Posted by
Message
KingofthePoint
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2009
4718 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
If that’s the case, then the article I read was extremely misleading/outright lies.


thunderbird1100
LSU Fan
GSU Eagles fan
Member since Oct 2007
49478 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
Going back to the recruiting class, this is how I see things as they shape up.

We lose:
C/PF Reath
SF/PF Epps
PF Combs
SG Onwuasor

We have signed:
PF Reid
PF Days
PG Smart

Reid is a replacement for Reath (bang down low). Days is an Epps replacement (length with range). Smart is a Onwuasor replacement. So we need to find a Combs replacement, and I hope if Williams has his stuff figured out, it's him. You could easily argue all 4 of those are upgrades. No question Williams is over Combs and Smart over Onwuasor. Reid for Reath and Days for Epps are certainly talent upgrades but not necessarily immediate production upgrades.

Add in Bigby-Williams as a bonus player, or even a Reath replacement honestly and it's looking pretty sick.


tigerfan88
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jan 2008
5246 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
Offensively Days/Reid May not be as polished as Epps/Reath starting off, but I am hopeful they will be big athletic upgrades and allow our defense to improve pretty dramatically


tigers32
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2012
4088 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
I’m most excited to see Reid out of incoming freshmen. He can do it all at 6’10.


thunderbird1100
LSU Fan
GSU Eagles fan
Member since Oct 2007
49478 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
quote:

I’m most excited to see Reid out of incoming freshmen. He can do it all at 6’10.



If Sampson returns, which I rthink he will at this point unless he goes off majorly in conference play, think about our guard rotation next year:

Waters
Mays
Sampson
Smart
Edwards
Rachal

I have no idea how they are going to divvy up minutes. you have your high intensity defensive guy in Rachal. Your 3 point sniper in Edwards. Those are your "Specialists" off the bench IMO. But then you have Mays who can shoot and handle the ball. Smart who can shoot and handle the ball. Waters who can shoot and handle the ball...and then Sampson your big boom offensive guy with good length on defense (Mays and Smart with the length for D as well).

What a great problem to have
This post was edited on 12/14 at 12:30 pm


SoloTiger
Member since Aug 2016
1072 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
No doubt. Future is bright!


tigers32
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2012
4088 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
Waters, Mays, and Sampson are your starters with Smart first off the bench would be my guess and all of themexcept Sampson are legit combo guards.


thunderbird1100
LSU Fan
GSU Eagles fan
Member since Oct 2007
49478 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
quote:

Waters, Mays, and Sampson are your starters with Smart first off the bench would be my guess and all of themexcept Sampson are legit combo guards.



I wouldn't call Rachal or Edwards ball handlers either, but having 3 true ball handlers is huge. Especially considering all 3 can actually shoot the 3. That's a nightmare for defenses. Having 2 ball handlers on the court at almost all times when you throw Smart in with Waters and Mays. Wow.

And yeah I would start Waters, Mays and Sampson too. Smart will still play probably 20+ minutes a game. And when you need a 3 pick me up Edwards is your guy or if another player is killing you you put Rachal on them.


tigers32
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2012
4088 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
And what’s great about it is we get these guys till they’re seniors except for Smart. And even Smart should be here 2 years minimum.

ETA: just to be clear I wasn’t calling Edwards and Rachal combo guards.
This post was edited on 12/14 at 1:13 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
11
GeorgeTheGreek
Michigan State Fan
Sparta, Greece
Member since Mar 2008
48082 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
quote:

Onwuasor


Really hope he comes along. When you watch him the potential is clear as day. Would love to see him turn it up come conference play.
This post was edited on 12/15 at 9:40 pm


TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
snackpack
Member since Dec 2005
2114 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
Anything new on Emmit Williams?


Manswers
LSU Fan
Michigan
Member since Feb 2009
1653 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
Glad to see this tread back.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
basiletiger
LSU Fan
lafayette, la.
Member since Aug 2007
1140 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
How talented is the Julien kid at Madison Prep? They recently won the LCA tourney and everyone said he was the best player at the tourney. He's committed to UL Lafayette. Is he even on Wade's radar? I know we will be loaded with players around his size and skill set next year, but was curious about him. He's running mate Josh LeBlanc is committed to Georgetown. Most over the weekend were saying Julien has more upside then LeBlanc. Thoughts?
This post was edited on 12/27 at 9:37 am


CoastTrashTiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since May 2015
814 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
Leblanc has much more upside IMO, but Julien has a calm about him that will translate very well to the college game year 1. Needs to add signifigant muscle if he wants to guard larger wings in college, as well as work on speeding up his release on his shot. Julien plays very much under control, both he and Leblanc got looks early on from LSU, but as we narrowed th board and signed the big names no room. Also his game does not really matchup with Wade's brand, not a good or bad thing just style.

Could see both doing very well in there junior and senior years at there respective schools. Leblanc fits perfectly with Georgetown and what they are trying to build. Needs polish on the offensive end though, but both are very tough and play under control. Julien at 6'5 however plays under the rim, but is the type of scorer when he is a junior at UL that could average 15-18 ppg. Leblanc will be a defensive demon.


basiletiger
LSU Fan
lafayette, la.
Member since Aug 2007
1140 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
appreciate that. Great insight.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Masonburden67
Member since Dec 2017
18 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*


Elleshoe
VCU Fan
Rosy Finch Boyz
Member since Jun 2004
126900 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
When was that posted?!


bugafor6
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2016
2000 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
It seems like people are conceding him to us..


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
GeauxAggie972
LSU Fan
CDUB71323 lives on in FloMo, Texas
Member since Aug 2009
19163 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*
October 13, so well before the charges were even dropped and Wade made his visit


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
HSHoopscoach
LSU Fan
kenner
Member since Jan 2007
654 posts

re: LSU 2018 Basketball Recruiting Thread *10/23 update*


We will get emmit Williams.


Something could happen of course...but I put it at 95%


first pageprev pagePage 18 of 20next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram