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Iowa is his best offer and he seemed to really, really like his visit here. I honestly think part of the delay was waiting to see what Foster was going to do. Lots more playing time available with Foster going elsewhere. Call me a homer, but I like Iowa here
 

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Iowa is his best offer and he seemed to really, really like his visit here. I honestly think part of the delay was waiting to see what Foster was going to do. Lots more playing time available with Foster going elsewhere. Call me a homer, but I like Iowa here
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I really don't have a good feeling about this one.
On the bright side, I've never been less impressed by a highlight video.

It looks like he can barely jump and his shot looks goofy.

Are we trying to sign the least impressive class in BIG history? Because if so, we are killing it.
That video is from 2015-2016. There isn’t anything else more recent on him. He has some decent offers.
 

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Decent footwork, big frame. Not overly athletic but he’s got some skill. Providence and Cincinnati offers, we are in no place to act like he’s not good enough for us if he commits to Iowa.
 

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Considering the future of the post position in our program currently rests on the shoulders of Jack Nunge I will pay him a thousand million dollars to come here.
 

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Its 2019 and we appear to be on the verge of signing a player who only has one highlight video and it’s from four years ago. I’m stunned that’s even possible

Well done Francis.
 

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He is legit athletic despite his undefined body. He is also stronger than any post player we currently have.

Iowa could do a lot worse.
 

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He is legit athletic despite his undefined body. He is also stronger than any post player we currently have.

Iowa could do a lot worse.
Right. This kid has potential. And that’s exactly it- if Iowa misses out on Ogundele, plan C is going to likely be massively worse. It’d be nice to catch a break and get him.
 

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Something leaked. All of the 247 crystal balls for Ogundele have swung in Iowa’s favor.
 

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he's a big motherfucker with soft hands and decent footwork. he can't jump over a phone book, but that means he'll fit right in.

ogundele and ulis will give fran competent, big ten bench-level players at the 1 and the 5. perkins may or may not last three years. the murrays will be tall and give announcers the chance to mention their dad, and perhaps matt rogers (who was iowa's quarterback from 1990-91).

sign at least one ranked kid or pack it in next year, fran.
 
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Its 2019 and we appear to be on the verge of signing a player who only has one highlight video and it’s from four years ago. I’m stunned that’s even possible

Well done Francis.
Theres multiple highlight videos from just this year. FWIW
 

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When does Sibley officially tel us no? Next week?
 
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Well, at least Fran might have finally picked up a recruit with a P5 offer again. Rutgers still counts as a P5 offer, right?
 

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Finally, a kid who won't get pushed around in East Lansing. I like.
 
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I'm very surprised he chose Iowa with how well he got along with foster. Good for Fran though, needed a big guy for next year
 

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The diversity infusion class of 2020 continues
Fran can't recruit black guys though, they don't want to play for him!!

(2020 class is comprised of 5 black guys including from Chicago and Africa)
 

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Good get. A positive development when it was sorely needed.
 

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I hereby predict that 24 months from now we would refuse the notion of swapping this guy for Foster.
 

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The diversity infusion class of 2020 continues
Fran can't recruit black guys though, they don't want to play for him!!

(2020 class is comprised of 5 black guys including from Chicago and Africa)
I mean it's easier when most of them didn't have a ton of other options.

This is a legit good get though. They badly need a center who can actually provide some defensive help; that's been by far the biggest issue with the team since Woodbury graduated.

I think he and Ulis are both going to wind up being solid players who contribute. The issue is just the rest of the class and striking out on Foster when they had so much working in their favor there.
 

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I hereby predict that 24 months from now we would refuse the notion of swapping this guy for Foster.
It could end up like an Aaron White/Georges Niang situation where both teams are happy with the way it turned out.
 

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The diversity infusion class of 2020 continues
Fran can't recruit black guys though, they don't want to play for him!!

(2020 class is comprised of 5 black guys including from Chicago and Africa)
I mean it's easier when most of them didn't have a ton of other options.

This is a legit good get though. They badly need a center who can actually provide some defensive help; that's been by far the biggest issue with the team since Woodbury graduated.
I'm shocked that highly ranked players that have offers from players like Syracuse, Kansas, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State and other schools chose them over Iowa.

Weird, almost like it is easier for those schools to get players over schools like Iowa because they are better and not because of race.
 

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The diversity infusion class of 2020 continues
Fran can't recruit black guys though, they don't want to play for him!!

(2020 class is comprised of 5 black guys including from Chicago and Africa)
I mean it's easier when most of them didn't have a ton of other options.

This is a legit good get though. They badly need a center who can actually provide some defensive help; that's been by far the biggest issue with the team since Woodbury graduated.

I think he and Ulis are both going to wind up being solid players who contribute. The issue is just the rest of the class and striking out on Foster when they had so much working in their favor there.
FYI Ulis picked Fran over the team that just kicked our collective cracker asses
 

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The diversity infusion class of 2020 continues
Fran can't recruit black guys though, they don't want to play for him!!

(2020 class is comprised of 5 black guys including from Chicago and Africa)
I mean it's easier when most of them didn't have a ton of other options.

This is a legit good get though. They badly need a center who can actually provide some defensive help; that's been by far the biggest issue with the team since Woodbury graduated.

I think he and Ulis are both going to wind up being solid players who contribute. The issue is just the rest of the class and striking out on Foster when they had so much working in their favor there.
Yeah I have no issue with Ulis or Ogundele. The other 3 though...
 

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I hereby predict that 24 months from now we would refuse the notion of swapping this guy for Foster.
#300 overall player with questionable athleticism but intriguing raw size and skills
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#65 overall player with top athleticism, more polished skills, and possibly a questionable work ethic

That's a big limb to step out on, but recruiting 18 year olds is a guessing game. Hope you're wrong for my fandom's sake, but will be interesting to see play out.
 

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I hereby predict that 24 months from now we would refuse the notion of swapping this guy for Foster.
#300 overall player with questionable athleticism but intriguing raw size and skills
vs.
#65 overall player with top athleticism, more polished skills, and possibly a questionable work ethic

That's a big limb to step out on, but recruiting 18 year olds is a guessing game. Hope you're wrong for my fandom's sake, but will be interesting to see play out.
Foster has fallen down to #65? Sheesh. I wonder if he will even be in the Top 100 by the end of his Senior year.

(that isn't a shot on you or a troll)
 

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I hereby predict that 24 months from now we would refuse the notion of swapping this guy for Foster.
#300 overall player with questionable athleticism but intriguing raw size and skills
vs.
#65 overall player with top athleticism, more polished skills, and possibly a questionable work ethic

That's a big limb to step out on, but recruiting 18 year olds is a guessing game. Hope you're wrong for my fandom's sake, but will be interesting to see play out.
Foster has fallen down to #65? Sheesh. I wonder if he will even be in the Top 100 by the end of his Senior year.

(that isn't a shot on you or a troll)
I was going off of memory. Looks like he's #59 on 247 composite right now. (Rivals and ESPN both have him in the 50s) Which is basically where he started in fall of 2017. Had rose to a high of 24 last September. I don't think he played for a major AAU circuit team, so not surprised he fell. Doubt he falls out of the top 100 with his measurables and history. (Pretty similar to Patrick Mc who was a high of 31, but finished at 86)
 

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#300 overall player with questionable athleticism but intriguing raw size and skills
vs.
#65 overall player with top athleticism, more polished skills, and possibly a questionable work ethic

That's a big limb to step out on, but recruiting 18 year olds is a guessing game. Hope you're wrong for my fandom's sake, but will be interesting to see play out.
Foster has fallen down to #65? Sheesh. I wonder if he will even be in the Top 100 by the end of his Senior year.

(that isn't a shot on you or a troll)
I was going off of memory. Looks like he's #59 on 247 composite right now. (Rivals and ESPN both have him in the 50s) Which is basically where he started in fall of 2017. Had rose to a high of 24 last September. I don't think he played for a major AAU circuit team, so not surprised he fell. Doubt he falls out of the top 100 with his measurables and history. (Pretty similar to Patrick Mc who was a high of 31, but finished at 86)
He basically didn't play any AAU this past summer. Had a foot injury.
 

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I hereby predict that 24 months from now we would refuse the notion of swapping this guy for Foster.
#300 overall player with questionable athleticism but intriguing raw size and skills
vs.
#65 overall player with top athleticism, more polished skills, and possibly a questionable work ethic

That's a big limb to step out on, but recruiting 18 year olds is a guessing game. Hope you're wrong for my fandom's sake, but will be interesting to see play out.
I doubt Ogundele has a better freshman or sophomore year. How long does Foster stick around though before he goes and gets drafted on his potential? I’d easily rather have Foster, but I think it’s plausible for Ogundeles last two years to be better than Fosters only two years if indeed he leaves early.

I think it’s all pretty moot because they are totally different players and Fran would’ve taken both and not blinked. For all of his strengths, Foster isn’t physical enough to play center in the big ten and tends to hang out on the perimeter, so the need for a center would’ve still been there.
 

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I hereby predict that 24 months from now we would refuse the notion of swapping this guy for Foster.
#300 overall player with questionable athleticism but intriguing raw size and skills
vs.
#65 overall player with top athleticism, more polished skills, and possibly a questionable work ethic

That's a big limb to step out on, but recruiting 18 year olds is a guessing game. Hope you're wrong for my fandom's sake, but will be interesting to see play out.
Foster has fallen down to #65? Sheesh. I wonder if he will even be in the Top 100 by the end of his Senior year.

(that isn't a shot on you or a troll)
This is just stupid. He’s not dropping out of the Top 100.
 
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