All Things Class of 2020 Recruiting Thread

JimmyJamesMD

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That is what I was speculating earlier in this thread...basically that it seems like maybe Berry's offer isn't commitable until after Mashburn visits or at least Pitino told him he had to hold off until a certain date.
That'd be great if recruits we liked were willing to wait. I find it hard to believe, but I'll take it
 

WriterGoph

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That'd be great if recruits we liked were willing to wait. I find it hard to believe, but I'll take it
I have no clue obviously but the timing of Berry stopping his visits and then nothing for a few weeks is odd for sure. Regardless, I have a strong feeling we will have Mashburn by next week!
 

WriterGoph

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Why? I will be honest and admit I haven't seen either play and will not trust a highlight video. Would love to Hearn on why one is better than the other.
I believe Built says he has watched him and he is a better defender and has a will to get low to the floor like many players don't. He also shot 40% from 3 this year in EYBL. And also NBA star bloodlines usually are not a negative.
 

manderson1984

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I believe Built says he has watched him and he is a better defender and has a will to get low to the floor like many players don't. He also shot 40% from 3 this year in EYBL. And also NBA star bloodlines usually are not a negative.
I remember Built complimenting his defensive stance. 40% from 3 is always a plus too. Just curious to see where it says Berry is worse at those things. NBA bloodlines normally scare me off. Kids didn't grow up same way as father and that doesn't always equate to similar success. This seems to be a case where the son is a great worker and independent and looking to create his own path. That is a plus in my eyes.
 

Keyser Söze

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Why? I will be honest and admit I haven't seen either play and will not trust a highlight video. Would love to Hearn on why one is better than the other.
Would be happy with either, but Mashburn is ranked about 50 spots higher, so odds are that he will probably be better.
 

Parcival

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I'll take 4 years of Mashburn over Suggs any day. This 2020 class is gonna change the program gents - after Mashburn commits Garcia and Walton will follow.
 

BleedGopher

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per Marcus:

Pitino and Mashburn revisited: Jamal Mashburn Jr. officially visits Gophers this weekend

Mashburn, a 6-foot-2 senior from Brewster Academy (N.H.), is a consensus top-100 prospect and ranked highest at 84th in the Class of 2020 and the 10th best combo guard by 247Sports.com. After his official visit with Cal last weekend, Mashburn said his final two school are the Gophers and Golden Bears.

“It’s just down to Cal and Minnesota,” he told the Star Tribune earlier this week. “Those are pretty much my main two I’ll be focusing on. After this Minnesota visit, I’ll sit down with my dad and have a long discussion about the pros and cons. The good and the bad to each program. Both are great programs with Pac-12 competition and Big Ten competition. I just have to make the right decision for myself and really think about it.”

http://www.startribune.com/pitino-and-mashburn-revisited-jamal-mashburn-jr-officially-visits-gophers-this-weekend/562196992/

Go Gophers!!
 

BleedGopher

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per Marcus:

Last weekend, the Gophers had four-star 6-10 Chicago Bloom forward Martice Mitchell and five-star 6-11 Prior Lake forward Dawson Garcia on official visits. Garcia told Prep Hoops national analyst Ryan James that he would decide this fall after taking three more officials, including Memphis this weekend.

Garcia did enjoy his visit with the home state program.

"I have always been cool with this coaching staff,” Garcia told James. “But going to Coach Pitino's house and being around his family, I just felt super comfortable. Being around that family environment, I just felt at home really."

http://www.startribune.com/pitino-and-mashburn-revisited-jamal-mashburn-jr-officially-visits-gophers-this-weekend/562196992/

Go Gophers!!
 
Martice Mitchell just tweeted he's announcing his college choice Monday afternoon. He visited here the same weekend as Dawson Garcia. I can't remember who he's deciding between, but Mitchel and Garcia can definitely play together.
 

WriterGoph

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Martice Mitchell just tweeted he's announcing his college choice Monday afternoon. He visited here the same weekend as Dawson Garcia. I can't remember who he's deciding between, but Mitchel and Garcia can definitely play together.
Mitchell visited Xavier the weekend before us and was maybe going to visit Rutgers. After all the feedback from his AAU coach who was on the visit with him, I'm really liking our chances with him! It's very possible we could be at two commits by this time next week.
 

GopherNuts

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Just picked up a crystal ball for Mitchell from Evan Daniels, who has a 95% accuracy rate.
and Daniels usually doesn’t predict unless it’s nailed on for the player to go to that school so i’d bet we get some good news tomorrow. It’ll be nice to get on the board, often times it seems like the longer you wait the harder it is to get that first guy so hopefully this really gets things rolling. Maybe Mashburn won’t be far behind.
 

bga1

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and Daniels usually doesn’t predict unless it’s nailed on for the player to go to that school so i’d bet we get some good news tomorrow. It’ll be nice to get on the board, often times it seems like the longer you wait the harder it is to get that first guy so hopefully this really gets things rolling. Maybe Mashburn won’t be far behind.
If we get two of them soon it will force the hand of whoever wants the third one.
 

howeda7

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Except for his father is a millionaire many times over, so I doubt he is making a decision based on getting paid for his likeness.

I'd be pretty shocked if Mashburn chose Cal.
Plus the law doesn't go into effect for 2 years and may never go into effect. Non-factor.
 

upnorthkid

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Looks like 2pm tomorrow for Mitchell. Anyone got a real scouting report on him? How would he fit with what’s coming back for next year?
 

manderson1984

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Looks like 2pm tomorrow for Mitchell. Anyone got a real scouting report on him? How would he fit with what’s coming back for next year?
I’m really intrigued and excited about the possibility of adding long wings. Defensively it will make us really tough defensively and every guy we seem to be in on can shoot it outside. A lot of 3 and D wing types.
 
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