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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:10 pm 
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Great stuff, Trey!


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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
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And another with an interesting background.
Jeff Lowery
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6-1/195
Was the starting PG for Grand Canyon last season before being kicked off the team with their leading scorer in December (and another player was suspended indefinitely).

Wasn't able to figure out what the problem was. But he was brought in by Pennell who is apparently giving his his second chance.

From what I can tell, Lowery and Brooks played high school ball together.


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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
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So we (think) we know about these six.
Jordan Howard - PG 5-10/150
Mike Martin - G
Derreck Brooks - SG 6-5/175
Thatch Unruh - 6-4/?
Michael Boo Miligan - SF 6-6/195
Otas Iyekekpolor - PF 6-8/205


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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
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Great work Trey! =D>


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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
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From Spring 2013....

Branson’s Thatch Unruh joining Norman at Quakerdale (Iowa)

Posted on April 5, 2013 by Matt Schoch


Branson High School senior Thatch Unruh has verbally committed to attend Quakerdale prep school in New Providence, Iowa.

Unruh will retain all four years of college eligibility, and join Nixa’s Jalen Norman, who also has committed to the school.

Unruh averaged 19.4 points per game, along with 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists this year for coach Brian McTague and the Pirates, who won the Central Ozark Conference Large Division title.

From 2013 spring.....note the connections to Grand Canyon..article also says he is about 160-170..

http://southwestmissouribasketball.com/issue/2012-2013-basketball-preview/article/branson-s-unruh-headed-to-iowa-prep-school

Quakerdale prep basketball website:

http://www.quakerdaleathletics.com/teams/?u=QUAKERDALESPORTS&s=basketball&t=c


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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
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Because I wanted to see them all for myself, I'll continue what Josh started.



















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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:25 pm 
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Also, a shout out to whoever is responsible. I really love the videos.

If you have 15 minutes, go to the youtube channel and listen to Coach Pennell talk about these guys without having to click through the videos here.
Use this playlist. Coach Pennell is just good to listen to. I haven't been excited about men's basketball in a long time, but as little as I know about these players, I am pretty pumped about the future. Go watch the video of Otas (Oh-tass, won't even try his last name).


It sounds like we have plans to sign a couple more at some point.
We have Jeff Lowery and Justin Foreman who will be sitting next season.

That means these are the guys we are depending on to make the progress on the court next season.

Returning (class listed is what they will be in 2014):
Ethan Lee - Sophomore 6-7/190 forward; averaged 17 minutes, 4.7p/g, 2.8reb/g, good FG%; started and scored 16 against NwSt in March; started 8 games in 2013
DuShaun Rice - Sophomore 6-0/165 guard; averaged 16 minutes, 4.3p/g, 1.4a/g; started final 11 games of the season after only playing scarcely most of the season.

Newcomers:
Jordan Howard - true freshman 5-11/180 point guard
Otas Iyekekpolor - true freshman 6-8/220 combo forward
Michael Milligan - true freshman (?) 6-6/195 small foward; played at prep school which I don't think counts as an NCAA eligibility year.
Thatch Unruh - true freshman (?) 6-5/190 shooting guard; Quakerdale Prep
Derreck Brooks - redshirt sophomore 6-5/190 combo guard; redshirted at GCU, played last season at Phoenix College
Mike Martin - junior 6-0/190 guard; two years at Coffeyville
Joel Fiegler - junior 6-10/200 forward; two years at Phoenix College

That gives us 9 guys to suit up and a great mix of eligibility. And all of those guys will be able to play at least two seasons.



Here's a pretty good write-up of Brooks and Fiegler from Phoenix College.
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For the season, Brooks was never out of the top five in the conference in either rebounding (7.8 RPG, 5th ACCAC) or blocks (1.4 BPG, T-5th) the entire year. He also knew how to get his teammates involved, finishing 3rd on the team in assists with 1.9 per game. And when he had the chance to score, he did it well from everywhere, since he was 2nd in the ACCAC in 3-point shooting (46.7%) and 10th-best in free throw shooting (80.3%). He was also 2nd on the team in scoring at 16.7 points per contest (14th ACCAC).


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...it was the postseason that truly saw Feigler come into his own as he averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds in the Region I Playoffs; and his presence in the middle during the four games at the NJCAA Tournament last month was a game-changer each night. While many stat-hounds will remember his 17-point performance in the NJCAA Championship, many Bears’ fans may consider the biggest part of Feigler’s PC legacy as his blocked shot with three seconds left that helped the Bears preserve a 73-72 win over Central CC-Columbus in the NJCAA Semifinals. That was no accident, since Feigler was the team’s blocked shots champ (and 5th in the ACCAC) at 1.5 per game. He also led the team in field goal percentage (63.2%), and was 4th-best in both scoring (6.4 points per game) and rebounding (4.4 RPG).


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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
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Thanks Trey for picking it up. I had other things going on.

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I'm excited about men's basketball too! Go Bears!


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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
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Thanks for getting all this together...lots to do now listening to Coach and watching videos.....likewise about excitement for Bears basketball .....not too many teams at any level have a coach who took a team to Sweet 16....


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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
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I wonder if Christian Musoko is one of the two still to sign. And maybe Keeton is the other one. Haven't seen any news about them signing somewhere else today.


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 Post subject: Re: Basketball Recruiting
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:27 am 
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Just gotta say "Thatch" is a great freaking name. Imagine he's having a career game and folks just start chanting. Sick name.


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