“Hakeem Olajuwon was one of the players I watched (in the NBA). All he does is study and work out.” And if a school is willing to be patient and give him a year or two, he’ll be something really special.”. Still inconsistent but upside is very high. Smith said Anselem could have a similar trajectory. … It’s hard to see ‘Kentucky’ and not have that spike your interest.”. He was a guard growing up and then grew into a big man. Frank lived in 1880, at address , Pennsylvania. Strong kid but not maxed out. “Frank is a great kid, a really good student and a good human being,” Phillippe Doherty, Prolific Prep director of operations, said. Two of his teammates were Jalen Green and Nimari Burnett, two of the nation’s top 25 players in the 2020 recruiting class who had the offense run through them. “That’s another reason he reclassified. Thornton puts Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Purdue, and Ohio State among his top schools. In this week's special Georgia vs. Florida episode, I talk with former Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell about one of the greatest plays in Cocktail Party history,  break down Georgia's win at Kentucky and talk everything surrounding the Cocktail Party, including the recent antics by Gator coach Dan Mullen. Before his announcement to reopen his recruitment, LSU had 100% of the eight projections for Anselem in the 247Sports Crystal Ball. This past season at Prolific Prep — playing a national schedule against elite competition — led to a spike in development. We are releasing episodes and interviews each week during the 2020 college football season, with a little bit of everything sprinkled in between. Would he be ready to play this year? “He’s just one of those super likable, fun, energetic kids. Could we fare better landing another quality grad transfer like the kid out of Evansville or Miami (OH) or the center from Ga Tech (who will likely be granted a waiver and be made immediately eligible)? Anselem can now hit jumpers — even step out on the perimeter — but still needs to work on his ball handling and hand-eye coordination in the post. This kid has reclassified to be eligible this year. Adrian Autry is the Assistant Coach for the Syracuse Orange On Tuesday night, four-star center Frank Anselem released his top three. ET on CBS. “He’s a freak athlete,” Smith said. “We will also get to know the staffs more and get a feel for their coaches and how the bigs fit in their system.”. It would appear Arkansas is first on his list in the alphabet only. “It is Kentucky,” Anselem said. Matt Haarms, a 7-3 center, committed to BYU over Kentucky, The 10 most thrilling wins of the John Calipari era at Kentucky. The former Christ the King (N.Y.) big man lists Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU and Memphis. 1 recruiting class in the country, and it’s Kentucky,” he acknowledged. Smith stressed that he’s not looking for any promises, other than a fair shot to see the floor. He just wants to go to a coaching staff that will develop him. The 6-foot-10-inch, 220-pound big man narrowed his list to Georgia, LSU and Alabama. He plays high school basketball at Milton High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. is gone, or should we expect another player (a big) to enter the transfer portal, shortly? Anselem had actually given a silent commitment to Louisiana State on Dec. 31, Smith said, but when he didn’t make things official with the Tigers right away during this month’s signing period — and LSU took a commitment from 6-11 center Josh Gray, with a possible commitment from class of 2021 five-star (and 2020 reclassification candidate) Moussa Cisse coming soon — Anselem opened things back up. People have put that misnomer out there that he has to start as a freshman, which is the furthest thing from the truth. He’s been a winner, and guys love being around him, love playing with him. “I just think, at Kentucky, he sees a chance (to contribute) with their current roster.”. Your friends at “UGA Football Live” and UGA Wire present your one-stop shop for all things Georgia football! Saint Anselm of Canterbury (/ ˈ æ n s ɛ l m /; 1033/4–1109), also called Anselm of Aosta (Italian: Anselmo d'Aosta) after his birthplace and Anselm of Bec (French: Anselme du Bec) after his monastery, was an Italian Benedictine monk, abbot, philosopher and theologian of the Catholic Church, who held the office of Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109. . Orange Hoops Talk. You have easy access to soccer,” said Anselem. On Tuesday night, four-star center Frank Anselem released his top three. Kentucky has three basketball commitments with signing week near. “They like the things that he can do, in terms of next year’s roster and how he can help. 5 Georgia Bulldogs (4-1, 4-1) take on the No. Athletic center with outstanding frame. Meanwhile, the Kentucky coaching staff sees great promise in Anselem’s long-term future. Anselem, a 6-foot-10, 210-pound center from Napa (Calif.) Prolific Prep, was previously down to Alabama, Georgia and LSU. Daimion Collins to UK? “He’s always been on track to graduate in three years. But then I learned if you have a ranking and will work hard, they push you to bring out the best in your and if you are ready to be a pro, then you go be a pro.” “When he signed with Kentucky I thought this dude is going to be a problem. He gets to spend an extra year now with a collegiate strength program,” Smith said. There is a 5/8/20 afternoon update on YouTube. Still raw on offense but physical tools give him very high upside. Syracuse Basketball. He doesn’t shy from competition. Bruce Thornton is six-foot-two and weighs 190 pounds. That obviously wasn’t the case. Even Hagans, who is off to the NBA Draft after two years in Lexington, has put in a good word. Good size, wide shoulders and very long arms. With Muss' recruiting at such a high level, I'd not mind us passing on this kid. Comment your fav school.Let’s gooo!!!! He's got decent size for a point guard. “I think his expectations are that he wants to go to a place where he can develop. Another big like Anselem would allow Williams to see more time at the 4, Don't hold your breath on this one folks. This is the stuff you need to know. Really advanced defensively. He moved to Atlanta about five years ago and his basketball talent began to blossom more. The 6-foot-10-inch, 220-pound big man narrowed his list to Georgia, LSU and Alabama. I think, defensively, he has all the tools right there to be a pro down the line. Where he will rank among the 2020 class is unknown, but he should remain as a top-100 player in the country.