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  1. Wow, that's interesting. Good for Tate. Did he add whether they're looking for another assistant or are promoting a grad assistant?
  2. A lot of Mizzou fans thought Thames would be an NBA player and lead them to glory. They went 14-0 in the Big 8 his freshman year as he averaged 12.2 and 7.1. Then while running during a an offseason workout, he blew out his knee. The next season is when Mizzou lost that heartbreaker in the second round to eventual champ UCLA on Tyus Edney's layup. Thames came back for three more seasons, was incredibly consistent, but never made a big jump in production or made the NBA and most think it's because of his knee. Mizzou made the NIT twice in his last three seasons but never made it back to the NCAA Tournament. The younger Thames is a guard, whereas his dad was a power forward. Much different game. But if he continues to grow and develop he's a pretty intriguing prospect.
  3. Kellen Thames - G, 6-3, 175 - Maryland Heights, MO (Pattonville) - AAU: Brad Beal Elite (Nike EYBL) Offers: None Interest: Saint Louis, Missouri. Latest News: SLU and Mizzou reached out to Thames. (7/2/20) Scouting Report: Thames is a growing combo guard who thrives in transition. He has a quick first step, gets to the rim through traffic, and finishes. He can also shoot the three but needs to become more consistent with it. He has nice handles and passing ability. He plays with a high motor and is aggressive at both ends. He was Pattonville's leading scorer as a sophomore, averaging 18.5 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.5 APG, and 1.6 SPG with a slashline of .459/.298/.696. He is the son of former Mizzou player Kelly Thames. -A few weeks ago, he said he had some "low major and D-II" schools calling but I'm not sure which ones. Then Mizzou and SLU reached out. He doesn't have a Twitter account as far as I can tell. His dad is about 6-7 or 6-8, so Kellen might still have some growing to do.
  4. Former Mizzou player Kelly Thames' son. Kelly is the coach at Pattonville. Had a strong sophomore season. More details soon.
  5. Zagsblog post on recent offer Anthony Black. Key part: Saint Louis: “Coach [Ford] Stuen, he was actually one of the first coaches that reached out to me when they could. We’ve been on the phone multiple times. He’s a good dude. He keeps checking in and said he’s been watching my games.” Of the schools that have offered Black, Texas-Arlington and Saint Louis are the only two schools without a football program. “I’m looking at the relationships with the coaches,” Black said. “Who are they recruiting in my class with me? Development, when I get there, are they going to be able to develop me and help me become a pro and take my game to the next level.” Black says that, at the moment, he does not prefer playing one sport over the other and is confident he could play both football and basketball in college. “If the right school gives me the opportunity, then I think I could,” he said. Black also competes in track and field (high jump, triple jump). Black’s father, Terry, was a former basketball standout at Baylor. “I want to visit all the Texas schools, like Texas, Texas Tech, probably Baylor too,” Black said. “I’ve been talking with the coaches there. I haven’t really talked to A&M yet, but all the other Texas schools pretty much.” Black also broke down his game for ZAGSBLOG: “I like to play good defense, go after rebounds, play in transition and make a play for my teammates,” he said. “In the half court set, I like to go by my defender and see what I can do at the next level, either put it up or kick it out. I like coming off ball screens to shoot and attack.”
  6. Confirmed: Rowan Brumbaugh does not have an offer.
  7. Wow, I think you're right. Not just VerbalCommits, but New England Recruiting Report and a New England-based basketball scout also reported it as a SLU offer for Brumbaugh. After seeing three credible sources saying he got one, I didn't even look that closely at the original tweet from NMH. I'll reply to the tweets to clarify and put him on the interest list in the meantime.
  8. Avery Brown - PG, 6-3, 175 - Beacon Falls, CT (Northfield Mount Hermon, MA) - AAU: PSA Cardinals (Nike EYBL) - Twitter: @_averybrown3 Offers: Saint Louis, Massachusetts, St. John's, Penn State, Penn, Yale, Columbia, Brown, Siena, Fairfield, Holy Cross, Towson, South Dakota, Howard. Interest: Dayton, Providence, Louisville, Ohio State, Indiana, Kansas State, Georgia, Stanford, Arizona State, California, Connecticut, Tulsa, Rice, Elon, James Madison, Mount St. Mary's, Bryant, Stetson. Latest News: Brown received offers from SLU and St. John's. (7/1/20) Scouting Report: Brown is a tough, smart, skilled, do-it-all point guard. He has excellent handles and finishes well with either hand. He scores on all three levels. He's strong, quick, fast in the open court, controls the pace of the game, and handles pressure. He's got great vision and passing ability. Rowan Brumbaugh - PG, 6-3, 178 - Washington, DC (Northfield Mount Hermon, MA) - AAU: District Basketball Club - Twitter: @BrumbaughRowan Offers: Saint Louis, Richmond, Brown, Fairfield, Southern Utah, Bryant. Interest: Davidson, Georgetown, Seton Hall, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, West Virginia, Stanford, Air Force, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, Columbia, Middle Tennessee, VMI, Boston, Holy Cross, Lafayette, James Madison, Mount St. Mary's. Latest News: Brumbaugh received offers from SLU and Brown. (7/1/20) Scouting Report: Brumbaugh is a combo guard with a broad skill set. He has a quick release on his short and good range. He's smart, has a great feel for the game, sees the floor well, and finds his teammates. He's efficient and plays well in the pick and roll. -I'll update these with rankings soon because I think Brown is nationally ranked. They're the backcourt for NMH and they both can play lead guard and score.
  9. And a PG named Rowan Brumbaugh from the same school. Bios for both coming shortly.
  10. Confirmed on campus: French, Goodwin, Collins, Hargrove, Jimerson, Bell, Jacobs, Strickland, Perkins, Thatch. Confirmed not on campus: Lorentsson, Linssen. Unconfirmed: Okoro. Based on recent Instagram stories, it seems like Okoro isn't there yet. With no plans to play this season, anyway, I'm not worried about it.
  11. Adante Holiman - PG, 5-8, 160 - McAlester, OK (McAlester) - AAU: Team Griffin (Nike EYBL) - Twitter: @TeHoliman Offers: None. Interest: Saint Louis, Creighton, Nebraska, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas A&M, Missouri, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, SMU, Tulsa, UNLV, Colorado State, Wyoming, Boise State, San Diego, Valparaiso, Drake, Rice, Texas-San Antonio, Akron, Ball State, Troy, Sam Houston State, UC-San Diego, Denver, Western Illinois, Oral Roberts, New Hampshire, Bryant, Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Howard, North Carolina Central. Latest News: Holiman has heard from Denver, UTSA, Oral Roberts, Akron, NC Central, New Hampshire, Howard, UNLV, and Colorado State recently. (6/30/20) Scouting Report: Holiman is a small but natural point guard. He has excellent handles and quickness, beats defenders off the dribble, and finishes at the rim with either hand. He can shoot with range. He makes plays for his teammates and gets after it defensively. He has an incredible work ethic and competitive streak. As a sophomore, he averaged 30 PPG, 4 RPG, 4 APG, and 3 SPG and went 52% from the field and 37% from 3. His father is the head coach for his HS team. -It's unusual to see a guy with this much interest at all levels and no offers yet. He's a coach's kid, been playing since he was 4, and is in the gym everyday at 5 am. He's in a small town that makes a triangle with Tulsa and OKC and is 90+ minutes from each, so maybe he's a little farther out there than most. But he runs with Team Griffin on the EYBL circuit so he's certainly gotten on a lot of radars that way.
  12. I believe the event was called the Texas Hoops Great American Shootout. Texas Hoops is a regional Rivals affiliate. The previous weekend, he played in the Dallas Showtyme Tournament XIV. Dallas Showtyme is an independent AAU program, which I think is the key here. With the big shoe companies cancelling their spring and summer seasons, it's up to independent organizations to decide whether to hold events. I can't confirm that we had someone in attendance but I'm guessing Stuen was probably there. He started following Black on Twitter, along with Scotty Washington (another recent 2022 offer), Adante Holiman (2022 player, no offer), and a couple AAU people/programs. If he wasn't in person, I'm wondering if these scattered events are allowing coaches to watch online. Washington showed out at the Fullcourt Press/Pangos Best of SoCal event this past weekend. Holiman plays for Oklahoma-based Team Griffin, which held a training camp event over the weekend. A lot of AAU teams have done this in recent weeks to get their guys some looks. I'll get a profile up for Holiman soon.
  13. This. Also, we offered in early May so he's one of the more recent offers. He mentioned us to a recent interviewer as being involved but it's hard to say what level a priority he was.
  14. Thanks! Profile updated. Platt follows every recruit on Twitter. So does Chester Frazier at VT.
  15. Anthony Black - PG, 6-5, 180 - Coppell, TX (Coppell) - AAU: 3D Empire - Twitter: @AnthonyBlack24_ Offers: Saint Louis, Texas, Texas Tech, TCU, Old Dominion, North Texas, Texas-Arlington. Interest: VCU, Butler, Creighton, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas A&M, Colorado, Houston, Temple, Tulsa, SMU, East Carolina, Utah State, Boise State, Loyola-Chicago, Texas-El Paso, Louisiana Tech, Rice, Marshall, Toledo, Milwaukee, IUPUI, Louisiana, Georgia State, Texas State, Georgia Southern, Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston State, Incarnate Word, Iona, UC-Riverside, Cal State-Fullerton, North Dakota, Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Liberty, Texas Southern. Latest News: Black received offers from SLU, Texas, Texas Tech, and TCU. (6/29/20) Scouting Report: Black is a confident, athletic guard with a great feel for the game. He gets to the rim to score but has nice touch on his jumper from anywhere. He has great handles and vision and finds his teammates everywhere. He's got a smooth game and plays at his own pace. He plays three sports and is also a D-I prospect in football (WR) and track (high jump, triple jump). His father, Terry, played basketball at Baylor. -SLU was one of several offers over the weekend after he was awesome at an event. When you have a Texas-based player get offered by Texas, TCU, and Texas Tech that same weekend, we seem like the one bound to get lost in the shuffle. He's an unusual recruit because he also has 10+ D-I football offers, about half from power conferences. He said he'd love to play both if a school was willing but hasn't said for sure which sport he'll go with if he only plays one in college. He's a track star, too, in the jump events but won't pursue that after HS. His dad played at Baylor about 20 years ago and he spent the first several years of his life in Germany while he was playing pro, even learning to speak German before English.
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