Harley4KY:: do we have any chance with Durant?
freshshava:: I'm skipping my agricultural issues class to chat with DT....lol
Dave Telep:: In regards to Durant: sure, you've got a chance but keep it in perspective: NBA looms large, this will be elite level recruiting battle. ELITE LEVEL
Dave Telep:: Never liked ag classes either!
freshshava:: I'm an ag major
RainmanKSR:: how much do you know about Kone, Dave
ivan25:: i want Thaddeus Young!
Harley4KY:: Do you like Carter and UNC or
Dave Telep:: Not much. However, i spoke with a coach that is recruiting him and there is no doubt that he could come in and contribute at a major college. Remember this, the juco ranks have been crushed by prep schools so the level of ball has slipped. this is a kid who can get minutes for a high major program but i wouldn't think he's a star
freshshava:: It seems that Echefu is becoming more of a target for UK, Is this because there is nobody left in the 2005 class or will Echefu be an instant contributer?
Dave Telep:: I am a Carter fan. We'll have footage of him on
"Countdown To Signing Day" on Fox Sports South (6:30ET) Wednesday night. Now,
RainmanKSR:: Many people think Carter is all but a lock for UNC? That
Carter himself wants UNC but parents want
Dave Telep:: I still think
ivan25:: Dave of all 205 pf's we missed out on which one do you think will be the biggesr force in college next year? I think it will be Tas Mitchell!
Dave Telep:: I think Carter probably sees more opportunity to play as
a (soph?) at UNC than maybe at
freshshava:: Since the regular season of College Basketball is over, are there any freshman that really surprised you with how well they played for their college choice?
Dave Telep:: I truly believed that Tasmin was the key to a title
because he's a big time winner. Always has been. He's not the best PF in the nation but
Dave Telep:: I was a little surpised that Toney Douglas' game
translated so well in college. he was a volume shooter in high school and i guess
ivan25:: I would have loved to landed Mitchell but it would have been
hard to get him out of
ivan25:: I agree Dave!
Dave Telep:: In the last 6 years, the only prospect LSU has missed (and really wanted) out of LA has been Chris Duhon.
freshshava:: How about Adam Williams?
Have you had the opportunity to see or hear about his performance at his
prep school? Will he be a solid player for
ivan25:: They are producing alot of stars down there now days!
Harley4KY:: B. Wright nba
Dave Telep:: Have not seen him in prep school. I think he's a program guy and don't expect much of a contribution from him in terms of major minutes or points.
Dave Telep:: I still think the 20 year old rule is going to be tough
to pass and in the end the union bargains it away. From my perspective, it speaks volumes
that Duke and UNC got him on campus for huge games this early. That means
ivan25:: Dave i dont mean to put you on the spot but do you think Tubby is a good recruiter compared to the coach k's and Roy Williams of college bball?
freshshava:: IF Brandan Wright comes to
Dave Telep:: I don't like getting into "who's better" comparisons but i'll say this: Roy Williams has a serious passion for recruiting. He loves doing it as much as any high major coach i've ever seen. It's like a high level hobby for him. Tubby, IMO, is outstanding in the home. His strength is 1-on-1 situations because he's such an outstanding presence and has great character which is very appealing. Different than Williams in how he goes about it, but has definite strengths.
ivan25:: Thanks Dave.
Harley4KY:: Who are the pure shooters in 06 and does
Dave Telep:: Brandan Wright didn't commit on his visits to Duke or UNC so I can see no reason why he would reach a decision while visiting any other program. His situation won't happen that way. he's one of the all time high profile kids in TN. That means press conference, major media coverage with all the trimmings: also, the new UT coach is going to make a HUGE push for him. They have to.
Dave Telep:: Pure shooters in 2006? Well, regardless of
Dave Telep:: Thad Young out of
freshshava:: What do you know about Kemp from the 2006 class?
Dave Telep:: Kemp is a scoring point man. He's a good player and guy
that will need to be evaluated. He's probably not a guy
Dave Telep:: KEMP is the AAU teammate of one Thaddeus Young and he most certainly is an early offer guy!
freshshava:: What is your opinion on why Tubby has struck out on finding a replacement for Chuck Hayes?
Harley4KY:: What about Semaru? spell???
Dave Telep:: how do you replace Chuck Hayes? Who knew the kind of
intangibles he would bring to the table? What you are going to see is
Dave Telep:: Semrau is different than Hayes. He's much more perimeter oriented. I think he's a guy who with a strong April could warrant an offer. Schools are going to want to see him rebound the basketball and be strong inside. They know he can shoot it but they want to see him round out his game. He knows this and understands that's an area of emphasis. We'll see how he responds in April
freshshava:: What is the relationship between Thaddeus Young and
Dave Telep:: I have no inside info on this other than a hunch that
this guy develops into a serious HIGH MAJOR recruit in April. He's not a jumper to the
draft but a Top 30 prospect: Bryan Davis out
freshshava:: How many do you predict will enter the draft from the 2005 class? and 2006?
Dave Telep:: T Young consistently mentions
Dave Telep:: 3-6 will enter draft from 2005 (L. Williams, M. Ellis, A. Blatche, G. Green are virtual locks)
Dave Telep:: Now, in 2006 hold onto your hats. As many as 8-12 could wind up trying their luck with the draft.