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UNI 2018 4* PG AJ Green

Postby BCPanther » August 11th, 2017, 1:23 pm

UNI gets most heralded recruit in program history.

6-3 175 PG AJ Green from Cedar Falls.

Consensus Top 100 recruit and as high as the 60s in some readings. Unreal feel for the game, tremendous shooter with Ellie pull up game.

UNI is absolutely loaded going forward.
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Re: UNI 2018 4* PG AJ Green

Postby Red » August 11th, 2017, 2:29 pm

The recruiting rankings like him a lot. I'm a little surprised he didn't have more BCS offers. Did Iowa ever offer?
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Re: UNI 2018 4* PG AJ Green

Postby BCPanther » August 11th, 2017, 3:07 pm

Red wrote:The recruiting rankings like him a lot. I'm a little surprised he didn't have more BCS offers. Did Iowa ever offer?


Gentlemen's agreement. Jake and Fran get along really well and Fran didn't recruit AJ and Jake didn't/won't recruit Fran's boys.

He was light on offers because a lot of teams thought UNI was a foregone conclusion. It wasn't.
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Re: UNI 2018 4* PG AJ Green

Postby uniftw » August 11th, 2017, 3:19 pm

Red wrote:The recruiting rankings like him a lot. I'm a little surprised he didn't have more BCS offers. Did Iowa ever offer?

Both him, and his father, said that schools told him they were hesitant to offer because they/everyone just assumed it was a forgone conclusion he wasn't leaving town. As his stock went it up it was clear that the only type of program that was going to pull him out of Cedar Falls was a blue blood type school. No one else really tried to fight too hard. UVA, Iowa State and Clemson all tried but over the last two weeks saw the writing on the wall and accepted what was going to happen

There was an article a few weeks back that really focused on that point when he said he'd decide by the time school started. The guy did some research and found guys with similar rankings/AAU numbers generally had 20-30 offers. AJ finished at 8
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Re: UNI 2018 4* PG AJ Green

Postby DUBulldog » August 11th, 2017, 4:16 pm

Very good (if unsurprising) get for UNI. Not often that you see a top-100 kid go to an MVC school directly out of high school.
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Re: UNI 2018 4* PG AJ Green

Postby BEARZ77 » August 12th, 2017, 8:35 am

By all accounts a very good get for UNI; looks like a prototypical Jake guy on tape. smart, good shooter. Perhaps shiftier with the ball than you'd suspect. UNI should be well covered at pg with him and last years frosh starter.
That said, not quite sure I agree with the "absolutely loaded going forward" assessment. As with any team, we have to see how some of the newer players develop in the next few seasons, but they need some playmakers to emerge in their sophomore and junior classes.
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Re: UNI 2018 4* PG AJ Green

Postby BCPanther » August 12th, 2017, 8:43 pm

BEARZ77 wrote:By all accounts a very good get for UNI; looks like a prototypical Jake guy on tape. smart, good shooter. Perhaps shiftier with the ball than you'd suspect. UNI should be well covered at pg with him and last years frosh starter.
That said, not quite sure I agree with the "absolutely loaded going forward" assessment. As with any team, we have to see how some of the newer players develop in the next few seasons, but they need some playmakers to emerge in their sophomore and junior classes.


You'll see Juwan McCloud a year older. Tywhon Pickford was the best prospect in Minnesota until a knee injury between his Sophomore and Junior years and had Izzo sniffing around at the end. Austin Phyfe is going to be an outstanding center that will redshirt this year per his father's request so that he can have an age 23 season instead of an age 19 season.

The train is about to really start rolling in Cedar Falls
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Re: UNI 2018 4* PG AJ Green

Postby Stickboy46 » August 13th, 2017, 4:07 pm

BCPanther wrote:
The train is about to really start rolling in Cedar Falls


The PRESEASON Hype train never stops in Cedar Falls.
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Re: UNI 2018 4* PG AJ Green

Postby ohnewby » August 14th, 2017, 10:11 am

Green is actually a higher ranked recruit than Shamet. Hopefully not injury prone, either!
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Re: UNI 2018 4* PG AJ Green

Postby BEARZ77 » August 14th, 2017, 12:15 pm

ohnewby wrote:Green is actually a higher ranked recruit than Shamet. Hopefully not injury prone, either!

Hard to tell, Shamet was an across the board 4 star; I noticed after this summer Green was upgraded on Rivals from a 3 to a 4 , so he's right there as far as rankings now.
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Re: UNI 2018 4* PG AJ Green

Postby Stickboy46 » August 14th, 2017, 12:24 pm

ohnewby wrote:Green is actually a higher ranked recruit than Shamet. Hopefully not injury prone, either!


Depends on who you look at ..

Either way .. Frankamp was a higher rated recruit than Shamet. I don't know very many people that would take Frankamp over Shamet at this point though.
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Re: UNI 2018 4* PG AJ Green

Postby uniftw » August 14th, 2017, 2:43 pm

Stickboy46 wrote:
ohnewby wrote:Green is actually a higher ranked recruit than Shamet. Hopefully not injury prone, either!


Depends on who you look at ..

Either way .. Frankamp was a higher rated recruit than Shamet. I don't know very many people that would take Frankamp over Shamet at this point though.

Green is a
4* on Rivals 91st overall in the country
4* on Scout 69th overall 13th rated PG in the country 2nd PG in the MW
4* on 247 76th overall 15th rated PG nationally and 2nd in the MW

Landry was
4* on rivals 88th overall
3* on Scout - 65th SG nationally, 36th in MW
3* on 247 - 170th nationally - 48th SG

Conner was a
4* on rivals - 34th nationally
4* on Scout - 46th nationally - 10th in his position nationally - 7th regionally
4* on 247 - 43rd nationally - 12th positional
I have no idea how that translates though. Things are so hard to compare.
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