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Old 02-27-2018, 08:33 AM   #221
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I live in the Perry Hall area and have seen a ton of Hardnett over the last four years, including the Maryland Public School State Championship game.

The Pro's: He's the definition of a point forward for Perry Hall. Very good handle, and good distributor for his squad. Athletic, but not Bill Walker athletic. He's slick with the ball. Ball fakes well and has a nice pull-up jumper from 15 in. The kid is a winner. In the state championship game last year, team was trailing in final minutes and hit a couple clutch shots to tie the game and eventually win it in overtime.

The cons: Doesn't give you much as a perimeter shooter, though he's a little better there than he used to be. Slightly built, will never be confused with Kenyon Martin. Not always the most physical guy, especially on defense. Defensively, could be better. Has had some lapses there.

Overall: I know many are lamenting his ranking, but a lot of people in this area were dumbfounded how little attention he was getting as a junior.The same was true for Higgs, though Higgs started to pick up attention a little bit fast than Hardnett. The other guy is '19 forward Anthony Walker, who is a better athlete than Higgs or Quill, but is much more of a true 4 than either of those guys. Walker has 4-5 other D-1 offers already.

Some of that is a product of the league he plays in and his school. Perry Hall doesn't have much of a history in Basketball, and has only really begun to emerge since coach Pantangelou took over there. East Baltimore county schools like Perry Hall have always been a step below competition-wise the schools on the west side (though that has changed somewhat in recent years), and generally speaking, the top players don't typically stay at public schools by their junior year, they usually end up at a St Frances, Mount St. Joe's, John Carroll or another private powerhouse. Those schools, and the top city schools (Poly, Patterson, Edmondson) are looked at as much more serious competition, and coaches are sometimes skeptical about the level of competition faced in the Baltimore county public league.

La'Quill has a very valuable skill set with his length, handle and passing ability that on the right team, and I believe the Bearcats are getting a steal here. If he can stay consistent in the weight room and the classroom he could be a big-time player there.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:14 AM   #222
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Second that, thanks a lot of your input! From all I have heard, it remains consistent with what you have said. Very happy he chose UC.
If theres one area I trust Cincy to always help at - is defense and weight room. So if thats what he needs work on, we got him covered. Seems like he should be a solid 2 year starter.
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Old 02-27-2018, 01:09 PM   #223
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If theres one area I trust Cincy to always help at - is defense and weight room. So if thats what he needs work on, we got him covered. Seems like he should be a solid 2 year starter.
Exactly.
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:46 PM   #224
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Higgs stated he is staying with Ole Miss regardless of coaching change.
New article on Rivals says all Ole Miss recruits will prolly re-open and test the waters. Don't see why you wouldn't when you have no idea who their bringing in.
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:56 PM   #225
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New article on Rivals says all Ole Miss recruits will prolly re-open and test the waters. Don't see why you wouldn't when you have no idea who their bringing in.
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:17 AM   #226
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Well we'll have to wait and see I guess...looks like one side of the story is going to be wrong.
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:02 AM   #227
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Well we'll have to wait and see I guess...looks like one side of the story is going to be wrong.
that, is a great observation
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:01 AM   #228
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that, is a great observation
"There are two sides to every story" as we all learned this year from Chris Mack
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:17 AM   #229
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i don't know a lot about this kid. He looks good, but we seem to have 4 of this kind of player already. that would be my only worry. tre, diarri, ellie, and even keith to some extent. 6-5 to 6-9 athlete type that struggles to shoot.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:45 AM   #230
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You can never have too many ball handlers.

You can never have too many guys who can switch, guard multiple positions, and guard out to the 3 point line (sounds like this is where he'll need work but the tools are there).
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