If your team could only recruit locally, what would your starting five look like?

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  1. HailToPitt725

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    Let’s say your school was restricted to only recruiting locally and regionally. What would your starting five look like heading into next season?

    For Pitt, this would mean signing players only from Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Noted is the school they attend and where they’re originally from.

    PG Ethan Morton (Purdue; Butler, PA)
    SG Robby Carmody (Notre Dame; Mars, PA)
    SF Maceo Austin (Duquesne; Pittsburgh, PA)
    PF William Jeffress (Pitt; Erie, PA)
    C Oscar Tshiebwe (WVU; Hermitage, PA)

    Pitt’s lineup wouldn’t be too bad. The biggest weakness would be at SF where Austin is playing out of position (normally a SG). A few unknowns with two true freshmen but a high ceiling IMO. Just for giggles, we’ll also say the head coach is Beaver Falls native and Pitt alum Sean Miller.

    What would your team look like? How would they fare record-wise? What say you?
     
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    Marcus Tsohonis - Portland, OR (Washington)
    Aaron Delaney - Portland, OR (Vermont)
    Isaac Bronton - Portland, OR (Washington State)
    Zach Reichle - Wilsonville, OR (Oregon State)
    Kamaka Hepa - Portland, OR (Texas)

    This team would not be good
     
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  3. GE Nole

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    Does Florida State get access to IMG and Montverde as “local/regional”?
     
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    Sure. I gave Pitt Tshiebwe and he’s from the Congo.
     
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    I counted Hepa as Portland even though he grew up in Alaska. He played high school at Jefferson in Portland
     
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    Oregon looks like they’d have a solid lineup. Lots of talent up in the Pacific Northwest.
     
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    If I could include the Seattle metro area, the lineup would be a lot better.
     
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    Oh boy, ummm, prolly a bunch of unathletic white dudes.
     
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    I'll go with a four-guard lineup.

    Caleb Mills- Asheville, NC (Houston)
    Davion Mintz- Huntersville, NC (Kentucky)
    Aaron Wiggins- High Point, NC (Maryland)
    Wendell Moore- Concord, NC (Duke)
    Jay Huff- Durham, NC (Virginia)

    Cam Hayes (Greensboro / NC State) could be a special talent in a year or two.
     
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    David Johnson
    CJ Frederick
    Taveion Hollingsworth
    Dontaie Allen
    Charles Bassey

    For Kentucky, not bad. Maybe move Allen to the three and put the UL commit at the 4.
     
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    I’ll do this for within a 5 hour drive of Florida State, since that about as much as you’d wanna do round trip in a day to see your kid play. (For those not familiar with Florida, the rules out Miami/Lauderdale kids like Vernon Carey).

    I’m also not gonna pick a kid like Anthony Edwards or Isaac Okaro who, while within that 5 hour driving range, already chose schools that are closer over choosing us. No reason to believe he would pick us in this hypothetical scenario.

    For this past year I’d say:

    PG - Trent Forrest (Chipley, FL; FSU)
    SG - M.J. Walker (Atlanta, GA; FSU)
    SF - Devin Vassell (Suwanee, GA; FSU)
    PF - Precious Achuiwa (Montverde, FL; Memphis)
    C - Armando Bacot (IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL; UNC).

    We would bring guys like Josh Green, Reggie Perry, and Jeremiah Robinson Earl off the bench.

    For next year, let’s go with:

    PG - Cade Cunningham (Montverde Academy; Okie State)
    SG - M.J. Walker (Atlanta, GA; FSU)
    SF - Scottie Barnes (Montverde; FSU)
    PF - CJ Walker (Orlando; Oregon)
    C - Balsa Koprivika (Montverde; FSU)

    I almost went with Walker Kessler at Center, but Balsa already having a year in our system gave him the edge, especially with Covid making practices unknown.

    I’m gonna say we would be pretty tough to beat.
     
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    4* JBo
    4* Connor
    4* Wieskamp
    4* Patrick
    the 5th is unknown
     
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    Cunningham is from Arlington, TX
     
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    Actually from Virginia. Moved there from Congo.
     
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    Played at Montverde. OP said that was in bounds for FSU.
     
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    He isn't local talent.

    I would go with AAU teams over HS anyway.
     
  17. GE Nole

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    Then start your own thread with AAU teams. @HailToPitt725 started this one and he said Montverde was in bounds for FSU.
     
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    I said he isn't.
    He is a Texas player.
    RollLaugh

    Get your own players
     
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    Truthfully give me their AAU team last year.
    Cunningham, Bryce Thompson and Greg Brown
     
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    A pretty large portion of KU’s roster is actually local.

    Agbaji and Grant-Foster are from KC. Braun is from a small KS town and played his last year or two of HS in the KC metro.

    Lightfoot was playing in AZ when he joined the roster, but he grew up in KC.

    Dajuan Harris is from Columbia, and Thompson is from Tulsa.

    Agbaji, Grant-Foster, Thompson and Braun will all be candidates to start this year.
     
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    I'd love this....NO one else could come to Indiana? :D But hell, just here in So.Indiana IU could put together a pretty nice team..Starting with Lander and Trey Kaufman.
     
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    David Johnson
    Jay Scrubb
    Dontaie Allen
    JJ Traynor
    Charles Bassey
     
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    I don’t know but you’d probably have a lot more UGA fans on this board, haha
     
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    Texas would win the NC every year if we could keep local talent home (and we had a real coach).

    Houston and DFW are prolly top 10 talent hotspots, and central Texas has a couple top 50 types every year.
     
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    Depends how you define regionally.
     
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    That's solid.
     
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    He was meaning local kids, so you could add 5* Xavier Foster and 4* DJ Carton to that list.

    Iowa would be just fine if it had only Iowa kids.
     
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    McKinley Wright
    Jalen Suggs
    Gabe Kalscheur
    Matthew Hurt
    Nate Reuvers
     
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    But what about Baylor, TCU, Houston, etc.? Those teams would keep local talent too. It wouldn’t just all go to Texas.
     
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    so does this mean we get ALL the local players and don't have to fight Northwestern and Loyola for them?
     
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    That’s definitely not how I took it. I didn’t include guys like Isaac Okaro, Ant Edwards, or Omar Payne who played high school ball close to FSU, FSU recruited, but they decided to go another school that was also nearby.
     
  32. Random UK Fan

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    I know Richie Farmer, Deron Feldhaus and John Pelphrey did ok against Duke with exception of "The Shot" that nixed it. Bunch of mountain boys from Eastern KY.

    More heart than talent.
     
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    So who are you including then? Just guys from your area who already are going to FSU??
     
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    No. I did last year and next years lineup already in this thread. A guy like CJ Walker who’s at Oregon, or Armando Bacot who went to UNC, or Cade Cunningham. Those are all guys who would have been forced to stay home.

    The amount of talent within a 4.5 hour drive of Tallahassee is bountiful. Jacksonville, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, (plus the IMGs and Montverdes).
     
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    @WeAreDePaul ^^^^
     
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    Foster would be the 5th. don't much care about Carton as he is not originally from Iowa.

    that 4* PG 6'4 Greene that plays for UNI would be a better option. SO stats
    19.7 ppg, 3 rpg, 3 apg, 41.6% from the field, 39.1% from 3 and 91.1% from the FTL.
     
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    So, I created an excel file last fall where I tried to find the top 5-10 players from each state. Some states I couldn't quite fill. But, going through these lists, I'd say here's how the rosters from 2020 might turn out, by state:

    New York's starting five is absolutely stacked (I actually listed 6 players for them). Per-capita wise, I really like Georgia, Minnesota, and Maryland.

    Michigan:
    Cassius Winston, Michigan State
    Devon Daniels, NC State
    Justin Turner, Bowling Green
    Isaiah Livers, Michigan
    Xavier Tillman, Michigan State

    South Carolina:
    Cartier Diarra, Kansas State
    Devontae Shuler, Ole Miss
    De'Riante Jenkins, VCU
    Aaaron Nesmith, Vanderbilt
    Tevin Mack, Clemson

    New Jersey:
    Breein Tyree, Ole Miss
    Myles Powell, Seton Hall
    Ron Harper Jr, Rutgers
    Naji Marshall, Xavier
    Cyril Langevine, Rhode Island

    Florida:
    Trent Forrest, Florida State
    Grant Riller, Charleston
    Paul Reed, DePaul
    John Mooney, Notre Dame
    Vernon Carey, Duke

    Arizona:
    Nico Mannion, Arizona
    Markus Howard, Marquette
    Jake Toolson, BYU
    Saben Lee, Vanderbilt
    Timmy Allen, Utah

    Massachusetts:
    Marcus Zegarowski, Creighton
    Kellan Grady, Davidson
    Jermaine Samuels, Villanova
    LJ Figueroa, St.John's
    AJ Brodeur, Penn

    Minnesota:
    Tre Jones, Duke
    McKinley Wright, Colorado
    Nate Reuvers, Wisconsin
    Zeke Nnaji, Arizona
    Daniel Oturu, Minnesota

    Louisiana:
    Javonte Smart, LSU
    Jared Butler, Baylor
    Skylar Mays, LSU
    Josh Anderson, Western Kentucky
    Mark Vital Baylor

    Texas:
    Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky
    Mason Jones, Arkansas
    Jahmi'us Ramsey, Texas Tech
    Jalen Harris, Nevada
    Cameron McGriff, Oklahoma State

    Illinois:
    Loren Jackson, Akron
    Ayo Dosunmum, Illinois
    Jordan Goodwin, Saint Louis
    Chris Smith, UCLA
    Cameron Krutwig, Loyola Chicago

    New York:
    Cole Anthony, North Carolina
    Elijah Hughes, Syracuse
    Jordan Nwora, Louisville
    Precious Achiuwa, Memphis
    Obi Toppin, Dayton
    Isaiah Stewart, Washington
    (6th man: Alpha Diallo, Providence)

    California:
    Remy Martin, Arizona State
    Jordan Ford, Saint Mary's
    Malik Fitts, Saint Mary's
    Tyler Bey, Colorado
    Onyeka Okongwu, USC

    Ontario:
    Andrew Nembhard, Florida
    Marcus Carr, Minnesota
    Devonte Bandoo, Baylor
    AJ Lawson, South Carolina
    Jermaine Haley, West Virginia

    Pennsylvania:
    Fatts Russell, Rhode Island
    Collin Gillespie, Villanova
    Samir Doughty, Auburn
    Lamar Stevens, Penn State
    Tre Mitchell, UMass

    Georgia:
    Kamar Baldwin, Butler
    Devin Vassell, Florida State
    Anthony Edwards, Georgia
    Isaac Okoro, Auburn
    Reggie Perry, Mississippi State

    Ohio:
    Carlik Jones, Radford
    Zavier Simpson, Michigan
    MaCio Teague, Baylor
    Jarron Cumberland, Cincinnati
    Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State

    Indiana:
    Eugene German, Northern Illinois
    Paul Scruggs, Xavier
    Desmond Bane, TCU
    Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
    James Banks, Georgia Tech

    North Carolina:
    Devon Dotson, Kansas
    Ty-Shon Alexander, Creighton
    Nate Hinton, Houston
    Patrick Williams, Florida State
    Jayden Gardner, East Carolina

    Virginia:
    Jermaine Marrow, Hampton
    Matt Coleman, Texas
    Chris Clarke, Texas Tech
    Keyonate Johnson, Florida
    Aamir Sims, Clemson

    Maryland:
    Anthony Cowan, Maryland
    Chris Lykes, Miami
    Immanuel Quickley, Kentucky
    Saddiq Bey, Villanova
    Jalen Smith, Maryland

    Washington:
    Malachi Flynn, San Diego State
    Daejon Davis, Stanford
    CJ Elleby, Washington State
    Corey Kispert, Gonzaga
    Jaden McDaniels, Washington

    Alabama:
    Kira Lewis, Alabama
    John Petty, Alabama
    Trendon Watford, LSU
    Garrison Brooks, UNC
    Austin Wiley, Auburn

    Tennessee:
    Jalen Crutcher, Dayton
    Tray Boyd III, East Tennessee State
    Nathan Hoover, Wofford
    John Fulkerson, Tennessee
    Abdul Ado, Mississippi State

    Kentucky:
    Mason Faulkner, Western Carolina
    Taveion Hollinsworth, Western Kentucky
    David Johnson, Louisville
    Dwayne Sutton, Louisville
    Terry Taylor, Austin Peay

    Wisconsin:
    Tyrese Haliburton, Iowa State
    Kobe King, Wisconsin
    Terence Lewis, Iowa State
    Sam Hauser, Virginia
    Joey Hauser, Michigan State

    Utah:
    TJ Haws, BYU
    Sam Merrill, Utah State
    Brendan Bailey, Marquette
    Yoeli Childs, BYU
    Makol Mawien, Kansas State

    Mississippi:
    Nick Weathersppon, Mississippi State
    Tyson Carter, Mississippi State
    Jaylen Forbes, Alabama
    DJ Stewart, Mississippi State
    Robert Woodard, Mississppi State

    France:
    Joel Ayayi, Gonzaga
    Yves Pons, Tennessee
    Martins Igbanu, Tulsa
    Killian Tillie, Gonzaga
    Olivier Sarr, Wake Forest

    Iowa:
    AJ Green, Northern Iowa
    DJ Carton, Ohio State
    Connor McCaffery, Iowa
    Joe Wieskamp, Iowa
    Michael Jacobson, Iowa State

    Kansas:
    Jerrick Harding, Weber State
    Mitch Ballock, Creighton
    Malik Hall, Michigan State
    Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Villanova
    Yor Anei, Oklahoma State

    Missouri:
    Xavier Sneed, Kansas State
    Jacob Gilyard, Richmond
    Courtney Ramey, Texas
    Ochai Agbaji, Kansas
    Jericole Hellems, NC State
     
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    So Iowa gets to count Omaha, Minneapolis, Chicago, St Louis and Kansas City? Good to know.
     
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    Feel free to help me fill-in the blanks on some of these...

    Delaware: Myles Cale (Seton Hall), Eric Ayala (Maryland), Nah'shon Hyland (VCU)

    Connecticut: Mustapha Heron (St.John's), Tyrique Jones (Xavier), Quincy McKnight (Seton Hall)

    Colorado: D'Shawn Schwartz (Colorado), Colbey Ross (Pepperdine), Jonah Radebaugh (Northern Colorado)

    Oklahoma: Kristina Doolittle & Brady Manek (Oklahoma), Kalib Boone and Lindy Waters (Oklahoma State)

    I'm missing a few other states, but these are the ones I was closest to finalizing.
     
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    replace Carton with Jordan
    and Jacobson with Foster.
     

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