Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Men's Basketball Recruiting Scorecard, Updated

So, this has been going on for a few years.  I keep it going...not sure why.  Hopefully, we can retire this.  Look, since the WVU debacle BG has only had a couple winning seasons, and the primary theme is the lack of getting consistent high quality players.

Below is a year by year listing of BG's recruiting classes for men's basketball.  It contains both players who did not stay and players who did and failed to rise much above average.

Both graduates this year are from the 10-11 class:  Cam Black and Craig Sealey.  One player (Oglesby) already graduated and another (Henderson) has one more year.  Black was a good player and Sealey was a role player at his best who never emerged into a larger role.

The best class , in my view, is 05-06, with Marschall, Moten, Samarco and Clements, three of whom who formed the core of a MAC regular season title team.  This was a Dakich class.

The 08-09 class was the best Orr class, with Calhoun, Thomas and Dee Brown.  And you see what I mean.

Anyway, without further delay, here is the annual update of the recruiting scorecard.

Falcon Hoops Recruiting Scorecard, Updated April 2013

Stephen Wright--Productive player, left prior to his senior season.
Ron Lewis--Two productive seasons, no junior year. Prominent Big 10 player.
Raheem Moss--26 games, two starts, 66 career points, left program. Contribued at Cleveland State.

Chris Hobson, 28 games, 51 points, left program.
Austin Montgomery 56 games, 189 points, transferred.
Reggie Harwell--Nada.
Matt Lefeld--A contributing senior and a true warrior. Academic All-American
Isaac Rosefelt--24 minutes, two points. Left Program for stellar DIII career.
John Floyd--Played 59 games averaging 8.4 ppg. 247 career assists Left program.


Scott Vandermeer, 60 points and 40 fouls. Transfered, contributed at UIC where I think he ended up as a pretty good player.
Moon Robinson, Left program after sophomore season. Transferred.
Mawel Soler, completed eligibility. Effective player, even good in spots.


Jeremy Holland--left program after one practice
Nick Wilson--left program without playing a game.
Lionel Sullivan--Sayonara. 30 minutes, 6 points.
Dusan--Minor contributions. Left program prior to Junior Season.
Erik Marschall--Injury plagued career ended with effective senior season.
Daryl Clements--Good contributing player, played strong D, stable presence and probably underappreciated player.
Brian Moten--MAC sixth man of the year in junior season and all-MAC HM as a senior. Good player at this level, had game-changing shooting potential.
Martin Samarco--2nd team All-MAC, finished career.


Ryne Hamblett--Contributing player, but kicked off team prior to senior season.
Brandon Bland--Left the program.
Marc Larson--Gets minutes, is more valuable than his stats indicate.
Otis Polk--Productive starter.
Ryan Sims--left team early in Junior year. Made little contribution.
Nate Miller--All-MAC First team. Great player, carried team into post-season.
Chris Knight--Transferred following two seasons at BG. (Technically, he was a Dakich recruit).

Joe Jakubowski--Four year starter, among the program's career leaders in assists and steals.
Cameron Madlock--Transferred out.

Dee Brown--1,000 point scorer.
Scott Thomas--Third team All-MAC as senior. 1,000 point scorer. 10th in career assists, 10th in career rebounds, 6th in career 3-pointers.
Au'ston Calhoun--Two-time Second-team All-MAC, 19th all-time leading scorer @BGSU.
Adrion Graves--left before appearing as a Falcon.
Darion Goins--Played sparingly, left team in first season as a Falcon

Jordon Crawford--Honorable mention All-MAC.  1,000 pt scorer, 4th in career assists, 5th in steals.
James Erger--Averaged 10 minutes per game as a Senior.  Role player.
Luke Kraus--Started 25 games as a senior.  Scored 4 points per game.
DaVon Haynes---Left program without playing.  Averaged 12 points and 7 RPG for Ark-Pine Bluff.
Danny McElroy--Left program. Ran afoul of the law.

Anthony Henderson-As a R-JR started 31 games and average 10.4 PPG on 40% shooting.
Cam Black--Finished in Top 10 in program history in rebounds.  Also 3rd in blocked shots.
Torian Oglesby--Juco. Solid role player. Set NCAA record for most consecutive FGs.
Craig Sealey--Was a career role player at BG, injured in senior year.

Jehvon Clarke--Started 32 games as a JR. 12ppg on 36% shooting.
Chauncey Orr--Team's 3rd leading scorer as SO. Redshirted due to injury.
Desmond Rorie--Left program without appearing in a game.

Richaun Holmes--All-time leader in blocked shots.  Third team All-MAC.
Spencer Parker--24 double-digit scoring games as a sophomore.

Zach Denny, Played 3 game due to injury
JD Tisdale...Played in every game. Some highlight drunks...hopefully shooting improves.
Garrett Mayleben...red-shirt

Josh Gomez....Played 147 minutes in his first season

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