Welcome Omar Silverio

Updated on October 30, 2017 in Recruiting News
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Per Rivals, he had an offer from UConn, plus Saint Louis, Rhode Island, and Mississippi State. . Insane. Welcome Omar Silverio!

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Will be exciting to see the type of pressure Santa Clara can apply on the perimeter in the years to come with these long guards. Definitely has been an area of weakness for much of the prior decade. Also, makes it much easier to defend the post when opposing guards don’t have free looks with their entry passes.

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Twitter search had UMASS people really high on his ability to knockdown from range

back court is going to be loaded. Future broncos are gonna just gun from deep.

highlight reel: isn’t asked to play point. No idea about defensive ability.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwRT-n186mo

 

I think they still need a big man…

 

 

on October 29, 2017

Definitely going to need another big man. Though I wonder if coach’s strategy is shaping up to play more small ball (a la Villanova) in the future. We seem loaded with 6’5” or 6’6” guys who can ball handle and conceivably rebound (Jarvis, Caruso, Walters, now Justice – even Wertz is listed at 6’5”). None of those guys is a true PF, but all are longer than your average WCC guard and could be effective in a “positionless” system.

on October 29, 2017

Agree, definitely need a big. And does seem Sendek is targeting long wings/small forward types. There’s another still listed on Verbal Commits, and there were a slew listed over the summer who
have since committed elsewhere.
Even if Sendek is planning to go with smaller, perimeter oriented lineups, we still need some more bigs to defend the post,rebound, etc. As of now we only have Jadersten and Roche for 18/19. Vrankic is only 6-8, 215ish, not really of the size/strength needed to defend some of the better low post types we face such as SMC’s Landale. I see Vrankic as perimeter stretch 4 type used similar to how Kratch was last season.
Given the above I hope we use at least one of the 2 remaining schollies on 6-9+ post w/ good build/strength who can contribute right away in defending the post and rebounding even if offensive skills need some development.

on October 30, 2017

Agree with all of that 92. My *guess* is that of the two scholarships left, both go to big men, one to a true freshman big (perhaps waiting for the late signing period to see who really rocks their senior year) and the other for grad transfer or solid JC player with immediate eligibility.

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do you have like a twitter alert for SCU commits? lol

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Welcome Omar!
‘Nasty and ‘believer, thanks for the info.
Video is short but Omar reminds me a bit of Brownridge. Quick release on his shot, adequate length and athleticism.

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Am I missing something?  When I check out the players all three seem to have 2 star ratings not 3.  It also looked like we were near the bottom of the league in recruiting though the rankings may have been from last year.  In the end, it’s how they play on the court that matters as far as success can be measured.  We will see how they do in the next couple of years.

I do hope all the recruits turn out well and I do believe Sendek is a coach who actually coaches and gets the best from his talent.  I loved the interview where he focused on getting better each and every day.  Was looking forward to moving up in the league standings this year but the WCC forecast was not as good as I was expecting.  A key will be Feagin staying healthy.

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Am I missing something?  When I check out the players all three seem to have 2 star ratings not 3.  It also looked like we were near the bottom of the league in recruiting though the rankings may have been from last year.  In the end, it’s how they play on the court that matters as far as success can be measured.  We will see how they do in the next couple of years.

I do hope all the recruits turn out well and I do believe Sendek is a coach who actually coaches and gets the best from his talent.  I loved the interview where he focused on getting better each and every day.  Was looking forward to moving up in the league standings this year but the WCC forecast was not as good as I was expecting.  A key will be Feagin staying healthy.

on October 28, 2017

Verbal Commits isn’t the best way to actually check the rankings. Justice and Wertz are both high 3-Star players per 247 Sports (affiliated with Scout, I think). Obviously you’re right in the sense that the actual play on the court is what matters, but it’s worth pointing out, I think, that the only 3 star players of the past 5-6 years were Jared and KJ. Now we have 4 or so 3 star recruits in the most recent two classes. Bodes well for sure.

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Thank you Patty Mac for the proper reference.  I do like what Sendek is doing.  Having better talent to begin with will help in the effort to get ahead in the WCC.

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