Tuesday, April 22, 2014

4/22-23 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
2017 PG Nate Pierre-Louis says that he likes SU in the early goings. SU assistant Red Autry has visited St. Peter's Prep recently to check out the underclassman.

http://scouthoops.scout.com/2/1395898.html (members)
2015 big man Chris Silva list offers from SU among others and talks about working on his overall game and improving.

http://syracuse.scout.com/2/1395891.html (members)
Tyus Battle's father talks up the programs of Michigan and UConn. The Battle's plan to visit both schools along with UVA coming up.

Malachi Richardson talks about his game and the recap of the recent Team Final scrimmage.

Richardson tries to lead Team Final to a EYBL Championship.

Richardson, Tyler Lydon, and 2017 target DJ Harvey mentioned in this EYBL scrimmage recap.

2015 and 2016 SU targets Thomas Bryant, Tyus Battle, and Kassoum Yakwe looks to lead Team Scan to a EYBL Championship.

Daily Updates
Adam Finkelstein @AdamFinkelstein 14m
Syracuse, Georgetown, UConn, Villanova, Temple, & VCU watched Westtown (PA) 2015 C Georgios Papagiannis today
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria 30m
says he's also heard from Syracuse, Michigan, FSU, Georgetown and N.C. State on 2016 PG Jamal Murray

Jamie Shaw @JamieShaw5 1h
Sports U Chris Silva (6'8/Rochelle Catholic) is worth a view Long/athletic Raw offensive skill, but completes plays that make you say wow.

Friday, April 18, 2014

4/18-20 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
Chris McCullough interview as he gets ready for the Jordan Brand Classic.

http://scouthoops.scout.com/2/1394628.html (members)
Video interview of Franklin Howard breaking down his commitment to SU.

http://scouthoops.scout.com/2/1394641.html (members)
Paul VI coach talks about Howard's game and the quality individual that he is off the court.

Malachi Richardson scores 25pts in Team Final's scrimmage against Team Takeover. EYBL league play starts next week.

2016 Forward Kassoum Yakwe is currently being recruited by SU, Nova, and Kansas the hardest.

2015 class talks about building chemistry.

Daily Updates
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria 29m
Syracuse will be among those watching 2017 St. Peter's Prep PG Nate Pierre-Louis next week, per coach Todd Decker

Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello 4h
Kassoum Yakwe mentioned Kansas, Syracuse and Villanova. He's a 2016 power forward from Our Savior New American (N.Y.).

hawkhillhardwood @HHHardwood 2h
Lastly Malachi Richardson is a pro. Plain and simple. Going to be great at Cuse.

Jamie Shaw @JamieShaw5 36h
Chris Silyvia 6'8 Sports U Physical speciman. Great athleticism & length, raw but effective offensively
Matt Pooley @RealMattPooley 16h
1- Tough Loss by Sports U in opener didn't overshadow breakout performance of Chris Silva. Dominated glass/Solid Offensive Moves

Corey Evans @coreyevans_10 Apr 18
Draw up your prototypical high major D1 forward body...what is you got is Chris Silva. Mobile with rim running capabilities from both ends
Corey Evans @coreyevans_10 Apr 18
Anticipation and wherewithal on shot blocks at bucket is awesome outta Chris Silva. Upside is mind boggling  
Corey Evans @coreyevans_10 Apr 18
Sports U goes down but man, Chris Silva is the ultime shot alterer. Timing and instincts + length = not even fair  
Corey Evans @coreyevans_10 Apr 19
Its not even 10am yet and Chris Silva has begun his own block party. Blocking shots way out of his area near the bucket  
Corey Evans @coreyevans_10 Apr 19
Its the Chris Silva show right now on ct 6 at   kid doesnt stop competing. Again, passing will always be undervalued asset of his

Corey Evans @coreyevans_10 Apr 19
This dude Chris Silva is out here making a statement. If Easter wasnt this weekend, a ton of head coaches would be caught drooling right now
Corey Evans @coreyevans_10 3h
Lefty 2016 Sports U guard Nate Pierre has been solid today. Dominates baseline sets who can find his shot appropriately within given offense
Jamie Shaw @JamieShaw5 12h
Chris Silva has been playing basketball for 2 years! Oodles of raw skill & great timing/athleticism. Reeks of Syracuse zone
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria 3h
Syracuse asst Red Autry will be at St. Peter's Prep tomorrow for their 2016s and 2017 PG Nate Pierre-Louis, per coach Todd Decker

Josh Verlin @jmverlin 24m
Got to see two Syracuse commits go head-to-head yesterday. Here's Tyler Lydon defending Malachi Richardson:
Josh Verlin @jmverlin 24m
I think Richardson is a stud. He was very impressive yesterday. Great shooter but took it to the rim as well. And he's 6-6 to boot.
Josh Verlin @jmverlin 23m
Lydon's got to get stronger but he's a fantastic shooter as well. Just not sure if he's ready to play the '3' yet.

Patrick Neary @CoachNearyAA 2h
A lot of talk about a lot of other 17U players from yesterday. was an absolute stud!

Tyler Lydon @Tyler_Lydon14 22h
Good to play against my future teammate and good to see my other future teammate


2016 Guard Jamal Murray Nike Hoop Summit highlights.

Team Takeover scrimmage highlights featuring Franklin Howard. Howard is in the Orange shorts.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Scouting Reports on Cuse Commits and Targets For The 2013-14 Season

Reports written by yours truly on Kaleb Joseph, Malachi Richardson, Tyler Lydon, Tyus Battle, Thomas Bryant, Moustapha Diagne, and more.

Anybody that has any questions or just want to talk recruiting can check out Otto's Grove in the link above.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Franklin Howard Commits to SU


http://scouthoops.scout.com/2/1393939.html (members)
Howard talks about the staff viewing him as a MCW type of player down the road.

http://scouthoops.scout.com/2/1393941.html (members)
More breakdown of Howard's game from his coach.

Video of the announcement.

https://recruitscoop.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1631594 (members)
More info on Howard's commitment.

Twitter Land
Brian Snow @BSnowScout 38m
Franklin Howard is official to Syracuse. Orange just have such a great recruiting thing going right now
Alex Kline @TheRecruitScoop 22m
Franklin Howard is long, shoots it well from outside, has a floater game & is a great passer. Look for Syracuse to use him as a combo guard.
Evan Daniels @EvanDaniels 38m
Syracuse now has three top 100 recruits in the 2015 class. That is more than anyone else thus far.
Eric Bossi @ebosshoops 36m
Syracuse now has No. 21 (Malachi Richardson), No. 58 Howard and No. 59 (Tyler Lydon) in 2015 committed.


Friday, April 11, 2014

4/11-12 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
Tyus Battle's Dad mentions SU among others as currently working the hardest for his son services.

http://syracuse.scout.com/2/1391926.html (members)
Kaleb Joseph is prepared to take over from Tyler Ennis next season. He plans to begin summer courses at SU on May 19th.

Daily Updates
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria 1h
Syracuse asst Red Autry will be at St. Peter's Prep 2016 April 21 for 2016s Veer Singh, Kaleb Bishop & Najja Hunter, per
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria 1h
Hearing 2016 Canadian G Jamal Murray is impressing people at the Nike Hoop Summit practices. Game is tomorrow night on ESPN2.

Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress 57m
Jamal Murray was absolutely on fire most of the week in practice. Comes into game and knocks down a 3 off the dribble. Sharpshooter.

Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress 18m
Jamal Murray is quite a shooter, but he's also fairly one-dimensional. Struggles to create off the dribble and is a very poor defender.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

4/8-9 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
http://syracuse.scout.com/2/1391438.html (members)
Thomas Bryant talks about chopping his list to six schools. SU, Kansas, Ohio St, Florida, UNC, and Kentucky. Says that he currently has the best relationship with the SU staff.

Franklin Howard's High School coach breaks down his game and says that Howard has grown to 6'6.

Hoop Summit International team measurements and day one practice report. 2016 Cuse target Jamal Murray measured in at around 6'5, 196, 6'8 wingspan. Terrific measurements for a lead guard. Also he was noted as the top standout in practice for his shooting abilities.

ESPN releases it's final 2014 rankings. Chris McCullough moves back into 5 star status at #24, while Kaleb Joseph lands in the top 50 at #50.

http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/ncbrecruitingon-the-trail/post/_/id/9627/espn-100-biggest-risers (members)
Chris McCullough noted as one of the biggest risers in the ESPN rankings.

Rosters released for the Mary Kline Classic taking place on May 31st at West Orange HS. Cuse commits Tyler Lydon and Malachi Richardson selected to play. Cuse targets Thomas Bryant, Tyus Battle, Moustapha Diagne, Chris Silva, Jamal Murray, and Derrick Jones also included.

Daily Updates
Jonathan Givony@DraftExpress 1h
Jamal Murray...17-year old kid who doesn't miss from outside very often. Nice size. Smooth. Really smart.Yet another good player from Canada

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

4/1 News and Notes

Articles and Recaps
2014 Guard Franklin Howard ready to announce his college choice on April 14th. SU is in good position to land the talented tall guard.

http://scouthoops.scout.com/2/1388836.html (members)
Moustapha Diagne listed as one of the big men that could see his stock rise if he can expand his game.

http://syracuse.scout.com/2/1388601.html (members)
Chris McCullough's coach at IMG, talks about how he's progressing. Also worth noting that the coach claims that McCullough is up to nearly 230lbs now. McCullough was barely 200lbs last summer.

Nike Hoop Summit International roster breakdown. Featuring 2016 Cuse target Jamal Murray. The game takes place on April 12th and will be broadcast live on ESPN2 at 7pm.

Derrick Jones makes the Philly Daily News All City Team.

Metro Challenge 60 recap. 2017 Forward DJ Harvey list interest from SU and an update on Franklin Howard.