New Signee Ezekial Richards

Updated on February 26, 2018 in Recruiting News
14 on February 23, 2018

Drove out to see the playoff game Tues…..

Almost certain he’ll RS next year.  Had 2 pts against a team that has no one taller than 6’4 on the court and no where near his size….

He’s a project.

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1 on February 23, 2018

 

Thought he had 4 but not that makes much difference.  Obviously, he is presently not a scorer  from his stats but he is surrounded by at least three other scorers and I don’t think he is looked upon for scoring.  . In fact I think in Tuesdays game the young man going to Utah scored in the 30s . What is your opinion of his defensive and rebounding skills. That is our big need.  I hear good things but what did you see in those areas?  Thanks.

on February 23, 2018

Even from the videos I’ve seen on him you can tell he is very raw.  When he grabs the rebound his footwork is not the greatest as he looks for someone to give the ball to.  It will come with time.  i understand that he came to the game late, so with development hopefully he will grow into what is needed.

Probably would eventually be a better defensive presence than what we’ve seen from E.  More of one to try and block shots vs taking the charge.  That’ll be a big change for this team.

Maybe he gets in there this summer and works his butt off and is able to provide some presence in the middle.  Don’t know where it’s going to come from with the current make-up of this roster.  Seems to be too many spots filled as well.  So who is the odd man out…..

All in all…  Should be interesting.

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Thanks for the observations.

on February 23, 2018

I’m no scout by any stretch of the imagination….  I know gritty hard nosed players when I see them.  This kid is raw.  Nothing wrong with that….

Comes down to individual expectations…  If you’re looking for the game changer, I just don’t see it in him…  Yet (if I may add)

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0 on February 24, 2018

Only so much you can do if you’re not willing to pay players, which as we’re finding out is widespread in the major conferences.

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5 on February 24, 2018

In that respect I’m glad the WCC is not a major conference.

on February 25, 2018

Well, doesn’t mean no one in the league is paying though. I think you can probably guess who might be.

on February 25, 2018

(The ones that seem to be able to get people to play for them even though they could get paid to play overseas.)

on February 25, 2018

I doubt that seriously.

on February 25, 2018

We know for a fact that St. Mary’s cheats.

Do you really think Gonzaga is getting guys like Karnowski and Sabonis to come play just because they want so badly to play in Spokane? Come on. Those guys could play pro in Europe and then come to the NBA. Why don’t they? My guess is they got a better offer.

on February 25, 2018

‘noob-
Lots of simple minded speculation w/ zero evidence.
It seems you’re trying to establish a convenient excuse and narrative in the event Sendek isn’t able turn things around over the next few years….’everyone but Sendek cheats, therefore how could he possibly be successful’.

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2 on February 26, 2018

Hopefully these infractions will put a lot of these big schools on the sideline and open up a spot for the Mighty Mighty SCU Broncos!!!!!

 

on February 26, 2018

I sure wish that would happen.  Still, I bet it’s much more likely that the NCAA turns a blind eye to the whole thing, or at least tries to.  All told, the NCAA takes in nearly $900 Million from March Madness each year (by far their biggest winner, and what funds the NCAA for pretty much everything else).  In recent years they have been covering all their expenses and adding about $75 million to their coffers each year thanks mostly to March Madness.  

 

They will never say so but I am sure the NCAA is pissed that this story came out at all (especially right now, just ahead of the tourney).  I’d love it if they did the right thing and blew up all the majors who have been doing this, but can you imagine what effect that would have on their revenue?

 

I suspect that if this story doesn’t go away quietly (which I don’t think it will), that the NCAA will have to make an example of a few programs, but I doubt they will punish all the cheats like they should.

on February 26, 2018

Probably right…

Seems like even with the list of players already listed not many of them have been sat down to this point….  I’m sure it will be swept under the rug.

 

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