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After watching the mcdonalds game i got a chance to see some of next years college players. I really like what coach K was able to bring in this yea. the combination of paulus and mcroberts along with baoteng could be one of the strongest this year. depending on who stays on from this year this future freshmen might see a lot of playing time sooner rather than later. I like the guard that kanas got too and i could see him get a lot of PT already next season. the biggest grab IMO was gerald green to oak state. they have had a strong program and this kid could come in and provide help to the program right now however with draft talk circulating he may make the jump striaght to the pros and passing up his chance to dominate in college.
 

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yeah, ive got a pretty good feeling that they'll be with duke next season and not make the jump to the pros like livingston did last year. imagine deng and livingston on duke this year, i would have them winning the championship on my march maddness bracket!
 

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The probelm with the McDonalds game now is that fact whoever does really good in it probally doesn't goto college. Duke seems to keep landing huge recruits but watches most of them leave. It's a shame.
 

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Duke also got another good player in Jamal Boykin.
:clap: Duke's 2nd California POY in 2yrs

Don't forget Martynas Pocius. Kid that's flying under the radar. Originally from Lithuanian. Plays at Holderness School. Not JJ Redick, but the kid's a shooter. From what I've heard, Duke - just this last weekend - offerened a scholarship to Geoff McDermott. Some of his other schools include Providence, Pitt, VT, UConn. That's a possibility of 6, yes 6 solid players!
 

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I can't talk recruiting without mentioning that Mr Basketball of Michigan is going to DePaul instead of Michigan or Michigan State :)
 

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Looked at UW's and Louisville's classes tonight for the first time. UW has 7 guys coming in and UL has 8! Speaking of Kansas' class - I wasn't too impressed with Downs the other night. I mean, he played all right, but he looks really thin and he wears too much stuff. I know - wristbands = the important things. :) But he looked a little silly.
 

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It's got to be between Duke and Washington, with Louisville and Kansas right there as well.

As far as underrated "impact" classes, how about Baylor? They've got two point guards, 4 star Henry Dugat and 3 star CJ Jerrells, a solid wing in JUCO Tony Jones, as well three touted big men. Mohammed Kone might be the best JUCO center in the country now that James Davis isn't going to play, and PF Kevin Rogers is a top 50 recruit. Mamadou Diene is a redshirt that could make some noise.

Even if they aren't that good, these guys will play a lot.
 

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Georgia has an under-rated task, too. Mike Mercer got no attention because of Lou Williams, but he is going to be a legit NBA prospect 3 years from now. I really like his game.
 

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Removing the 5/8 rule from recruiting did change things but with all these guys going pro its a guess and pray model anyway.
 

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did minnesota get any mcdonalds players this year??? We have had poor memories with the pest ones, rickert and humphries, but i think a good recruit for minnesota will help them get past at least the 1st round of the tourney...
 

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no but their will be some comming up, Aldrich, WEbster, and Dahlman
 

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did minnesota get any mcdonalds players this year??? We have had poor memories with the pest ones, rickert and humphries, but i think a good recruit for minnesota will help them get past at least the 1st round of the tourney...
I expect Isaiah Dahlman to make it next year. Bryce Webster probably isn't that type of talent, but his national ratings put him in the ballgame.

In 2007, Trevor Mbakwe is a lock for the game. He's got a chance to be a better prospect coming out of high school than Pryzbilla, Rickert, or Humphries. If Aldrich improves the way his rankings indicate he should, he will be there also.
 

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josh mcroberts is going to Duke though so they are lucky, shaun livingston left though. Kobe said he would have went to duke also...
 

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McRoberts, Paulus, and Boykins (I've met him and he's 6-5 at best...he's 6-7 next to 6-5 Josh Shipp, who's really 6-3), are all blue collar players. They will work their tail off and all be 4 year players except maybe McRoberts. And I'm not impressed by Kansas' class, but Washington's is great IMO.

A couple of other schools' classes that won't get mentioned are UCLA and Memphis.
UCLA got Ryan Wright (Canadian), Alfred Aboya and Luc Richard Mbaha Moute
(from Cameroon), Darren Collison and Mike Roll (from CA). Roll is one of the two best shooters in this class (Devendorf is the other), Wright is one of the best players out of Canada in a long long time, Collison is a solid PG, Aboya is a beast (he's physically huge and is or will be 20 soon), and Moute is a better prospect than Ariza was (by many accounts).

Memphis got Ricky Sanchez...nothing more needs to be said, but they also got Shawne Williams, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Kareem Cooper, Robert Dozier
and Antonio Anderson. As long as Williams doesn't go pro, he and Sanchez alone are great pickups, and make this class top 10 IMO. Sanchez could be a top 15 pick if he were to declare IMO; he hasn't had much exposure since moving to FL, but he's still a versatile 6-11 guy along the lines of Rashard Lewis.
 

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I didn't say he looks like a top tier player, but he'll be about a 85+% FT shooter and 45+% 3 shooter next year for a good team. His stroke and style reminds me of a young Eric Piatkowski or another Korver, but Pike and Korver have a good 2'' on him. Roll is one guy that every coach loves or hates. He's not another Casey Jacobson, but he can defend and dribble on top of his excellent shooting. He's going to be a role player, but a solid one. A lot of people think that he could push Shipp out of the starting lineup; I don't think he's that good, but I like him anyway. If he went to a program like UCSB (where he almost went) he'd be a college player on the scale of Matt Lottich or Matt Caroll or Kyle Korver. He's an ideal role player for a school with no shooting specialists (Shipp, Farmar and Afflalo are good shooters, but not exceptionally good like Roll). Roll and Moute are the best shooters not named Jason Kapono"vich" to come to UCLA in a while (Dijon is good now, but wasn't when he came in). I'm just hoping Roll doesn't have Ray Young syndrome; Young was the best shooter in CA HS's, but when he got to UCLA he lost his nerves and overshot the rim by a large margin consistently.
 
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