2023 Recruiting: Late Signing Period

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I've gone through and edited the posts with tweets from the past few weeks to indicate transfers that have signed with programs. Still quite a few in the list that are still in the portal.
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WYO1016 wrote: Tue Apr 25, 2023 3:20 pm
I think this guy is really good. Heck of a signing. The new assistant is basically responsible for bringing this guy and Combs
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I really think they have done a pretty good job of building back up the roster. I like the three freshman a lot. Just from looking at highlights, I think Combs is the most ready to contribute. I think Cameron can provide some defense and rebounding, but seems really raw on offense. I like the juco point guard and hope the lower level guys can adjust quickly because they are only here a year. It will definitely be interesting to see how Linder will handle the rotation.
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RETURNING TO JAMES MADISON
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WYO1016 wrote: Mon May 01, 2023 8:11 am
I look at lists like that and it makes me wonder a couple things:

1) Are these really the schools we are competing with for talent?
2) Why is he leaving James Madison for these?
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OrediggerPoke wrote: Mon May 01, 2023 1:51 pm
WYO1016 wrote: Mon May 01, 2023 8:11 am
I look at lists like that and it makes me wonder a couple things:

1) Are these really the schools we are competing with for talent?
2) Why is he leaving James Madison for these?
Looking at his ESPN stats page, it appears that his playing time took a pretty major hit this year. Looks like he was a starter that got supplanted and is looking for a place he'll play more.
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WYO1016 wrote: Fri Apr 07, 2023 9:08 am Important dates:
April 12 - First day of the late signing period
May 11 - Last day to enter the portal
May 17 - Last day of the late signing period
Only about 2 weeks left before we know that this is our final roster. I hear that they're planning to fill the last 2 schollies still, so we'll see something soon.
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Late signing period ends on Wednesday

COMMITTED TO MONTANA STATE

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WYO1016 wrote: Tue May 02, 2023 2:43 pm
WYO1016 wrote: Fri Apr 07, 2023 9:08 am Important dates:
April 12 - First day of the late signing period
May 11 - Last day to enter the portal
May 17 - Last day of the late signing period
Only about 2 weeks left before we know that this is our final roster. I hear that they're planning to fill the last 2 schollies still, so we'll see something soon.
I'd imagine that if we knew what we had already, we might consider holding one or 2 but since this might be more of a shotgun approach, using all the schollies is wiser for the numbers game. Maybe we'll hit on a few. Can't take the chance, one of the last two could be major contributors.
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There are a lot of uncommitted players that are going to be kicking themselves today
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I take it we are not signing anyone else for next year?
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LanderPoke wrote: Wed May 17, 2023 11:13 am I take it we are not signing anyone else for next year?
I would expect that we will still sign at least 1 and maybe 2 more players. Staff is still recruiting 2023 players along with 2024.
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NowherePoke wrote: Wed May 17, 2023 12:54 pm
LanderPoke wrote: Wed May 17, 2023 11:13 am I take it we are not signing anyone else for next year?
I would expect that we will still sign at least 1 and maybe 2 more players. Staff is still recruiting 2023 players along with 2024.
Today is the last day players can sign for the 23-24 season.
http://www.nationalletter.org/signingDates/index.html
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WYO1016 wrote: Wed May 17, 2023 1:19 pm
NowherePoke wrote: Wed May 17, 2023 12:54 pm

I would expect that we will still sign at least 1 and maybe 2 more players. Staff is still recruiting 2023 players along with 2024.
Today is the last day players can sign for the 23-24 season.
http://www.nationalletter.org/signingDates/index.html
That really doesn’t matter for two reasons:

1. The signing period does not apply to NCAA transfers (one thing that does apply is the portal window which has closed, so the only new transfers into the portal now will be grad transfers, but there are still many uncommitted prospects).

2. Even though a HS kid can’t sign a NLI at this point, they can still commit and enroll and receive a scholarship, there just isn’t a binding NLI in place. That’s less important that it used to be because in practice schools will let players out of their LOI anytime due to the risk of bad publicity if they don’t (just like there was no pushback from us when Makaih Williams asked out of his NLI).
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Pokes add Jacob Theodosiou, a Canadian PG to their 2023 class.

Interesting prospect with lots of high level interest last summer (Dayton, VCU, etc.), who missed this past season with a shoulder injury.

Doesn’t turn 18 until after school starts, so will be the second player on our team (Manyawu) who will be 17 when school starts. We have to lead the country in that stat.
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Updated to add the Theodosiou signing. Looks like there are still a couple in this thread still uncommitted, but I'd be willing to bet that we're done for this year.
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I saw some videos of Theodosiou. Looks to be a solid playmaker at point. If he plays well, I have a hard time seeing him stay long. He basically stated he just is coming for playing time.
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With the Sirtautas signing the roster has been filled. Here's the breakdown:

11(!) new players

6 Freshmen
3 Sophomores
1 Junior
5 Seniors

2 walk-ons
13 scholarship players

10 guards
5 forwards

Listed by height:
Levi Brown - 6'
Cort Roberson - 6'
Akuel Kot - 6'2"
Kobe Newton - 6'2"
Sam Griffin - 6'3"
Kael Combs - 6'4"
Jacob Theodosiou - 6'4"
Kenny Foster - 6'5"
Nigle Cook - 6'6"
Brendan Wenzel - 6'7"
Cam Manyawu - 6'9"
Mason Walters - 6'9"
Caden Powell - 6'10"
Jonas Sirtautas - 6'10"
Oleg Kojenets - 7'
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