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2017-2018 NCAA Basketball Fr. Tracker Thread

I figured that I should take it upon myself to create a thread for the season, because most followers are excited about the NCAA season, along with this year’s Fr. class.

Feel free to post your thoughts or breakdowns on the prospects that you have watched or follow closely to help other members keep an eye out as well.


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Trae Young, PG, Oklahoma - It
  • Trae Young, PG, Oklahoma - It may be way too early to nitpick on personal performance, but aside from the stats (15pts/10ast/6reb/2stl/2blk) that popped out, Young shot the ball very poorly from the floor going 4-13 with having a terrible shot selection on just about every 3-point FG, in which he went 1-6. For those who have not watched that game against Omaha, there’s footage on YouTube, with full coverage highlights of Young’s debut.
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vs Ball State

It’s obvious that he has an NBA range jumper and is very confident in himself of knocking down more attempts than misses, but he continues to take bad shots at times (5-10). While off the ball, he’s great at getting open from screens being set up. Whenever he scores, he does it in bunches (15 first half points). At this point he’s a possible one-and-done prospect off the strength of his box score stats, but if you watch him closely, he still needs work on his decision making on when to shoot those deep 3-balls. Aside from shooting, he’s a really good playmaker that sets up his teammates to get involved. I’m sure there’s someone who will be quick throw out Stephen Curry’s name because of his shot selection, but the more I look into his play and dissect his overall game, he comes across as another Mike Bibby to me.

Stats 22 pts 13 ast 3 reb 2 stl

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Ive been talking about

Ive been talking about Allonzo Trier since last year... Right now, he has had back to back 30 pt games.

I think he is gonna rise in mocks eventually especially because people will be scouting Ayton.

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Not to be a prick, but this

Not to be a prick, but this thread is for Freshmen prospects.

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MY Preseason freshman big board
  1. Bagley III
  2. Porter Jr
  3. Ayton
  4. Bamba
  5. Troy Brown - Oregon
  6. Collin Sexton - Bama
  7. Trevon Duval - Duke
  8. Nickeil Alexander-Walker - VT
  9. Lonnie Walker - UF
  10. Kevin Knox - UK
  11. Wendell Carter Jr - Duke
  12. Jaren Jackson Jr - Mich St.
  13. Hami Diallo - UK
  14. Brandon McCoy - UNLV
  15. Kris Wilkes - UCLA
  16. Nick Richards - UK
  17. Billy Preston - KU
  18. Gary Trent Jr. - Duke
  19. Jared Vanderbilt - UK
  20. Jaylen Hands - UCLA
  21. John Petty - Bama

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I'm not sure how much of an

I'm not sure how much of an NBA prospect he is but Tremont Waters is worth the price of admission. Kid is crazy skilled. Lights out shooter with an incredible handle and a flair for playmaking. Despite being sub 6' he can be a dogged defender too. At least that was his rep coming out of HS.

If he was only 2 inches taller... but I guess if a kid like Ulis can make, Tremont can too. He's way more dynamic than Ulis.

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Brandon McCoy had 25 and 18

Brandon McCoy had 25 and 18 in his debut!

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He didn’t even play that well

He didn’t even play that well either. He’s going to tear up MW competition. He’s different from the Dave Rice era five star recruits because he doesn’t already have one foot out the door.

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My sleeper Kezie Okpala

My sleeper Kezie Okpala committed to Stanford is going to have to sit out this year being deemed academically ineligible. Just sucks because you know the kid is bright I mean he committed to Stanford he just fell behind with the ridiculous deadlines he had to meet in order to meet eligibility. Oh well something to look forward to for next year, should give him time to just bulk up.

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He should have just gone to

He should have just gone to CAL.

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Porte

Will be out Monday

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Jaylen Nowell -UW- 21 pts 4

Jaylen Nowell -UW- 21 pts 4 rebs 2ast in his 1st 2 games for the Huskies. Athletic 2 guard. Able to get to the basket and nice mid range game. If he can continue to ball out against the rest of the Pac-12 he could shoot up draft charts like Dejounte Murray a couple years back.

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Dejounte Murray jumped up the

Dejounte Murray jumped up the draft boards and then slipped all the way back down to the Spurs.

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Dejounte Murray didn't

Dejounte Murray didn't project as a 1 and done Player before his season at UW. Most scouting sites had him ranked at 45 or below coming out of HS. He received a Green Room invitation but just slipped unexpectedly on draft night. Markelle Fultz actually committed to UW thinking Dejounte and Chriss would be back for their sophomore seasons as well.

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A freshman that is flying

A freshman that is flying under the radar and not alot of people are talking about is Oshae Brissett at Syracuse. He was the HS player of the year in Canada last year and will be one of the better freshmen in the ACC this year.

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Trevon Duval, PG, Duke - I
  • Trevon Duval, PG, Duke - I couldn’t wait to see him in action against a ranked opponent to break him down. There’s a lot of good things to point out about his play, but there are a few bad things to speak on as well. I’d like to start off with saying that his best attribute is taking care of the ball, despite having 3 turnovers tonight against Michigan State. If anyone were to check his assist to turnover ratio, you can argue he’s the best in the NCAA right now. Duval currently has 30 assist and 4 turnovers in 3 games played. He displays that he’s willing to take initiative defensively by ending his night with 6 steals. On the downside to his outstanding play, he struggles like no other from the perimeter by shooting 0-7 from the 3. One thing I can say is that he didn’t finish well around the rim early on in the game tonight.
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Devontae Shuler on Ole Miss

Devontae Shuler on Ole Miss is a guy I have my eye on.

Quick athletic guard who is still learning to player the one.. exciting, bouncy... active defender... and his jumper seems to be coming along very nicely which was his largest weakness

I'd love to see how his college career progresses

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Collin Sexton, PG, Alabama -
  • Collin Sexton, PG, Alabama - Very dominant and comfortable dribbling with his off-hand more than his right, while going up the floor. Has a knack for knifing through the lane to get to the rim at will, whether it’s during a fastbreak or half-court set. Sexton lived at the free-throw line, but had difficulties knocking down majority of those shots by going 5-12, although he could have ended his night with 30+ points instead of 22. As far as passing goes, he found a way to feed his teammates in or around traffic and made the correct pass without being too flashy from what I observed in his game film. One key thing that I would like to point out with his reference to Eric Bledsoe comparisons; I just don’t see it after watching him last night. I’d like to go in another direction by saying that he’s a lot closer to Patrick Beverley with a better offensive game.
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Jaylen Hands, PG, UCLA - One
  • Jaylen Hands, PG, UCLA - One if not the most athletic freshmen point guard prospect amongst his peers. He’s very explosive and always in attack mode. Has excellent foot speed from end-to-end, which leads me to believe he may be the fastest player this year with the ball in his hands. More of a scoring point guard that possesses a nice mid-range game with a smooth fadeaway jumper to go with it. On defense, he finds a way to play the passing lanes to come away with open court steals. Things that he must improve on, is adding weight/strength to his frame - playing under control and learning when to slow down - consistency on perimeter jump shot/free throws. Player comparison: Keyon Dooling
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