'17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)

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Re: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (Offer)

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Visiting Grand Canyon.
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Billyboy78 wrote:Visiting Grand Canyon.


and going back:

https://twitter.com/coreyevans_10/statu ... 1660438528
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Re: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (Offer)

Unread postby reckless jake » 1 year ago

He's at Grand Canyon today, per Corey Evans.

I know his older brother plays there, but this seems like his second (or third) unofficial visit. Lol.

There's a post on the VCU recruiting page that states they are no longer recruiting him. It's possible, because they are involved with several other highly rated 2017 PG prospects.
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Re: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (Offer)

Unread postby ace » 1 year ago

Russell announced his final 6: Grand Canyon, La Salle, Rhode Island, Seton Hall, SMU, Western Kentucky
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Per Zags I believe he announced his visit - Sept 8-10.
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https://twitter.com/jkim97/status/768521266076594177

http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/news_ar ... id=2306206


Rhode Island: “I love Coach Hurley,” said Russell. “Rhode Island is a program that is on the come-up so I think their program will help me to become a better overall player,” Russell stated.
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I'm feeling confident we get Daron.....just a gut feeling
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Unread postby reckless jake » 1 year ago

Daron Russell on an official visit to Western Kentucky this weekend.

FYI, URI classes begin on Sept 7th so his visit here will coincide with the first full weekend of students return to campus.
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Re: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (Offer)

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Fats visits this week starting on Thursday. Let's hope we get our first commitment.
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He should be at URI for the Football Game against Albany at 1pm Saturday. Doesn't hurt to have a Football Game going on during the visit.

In addition, 2 of our Linemen are from Russell's Imhotep Charter High School in Philadelphia
Tyrone Barge, a redshirt Freshman Defensive Lineman 6'0 285lbs
Jahmir Ross Johnson, Freshman Offensive Lineman 6'5" 275lbs
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Unread postby twisted3829 » 1 year ago

His official visit starts today, would love a verbal this week/weekend
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We should all show the kid some love by liking this tweet.



Chip Miller
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Daron Russell (@daron_russell), a 2017 point guard from Imhotep Institute (PA), will begin his official visit to Rhode Island today.
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Yeah, he reads them....
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Billyboy78 wrote:We should all show the kid some love by liking this tweet.



Chip Miller
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Daron Russell (@daron_russell), a 2017 point guard from Imhotep Institute (PA), will begin his official visit to Rhode Island today.



https://twitter.com/BLUEChip_Miller/sta ... 2113830912

https://twitter.com/jeffborzello/status ... 0861782016

https://twitter.com/BillKoch25/status/7 ... 7819824128
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Unread postby Mongo » 1 year ago

Any updates on the visit would be very much appreciated.. I hope our guys close the deal this weekend.

I have faith.
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Unread postby Billyboy78 » 1 year ago

He's definitely not committing this weekend.

Richard Obert ‏@azc_obert · 4h4 hours ago
Philly senior PG Daron Russell takes his official to GCU, Sept. 16-18. Will make his decision in early October. Brother is GCU PG DeWayne
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Unread postby CT Rhody » 1 year ago

Any sightings or word how the visit is going?
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Unread postby CT Rhody » 1 year ago

Looks like no commitment on this trip, never a good sign but doesn't mean it's over either obviously. I know we only have two available slots but this class has been really quite from a URI perspective.
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Unread postby Mongo » 1 year ago

Possibly out of respect for his brother's school and still make his official visit, but I really think he'll be a Ram!!

Go Rhody!!!
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Are you basing that on anything or just a gut feeling?
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Unread postby Billyboy78 » 1 year ago

Fatts just followed a girl on twitter who is on the URI women's team. That could be the clincher!
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Mongo wrote:Possibly out of respect for his brother's school and still make his official visit, but I really think he'll be a Ram!!

Go Rhody!!!


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Unread postby reckless jake » 1 year ago

Per a tweet from Josh Verlin, Daron Russell is going to announce his college choice Tuesday, September 20th, at 6 pm.

Go Rhody, Fatts!

The "experts" at 24/7 Hoops basically have it split between SMU and Grand Canyon.
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reckless jake wrote:The "experts" at 24/7 Hoops basically have it split between SMU and Grand Canyon.


If he's announcing tomorrow then he's skipping his SMU visit.
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If he's skipping his SMU visit then I'd assume he's going to Grand Canyon.
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Unread postby ramster » 1 year ago

If we only get 1 recruit this year this is player I would want. He was amazing in the Nike AAU circuit this summer.
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Unread postby CT Rhody » 1 year ago

Hopefully they can land him. Is he the only official visit that we have hosted this year?
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Will it be full meltdown mode if we lose out on a kid to Grand Canyon?
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I don't know if I will melt down, but I cannot fathom why anyone would choose to go to a scam college or why the NCAA even allows them to play.
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Nah no meltdown, we have been through this enough to understand that you can never reason where a 18 year old wants to spend his next four years. Hopefully this works out for us though.
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Unread postby CT Rhody » 1 year ago

Word on the Lasalle board is "the word on the street is that it's URI". Can't figure out what that is based on though so it could be nothing. Good to see regardless.
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Unread postby Billyboy78 » 1 year ago

His brother is the starting PG at GCU and is a senior. He might want to follow in his brother's footsteps. His brother even tweeted about Fatts' visit to GCU.

ZERO ‏@DeweezyRussell · Sep 15

Lil bro on his official visit this weekend y'all gotta help me show him a good time #gcu #lopesup @daron_russell
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He might, or he might want to chart his own course.
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Unread postby CT Rhody » 1 year ago

We are on the board at 247 sports with Russell. National writter Corey Evans has us being the pick tomorrow night.

http://247sports.com/PlayerInstitution/ ... redictions
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Unread postby CT Rhody » 1 year ago

Corey Evans on Twitter said his prediction has both inside knowledge and an educated guess behind it for whatever that's worth.
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Unread postby ramster » 1 year ago

I've seen Russell play a couple times and trust me I'd take him as the only recruit this year if that meant I could only have one player.

Interesting article on GCU from March. Actually this will be the first seaso, in 2017, that GCU will be eligible to play in the NCAA tournament - the first time since moving up to D1 from the NAIA ranks.
They play Duke and Penn State on the road prior to our seeing those two teams in Connecticut - I hope it's Duke we see. Will be interesting to see how GCU does in those two games.

Praying that we get goods news on Russell!

http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/c ... /82560778/
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CT Rhody wrote:Corey Evans on Twitter said his prediction has both inside knowledge and an educated guess behind it for whatever that's worth.


I always like when a guy predicts us the day before the announcement to. It may mean nothing, but making the prediction that close to the announcement makes me think he knows something.
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Unread postby CT Rhody » 1 year ago

We are now the favorite for him with another analyst changing his prediction to URI.
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Unread postby Billyboy78 » 1 year ago

Evans said URI was one of the top picks. One of the 247 guys also picked GCU today. They guess just like we do. I'm confident but not getting my hopes up either.
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https://twitter.com/BLUEChip_Miller/sta ... 5706340352

So it is supposedly a Final 4 of URI, Grand Canyon, LaSalle and Seton Hall.

Seton Hall would be a surprise since Zags wrote a lengthy article on them yesterday and mentions Fatts' decision at the bottom but doesn't link the two:
https://www.sny.tv/college-recruiting/n ... /202227968
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DARON RUSSELL POISED TO ANNOUNCE

Daron "Fatts" Russell, the 5-10 point guard from Imhotep Institute in Philadelphia, will announce his college choice at 6 p.m. on Tuesday (today).

Russell is expected to choose from among Rhode Island, La Salle, Grand Canyon and Seton Hall. He also considered Western Kentucky and SMU.

He visited Grand Canyon this past weekend and has also tripped to Western Kentucky, Rhode Island and La Salle.


https://www.sny.tv/college-recruiting/n ... /202351932
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FWIW, the guy on 247 who picked GCU yesterday switched to URI today.
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Unread postby Billyboy78 » 1 year ago

Not to be negative, but I think it's going to be GCU.
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Unread postby CT Rhody » 1 year ago

Billyboy78 wrote:Not to be negative, but I think it's going to be GCU.


Why do you say that?
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Unread postby ramster » 1 year ago

If Russell picks URI in 15 minutes I'll be elated. Won't matter to me if he ends up being our only 2017 recruit he is that good. Any more recruits will be icing in the cake.
Good dribbler
Sees the court very, very well
Never gets rattled
Excellent shooter
Excellent passer
High b-ball IQ
Gets others involved
Confident
Shined in Nike AAU last summer clearly establishing himself among the elite players

Fingers crossed. I really think he becomes a Rhody Ram. Stays on one East Coast and joins a fast improving URI Rams organization. Would be a great choice :D :D :D :D
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Rhody!!!
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