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Re: Next Division 1 player

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:29 pm
by balla45
balla45 wrote:He is 6’9”. He can dribble. He can move. He can shoot. He has a high IQ. I would confidently state he will have the opportunity to get paid to play basketball.


247 has him as the #47 prospect in the 2022 class in their recent release.

Re: Next Division 1 player

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:02 am
by classB4ever
packers21 wrote:
ND Sports Fan wrote:
leroybla wrote:
packers21 wrote:I don’t think they go anywhere together. I also think Joe plays basketball professionally.

Not in the NBA, IMO.
He's a big fish in a small pond now, and surrounded by other fairly large fish.Though young yet, they have a long way to go to impress me. Gotta win R1 first. Shoulda been able to do that last year but didn't.


This is a GREAT point leroybla.

Let's punch the brakes just a bit here. Do not forget, these are 2, 16 year old boys. Let them be kids and enjoy this ride. What a great experience for these kids. As a lifelong ND Class B Boys BB fan, I am happy for and proud of them for the opportunities they are granted.

Before we anoint anyone as a professional basketball player, NBA or otherwise, remember, these enormously talented kids got beat by the #7 seed in the Region 1 tournament. They have not made an appearance in the North Dakota Class B Boys Basketball tournament, although a mecca in our state, certainly not a nationwide hotbed for Division 1 or NBA talent. They continue to develop and hone their skills in high school and the AAU circuit, and still have incredible up side. However, life with be different at ANY college, say nothing about the talent rich Power 5 Division 1 level. Life is a proving ground from birth. These 2 have made great strides. Things will only get tougher. Let's be proud of them, but temper the expectations and pressure, while letting them ENJOY THE RIDE!!!!


They don’t need to win Region 1 to go on and be successful. I am letting them enjoy the ride, anyone who has the opportunity should be going to watch them play.


Agree with much of the above. Especially about putting undue pressure on kids who are just trying to enjoy their high school years.

Addressing the bold above: Although I agree with you, one must also believe 1 + 1 + 1 = 3.
6'-6", 6'-8", 6'-10" lineup + arguably best player in state + playing class b = ?

Re: Next Division 1 player

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:27 pm
by packers21
classB4ever wrote:
packers21 wrote:
ND Sports Fan wrote:
leroybla wrote:
packers21 wrote:I don’t think they go anywhere together. I also think Joe plays basketball professionally.

Not in the NBA, IMO.
He's a big fish in a small pond now, and surrounded by other fairly large fish.Though young yet, they have a long way to go to impress me. Gotta win R1 first. Shoulda been able to do that last year but didn't.


This is a GREAT point leroybla.

Let's punch the brakes just a bit here. Do not forget, these are 2, 16 year old boys. Let them be kids and enjoy this ride. What a great experience for these kids. As a lifelong ND Class B Boys BB fan, I am happy for and proud of them for the opportunities they are granted.

Before we anoint anyone as a professional basketball player, NBA or otherwise, remember, these enormously talented kids got beat by the #7 seed in the Region 1 tournament. They have not made an appearance in the North Dakota Class B Boys Basketball tournament, although a mecca in our state, certainly not a nationwide hotbed for Division 1 or NBA talent. They continue to develop and hone their skills in high school and the AAU circuit, and still have incredible up side. However, life with be different at ANY college, say nothing about the talent rich Power 5 Division 1 level. Life is a proving ground from birth. These 2 have made great strides. Things will only get tougher. Let's be proud of them, but temper the expectations and pressure, while letting them ENJOY THE RIDE!!!!


They don’t need to win Region 1 to go on and be successful. I am letting them enjoy the ride, anyone who has the opportunity should be going to watch them play.


Agree with much of the above. Especially about putting undue pressure on kids who are just trying to enjoy their high school years.

Addressing the bold above: Although I agree with you, one must also believe 1 + 1 + 1 = 3.
6'-6", 6'-8", 6'-10" lineup + arguably best player in state + playing class b = ?



Read the thread above. I was replying to a comment above.

Re: Next Division 1 player

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:42 am
by winner-within
"Undo pressure" in a young (high school, if you will) Athlete, that has inspirations of the next level, comes from Within the Athlete him/herself...these athletes are usually a Cog off of just thinking they will go thru HS "having fun" playing sports, they have FUN playing Sports but they "have" an inner goal also and that is part of what a good Scout (recruiter) also recognizes, just in their play of Sports that they play....and reality is, that a High School extracurricular Sport, is part of where this mentality has to be groomed....

Re: Next Division 1 player

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:35 am
by classB4ever
packers21 wrote:
classB4ever wrote:
packers21 wrote:
They don’t need to win Region 1 to go on and be successful. I am letting them enjoy the ride, anyone who has the opportunity should be going to watch them play.


Agree with much of the above. Especially about putting undue pressure on kids who are just trying to enjoy their high school years.

Addressing the bold above: Although I agree with you, one must also believe 1 + 1 + 1 = 3.
6'-6", 6'-8", 6'-10" lineup + arguably best player in state + playing class b = ?



Read the thread above. I was replying to a comment above.


I did read it and was responding to it. The point: They don't need to win state or R1 to be successful, but with that lineup and talent and playing in class b, shouldn't they? We all know things happen and nothing is for sure, but they will be very, very good.

Re: Next Division 1 player

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:36 pm
by packers21
classB4ever wrote:
packers21 wrote:
classB4ever wrote:
packers21 wrote:
They don’t need to win Region 1 to go on and be successful. I am letting them enjoy the ride, anyone who has the opportunity should be going to watch them play.


Agree with much of the above. Especially about putting undue pressure on kids who are just trying to enjoy their high school years.

Addressing the bold above: Although I agree with you, one must also believe 1 + 1 + 1 = 3.
6'-6", 6'-8", 6'-10" lineup + arguably best player in state + playing class b = ?



Read the thread above. I was replying to a comment above.


I did read it and was responding to it. The point: They don't need to win state or R1 to be successful, but with that lineup and talent and playing in class b, shouldn't they? We all know things happen and nothing is for sure, but they will be very, very good.


Ok.