RECRUIT: ARNAUD WILLIAM ADALA MOTO
Created: 4/23/2014 2:47:18 PMReplies: 22
Position: power forward
School: Wake Forest
City: Yaounde Cameroon
4/23/2014 2:47:18 PM - NewGWFan
Announcing he is transfering per Wake Forest. Will have two years left. Go get him!
4/23/2014 3:12:02 PM - BM
4/23/2014 3:12:06 PM - SHOFAZ +1
have we heard any rumors on any potential transfer involving us? as in people tranferring in not transferring out
Also, any news on Skylar?
4/23/2014 3:15:39 PM - NewGWFan
I haven't seen one ounce of information. I would love to see GW's name at least associated with this guy. Have the coaching staff reach out, potentially get a visit. Even if he has to sit out a season it would be worth it to me. Use the other scholarship on a 5th year transfer type.
No news on Skylar.
4/23/2014 3:22:38 PM - G-Dubber
Would be perfect fit. Would make us a top 25 team for 2015/2016 and help with the transition after the Core Four graduate.
4/23/2014 3:31:59 PM - Hugh
He and Kethan went to high school together, for anyone who didn't get BM's reference
4/23/2014 3:44:45 PM - BM
4/23/2014 3:45:14 PM - squid
4/23/2014 4:42:39 PM - BM
Looking over his WFU stats, he scores on dunks and other 2 pointers, gets fouled a lot and is a great rebounder. Not a shotblocker at all.
4/23/2014 4:46:41 PM - Thomas
It's About Time!!!! It seems as if we've been speculating about him transferring from Wake Forest to GW forever. Now, when is Michael Carrera going to announce he's transferring from South Carolina?? Back to Adala Moto, not only was he high school teammates with Kethan Savage at Episcopal, he also played on Team Takeover with him and Joe McDonald. GW has done very well with Team Takeover guys, Maurice Creek also played for them, when they had a different name.
4/23/2014 5:33:46 PM - Mike K - 118 posts (#2)
Based on Thomas' post, we gotta have more connections than just about any other team.
We are local, his family will be able to see him, he will get a great education, and we are winning. What more can he want? An Michigan State paycheck?
The stars are aligning for us.
4/23/2014 5:44:07 PM - BC
He could want (and get) a better climate.
4/23/2014 6:52:15 PM - Free Quebec
Is this guy really someone who fits our scheme? I know nothing about him except that he played HS with Kethan, is very athletic, and his stats. But I also see that his minutes declined this year an that he was a very FT shooter and outside shooter - but his rebound stays were also really solid. I know ML prizes rebounding, but he is building a team of high skilled (shooting, passing, defending), high IQ players.
Can anyone who watched him at awake tell is of he even fits the mold of a Lonergan player?
4/23/2014 7:08:12 PM - BM
I actually watched good chunks of a few Wake games to keep an eye on Moto and Cavanaugh. He's definitely someone we can use when we play teams like KSU or are going against Alie-Cox from VCU. He can body up and draw fouls on the bigs and can give KevLar a rest if we go with a "softer" center like Cimino. Much more of a face up guy than a back to the basket player though.
4/23/2014 7:59:24 PM - Tuna Can
I would describe his game as being closer to Dwyane Smith's with more upside and size... not the game 3's yet, but it could be there after a year off
4/23/2014 8:13:08 PM - Thomas
I think Moto can fit into ML's system because he was a good rebounder and defender in his somewhat limited minutes at Wake Forest. You also have to consider that he was overshadowed by several guys in his recruiting class, despite the fact that he may have been the highest rated player among them. I believe Wake Forest brought in 4 or 5 other guys with Moto in 2012, and a couple of them(Thomas, Miller-McIntyre and maybe Cavanaugh) have performed at a very high level which limited Moto's productivity. He could average at least 10PPG/8REBS if he came to GW and got starters minutes.
4/23/2014 9:44:52 PM - thinker
Increasingly you have to be cautious about taking a transfer who has played for two years. After sitting out a year and then playing a year, the player is likely to be able to graduate and then check out his options for transferring again and not having to sit out another year. You have to weigh that risk against taking your time and getting a high end HS player for 2015.
4/23/2014 10:57:14 PM - GW26
He would be able to play right away correct?
4/23/2014 11:01:11 PM - BM
Nope. He'll have to sit a year and then can play two more at the new school.
4/23/2014 11:17:29 PM - GW26
So the rule where players can transfer to play immediately if a coach is fired/leaves is only applicable to football?
4/23/2014 11:33:30 PM - Bigfan
Be even better with some sort of hardship exemption (closer to his family, etc.)
4/24/2014 12:18:40 AM - G-72
4 years of eligibility with 5 years to complete. That is extended for a medical RS