Monday, August 17, 2015

Otto's World Podcast Episode 1


http://ottosworld365.podomatic.com/entry/2015-08-17T14_48_30-07_00
Breaking down and previewing what to expect for the 2015-2018 recruiting classes. Plus a look into the future expectations for the Syracuse Basketball program.

Monday, June 15, 2015

6/15-17 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
http://www.hardwoodinsiders.com/news_article/show/524415?referrer_id=1595484
2016 Guard Kevin Huerter, 2017 Guard Hamidou Diallo, and 2018 F/C Naz Reid all noted for their standout play at day two of the Rumble in the Bronx tourney.

http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/story/1555293-nike-elite-100-post-prospects
2017 Center prospects Mohamed Bamba and Nick Richards noted as top performers at the Nike Elite 100 Camp.

http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/story/1555358-nike-elite-100-nick-Richards
Richards states in an interview that he might visit SU this summer.

http://usatodayhss.com/2015/class-of-2017-point-guard-malik-zachery-announces-transfer-to-prep-powerhouse-st-benedicts-n-j
2017 PG Malik Zachery transferring to St. Benedict's Prep.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/06/coach_on_syracuses_most_recent_recruit_you_gotta_shoot_to_be_great_and_hes_a_gre.html
2017 PG Quade Green the latest 2017 recruit to receive an offer from SU.

https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1775523
Rivals 2018 prospects to watch this summer. SF Louis King and Cam Reddish listed.


Daily Twitter Updates
Evan Daniels @EvanDaniels 4 hours ago                          
In December, Mohamed Bamba was rated as a 5 star. He's made advancements since. Bamba was arguably best prospect at Nike Elite 100.

Evan Daniels @EvanDaniels 4 hours ago                          
Mohamed Bamba was measured at 6'11" with a 7'8" wingspan and a ridiculous 9'5" standing reach. Average pre-draft reach for C's? 9'1.2
 
Corey Evans @coreyevans_10 3 hours ago
Top five standouts from Nike Top 100? Mohammed Bamba, Billy Preston, Nick Richards, Jordan Poole, & Brandon Rachal all separated themselves

Josh Verlin @jmverlin 17 minutes ago
Neumann-Goretti/Team Final 2017 C Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree tells me Syracuse called him today.
 
Michael Porter Jr. @m1chael_porter 42 minutes ago                                            
Offer from Syracuse! ��
 
D1 Circuit @D1Circuit 23 minutes ago
Team Melo F Chris Orlina () picks up interest from Syracuse.
 
Pat Lawless @GiveNGobball 10 minutes ago
Quade Green, a class of 2017 PG playing for We R1 (DE), just picked up an offer from Syracuse.

Rivals Nation @RivalsNation 4 hours ago
2017 with calls today from George Washington, Dayton, Syracuse, Texas, Pittsburgh, Providence, Xavier, & St. Joes

Eric Hampford @3ricHampford 14 minutes ago
Tre Duval is cooking right now. Looks more explosive than my last viewing. Electric scorer with playmaking ability.
 
Courtside Films @CourtsideFilms 12 minutes ago
Trevon Duval was unguardable in his 1st game - was dunking everything & droppin dimes left and right
 
Courtside Films @CourtsideFilms 46 seconds ago
Mohamed Bamba displayed an incredible motor generating massive blocks and second chance opportunities

Reggie Rankin @ReggieRankin 10 minutes ago Charlottesville, VA
Love the playmaking of Trevon Duval. Competes and attacks also very unselfish. Terrific combo guard.

Rob Harrington @Rob_Harrington 12 minutes ago
2017 guard Hamidou Diallo having a very nice game. Excellent touch and body control.
 
Jerry Meyer @jerrymeyer247 12 minutes ago
Hamidou Diallo has some Antonio Blakeney to him. Electric athlete/scorer.
 
Courtside Films @CourtsideFilms 9 minutes ago
Hamidou Diallo () playing very well on both sides of the ball, constantly looking to get buckets in transition.

Eric Bossi @ebosshoops 8 minutes ago
Jethro Tshishumpa a man defending the low post right now. Matthew Moyer with a couple of nice drives to the rim.
 
Eric Bossi @ebosshoops 5 minutes ago
Moyer with a nice dunk in transition. Looks for the camera to stare down but they are all up above him in the seating area.

Eric Hampford @3ricHampford 8 minutes ago
Jordan Tucker having a good showing so far this session. Ball skills he has at 6'7" are impressive. Shot maker.
 
Donna Ditota @DonnaDitota1 10 minutes ago
Matthew Moyer is having quite a game this evening. He's putting on a dunking, rebounding, passing performance at the NBPA Top 100.

Courtside Films @CourtsideFilms 36 minutes ago
Syracuse commit Matthew Moyer () playing well - Showing great ball handling & the usual monster dunks
 
Eric Bossi @ebosshoops 34 minutes ago
Trevon Duval looks terrific early after a great spring. Should be in convo for top PG in 2017 class.
 
Jerry Meyer @jerrymeyer247 26 minutes ago
Really thinking Trevon Duval has the quickest between the legs dribble either direction that I've scouted in 11 years.
 
NextUpRecruits.com @NextUpRecruits 26 minutes ago
2017 G Treyvon Duval () is one of the most impressive guards in this .
 
HoopSeen @hoopseen 24 minutes ago
Matthew Moyer getting easy looks because Sasha KIlleya-Jones is making it simple for him. Two bigs working well together.

Justin Young @JustinDYoung 22 minutes ago
Trevon Duval could run for president after tonight, I think.
 
Justin Young @JustinDYoung 21 minutes ago
The thing I like about Trevon Duval is this: He keeps the afterburners at bay. Only uses burst when needed. Play-making expert.
 
NextUpRecruits.com @NextUpRecruits 3 minutes ago
2017 6'4 G is impressive on both ends of the floor. Attacking the basketball on one end & getting deflections on the other.

Corey Evans @coreyevans_10 2 minutes ago
Was highly impressed with Alterique Gilbert to finish off his outing tonight. Energy and ball pressure can take over for spurts at a time

Justin Young @JustinDYoung 48 minutes ago
My top 3 performers tonight at the are: Markelle Fultz, Trevon Duval and Shamorie Ponds.
 
Here is a name to remember: 2017 G Hamidou Diallo.After watching tonight we wouldn't be surprised to see his stock continue to rise, a lot.
 
Corey Evans @coreyevans_10 3 hours ago
Walking away today, hard to not be impressed by Frank Jackson, Jethro Tshishumpa, Xavier Simpson, Trevon Duval, and Javin DeLaurier
 
Evan Daniels @EvanDaniels 3 hours ago Charlottesville, VA
Often times underclassmen struggle at NBPA. Not the case for 2017 Hamidou Diallo. Arguably best guard today. Has a mid-range game. Athlete.
 
Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello 3 hours ago
Hamidou Diallo has been so impressive today. Just finds ways to score. Pull-ups, getting to the rim. Few wasted dribbles.
 
 
 
 
Highlights 

Frank Howard season highlights.


Trevon Duval TOP 100 Camp Day One highlights.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

6/9-12 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
http://www.draftexpress.com/article/2015-adidas-Eurocamp-Day-Three-5066/
2016 PG Kobi Simmons noted for his play at the Adidas Euro Camp.

http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/story/1553072-points-of-contention
Simmons among the elite PG's in the 2016 class.

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/playerrankings
ESPN 2016 Top 100 updated rankings. Notables are 6)Kobi Simmons, 23)Alterique Gilbert, 33)Juwan Durham, 48)James Bank, 51)Matthew Moyer, 73)Kevin Huerter, 83)Sedee Keita, 91)Taurean Thompson.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/06/syracuse_basketball_recruiting_the_latest_on_sharp-shooting_pg_kevin_huerter.html
Update on 2016 Guard Kevin Huerter.

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/playerrankings/_/class/2017
ESPN 2017 Top 60 updated rankings. Notables are 2)Michael Porter Jr, 10)Mohammed Bamba, 11)Nick Richards, 12)Lonnie Walker, 13)Trevon Duval, 28)Jordan Tucker, 30)Hamidou Diallo.

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/playerrankings/_/view/terrific25/sort/rank/class/2018
ESPN 2018 Top 25 debut rankings. Notables are 7)Naz Reid, 8)Cam Reddish.

https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1773876
Rivals spring stock boosters. 2016 guard Kevin Huerter and 2016 center Taurean Thompson listed.

http://www.hardwoodinsiders.com/news_article/show/524415?referrer_id=1595484
NBPA Top 100 Camp roster list. The camp takes place the 16th-21st. Notables included in 2016 are Matt Moyer, Al Gilbert, Kobi Simmons, Sedee Keita, James Banks, and Taurean Thompson. 2017 Trevon Duval, Jordan Tucker, Michael Porter Jr, and Mo Bamba.

http://www.nbadraft.net/2015-adidas-eurocamp-usa-select-team-recap
More recap on Simmons from the Adidas Euro Camp.


Daily Twitter Updates
CourtCred @courtcred 20 hours ago
Thru the 1st set of drills Billy Preston, Jordan Tucker, PJ Washington, Ira Lee, Wyatt & Kris Wilkes, Shareef Oneal look good
 
CourtCred @courtcred 16 hours ago
Day one of Elite 100 is in the books. Half day full of drills and one full game. Standouts...Mohamed Bamba, Chris Lykes, Darius Banks

Alex Kline @TheRecruitScoop 5 minutes ago
2016 Atlanta Celtics (GA) PF James Banks is extremely active & does a great job of creating mismatches w/ his length/speed

Alex Kline @TheRecruitScoop 3 minutes ago
2016 ATL Celtics (GA) PG Kobi Simmons sees the play before it happens. Rare breed of height/athleticism/playmaking ability

 
Highlights

Frank Howard Senior season mixtape.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

6/2-7 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1770888
2016 Center Taurean Thompson proves to be a big man on the rise at the Pangos All American Camp.

http://www.cityofbasketballlove.com/news_article/show/520715?referrer_id=1712896
2017 Forward Michael Porter Jr noted as a standout at the Mary Kline Classic.

http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/story/1551161-walker-pulls-in-big-offers (members)
2017 G/F Lonnie Walker talks about the development in his game and his recent offers from Indiana and Nova.

http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/story/1551396-new-schools-are-involved-with-washington (members)
2016 PG Howard Washington talks the latest about his recruitment. Wake Forest, Xavier, and Butler seems to standout at this point for him.

http://hoopseen.com/index.php/news/just-a-minute-justin-young/item/3211-3-3-best-guards-i-saw-this-spring
2017 Guard Trevon Duval considered to be one of the top three guards seen this spring overall.

http://www.theprepinsiders.com/2016-atlanta-center-seeing-his-stock-soar-looking-for-right-fit/
2016 Center James Banks talks about the development of his game.

http://www.draftexpress.com/article/USA-Basketball-U16-Training-Camp-Scouting-Reports-Big-Men-5051/
Scouting report on recent 2018 offer Naz Reid, from the U16 USA training camp.

http://www.scout.com/college/basketball/recruiting/topic/players?type=players&category=Basketball%20Recruiting&classYear=2016&minimumInterest="Low"&start=0
Scout Top 100 updated rankings. Notables 5)Kobi Simmons, 22)Juwan Durham, 42)Alterique Gilbert, 63)Kevin Huerter, 71)James Banks, 77)Taurean Thompson, 87)Matthew Moyer

http://www.cityofbasketballlove.com/news_article/show/523020?referrer_id=1566508
2018 Target Cam Reddish talks about his Team USA U16 Camp experience.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/06/providence_transfer_7-2_paschal_chukwu_adds_syracuse_to_list_of_potential_school.html
Mutual interest has been shown between SU and Providence 7'2 Center transfer Paschal Chukwu.


Daily Twitter Updates
Evan Daniels @EvanDaniels 15 hours ago Kentucky, USA
James Banks, a top 100 big man in the 2016 class, tells Scout he is currently on an unofficial visit to Kentucky,
 
Team Swerve @TeamSwerve3 55 minutes ago
Albany City Rocks move on to the championship of the Boston Shootout beating BABC behind 23 points from PG Malik Zachery


Highlights

Alterique Gilbert EYBL mix.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

5/28-31 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
http://scouthoops.scout.com/story/1549657-gilbert-talks-final-five (members)
2016 PG Alterique Gilbert talks about his final five schools and plans to make a few visits in June.

http://scouthoops.scout.com/story/1549473-thompson-uses-spring-to-emerge (members)
2016 C Taurean Thompson talks about his new offers and interest since emerging on the national scene this spring.

http://scouthoops.scout.com/story/1549820-notebook-usa-takes-stage
Brian Snow from Scout mentions Kevin Huerter as a player having a strong spring.

http://247sports.com/Season/2017-Basketball/RecruitRankings?InstitutionGroup=HighSchool
2017 247 Top 75 rankings. 12)Trevon Duval, 23)Mohammed Bamba, 28)Jordan Tucker, 33)Hamidou Diallo, 35)Nick Richards, 42)Melo Eggleston, 52)Kimani Lawrence, 57)Zach Kent.

http://zagsblog.com/articles/top-new-yorknew-jersey-talent-to-highlight-fridays-frankie-williams-charity-classic
2016 Cuse commit Matthew Moyer will be playing in the Frankie Williams Charity Classic on Friday in Greenburgh, NY. Other notable targets in the game includes Jordan Tucker, Mohammed Bamba.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/05/syracuse_class_of_2017_recruit_nick_richards_focused_on_avoiding_recruiting_circ.html
An update on 2017 Center Nick Richards recruitment and the slow process that he wants to take in choosing a school.

http://247sports.com/Article/UAA-New-York-Standouts--37502429
2017 Guards Trevon Duval and Hamidou Diallo noted as standouts at the recent Under Armour event.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/05/syracuse_commitments_and_recruiting_targets_highlight_rosters_for_5th_annual_mar.html
Preview of the Cuse committed players and targets participating in the Mary Kline Classic on Saturday. Moustapha Diagne, Matthew Moyer, Jordan Tucker, and Trevon Duval are some of the headliners.

http://zagsblog.com/articles/bryce-aiken-mohamed-bamba-dominate-in-frankie-williams-charity-classic-talk-recruiting/
Mo Bamba leads the way with 25pts, 12rbs, and 7blks in the Frankie Williams Classic.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/05/syracuse_basketballs_2016_recruit_matthew_moyer_ready_for_upcoming_year_at_south.html
Moyer talks about moving on to prep school.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2015/05/after_disappointing_jordan_classic_syracuses_moustapha_diagne_bounces_back_in_ma.html
Diagne finishes with 12 points in the Mary Kline Classic.

https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1770386
2018 Targets Cam Reddish and Naz Reid noted for their performances and upside at the Team USA U16 trials.

http://ottosgrove.com/future-orange-shine-at-mary-kline/
Cuse commits shine at the Mary Kline Classic.

http://www.burlisononbasketball.com/2015/05/alkins-and-pals-repping-east-well-at-pangos-aa-camp/
http://ballislife.com/friday-pangos-camp-breakdown-mustapha-heron-mario-keggler-shine/
2016 Center target Taurean Thompson noted as a standout at the Pangos Camp.


Cuse Targets Nike EYBL and Under Armour Stats
2016
Alterique Gilbert 5 games-10.6 PPG, 34% FG 20-59 overall, 29% 3PT 7-24 overall, 46% FT 6-13 overall, 6.8 APG, 5.2 RPG, 2.2 SPG.

Kevin Huerter 3 games-16.6 PPG, 55% FG 18-33 overall, 48% 3PT 12-25 overall, 4.3 APG, 4 RPG, 2.3 SPG.

Taurean Thompson 5 games-11.6 PPG, 58% FG 25-43 overall, 5.8 RPG, 2.2 BPG.

Sedee Keita 3 games-4.6 PPG, 41% FG 5-12 overall, 5.6 RPG, 1 BPG.

Howard Washington 5 games-11.4 PPG, 43% FG 21-49 overall, 45% 3PT 9-20 overall, 5.2 RPG, 4.2 APG.

2017
Lonnie Walker 5 games-16.6 PPG, 50% FG 31-62 overall, 51% 3PT 16-31 overall, 50% FT 5-10 overall, 3 RPG.

Jordan Tucker 5 games-14.2 PPG, 40% FG 24-60 overall, 44% 3PT 21-48 overall, 6.2 RPG.

Nick Richards 3 games-10.3 PPG, 50% FG 14-28 overall, 5.3 RPG, 1.6 BPG.

Hamidou Diallo 4 games-15.7 PPG, 43% FG 18-42 overall, 35% 3PT 8-23 overall, 68% FT 19-28 overall, 3.7RPG.

Trevon Duval 4 games-19.2 PPG, 38% FG 27-70 overall, 0% 3PT 0-12 overall, 69% FT 23-33 overall, 5.7 APG, 2.7 RPG, 1.7 SPG.

Daily Twitter Updates
Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello 39 minutes ago
Once he becomes more assertive, 2018 wing Cameron Reddish is going to be terrific. Very talented, smooth, can do it all on O.

Josh Gershon @JoshGershon 51 minutes ago
Strong performance tonight at USA 16u by 2018 center Nazreon Reid. Good size at 6-9, wide shoulders, long arms, athletic & plays very hard.

Jerry Meyer @jerrymeyer247 4 minutes ago
5 men at USA 16U trials - Wendell Carter tops. 2018 Nazreon Reid could be something. Connor Vanover is a difference maker as a 7-3 2018.

Syracuse Basketball @syrbasketball 2 minutes ago
Matthew Moyer is on a roll. Three straight dunks.
 
Syracuse Basketball @syrbasketball 3 minutes ago
Half at Syracuse commit Matthew Moyer has 12 points. Team high. Leads 64-56.
 
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria 8 minutes ago West Orange, NJ
Syracuse is getting a bouncy athletic high-rising dunker in 6-8 2016 Matthew Moyer

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria 2 hours ago West Orange, NJ
2017 Stepinac wing Jordan Tucker says he enjoyed his recent visit to St. John's w/ 2016 G & likes Chris Mullin

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria 9 minutes ago West Orange, NJ
Hearing 6-10 2016 Taurean Thompson is playing well at Pangos. Recent entry to NBA Top 100 Camp.
 
Josh Verlin @jmverlin 9 minutes ago
Been a year since I've seen Matt Moyer play. 2016 'Cuse commit has really improved his handle.

Syracuse Basketball @syrbasketball 5 hours ago
Syracuse commit Moustapha Diagne with 10 first-half points in . He had 8 in second quarter.
 
Syracuse Basketball @syrbasketball 5 hours ago
Syracuse recruit Moustapha Diagne finishes with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting in Mary Kline Classic. Did the best with what he was given.

Eric Bossi @ebosshoops 58 minutes ago
Motor on Taurean Thompson goes non stop. Had tremendous Spring with Playaz Basketball Club and has been good here.
 
Geoff @GeoffTPI 11 minutes ago Carson, CA
Mohammed Bamba '17 is playing well. He's shooting 3's, finishing around the basket & talking on D.

Geoff @GeoffTPI 1 hour ago Culver City, CA
6"10 Taurean Thompson '16 had a good showing. Finished around the rim and ran the floor.

Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello 6 hours ago
Mohamed Bamba is ridiculous. Will be among the elite of the elite in 2017 when all is said and done.


Highlights

Hamidou Diallo UAA mixtape.