Sallis (incoming frosh #13 overall), Kaden Perry, Andrew Nembhard, Anton Watson, Dominick Harris, Julian Strawther, Oumar Ballo, Ben Gregg

Possible: Drew Timme , Joel Ayayi, Chet Holmgren, Walker Kessler

Loaded.
 

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What does Gonzaga have in the cupboard for next year?

Suggs, Kispert and a couple other starters are projected first rounders.

I looked at Gonzaga's recruiting rankings from the past few years. 2019 was the 13th best class in the nation. 2020 was 6th. 2021 was 31st....but only two recruits and one of them is the #6 overall. They are going to be contenders for a while.

I think we all expect Chet to go to Gonzaga. But you never know. Maybe Johnson has a contact there. The prospect of playing against a full slate of Big Ten teams rather than WCC has to be a selling point.
 

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Hunter Sallis (incoming frosh #13 overall), Kaden Perry, Andrew Nembhard, Anton Watson, Dominick Harris, Julian Strawther, Oumar Ballo, Ben Gregg

Possible: Drew Timme , Joel Ayayi, Chet Holmgren, Walker Kessler

Loaded.

Ayayi is listed on as a first round pick (27) on NBA Draft Net, so don't see him coming back. Timm was 41.
 

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Come on Chet. You don’t want to play for a punk team that isn’t in a real conference. Playing 90% of your games against weak competition is not how you develop talent or get better. To be the best, you have to play against the best.
Jalen Suggs was the #11 recruit last year, played one year at Gonzaga, had a phenomenal college experience, and is very likely to be a top five NBA draft pick with an outside shot at #1. I think he has done alright for himself playing for “a punk team that isn’t in a real conference.” I doubt he would change a single thing about it, and I think Gonzaga has done more for his draft stock and college basketball experience than any other university could have done.
 

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Ayayi is listed on as a first round pick (27) on NBA Draft Net, so don't see him coming back. Timm was 41.
If they both come out. Not a certainty by any stretch of the imagination.

And I think Timme raised more questions the past two games then answered. He may benefit by an additional year, or he may become further exposed with another year.
 

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If they both come out. Not a certainty by any stretch of the imagination.

And I think Timme raised more questions the past two games then answered. He may benefit by an additional year, or he may become further exposed with another year.
Good point about TImme and he could use another ten lbs across his trunk as well.
 

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If they both come out. Not a certainty by any stretch of the imagination.

And I think Timme raised more questions the past two games then answered. He may benefit by an additional year, or he may become further exposed with another year.
He won't be further exposed in that conference. He's a really good player but I'd take Garza in a New York minute over him- just for example.
 

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Jalen Suggs was the #11 recruit last year, played one year at Gonzaga, had a phenomenal college experience, and is very likely to be a top five NBA draft pick with an outside shot at #1. I think he has done alright for himself playing for “a punk team that isn’t in a real conference.” I doubt he would change a single thing about it, and I think Gonzaga has done more for his draft stock and college basketball experience than any other university could have done.
Suggs is going to be a terrific pro. With his mindset he will continue to get better at all aspects of the game.
 

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My take on Jalen;

He is an NBA level passer right now. And can be a good second unit player on any NBA team immediately. He will make 2-3 plays a night that will make you say wow. He is excellent at off the ball defense and using his physical skills to jump passing lanes

He can be lazy with his off the ball defense as evident with his second foul last night. He can be beat off the dribble too easily for his physical skills and struggled with pick and roll defense in the final 4.

He is an average shooter right now. He misses too many finishes at the rim for my liking. He needs to improve.

He is closer to Chris Dunn than Jason Kidd right now.

I would put him in a range of 5-8 in the draft.
Suggs is going to be a terrific pro. With his mindset he will continue to get better at all aspects of the game.
 

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My take on Jalen;

He is an NBA level passer right now. And can be a good second unit player on any NBA team immediately. He will make 2-3 plays a night that will make you say wow. He is excellent at off the ball defense and using his physical skills to jump passing lanes

He can be lazy with his off the ball defense as evident with his second foul last night. He can be beat off the dribble too easily for his physical skills and struggled with pick and roll defense in the final 4.

He is an average shooter right now. He misses too many finishes at the rim for my liking. He needs to improve.

He is closer to Chris Dunn than Jason Kidd right now.

I would put him in a range of 5-8 in the draft.

Kris Dunn never approached Jalen's level on offense during his 4 seasons at Providence. If Kris Dunn had an offensive game, he'd be a really good player. I think that's exactly what Jalen Suggs is.

The one thing that does worry me about him and it might be evidence that you don't want to go to a lesser conference, none of his looks looked easy last night. Dynamic offensive players always have a handful of points that look easy in the college game. The fact that those didn't exist for Jalen in one of the only games against top competition might not look great for him,
 

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Hunter Sallis (incoming frosh #13 overall), Kaden Perry, Andrew Nembhard, Anton Watson, Dominick Harris, Julian Strawther, Oumar Ballo, Ben Gregg

Possible: Drew Timme , Joel Ayayi, Chet Holmgren, Walker Kessler

Loaded.
If I am Chet Holmgren, I really don't want to play with Drew Timme. Timme is a really good college player (I think better than Garza) and he will, rightfully, play that post position. Gonzaga likes to run their offense through that extended elbow post player. If Chet isn't playing that position at Gonzaga next year, I think his stock could drop a little. I really think he maximizes his stock by playing the 5 - - getting tons of blocks, dunks and being a highly skilled 5. If he becomes a tall 4 (Timme returns), I don't think he is the same kind of player.
 

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If I am Chet Holmgren, I really don't want to play with Drew Timme. Timme is a really good college player (I think better than Garza) and he will, rightfully, play that post position. Gonzaga likes to run their offense through that extended elbow post player. If Chet isn't playing that position at Gonzaga next year, I think his stock could drop a little. I really think he maximizes his stock by playing the 5 - - getting tons of blocks, dunks and being a highly skilled 5. If he becomes a tall 4 (Timme returns), I don't think he is the same kind of player.
According to Chet and his dad, he'd rather play 2 guard than the 5 in college.
 

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According to Chet and his dad, he'd rather play 2 guard than the 5 in college.
I know they said this, but I don't believe it's true. His value is as a super skilled 5, maybe a 4.

He is a super versatile guy but opposing coaches would prefer Chet slapping the floor on the perimeter to him patrolling the lane. One of his best skills is that he really is a defensive presence inside.
 

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I know they said this, but I don't believe it's true. His value is as a super skilled 5, maybe a 4.

He is a super versatile guy but opposing coaches would prefer Chet slapping the floor on the perimeter to him patrolling the lane. One of his best skills is that he really is a defensive presence inside.
I agree, shot blocking arguably his greatest strength. His timing is incredible.
 

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Now that most of our team is in the transfer portal, coach J can sell him on the opportunity to earn immediate play time!
At the rate our roster is entering the transfer portal, Chet might get to play the 1-5 all by himself. He might also have to fill the Gatorade jugs and collect jock straps from our 2 bench players after the game.
 

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At the rate our roster is entering the transfer portal, Chet might get to play the 1-5 all by himself. He might also have to fill the Gatorade jugs and collect jock straps from our 2 bench players after the game.
He could play a different position each game. What better way to showcase his talent?
 

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I know they said this, but I don't believe it's true. His value is as a super skilled 5, maybe a 4.

He is a super versatile guy but opposing coaches would prefer Chet slapping the floor on the perimeter to him patrolling the lane. One of his best skills is that he really is a defensive presence inside.
You do realize he could be a 5 on defense and perimeter on offense. Would make whatever team extremely versatile.
 

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So we have 1 coach, 2, maybe 3 players from last year. 3 decent to maybe good players from mid/low tier conferences.

I think if we get a video guy, Chet will see that we have a solid surrounding cast for him.

Carry us Chet!!!

I hope we don't get curveballs for our assistants at the very least. I want to feel at least a little bit excited about this team next year.
 
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