I think its only his dad did and his mom went to Minnesota, the issue being he still has family living in Lafayette and his dad was the bigger impact on his fandom making him a Purdue fan.I believe I've heard that his dad or possibly both parents went to Purdue, but maybe Johnson can work his magic
If you look at the teams winning games in the NCAA tournament, it's some combo of shooting, defense, and foot quickness.I would guess Demarion Watson-Saulsberry. Good wing prospect that can shoot the 3 and has the length and athleticism to have some upside as a good defender. He was offered by Xavier while Johnson was there so there's likely already somewhat of a relationship there, already has a zoom meeting set up according to Ryan James and a little added bonus is he's teammates with Taison Chatman at Totino-Grace and with Team Sizzle. There's going to be quite a few scholarships to play with in 2022 so there's a number of ways that class could go but addressing 3PT shooting and defense would be a good start.
Doubt that it was pulled, but when a new guy comes in, you can never assume that he wants all the same guys the old coach was looking at. So the new coach will generally re-connect with previously offered players they're interested in, just to reassure that player that the team is still interested.
I would also suggest it includes an ability to play different styles of ball. One of the reasons I picked Oral Roberts (other than they were playing Ohio State) is that I thought they had the ability to compete with higher level teams both inside and outside. It was the one thing I was right on in this tournament. Teams locked in on one style of play are super vulnerable to match up problems or ice cold shooting. Ask Wisconsin.If you look at the teams winning games in the NCAA tournament, it's some combo of shooting, defense, and foot quickness.
Good question. They may need to wait to sign, but they can commit. Michigan State got their much- needed point guard from Northeastern to commit over the weekend. There will be a lot of recruiting going on in the next three weeks or so.So do transfers have to wait till April 15th in basketball to sign with a new school? Seems like a lot of names are going into the portal but not hearing about where guys are ending up. Don't follow it super close but know there are others that do.
Depends on our assistant situation. One of them could have been in contact with Hurlburt for quite some time and is still going to be on staff. Once he heard that news he may have decided its time to commit?If Ben wasn't recruiting him from Xavier, it isn't happening for us.