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  1. #91
    The staff offered a 2019 top-100 guard in the last couple of days.

    https://247sports.com/Player/Harlond-Beverly-46040841/

  2. #92
    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    The staff offered a 2019 top-100 guard in the last couple of days.

    https://247sports.com/Player/Harlond-Beverly-46040841/

    Chances look grim. What’s the holdup on offering Jeremy DowDell from Olympus? Kid is deadliest assassin I’ve seen in a long time.
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    "Three-time Pro Bowler Eric Weddle the most versatile, and maybe most intelligent, safety in the game." -- SI, 9/7/15, p. 107.

  3. #93
    Quote Originally Posted by mUUser View Post
    Chances look grim. What’s the holdup on offering Jeremy DowDell from Olympus? Kid is deadliest assassin I’ve seen in a long time.
    Love Dowdell, kid is an insane shooter. Unfortunately, he's not quite big enough or athletic enough or a good enough ball handler to play high D1 ball. If he could just check one of those other 3 boxes to go along with his shooting then he'd be on the Utes' radar.

  4. #94
    Quote Originally Posted by mUUser View Post
    Chances look grim. What’s the holdup on offering Jeremy DowDell from Olympus? Kid is deadliest assassin I’ve seen in a long time.
    What makes you say chances look grim?

  5. #95
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    The offer list includes most of the Big10 and some good parts of the ACC and Big East. That's why I thought it was grim when I followed the link.
    I think there is more than meets the eye here. Most of those offers are old; some even a year and a half. All of the crystal ball picks are more than a year old. I just dont see why our staff would get involved if there was no shot at this point in the game. I cant think of a single time in Larry K's tenure that he has thrown an offer for the heck of it this late. Im not predicting he will pick us by any means, but I think this is one to keep an eye on.

  6. #96
    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    I think there is more than meets the eye here. Most of those offers are old; some even a year and a half. All of the crystal ball picks are more than a year old. I just dont see why our staff would get involved if there was no shot at this point in the game. I cant think of a single time in Larry K's tenure that he has thrown an offer for the heck of it this late. Im not predicting he will pick us by any means, but I think this is one to keep an eye on.
    This is BS. Our coaches continuously make terrible recruiting decisions, including unrealistic offers while passing on local kids who could make a difference. They do less with more than any coaches we’ve ever had.
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  7. #97
    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch View Post
    Love Dowdell, kid is an insane shooter. Unfortunately, he's not quite big enough or athletic enough or a good enough ball handler to play high D1 ball. If he could just check one of those other 3 boxes to go along with his shooting then he'd be on the Utes' radar.
    Jimmer's on line 1. He'd like to drop another 47 on us in our house.

    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    That reminded of Jake Connor, so I looked him up. 10 ppg on 38% 3FG in 35 mpg.
    Is this Jake Connor's senior line or DowDell's sixth grade stats?
    “Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.” -- Harry S. Truman

    "You never soar so high as when you stoop down to help a child or an animal." -- Jewish Proverb

    "Three-time Pro Bowler Eric Weddle the most versatile, and maybe most intelligent, safety in the game." -- SI, 9/7/15, p. 107.

  8. #98
    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    This is BS. Our coaches continuously make terrible recruiting decisions, including unrealistic offers while passing on local kids who could make a difference. They do less with more than any coaches we’ve ever had.
    Lol.

  9. #99
    I wonder if the coaches ever consult a skills coach about how to develop a player like Dowdell. I completely agree with Scratch other than I think Dowdell is big enough but ball-handling would be an issue. I really haven't seen him play enough to know if he's more than a catch and shoot player as well at a high D1 level. Hence the ball-handling question. I would think both could be worked on. His stroke is just so beautiful. I know he's a poor defensive player as well but that doesn't seem to be something our Utes are evaluating well anyway. I do think he shows something that could translate into better defensive play - he's a competitive sucker.

    I don't know - like the Brighton player we took (I forget his name), it might be worth the scholarship and then let him move on if he's not going to get the minutes. I think that player ended up at Dixie State.

  10. #100
    Quote Originally Posted by Utebiquitous View Post
    I wonder if the coaches ever consult a skills coach about how to develop a player like Dowdell. I completely agree with Scratch other than I think Dowdell is big enough but ball-handling would be an issue. I really haven't seen him play enough to know if he's more than a catch and shoot player as well at a high D1 level. Hence the ball-handling question. I would think both could be worked on. His stroke is just so beautiful. I know he's a poor defensive player as well but that doesn't seem to be something our Utes are evaluating well anyway. I do think he shows something that could translate into better defensive play - he's a competitive sucker.

    I don't know - like the Brighton player we took (I forget his name), it might be worth the scholarship and then let him move on if he's not going to get the minutes. I think that player ended up at Dixie State.
    So we couldn't use a 6'6 guy who will nail the corner 3 at 43% clip? Is this guy any less size wise than PVD?

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  11. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    So we couldn't use a 6'6 guy who will nail the corner 3 at 43% clip? Is this guy any less size wise than PVD?

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    No way he is 6’6”
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  12. #102
    Utes have offered a JUCO kid in the last few days. Looks like more transfers on the horizon.

  13. #103
    Quote Originally Posted by UTEopia View Post
    Utes have offered a JUCO kid in the last few days. Looks like more transfers on the horizon.
    The obvious odd man out right now seems to be Charles Jones Jr.
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  14. #104
    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    The obvious odd man out right now seems to be Charles Jones Jr.
    Probably just as much chance for Gaskin.
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  15. #105
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    Probably just as much chance for Gaskin.
    Definitely. I'd love to see him stay because it would be nice for the program to have a kid redshirt, develop, improve, and earn playing time. Maybe Gaskin isn't that guy, but I'd like to think he is.
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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