'18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

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'18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby URIRecruitingInfo » 9 months ago

Valdir Manuel - PF
From: Elizabeh, Angola
School: St. Patrick (NJ)
Travel/AAU: NJ Playaz

Ht: 6'8"
Wt: 210

RANKINGS:
Rivals: 3 Stars, #16 C
ESPN: 4 Stars, 81 Grade, #22 C
247 Sports: 3 Stars, 89 Grade, #136 in 2018, #37 PF
Future 150: 4 Stars, #99 in 2018



OFFERS:
Rhode Island
DePaul
Memphis
Rutgers
Seton Hall
Temple

INTEREST:
Butler
Illinois
New Mexico

https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/107059
http://www.espn.com/college-sports/bask ... dir-manuel
http://247sports.com/Player/Valdir-Manuel-90021
https://future150.com/hs/basketball-pro ... ta-ks-2018
http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/valdir-manuel
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Re: '19 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby sevegny7 » 9 months ago

I think there might be typo in that tweet about the class for Valdir. Every site says 2018. I found no signs of him declaring 2019.
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby Billyboy78 » 1 month ago

Didn't we offer him a long time ago? (I know that's not the point of this post. I was just wondering)
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby Billyboy78 » 1 month ago

Billyboy78 wrote:Didn't we offer him a long time ago? (I know that's not the point of this post. I was just wondering)

This is from last May. Another 4 star forward....yes, please.


Pat Lawless @PatLawless_
Valdir Manuel, a class of 2018 PF playing for the NJ Playaz, just picked up an offer from Rhode Island.

1:39 PM - May 15, 2017
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby CT Rhody » 1 month ago

It looks like his national rankings have been dropping on all the sites. Wonder why and maybe that’s why we think we have a better shot at landing him.
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby rhodyblue12 » 1 month ago

He's had a shoulder injury. That may have led to his fall in ranking.
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby Billyboy78 » 1 month ago

ramster wrote:http://highschoolsports.nj.com/game/score/4356905/

We just recently offered Dawes.
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby URIRecruitingInfo » 1 month ago

ST. PAT’S BIG MAN VALDIR MANUEL PLANNING VISITS
HILLSIDE, N.J. — Valdir Manuel, the 6-9 forward from The Patrick School, didn’t sign with a school in the fall and plans to wait until the spring, when he could be one of the most attractive uncommitted big men in the nation.
“He’s going to be the best available big in the country,” Patrick School assistant Ayton Branch said. “He’s the most efficient offensive big man in New Jersey and top five in the country when he wants to play that way.”
Manuel listed Rutgers, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Illinois and Butler among the schools recruiting him now.
“I will take [visits] to Illinois, New Mexico and Rhode Island after my high school season,” he said. “I want to just focus on my season.”
Rhode Island offered him recently and also features former St. Pat’s big man Cyril Langevine.
“Cyril’s my guy, they got Cyril,” he said. “I want to go someplace that I can develop as a basketball player.”
As for Rutgers, where he took an unofficial visit about a month ago, he said, “The coaches say they like the way I play. They want me to go there and play. They like how I compete and they say I can be the next best big man on their team….Yeah, I like the message.”
Manuel will bring a diverse offensive game to college.
“I’m a big who can score on the block, can face up, can block shots and can play outside/inside,” he said.


http://www.zagsblog.com/2018/01/09/recr ... ir-manuel/
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby RhowdyRam02 » 1 month ago

So it doesn't seem like we're definitely holding the scholarship for a transfer.
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby Ramulous » 1 month ago

That game recap shows that Manuel had 2 points in the game where Dawes did all the scoring.....?????
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby reef » 1 month ago

Any video of this kid ??
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby Billyboy78 » 6 days ago

Class of 2018 St. Patrick’s (NJ) PF Valdir Manuel plans to announce his commitment soon. Holds offers from Seton Hall, DePaul, Memphis, Rhode Island, Temple, and Rutgers https://t.co/9Kyw2zpi4I
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby RhowdyRam02 » 6 days ago

Valdir announced on his Twitter January 30th he'd be committing soon, so you'd have to think it could be any day
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby Billyboy78 » 6 days ago

RhowdyRam02 wrote:Valdir announced on his Twitter January 30th he'd be committing soon, so you'd have to think it could be any day

I looked up what soon meant in Angola......one month.
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby NJ03 » 6 days ago

Isn't Langevine also a St Pats product?
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby reckless jake » 6 days ago

NJ03 wrote:Isn't Langevine also a St Pats product?



Yes, Langevine went to St. Patrick's. Additionally, they are friends.
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby giovanni » 6 days ago

Yes they are friends. Have not seen Manuel, but if is anything like Bruno Fernando of Maryland , who is also from Angola, I'd love to sign this kid.
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby Billyboy78 » 6 days ago

I wonder if he's too much of a project. We have enough big man projects now. I think I'd like to see a proven JC or 5th year guy, or even a transfer with that 5th scholly. I've never seen him play, but he doesn't look that special on tape to me.
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby rhodywins » 6 days ago

Never seen him play but this may be a way to even the classes out. If he is a project maybe he is willing to redshirt his Freshman year and is being recruited with that understanding.
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Re: '18 Angola PF - Valdir Manuel (Offer)

Postby Blue Man » 5 days ago

rhodywins wrote:Never seen him play but this may be a way to even the classes out. If he is a project maybe he is willing to redshirt his Freshman year and is being recruited with that understanding.


Good point. I also wonder if there’s been a shift in the staffs thinking where they look at their present 5 senior team and think this is how you make a very deep run in the tournament.
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