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    Dayton Flyers Basketball 2020-2021

    It's been a slow offseason in Dayton, but they landed a fairly big fish today in USC transfer Elijah Weaver.

    https://www.daytondailynews.com/spor...bMSByHi5DqusJ/

    He's a 6'6" combo guard and was the No. 45 recruit in the country coming out of high school. Seems to have some offensive limitations, but he fits the Anthony Grant prototype, long and high character.

    Still two open scholarships for the upcoming season, followed by four graduating seniors after the 20-21 season. Grant and company have their work cut out for them wrt bringing in talent.

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    Re: Dayton Flyers Basketball 2020-2021

    Quote Originally Posted by BillDoran View Post
    It's been a slow offseason in Dayton, but they landed a fairly big fish today in USC transfer Elijah Weaver.

    https://www.daytondailynews.com/spor...bMSByHi5DqusJ/

    He's a 6'6" combo guard and was the No. 45 recruit in the country coming out of high school. Seems to have some offensive limitations, but he fits the Anthony Grant prototype, long and high character.

    Still two open scholarships for the upcoming season, followed by four graduating seniors after the 20-21 season. Grant and company have their work cut out for them wrt bringing in talent.
    He was a Central Florida kid. Do you know if he is sitting a year or expecting to get a waiver?

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    Re: Dayton Flyers Basketball 2020-2021

    Quote Originally Posted by adkindo View Post
    He was a Central Florida kid. Do you know if he is sitting a year or expecting to get a waiver?
    Sounds like he'll apply, but I get the impression there's not a lot of optimism he'll receive a waiver. Sit one, play two seems to be the consensus, and that makes sense given the senior- and guard-heavy roster next year.

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    Re: Dayton Flyers Basketball 2020-2021

    Dayton landed its first recruit of the 2021 class. It's Malachi Smith, Scoochie's younger brother. Looks to have a skillset similar to his brother; seems bright and team-oriented.

    The 2021 class will be exceedingly important for the program, looking to replace the core of the recent 29-2 team (aside from Toppin, who will be a lottery pick in October).

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    Re: Dayton Flyers Basketball 2020-2021

    As an 83 grad, I was very sorry to see the year end the way it did. Thought we had a chance to win it all as we were much more than just Toppin!
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    Re: Dayton Flyers Basketball 2020-2021

    Big recruiting weekend for the Flyers. Added the No. 39 and No. 133 players in the country (per 247) in DaRon Holmes Jr. and Kaleb Washington. The duo will join Malachi Smiith (Scoochie's brother) in the 2021 class.

    It appears Grant was able to capitalize on Toppin's enormous year. Future looks bright in Montgomery County.

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    Re: Dayton Flyers Basketball 2020-2021

    Daron Holmes is officially the highest rated UD recruit ever. Juwan Staten and Chris Wright were the other two, I believe. Just need Rafael Castro now.

    Hopefully AG is here for the long haul.
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    Re: Dayton Flyers Basketball 2020-2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohayou View Post
    Hopefully AG is here for the long haul.
    I feel like that was part of the appeal in hiring Grant; he's in for the long haul. He took a bite at going to a big school (though Alabama basketball is debatable), and it didn't end well.

    Pretty biased, but I think UD offers a sweet spot for coaches. You won't get top dollar, but you'll be paid pretty well; the university and community are exceptionally supportive; they play in a winnable conference; and they have a fairly successful history and some tradition. Trying to turn Virginia Tech into a winner in the ACC is rough. Trying to compete regularly in the Big East at Butler is more difficult than most presume. Even going to a high-major with loads of tradition is a real challenge. I think Archie will likely get it going in Bloomington, but that's a tough gig.

    If you're not insanely ambitious (and many of these coaches are) or need to be paid like Calipari, you can have a really great experience coaching Dayton. Grant has been around the block and knows this. Being an alumnus obviously sweetens the pot as well. There's no predicting the future, but I think Grant will stick around for the foreseeable future.

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