Friday, April 26, 2019

MBB Verbal is a very big person

So, this is interesting.  Dylan Swingle is a transfer from Duquesne....6'11 and 300 pounds.  He redshirted at Duquesne in his only year there, so there's no news about him related to his collegiate play.  He was, however, a highly-decorated player in HS.

He's from Chillicothe, so an Ohioan.  That is in D-III of OHSAA.  There are 4 divisions overall so this one would be the second-smallest.

Dropping some knowledge:

  • Ranked 35th nationally among centers and in the Top 11 in the state of Ohio by 247 Sports.
  • Two-time First Team Division III All-Ohio.
  • Rated as a 3-star recruit, and 10th-best overall player (No. 3 center) in Ohio, by
  • Averaged 23.1 points, 13.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.7 blocks per game as a senior in leading Paint Valley (17-8) to the Division III district semifinal.
  • Finished his career with a Paint Valley High School, Scioto Valley Conference and Ross County record 1,796 points. The Paint Valley scoring record stood for 43 years.
  • His 1,160 rebounds were the most in school history and second-most in conference and county history. Also had 267 career blocks.
  • Two-time District and Scioto Valley Conference Player of the Year.
  • Averaged 21.3 points and 13.0 rebounds per game as a junior.
  • 2016-17 Associated Press All-Southeast District Division III co-Player of the Year.
  • According to 247, offers from Akron, WVU, GW and Dayton.

I have no idea if there is some kind of hardship involved here.  If not, Dylan will have to sit next year per NCAA rules and then would have three eligible seasons moving forward.

So, you wanted a big man and you wanted to use all the scholarships, there you go.  Not expected to see him impact next season, but if he develops he has the looks of somebody who could be a very effective MAC player.  At his size, you'd expect big HS numbers--and they are there.  If he can play against guys his size, everything points to a formidable post presence.

Welcome to the Falcons, Dylan.

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