If roundball is your blood, this is the place to discuss the Flames as they move into the Ritchie McKay era for the 2nd time.
By oldflame
#576511
The updated Liberty page at verbalcommits.com shows that not only have we gotten the commitment from Jackson, but apparently we have also dropped our offers to both Jackson Siville and Dean Rieber.

https://www.verbalcommits.com/schools/liberty

Jackson is a SF, somewhat similar to Siville, but Reiber is a 6'10" PF. With one scholarship remaining, I would think we are now focusing on another big. Wouldn't be surprised to hear something soon.
#576545
If we hold on to Jackson, which Ritchie's track record as a recruiter says we will. Then this may be as big a steal if not bigger than Lovell when we signed him. Either way, as a life-long UNC bball fan this pick up is exciting!
By ballah09
#576556
If he grows an inch or two, which he probably will, bigger schools will probably come offer. He’s a little undersized for a 3, where he’s projected to play. A lot of people said the same with the Curry’s of being undersized.

Big pick up none the less. Lethal shooter and he can create his own shot. Now we desperately need post depth.
By SumItUp
#576562
The Jackson family had visited LU and were on campus when Justin was at UNC. I heard a comment was made that Justin would have considered LU if they knew about the school while he was being recruited. I've been following Justin since I first heard about the interest from the family. I'm not surprised byJonathan's commit. The trajectory of LU athletics, facilities and specifically the basketball program have been on the rise. Coach RMK and staff are building something special.
By oldflame
#576580
The recent events in recruiting open the door to a lot of speculation as to what happened with all 3 recruits involved. Did Ritchie make a decision to go with Jonathan over Jackson Sivills (an excellent prospect who looks like he would also have been a great fit at Liberty), or did Sevills have enough interest from high major programs (no offers yet) that he lost interest? I'm inclined to believe the former. The other player who had his offer dropped, Dean Reiber, would seem to meet a need on the roster and also looks like a Liberty type kid. Like Sivills, he has interest from some high major programs, with an offer from Penn State. I'm beginning to think we may now be in the mix for one or more big men who are on a whole other level, and could make this recruiting class the one that takes our program to national prominence.
By oldflame
#579507
SumItUp wrote: May 1st, 2019, 11:11 pm The Jackson family had visited LU and were on campus when Justin was at UNC. I heard a comment was made that Justin would have considered LU if they knew about the school while he was being recruited. I've been following Justin since I first heard about the interest from the family. I'm not surprised byJonathan's commit. The trajectory of LU athletics, facilities and specifically the basketball program have been on the rise. Coach RMK and staff are building something special.
I don't see any way Justin did not know about Liberty. He played for the same home-school program as the Sanders brothers, and he also played several times against Ryan Kemrite. He was informed enough to know how awful the basketball program was back then, and that he had way better options.
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By Sly Fox
#579883
Justin knew plenty about Liberty. I used to see him in LU gear when he was at HCYA practice while in HS. The Sanders Brothers' dad Bob was his coach. Our program wasn't ready for him yet back in those days.
By oldflame
#580991
2020 commit Drake Dobbs opened eyes at the Rivals "Fantastic 40" event in Vegas, and they have dropped 3 stars on him.

https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com ... iting-news

Scroll down to the end of the article for the info on Drake. Love it that other players and coaches were apparently coming to them and questioning why he isn't getting more love.

https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/ ... bbs-256489
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