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Class of 2020 recruiting visits (first post updated)

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W Trey Hall unofficial visit 12/27 FGCU game

Dyondre Dominguez 2017 URI Elite Camp
Bensley Joseph 2017 URI Elite Camp
Enoch Cheeks 2017 URI Elite Camp
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Rhody74 wrote:https://twitter.com/XEliteBasketbal/status/946181147389779968

If anybody saw a really big kid, that was him. Big, strong and talented. I'm guessing he would have been sitting with Dana.
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Lol does anyone ever remember a time when URI was recruiting and taking visits for high profile kids 3 classes out??
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Blue Man wrote:Lol does anyone ever remember a time when URI was recruiting and taking visits for high profile kids 3 classes out??


No Blue Man, this has never happened before at URI.
Jim Harrick. He was strong on the recruiting trail but not so much with underclassmen. He went for Seniors in HS or Transfers. He recruited many players who were at one time or another in the Top 100. Lamar Odom was the National Player of the Year in HS, Luther Clay (transferred from Purdue), Tavorris Bell, Zach Marbury, Brian Woodward, Tiger Womack (transferred from LSU), Tip Vinson, Ed Brown, Preston Murphy, Tory Jefferson, Mark Treadwell........some big names we were associated with but lost out on, some when Harrick announced leaving for Georgia were Jason Kapono (UCLA/NBA), Josh Kroenke (Missouri), Rico Harris (Cal State Northridge,Harlem Globetrotters), Jabari Smith (LSU, NBA), Ivan Kartelo (Notre Dame),

Years between Jim Harrick and Dan Hurley. Many recruits committed in April to June of their Senior years.
I used to say that Baron should be recruiting higher rated players, especially considering he had the Ryan Center brand, spanking new.
Posters here always challenged me and asked why would a player come to URI when the same player could go to UCONN or Boston College or other higher ranked schools? Most did not think URI could ever land a Top 100 players. Harrick had URI as the strongest team in New England.
I used to try to find info on Baron's recruits and often came up empty or with very little. Things are different now in the info world, but not all that different.

Dan Hurley has built the recruiting program stronger in each of his 5 years.
He is now recruiting players in Soph and Jr years as well and Seniors before they play their Senior Year.
Last year and this year Dan Hurley inked the Class by November - prior to the start of the HS season.
Hurley has proven he can go head to head with UCONN, UMASS, BC and PC in New England and he can recruit against the Top programs in the country as we have seen in Jermaine Harris picking URI over Xavier.
Love what is doing in Recruiting!!
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ramster wrote:
Blue Man wrote:Lol does anyone ever remember a time when URI was recruiting and taking visits for high profile kids 3 classes out??


No Blue Man, this has never happened before at URI.
Jim Harrick. He was strong on the recruiting trail but not so much with underclassmen. He went for Seniors in HS or Transfers. He recruited many players who were at one time or another in the Top 100. Lamar Odom was the National Player of the Year in HS, Luther Clay (transferred from Purdue), Tavorris Bell, Zach Marbury, Brian Woodward, Tiger Womack (transferred from LSU), Tip Vinson, Ed Brown, Preston Murphy, Tory Jefferson, Mark Treadwell........some big names we were associated with but lost out on, some when Harrick announced leaving for Georgia were Jason Kapono (UCLA/NBA), Josh Kroenke (Missouri), Rico Harris (Cal State Northridge,Harlem Globetrotters), Jabari Smith (LSU, NBA), Ivan Kartelo (Notre Dame),

Years between Jim Harrick and Dan Hurley. Many recruits committed in April to June of their Senior years.
I used to say that Baron should be recruiting higher rated players, especially considering he had the Ryan Center brand, spanking new.
Posters here always challenged me and asked why would a player come to URI when the same player could go to UCONN or Boston College or other higher ranked schools? Most did not think URI could ever land a Top 100 players. Harrick had URI as the strongest team in New England.
I used to try to find info on Baron's recruits and often came up empty or with very little. Things are different now in the info world, but not all that different.

Dan Hurley has built the recruiting program stronger in each of his 5 years.
He is now recruiting players in Soph and Jr years as well and Seniors before they play their Senior Year.
Last year and this year Dan Hurley inked the Class by November - prior to the start of the HS season.
Hurley has proven he can go head to head with UCONN, UMASS, BC and PC in New England and he can recruit against the Top programs in the country as we have seen in Jermaine Harris picking URI over Xavier.
Love what is doing in Recruiting!!


Just for clarification, both Luther Clay and Preston Murphy were brought in by Al Skinner. Additionally, Rico Harris and Jabari Smith opted to attend other schools after the Elite 8 run in '98.

Regardless, your point still stands, current recruiting is different than anything we've seen in the past. However, I wonder if Harrick would have had the same recruiting plan if he was coaching in the current NCAA climate. With there being so much more information out there about recruiting and there being a lot more visibility on recruits, I wonder if Harrick would have ultimately found that he needed to adjust his recruiting philosophy and start recruiting players earlier in their high school career.
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Shaolin Swat wrote:
ramster wrote:
Blue Man wrote:Lol does anyone ever remember a time when URI was recruiting and taking visits for high profile kids 3 classes out??


No Blue Man, this has never happened before at URI.
Jim Harrick. He was strong on the recruiting trail but not so much with underclassmen. He went for Seniors in HS or Transfers. He recruited many players who were at one time or another in the Top 100. Lamar Odom was the National Player of the Year in HS, Luther Clay (transferred from Purdue), Tavorris Bell, Zach Marbury, Brian Woodward, Tiger Womack (transferred from LSU), Tip Vinson, Ed Brown, Preston Murphy, Tory Jefferson, Mark Treadwell........some big names we were associated with but lost out on, some when Harrick announced leaving for Georgia were Jason Kapono (UCLA/NBA), Josh Kroenke (Missouri), Rico Harris (Cal State Northridge,Harlem Globetrotters), Jabari Smith (LSU, NBA), Ivan Kartelo (Notre Dame),

Years between Jim Harrick and Dan Hurley. Many recruits committed in April to June of their Senior years.
I used to say that Baron should be recruiting higher rated players, especially considering he had the Ryan Center brand, spanking new.
Posters here always challenged me and asked why would a player come to URI when the same player could go to UCONN or Boston College or other higher ranked schools? Most did not think URI could ever land a Top 100 players. Harrick had URI as the strongest team in New England.
I used to try to find info on Baron's recruits and often came up empty or with very little. Things are different now in the info world, but not all that different.

Dan Hurley has built the recruiting program stronger in each of his 5 years.
He is now recruiting players in Soph and Jr years as well and Seniors before they play their Senior Year.
Last year and this year Dan Hurley inked the Class by November - prior to the start of the HS season.
Hurley has proven he can go head to head with UCONN, UMASS, BC and PC in New England and he can recruit against the Top programs in the country as we have seen in Jermaine Harris picking URI over Xavier.
Love what is doing in Recruiting!!


Just for clarification, both Luther Clay and Preston Murphy were brought in by Al Skinner. Additionally, Rico Harris and Jabari Smith opted to attend other schools after the Elite 8 run in '98.

Regardless, your point still stands, current recruiting is different than anything we've seen in the past. However, I wonder if Harrick would have had the same recruiting plan if he was coaching in the current NCAA climate. With there being so much more information out there about recruiting and there being a lot more visibility on recruits, I wonder if Harrick would have ultimately found that he needed to adjust his recruiting philosophy and start recruiting players earlier in their high school career.


Thanks for the clarifications. I did not mean to indicate that Rico Harris or Jabari Smith left URI in the lurch when Harrick chose to go to Georgia. I still remember the disappointment when those two guys did not select URI. I am trying to show the high level of recruit that Harrick aimed for. Nothing like any other Head Coach we have had at URI. I would not be surprised to see Hurley recruiting at least a couple of Top 25 level players if he remains at URI for the long haul. Every year the level of player he goes after tends to be a higher level than the previous year.

For sure Harrick would have adjusted. Today the internet communicates information about recruits instantly. AAU and Showcase Tournaments have grown by leaps and bounds with kids playing all summer long in front of College Coaches. Kids now going to High Schools and Prep Schools that do traveling to Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Tournaments. There are Tournaments this MLK Day whereby Teams will travel fairly long distances. Actually makes things easier on the Coaching Staffs whereby they can see these recruits playing against outstanding competition. In the old days the Top 100 type players did not do this traveling and often played against inferior competition - Coaches had to go to single games whereas today they can see many kids in one weekend trip. Nothing emulates this like the EYBL Nike Peach Jam and the 4 Tournaments leading up to the Peach Jam. Then have Under Armor and Adidas Gauntlet. Plus HS and AAU Games streamed live for all to see. It is much different, better in some ways. But the likelihood of a Jimmy Walker, Sly Williams or Marvin Barnes being only regionally recruited is much less. The big P5 schools would have been all over those 3 guys.
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https://247sports.com/college/rhode-isl ... all/Offers

Check out the numbers of the guys we are recruiting for the class of 2020 on 247 sports.
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KevanBoyles wrote:https://247sports.com/college/rhode-island/Season/2020-Basketball/Offers

Check out the numbers of the guys we are recruiting for the class of 2020 on 247 sports.

I'm not sure how reliable 247 is. If you look at 2018, they still have us as the favorite to land Amir Harris. I'm pretty sure that's not the case.
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I agree but It’s interesting to note.
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KevanBoyles wrote:I agree but It’s interesting to note.

Definitely. We are now going after a higher level of recruits. Now that we've landed Jermaine Harris, hopefully the flood gates open.
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Unread postby TruePoint » 1 week ago

247 is the best recruiting site (not that they are perfect, but they are the best national site). They may not have super attention to detail with a kid that is not in their top-247 or something, or when it comes to Amir Harris they may just be waiting for more information to come as far as who he is now involved with before they update.

Not to say that 247 doesnt make mistakes, but if any site is reliable it is probably them. They have a big budget and college recruiting for football and basketball are the main things they do.
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TruePoint wrote:247 is the best recruiting site (not that they are perfect, but they are the best national site). They may not have super attention to detail with a kid that is not in their top-247 or something, or when it comes to Amir Harris they may just be waiting for more information to come as far as who he is now involved with before they update.

Not to say that 247 doesnt make mistakes, but if any site is reliable it is probably them. They have a big budget and college recruiting for football and basketball are the main things they do.

They need to add Terrence Clarke for 2021. He's probably the highest rated recruit we've offered since Lamar.
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