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Re: Recruiting Thread

Post by xtrawildcat » May 17th, 2019, 7:37 am

IStillLikeHarv wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 12:27 pm
AJcat7755 wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 10:05 am


Currently he is a 2020 recruit, but I believe I saw something where it is possible for him to get into the 2019 class.

Yes. He is looking at both 2019 and 2020 as possible classed, depending on whether he reclassifies. Here is an article and some video, fwiw.

https://n.rivals.com/news/versatile-pro ... state-trip
I think that video is from November 2017. He had an injury that kept him out of most of the high 2017/2018 high school. He has blown up this Spring due to his play in AAU ball. Would be a great pick up this year. He is also a legit 6ft 6.

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Post by IStillLikeHarv » May 17th, 2019, 9:04 am

xtrawildcat wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 7:37 am
IStillLikeHarv wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 12:27 pm



Yes. He is looking at both 2019 and 2020 as possible classed, depending on whether he reclassifies. Here is an article and some video, fwiw.

https://n.rivals.com/news/versatile-pro ... state-trip
I think that is from November 2017. He had an injury that kept him out of most of the high 2017/2018 high school. He has blown up this Spring due to his play in AAU ball. Would be a great pick up this year. He is also a legit 6ft 6.

Thanks for the update. The footage is labeled as "2019 Nick Blake Mixtape @ The Pangos LV November Madness!" on the video itself, but down below it is labeled as "Nick Blake - Durango - 2018 highlight tape", so it is anybody's guess as to what we are actually looking at. A year can often make a huge difference in the development of a player at this age, so what the staff is seeing now is what matters. I don't put much stock in this type of video anyway because there is no defense to speak of and every player makes all his shots. That said, his ballhandling skills were pretty good for a 6' 6" player, and he can obviously jump well.

If the staff likes him, I would be more inclined to take him in this class. He seems to be a decent possibility to replace Sneed, so having a year to develop behind Xavier could work out pretty well. Going up against Xavier in practice would tend to show him what he needs to do to develop his game to the Big 12 level. A redshirt could be an option, but I am not sure that is the best way to get him ready to replace Xavier in the 2020 season.

Here is some more footage with mixed labeling (the twitter post says April 2017, while the video itself shows "2019 Nick Blake Dallas Adidas Gauntlet Highlights With The @LV_Knicks", so who knows.

https://twitter.com/courtsidefilms/stat ... 61?lang=en

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Post by xtrawildcat » May 17th, 2019, 12:47 pm

IStillLikeHarv wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 9:04 am
xtrawildcat wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 7:37 am

I think that is from November 2017. He had an injury that kept him out of most of the high 2017/2018 high school. He has blown up this Spring due to his play in AAU ball. Would be a great pick up this year. He is also a legit 6ft 6.

Thanks for the update. The footage is labeled as "2019 Nick Blake Mixtape @ The Pangos LV November Madness!" on the video itself, but down below it is labeled as "Nick Blake - Durango - 2018 highlight tape", so it is anybody's guess as to what we are actually looking at. A year can often make a huge difference in the development of a player at this age, so what the staff is seeing now is what matters. I don't put much stock in this type of video anyway because there is no defense to speak of and every player makes all his shots. That said, his ballhandling skills were pretty good for a 6' 6" player, and he can obviously jump well.

If the staff likes him, I would be more inclined to take him in this class. He seems to be a decent possibility to replace Sneed, so having a year to develop behind Xavier could work out pretty well. Going up against Xavier in practice would tend to show him what he needs to do to develop his game to the Big 12 level. A redshirt could be an option, but I am not sure that is the best way to get him ready to replace Xavier in the 2020 season.

Here is some more footage with mixed labeling (the twitter post says April 2017, while the video itself shows "2019 Nick Blake Dallas Adidas Gauntlet Highlights With The @LV_Knicks", so who knows.

https://twitter.com/courtsidefilms/stat ... 61?lang=en
I think the 2019 refers to the year he would be eligible to sign a LOI. He has changed that to 2020 to get more interest from high majors but K State is trying hard to get him in 2019. At this point it would just be a finacial aid agreement as the signing date for the LOI for 2019 was Wednesday or Thursday.

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Post by IStillLikeHarv » May 17th, 2019, 2:59 pm

xtrawildcat wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 12:47 pm
I think the 2019 refers to the year he would be eligible to sign a LOI. He has changed that to 2020 to get more interest from high majors but K State is trying hard to get him in 2019. At this point it would just be a finacial aid agreement as the signing date for the LOI for 2019 was Wednesday or Thursday.

Again, thanks for the additional info!

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