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Kavell with 18 pts in 86-80 win over Central Wyoming on Saturday
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Kavell Bigby-Williams and Gillete College finished the season at 29-1, and are #1 seeded in their Regional Tournament thus getting a bye into March..

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Really hope we here from him asap, when would be the soonest or most likely time? Will he be a soph or have to sit and just have 2 yrs ? KBW and KB with CB yr after next? DT will be SR and LUUUUUUUUUUK and DLO and Suggs and Pitt Jrs Can it be October yet 2017 ?
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Really hope we here from him asap, when would be the soonest or most likely time? Will he be a soph or have to sit and just have 2 yrs ? KBW and KB with CB yr after next? DT will be SR and LUUUUUUUUUUK and DLO and Suggs and Pitt Jrs Can it be October yet 2017 ?
Kavell Bigby-Williams is currently a juco sophomore so he'd certainly play right away next fall as a junior and have 2 years left

most uncommitted juco kids - especially those in the National Tournament - will wait til after they finish up hoping to impress a few more recruiters and get more offers...

but once the National Tournament is done - in about THREE WEEKS, then kids will decide & verbal....to lock in on their scholarship..

BUT REMEMBER that Tramique Sutherland was also MVP of his Regional Tournament - like Freddie - and even almost helped carry his team to the National Championship - and he didn't exactly turn out to be a dominating DI player
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Gillette College wins their Regional Tournament and the automatic bid to the NJCAA Nationals
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They clobbered Casper 97-69 & finish 32-1
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Final year end stats for Bigby-Williams
KBW finishes the season with 16.8 ppg, 13.6 rpg, 5.9 blocks and 60% FG accuracy - in a guard-oriented offense!
Hope he's looking forward to the kind of excitement Wichita, Northern Iowa, and Bradley have been known for - Sweet Sixteens, Final Fours, etc.. in the Missouri Valley Conference!


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Old 03-21-2016, 12:08 PM
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There's still some hope....

today's bit on Kavell Bigby-Williams still lists Bradley among his suitors...
"Kavell Bigby-Williams was already one of the most sought after recruits in
junior college basketball. After his performance at last week’s NJCAA National
Tournament ....his stock has gone through the roof.

....Oregon could be the early favorite. However, others who are heavily
involved include Texas, Utah, San Diego State, Missouri, Arizona State,
Charlotte and Bradley."

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Old 03-23-2016, 10:29 AM
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one bit of news that might affect Kavell Bigby-Williams' choice...
It has been said that Oregon is one of KBW's top options but....
one of Oregon's best players, POWER FORWARD Chris Boucher - who averages 12.1 ppg, 7.4 rpg, and who plays the same position and style as Kavell - was just granted a waiver to return for a 6th year - there was talk he would leave for the NBA draft and would leave a huge opening for Kavell to grab playing time.
They could, of course, play both of them, but Oregon also returns two other big forwards - Jordan Bell (7 pts/5 reb) & Dillon Brooks (17 pts/6 reb).
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story from his U20 British team site
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one bit of news that might affect Kavell Bigby-Williams' choice...
It has been said that Oregon is one of KBW's top options but....
one of Oregon's best players, POWER FORWARD Chris Boucher - who averages 12.1 ppg, 7.4 rpg, and who plays the same position and style as Kavell - was just granted a waiver to return for a 6th year - there was talk he would leave for the NBA draft and would leave a huge opening for Kavell to grab playing time.
They could, of course, play both of them, but Oregon also returns two other big forwards - Jordan Bell (7 pts/5 reb) & Dillon Brooks (17 pts/6 reb).

Kavell is blowing up and getting lots of top offers...
Good for him - he's a great player...

Bradley was one of the first to offer him, which shows how Brian Wardle knew this guy had talent and knew it before almost everyone else...
http://bradleyfans.com/vb/showthread...#post825114195
http://bradleyfans.com/vb/showthread...#post825118085
http://bradleyfans.com/vb/showthread...#post825113306
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Kavell Bigby-Williams wil take a trip to Oregon on April 8-10.
His current list does not include Bradley any more
http://www.jucorecruiting.com/kavell-bigby-williams
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Kavell Bigby-Williams commits to Oregon.
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Old 04-10-2016, 02:36 PM
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hope he's happy there-- he really is the best talent in juco ball and could help almost anyone right away...
BUT - at least a dozen good players have transferred out of there over just the past few years - many under some really troubling circumstances, charges, lawsuits..
and only a couple guys play big minutes - everyone else platoons to absorb the rest of the minutes...but the guy likely to play ahead of him Chris Boucher does not appear to be going to declare for the draft - so Kavell might be a backup in year-1
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:35 PM
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The only publicly known JC player that Bradley is recruiting and is undecided seems to be McSwain. Maybe I'm a pessimist but it is hard to see any recruited freshman other than a point guard having much of an impact in there freshman year.
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The only publicly known JC player that Bradley is recruiting...
there have been other juco kids that we are connected with...
I know at least one of them has been offered and vigorously recruited - and I suspect there are others that we do not know about

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not that it matters much now, but -
Kavell Bigby-Williams wins the National Player of the Year in juco basketball


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it's early but...
we are beginning to see that just maybe Kavell Bigby-Williams might have aimed too high in going to Oregon..

In their exhibition games he started and played a lot but in no time at all he has dropped to the 8-12 minute per game, deep back-up role and today his stat line looked like this...

0-3, 1 FT, 1 point, 3 rebs, 3 fouls, no asst, no blk, no stl in 12 min
..not the kind of numbers that'll earn more playing time...
Too bad, cuz he'd be a stud in the MVC
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Kavell played just two minutes last night for Oregon in Maui...
meanwhile, Alec Peters, who chose to go mid-major - helped his team win the top Las Vegas Tourney - the MGM Grand Main Event
with 26 points and 12 rebs in Valpo's win over BYU
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Freddie McSwain just got an offer from Indiana.
Indiana is loaded with big men, and Freddie is likely a backup option....
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here's an audio interview with Freddie McSwain's coach...on an Indiana site...

the interviewer kinda shocked that Freddie would ever think he'd get more than 10 minutes per game as a backup - even if he turns out to be everything they hope!!

Freddie - listen carefully to what this IU guy is saying - they just want McSwain as a back-up if all other options fail.

In addition to Kavell Bigby-Williams barely playing...(he's a juco kid so he's only got two seasons!)
..another 2016 Bradley recruit who is playing very little is Freddie McSwain
..he only plays every other game for a minute or two of garbage time - tonight in a Hoosier blowout of SEMO he got 9 minutes and scored his 6th basket of the season.
He would have been playing full time here..
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...He would have been playing full time here..
Unfortunately many kids don't understand this point either in Juco or HS. Many shoot for the highest possible level instead of looking at fit. I think there were few people on this board that believed with the roster IU was bringing back and the kids coming in that he was going to play a huge role. I hope he ends up getting in the rotation, but even still he would have been a key cog here most likely.
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