Potential transfer
by AquinasDomer (2017-04-07 17:14:25)

ND has asked permission to contact Juwan Durham. Was a top 50 6 11 PF who can shoot. Hs reports were shot blocking was the best part of his game. He could be a good stretch 4 and give us the elote shot blocker we need...


Was a top-50-level athlete before injuries.
by SavageDragon  (2017-04-07 17:17:03)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Now it's unclear if he still has that burst to be an elite eraser, but he'd still be well above our bar for athleticism in the front-court.


A year off with practice time curtailed might be good
by Kayo  (2017-04-07 18:42:09)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Focus on strength and conditioning work, don't necessarily practice every day, and be ready for 2018-19.


Injuries
by AquinasDomer  (2017-04-07 19:12:53)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

He'd finished rehabbing prior to last season and actually played a bit. At 6'11 205 he's a stick so Maybe they put him on the protein shake every meal live in the weight room plan. Hopefully we go after the UConn wing transfer too.


From reading, it seems like his rehab was accelerated
by Kayo  (2017-04-08 18:36:11)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

...which is my way of speculating that he might not have gotten himself back to full strength before playing. The determination to work hard and play ahead of schedule speaks well of the young man; but a sit-out year is an opportunity to revisit rehab, possibly with limits on what he does in practice and how often he practices. That's what Burns did during his redshirt season.

It also is an opportunity to add 20 pounds as you noted.


Would anyone notice 20 lbs?
by AquinasDomer  (2017-04-09 14:52:23)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

He's kinda like VJ where he could add 20 lbs of muscle and would look only marginally less skinny


Auguste added 20-25 pounds
by Kayo  (2017-04-09 20:29:15)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

He still was lean, but he was much stronger as an upperclassman than he was earlier in his career.