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2020 Targets - Link Thread

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  • Is it just me or is the in state talent pool twice as good as it was 10 years ago?

    I think it's largely just a fluke akin to the hoops rise of the early to mid 00's (Marvin Williams, Martell Webster, Brockman, Hawes, Micah Downs [lol], Stuckey, Roy, Robinson, Stewart Twins etc were all either 5 stars or NBA players or both coming out of like three or four classes). That run lasted a little while then faded, though we seem to be coming to another peak.

    I expect the football thing will do the same, 3 or 4 years max of insane local talent, then a return to normal or semi normal.

    The one thing that a lot of that hoops talent was attributed to was the quality of the AAU programs (Friends of Hoop and Seattle Rotary primarily) that really helped develop talent in ways the area had never seen before. In that way that boom is analogous to the emergence of FSP and to a lesser extent Heir/Rise on the football side. Just as with hoops I'm not sure how much is correlation and how much is causation but I would guess those programs have helped to some degree at least.

    The one thing going for western Washington football is that we do have a Poly population here to compensate for our relative lack of African Americans so we're not at the demographic disadvantage that we presumably should be in hoops. But even if you remove the Polys from the talent pool (basically Tui and the 2022 EC kid are the only super elite ones) it's still an abnormally strong couple of classes.

    The area's limited African American population is just killing it at producing basketball talent, its very impressive. They seem to be producing some real football talent now as well, to supplement the QBs and OL that the area has basically always produced at a high level.

    We really have to capitalize.
    Agreed.

    Say what you want about the granola munchers in the region, but the sports culture up here is really strong.
    HillsboroDuckMisterEmtheknowledgebackthepackBeno4Life
  • WRDawgWRDawg Posts: 13
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    Could it have anything to do with their genes? Have you noticed a majority of kids excelling had one if not two parents the succeeded in sports at the college level.
  • seatownfunkseatownfunk Posts: 674
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    @dnc always leaves out Terrence Williams. The disrespect is unreal.
    HillsboroDuckdirtysouwfdawg
  • HillsboroDuckHillsboroDuck Posts: 7,582
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    @dnc always leaves out Terrence Williams. The disrespect is unreal.

    Wasn't a five star and played barely 150 games in the NBA which is far below the other non 5 stars on that list. Great college player though.

    Aaron Brooks was a five star who had a long NBA career and I didn't list him either. He's the real snub here.
    seatownfunkbackthepack
  • seatownfunkseatownfunk Posts: 674
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    Fuck Aaron Brooks, fuck Jason Kerr
  • HillsboroDuckHillsboroDuck Posts: 7,582
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    Fuck Aaron Brooks, fuck Jason Kerr

    Paolo disagrees!
    seatownfunkbackthepack
  • RealRhinoRealRhino Posts: 279
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    I just want Sam Adams and Bijan Robinson and Johnny Wilson and Jalen McMillan and Mark Redman and Myles Murao and Geirean Hatchett and Smalls and Justin Botelho and Clark Phillips and Kelee Ringo and Lathan Ransom, is that so much to ask?

    And anybody else the coaching staff wants, them too.
    guntlovedirtysouwfdawgbackthepack
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