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Jason94 wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 12:58 pm
bhoyal wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 10:11 am Brand new in the portal today:

COLLIN HOLLOWAY
Tulane Green Wave
Forward
Junior
HT/WT 6' 6", 220 lbs

13ppg

A tough lefty with what appears to be some ambidextrous talent.

https://www.google.com/search?q=collin+ ... Gd8YM,st:0
I don't know how well a 6'-6" post player would do in the SEC. Judging from his highlights, he appears to be a back to the basket type of player, which was successful for him at Tulane, but will it be against the size we see in the SEC? He'll land somewhere - but he doesn't appear to be a true wing despite having wing size.
I noticed that too but found the ambidexterity to be a bit fascinating. Roberson did OK as an undersized big so you never know.

Would prefer Dre Davis but since Seton Hall just won the NIT on national TV, he's no secret.

Holloway seems to be a ferocious defender and we sure need some of that.
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bhoyal wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:09 pm
Jason94 wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 12:58 pm
bhoyal wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 10:11 am Brand new in the portal today:

COLLIN HOLLOWAY
Tulane Green Wave
Forward
Junior
HT/WT 6' 6", 220 lbs

13ppg

A tough lefty with what appears to be some ambidextrous talent.

https://www.google.com/search?q=collin+ ... Gd8YM,st:0
I don't know how well a 6'-6" post player would do in the SEC. Judging from his highlights, he appears to be a back to the basket type of player, which was successful for him at Tulane, but will it be against the size we see in the SEC? He'll land somewhere - but he doesn't appear to be a true wing despite having wing size.
I noticed that too but found the ambidexterity to be a bit fascinating. Roberson did OK as an undersized big so you never know.

Would prefer Dre Davis but since Seton Hall just won the NIT on national TV, he's no secret.

Holloway seems to be a ferocious defender and we sure need some of that.
Roberson was probably more of a large wing. Most seasons about 30-40% of his attempts were from three and he hit 39.4% of those attempts for his career. He was also an 80+% FT shooter for his career and a very strong rebounder. He could score inside but he could score from everywhere.

Holloway had a breakout season, and appears to be a decent shooter, but his bread and butter was posting up and scoring inside. He is certainly better than Jamaine Mann and Emanuelle Ansong to list a pair of undersizes posts we've had recently. He would also have been the 2nd best post players on this year's team. Compared to that he is attractive, but when you juxtapose him with Davis he is a step below

There seems to be a lot of very high end talent available in the portal this season. Lots of players from blue bloods and really good players from all levels are out there.
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New additions also today:

Former UGa standout Kario Oquendo (from Oregon)
Villanova Guard Brendan Hausen
6-8 guard Mike Sharavjamts of San Francisco (had 8 points incl. a couple of 3's vs Vandy)
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This guy just hit the portal. Wasn't he at Northwestern but redshirted and then transferred to Middle?


JARED COLEMAN-JONES
Junior
HT/WT 6' 10", 240 lbs

11/8/2 per game

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bhoyal wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2024 11:24 am This guy just hit the portal. Wasn't he at Northwestern but redshirted and then transferred to Middle?


JARED COLEMAN-JONES
Junior
HT/WT 6' 10", 240 lbs

11/8/2 per game

Good size and rebounding but a turnover machine. Pretty good shooter but for some reasons struggles finishing inside the arc despite having really good size. Strong contrast with Jalen Carey, who didn't turn the ball over much at all and made his shots inside the arc at a very high rate but struggled in his shooting from the line and from three.
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Didn't this guy hit some insane % from three last season? Good FT shooter too.

My feeling is maybe high mid-major? MVC/Sunbelt/MAC?

Buffalo is a decent academic state school and hurting for talent since Oats left. That would be a good ending point for him.
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bhoyal wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:14 pm Didn't this guy hit some insane % from three last season? Good FT shooter too.

My feeling is maybe high mid-major? MVC/Sunbelt/MAC?

Buffalo is a decent academic state school and hurting for talent since Oats left. That would be a good ending point for him.
Yes, he hit 44% of his threes but only took about 1.4 threes per game - he did hit 77% of his FT's, so he is probably someone who can hit over 35% of his threes given enough volume, but isn't likely to hit 45% consistently.

I'd agree some level below high major would probably be the best fit for him. Not sure why he converted so few of his chances inside the arc, but hitting 44.5% of his two point attempts on 220 shots is not great. I'd guess there is some lack of either quickness or athleticism that hampered him, given that he has good size.
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Jason94 wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:42 pm
bhoyal wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:14 pm Didn't this guy hit some insane % from three last season? Good FT shooter too.

My feeling is maybe high mid-major? MVC/Sunbelt/MAC?

Buffalo is a decent academic state school and hurting for talent since Oats left. That would be a good ending point for him.
Yes, he hit 44% of his threes but only took about 1.4 threes per game - he did hit 77% of his FT's, so he is probably someone who can hit over 35% of his threes given enough volume, but isn't likely to hit 45% consistently.

I'd agree some level below high major would probably be the best fit for him. Not sure why he converted so few of his chances inside the arc, but hitting 44.5% of his two point attempts on 220 shots is not great. I'd guess there is some lack of either quickness or athleticism that hampered him, given that he has good size.
Well, this bad news for Buffalo and other mids didn't take long...

MTSU transfer Jared Coleman-Jones has received interest from the following programs:

Baylor
USC-w
Ole Miss
Georgia Tech
Oklahoma State
UCF
Georgetown
Illinois
Providence
Seton Hall
Mississippi State
South Carolina

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misc: as of this afternoon, 12% of the guys in the portal have committed
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Aidoo and Awaka from uut are now both in the portal.

Maryland transfer Jamie Kaiser Jr. is confirmed to be high on Byington's list.
6-6/205 wing
Original offers included Ivy League, ACC, BigTen, etc
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Wade Taylor IV of A&M entered the portal.
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