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On campus recruit (Jakub Karwowski)

Post by SectionBAggie » May 6th, 2019, 3:41 pm

Rumors of a very tall recruit on campus today. Any ideas about him?



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by aggies22 » May 6th, 2019, 4:35 pm

SectionBAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Rumors of a very tall recruit on campus today. Any ideas about him?
Not only do I have an idea. I know exactly who it is. I'm just waiting to get the go ahead to spread the word. When I get the nod, I'll let you all know.



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by ThunderAggie » May 6th, 2019, 4:40 pm

aggies22 wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 4:35 pm
SectionBAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Rumors of a very tall recruit on campus today. Any ideas about him?
Not only do I have an idea. I know exactly who it is. I'm just waiting to get the go ahead to spread the word. When I get the nod, I'll let you all know.
Sounds good! Can you specify if it is a JUCO, transfer, or high school recruit?



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by flying_scotsman2.0 » May 6th, 2019, 5:01 pm

aggies22 wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 4:35 pm
SectionBAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Rumors of a very tall recruit on campus today. Any ideas about him?
Not only do I have an idea. I know exactly who it is. I'm just waiting to get the go ahead to spread the word. When I get the nod, I'll let you all know.
Is it someone we should be excited about? Is it... the aircraft carrier?



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by aggies22 » May 6th, 2019, 5:29 pm

ThunderAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 4:40 pm
aggies22 wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 4:35 pm
SectionBAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Rumors of a very tall recruit on campus today. Any ideas about him?
Not only do I have an idea. I know exactly who it is. I'm just waiting to get the go ahead to spread the word. When I get the nod, I'll let you all know.
Sounds good! Can you specify if it is a JUCO, transfer, or high school recruit?
He is a JuCo kid. I just tweeted about him.



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by ineptimusprime » May 6th, 2019, 5:33 pm

aggies22 wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 5:29 pm
ThunderAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 4:40 pm
aggies22 wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 4:35 pm
SectionBAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Rumors of a very tall recruit on campus today. Any ideas about him?
Not only do I have an idea. I know exactly who it is. I'm just waiting to get the go ahead to spread the word. When I get the nod, I'll let you all know.
Sounds good! Can you specify if it is a JUCO, transfer, or high school recruit?
He is a JuCo kid. I just tweeted about him.
Pretty much averaged a double-double. Looks like he’ll have three years left, no? Do we know if he still has a redshirt year?



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by aggies22 » May 6th, 2019, 5:42 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 5:33 pm
aggies22 wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 5:29 pm
ThunderAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 4:40 pm
aggies22 wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 4:35 pm
SectionBAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Rumors of a very tall recruit on campus today. Any ideas about him?
Not only do I have an idea. I know exactly who it is. I'm just waiting to get the go ahead to spread the word. When I get the nod, I'll let you all know.
Sounds good! Can you specify if it is a JUCO, transfer, or high school recruit?
He is a JuCo kid. I just tweeted about him.
Pretty much averaged a double-double. Looks like he’ll have three years left, no? Do we know if he still has a redshirt year?
He should have a redshirt year available.



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by LKGates » May 6th, 2019, 6:06 pm

aggies22 wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 5:42 pm
ineptimusprime wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 5:33 pm
aggies22 wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 5:29 pm
ThunderAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 4:40 pm
aggies22 wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 4:35 pm
SectionBAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Rumors of a very tall recruit on campus today. Any ideas about him?
Not only do I have an idea. I know exactly who it is. I'm just waiting to get the go ahead to spread the word. When I get the nod, I'll let you all know.
Sounds good! Can you specify if it is a JUCO, transfer, or high school recruit?
He is a JuCo kid. I just tweeted about him.
Pretty much averaged a double-double. Looks like he’ll have three years left, no? Do we know if he still has a redshirt year?
He should have a redshirt year available.
Jakub Karwowski. Looks like he is finishing a true sophomore year at North Platte Community College. From Poland (love the international recruiting!). Here's a link to his JC team profile: https://npccknights.com/roster.aspx?rp_ ... ath=mbball
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Re: On campus recruit

Post by ThunderAggie » May 6th, 2019, 6:18 pm



Got pretty good hops for a big man. Looks like me dunking on a mini hoop. A guy over 7 feet....i'm all in!
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Re: On campus recruit

Post by Blitz79 » May 6th, 2019, 6:27 pm

Yeay!

I'm sold. Porter will have to play 40 minutes per game.



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by ineptimusprime » May 6th, 2019, 6:49 pm

Looks like he moves pretty fluidly for a seven footer. Like this one.



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by aggies22 » May 6th, 2019, 6:52 pm

The coaching staff loves this kid! Him and Sean Bairstow are the only two offers that have been extended during the spring signing period.



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by scotlandog » May 6th, 2019, 7:26 pm

This kid looks awesome. Sign him up. His offense is much more polished than Quetas and his defense seems pretty good. A lot of the same qualities that Queta had.


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Re: On campus recruit

Post by Aggie in Boise » May 6th, 2019, 7:32 pm

I hope we can land him!



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by I.M.Noone » May 6th, 2019, 7:41 pm

He shot 70.6% from the field last season. He didn't shoot that much, about 6 shots per game, but that's still impressive.


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Re: On campus recruit

Post by ThunderAggie » May 6th, 2019, 7:42 pm

aggies22, do you know how his shooting is? In the video there were a few 3 pointers, but mainly dunks. I love his attributes, but wondering how his hook shot, jump shot, etc compare to his dunking ability?



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by slcagg » May 6th, 2019, 7:54 pm

ThunderAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 7:42 pm
aggies22, do you know how his shooting is? In the video there were a few 3 pointers, but mainly dunks. I love his attributes, but wondering how his hook shot, jump shot, etc compare to his dunking ability?
Word on the street is that his dunking percentage made is higher than his other shot percentage made. :rock: :cheers:



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by ineptimusprime » May 6th, 2019, 8:03 pm

slcagg wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 7:54 pm
ThunderAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 7:42 pm
aggies22, do you know how his shooting is? In the video there were a few 3 pointers, but mainly dunks. I love his attributes, but wondering how his hook shot, jump shot, etc compare to his dunking ability?
Word on the street is that his dunking percentage made is higher than his other shot percentage made. :rock: :cheers:
A big guy who can run the floor well, dunk, and get rebounds is an improvement over any big we had last year not named Queta. Looks well worth a scholarship.

Would love another PG too, but this guy looks like someone who will help our team whether or not Queta is back.



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by bpd » May 6th, 2019, 8:53 pm

What I see is a 7 footer who runs the floor decently dunking on 6’ 5 dudes. That’s good, we need that. What I don’t see is one post move. He will be a good backup, we need a starter. Queta is not coming back, so I still ask who that is? Maybe it is Stall or Roche.



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by dogie » May 6th, 2019, 9:00 pm

bpd wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 8:53 pm
What I see is a 7 footer who runs the floor decently dunking on 6’ 5 dudes. That’s good, we need that. What I don’t see is one post move. He will be a good backup, we need a starter. Queta is not coming back, so I still ask who that is? Maybe it is Stall or Roche.
Literally the first offensive play on the highlight reel was a nice post move.



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by Blitz79 » May 6th, 2019, 9:02 pm

At 2:27 I see a nice and quick spin move. What do they say? you can't teach size. Its impossible to teach a big guy to move like that.

He might be raw, but so is/was Queta.



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by dogie » May 6th, 2019, 9:03 pm

LKGates wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 6:06 pm
aggies22 wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 5:42 pm
He should have a redshirt year available.
Jakub Karwowski. Looks like he is finishing a true sophomore year at North Platte Community College. From Poland (love the international recruiting!). Here's a link to his JC team profile: https://npccknights.com/roster.aspx?rp_ ... ath=mbball
The Big Karwowski. The Dude abides!
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Re: On campus recruit

Post by ThunderAggie » May 6th, 2019, 9:07 pm

dogie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 9:03 pm
LKGates wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 6:06 pm
aggies22 wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 5:42 pm
He should have a redshirt year available.
Jakub Karwowski. Looks like he is finishing a true sophomore year at North Platte Community College. From Poland (love the international recruiting!). Here's a link to his JC team profile: https://npccknights.com/roster.aspx?rp_ ... ath=mbball
The Big Karwowski. The dude abides!
Its fun to say his name. Would love to see his name on a Utah State jersey. I can just imagine Scotty G yelling "He puts the WOW in Karwowski!!!"



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by ineptimusprime » May 6th, 2019, 9:10 pm

bpd wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 8:53 pm
What I see is a 7 footer who runs the floor decently dunking on 6’ 5 dudes. That’s good, we need that. What I don’t see is one post move. He will be a good backup, we need a starter. Queta is not coming back, so I still ask who that is? Maybe it is Stall or Roche.
It’s gotta be extremely hard to recruit a starter-level player when it’s not known what Queta is doing. But I agree, this guy looks like more like a high level back-up. If he’s the Fakira replacement, this is an upgrade.

I’d much rather have a big athletic guy who can run the floor, dunk, and block shots. A post move or two would be nice, but in the modern game those other things are more important skill sets for a post player, IMO
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Post by dogie » May 6th, 2019, 9:40 pm

I will be interested in seeing if he signs, and he seems to have a skill set that look very promising.

Just to put this in a little context, before Dargenton, McEwen and then Queta (and Brito), the Aggies' track record on foreign recruits was uniformly bad, for about the past 15 years. Before these recent players, you have to go back to Cass Matheus and Dmitri Jorsson to find international contributors, and those were 15 to 20 years ago. Stew Morrill consistently struck out or didn't have the patience for the big foreign kids to develop.

During that stretch, it was hard to find any international player who contributed for more than one season for USU, and even any contribution was out of the ordinary. Even among the recent players, only Dargenton and now Brito has stuck around to complete his eligibility, but McEwen and Queta were obviously stars while they lasted.

To my recollection, here is a list of the most recent international players. I'll start with the new recruits:

Bairstow
McChesney
Grootfaam
Karwowski (?)

And here are the players on previous active rosters:

Queta
Fakira
Brito
McEwen
Dargenton
Janicek
Barnaba (high school in US, and born in Sudan)
Begic
Lopez (I know that Puerto Rico is part of the US, but it's also considered to be international basketball)
Vaitiekus
Premasunac
Niang
Cooks
Cooper
Thoseberry



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Re: The Big Karwowski

Post by ineptimusprime » May 6th, 2019, 9:43 pm

dogie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 9:40 pm
I will be interested in seeing if he signs, and he seems to have a skill set that look very promising.

Just to put this in a little context, before Dargenton, McEwen and then Queta (and Brito), the Aggies' track record on foreign recruits was uniformly bad, for about the past 15 years. Before these recent players, you have to go back to Cass Matheus and Dmitri Jorsson to find international contributors, and those were 15 to 20 years ago. Stew Morrill consistently struck out or didn't have the patience for the big foreign kids to develop.

During that stretch, it was hard to find any international player who contributed for more than one season for USU, and even any contribution was out of the ordinary. Even among the recent players, only Dargenton and now Brito has stuck around to complete his eligibility, but McEwen and Queta were obviously stars while they lasted.

To my recollection, here is a list of the most recent international players. I'll start with the new recruits:

Bairstow
McChesney
Grootfaam
Karwowski (?)

And here are the players on previous active rosters:

Queta
Fakira
Brito
McEwen
Dargenton
Janicek
Barnaba (high school in US, and born in Sudan)
Begic
Lopez (I know that Puerto Rico is part of the US, but it's also considered to be international basketball)
Vaitiekus
Premasunac
Niang
Cooks
Cooper
Thoseberry
To be fair, most of the American kids we recruited for the last few stew years and first few Duryea years sucked too.

This class looks our best in a long time on paper and on film.

Of the guys on that former player list, Matt Lopez is the only I can recall one who ended up having a decent college career. He went on to have a pretty good career at Rider.



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by treesap32 » May 6th, 2019, 10:11 pm

I like the looks of this guy.
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Re: On campus recruit

Post by LKGates » May 6th, 2019, 11:38 pm

ThunderAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 7:42 pm
aggies22, do you know how his shooting is? In the video there were a few 3 pointers, but mainly dunks. I love his attributes, but wondering how his hook shot, jump shot, etc compare to his dunking ability?
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Post by LKGates » May 6th, 2019, 11:42 pm

ThunderAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 9:07 pm
dogie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 9:03 pm
LKGates wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 6:06 pm
aggies22 wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 5:42 pm
He should have a redshirt year available.
Jakub Karwowski. Looks like he is finishing a true sophomore year at North Platte Community College. From Poland (love the international recruiting!). Here's a link to his JC team profile: https://npccknights.com/roster.aspx?rp_ ... ath=mbball
The Big Karwowski. The dude abides!
Its fun to say his name. Would love to see his name on a Utah State jersey. I can just imagine Scotty G yelling "He puts the WOW in Karwowski!!!"
Hard to know with eastern European / Slavic names. For all I know, it may be pronounced "Smith".


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Re: On campus recruit

Post by ineptimusprime » May 7th, 2019, 12:18 am

LKGates wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 11:42 pm
ThunderAggie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 9:07 pm
dogie wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 9:03 pm
LKGates wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 6:06 pm
aggies22 wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 5:42 pm
He should have a redshirt year available.
Jakub Karwowski. Looks like he is finishing a true sophomore year at North Platte Community College. From Poland (love the international recruiting!). Here's a link to his JC team profile: https://npccknights.com/roster.aspx?rp_ ... ath=mbball
The Big Karwowski. The dude abides!
Its fun to say his name. Would love to see his name on a Utah State jersey. I can just imagine Scotty G yelling "He puts the WOW in Karwowski!!!"
Hard to know with eastern European / Slavic names. For all I know, it may be pronounced "Smith".
Yeah, I still don’t comprehend how Duke’s coach’s last name is pronounced Shu-chef-ski.



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Re: On campus recruit

Post by I.M.Noone » May 7th, 2019, 7:03 am

He runs the floor very well for someone his size. He's active underneath, jumps just fine, rebounds, blocks shots. They didn't let him shoot from outside, so that's an unknown. He almost averaged a double/double, and if we can find a big post this late who did that in heavily guard oriented JC ball, that's pretty good. Smith has an eye for talent, and a talent for player development. If he offered the kid, he sees something there.


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Re: On campus recruit

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » May 7th, 2019, 7:10 am

I.M.Noone wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 7:03 am
He runs the floor very well for someone his size. He's active underneath, jumps just fine, rebounds, blocks shots. They didn't let him shoot from outside, so that's an unknown. He almost averaged a double/double, and if we can find a big post this late who did that in heavily guard oriented JC ball, that's pretty good. Smith has an eye for talent, and a talent for player development. If he offered the kid, he sees something there.
Good breakdown. I love how active he is on defense and he’s quick to react and quick off his feet for a 7 footer. I’m surprised he’s not listed in the top 100 Jucos for 2019. I saw somewhere that he shot 9/22 on threes.



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Re: On campus recruit (Jakub Karwowski)

Post by TrueAG » May 7th, 2019, 11:03 am

Back up? I saw a quick agile 7 fter with a motor. I'd love to get this guy.



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Re: On campus recruit (Jakub Karwowski)

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » May 7th, 2019, 11:13 am

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Back up? I saw a quick agile 7 fter with a motor. I'd love to get this guy.
I agree. Especially with this coaching staff’s ability to develop players.

Btw I was wrong about 3 pt numbers, not sure where I got 9/22 from. But I don’t care if our 5 shoots threes.



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Re: On campus recruit (Jakub Karwowski)

Post by aggies22 » May 7th, 2019, 11:20 am

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 11:13 am
TrueAG wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 11:03 am
Back up? I saw a quick agile 7 fter with a motor. I'd love to get this guy.
I agree. Especially with this coaching staff’s ability to develop players.

Btw I was wrong about 3 pt numbers, not sure where I got 9/22 from. But I don’t care if our 5 shoots threes.
McChesney will shoot plenty of threes for a 6-10 guy.



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