i cant tell the future but so far sinc ei first mentioned josh have i been right so far?
when i first mentioned him i said he would lead his team to a state title and get gatorade player of the year as a jr.
he did that
said he would go into the summer unknown then become known and have top schools coming at him including unc
i was right about all of that except unc because he played bad when they came to see him the first game...but became interested later but it was too late because he already signed with stanford
i said he would be the biggest sleerp of the summer
ive seen on my sites that he was considered the sleeper of the summer
said he would be the sleeper of the pac 10 next year
cant remember what site i was on but it has him as the sleeper of the pac-10 recruiting class
i said he reminds me of grant hill and sooooo many people laughed at me...later sonny vaccaro and johnny dawkins ( who recruited and coached grant) said he liked josh because he reminded him so much of grant hill
i actually rather peopel doubt it to be honest it makes it much better when he proves how good he is
no need for a truce.. if you have seen me post and argue you will know i dont hold grudges and im actually gonna ask josh if he wouldnt mind doing a phone interview for youre site.
JayVaughn Pinkston- i rmember telling people on here about him as well after seeing him in vegas. never heard of him before then but i was verrrry impressed about him which is why i made a post....and no hes a mcdonalds allamerican...funny thing about this one is i turned a scouting site on to him and josh and got offered a job to help scout on the east coast area
I don't know much about Pinkston besides that he is going to Villanova, and if he plays the guard with Yarou being the Big then I think Pinkston can have a successful college career at Villanova. Jay Wright has become smarter with having bigger guards and a bigger forwards rather than a couple of big guys. I think Villanova will come back bigger next year.
Yea. I was gonna play ball there. I didn't get the chance. Doron Lamb also went there as well. I met both during tryouts. I never knew these were gonna be the next big NY recruits. I remember during a practice I got a 3 over Doron all net lol.
Quincey- I added Josh on Facebook. If it's cool- can we do the interview over there?
Knicksboy were you recruited to play ball there, or were u just going to try out and see what happens. I know the catholic league's here in NY are extremely competitive where they recruit players in 8th grade.
yeah just ask him
what i liked about pinkston is how physcial he was and how hard he went. you could tell he played pf and center in hs and he played pf in vegas but he could handle the ball pretty well and had a pretty good midrange. he reminds me of ronartest meets antoine walker. a big body whos handles arent great but good enough to get where he needs to go and whos jumper can hurt you but not real consistant yet
bishop loughlin had one of my boys play there when i was coming out named brian brown..knicks boy ask some older peopel around there about him
Quincey how tall is Pinkston??? I have heard he is listed at like 6'6" to 6'7" and that it's closer to 6'5" to 6'6" I just want to know, I don't really care.
standing next to him he looks 6'5 maybe 6'5 and a half.. thats just by looking at him...i doubt he's 6'7 though.. really doubt....for somereason everytime i watch these guys play i like to walk next to them to try to figure out there true height... did it with toney wrooten in vegas as well ( 6'4 max)
I think height is only important when you're trying to figure out a position for him to play, but as long as he is successful at that position his height should not matter. I know GM's were scared off by Blair's knees and lack of height, but to me his long wingspan made up for the lack of height and his fearlessness made up for his past injuries. The Spurs were so damn lucky to get Blair.
I didn't get recruited. My mom just put my grades in for school. I didn't even get considered for the team until I was playing basketball at my junior high one day and the interviewer saw me playing ball and said " Hey, maybe you can make the team as well!" Then, I got in.
I wouldn't have been too good on the team anyway lol. I'm 6-2 with sneaks on so I played some SF in jr high but would have been a PG in HS at best. Since I'm going to be a senior next year, I figure I'd try out again next year, make the team and latch on to a Junior College/ Community College up here.
his height will hinder him as far as nba prospect if he doesnt get better handles or better jumper but i think he will by seeing how hard of a worker he was when i watched him
"his height will hinder him as far as nba prospect if he doesnt get better handles or better jumper but i think he will by seeing how hard of a worker he was when i watched him"
He could be a Dennis Rodman type! who needs a jumper nowadays the big men are not as good as they were in the 90s lol
So far so good
Not really. Took him until he was a junior to do anything remotely noteworthy and I'd love to bet you that he absolutely will not win POY next season.
When predictions go wrong lol
Ill take that bet. Predictions went so wrong that he has NBA scouts(straight from drafexpress writers mouth after talking to a couple of NBA team scouts) watching him very tough and announcers saying he will play in the NBA one day. Ill take that over POY all day every day. Can't help playing for a horrible coach (something everyone has agreed with and knows)
Rothstein Files: Underrated Huestis Sparking Surging Stanford
By Jon Rothstein
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It’s not an oversight, it’s an insult.
Game after game, Josh Huestis tallies close to a double-double for Stanford and performs like one of the best power forwards in the country. Yet the days and weeks pass without him being mentioned as one of the best players at his respective position.
Dare we say it, but Huestis could very well be the best kept secret in college basketball.
“He has all the tools,” Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said of the 6-7 Huestis, whose averaging 9.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game for the 14-8 Cardinal. “Josh has gotten better every year. He’s put in the work and deserves everything he gets.”
The junior forward is the type of player that looks like he’s playing the entire game on a trampoline. A terrific athlete with great timing, Huestis is an absolute nuisance to stop on the offensive glass, and has already had nine games this season with ten rebounds or more.
“He could be a pro,” one head coach said of Huestis.
We have no doubts that Huestis will emerge as one of the better players in the country next season when he’s a senior — but before that, he has to deal with the present — and that recently got very interesting for Stanford.
The Cardinal have won three straight and are finally resembling the team that won 26 games and the Postseason NIT last season.
Stanford has finally gotten better outside shooting from their two starting guards — Chasson Randle and Aaron Bright — who both shot over 40% from three-point range last season but really struggled out of the gate this year. During the three game winning streak, Randle has made 9-of-12 from behind the arc while Bright has hit 6-of-11.
“Those two got off to a slow start shooting the ball but they’ve done a good job of fighting back,” Dawkins said of Bright and Randle. “It was tough for those two when we lost Anthony Brown for the year with a hip injury because he did so many things that helped them. It took them a while to adjust, but they’re in a good rhythm right now. When Chasson and Aaron make shots, it opens thing up for everyone else.”
And that’s something Stanford will desperately need this week. The level of competition will be raised in the next few days when the Cardinal hit the road for a two-game road trip at Arizona and Arizona State.
“Both of these games are big for us,” Dawkins said. “This is a litmus test week.”
He's still a wing who isn't much of a scorer, isn't any more then average as a shooter and can't pass. He's arguably the 3rd best player on an average PAC 12 team. I'd set the odds of him winning Pac 12 POY next season at about 5% tops.