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OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:10:25 PM »
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Westicles to Kansas State, watched this young man improve rapidly a true sleeper that had some high level performances on the circuit!

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 07:11:29 PM »
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Re: OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 07:15:26 PM »
:ksu: :emawkid: :dance: :combofan:
If it were up to me, Wintz would be on a fan scholarship, full ride.

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Re: OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 07:21:22 PM »
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I think that height is a mis-type. Westicles is 6-foot-5 at best. Lanky, pretty athletic and can shoot a little. Of the KSU commitments, I like him the best now and think he has the most long term upside.
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Re: OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 07:31:21 PM »
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Re: OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012, 07:33:50 PM »
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Loved this kid this Summer RT @ebosshoops: Westicles is confirmed as the No. 3 commitment for Kansas State in 2013.

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Re: OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012, 07:58:16 PM »
I only care what uw thinks

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Re: OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012, 08:00:32 PM »
WILL TAKE!!!

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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 08:28:40 PM »
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccceee!!!!!!!

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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012, 08:32:23 PM »
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I just spoke with Wesley and he is beyond excited right now. What a fun time to speak to a kid. So many of them are too cool to show excitement.

Westicles just missed the Rivals150 coming out of the summer and is heavily on the watch list. I'm afraid all of us may have overlooked him a bit because we got so fixated on the Harrison twins, then Derrick Griffin and then Johnathan Motley, that's a lot of talent on one summer team so sometimes a guy can slip through the cracks.

I really like this pickup.
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Re: OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2012, 08:39:23 PM »
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Loved this kid this Summer RT @ebosshoops: Westicles is confirmed as the No. 3 commitment for Kansas State in 2013.
WELCOME! You are gonna love it here!

(I can't wait until the day that one of these new commits sends out a #goEMAW instead of just a #EMAW. This place will go rough ridin' nuts.)

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Re: OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2012, 09:02:21 PM »
Westicles just missed the Rivals150 coming out of the summer.

man, tough luck. 
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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Re: OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2012, 09:04:21 PM »
:thumbs:

This looks like a nice pickup.

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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2012, 09:06:32 PM »
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I just spoke with Wesley and he is beyond excited right now. What a fun time to speak to a kid. So many of them are too cool to show excitement.

Westicles just missed the Rivals150 coming out of the summer and is heavily on the watch list. I'm afraid all of us may have overlooked him a bit because we got so fixated on the Harrison twins, then Derrick Griffin and then Johnathan Motley, that's a lot of talent on one summer team so sometimes a guy can slip through the cracks.

I really like this pickup.
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Re: OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2012, 09:08:10 PM »
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tons of D1 talent on the defenders and Westicles is definiteley one of them.

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we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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Re: OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2012, 09:09:48 PM »
Well, we got him. Glad that he wants to be EMAW.

He's long and athletic, and as he noted in his commitment update, he's probably going to be able to bring a lot of versatility on both ends of the floor. When I got to see him play last summer(granted, it was just 1 game) I wasn't blown away with his offensive skill level. I don't want to focus too much on that because he did look and move like a high major player, I think it just means he may not be an immediate impact guy, but, he's got the tools to do something down the road.

Plus, another kid in the TX pipeline, heckuva a lot of players coming from down there these days and Houston area is certainly no exception.


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Re: OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2012, 09:18:20 PM »
sys coming off as a huge dumbass in this thread.  Sorry sys, still luv ya

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Re: OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2012, 09:18:52 PM »
Well, we got him. Glad that he wants to be EMAW.

He's long and athletic, and as he noted in his commitment update, he's probably going to be able to bring a lot of versatility on both ends of the floor. When I got to see him play last summer(granted, it was just 1 game) I wasn't blown away with his offensive skill level. I don't want to focus too much on that because he did look and move like a high major player, I think it just means he may not be an immediate impact guy, but, he's got the tools to do something down the road.

Plus, another kid in the TX pipeline, heckuva a lot of players coming from down there these days and Houston area is certainly no exception.
From what I saw this summer, Westicles has good court vision and is a good passer, has a pretty good shoot but needs to extend his range. He has a serious lack of strength and weight and that is about the only thing holding him back, has a ton of potential.

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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2012, 09:22:36 PM »
Well, we got him. Glad that he wants to be EMAW.

He's long and athletic, and as he noted in his commitment updatIe, he's probably going to be able to bring a lot of versatility on both ends of the floor. When I got to see him play last summer(granted, it was just 1 game) I wasn't blown away with his offensive skill level. I don't want to focus too much on that because he did look and move like a high major player, I think it just means he may not be an immediate impact guy, but, he's got the tools to do something down the road.

Plus, another kid in the TX pipeline, heckuva a lot of players coming from down there these days and Houston area is certainly no exception.



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« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2012, 09:26:53 PM »
Well, we got him. Glad that he wants to be EMAW.

He's long and athletic, and as he noted in his commitment update, he's probably going to be able to bring a lot of versatility on both ends of the floor. When I got to see him play last summer(granted, it was just 1 game) I wasn't blown away with his offensive skill level. I don't want to focus too much on that because he did look and move like a high major player, I think it just means he may not be an immediate impact guy, but, he's got the tools to do something down the road.

Plus, another kid in the TX pipeline, heckuva a lot of players coming from down there these days and Houston area is certainly no exception.
From what I saw this summer, Westicles has good court vision and is a good passer, has a pretty good shoot but needs to extend his range. He has a serious lack of strength and weight and that is about the only thing holding him back, has a ton of potential.

Wish he showed a little better ability to finish attacking the rim, he was getting there alright but wasn't automatic in getting the 2, that's something that can be improved with improved strength, but it's also a skill. He'll have time to work on it.

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« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2012, 09:31:10 PM »
that's something that can be improved with improved strength,

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« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2012, 09:36:30 PM »
that's something that can be improved with improved strength,

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You don't think being stronger improves a player's ability to finish when driving to the basket and shooting through a defender's contact?

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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2012, 09:38:01 PM »
I do realize I could have phrased that better the 1st time around. Composition skills must improve!

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« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2012, 02:45:46 AM »
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Originally posted by BishopKSU26:

Thanks for the info, Brett and Eric! 

So Wesley and Foster both just missed out on the 150, huh?
 

Westicles quite a bit closer than Foster in my mind. Regardless, here's a link to story I just wrote on him.

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Re: OFFICIAL WELCOME Westicles THREAD!!!
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2012, 06:49:09 AM »


.. I think it just means he may not be an immediate impact guy, but, he's got the tools to do something down the road.

Plus, another kid in the TX pipeline, heckuva a lot of players coming from down there these days and Houston area is certainly no exception.

I think we are going to have to get used to this strategy, betting on having 4-6 upper classmen every year that have developed.  It's kind of a "mid major" approach, but it seems like it could work, particularly given the steady increase in talent in Texas.