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  1. MidwestChomp

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    I see the similarities in size and position between the two, but Moore was offered a chance at handling the ball by Coach White - that would put those two guys at different positions.
    https://basketballrecruiting.rivals...star-khavon-moore-shaping-up-as-an-sec-tussle
     
  3. MidwestChomp

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    Pass it over the top inside or fake that pass and drive.
     
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    Rimmer signs with the Hawks...



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    Rimmer, video & player development?? They must be using videos of him as "don't do this" examples?
     
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    If their point guards ever need practice throwing jump hooks to half court, they've got themselves a real gem.
     
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    Good story on former UF star Brett Nelson:

    Catching Up With: UF connections paying dividends for Nelson

    http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20170719/ARTICLES/170719936/1136/NEWS

    Brett Nelson last donned a Florida uniform more than 14 years ago.

    The former sharp-shooting combo guard, who finished his college career close to 40 percent in 3-point accuracy, has taken lessons learned in four years under former UF coach Billy Donovan into his college coaching career. Entering his fourth season as an assistant at Marquette, the 36-year-old Nelson was promoted as one of two associate head coaches at the Big East school last month.

    “It’s a special place,” Nelson said. “It’s a basketball school, great tradition and obviously a lot of people know the history. I didn’t actually realize it until I got here. The resources we have here are incredible and then, obviously, I work with great people.”

    Marquette won a national title in 1977 under Al McGuire and reached the Final Four in 2003 behind former Miami Heat and current Chicago Bulls standout Dwyane Wade. Hired in 2014 by current Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski, Nelson helped lead Marquette back to the NCAA Tournament this past season after a four-year absence.

    “Our first two years was obviously somewhat of a rebuild,” Nelson said. “It’s what we inherited. Last year we had a good year, got back to the NCAA Tournament. We return a lot of guys. We’re excited. We’re getting it going the right way.”

    Of course, if Marquette builds upon its recent success, it will help Nelson continue to raise his national profile. Nelson said his goal is to become a head coach, but he’s not fixated on it.

    “In college basketball, a lot of it is timing, a lot of it is who you know and that kind of stuff,” Nelson said. “My main focus is to help Marquette be as good as it can, win as many games as it can, go to the tournament, make deep runs. I’m a big believer in if you do your job, do it the right way, obviously, if you handle your business the right way, you’ll get opportunities.”

    In coaching circles, Nelson has earned a strong reputation for both his recruiting ability and basketball IQ. His Florida ties helped him break into coaching. Nelson began as a director of basketball operations in 2006 under former UF assistant Anthony Grant at VCU, then jumped to Marshall from 2007-10 to work under former UF assistant Donnie Jones. At Marshall, Nelson was instrumental in the recruitment and development of former Thundering Herd and current Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside

    From 2010-11, Nelson worked under former UF assistant John Pelphrey at Arkansas. After Pelphrey was fired at Arkansas, Nelson spent two years at Drake and a year at Ball State before landing at his current job at Marquette.

    “Everybody does things a little bit differently,” Nelson said. “I’ve been lucky, obviously. Playing for coach Donovan, there’s things that I was learning that I didn’t realize when I was playing that I still use to this day.”

    As a player at Florida, Nelson lived up to his billing as a McDonald’s All-American out of St. Albans, W. Va. He still ranks 20th in UF’s all-time list in scoring (1,417 points), fourth in 3-pointers made (274) and ninth in assists (406). Nelson, who played at UF from 1999-2003, was a freshman when UF made its run to the NCAA Finals in 2000 and reached the NCAA Tournament in all four of his seasons. Four of his former UF teammates — Mike Miller, Udonis Haslem, Matt Bonner and David Lee — went on to long NBA careers.

    “We were really deep,” Nelson said. “We had 10, 11 guys who could play at a high, high level. Every single day, not only in practice but in the summertime, whether it was pickup or in the weight room you were in the gym working out with one of your teammates, you were playing one-on-one. We were always competing. I think that’s where a lot of the foundation started or the culture of the program.”

    Based on the success of those Florida teams, Nelson said competitiveness is one of the most important traits he looks for when recruiting prospective players.

    “You’ve got to be talented enough to play, but are you a competitor?” Nelson said. “I don’t care whether the lights are on or if you are in the gym by yourself, whatever you are doing, you are competing, trying to be the best you could be, and we had a group of guys like that at Florida.”

    In addition to being a coach, Nelson also is now a husband and father. He and his wife, Jamie, have a six-year-old son, Eli, who just completed his third week of basketball camp at Marquette. Asked if Eli shoots like his dad, Nelson responded: “Too early to tell. He loves to play. He plays all the sports. He’s at a great age right now.”
     
  14. MidwestChomp

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    Thanks for posting. Great to see Nelson doing well. Marquette is a solid bball school (My Dad, Mom, and sister went there). He'll be a head coach soon.
     
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    Weaver sets an official
    to Florida Gators basketball


    http://www.gatorcountry.com/florida...ets-an-official-to-florida-gators-basketball/

    Elijah Weaver has been a steady presence towards the top of recruiting rankings for quite some time now. The 6’5 point guard is a hot commodity and coaches from all over the country are on him hard. Weaver has recently started to set up some official visits for the fall and the Florida Gators basketball team will be getting one of those visits.

    Weaver confirmed to GatorCountry.com last Wednesday that he will be at Florida for an official visit September 16th. The football team will be hosting Tennessee so the atmosphere around campus will be electric. Florida is a program that Weaver thinks very highly of.

    I really like Florida,” Weaver said. “The staff, the school , everything about it. Just how friendly the coaches are there and how they are just driven to help you be the best you can be.”

    Weaver has also set visits to USC(Sept. 2nd) and Ohio State(Sept. 9th). Oklahoma State and Villanova could potentially get official visits as well.
     
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    Weaver would be a great get and a good one to get a commitment from to get the ball rolling (we need a PG in this class and either Weaver or Dotson would be great). Would be good to get some momentum going with this class as we are after a bunch of highly touted players in Moore (SF), Little (SF), Williams (PF), DeSousa (PF), Brown (C), Dotson (PG) and Weaver (PG). ESPN's top 100 list for 2018 shows us offering 3 other lower ranked PGs, apparently as backup plans to Weaver or Dotson.
     
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    Lomax eyeing a Florida Gators basketball official visit soon

    http://www.gatorcountry.com/florida...lorida-gators-basketball-official-visit-soon/

    The class of 2018 has many great floor generals and Alex Lomax(6’0 185lb East Memphis HS) is among the best. Lomax is a pure point guard and provides consistency and leadership for his team.

    Lomax and his Team Penny squad competed in the EYBL Peach Jam, but the results didn’t go as planned. However, this past weekend Team Penny won the Hardwood Classic in Kansas.

    “Peach Jam was a cool experience,” Lomax said. “We didn’t do too well and didn’t make it out of pool play. I feel I did good but could’ve done way better. Hardwood classic was great. We got some revenge on some good teams and I feel I did great. It felt great to win with the team.”

    Lomax has informed GatorCountry.com that he intends to take an official visit to the Florida Gators basketball staff soon and potentially wants to take the visit before school starts back. Florida is a program that has made a big impression on him throughout the recruiting process.

    “I love Florida they are a great program and are one big family,” he said. “Coach White and coach [Jordan] Mincy are my main recruiters. They mainly keep telling me that I’m a great kid and that I would be a great fit to the Florida program. Florida and I are very close. We communicate everyday with either Coach [Jordan] Mincy or Coach [Mike] White. I think I would fit great with Florida. They play my type of style. I pride myself on defense and so does Florida. Florida is just a great program and has a great atmosphere.”

    Schools such as Memphis, Florida, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Missouri and Wichita State have been a constant presence at Lomax’s games this spring and fall. Whoever lands this talented guard will get a tough minded leader who can get it done on both ends of the floor.

    INSIDERS TAKE: Wichita State, Ole Miss, and Missouri could also potentially get an official visit from Lomax. The local Memphis Tigers still sit in great position for him as Lomax has made several trips to check out the nearby school.
     
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    Nice!
    Lomax is one of the backup plans for PG if we whiff on Weaver and Dotson. I wonder if we'd take his commitment if we're still waiting on Weaver/Dotson to decide. PG is probably our biggest need in the 2018 class - need to get a good one.
     
  19. MidwestChomp

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    I'm sure having Cheese on roster is a big plus for Lomax. While White seems to be targeting big PGs, we need 1 or even 2 this class depending how things shake out with the roster at the end of the season.
     
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    It is not completely clear that Weaver is a PG at the high D1 level. So it could be that it will be Dotson or Lomax and Weaver is more a SG.
     

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