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Created: 10/21/2014 8:48:00 AMReplies: 9
Committment: medium
Height: 6-1
Position: point guard
School: River School
City: Holliston
State: MA
10/21/2014 8:48:00 AM - BM - 971 posts (#1)

Yes he's just starting his freshman year of highschool.

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10/21/2014 9:59:04 AM - Mike K - 1,002 posts (#28)

is this the earliest we have ever been on a recruit?

10/21/2014 10:14:23 AM - BM - 971 posts (#1)

Pretty sure it's the earliest it's been publicized. 

10/21/2014 2:33:21 PM - Pops - 350 posts (#62)

Aren't there laws against this?

10/21/2014 6:19:50 PM - Firehobbs - 10 posts (#235)


10/21/2014 6:56:43 PM - thinker - 2,617 posts (#7)

It's not common to recruit kids that early because there are too many things that still can't be known about the kid. You don't know how much more the kid will grow - how they'll develop - how they'll do in school - if they'll even reamin interested in basketball.

The real revelation of this is that ML & CO are putting in infrastructure that will lead to recruiting success well into the future. For many years GW has been behind the 8 Ball and was scurrying around trying to get late recruits for the next year. ML has been pretty much done with 2015 for a couple of months now and is pretty far along in recruiting the 2016 class and those kids can't even sign until November ish of 2015. And we have some 2017 kids on the radar and now a 2018 kid. Being in early on a recruit is still one of the most powerful recruiting tools a school like GW has. GW had to spend a ton of time going after the 2014 kids with Yuta and Cimino committing this past Spring and securing the transfer of Cavanaugh after the school year. Focus on those recruits made it tougher to focus on 2015 kids. They locked the 2015 class very early and were able to turn to the CRITICAL 2016 class very early.

At this point we have a very promising roster for this year and will have a super stacked roster for next year. 2016 recruits will be able to join this year's freshman and keep the success going. It's impressive.

10/21/2014 8:09:00 PM - BM - 971 posts (#1)

Good post Thinker.  Also interesting that they seem to be keeping tabs on some 2015s, presumably so they don't get caught without a plan B in case of transfers or being Nigel-ed.

10/21/2014 10:38:52 PM - thinker - 2,617 posts (#7)

I think that's right BM. But we'll know MUCH sooner if something is going to fall through. I would guess that if either Goss or Roland declined to sign thier letter in November, ML would move on from them quickly. Remember that Nigel didn't sign in the Fall and didn't decommit until something like April - leaving GW with only Cartagena as a fallback and few good prospects elsewhere uncommitted..

10/22/2014 12:01:45 AM - thinker - 2,617 posts (#7)

BM, who are we still keeping tabs on for 2015?

10/22/2014 8:56:24 AM - BM - 971 posts (#1)

Definitely Aflakpui until he signed last week.  Multiple tweets that GW coaches were shadowing him at a tournament after the Roland commit.  I recall another player or two, probably bigs.  Could be that they are encouraging the kids to hold out on committing until after the season.

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