Thanks for this. Going to be interesting to see who we sign in November. I think Horton is a lock, and IMO we need another PG and playmaking wing with the other 2 picks. Or another playmaker and best player available.
Yea, we have some very good options. All of these guys except Horton and Phillips are rated a 4-star on at least one of the major services. Horton will probably end up being a 4-star when 247 ranks their JUCOs and Phllips is a high 3-star in the top 150 area just missing 4-star status. And I agree with you, Horton has been pretty vocal about wanting to be a Hog I think if the staff offers on the visit, he ends up here.
After that I think the staff takes one of the guards among Embery, Kennedy, and TJ Moss.
And then one of the forwards among LeBlanc, Chaney, and Phillips. Since Phillips is versatile and can probably play the 2-4 position, it’s possible they could take two among these guys if they miss on all the guards.
Yea, they can easily take both. Horton would be backing up up Gafford, and Chaney would get his minutes at the 4 spot. Henderson is probably a guy that can play both positions so he’d fill in at both positions. Then you also throw Bailey and Osabouhein in there and that would be our 6 man front court right there.
Your correct, but I thought Gabe was supposed to be a SF type
Be honest what I was looking at was starting five, Phillips 6’7 PG/SG/SF, Garland/Jones 6’5/6’6 (they are listed 6’5 but possibly still growing) PG (more Garland)/SG/SF, Hall/Gabe 6’6-6’8 SG/SF, Chaney/Henderson 6’8/6’9 PF, Gafford/Horton 6’10/6’11 C (I know I have those two reversed on height).
That’s everyone 6’5 or above. That is a very long (and very athletic) team. Compare to last year 6’3 PG, 6’3 SG, 6’3 SF, 6’7 PF, 6’10 C. To me these guys have the potential to be better all around players and as a team. Our guys were pretty athletic last year, but in my honest opinion they wouldn’t be able to match up with the length. I think it gives us a huge advantage. Especially if we have guys (Sills is listed as 6’4) at the Guard/SF positions that all have length and the ability to play all three positions on the perimeter, and long enough to play the 4. Those four bigs I mentioned could also all interchange at the 4/5 (Gabe, Bailey, and Hall, maybe Phillips in a small lineup).
Interested to see if Horton still takes other visits although he committed to Western Kentucky. Kevin McPherson was hinting that he wouldn’t be surprised if Horton ended up somewhere else by signing time.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Horton offered here. Don’t think some of these guys are “that” interested. We are gonna need another “big.” My guess is Chaney says no, and Horton hears a woo (pig sooie).