Bluenotes Short Riff – 21 Sep 17

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See:  www.Gocreighton.com for more

 

VB opens BE play…

http://www.gocreighton.com/news/2017/9/19/-w-volleyball-15-volleyball-opens-defense-of-big-east-titles-this-weekend.aspx

MSoc beat Tulsa, Villanova up next on 23rd. 

http://www.gocreighton.com/news/2017/9/18/-m-soccer-mens-soccer-takes-on-tulsa-during-midweek-home-match.aspx

2017 Hoops Frosh – Jacob, Mitch, & Ty-Shon were in NYC this week for the Big East Freshman Fundamentals Symposium.

http://www.gocreighton.com/news/2017/9/17/-m-basketball-big-east-hosts-freshmen-fundamentals-in-new-york-city.aspx

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Updated Hoops Court Design for CLink… 

http://www.gocreighton.com/news/2017/9/20/-m-basketball-creighton-unveils-new-centurylink-center-omaha-court-design.aspx

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Recruiting –

2018 PG Marcus Zegarowski commits-ESPN Top 100.

Ayo Dosunmu cuts list and Jays.  Illinois and Xavier are the leaders for Ayo’s commit.

LE: 22Sep17***  Breaking News!  According to Eric Bossi, others – 2018 PF Ian Steere has decommitted from Creighton (to be closer to home).  Stay tuned…

*** 2 scholies open and I expect an unexpected surprise (East Coast) commit.  However, need to shore up the frontcourt now due to/with the Steere decommit.

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Courtesy of whiteandblue77

 

Visits –  Top 40 Recruiting visits.

Coaches are deep into the recruitment of 2019 and 2020 guys since the current (2018) class has committed early.

Both 2019 SG Zach Harvey (Topeka) and 2020 PF Xavier Foster (Oskaloosa, IA) will unofficially visit the Hilltop on 23rd of September 17.  No other visits have yet been publicized, but the coaches have been busy with home visits and eyeballing both classes.

Creighton 2020 targets all on the Prep Hoops Top list.

Prep Hoops 2020 National Rankings…
https://www.prephoops.com/rankings/national-2020-rankings/

Several Jays 2020 targets on this list (Targets from the WBR Recruiting Matrix listing)

6 – Jalen Green
10- Julian Strawther
25- Bryce Thompson

31- Isaiah Cottrell
37- Xavier Foster
47- Ty Berry
48- Cameron Thomas
138- Evan Nelson

Creighton contributes to Hurricane Harvey relief – answers U of Houston’s call.

…see twitter feed on left.

 

Just in case you missed it… git’s preseason hoops predictions are a few posts down the page.  ; )

 

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Dawn of a New Era – Courtesy of Creighton Athletics

 

Others:

WBR:   Articles, Podcasts, etc.  http://whiteandbluereview.com/

Bluejay Banter:

Ravi has started a Scouting breakout on the 2018 commits.  https://creighton.rivals.com/

Rothstein: Recent stuff from Fanrag Sports…

https://www.fanragsports.com/rothstein- … 18-season/

https://www.fanragsports.com/rothstein- … its-uconn/

https://www.fanragsports.com/rothstein-kaleb-joseph-and-creighton-ready-to-move-forward/

BECB, Creighton Page: https://www.bigeastcoastbias.com/creighton

Nada…

SI:  Big East Power Rankings (August)

https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/08/17/big-east-season-power-rankings-villanova-xavier-seton-hall

Blue Ribbon:  Top 25, etc.

Blue Ribbon has posted: https://blueribbonyearbook.com/blogs/news/arizona-tops-blue-ribbons-37th-annual-preseason-rankings

Surprised that SH is ahead of X, by a lot. I don’t think they will hold up their end of the bargain. Jays will beat ’em early, as the Pirates should be feelin it early.

Only N’Western, UCLA, and the Zags are ranked by BR, no Wiscy (even though they have Happ as a 1st team AA.) or Baylor. Playing NWern at the Rosemont should help, and a neutral court for a young UCLA is great. I expect the Jays to win both (and the CBE Classic). According to the article none of the other mags have published yet.

 CBS Sports:  50 fun facts – 50 days out from the Season.
#32 – Marcus Foster mention…
“@OmahaEliteAAU: I refuse to lower my expectations for those who will not elevate their own.”
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Mr. Terrence Crawford.  Undisputed, Unified,       Junior Welterweight Champion of the World.

 

 

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