'14 MA PF - Bonzie Colson Jr. (Notre Dame)

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Re: '14 MA PF - Bonzie Colson Jr. (Offer)

Postby ATPTourFan » 4 years ago

rodfromcranston wrote:I see his father as a plus in recruiting him.
Having seen him a few times, I think he can be a significant contributor.
He's the leading scorer and rebounder on one of the best AAU teams
in the country.
How anyone can say he wouldn't eventually be a starter, is beyond me.
The kid has upped his game every year.
He's a smart player, with a high basketball IQ.
What's not to like?
When did we become Duke, that a kid like this isn't good enough
for our consideration?


That all makes sense. I was just checking to see how his father factored into his recruitment. Sounds like a big positive and a player with good upside.
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Postby Iggy1979 » 4 years ago

I wonder what Bonzie Sr. is doing these days. is he trying to get back into coaching?
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Postby Smokinjimit » 4 years ago

I would think we would have to hire his father to get his son to come here.
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Postby ace » 4 years ago

Smokinjimit wrote:I would think we would have to hire his father to get his son to come here.


Why? Nothing against Bonzie, but at this point, he's not as highly regarded as the 3 guys (including Onyekaba in this) that are coming in this season. Whether he ends up being a good match at URI is largely dependent on who, if anyone, is brought in to fill the two open spots this year.
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Postby BFC » 4 years ago

* A guy that was fun to watch throughout the weekend was Bonzie Colson of BABC. A three-star combo forward, he's got the size of a wing at 6-foot-5 but plays much more of a power forward's game. He is tough around the basket, gets on the glass and plays with great energy. He'll be mid to upper mid level priority.


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Postby Rhodymob05 » 4 years ago

I would pass on this kid, I know hes skilled and his family has history but his HEIGHT will surely be a problem no matter how good. Unless hes DeJuan Blair, He wont do well in a high major school. Maybe he can prove me wrong but "over the back" calls don't exist with rebounds when the guy is 5 inches shorter. He will play against consistent 6'9 to 7'0 players every night.
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Postby rodfromcranston » 4 years ago

Baloney! Ever see him play?
He can play. Period.
He's in the best AAU program around and is playing against other
high quality teams with people bigger than him.
Somehow he's BABC's leading scorer and rebounder.
Leo Papile was the head scout for the Boston Celtics, and he loves Colson's game.
I'll take Papile's opinion over those who never saw Colson play, any day.
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Postby ramster » 4 years ago

In Dallas EYBL this past weekend Bonzie averaged 19 points per game to lead BABC as usual.
Next up will be Minnesota then on to the Peach Jam to play in front of all of the Top College Coaches in the premier EYBL Championship Event.
For Bonzie to be the leading scorer and talent on the BABC Team says a lot.
Definitely would be good to have him at URI.
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Postby rambone 78 » 4 years ago

The kid is what, 16 years old? He's probably still growing, so he'll gain another couple of inches, to 6'7" or so. That's big enough in my book.
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Postby STC » 4 years ago

I've never seen Colson play but from everything I have read he reminds me of Jeff Adrien who was undersized but had a very solid career at UConn. Without having seen him play, I think Colson could fit a similar role in college.

I would definitely like to see Colson in a URI uniform.
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Postby Running Ram » 4 years ago

If for nothing else I'd like to see it happen so I may be able to enjoy the college career of both father and son, It also speaks volumes if a very talented son of a former Ram chooses to come to Rhody. Special things are about to happen for Rhody hoops, BCJ would be wise to attend free and play for Hurley.
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Postby bressler3south » 4 years ago

Rhodymob05: What-the-frap are you writing about?!? "I would pass on this kid, I know hes skilled and his family has history but his HEIGHT will surely be a problem no matter how good. Unless hes DeJuan Blair, He wont do well in a high major school. Maybe he can prove me wrong but "over the back" calls don't exist with rebounds when the guy is 5 inches shorter. He will play against consistent 6'9 to 7'0 players every night."
DO YOU THINK HE'S GOING TO PLAY CENTER?!?!? Hell, you wouldn't have had Tiny Archibald, Calvin Murphy, Spud Webb, Mugsy Bogues, Allen Iverson, et al., on your pick-up teams because they were too small?????
Connie Hawkins? Nah, screw him, he's too skinny!
Dave Cowens? Nah, he's too short to play center!
Ernie DiGregorio? Nah, too short, too slow, too much baby-fat!
Wes Unseld? Nah, too short to play center!
Willis Reed? Nah, screw the '69-'70 TRIPLE MVP SEASON!
Charles Barkley? Nah, too small to rebound over those big fellas!
With your contradictory logic, I'd be > :oops:
TALENTED IS TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!
THE KID HAS SKILLS!
THE KID IS A TALENT!
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Postby Mongo » 4 years ago

What about Antonio Reynolds Dean? He was 6'5 on a good day, ended up being one of my favorite players ever. More than made up for his lack of height with his ability and tenacity. I would take a player like that any day of the week...
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Postby BFC » 4 years ago

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Iowa State and Florida State have recently offered St. Andrew's (RI) 2014 F Bonzie Colson. They join Seton Hall, GW, URI & others.
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Postby Rhodymob05 » 4 years ago

If I'm wrong I'm wrong. I appologize if I insulted anyone. You're right about those players and maybe its true that I don't know how good he is and can be. He wont play center but PF for sure (assuming he doesn't grow) he will still be shorter. How tall do you think the average PF is in the A10? Maybe 6'8 or 6'9 and he definitely wont be at the SF spot. I am under estimating this kid and I won't be throwing myself off the top section of the Ryan center if we get him but I will always be a little skeptical about his height. That is my opinion
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Postby BFC » 4 years ago

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Spoke with Bonzie Colson II tonight. Kid just gets it - confident & determined but in a completely mature & humble way.
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Postby rodfromcranston » 4 years ago

Was told out priorities for 2014 are a SG and a stretch 4, to eventually replace
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Postby Billyboy78 » 4 years ago

rodfromcranston wrote:Was told out priorities for 2014 are a SG and a stretch 4, to eventually replace
Biruta.

Still holding out hope for Jared Terrell. Luke Murray supposedly has a lot of New England recruiting ties. Maybe he can reel him in.
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Postby rodfromcranston » 4 years ago

DJ Foreman is a big target, too.
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Postby Seawrightspostgame » 4 years ago

The recruits are always hyped up. Every year we are getting guys in that are better than what we already have. I usually have not seen them play in person, so I just take it with a grain of salt and hope for the best. I always want to believe we are getting someone special, but I've seen Colson play and he is a college level talent. I am just unsure if he is a piece on a team that will make a Sweet 16.

Again, he is young and does a lot of things well. Hes over 6'5. Legacy. Hope we get him!
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Postby BFC » 4 years ago

FinkelsteinNERR - Bonzie Colson is taking unofficial visits to URI and UConn today according to his father
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Postby bressler3south » 4 years ago

Invited to the "Durant Festivities…………" Bonzie Colson, Jr., is a player. Period.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 4 years ago

I just read somewhere that he's going to DC to visit both GW and Georgetown.
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Postby TruePoint » 4 years ago

The Notre Dame 247 reporter tweeted a couple days ago that Bonzie would cut his list down soon.
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Postby Rhody Guy » 4 years ago

I noticed the update to the profile, but I don't feel like checking all posts to see if anyone has mentioned that he was upgraded to a 4 star on ESPN. When did this happen? I hope we are seriously looking at this kid.
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Pittsburgh and Temple are now showing interest in 2014 BABC (MA) forward Bonzie Colson.
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PF | Bonzie Colson | BABC
18.1 PPG, 56.4 FG%, 79.2 FT%, 6.6 RPG, 2.3 BPG
A typical power forward stands around 6-foot-8 or taller with long arms and peak physical strength. So listed at just 6-foot-6, Bonzie Colson doesn’t live up to your average measurements for a sound forward but that didn’t stop Colson from having a great season. Leading BABC in points (18.1) and rebounds per game (6.6), Colson bolstered the frontcourt all season long for this Peach Jam contender on both ends of the court. Colson also averaged 2.3 blocks per game, making him a fine candidate for the EYBL’s Most Valuable Player.


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PF | Bonzie Colson | BABC
18.1 PPG, 56.4 FG%, 79.2 FT%, 6.6 RPG, 2.3 BPG
A typical power forward stands around 6-foot-8 or taller with long arms and peak physical strength. So listed at just 6-foot-6, Bonzie Colson doesn’t live up to your average measurements for a sound forward but that didn’t stop Colson from having a great season. Leading BABC in points (18.1) and rebounds per game (6.6), Colson bolstered the frontcourt all season long for this Peach Jam contender on both ends of the court. Colson also averaged 2.3 blocks per game, making him a fine candidate for the EYBL’s Most Valuable Player.


http://www.d1circuit.com/news_article/show/266000?referrer_id=790853


My vote goes to Tyus Jones - the kid is amazing. I saw him play last summer with rising Seniors and he was only a rising Junior.
Great recognition for Colson to even be mentioned with this group. I hope he comes to URI.
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Postby bressler3south » 4 years ago

According to Alex Kline: 2014 BABC (MA) PF Bonzie Colson has been offered by Pittsburgh.
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Evan Daniels ‏@EvanDanielsFOX 4h
Bonzie Colson is visiting George Washington today.

Bonzie Colson II ‏@Bacolson35 5h
Unofficials to GW and Georgetown today
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Postby bressler3south » 4 years ago

FYI:
Recruiting News ArticleBack to Recruiting News>>

Terrell & Colson at Durant Skills Academy

June 29th, 2013
New England Recruiting Report






Jared Terrell and Bonzie Colson are both in Washington D.C. this weekend representing New England at Nike's Kevin Durant Skills Academy.

The Durant Skills Academy follows up on Nike's Big Man and Point Guard Skills Academies, which were held in New Jersey last week and hosted by the likes of Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, and Deron Williams.

Terrell and Colson are among the 33 players selected from across the country to participate in three days of skill development and training from the Nike staff, along with their counselors from college basketball.

Colson traveled south a day early in order to take unofficial visits to George Washington and Georgetown. Pittsburgh became the latest school to offer him last week joining the likes of Notre Dame, Iowa State, Seton Hall, and Florida State.

Terrell added offers from Kansas and Florida this spring to a long list that includes the likes of Cincinnati, Connecticut, Marquette, Miami, Providence, St. John's, Temple, and others.
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Bonzie Colson lists Pitt, Florida St, Notre Dame, Iowa St, Georgetown, and Seton Hall as some of the schools he likes at this point #Elite75
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Postby TruePoint » 4 years ago

Where's the loyalty, Bonz?!
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Postby SmartyBarrett » 4 years ago

Kid is blowing up. I still wouldn't count Rhody out yet though.
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Postby bressler3south » 4 years ago

Senior was a team-player, but independent-minded….What's that saying with the apple???? Wouldn't be surprised if he ends up at place like Georgetown -- or-- URI!!! 8-)
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Postby Ramulous » 4 years ago

He should go where he will be happiest........with his body type I don't see him in the NBA in the future.....unless he grows another 5 inches or so before his college days are over.....

...basketball should be secondary to his education and where he may want to live in the future.....

....if his future is in New England he should go to school in New England....
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Postby bressler3south » 4 years ago

Of course his happiness and his education are paramount -- BUT -- how can you say anything about his NBA future/non-future???? Tomorrow? Next year? Etc.,?????????
Hell, he might as well skip all of this and enroll at UMass-Dartmouth or RIC or Endicot or Biddy Basketball:? :o :shock: :oops:
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Postby Ramulous » 4 years ago

Bressler....did you read my qualifiers to my prediction?
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Yes, Ramulous……."……unless…….."
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Corey Pegram ‏@CoreyPegram 8h
Watching Bonzie Colson is fun. This is a 6'4 four man being recruited at the high major level. Elite feel & skill around the lane. Instincts

Dave Telep ‏@DaveTelep 19h
Bonzi Colson. Good basketball player. Will be one of those guys that finds a way.

and while he's undersized for the post at 6-foot-4?, Bonzie Colson is certainly deserving of praise for his toughness and zest for competition.
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Postby Ramulous » 4 years ago

He is shrinking.....just like Rod only at a younger age.....
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Postby rodfromcranston » 4 years ago

Shrinkage? Don't you know about shrinkage?
Yeha, The Bonz has shrunk 3 inches! Better get him to a
specialist, before he becomes a point guard!
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"significant shrinkage "
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Postby adam914 » 4 years ago

I WAS IN THE POOL!!
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