Sweet 16 Recruiting Roundup – May 2, 2019
Terrell Ard Jr. saw his recruitment take off after the Sweet 16 Tournament.
Atlanta, Ga– Prospects entered the Spring Evaluation Period looking to boost their recruitments and our Sweet 16 Showcase was the perfect platform with well over 100 college coaches in attendance over the weekend. Below, Hypesouth Media gives the rundown on which players capitalized.
Georgia Canes, 2019 Terrell Ard, Jr.
This offseason, Ard Jr. has taken full advantage of On the Radar Hoops stages starting at our Super 64 Unsigned Senior Showcase where he earned an offer from Morehouse and coaches have been keeping tabs ever since. The 6-foot-7 wing continued trending up during The Opening and carried a major buzz into the live period. Kennesaw State, Morehead State, Presbyterian, Stetson, Tampa, and USC-Upstate all pulled the trigger with offers following his showing at the Sweet 16 Showcase. Every year, we see an available senior cash in at our events and this time it was Terrell Ard, Jr.
Hawks Elite, 2020 Sam Youngblood
Belmont and Wofford watched Youngblood a couple times Friday and Saturday and he seized the moment. The 6-foot-3 combo guard is an ultra-competitor that shot the skin off the ball from deep. In addition, he is a good facilitator and pesky defender whose game would translate to the Ohio Valley or Southern Conference. Despite not being extended an official offer, we think it is safe to say Youngblood played himself onto some “Big Boards” and could hear his line start to ring soon.
Team M.O.A.M., 2020 Tibet Gorener
Coaches were in search of shooters this weekend and Tibet Gorener got hot at the right time. The 6-foot-8 forward went into a zone on the main court Saturday during rush hour and squeezed offers from Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson. His size, handle on the ball, activity on both ends, and ability to knock down shots automatically makes him a next level prospect, so expect this recruitment to blow up even more moving forward.
Hoop Dreams, 2020 Jackson Sivillis
Wofford, Jacksonville State, and Florida Gulf Coast threw out offers to this 6-foot-6 wing. Again, shooting was a common theme all weekend and Sivillis is a flamethrower, however, his capacity off the bounce made him an easy sell. He methodically got to his sweet spots and was efficient once he arrived. Right now, Sivillis grades out as a low to mid-level prospect, but could eventually catch some steam in high-major conversations by travel season’s end.
Kowacie Reeves is a contributor to On the Radar Hoops.