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  1. Christian Jones from East St. Louis, the Mizzou commit. Robert Lewis and Braxton Stacker from Ritter. I think that's it. Miller is from Nashville (5-star, one-and-done type, has a SLU offer), Smith is from Arkansas, Tavion Banks is from KC, Fears from Chicago.
  2. Jeremy Fears from Chicago. Live stats are available with player numbers - super helpful. Kudos to the EYBL for making this so easy.
  3. Kramer and Thames are on with BBE right now against Drive Nation in the first EYBL game of their season. They didn't put much on the stat sheet in the first quarter but they've been solid.
  4. Tyler Bilodeau - PF, 6-8, 190 - Kennewick, WA (Kamiakin) - AAU: Washington Supreme (Under Armour Association) - Twitter: @TylerBilodeau34 Offers: Saint Louis, Boise State. Interest: Stanford, Utah, Washington State, Colorado State, Loyola-Chicago, Drake, Lafayette, South Alabama, Louisiana-Monroe, UC-Davis, Montana, Montana State, Eastern Washington, Idaho, Idaho State, Liberty, Seattle. Latest News: Bilodeau received an offer from SLU. (7/12/21) Scouting Report: Bilodeau is a stretch four who runs the floor like a guard. He can shoot it from beyond the three-point line, beat defenders off the dribble, and is effective with his back to the basket. He has great hands and good length, and rebounds well at both ends. He is the son of former NHL first-round draft pick Brent Bilodeau and WNBA player Cass Bauer, and his cousin is 2021 NFL first round draft pick Payton Turner.
  5. We had SIUC on the schedule and it was bumped to next season. Not sure if that was driven by them or us or both. I assume it'll still be a road game when the series resumes, as that's what it would've been this season.
  6. Looks like Giacoletti is recruiting the PNW. I'll get a profile up soon.
  7. Non-conference schedule, updated: 11/20 vs. Mercer 11/23 vs. Illinois State in Cancun 11/24 vs. Buffalo/SFA in Cancun 11/30 at Boise State 12/18 vs. Auburn 12/22 vs. Drake in Las Vegas TBA vs. Belmont TBA vs. UAB TBA vs. Boston College TBA @ Memphis
  8. Just did a little homework on Belmont and this is a really dangerous game. They scored 81.3 PPG last season with no seniors. The only transfer leaving scored 3.1 PPG. They were 13th nationally in scoring, 3rd in 2P%, 4th in APG, 8th in FG, 14th in FG%, they don't turn it over much, they don't foul much, they make FTs at a good clip - super disciplined team that plays as a collective. The top 6 guys average between 9 and 15 PPG. Only knock is the weak SOS, but teams like Belmont were getting shut out of good games last season with the non-conference schedule scramble. They won the OVC (18-2) and then lost in the conference tournament and didn't get a postseason appearance. They'll be even better this year, even if they take a few more losses early. SLU will need to play its best basketball to win.
  9. No. Still not officially cleared. Needs a waiver from the NCAA.
  10. Was this in the Frank interview or somewhere else? I can't find it anywhere.
  11. Thanks! We also got a clarification on one thing we weren't 100% sure about with the NIL stuff: Basically, I wasn't completely clear on whether players could sell their own personally branded apparel because apparel might cause a conflict with a school's deal with Nike, UA, Adidas, etc. But it appears to be okay.
  12. The full schedule is linked here. And BBE's schedule (all times Central): Tu, 7/13 at 1:00 vs. Drive Nation - Court 2 Wed, 7/14 at 2:30 vs. Team Melo - Court 6 Th, 7/15 at 5:30 vs. Mac Irvin Fire - Court 3/4 Fr, 7/16 at 11:30 vs. New Heights Lightning - Court 5 Sa, 7/17 at 10:00 vs. E1T1 - Court 3/4 Sa, 7/17 at 5:30 vs. NJ Scholars - Court 5 Su, 7/18 at 2:30 vs. Team Why Not - Court 3/4 A few of these other teams have SLU recruits on them so there's some added interest there. Nick Smith is back for BBE, so Kramer and Thames might not see quite the minutes they've had in recent appearances. He's a borderline 5-star guy and had Kentucky and everybody else watching him this weekend.
  13. Another guard, too - this is an unexpected one.
  14. You're violating the number one rule of recruiting. Don't get too attached.
  15. It's kind of a weird one because he did commit to Memphis, sign with Memphis, and go to Memphis. But he did it all early. Then he transferred.
  16. Any SLU assistants at the Under Armour event this weekend in Georgia? We've got recruits on Illinois Wolves (Jalen Quinn), Team Thrill (Christian Moore, Christian Winborne), Gateway (Brian Taylor 17U, Jorden Williams 15U), Pro Skills Nashville (Adam Miller), and KC Run GMC (Braden Appelhans), although I don't know if that last one is participating this session.
  17. Brian is right that Forte is prioritizing Bizjack and Williams and the Southern Assault program currently, which also now features 2022 interest Austin Nunez. There are other TX recruits who might not be playing for that program right now but are close with those players through AAU or HS - guys like Jalen Reed, Jaret Valencia, Wayne Wiggins, Samson Aletan, R.J. Jones, Isaiah Manning, and Amir McMillan. Forte has quickly established SLU as a player within this age group in Texas.
  18. He's looking at a lot of players. It's the Adidas 3SSB Live event in Hoover. Some names already on our lists: 2022 offers: Aaron Lemon-Warren (K-Low Elite; recently reclassified from 2021) Elijah Saunders (Compton Magic) Scotty Washington (Dream Vision) Quion Williams (Southern Assault) 2022 interest: Malcolm Jones (D1 Minnesota) Melian Martinez (Garner Road) Austin Nunez (Southern Assault) Charlie Randall (NY Jayhawks) Joshua Rivera (NY Jayhawks) 2023 offers: Finley Bizjack (Southern Assault) Trevor Smith (Team Loaded VA) 2023 interest: Maki Johnson (Wildcat Select) C.J. Smith (Trae Young Elite) 2024 interest: Travis Perry (Indiana Elite) Micah Robinson (Southern Assault) And there will certainly be new names of interest that come from this, possibly some offers. 3SSB is now the highest level of Adidas AAU and used to be called Gauntlet - equivalent of EYBL for Nike.
  19. I think at least one SLU coach will be in attendance for the JUCO Advocate 48 this weekend in Florida. JUCO Advocate has common ownership with VerbalCommits. Scroll through the JA Twitter feed for an idea of which players will be there (I'm trying to find a complete list in one place but haven't found one yet). If SLU intends to use another scholarship this season, there are some immediately available players there.
  20. Seneca Knight from San Jose State might be one to keep an eye on. Was committed to LSU but reopened his recruitment. More of a wing but at 6-7 could guard a 4 in the A10. Big-time scorer. Phil Forte follows him on Twitter. 2 years of eligibility left.
  21. I think you may be right. He must've gone from third assistant to a higher run on the ladder, I guess. Edited my post.
  22. So in other words, it will be exactly the same way it is now except it might be somewhat more visible?
  23. Why? What are the examples so far of it being a bad thing?
  24. Piggybacking on Brian's comment, I'd say that Forte appeared to be getting his programs in on the 2023 kids as early as possible, and given how few college coaches had been able to see most of them, that SHS and UTRGV were indeed in on them. That said, they've got 2 HS years to play and recruiting has reopened and things evolve. They're hard to keep in the Southland or WAC when the Big XII gets involved. He was recruiting the way those schools have to - get in early and hope to stay involved/get early commitments, find late bloomers, and so forth. So they're not all guys those two schools offered or were recruiting hard, but they're guys who he knew about and liked, and now that he's at SLU he's got a bigger program with more resources to offer them.
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