What I was told from two people on Bagley...

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  1. CoachX11

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    I was asked to try and make some contacts about Bagley and instead of telling you what I think, I'm going to share with you what I was told. These accounts are not word for word, I took notes while discussing.

    Person 1 on Bagley:

    "I don't see him being able to re-classify even though they want him too right now. Rumor has it, he doesn't have the requirements yet to be able to get into UK and Duke. USC could be the big spot if he comes in December, which is more likely to me."I think the family prefers Kentucky if all things were equal, but things aren't. I would heavy favor USC if he is a December enroll. Kid is BIG BIG TIME."


    Person 2 on Bagley:

    "His people are communicating with other players in the 2018 class as if he is going to be apart of the 2018 class. I think if he could play college this year, then he would. He doesn't need another year of high school basketball. The buzz is Duke because that's the first visit, but I think Kentucky is right there. USC would be the "family wants to watch" choice. If he waits until next year, I would bet some money on Kentucky."

    So there you go, that's all I got for you all.

    -Coach
     
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    Thanks for the comments coach.
     
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    As always, thanks a lot coach.


    Might be a tough question to answer, but how connected to the situation would you consider these people?

    Meaning, are these just the best contacts you have on a situation you're not that plugged into, or is this straight from the horses mouth?

    I realize it's probably somewhere in between, just trying to get a feel for how much you (and we) should believe this.
     
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    One our own writers here Yesterday made the statement that from his contacts it looked like would be very difficult for Bagley to reclassify this season.
     
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    Thanks coach, that sounds legit to me. Good luck this year and keep us posted.
     
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    I would do the minimum to graduate this summer and play overseas. Another year of high school ball makes no sense.
     
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    Well as of now he's not even set to visit Kentucky. Hopefully he doesn't even reclassify.
     
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    I just don't think Bagley plays one minute of college ball if he doesn't play this year. His situation seems like the perfect prep-to-pro route. He can graduate this summer (I'm assuming, it doesn't mean he would be D-1 eligible) and he will be one year removed from his graduating class, and he will be 19 in 2018 so he would/could be draft eligible.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Thanks Coach. So, it's not as pro - Duke as the media says. Imagine that. [eyeroll]
     
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    Mayer's default prediction is "x" player to Duke.
     
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    Makes a lot of sense.
     
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    That's a great question, and I'll answer vaguely. I'll admit, I'm not exactly sure how accurate either is, but I told some people I would check in on it.

    Person 1: An assistant coach from a school that isn't on Bagley's short list, but has an interest due to being in the same conference as one of the three mentioned.

    Person 2: Former pretty well known AAU coach that doesn't coach, but is still connected and goes to all the events. He hears chatter from other coaches.
     
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    Appreciate the answer. Glad to hear these are two real people and not just so and so who sometimes volunteers at a camp run for unsigned Jucos in the greater Milwaukee area.
     
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    Thanks for the info Coach but like others have said I just don't see him playing in collage. He should enjoy his high school years as life goes by way to fast. Would love to see him play one year for UK but I would not hold my breath for it to happen.
     
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    Seems somewhat in line with what lots
    Of people are thinking/ thought . No real news is good news I guess

    If it's this year or next year , I REALLY hope we can land Bagley
     
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    Bagely only plays college ball if he wants to. That's it.

    I'd bet the house he never plays.

    And lol at Duke, they're fos. So now if he never plays in college, we get to hear for decades how he was headed there had he played.
     
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    Kobe Bryant was gonna go to Duke!
     
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    No reason for this guy to play one second of college basketball. Especially for Dook. [sick]
     
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    Cool beans. [thumb2]
     
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    Yeah.... I remember following his recruitment back in 1996. He was most likely going to LaSalle. But I remember Kentucky being right there as a leader in that race. I don't really remember hearing much about Duke. Then again, we didn't have as much coverage back then other than local media reports.
     
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    Right, see Giles, Harry.
     
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    Thanks Coach.
     
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    Bryant's said himself he would've went to Duke in recent years. Think there was even an article on guys that skipped college saying where they would've went.
     
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    I know he has said that. But those quotes didn't start popping up until around 2004. I'm saying that it's revisionist history. In 1996 Duke was rarely mentioned, and it was the NBA, LaSalle, or UK.
     
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    That he wouldn't reclassify was my sense all along. Just my opinion, but this is a young man who should be able to go pro.
     
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    no no no was UK in on Kobe. Stop.
     
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    Nope. North Carolina.
     
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    Wut?
     
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    :Might compare the situation with Giles, all but Jay Bilas and Duke staff said don't play.
    Cal could have brought Hami off bench and we probably get to a FF and beat UNC.

    Look at AD and KAT, I mean there was debate about Kat being number 1 pick over Okafor. It is not even a question now. Cousins, Davis and Kat are 3 of the top 5 bigs in NBA.

    Scuttlebutt is Cal asked them if he could recruit him regardless of this year or for next year. He wanted opportunity to recruit and kid to visit. Cal talking up what UK could do for him Etc.
    Not sure if they are receptive.
     
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    No one recruited KObe that hard because everyone knew he was NBA all the way.
     
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    Exactly. That kid was going pro from age 15-16. Sonny Vaccaro knew it and was already laying the ground work.

    Same with McGrady, who says he'd have probably been a Cat. He was never going to have the grades to qualify because he knew he was going pro and it didn't matter.
     
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    @CoachX11 Do you have any info on RJ Barrett, if hes going to reclassify and where hes leaning towards?
     

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