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Title: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: businesstron on March 15, 2017, 04:03:00 pm
Off the top of my head I think North Little Rock and Harber will be the best teams in their respected conferences.  NLR has two sophome (Fudge and Moore) that will do big things next year and they have a few more under classmen that will make them the favorite next year.

Harber is young.  They will lose King and a couple of shooters but Austin Garrett (a freshman) should be a good replacement and Tyler Garrett and Tylor Perry will be one of the best backcourts in 7a.  They also have a few other players coming back that will make them good.

Van Buren will lose Berkner but thay have a lot coming back.   I'm not too familiar with Bentonville West but they were decent this year with underclassmen.  They should be better Next year. 

Honestly I'm not sure how the Central will look minus NLR and Northside.  Northside will have Joe back but they will lose a bunch.  I think most of their starting lineup were seniors so no Norwood, No Brewer, no Forsey, No Perry, No Taylor.  They'll probably be okay by the end of the year but I don't expect them to contend. 

The rest of the Central though I think most of the play off teams had alot of senior soooo not expecting much.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: ozarkansas on March 15, 2017, 06:14:23 pm
On the girls side, Fayetteville returns their two leading scorers.  But they lose two all-state players and one all-conference player and they lose most of their depth.

North Little Rock is in the best shape.  They return four starters and have depth in their lineup.

Central loses their two best players and more.  I don't think they will be a contender next year.

Northside loses three of their top four scorers.

Van Buren loses their best post but returns their best player Jamilyn Kinney.

I think NLR is the favorite, followed by Fayetteville.  So I'm predicting a re-match of this year's final.  Of course it's hard to say who is coming up that might have an impact except I know one Fayetteville freshman (Coriah Beck) who is likely to have an impact next year.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BigLion10 on July 10, 2017, 03:22:25 pm
Saw where NLR added Moses Moody to their roster from Parkview. He played huge for them as a frosh last season
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Trojanball24 on August 18, 2017, 11:44:13 am
Top 5 on the boys side:
1. NLR
2. Harber
3. Bentonville
4. Cabot
5. Northside/Van Buren
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BigMan15 on August 18, 2017, 05:53:45 pm
My Top 5

1. NLR
2. Harber
3. Northside
4. Bentonville
5. Van Buren
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: FoxandHound34 on September 08, 2017, 02:12:25 pm
Looks like Coach Rice has been on the recruiting trail once again, pulling Moody from Parkview and Doakes from poor ole Jacksonville Lighthouse NLR should win again
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Arkman on September 11, 2017, 10:21:08 am
Central is looking tough this year, but im almost sure NLR will pull although they don't have as much depth as they did last year, the first 5 on the floor will be dangerous. (Doakes, Fudge, Moore, Moody)

In the west, it is up for grabs between Haber and Van Buren who just received a transfer form clarskeville it will only add to a talented roster. It should be interesting to see Jorden West and Tyler perry square off with their "super teams".

I would put my money on NLR though.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Trojanball24 on September 11, 2017, 10:27:42 am
How good is Fayetteville and Bentonville?
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Arkman on September 11, 2017, 10:35:18 am
Fayetville has Collin Cooper, but i do not see that being enough to compete for a conference title.

Bentonville has a good overall team, not all the talent in the world, but with Shanks (D1 Talent) they should have a pretty decent shot at at least 3rd in the west.

I don't see either one of these teams competing with harber or van buren.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on September 13, 2017, 12:33:50 pm
NLR will win hands down they have the arguably the best player in the state no matter the class in Gerald Doakes transferred in form Jacksonville Lighthouse.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: JagHog on September 15, 2017, 03:51:10 pm
Gerald Doakes, is by far not their best player.  Moore, Fudge, and Moody are their top 3 and they are all leaps and bounds above Doakes.  Doakes doesn't know how to play in a real offense and he is only athleticism.  I've seen him play since 7th grade, great athlete, but not a great team player.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: coachzo on September 18, 2017, 09:20:12 am
U are not lying....Gerald probably wont start for this group. He will be a great sixth man cause he's instant offense. Coach Rice likes to run and gun so he will fit perfectly into that system off of the bench. Doakes is the best athlete on the team no doubt but hes not the best 2020 player in there class....Devonte Davis from Lighthouse is the best player in that class
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: JagHog on September 18, 2017, 09:26:21 am
I've said that for years now that Devo was the better player of the two. Devo has the court vision and a better all around game.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: ZoneBuster on September 18, 2017, 07:42:37 pm
Man, if 2020 class is so legit, Anderson better make sure he gets as many as possible.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on September 18, 2017, 08:49:08 pm
Gerald Doakes, is by far not their best player.  Moore, Fudge, and Moody are their top 3 and they are all leaps and bounds above Doakes.  Doakes doesn't know how to play in a real offense and he is only athleticism.  I've seen him play since 7th grade, great athlete, but not a great team player.
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You say that those players are better than Doakes lets be honest about this Moody might have a chance to be better because he is bigger and longer. There is no telling how much he might grow.Come on now don't say Doakes just plays off athleticism he got serious game for real andis  often compared to Malik Monk and we see where he is at right now in the league about to get buckets.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on September 18, 2017, 08:51:38 pm
I've said that for years now that Devo was the better player of the two. Devo has the court vision and a better all around game.
Devo is up there with Doakes and Moody don't get me wrong. The way he runs his team and still able to get his at anytime is amazing to me and he like Doakes still have a lot of filling out to do. The skills are there for sure with the athleticism to go with it.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on September 18, 2017, 08:56:11 pm
U are not lying....Gerald probably wont start for this group. He will be a great sixth man cause he's instant offense. Coach Rice likes to run and gun so he will fit perfectly into that system off of the bench. Doakes is the best athlete on the team no doubt but hes not the best 2020 player in there class....Devonte Davis from Lighthouse is the best player in that class
Lets not say that now everybody knows pound for pound the kid from West Memphis is the best player in the class. The young bull had like 30+ double this summer in AAU. He is already a grown man among boys. Who cares if Doakes doesn't start...He is still he 2nd best or best player on that team check the offers/interest down the line my guy. Forget rankings I'm talking straight game and skill.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: JagHog on September 19, 2017, 07:36:48 am
I hate the comparison to Monk, he is more closely related to an Archie Goodwin.  Athletic and will pick up lots of big time offers but doesn't have the attitude to be a Malik Monk
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on September 19, 2017, 10:18:39 am
I hate the comparison to Monk, he is more closely related to an Archie Goodwin.  Athletic and will pick up lots of big time offers but doesn't have the attitude to be a Malik Monk
I personally seen and played against Archie in High School he was just bigger and faster than his peers in high school. He had a NBA PG body already his senior year. Never really was a major threat from the 3 line either. Doakes is just like Malik in a sense as that lanky long bucket maker at all three levels that has moves that no one can stop. If he misses a shot its not because of the defense he just missed that's it. Just so happens that he is really athletic just like Monk to make his game even crazier at this age just like Malik was at this age. Not saying he will be better than Malik but he is following the same path he did. Moving up from the 2A to 7A after his freshmen year killing the competition with Devo. I am surprised Doakes and Devo didn't transfer to Central so they could have their own team to be honest. Instead of super teaming NLR. 
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: JagHog on September 19, 2017, 12:11:08 pm
In the words of coach parker at lighthouse Devo is loyal and Doakes is not. doakes wanted the spotlight and devo cares more about making lasting relationships.  Doakes got benched and pulled out of several games last year because of his attitude and innability to play with the team.  Rice will have not part of that, and will get rid of him 
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on September 20, 2017, 08:19:27 pm
In the words of coach parker at lighthouse Devo is loyal and Doakes is not. doakes wanted the spotlight and devo cares more about making lasting relationships.  Doakes got benched and pulled out of several games last year because of his attitude and innability to play with the team.  Rice will have not part of that, and will get rid of him
I doubt he will gt rid of him but if he does I'm sure some other Little Rock school will take a bucket like him on their team to help them win. Either way at the end of the day I see him going to a high Major college. And honestly yea he could have stayed at Lighthouse for his Sophomore year but its only like 1 or 2 teams that could compete with them being Lepanto and then Earle which won state. So i don't blame him for wanting to go play better competition just about every game so he could get better and have a challenge. Doakes and Devo prolly would have both averaged 25+ in 2A this season coming up. Devo will be up out of their next year just watch.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Ctucker on September 20, 2017, 08:41:14 pm
What was Jacksonville  light house record last year. I think more than one team beat them. More like 5 I think!
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Central AR on September 22, 2017, 01:19:10 am
Gerald Doakes, is by far not their best player.  Moore, Fudge, and Moody are their top 3 and they are all leaps and bounds above Doakes.  Doakes doesn't know how to play in a real offense and he is only athleticism.  I've seen him play since 7th grade, great athlete, but not a great team player.

It's time to lay off the drugs. I don't think anyone can take you serious by saying those 3 are leaps and bounds above Doakes. I hate to use offers as a measuring stick but I don't think Moore/Fudge have any offers remotely close to Texas A&M or SMU. Moses Moody and Doakes will be there 2 leading scorers this season. I'll be shocked if that's not how it ends up.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: JagHog on September 22, 2017, 07:22:59 am
You clearly haven't seen Moore or Fudge play then.  The only reason Doakes has so many early offers is because he plays for the wings and all those starters got the same offers.  Fudge and Moore and Moody will evenly score most nights
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Central AR on September 22, 2017, 08:31:27 am
You clearly haven't seen Moore or Fudge play then.  The only reason Doakes has so many early offers is because he plays for the wings and all those starters got the same offers.  Fudge and Moore and Moody will evenly score most nights

Same offers you say? Nobody on that 15u Wings team has a Texas A&M offer outside of Doakes. The 3 class of 2020 players receiving the most college interest is Chris Moore, Gerald Doakes, and Moses Moody. Also playing for the Wings doesn't guarantee you an offer. You sound like you just started watching basketball this year. Also Moore plays for the Wings and Fudge plays for the Hawks (great program) and the only offer between them is UALR. So apparently playing for a really good aau team doesn't guarantee you anything actually.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BigLion10 on September 22, 2017, 03:31:12 pm
I think Doakes has the talent to be one of the best players to come out of Arkansas the lase decade or so. Now his attitude needs a lot of work, reminds me of Madden when he was at EPC in that regard, great player with a not so great attitude
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on September 26, 2017, 10:13:13 am
It's time to lay off the drugs. I don't think anyone can take you serious by saying those 3 are leaps and bounds above Doakes. I hate to use offers as a measuring stick but I don't think Moore/Fudge have any offers remotely close to Texas A&M or SMU. Moses Moody and Doakes will be there 2 leading scorers this season. I'll be shocked if that's not how it ends up.
Finally somebody with a real eye for basketball on here. I agree with you on your statement.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on September 26, 2017, 10:22:00 am
You clearly haven't seen Moore or Fudge play then.  The only reason Doakes has so many early offers is because he plays for the wings and all those starters got the same offers.  Fudge and Moore and Moody will evenly score most nights
Fudge played for the Arkansas Hawks and Moore played for the 16U Wings so what does Doakes playing for the 15U Wings have to do with anything? They all had the chance to get offers this summer on pretty good AAU programs the only difference is the Wings 15U team was ranked top 5 in the nation the whole season and won at least 30 with maybe 5 losses at the least so don't you think the winning team with good chemistry would get more offers? They have maybe 7 D1 players on that team and 3-4 of them will be high major D1 players. It's not there fault coaches notice talent and teamwork between them to offer them early.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Central AR on September 27, 2017, 02:21:55 am
Fudge played for the Arkansas Hawks and Moore played for the 16U Wings so what does Doakes playing for the 15U Wings have to do with anything? They all had the chance to get offers this summer on pretty good AAU programs the only difference is the Wings 15U team was ranked top 5 in the nation the whole season and won at least 30 with maybe 5 losses at the least so don't you think the winning team with good chemistry would get more offers? They have maybe 7 D1 players on that team and 3-4 of them will be high major D1 players. It's not there fault coaches notice talent and teamwork between them to offer them early.

All good points. That guy essentially was saying Doakes got carried by his teammates and these colleges went ahead and offered a handful of them without watching footage. So SMU didn't offer the entire team lol I can confirm that. Texas A&M came in and just offered Doakes. Nobody else. Based on that guys knowledge the entire 16u and 17u Wings should have solid offers and everyone on the Hawks 15u-17u should have solid offers. I can't believe someone believes that nonsense. Not sure how they made it past the email verification on here.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Central AR on September 27, 2017, 02:42:06 am
A team to pay attention to is Conway. 2020 SG/SF Caleb London transferred in from Memphis University. He of course started most guys this summer for the Wings 15u team and holds multiple D1 offers including SMU. Conway has a lot of size and length but to bring in a guy who can get you 20+ every night and be your go to guy was big time. On top of that, he's only a sophomore but he can hold his own on defense against some of the best guards in the state. If Conway stays healthy across the board, this team could make a lot of noise come playoffs. Offensively this team will probably be inconsistent at time but London coming on board was that missing piece.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Trojanball24 on September 27, 2017, 09:58:30 am
Whats the word on LR Central?
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Arkman on September 27, 2017, 10:50:24 am
What do you guys think about Van Buren ? (possible state contender)
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on October 03, 2017, 11:28:22 am
What do you guys think about Van Buren ? (possible state contender)
Are you talking about the girls? The guys have no chance just being real.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on October 03, 2017, 11:29:12 am
Whats the word on LR Central?
Unless they got some transfers in they lost all the fire power they had last year in the 6'7 kid and Cam.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Ctucker on October 04, 2017, 08:55:58 pm
Bird call I wonder why your so high on 2 kids that got drilled in 2a state last year!
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on October 09, 2017, 11:02:49 am
Bird call I wonder why your so high on 2 kids that got drilled in 2a state last year!
Well I'm just stating the obvious that they were both freshmen last year and they dominated the 2A last year like they were seniors. They beat a good EPC team that state could have went either way. EPC had 2-3 college basketball players as well. Then the next game they lose to an experience Earle team who were the eventual state champions that are always in the mix for the state title in the 2A any year. So yea for two Freshmen to lead there team that far the whole year and the way they were performing that is why I am really high on them. Then in AAU this summer they went like 30-5 as a team with numerous offers and ranked as a top 5-10 in the Nation. They even beat so called the best sophomore in the state Moses Moody in a head to head match up. And his team is also stacked with players as well. 
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Ctucker on October 09, 2017, 11:29:08 am
Well our school beat them in district finals by 11 with 2 tenth grade guards and nobody on are team went to play college ball! Well one did but that was baseball.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BigLion10 on October 09, 2017, 11:30:23 am
Well our school beat them in district finals by 11 with 2 tenth grade guards and nobody on are team went to play college ball! Well one did but that was baseball.
Who got beat by us in regionals
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Ctucker on October 09, 2017, 12:12:34 pm
Y'all did what's that got to do with lighthouse!both of them kids are good but if they was head and shoulders above everybody, and hands down the best players why did they lose to us Clarendon Earle and others. And by the way good luck beating us this year Big lion!
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BigLion10 on October 09, 2017, 02:10:59 pm
 You got it CT we coming for you
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Ctucker on October 09, 2017, 02:40:44 pm
We will be ready! Good luck to y'all this year!
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on October 10, 2017, 10:28:14 am
Y'all did what's that got to do with lighthouse!both of them kids are good but if they was head and shoulders above everybody, and hands down the best players why did they lose to us Clarendon Earle and others. And by the way good luck beating us this year Big lion!
They were freshmen were surely in he top 5 players in the 2A last year and that's just stating facts.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Ctucker on October 10, 2017, 03:14:26 pm
Usually if you have 2 top 5 players you would win 2a.And they may have been must of not had much of a coach.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on October 11, 2017, 07:17:25 pm
Usually if you have 2 top 5 players you would win 2a.And they may have been must of not had much of a coach.
I think it was the first year of the school having a team. I could be wrong but I think its a charter school.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Ctucker on October 11, 2017, 07:57:47 pm
It was there first year too be eligible for state but I know they had a team year before last cause we played them
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on October 18, 2017, 10:33:53 am
Does anyone know why Gerald Doakes left North Little Rock and transferred back to Jacksonville Lighthouse?
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Ctucker on October 18, 2017, 06:11:37 pm
No but no way can he be legal to play!
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BigLion10 on October 18, 2017, 08:16:42 pm
Charter school CT
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Ctucker on October 18, 2017, 09:06:20 pm
That's true do they have any rules like private schools! If not it's a screwed up system!
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: JagHog on October 19, 2017, 08:35:43 am
That's true do they have any rules like private schools! If not it's a screwed up system!

Charter schools have to follow all the same rules, they are a public school.  The only difference is that they aren't funded by the public
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Ice Water on October 19, 2017, 03:14:16 pm
AAA Handbook, Article III, Section 1, Rule 1, Point J:

Public Charter School. For athletic eligibility purposes, a public charter school student must be enrolled by July 1 before a student enters grades 7-10 and requires that CSAP forms be signed. Students enrolling after July 1 prior to entering the 10th grade shall not be eligible for one calendar year (365 days).

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He's ineligible.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on October 19, 2017, 10:47:49 pm
The AAA ruled Doakes ineligible to plat this year because of the transfer rule which sucks if I was him I would go play for Southwest Christian Academy this year. Then transfer back where I please next year. AAA has no say so with what Southwest does. It would be wild to think he is about to miss his sophomore season for that and he just got offered by the Florida Gators yesterday. Big Blue Nation offer coming soon along with the Hogs.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Ctucker on October 19, 2017, 10:53:37 pm
The AAA ruled Doakes ineligible to plat this year because of the transfer rule which sucks if I was him I would go play for Southwest Christian Academy this year. Then transfer back where I please next year. AAA has no say so with what Southwest does. It would be wild to think he is about to miss his sophomore season for that and he just got offered by the Florida Gators yesterday. Big Blue Nation offer coming soon along with the Hogs.
how does it suck we have rules and you got to go by them it was no secret.Could he not handle 7a.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on October 19, 2017, 11:09:27 pm
how does it suck we have rules and you got to go by them it was no secret.Could he not handle 7a.
Why would you say he couldn't handle 7A  ??? You gotta be joking or something.....
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Bigtimebasketballfan on October 19, 2017, 11:21:59 pm
Still waiting to hear the reason why he left
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Ctucker on October 20, 2017, 02:22:08 pm
Why would you say he couldn't handle 7A  ??? You gotta be joking or something.....
He could handle 7a im sure but don't say rules suck everybody has them. Somebody should have cared enough to let him know that was the rule.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: rammer on October 20, 2017, 02:27:03 pm
Maybe with all of the other studs at NLR he would not be the star player?
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on October 20, 2017, 05:53:31 pm
Still waiting to hear the reason why he left
It wasn't going to be enough shots to go around in NLR if you asked me but idk what the reason was.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on October 20, 2017, 05:55:39 pm
Maybe with all of the other studs at NLR he would not be the star player?
The only player on that team that could be in a race with Doakes is Moody lets be real. Colin Moore and Fudge are good but Doakes and Moody are on another level my dude.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on October 20, 2017, 05:58:26 pm
He could handle 7a im sure but don't say rules suck everybody has them. Somebody should have cared enough to let him know that was the rule.
I'm just saying it sucks because no one will be able to see a top 10 player in the state showcase his talents on the court this year unless he goes prep.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Neckred on October 27, 2017, 01:51:10 pm
how does it suck we have rules and you got to go by them it was no secret.Could he not handle 7a.
Get a clue dude this kid is gonna be a 4 star player
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Ctucker on October 27, 2017, 09:23:48 pm
Get a clue dude this kid is gonna be a 4 star player
if you would read whole thread dork u would see we're I said he could handle 7a. But might won't to learn the rules or he will be seating a lot weather he is a 4 star or 5 star.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on October 31, 2017, 12:29:55 pm
if you would read whole thread dork u would see we're I said he could handle 7a. But might won't to learn the rules or he will be seating a lot weather he is a 4 star or 5 star.
What rules? You name one 4Star or 5Star player that gets benched in Arkansas High School basketball.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Ctucker on October 31, 2017, 02:01:09 pm
What rules? You name one 4Star or 5Star player that gets benched in Arkansas High School basketball.
[/quote Gearald Doakes!
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: JagHog on November 01, 2017, 02:44:56 pm
Unofficially stated that someone blew the whistle on the fact that he wasn't living in the NLR School District he was still living in Jacksonville.  He used a fake address whenever he applied to go to NLR. The address he used  was that of a cousin. 
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: francocat on November 01, 2017, 04:43:07 pm
Oh my! Someone finally put a halt to the endless NLR recruiting? Seriously? I thought they were untouchable except when they want to can a coach!
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on November 02, 2017, 11:29:28 pm
I see NLR has a big that looks about 6'8 I wonder where he came from?
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: coachzo on November 14, 2017, 08:13:36 am
Still waiting to hear the reason why he left
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I train and know these kids....the reason Gerald left is because he went the Malik monk route....he looks up to Malik a whole lot and he models everything he does after him. Malik played 2A ball at EPC then left for 7A Bentonville. Malik dominated his 2a freshman year as well as Gerald....a lot of coaches in college want to see you play the best talent in your state before put their trust in you with a scholarship. The bigger the conference the more pub. NLR is a good fit cause moses and Gerald play good together. The thing I notice about Devo and Gerald is that both of them have alpha male personalities. Moses on the other hand does not. Meaning, Gerald could and would fit better with moses then devo. Also, colleges are recruiting Gerald as a 1 not a 2. SO he would have to get some quality time a the PG position. NLR doesn't have a PG and the school he came from does.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: coachzo on November 14, 2017, 08:20:33 am
Lets not say that now everybody knows pound for pound the kid from West Memphis is the best player in the class. The young bull had like 30+ double this summer in AAU. He is already a grown man among boys. Who cares if Doakes doesn't start...He is still he 2nd best or best player on that team check the offers/interest down the line my guy. Forget rankings I'm talking straight game and skill.

Chris Moore (West Memphis) has been the best in the class thus far. But when I think of college prospect I think of Potential. I believe Chris has tapped out on growing. So he would be a 6"5 / 6"6 Power forward in college. That wont get it done at major colleges. I love watching him play, he's a hard worker in practice as well as the game. Devo has the most potential and the best IQ in the class which will take him a long way. He's already 6"3 as a sophomore playing PG and I think hes gonna get to 6"5. His wingspan is ridiculous. The game comes so easy to him. Moses has a lot of potential too but he has to get more dawg in him from what Ive seen. Gerald is the most athletic and the more explosive scorer out of the class but he plays the 2 and hes only 6"1. Once again Ive been coaching against, coaching with and training these boys since 5th grade. Devo has the highest ceiling out of 2020 class.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on November 14, 2017, 04:18:37 pm
Chris Moore (West Memphis) has been the best in the class thus far. But when I think of college prospect I think of Potential. I believe Chris has tapped out on growing. So he would be a 6"5 / 6"6 Power forward in college. That wont get it done at major colleges. I love watching him play, he's a hard worker in practice as well as the game. Devo has the most potential and the best IQ in the class which will take him a long way. He's already 6"3 as a sophomore playing PG and I think hes gonna get to 6"5. His wingspan is ridiculous. The game comes so easy to him. Moses has a lot of potential too but he has to get more dawg in him from what Ive seen. Gerald is the most athletic and the more explosive scorer out of the class but he plays the 2 and hes only 6"1. Once again Ive been coaching against, coaching with and training these boys since 5th grade. Devo has the highest ceiling out of 2020 class.
I agree with everything your saying just about but I feel Chris Moore will get a jumpshot sometime soon where he could play the 3/4 in college. Also Devo, Doakes and Moore play well together in AAU to go 31-5 this summer so why can't Doakes and Devo work on the same team? Devo does have some crazy potential but so does Doakes. I believe Doakes will play the 2 in college maybe kind of undersized but he should grow to at least 6"3 and play SG just like Kevaughn is doing in Florida and how Malik did at Kentucky. I agree that Moody does need to get some dog in him and really wondering why he left Parkview when they are clearly better than NLR? Doakes may be in a PG body right now but he has SG volume scoring game written everywhere else just like Malik and Kevaughn.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: AB™ on November 21, 2017, 09:31:55 pm
Watched Northside and Fayetteville tonight.  Sorry, I don't know names other than Isaiah Joe.

Fayetteville is obviously well-coached and disciplined, but talent wise they didn't stack up to Northside.  Still, it was a close game that went to OT.  Fayetteville had a six point lead with about two minutes to go but Northside rattled off a really quick 7-0 run to take the lead.  It was a close, back-and-forth game all night.  For Fayetteville, #15 and #14 were the only two who could really stack up athletically with most of Northside's rotational players.  I was very impressed with #15's.

Northside obviously has Joe who's arguably the best player in the state, but they're also young.  They have one sophomore who I don't think is really on the class of 2020 radar as far as D1 offers go, but the kid can play.  He's 6'9", has soft touch, good instincts, and very smooth and comfortable around the basket.  His biggest issue tonight was that after playing about 3-4 straight minutes (of game time) he was noticeably winded, but that should work itself out as the season progresses.  Regardless, the kid can play.  Northside also plays three other sophomores.  One is a 6'2" wing who can shoot and is a good looking athlete; I think he had 8 or 10 tonight and hit a couple of 3s.  The other is a 6'5" or 6'6" big who played heavy rotation minutes.  The fourth sophomore played spot minutes but I remember seeing him play in junior high last year and he's talented.  Once the young talent of Northside gets some seasoning under their belt, I can see them being pretty dangerous by January and February. 

Isaiah had a rough game but the talent is obviously there.  I don't remember him hitting a three on 10ish attempts.  It was just one of those nights.  I don't know what other 7A teams have, and I doubt Northside is a favorite to win state after losing so much off of last year's team, but they have some young, very talented players that could make Northside very dangerous when it matters most once they get some more games under their belt. 
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: B.G. on November 21, 2017, 10:07:57 pm
Watched Northside and Fayetteville tonight.  Sorry, I don't know names other than Isaiah Joe.

Fayetteville is obviously well-coached and disciplined, but talent wise they didn't stack up to Northside.  Still, it was a close game that went to OT.  Fayetteville had a six point lead with about two minutes to go but Northside rattled off a really quick 7-0 run to take the lead.  It was a close, back-and-forth game all night.  For Fayetteville, #15 and #14 were the only two who could really stack up athletically with most of Northside's rotational players.  I was very impressed with #15's.

Northside obviously has Joe who's arguably the best player in the state, but they're also young.  They have one sophomore who I don't think is really on the class of 2020 radar as far as D1 offers go, but the kid can play.  He's 6'9", has soft touch, good instincts, and very smooth and comfortable around the basket.  His biggest issue tonight was that after playing about 3-4 straight minutes (of game time) he was noticeably winded, but that should work itself out as the season progresses.  Regardless, the kid can play.  Northside also plays three other sophomores.  One is a 6'2" wing who can shoot and is a good looking athlete; I think he had 8 or 10 tonight and hit a couple of 3s.  The other is a 6'5" or 6'6" big who played heavy rotation minutes.  The fourth sophomore played spot minutes but I remember seeing him play in junior high last year and he's talented.  Once the young talent of Northside gets some seasoning under their belt, I can see them being pretty dangerous by January and February. 

Isaiah had a rough game but the talent is obviously there.  I don't remember him hitting a three on 10ish attempts.  It was just one of those nights.  I don't know what other 7A teams have, and I doubt Northside is a favorite to win state after losing so much off of last year's team, but they have some young, very talented players that could make Northside very dangerous when it matters most once they get some more games under their belt. 
Did you see me on the end of the FHS Bench with the scorebook?
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: B.G. on November 21, 2017, 10:11:17 pm
BTW, Fayetteville just got an influx of players from football.  I thought the Bulldogs were gutty tonight in a tough environment.  7 of the 9 that played were playing in just their second varsity game.

Johnson and Cooper where the two players you reference. 

Looking forward to a fun season.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: businesstron on November 22, 2017, 08:56:30 am
Watched Northside and Fayetteville tonight.  Sorry, I don't know names other than Isaiah Joe.

Fayetteville is obviously well-coached and disciplined, but talent wise they didn't stack up to Northside.  Still, it was a close game that went to OT.  Fayetteville had a six point lead with about two minutes to go but Northside rattled off a really quick 7-0 run to take the lead.  It was a close, back-and-forth game all night.  For Fayetteville, #15 and #14 were the only two who could really stack up athletically with most of Northside's rotational players.  I was very impressed with #15's.

Northside obviously has Joe who's arguably the best player in the state, but they're also young.  They have one sophomore who I don't think is really on the class of 2020 radar as far as D1 offers go, but the kid can play.  He's 6'9", has soft touch, good instincts, and very smooth and comfortable around the basket.  His biggest issue tonight was that after playing about 3-4 straight minutes (of game time) he was noticeably winded, but that should work itself out as the season progresses.  Regardless, the kid can play.  Northside also plays three other sophomores.  One is a 6'2" wing who can shoot and is a good looking athlete; I think he had 8 or 10 tonight and hit a couple of 3s.  The other is a 6'5" or 6'6" big who played heavy rotation minutes.  The fourth sophomore played spot minutes but I remember seeing him play in junior high last year and he's talented.  Once the young talent of Northside gets some seasoning under their belt, I can see them being pretty dangerous by January and February. 

Isaiah had a rough game but the talent is obviously there.  I don't remember him hitting a three on 10ish attempts.  It was just one of those nights.  I don't know what other 7A teams have, and I doubt Northside is a favorite to win state after losing so much off of last year's team, but they have some young, very talented players that could make Northside very dangerous when it matters most once they get some more games under their belt. 

Nice recap.   It's probably been close to a decade since the last time Northside had that much size in their lineup.   NLR is gonna be the favorite as far as 7a goes but it looks like it's gonna be a fun season.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Bbal789 on November 22, 2017, 10:54:48 am
North Little Rock looks practically unbeatable this year with Moses Moody, Collin Moore, and Shawn Fudge
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: Bbal789 on November 22, 2017, 11:08:34 am
Top Players
1. Moses Moody-North Little Rock
2. Isaiah Joe- Forth Smith Northside
3. Collin Moore-North Little Rock
4. Khalen Robinson-Bryant
5. Terry Clardy-Conway
6. Tylor Perry-Springdale Har-ber
7. Michael Shanks-Bentonville
8. Shawn Fudge-North Little Rock
9. Caleb London-Conway
10. Asa Hutchinson-Bentonville
11. Tyler Garret-Springdale Har-ber
12. Ron Johnson-Fayetteville
13. Collin Cooper-Fayetteville
14. Seth Stanley-Heritage
15.Carl Fitch-Springdale
16. Rodney Lambert-Bryant
17. Ray Fresh-North Little Rock
18. Camren Hunter-Bryant
19. Noah Allgood-Cabot
20. Austin Garret-Springdale Har-ber
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: AB™ on November 22, 2017, 11:39:44 am
Did you see me on the end of the FHS Bench with the scorebook?
Yes, actually. It took me a minute because I kept thinking "that guy looks really familiar" but by the end of the game I finally remembered who you were.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: AB™ on November 22, 2017, 11:49:54 am
Nice recap.   It's probably been close to a decade since the last time Northside had that much size in their lineup.   NLR is gonna be the favorite as far as 7a goes but it looks like it's gonna be a fun season.
Yeah, Northside passes the "get off the bus and walk into the gym" eye test with flying colors.  Lot of long, rangy athletic players in their rotation.  Fayetteville has some solid athletes (I shouldn't have made it sound like #14 and #15 were their only two athletic players in my other post), but Northside is a pretty physically imposing team.  It's not just their 6'9" big man, either; the rest of their starting lineup was announced at either 6'3" or 6'4" and they bring more size and length off the bench. 

Fayetteville executed very well when they were able to get into their halfcourt offense.  The main/biggest difference in the game were the two or three stretches of the game where Northside generated turnovers and easy buckets off their fullcourt press.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: B.G. on November 22, 2017, 02:14:35 pm
Nice recap.   It's probably been close to a decade since the last time Northside had that much size in their lineup.   NLR is gonna be the favorite as far as 7a goes but it looks like it's gonna be a fun season.
They would be even bigger but a player is at VB.
Title: Re: Who will next year's contenders be?
Post by: BirdCall on November 22, 2017, 10:08:57 pm
Top Players
1. Moses Moody-North Little Rock
2. Isaiah Joe- Forth Smith Northside
3. Collin Moore-North Little Rock
4. Khalen Robinson-Bryant
5. Shawn Fudge-North Little Rock
6. Terry Clardy-Conway
7. Tylor Perry-Springdale Har-ber
8. Michael Shanks-Bentonville
9. Asa Hutchinson-Bentonville
10. Collin Cooper-Fayetteville
11. Tyler Garret-Springdale Har-ber
12. Rodney Lambert-Bryant
13. Caleb London-Conway
14. Seth Stanley-Heritage
15.Carl Fitch-Springdale
Shanks, Perry, London are out of place on this list.....Not sure Moody is the top player in the 7A either.