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    Here is a video of him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tApT9HqqhCM


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    New commit.

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...-Jones-II.html


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    New commit: Naseem Gaskin. Chose the Utes over Montana, Pepperdine, Pacific, and Boise State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    New commit: Naseem Gaskin. Chose the Utes over Montana, Pepperdine, Pacific, and Boise State.
    He must have seen our performance against them in the NIT and said: "I should be able to get some minutes there."
    “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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    Exactly. Have no idea how these news players/commits will turn-out...hopeful very well. That said, men's basketball team is about the only Utes program that can't seem to get much traction in recruiting. We welcome all 2* and JC transfers. UofA and UCA -- I think just two players from either of those programs would have more stars than all of our starters combined -- ok, a bit of hyperbole here, but not by much.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    He must have seen our performance against them in the NIT and said: "I should be able to get some minutes there."

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    If the staff is accepting a commitment from him in the fall signing period, they think they've got something no one else can see. He's clearly athletic and committed to defense. This could be a glue guy or a really nice role player.

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    Per our good buddy espn700 bill, Riley Battin and Timmy Allen will be visiting this week. Would love to land both.

    http://247sports.com/Player/Riley-Battin-89255
    http://247sports.com/Player/Timmy-Allen-91650

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    The Utah men's basketball team has announced that Devante Doutrive has joined the Runnin' Ute program. He plans to redshirt for the 2017-18 year and then intends to play for the Utes in 2018-19.

    Doutrive is a 6-5, 190-pound shooting guard out of Woodland Hills, Calif. He played his prep basketball at Birmingham High School, out of Lake Balboa, Calif., where he averaged 22.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per game and helped lead his high school squad to a state championship title this past season.

    "We are very excited to welcome Davante to our basketball program," said head coach Larry Krystkowiak. "He is very athletic and has a great knack for putting points on the board. He is also a tremendous passer and will fit into our system, quite well. He will be a great addition to the team and we look forward to working with him when fall workouts begin."

    A two-time all-conference selection, Doutrive also managed to record 5.6 assists and 2.7 steals per game during his senior campaign and then went on to earn John R. Wooden/High School Player of the Year accolades in the CIF Los Angeles City Section. As a junior, Doutrive averaged 23.6 points, 9.3 rebounds 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

    Doutrive, who played AAU basketball for Pro Skills Sports Academy and Laurian Watkins, has been ranked a four-star recruit by ESPN.

    The Utes open the 2017-18 season with its annual Night with the Runnin' Utes, Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Huntsman Center. Utah will play an exhibition contest hosting Montana Tech on Wednesday, Nov. 1, before opening the regular-season at home against Prairie View A&M on Friday, Nov. 10.
    http://utahutes.com/news/2017/9/14/m...px?path=mbball

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-Ute View Post
    This is HUGE!!!!!!!

    2017 class now includes 3 4*, 2 3* and 2 top-100.
    Last edited by UtahsMrSports; 09-14-2017 at 10:53 AM. Reason: Edited to be less mean-spirited.

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    I was totally prepared for this coming season to completely suck but maybe it wont. An AAU coach told my brother that the transfer from Long Beach State is really talented and is going to really improve that position. He expects the team to be pretty good.

    A former player has been going to practice and told my partner that he thinks the teams looks good too. He said the chemistry is much, much better than last year and that we outsiders don't really know how bad it was last year. The team is having fun and like each other. Larry seems to be enjoying himself too.

    FWIW.

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    I was totally prepared for this coming season to completely suck but maybe it wont. An AAU coach told my brother that the transfer from Long Beach State is really talented and is going to really improve that position. He expects the team to be pretty good.
    So can he play this year or not? I thought he was redshirting? What's an academic redshirt?

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    Yuuuuge news. We beat-out Oregon and Gonzaga. A rare feat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    So can he play this year or not? I thought he was redshirting? What's an academic redshirt?

    If he is academically eligible, he could play next semester apparently, but the plan appears to be to redshirt him the entire year. He can practice now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justaute View Post
    Yuuuuge news. We beat-out Oregon and Gonzaga. A rare feat.
    Hate to be the wet blanket, but we don't really know how hard Oregon/Gonzaga were going after him, right? This kinda came out of the blue - it's not like we were all following this kid and hoping he'd pick Utah.

    I saw a tweet the other day about someone who chose some other school over Utah, and the Utah twitter people had never heard of the kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Hate to be the wet blanket, but we don't really know how hard Oregon/Gonzaga were going after him, right? This kinda came out of the blue - it's not like we were all following this kid and hoping he'd pick Utah.

    I saw a tweet the other day about someone who chose some other school over Utah, and the Utah twitter people had never heard of the kid.
    A kid of this caliber doesn't go unsigned unless there are/were serious issues about his eligibility. That he could be eligible to play in January, but isn't/can't, adds to the mystery. No matter -- this is a very very good pickup at any juncture, simply outstanding this late in the game.

    He was planning to take an official visit to Gonzaga in August. We do know that. That's all I need to know about how serious the Zags were on him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    If he is academically eligible, he could play next semester apparently, but the plan appears to be to redshirt him the entire year. He can practice now.
    This is the mystery. If he's not fully qualified coming out of HS, he has two options -- go to a prep school for a fifth year and become eligible, or go JUCO and get his associates, and likely be a 3 to play 2. That he could be eligible after the fall semester is an in-between I've never heard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalPat View Post
    This is the mystery. If he's not fully qualified coming out of HS, he has two options -- go to a prep school for a fifth year and become eligible, or go JUCO and get his associates, and likely be a 3 to play 2. That he could be eligible after the fall semester is an in-between I've never heard of.
    Josh Gershon was on with Bill yesterday and had a little insight (Im still confused personally........) but I guess he was able to get a waiver and has to make up 9 credits during this fall semester (maybe with second session classes?).

    This feels to me like the staff has found a Prop 48 work around..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalPat View Post
    He was planning to take an official visit to Gonzaga in August. We do know that. That's all I need to know about how serious the Zags were on him.
    I should have read more before being a wet blanket. Good news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalPat View Post
    This is the mystery. If he's not fully qualified coming out of HS, he has two options -- go to a prep school for a fifth year and become eligible, or go JUCO and get his associates, and likely be a 3 to play 2. That he could be eligible after the fall semester is an in-between I've never heard of.
    I heard it explained in an easier to understand way. His situation is similar to Kuzma's, but he can practice and be eligible sooner.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Diehard Ute View Post
    I heard it explained in an easier to understand way. His situation is similar to Kuzma's, but he can practice and be eligible sooner.


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    He can be eligible sooner but the decision is already made that he will redshirt this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Lunch View Post
    He can be eligible sooner but the decision is already made that he will redshirt this year?
    Depends on who you listen to.

    Some have said he will redshirt. Others have said they will evaluate that later.

    The earliest he could be eligible would be mid December.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Diehard Ute View Post
    Depends on who you listen to.

    Some have said he will redshirt. Others have said they will evaluate that later.

    The earliest he could be eligible would be mid December.
    So, we will know by mid-December how ready he is. If he's really good, they will want him out there ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Lunch View Post
    He can be eligible sooner but the decision is already made that he will redshirt this year?
    Per the release by the athletic department, he will redshirt this whole year. I guess time will tell but just like with Jayce Johnson, I doubt they will throw away a year of eligibility needlessly on half a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    Per the release by the athletic department, he will redshirt this whole year. I guess time will tell but just like with Jayce Johnson, I doubt they will throw away a year of eligibility needlessly on half a year.
    There is a term I learned today that's called an "academic redshirt." You can read more about it here ... (scroll down the page for "What if I don't meet the requirements?" section for clarification on the meaning of an academic redshirt.

    http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes...ision-i-sports

    I'm willing to bet the issue is with this item, which one must have fulfilled to be fully qualified ...

    • Complete 10 core courses, including seven in English, math or natural/physical science, before your seventh semester. Once you begin your seventh semester, you may not repeat or replace any of those 10 courses to improve your core-course GPA.

    The sliding scale for GPA and test scores is probably not an issue, as there is some flexibility allowed there. The 16 core courses are a given for both fully qualified and academic redshirt SAs. But there's no wiggle room on the 10 core courses you must take before your senior year of HS. Without trying to speak on matters I'm not fully qualified to opine on, if I had to guess what happened here, it was something that in Doutrive's transcript that happened before his senior year that put him in the situation he's in today.

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    Riley Battin talks about his official over the weekend.

    http://d1vision.com/reggie-chaney-riley-battin/

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    A glimpse into the future. Rylan Jones to Nico Mannion.


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    Timmy Allen from Arizona has committed. 4* 6'6" wing, had interest from UCLA, USC, ASU, Texas Tech and SDSU among others.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Diehard Ute View Post
    Timmy Allen from Arizona has committed. 4* 6'6" wing, had interest from UCLA, USC, ASU, Texas Tech and SDSU among others.
    Gotta like the number of 4* recruits coming our way.

    Here's his tweet:

    https://twitter.com/timmybuckets35/status/909965330960678912

    Info about him:

    http://247sports.com/Player/Timmy-Allen-91650

    http://www.espn.com/college-sports/b...63/timmy-allen

    http://247sports.com/Player/Timmy-Allen-91650
    Last edited by LA Ute; 09-18-2017 at 08:40 PM.

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    Tears, man, those are tears streaming down my cheeks.

    It seems as though Compton Magic is our bloodline.
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    Timmy Allen Full Summer Highlights



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    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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