New Rivals ranks has Hassan Diarra up 71 spots to #76 overall in the class of 2020. I concede this means very little outside of increased interest from other teams - just something to read to pass the time until November...
2020 target Tyler Warner of Aquinas in Rochester is planning to go prep after HS. The 6’10” center, who has visited SBU unofficially and was the staff’s guest at last season’s game at Blue Cross Arena, will be in the 2021 class going forward. Buddy, I hope he won’t go to the Wiccan prep school in Salem, MA!
I usually don't like guys reclassifying but this could help Warner. I hope our staff keeps recruiting him. Warner is big-legit 6'10 or more and has some nice post moves and a soft baby hook. However at times his hook wasn't the only thing soft about his game. At that size he should have been capable of dominating. At times he did and other times he would disappear-sometimes within the same game. A bit more aggression on the court and some time with the weights and he will be a real player. I hate to see these guys leave Rochester to prep. It seems like WNY could support its own and play Orangeville, Spire, Kiski, and some of the NE prep schools
After an impressive showing at the @chsaa_NYC team camp 2020 Forward @shemanif has earned five offers from schools such as St. Peter’s, @bonniesmbb , Maryland-Eastern Shore, @griffs_MBB and @umassbasketball
I saw Shemani play with Hayes at Mt St Michael last Feb and beat St Rays for the Archdiocesan ship. He had 17 pts while senior Joe Toussaint had 27. We had offered Toussaint (NYC Top Player) but he chose Iowa in Fall 18.
Shemani is long, has hops and can hit from outside. Plays with emotion.
Here are highlights of the Hayes win. Shemani is #5. It shows him hitting a trey, 3 dunks & a blocked shot.
Questions of the day: Which players are on campus for summer session part deux? Did the unnamed 2020 big visit campus? Kidtrell Blocker? Any others? And finally, any feedback from the Otis Frazier visit?
Frazier's visit, like every visit ever in college basketball recruiting, "went well". Otis II and to the Otis III bud they mostly just to the sit on the dock of the bay and to like the Bonnies close to Cuba Lake Carpie's has good drinks nice view pal.
Not as many players on campus for summer session part deux, but Vasquez will be one. Matt Johnson may be around, too.
Blocker visited Siena with a handful of other City Rocks kids. He's been on our campus before.
Lots of unofficial visitors stealthily visit campus during the summer. Speaking of... remember Suzanne Somers? Whooaaaaaaaaaaaaa baby!