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Maurice Calloo, PF Oak Hill Academy 3 months 5 days ago #280415

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Watched the Calloo video. Seems like a decent outside shooter but doesn’t look like the banger we want.
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Maurice Calloo, PF Oak Hill Academy 3 months 5 days ago #280425

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I think he ‘models’ himself as the ‘next’ Carmelo...

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Maurice Calloo, PF Oak Hill Academy 3 months 5 days ago #280427

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Paultzman wrote:

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L J S A wrote: I don't mind Calloo if they've actually been watching him for a while and like what they see. But if they are only on him recently because desperation has set in, then that's a problem.

Recruiting a bunch of long skinny kids to surround our big three and hoping one sticks sounds like the Run TMC Warriors. And those guys never accomplished anything of note in the playoffs because of that blueprint.



I share your concern


The kid is 6'8 220, by his sophomore year probably 6'9 230 that's not skinny especially if he hits the weight room. Even at 220 it's ok. Hell, Owens is 6'11 205. This kid is 3 inches shorter and 15 lbs heavier. He comes from a top program and as 3 star kid he's exactly the kind of 4yr kid we need to build this program and find some stability. With Caloo, Roberts, williams and Earlington , all 4yr type players, we can have a stable base if the staff can develop them. Add a couple of top transfers and with Cockburn and Gaffney and now we are building something. we need 4yr kids right now. I'm all in on this kid.


How many minutes a game does he get there? What kind of numbers did he put up? He seems like the type of kid you bring in after you've landed your grad transfer, not instead of.

Very smart man


I agree with you LJSA. I've said from the beginning that we need to bring in two bigs. You bring in a grad transfer big and then you sign a kid like Caloo also and develop him into a good quality four year program guy.

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Maurice Calloo, PF Oak Hill Academy 3 months 5 days ago #280428

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Thanks. I see a Carmelo ‘wannabe’. But you make great points. You’ve sold me. He might become a very nice building block.

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Maurice Calloo, PF Oak Hill Academy 3 months 5 days ago #280429

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fordham96 wrote:

L J S A wrote:

Mean Gene wrote:

Paultzman wrote:

L J S A wrote: I don't mind Calloo if they've actually been watching him for a while and like what they see. But if they are only on him recently because desperation has set in, then that's a problem.

Recruiting a bunch of long skinny kids to surround our big three and hoping one sticks sounds like the Run TMC Warriors. And those guys never accomplished anything of note in the playoffs because of that blueprint.



I share your concern


The kid is 6'8 220, by his sophomore year probably 6'9 230 that's not skinny especially if he hits the weight room. Even at 220 it's ok. Hell, Owens is 6'11 205. This kid is 3 inches shorter and 15 lbs heavier. He comes from a top program and as 3 star kid he's exactly the kind of 4yr kid we need to build this program and find some stability. With Caloo, Roberts, williams and Earlington , all 4yr type players, we can have a stable base if the staff can develop them. Add a couple of top transfers and with Cockburn and Gaffney and now we are building something. we need 4yr kids right now. I'm all in on this kid.


How many minutes a game does he get there? What kind of numbers did he put up? He seems like the type of kid you bring in after you've landed your grad transfer, not instead of.


I wouldn't be opposed to taking BOTH Femi and this kid.

Assuming Ponds comes back and no more transfers you have 7 players coming back (Trimble, Ponds, Clarke, Simon, Keita, Diakite and Dixon). Plus 3 current recruits: Roberts, Earlington and Williams. That's 10. Add Femi and this kid and you are up to 12. That still leaves 1, maybe a sit transfer-guard.


If that is the end result, that's an NCAA Tournament team. Caraher sits and you add Cockburn and Gaffney the next year and we will be fine.

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Maurice Calloo, PF Oak Hill Academy 3 months 5 days ago #280434

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I SAW CLIPSand like what I see on both femi and calloo would like to see us nab cockburn. I am disappointed in Trimble see him as a bench player,his seems to slow thats just me

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usguard wrote: I SAW CLIPSand like what I see on both femi and calloo would like to see us nab cockburn. I am disappointed in Trimble see him as a bench player,his seems to slow thats just me


Agree with you on Trimble. If he can improve his outside shot he can be of some use.

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Maurice Calloo, PF Oak Hill Academy 3 months 4 days ago #280563

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Maurice Calloo, PF Oak Hill Academy 3 months 3 days ago #280839

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Paultzman wrote: basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/twi...d-oklahoma-s-targets


Has to be a good sign that Mich State is interest. Maybe Mullin can Clark's experience to sell him or maybe we can get him as a sophomore transfer.

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Maurice Calloo, PF Oak Hill Academy 3 months 3 days ago #280860

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usguard wrote: I SAW CLIPSand like what I see on both femi and calloo would like to see us nab cockburn. I am disappointed in Trimble see him as a bench player,his seems to slow thats just me


Agree with you on Trimble. If he can improve his outside shot he can be of some use.

I don't think too many kids looking for playing time, the opportunity to shine, and -- however far-fetched it may sound to us -- the chance to make it to the next level, either here or overseas, want to hear that they might be "of some use" to the team.
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