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

GE Nole

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So Iowa gets to count Omaha, Minneapolis, Chicago, St Louis and Kansas City? Good to know.
If those are within a 4-5 hour drive from campus, then sure. At least by the standard I was using.
 

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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
I have no idea how UVA wins so many games
 

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Foster was in high school; this is for college basketball players in 2020. And Bohannon was wildly inefficient in the 10 games he played.
of course playing on a hip that needed surgery had absolutely no impact on that.

going into this season Jordan comes in as a career dbl digit scorer, career in 3 point percentage of over 40% 89% from the FTL. plus he is a returning 3rd Team All BT player,

side note he is also is on pace to break the all time record for 3 pointers made in the BT, he already holds the Iowa all time record and is on pace to lead Iowa in all time assists.

this where a bird in the hands is better than 2 in the bush.

as for Foster is playing in the 2020-21 season and if you are talking about last season then the 5th would be 6'10 Kriener.
 

GE Nole

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I think you should cut it back to two hr drive from campus.
Ehh. Parents make 4-5 hour drives to see their kids play all the time. It’s a long day but it’s doable. 4 hours in the car, 2 hour game, 3 hours with kid after the game, 4 hours back.

That’s a 13 hour day. Easily done on a Saturday and something I see done a lot at FSU.
 

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Ehh. Parents make 4-5 hour drives to see their kids play all the time. It’s a long day but it’s doable. 4 hours in the car, 2 hour game, 3 hours with kid after the game, 4 hours back.

That’s a 13 hour day. Easily done on a Saturday and something I see done a lot at FSU.
But Iowa can't claim Chicago when Illinois is, and we can't claim Minneapolis because Minnesota is, Nebraska with Omaha. Lets be realistic here, if all schools are subject to this rule.

Florida's panhandle makes things weird for FSU.
 

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I’m guessing Syracuse would not be allowed to get NYC or Philly kids and probably not Buffalo in this scenario. So that’s basically Rochester to Albany and maybe down to Binghamton? The roster would be ugly. Oddly, we’d still have our starting backcourt, Buddy Boeheim and Joe Girard.
 
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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.
That Mashburn guy helped....Winking
 

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I’ll just go with the state of Michigan, and I’ll count guys who left to go to prep schools.

PG-Amauri Hardy (Transferring from UNLV to Oregon)
SG-Rocket Watts (MSU)
SF-Gabe Brown (MSU)
PF-Isaiah Livers (UM)
C-Xavier Tillman (MSU)

Would be a really nice starting 5, with tons of depth down low, not so much on the wings though. You would have some nice pieces off the bench like Trevion Williams at Purdue, Brandon Johns from UM, Romeo Weems from DePaul, Isaiah Jackson from UK, etc.
 
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GE Nole

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But Iowa can't claim Chicago when Illinois is, and we can't claim Minneapolis because Minnesota is, Nebraska with Omaha. Lets be realistic here, if all schools are subject to this rule.

Florida's panhandle makes things weird for FSU.
There are multiple schools in the same areas. That’s the nature of the beast. Think about UNC and Duke. UGA and GT and Clemson. The Big 5 in Philly.
 

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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.
I think Texas would be first in line (like football during the Mack brown days). None of the schools in Texas have done shit basketball wise (or football for that matter).
 

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I’m guessing Syracuse would not be allowed to get NYC or Philly kids and probably not Buffalo in this scenario. So that’s basically Rochester to Albany and maybe down to Binghamton? The roster would be ugly. Oddly, we’d still have our starting backcourt, Buddy Boeheim and Joe Girard.
G: Joe Girard (Glens Falls)
G: Buddy Boeheim (Syracuse)
F: Naz Carter (Rochester)
F: Isaiah Stewart (Rochester)
C: Nathan Knight (Syracuse, 20 & 11 at William and Mary)

That team could win some games, and that’s with a very conservative mileage radius.
 

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All you need to know as to why DePaul has been terrible..Laughing

We're terrible because of all your teams coming in and taking our players, but for this hypothetical scenario I only have to be concerned with Loyola, Northwestern and UIC doing that. In this scenario we only have to beat out those teams to get guys like Zeke and Eric Anderson as opposed to trying to ward off Bobby Knight.
 
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If those are within a 4-5 hour drive from campus, then sure. At least by the standard I was using.

that contradicts what you were saying earlier since there are other big schools closer to those players than Iowa is.
 

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But Iowa can't claim Chicago when Illinois is, and we can't claim Minneapolis because Minnesota is, Nebraska with Omaha. Lets be realistic here, if all schools are subject to this rule.
Illinois doesn't get Chicago. There are at least 2 schools in the Big10 closer to Chicago than Illinois. 3 if the traffic is better from Madison than Champaign. Illinois gets Peoria area and maybe even St. Louis.
 

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We're terrible because of all your teams coming in and taking our players, but for this hypothetical scenario I only have to be concerned with Loyola, Northwestern and UIC doing that. In this scenario we only have to beat out those teams to get guys like Zeke and Eric Anderson as opposed to trying to ward off Bobby Knight.
Gotcha.....
 

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Shit, I'd settle for So. Indiana, and Indy. Indianapolis spits out sickening talent. So. Indiana has done so recently.
 

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that contradicts what you were saying earlier since there are other big schools closer to those players than Iowa is.
I didn’t say the players would automatically go to the closer school. I still had MJ Walker going to FSU, even though he’s from ATL and ATL is closer to Auburn or GT.

What I said was, I wasn’t going to cherry pick the best players within 4-5 hours if that was already a person who FSU recruited and they chose to go to another school that was within the same range.

Ant Edwards, from Atlanta, was recruited by FSU, and he chose UGA. I can’t go back and magically assign him to FSU just because he’s within 4.5 hours. UGA, also within 4.5 hours, gets him.

However, CJ Walker went to Oregon. Which is not within 4.5 hours of Orlando. So in this scenario I assigned him to FSU (we recruited him), even though UCF, USF, and UF are closer.
 

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I didn’t say the players would automatically go to the closer school. I still had MJ Walker going to FSU, even though he’s from ATL and ATL is closer to Auburn or GT.

What I said was, I wasn’t going to cherry pick the best players within 4-5 hours if that was already a person who FSU recruited and they chose to go to another school that was within the same range.

Ant Edwards, from Atlanta, was recruited by FSU, and he chose UGA. I can’t go back and magically assign him to FSU just because he’s within 4.5 hours. UGA, also within 4.5 hours, gets him.

However, CJ Walker went to Oregon. Which is not within 4.5 hours of Orlando. So in this scenario I assigned him to FSU (we recruited him), even though UCF, USF, and UF are closer.

not that it matters since this is just a fun little message board game, but I don't think FSU should get any players from ATL in this scenario. G Tech gets those players. FSU has to stick to the surrounding area which extends till they run into another big school's surrounding area.

At least that's how I interpret this thread.
 

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not that it matters since this is just a fun little message board game, but I don't think FSU should get any players from ATL in this scenario. G Tech gets those players. FSU has to stick to the surrounding area which extends till they run into another big school's surrounding area.

At least that's how I interpret this thread.
Ahh. I see what you’re saying. But that’s not how I originally interpreted it. I asked the OP if I could count Montverde and IMG (which are both closer to other schools in Florida but still within a few hours of FSU) and he said sure.

Like you said, doesn’t really matter. Just a fun game to pass Rona time.