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Best Recruiting Class in History ?

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Yes, best recruiting class in history. Tomorrow will push it higher with Adams.
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On paper, it might be. I remember '76 with Sly Williams and Jimmy Wright. Who else was with them? Silk and Tommy(although Tommy wasn't highly ranked, he almost played football at URI) in '84. Who else was with them? I have to think about this. The fact that we're probably going to get 5 very good players most likely makes it the best on paper.
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Does espn have us ranked in top 25 recruiting class yet?
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I wanna say yes although I’ve only been old enough to watch Uri since 1998 but we’ll see how they turn out.
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Well we just recruited a top 20 starting line up. Ya think?
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DC_Rams wrote:Does espn have us ranked in top 25 recruiting class yet?


247 has URI 24th.
https://247sports.com/Season/2018-Baske ... amRankings
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I saw, but what about espn?
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DC_Rams wrote:I saw, but what about espn?


They haven't updated since June
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The Tyson Wheeler, ARD class ('94)was pretty good as was the Jiggy Williamson, Stanley Wright, Wilds, Soares ('74). I go back to the early 70s. You'd have to ask Rod about the 60s, and maybe Neil for before that.
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This ranks right up there imo but we'll see how it all pans outs over the next few years.....I do expect this to keep us on top of the A10 for a while.....

Will they all become good to great college players? Some will for sure I think. Hopefully all of them.
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I'm wondering if 1 or 2 of them declare early.
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It's our best class, quantity has something to do with it. There were no rankings back in day so apples and oranges.

None of these kids are declare early potential, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
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Silk Owens came in with Garrick.
Kenny Green and John Evans came the following season.
1962 saw Steve Chubin, Denny McGovern and Frank Nightingale.
Two career 20 points a game scorers and a 3 year starting center.
As BAR said, the class size makes this cycle potentially the best
in modern times.
However, remember the Fab 5, under CFL, and all the hype, with McCoy, Powell, and some others who
nobody remembers?
Let's give the 2018 class room to grow, and take a deep breath, before we start on early
declaration stuff before they've played a single second here..
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rodfromcranston wrote:Silk Owens came in with Garrick.
Kenny Green and John Evans came the following season.
1962 saw Steve Chubin, Denny McGovern and Frank Nightingale.
Two career 20 points a game scorers and a 3 year starting center.
As BAR said, the class size makes this cycle potentially the best
in modern times.
However, remember the Fab 5, under CFL, and all the hype, with McCoy, Powell, and some others who
nobody remembers?
Let's give the 2018 class room to grow, and take a deep breath, before we start on early
declaration stuff before they've played a single second here..

Agreed, Rod.

The one caveat about that “fab five” was that it was a lot of internal hype, certainly didn’t look like this.

I think on paper though, especially with Adams, it’s fair to say this is the best ever.

Also, wild that people were worried as recently as 3 weeks ago. What a difference a month makes.
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Unread postby DeanDome88 » 1 month ago

Let's let these guys enjoy their college careers before we start trying to compare. URI has had a lot of recruiting classes with a couple of great college players. This should be fun next year a team with 13 A-10 level players on the roster. I am nowhere near ready to write off the two big Mike's recruited last year.
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Blue Man wrote:
rodfromcranston wrote:Silk Owens came in with Garrick.
Kenny Green and John Evans came the following season.
1962 saw Steve Chubin, Denny McGovern and Frank Nightingale.
Two career 20 points a game scorers and a 3 year starting center.
As BAR said, the class size makes this cycle potentially the best
in modern times.
However, remember the Fab 5, under CFL, and all the hype, with McCoy, Powell, and some others who
nobody remembers?
Let's give the 2018 class room to grow, and take a deep breath, before we start on early
declaration stuff before they've played a single second here..

Agreed, Rod.

The one caveat about that “fab five” was that it was a lot of internal hype, certainly didn’t look like this.

I think on paper though, especially with Adams, it’s fair to say this is the best ever.

Also, wild that people were worried as recently as 3 weeks ago. What a difference a month makes.



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Unread postby PeterRamTime » 1 month ago

If Harrick had stayed wouldn't we have gotten a class with some McDonald's all Americans?
Like Jason Kapono and others?
I remember somebody talking about this at some point.
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PeterRamTime wrote:If Harrick had stayed wouldn't we have gotten a class with some McDonald's all Americans?
Like Jason Kapono and others?
I remember somebody talking about this at some point.

Yes, and what's amazing is that he was recruiting these high profile guys to play in Keaney Gym.
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bigappleram wrote:It's our best class, quantity has something to do with it. There were no rankings back in day so apples and oranges.

None of these kids are declare early potential, let's not get ahead of ourselves.

I misspoke. I really meant it wouldn't be unusual if all 5 didn't make through all 4 years of eligibility. Injury, transfer and, maybe, early declaration. But you're right, way too early to discuss that. My poi t was balancin classes will happen nsturally.
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Unread postby CT Rhody » 1 month ago

As we all have seen, classes get defined by what they do on the court so we all reserve judgement on this but as an incoming class and the "potential", this is easily the biggest and highest quality as perceived by outside "experts". The EC and Hassan class, was small at two but both were rivals top 150 recruits. If Adams commits, we'll have two rivals top 150 recruits again but 3 others just on the outside looking in.

If Rivals could re-rank then after one year in, last years freshmen class would of included Dowtin and potentially Cyril as top 150 freshmen so keep things kind of rankings in perspective.
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Last note, as has been reported by sources close to the program, Dan has his own top 150 prospect list and only chases kids within that list. We clearly just landed 4 and potentially a 5th top 150 prospect in his eyes with this class and that's what matters most.
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If Adam thinks Amir Harris is a gem, wow this class is STRONG. I think most of us had him pegged as pulling up the rear in terms of immediate impact potential.
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I've said this before. Now, I've never seen Amir Harris play live. But I LOVE what I see on tape!
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Billyboy78 wrote:
PeterRamTime wrote:If Harrick had stayed wouldn't we have gotten a class with some McDonald's all Americans?
Like Jason Kapono and others?
I remember somebody talking about this at some point.

Yes, and what's amazing is that he was recruiting these high profile guys to play in Keaney Gym.


Different era back then, before the influx of HUGE tv money to the NCAA
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They wouldn't have played in Keaney. They were playing in the Civic Center.
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Blue Man wrote:
rodfromcranston wrote:Silk Owens came in with Garrick.
Kenny Green and John Evans came the following season.
1962 saw Steve Chubin, Denny McGovern and Frank Nightingale.
Two career 20 points a game scorers and a 3 year starting center.
As BAR said, the class size makes this cycle potentially the best
in modern times.
However, remember the Fab 5, under CFL, and all the hype, with McCoy, Powell, and some others who
nobody remembers?
Let's give the 2018 class room to grow, and take a deep breath, before we start on early
declaration stuff before they've played a single second here..

Agreed, Rod.

The one caveat about that “fab five” was that it was a lot of internal hype, certainly didn’t look like this.

I think on paper though, especially with Adams, it’s fair to say this is the best ever.

Also, wild that people were worried as recently as 3 weeks ago. What a difference a month makes.



I think Baron's Fab 5 was a term coined on the Keaney Blue Board. I don't recall any sportswriter referring to Baron's Class as such.
The real Fab 5 was Michigan and it was amazing with all 5 Freshmen Top 100:
Chris Webber (#1)
Juwan Howard (#3)
Jalen Rose (#5)
Jimmy King (#9)
Ray Jackson (#84)

That said comparing an incoming class that has yet to go to class to classes that already completed their 4 years is truly apples to oranges. Good thread to revisit 4 years from now.
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ramster wrote:
Blue Man wrote:
rodfromcranston wrote:Silk Owens came in with Garrick.
Kenny Green and John Evans came the following season.
1962 saw Steve Chubin, Denny McGovern and Frank Nightingale.
Two career 20 points a game scorers and a 3 year starting center.
As BAR said, the class size makes this cycle potentially the best
in modern times.
However, remember the Fab 5, under CFL, and all the hype, with McCoy, Powell, and some others who
nobody remembers?
Let's give the 2018 class room to grow, and take a deep breath, before we start on early
declaration stuff before they've played a single second here..

Agreed, Rod.

The one caveat about that “fab five” was that it was a lot of internal hype, certainly didn’t look like this.

I think on paper though, especially with Adams, it’s fair to say this is the best ever.

Also, wild that people were worried as recently as 3 weeks ago. What a difference a month makes.



I think Baron's Fab 5 was a term coined on the Keaney Blue Board. I don't recall any sportswriter referring to Baron's Class as such.
The real Fab 5 was Michigan and it was amazing with all 5 Freshmen Top 100:
Chris Webber (#1)
Juwan Howard (#3)
Jalen Rose (#5)
Jimmy King (#9)
Ray Jackson (#84)

That said comparing an incoming class that has yet to go to class to classes that already completed their 4 years is truly apples to oranges. Good thread to revisit 4 years from now.


Yeah I believe it was entirely in jest.

Either way, no recruiting class rankings are ever revisited for accuracy. We’ve never been playing this game, so bringing in highly touted recruiting classes is new for us.

With an adams commit this will factually be the best recruiting class we ever had.

What they do later will speak for itself but you can’t take away the rankings for right now.
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Adam Finkelstein‏Verified account @AdamFinkelstein · 1m1 minute ago
Rhody has their very own “fab five” as Brendan Adams just committed. High level shot-maker.
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Zags and Kim have it too....I'd say it's official.
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Even people at UConn taking notice...
UConnReport‏ @UConnReport · 48s49 seconds ago
What the hell is going on in Rhode Island...another commit,this time Brendan Adams, PG. This makes 5 recruits for URI for 2018, top-20 class
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247 sports has it currently as the number 15 class in the country! Wow impressive, will certainly finish top 25 for sure when it's all said and done.
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Beating out P5 schools on a regular basis now.......whoa Nellie

Cox should get a gigantic raise.....if not Dan should help him out ha ha....

Play with the big boys, have to start paying like the big boys...or at least closer to them.
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Case closed. Nothing to debate or discuss going forward as this is by far the best ever!
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Have to love this:
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It's going to be fun watching the senior years of these five kids this year. MacDuffie usually plays at St. Andrew's in Barrington. I hope to get to that one to watch Dana.
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What's interesting about this class is the outside rankings of each player. Everybody has Harris as the headliner obviously. But the second highest ranked player depends on what source you read, Rivals says it's Adams. 247sports says it's Martin, and ESPN says it's Tate. Oh and Adam F clearly is a huge Amir Harris fan so there you have it, no weak links in this class.
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We're going to have to get links to the high schools or the leagues that these kids are in once their seasons start.
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Billyboy78 wrote:We're going to have to get links to the high schools or the leagues that these kids are in once their seasons start.

Ramster, you like to do that kind of stuff. Whatya think?
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Billyboy78 wrote:
Billyboy78 wrote:We're going to have to get links to the high schools or the leagues that these kids are in once their seasons start.

Ramster, you like to do that kind of stuff. Whatya think?


Agree Billyboy,
Will actually be quite easy considering the caliber of the leagues they play in. Should post to their recruiting threads.
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Great pic with all five in Rhody uniforms
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People have to have a vision for a way forward with Hurley,Cox, and Moore sticking together to put the lockdown on top New England program and northeast program.

Gonzaga my ass. They have a national profile but they still play in Spokane. URI level success like that would look much different.

I wonder if Archie miller not having success at Indiana would effect Hurley down the road.
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I think what is most important here, and possibly being overlooked; is what this class means for Hurley's tenure here.

Now that this is THE class for Dan, it goes beyond the great story of Hass and EC buying into Dan's vision for what they can build here. This is our shot at consistent and DEEP tourney runs 3 or 4 years from now.

For a guy on a quest to do nothing but win, it will be tough to find a better situation with his players and team that he could jump to and win in another place.

This class will mark the start of consistently good to great classes that will raise the standard of our expectations, and eliminate the talk of a "rebuilding year" from our vocabulary.

I think it's been widely established that Dan is different from your typical coach, hunting for the biggest payday at the highest profile school, and that family is important. He isn't jumping at any train out of town.

With this class in place however, I think it all but guarantees us another 4 years of Hurley - until he signs the next best class ever, and continues to build his program into a nationally recognized powerhouse.
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SPG,
I'm not getting your post at all.
Like any one of us wouldn't give anything to be
Gonzaga?
So, they play in Spokane. It's as big as Providence.
We play in Kingston. A tiny town.
So, what?
Archie Miller just got the Indy job. so he's not successful
before one minute is played?
Don't understand where you're coming from.
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The fall-out from the current recruiting/shoe company/agent payola investigation may lead to a lot of major level job openings....we are not naive enough to think that if Hurley is perceived as being clean he will be in great demand....as well as Cooley....Cooley will be harder to pry loose because of his home-town status...
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