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Thread: LJS-Brian Rosenthal: Hoops recruits feel the love in Lincoln

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    LJS-Brian Rosenthal: Hoops recruits feel the love in Lincoln

    http://huskerextra.com/sports/husker...7fd97a97e.html


    Turns out, many Nebraska fans do care about men's basketball.

    How else do you explain Jahlil Okafor picking up nearly 6,000 Twitter followers during his weekend visit to Lincoln?

    Never mind that's more than attended most of the Huskers' nonconference games last season.

    Get a heralded hoops recruit on campus, and watch the love flow.

    Hey, it's not every day a guy with offers from Duke, North Carolina, Connecticut, Michigan State, Ohio State -- you get the picture -- sets foot in Lincoln.
    In fact, it's likely never happened.

    Walt Woghiren, assistant coach of the Mac Irvin Fire Under-17 AAU team, kind of got that impression when he and a group of his Chicago high school players stopped at a gas station outside of Lincoln.

    People there watched as the 6-foot-9 boys emerged from the van.

    "They put two-and-two together, realized they were basketball players and said, ‘Hey, we read about you in the paper,'" Woghiren said.
    Article continues in link. Very good read!
    "Lay it down, forget it, take off your red, choose another team ... or stick with it."

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    Wow! I guess Coach Miles is hitting the ground running! This is huge. Yes, it is still a long shot on getting any of these 5***** players to NU (never say never!), but each of these kids is going to be building relationships with other 4 and 5 star players over the next year or so with all these AAU/McDonald tourneys, etc ... You know they will be talking up the Big Red around the country to a lot of other young players! This is B1G people!!!

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    "And three, they see the chance for immediate playing time. They like that."


    This is something Nebraska definitely has working in their favor.

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    This reminds me of the guy sitting in the corner all night claiming all the attractive women were giving him the eye but he never got off the chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dawn View Post
    This reminds me of the guy sitting in the corner all night claiming all the attractive women were giving him the eye but he never got off the chair.
    speaking from personal experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dawn View Post
    This reminds me of the guy sitting in the corner all night claiming all the attractive women were giving him the eye but he never got off the chair.
    Still RD, you gotta admit. The night is young.
    "It doesn't matter where you start or how people perceive you now or what your potential is. ... It's going to be how this football team comes together and meets the challenges ... I like our potential, but there's a lot of teams that like their potential. It's going to be how we put things together, how we grow and how we come together as a team. It's not going to be the best collection of talent, it's going to be the best team. ...." - Bo Pelini, Big 10 Media Days, 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskernut View Post
    Still RD, you gotta admit. The night is young.
    Does that mean RD still has time to run to the drug store!







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