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Recruiting

Postby lawdog on Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:42 pm

With the current national exposure of our basketball team, it is reasonable to assume that recruiting will be positively impacted, and not only for men’s basketball. Our name is out there in a favorable way, and many talented men’s and women’s players in all sports are bound to take notice. In the short term, would love to see us get a promising big like Cam for men’s basketball for next year. We should see a good response from non-athlete good students as well, who have to like our players’ enthusiasm and how they are acquitting themselves on and off the court.
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Re: Recruiting

Postby woffordgrad94 on Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:32 pm

Our basketball success this season may help us to get a quality big man to sign. But I don’t see it helping recruiting in other sports like baseball or in the general student population. Face it, most students don’t come to Wofford for its sports programs. I was in the minority at Wofford as a big sports fan- most of my classmates had only a passing interest or frankly couldn’t care less.
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Re: Recruiting

Postby boulder3m on Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:12 pm

The exposure of basketball is a MAJOR contributor to overall enrollment recruiting. At the larger schools success on the field has meant the world to the admissions office, and there is no reason not to believe it will be the same for Wofford. The exposure to the young folks may mean something different to each of them, but the overall exposure gets them and their parents to see Wofford as a neat place with good students and athletes. Ask anyone in the admissions office what they expect and I would imagine it would surprise you. There is no way to afford the exposure that ESPN, CBS Sports, the Washington Post, NY Times, State and so many other media outlets are giving and are going to give Wofford. If we were to win one, two or more games it will ramp up accordingly.
As to recruiting, my guess is that this year is close to wrapped up; but wouldn't it be nice if we could find more big men and shooters.
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Re: Recruiting

Postby woffordgrad94 on Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:41 am

We have one more scholarship to give for next season. It is most people’s guess that Wofford will go after a forward/center type player (big man) as the two earlier signees (Zac Ervin and Hunter Cattoor) are both guards.
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Re: Recruiting

Postby Atldog7 on Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:38 am

and we are set at PG for 2 more years before needing to recruit another. Between Storm, Ryan, DTL and Hollowell we are not lacking for ball handlers.
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Re: Recruiting

Postby boulder3m on Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:44 pm

Chavez came to us as an unexpected transfer. We can hope there is another big man out there who wants out of his current situation.
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Re: Recruiting

Postby Terrier13 on Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:45 pm

Dorman has some talented players coming out next year- would be great to grab either of them if they have interest in staying home. Looking at 247’s rank of S.C. basketball prospects, it seems many of the top 10 escape to out of state schools that are no better than Wofford, either academically or athletically. Would be nice to use our recent run of success to parlay that into recruiting success.
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Re: Recruiting

Postby boulder3m on Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:10 am

The great post from NH Dude regarding watching practice on Friday should be on this recruiting site (and I would copy it an post it if I knew how), in that he references the red shirted players and the special attention coaching for them. In addition to our recruits, we have at least two RS players who will contribute.
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