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Old 09-17-2016, 07:29 PM
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Default BU recruit- 2018- Torrence Watson

Torrence Watson is a 6'4" shooting guard who is a junior (class of 2018 ) at Whitfield HS in Creve Coeur, Missouri (western suburb of St. Louis). Bradley has seen him play this summer, and one of our coaches was at Whitfield HS on Thursday, Sept. 15, to watch him in an open gym workout.
https://twitter.com/Whitfieldhoops/s...88961858375680

Wichita State was also there to watch him-
https://twitter.com/PrepHoopsMO/stat...32195947208704

No official word on whether Bradley offered.


Bradley also inquired about a couple of his sophomore (2019) teammates-
https://twitter.com/Whitfieldhoops/s...80106617622528


Rivals page- 4-stars- he appears to have a number of good offers
https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/10412

4-stars on 247Sports.com
http://247sports.com/Player/Torrence-Watson-86034

Scout.com- 3-stars-
http://www.scout.com/college/basketb...orrence-watson

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTCeXUVqE28



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https://vimeo.com/104266078
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:17 PM
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Bradley's Coach Wardle offered Torrence Watson (2017) a scholarship today.
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:24 PM
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DC, the first post in this thread mentioned he was a 2018 recruit. The second post mentions 2017. Has he been reclassified?
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:58 PM
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nope, he is 2018
http://bradleyfans.com/vb/showpost.p...&postcount=121

He is a 4-Star SG
https://twitter.com/Whitfieldhoops/s...01381678870528
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DC, the first post in this thread mentioned he was a 2018 recruit. The second post mentions 2017. Has he been reclassified?
Yes, I made a typo in the last post. He is a 2018 recruit as the initial post describes.
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:56 PM
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BU recruit Torrance Watson is on his way to Iowa State for a visit this weekend, and he'll probably come away with an offer
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Bradley's Coach Wardle offered Torrence Watson (2017) a scholarship today.
Bradley makes the cut...Torrence Watson lists his top nineteen choices...


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Torrance Watson is now a 4-Star recruit... would still be great to get him!

Bradley has only had a couple 4-Star recruits in the past decade or two...
Josh Cunningham was 4-Star per Rivals, so was Cellus coming out of high school.
Mike Shaw also was coming out of high school - but he didn't go to Bradley out of HS. Yet having two 4-Star guys on the same team did not help Geno.
In fact, go back and look but from the early Steve Lavin era on, St. John's had SIXTEEN different 4-Star and 5-Star recruits, and yet during that entire era, they were little more successful than Bradley!
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One-time Bradley recruit Torrence Watson cuts his list to: Michigan, Creighton, Missouri, Marquette, Vanderbilt, Butler, Kansas State, and St. Louis
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One time Bradley recruit Torrence Watson commits to Ohio State and new head coach Chris Holtmann.
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One time Bradley recruit Torrence Watson commits to Ohio State and new head coach Chris Holtmann.
Former Bradley recruit Torrence Watson, who committed to Ohio State over a month ago now announces he will revoke his commitment, and reopen his recruiting. He said he wants to consider "options closer to home". He is from Creve Coeur, Missouri.
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Wasn't the University of MO in need of several recruits and had started on a very good recruiting season by certain people?
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Wasn't the University of MO in need of several recruits and had started on a very good recruiting season by certain people?

Yes, Missouri and St. Louis were among his finalists before he chose Ohio State. So if he is looking to stay closer to home, those coaches might have an advantage.
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Former Bradley recruit Torrence Watson, who committed to Ohio State over a month ago now announces he will revoke his commitment, and reopen his recruiting. He said he wants to consider "options closer to home". He is from Creve Coeur, Missouri.
he commits to Mizzou
https://twitter.com/TorrenceWatson/s...10400676962304
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From STLTODAY:
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Now another highly rated 2018 recruit that had committed elsewhere appears to be leaning toward decommitting and going to Missouri..
4-star big man Carte'are Gordon, who was considering Illinois at one time, committed to St. Louis University way back in October, 2016. But suddenly he is hinting he will switch to Missouri-
https://www.rockmnation.com/mizzou-b...orrence-watson

Something very funny is happening for all these recruits who had verbally committed (some had even signed) elsewhere, and are now going to Missouri instead since they hired Cuonzo Martin-
> 5-star 2017 recruit Michael Porter, Jr. was committed and had signed an NLI to attend Washington, but then asked for and was granted a release, and switched to Missouri
> His brother, 4-star recruit Jontay Porter, who used to be a 2018 recruit, was also verbally said to be going to Washington, but he too changed his mind, reclassified to 2017, and committed to Missouri
> Jeremiah Tilmon, another 5-star big man from the class of 2017, had committed to and signed a NLI to attend Illinois. But last April, he also asked for and was given his release, only to quickly switch to Missouri
> Blake Harris, a 6'3" guard is a 3 or 4-star, Top 100 recruit, depending on which recruiting service you check, from the class of 2017. He was another kid who was previously committed and signed to the University of Washington. But he also asked for and was granted a release from his NLI, and eventually switched to Missouri.
> Javon Pickett is a 6'4" guard who was a 3/4 star recruit from the class of 2017. He also was committed and signed to Illinois, but last April he asked for and was granted his release, and then verbally committed to Missouri. He has reclassified to a 2018 recruit while he attends prep school for an extra year at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kansas.
> And now Torrence Watson, another 6'4" 3/4-star shooting guard from the class of 2018. He verbally committed to Ohio State on Julu 10 this year, then decommitted 6 weeks later. Now he verbally commits to Missouri for next year.
> And now 2018 big man recruit Carte'are Gordon, who is verbally committed to St. Louis University is hinting he might be ready to decommit and switch to Missouri.

I am sure that easily sets an all time record for the number of recruits poached from other's schools commits.
That makes 6 highly rated recruits that were committed to other schools, 4 of the 6 were signed to NLI's to other schools, who all were enticed to switch to Missouri in just the past 4 months, and perhaps a 7th recruit ready to switch if Carte'are Gordon goes through with it. It sure seems to me there may be some sleazy tampering going on at Missouri. But surely the fine boosters there would never do such a thing, would they?.
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Well there's a simple, non-cheating answer for all of them. The coaches at the schools they had been committed to were all fired, except SLU. The Porter's father went to work at Missouri. I assume Harris was their friend. Tilmon, Pickett, and Gordon all saw an opportunity to go to a school that is close to where they are from and is on the sudden upswing, so they might play for national titles right away. No conspiracies required.
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it proves Missouri State shoulda done a better job ponying up and keep Cuonzo
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So you are certain that no boosters, AAU coaches, intermediaries or friends of Porter or Martin, or street agents were ever involved in any way?

I might be willing to consider that if it wasn't Missouri, one of the most corrupt and penalized programs in NCAA history. Doesn't anyone else remember these scandals?-
Academic scandals and NCAA penalties under Norm Stewart?
The Myron Piggie/Kareem Rush scandal?
And all the Ricky Clemons recruiting/academic fraud/domestic abuse scandals?
All the impermissible benefits scandals and the academic fraud scandals under Frank Haith?
Missouri ended up vacating their entire 2013-14 season due to all the scandals that came to light.
...Not to mention the Nevin Shapiro scandal in which Missouri hired Frank Haith who was embroiled in one of the sleaziest scandals in college history and was suspended and penalized while he was at Missouri.
Then there were additional academic fraud and impermissible benefits scandals under the next coach, Kim Anderson, too, which lead to loss of scholarships, extending their probation, and Missouri being banned from postseason play in 2016!
And still yet another more recent academic fraud scandal still under investigation at Missouri?
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/col...116694258.html

If you do a simple Google search for "Missouri basketball scandal", you get over 1 million hits referring to numerous different scandals over the years at Missouri!-
https://www.google.com/search?num=10...k1._YdBL7STW7U
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Not saying they can't be cheating. Most players like the Porters who plan on being one and done don't bother following the rules of a system they don't really want to be a part of. I won't be surprised when the NCAA vacates Mizzou's 2017-2018 season; I was merely pointing out that there is a reasonable explanation for each players decision.
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