Season 69 Recruiting
Recruit # 6 - John Friedman
This is by far the greatest recruit that I have signed in my 2 seasons in HD. He will either start at PF or SF since he has a great overall rating and some great ratings at that. he is a Junior but could develop in the next 2 years into a great all around player. He is already a prolific defender and will be a great asset to my team that needs defense. I am excited to see where this athlete goes while on the court at Chadron State.
Friedman became a starter immediately upon getting to Chadron St. in season 69. Became the second leading scorer early and eventually fell to third leading scorer out of all the scorers on the team this season. As a senior this next year, he will log major minutes in a very difficult if not the most difficult non-conference schedule I have ever seen or will see. He will be a Senior leader for my team.
Recruit # 5 - Christopher Barnard
This recruit was kind of a crap shoot and more to just fill a spot on my roster for the next 4 seasons and still not give up much of anything as he can defend is a great athlete and has some great potential in crucial areas. One problem is that he has low work ethic. If his work ethic improves while he is at Chadron State I can see him being a great all around player, but that is yet to be seen.
Barnard actually turned out to be a diamond in the rough and is going to be a great player off the bench and partial season starter this season and last season. he has great attributes in the core areas, only problem is the work ethic. He ended up being a great fit ending the season with 4.6 points per game coming off the bench mostly. Will see more minutes this season as he will probably start over the Senior that I have with less attributes.
Recruit # 4 - Ronald Dejesus
This again was a difficult recruit to land but has some great potential for a PF. I was thinking he was going to be my backup option this coming season and he probably still will be my back-up option as far as PF goes. He will dvelop into a great defender and has great upside in terms of his durability, stamina and low post play.
Dejesus did not really get much playing time due to some great talent ahead of him on my team and depth chart. Unfortunately for him it will be much of the same this coming season. I should have redshirted this player instead of the player that I did end up redshirting. Might redshirt this season just to see if I can get some more improvement before he logs a ton of minutes the following season.
Recruit #3 - Jeffrey Morgan
This recruit was a little more difficult to land, but is a great transfer athlete that will log some major minutes at Chadron this season. He has some growing to make but will be a solid D2 player by the time he is finished at Chadron.
Decent player for me with terrible players at SF. he is alright ended the season with 3.5 points per game coming off the bench to support my Big Man Presence this past year. Will probably see more minutes this year due to the crop of talent that I have. He did improve quite a bit this season and will still improve as the seasons progress.
Recruit #1 - Harold Bowen
This was an interesting need on my team. Was looking all over for a decent SF, not finding anyone. Not a prolific SF but will fit in nicely with a Triangle System that I am running and will be a decent overall player at the D2 level.
Bowen really did not show much of anything for this season. Ending with 1.5 points per game average and coming off the bench just to spell players when they were fatigued. He will eventually be a decent player but not a player that I am proud to say is on my team.
Recruit #2 - Brady Simone
This was an easy recruit to get since he is more of a D3 player, however his High potential in many areas make him a great threat in the future at Chadron State and quite possibly the best to ever come depending on how he progresses. he will redshirt his freshman season in an attempt to get his potential up before he sees major minutes.
Redshirted - no minutes, went down in work ethic because of it and is now going to be the lonely senior unless I find some talent during recruiting. He will not see a ton of minutes but I am hoping that he will blosom this year and get some great improvement.