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By Kevin McPherson

LITTLE ROCK -- Central Arkansas native Khalen "KK" Robinson capped off one of the best recruiting classes in the nation on Monday by signing his national letter of intent with the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Robinson (6-1 point guard, Bryant, Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, composite national No. 71 / 4-star prospect) signed in the morning before sending in his paperwork to the Razorbacks' coaching and compliance staff.

Robinson, recently named Virginia high school first-team all-state, becomes the Hogs' fourth and final in-state high school signee -- all four are national Top 100 recruits -- to go along with two college-transfer signess who are both ranked as national Top 20 grad-transfer prospects.

The six-player haul is currently ranked as the composite No. 7 recruiting class in the nation.

The Hogs have now signed all of their committed players in the 2020 class, and if current roster numbers hold true (assuming guard Mason Jones foregos his senior season for a pro career as expected) Arkansas is maxed out with all 13 scholarships filled.

For more on Robinson's path to becoming a Hoop Hog, and his game highlights, see my feature story below that was published here at Hogville.net on April 14, 2020 ...




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Tuesday, April 14, 2020 ...

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story includes quotes from Khalen "KK" Robinson taken during an interview conducted on April 8 ...

By Kevin McPherson

LITTLE ROCK -- Once upon a time there was a Razorbacks reign of terror known as 40 Minutes of Hell that demoralized opponents who ventured into Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, and to hear 2020 Arkansas commit Khalen "KK" Robinson tell it the heat's about to get turned way up again with the arrival of four in-state pledges who make up the nation's 7th-ranked recruiting class.

"I think it's going to special," Robinson said of himself, Moses Moody, Jaylin Williams, and Davonte Davis officially becoming a quartet of Hoop Hogs in the near future. "Just because we all grew up either playing against each other or with each other. Me and Moses have been playing together since, I think it was 3rd or 4th grade. And then me and Devo we always played against each other being a rivalry just because we were good point guards growing up, and everybody wanted to see us play against each other. And then Jaylin, me and him going at each other last year (2018-19) and having those epic battles.

"Now that we're all together, we can bring our talents and make it hell for everybody playing against us. I just feel like it's going to be special, and I can't wait."

Robinson (6-1 point guard, Bryant, Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, composite national No. 71 / 4-star prospect) could sign his national letter of intent with Arkansas as soon as Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period that runs April 15-August 1.

"April 15th, that's the plan," Robinson said. "I might go Instagram Live, I really don't know. My Dad said we are signing during the time period, but we really haven't talked about how we're going to do it. I wanted a ceremony, but since coronavirus happened that kind of changed all that. Me and my Dad are still working on how we want to do this."

Davis (6-4 point guard, Jacksonville, ESPN national No. 83 / 4-star prospect) has already signed with the Hogs (during the November early period), while Moody (6-5 shooting guard, Little Rock native, Montverde Academy in Florida, ESPN national No. 38 / 4-star prospect) and Williams (6-10 forward / center, Fort Smith Northside, composite national No. 72 / 4-star prospect) are expected to join Robinson in signing during the spring period.

Robinson said the group stays in constant contact with each other.

"We text a lot," Robinson said. "We were just texting in a group chat the other day about the new commit (Vance Jackson). So, we do text a lot just keeping each other updated on what's going on, what's coming up next year, how we feel, just trying to get closer because we're going to be living with each other and be around each other every day next year. Just building that bond, becoming brothers, just doing everything it takes to be successful next year."

Just like all other athletes are faced with right now, Robinson is observing social distancing while finding creative and meaningful ways to stay in shape and work on skill development on his own.

"I've been getting up a lot of shots, dribbling outside, going to the track, push-ups, sit-ups, just anything I can do to get better," he said.

Robinson was a local star before making a splash on the national level as a standout playing his senior season at prestigious Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. He was the 3A state tournament title-game MVP as a freshman in '16-17 when he led Epsicopal Collegiate to its first state championship, and he led Bryant to the 6A state title game as a junior in '18-19 against Williams and Northside.

As a senior '19-20, Robinson was the starting point guard and the best two-way player (offense and defense) for an Oak Hill team that finished the season 36-3 and at one time had risen to No. 2 in the nation in ESPN's Top 25. He averaged 10.7 points, 7.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 3.7 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 43% from 3 and 82% from the free throw line for an Oak Hill team that finished ranked in the national high school Top 10 and qualified for the GEICO national championship tournament that was recently cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Had the eight-team national championship tournament been held in early April as scheduled, Robinson and Oak Hill possibly could have matched up against Moody and Montverde Academy, which finished the '19-20 season undefeated at 25-0 and ranked No. 1 in the country.

"It was a big accomplishment," Robinson said of qualifying for nationals. "Coming from playing in a state tournament to playing in a national tournament, and possibly playing against a future teammate that's also my brother (Moody), I was really looking forward to it. Now that it can't happen it's kind of sad that we aren't able to finish our high school careers. But that just gives us a chip on our shoulder to play next year and treat every game like it's our last."

Robinson believes his move from the Arkansas high school ranks to Oak Hill to play on a national stage for his senior season was the right move for his continued development.

"I think Oak Hill helped me the most during practice," Robinson said. "Playing against those top-level guys every day, competing every day, in the weight room, on the court, traveling, all those things really helped me a lot to get better for the next level. Oak Hill is a high-level high school program, so everywhere we play we have to bring it. Like the Kentucky of high school basketball, so we got everybody's best game. Knowing I had to bring my A game every night out, that helped me out a lot.

"My point guard skills improved -- facilitated better, was stronger with the ball, just made the game easier for my teammates."

Robinson said the work he's put in has prepared him to make a positive impact next season at Arkansas.

"That's the goal, that's what I work every day for -- just to be able to come in and contribute at the highest level and try to help our team get wins," he said.

With Fayetteville and his freshman season as a Razorback in his sights, Robinson said he likes what he sees when he looks over Arkansas's '20-21 roster.

"We're very skilled at every position," Robinson said. "We have pieces everywhere. We have great point guards. We have great shooting guards. We have great small forwards. We have great pieces at every position. It's not like we have a missing piece on the floor. I feel like next year we'll be great all around."

Robinson has always been a plus-defender verging on being elite in some aspects on that end of the floor, and his offense showed significant maturation as a high school senior, specifically his three-point shooting and explosive rim-runs -- the latter of which helped him prove he could aggressively attack a defense against high-level competition. The lefty's mid-range game also got a boost as he incorporated a variety of hesitation, change-of-pace, and change-of-direction moves to create open looks between the arc and the rim.

After watching Arkansas play in '19-20 without a true floor leader combined with seeing Robinson's steady and effective efforts as a two-way gem, he arguably comes in as the most ready to help at both ends of the floor at the point guard spot. The Hogs had the best three-point field-goal defense in the nation, and a smart, instinctive, hungry defender like Robinson figures to bolster Arkansas' chances of having another elite perimeter defense.



             
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KK Robinson signs w/Hogs, wraps up 6-player 2020 class ranked No. 7 nationally

By Kevin McPherson

LITTLE ROCK -- Central Arkansas native Khalen "KK" Robinson capped off one of the best recruiting classes in the nation on Monday by signing his national letter of intent with the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Robinson (6-1 point guard, Bryant, Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, composite national No. 71 / 4-star prospect) signed in the morning before sending in his paperwork to the Razorbacks' coaching and compliance staff.

Robinson, recently named Virginia high school first-team all-state, becomes the Hogs' fourth and final in-state high school signee -- all four are national Top 100 recruits -- to go along with two college-transfer signess who are both ranked as national Top 20 grad-transfer prospects.

The six-player haul is currently ranked as the composite No. 7 recruiting class in the nation.

The Hogs have now signed all of their committed players in the 2020 class, and if current roster numbers hold true (assuming guard Mason Jones foregos his senior season for a pro career as expected) Arkansas is maxed out with all 13 scholarships filled.

For more on Robinson's path to becoming a Hoop Hog, and his game highlights, see my feature story below that was published here at Hogville.net on April 14, 2020 ...




* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 ...

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story includes quotes from Khalen "KK" Robinson taken during an interview conducted on April 8 ...

By Kevin McPherson

LITTLE ROCK -- Once upon a time there was a Razorbacks reign of terror known as 40 Minutes of Hell that demoralized opponents who ventured into Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, and to hear 2020 Arkansas commit Khalen "KK" Robinson tell it the heat's about to get turned way up again with the arrival of four in-state pledges who make up the nation's 7th-ranked recruiting class.

"I think it's going to special," Robinson said of himself, Moses Moody, Jaylin Williams, and Davonte Davis officially becoming a quartet of Hoop Hogs in the near future. "Just because we all grew up either playing against each other or with each other. Me and Moses have been playing together since, I think it was 3rd or 4th grade. And then me and Devo we always played against each other being a rivalry just because we were good point guards growing up, and everybody wanted to see us play against each other. And then Jaylin, me and him going at each other last year (2018-19) and having those epic battles.

"Now that we're all together, we can bring our talents and make it hell for everybody playing against us. I just feel like it's going to be special, and I can't wait."

Robinson (6-1 point guard, Bryant, Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, composite national No. 71 / 4-star prospect) could sign his national letter of intent with Arkansas as soon as Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period that runs April 15-August 1.

"April 15th, that's the plan," Robinson said. "I might go Instagram Live, I really don't know. My Dad said we are signing during the time period, but we really haven't talked about how we're going to do it. I wanted a ceremony, but since coronavirus happened that kind of changed all that. Me and my Dad are still working on how we want to do this."

Davis (6-4 point guard, Jacksonville, ESPN national No. 83 / 4-star prospect) has already signed with the Hogs (during the November early period), while Moody (6-5 shooting guard, Little Rock native, Montverde Academy in Florida, ESPN national No. 38 / 4-star prospect) and Williams (6-10 forward / center, Fort Smith Northside, composite national No. 72 / 4-star prospect) are expected to join Robinson in signing during the spring period.

Robinson said the group stays in constant contact with each other.

"We text a lot," Robinson said. "We were just texting in a group chat the other day about the new commit (Vance Jackson). So, we do text a lot just keeping each other updated on what's going on, what's coming up next year, how we feel, just trying to get closer because we're going to be living with each other and be around each other every day next year. Just building that bond, becoming brothers, just doing everything it takes to be successful next year."

Just like all other athletes are faced with right now, Robinson is observing social distancing while finding creative and meaningful ways to stay in shape and work on skill development on his own.

"I've been getting up a lot of shots, dribbling outside, going to the track, push-ups, sit-ups, just anything I can do to get better," he said.

Robinson was a local star before making a splash on the national level as a standout playing his senior season at prestigious Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. He was the 3A state tournament title-game MVP as a freshman in '16-17 when he led Epsicopal Collegiate to its first state championship, and he led Bryant to the 6A state title game as a junior in '18-19 against Williams and Northside.

As a senior '19-20, Robinson was the starting point guard and the best two-way player (offense and defense) for an Oak Hill team that finished the season 36-3 and at one time had risen to No. 2 in the nation in ESPN's Top 25. He averaged 13 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 43% from 3 and 82% from the free throw line for an Oak Hill team that finished ranked in the national high school Top 10 and qualified for the GEICO national championship tournament that was recently cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Had the eight-team national championship tournament been held in early April as scheduled, Robinson and Oak Hill possibly could have matched up against Moody and Montverde Academy, which finished the '19-20 season undefeated at 25-0 and ranked No. 1 in the country.

"It was a big accomplishment," Robinson said of qualifying for nationals. "Coming from playing in a state tournament to playing in a national tournament, and possibly playing against a future teammate that's also my brother (Moody), I was really looking forward to it. Now that it can't happen it's kind of sad that we aren't able to finish our high school careers. But that just gives us a chip on our shoulder to play next year and treat every game like it's our last."

Robinson believes his move from the Arkansas high school ranks to Oak Hill to play on a national stage for his senior season was the right move for his continued development.

"I think Oak Hill helped me the most during practice," Robinson said. "Playing against those top-level guys every day, competing every day, in the weight room, on the court, traveling, all those things really helped me a lot to get better for the next level. Oak Hill is a high-level high school program, so everywhere we play we have to bring it. Like the Kentucky of high school basketball, so we got everybody's best game. Knowing I had to bring my A game every night out, that helped me out a lot.

"My point guard skills improved -- facilitated better, was stronger with the ball, just made the game easier for my teammates."

Robinson said the work he's put in has prepared him to make a positive impact next season at Arkansas.

"That's the goal, that's what I work every day for -- just to be able to come in and contribute at the highest level and try to help our team get wins," he said.

With Fayetteville and his freshman season as a Razorback in his sights, Robinson said he likes what he sees when he looks over Arkansas's '20-21 roster.

"We're very skilled at every position," Robinson said. "We have pieces everywhere. We have great point guards. We have great shooting guards. We have great small forwards. We have great pieces at every position. It's not like we have a missing piece on the floor. I feel like next year we'll be great all around."

Robinson has always been a plus-defender verging on being elite in some aspects on that end of the floor, and his offense showed significant maturation as a high school senior, specifically his three-point shooting and explosive rim-runs -- the latter of which helped him prove he could aggressively attack a defense against high-level competition. The lefty's mid-range game also got a boost as he incorporated a variety of hesitation, change-of-pace, and change-of-direction moves to create open looks between the arc and the rim.

After watching Arkansas play in '19-20 without a true floor leader combined with seeing Robinson's steady and effective efforts as a two-way gem, he arguably comes in as the most ready to help at both ends of the floor at the point guard spot. The Hogs had the best three-point field-goal defense in the nation, and a smart, instinctive, hungry defender like Robinson figures to bolster Arkansas' chances of having another elite perimeter defense.


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Kevin, you’re the GOAT

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You look at that and say......Can't miss prospect. Such a well rounded game. I just think Lee Mayberry esque. Such solid, solid game. So capable of doing what is necessary, what you need, on any given night. Excited is an understatement.

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He will earn a major role or it will at least be apparent that he is ready for one by the end of next season. Such a good prospect. Nothing exceptional would surprise me with him. The only thing that would surprise me would be if he never got it going. He's a dog, a baller, you name it.

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He will earn a major role or it will at least be apparent that he is ready for one by the end of next season. Such a good prospect. Nothing exceptional would surprise me with him. The only thing that would surprise me would be if he never got it going. He's a dog, a baller, you name it.
.  He is a HOG🐗🐗.
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Really liked reading this. Good job, Kevin. Soooooo ready for next season!
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* Hoop Hog commit KK Robinson @onekrob2 signing his LOI w/Arkansas on Monday, April 20 ...

https://twitter.com/ARHoopScoop/status/1250267954295398400?s=19

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When will Moody and Williams sign?
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The pessimist in me wonders if those two will sign.  I heard a fourth KY player declared for the draft; hopefully Calimari hasn't gotten in the ear of our recruits. 
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The pessimist in me wonders if those two will sign.  I heard a fourth KY player declared for the draft; hopefully Calimari hasn't gotten in the ear of our recruits.

Stop.

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Stop.
Nothing would make me happier if I was totally wrong here.  I just know our recent history isn't good when it comes to keeping our state's top basketball talent home.  I look forward to seeing that change under CM -- and the sooner the better!
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Moody watched mason jones go from a spotty player to being able to go pro.

He isn’t going anywhere.
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Nothing would make me happier if I was totally wrong here.  I just know our recent history isn't good when it comes to keeping our state's top basketball talent home.  I look forward to seeing that change under CM -- and the sooner the better!

It's actually been pretty good, my man.

You just remember us losing Goodwin, Monk and Allen. We didn't sign some other in-state kids of late as well, but those 3 were the heavy-hitters. We signed Portis, Gafford, Joe, Sills, Henderson, Beard, Thompson, Garland, Madden, Mickelson, Ross, and Davonte Davis (already signed) over the years. By all indications, Moody, Williams and Robinson are all set to sign with Arkansas, even further tipping those scales. Now, I get that some of those players didn't pan out and some never even got to play for Arkansas, but they were top in-state recruits and did sign with Arkansas.
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I did mistakenly omit Garland, Gafford, and Portis when I wrote the above, but I have the impression that those others you mention above were not ranked as high (nationally) as the three we are waiting on now.  So I guess I'm talking more about the elite talent from Arkansas.
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It's actually been pretty good, my man.

You just remember us losing Goodwin, Monk and Allen. We didn't sign some other in-state kids of late as well, but those 3 were the heavy-hitters. We signed Portis, Gafford, Joe, Sills, Henderson, Beard, Thompson, Garland, Madden, Mickelson, Ross, and Davonte Davis (already signed) over the years. By all indications, Moody, Williams and Robinson are all set to sign with Arkansas, even further tipping those scales. Now, I get that some of those players didn't pan out and some never even got to play for Arkansas, but they were top in-state recruits and did sign with Arkansas.

Nice post. So many people seem to forget this

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I did mistakenly omit Garland, Gafford, and Portis when I wrote the above, but I have the impression that those others you mention above were not ranked as high (nationally) as the three we are waiting on now.  So I guess I'm talking more about the elite talent from Arkansas.

I get what you're saying, but we never lost any of those players at the last minute. Goodwin and Allen committed to other schools in the early period. Monk was never a verbal commit like the 3 we're talking about. All 3 of them are talking positively about Arkansas right now. KK has said flat out he is signing Monday *with Arkansas* and he's talking about the other commits when he talks about signing. I think we're good. I think it's different now with Musselman here.
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That's all true.  I just cannot wait to see all three of them signed.  Go Hogs Go!!!
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When will Moody and Williams sign?
Sooooooo...... ???
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BUT WHAT TIME TODAY ???
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Stop.
It now appears you are taking your own advice and stopping! I see you deleted a post you had made in this thread claiming that Williams and Moody would sign on Wednesday.  I am very excited to see that Williams has inked, but I am also very concerned that Moody has not -- and hasn't even indicated when/if he will.
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It now appears you are taking your own advice and stopping! I see you deleted a post you had made in this thread claiming that Williams and Moody would sign on Wednesday.  I am very excited to see that Williams has inked, but I am also very concerned that Moody has not -- and hasn't even indicated when/if he will.
his mother said he is signing soon according to another recruiting site.

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Nothing would make me happier if I was totally wrong here.  I just know our recent history isn't good when it comes to keeping our state's top basketball talent home.  I look forward to seeing that change under CM -- and the sooner the better!

We're not in any danger of Cal swooping in as long as our recruits keep flying under the 5* level. None are there so we don't have that issue to deal with.
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Welcome KK!
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2020, 03:19:04 pm »

https://forums.hogville.net/index.php?topic=713271.0

Welcome to the Razorback family KK.  Your signing (as well as the other recent ones) has really excited us hog fans!  Congrats to CM on putting together such a great recruiting class!!
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Added to OP ...

By Kevin McPherson

LITTLE ROCK -- Central Arkansas native Khalen "KK" Robinson capped off one of the best recruiting classes in the nation on Monday by signing his national letter of intent with the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Robinson (6-1 point guard, Bryant, Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, composite national No. 71 / 4-star prospect) signed in the morning before sending in his paperwork to the Razorbacks' coaching and compliance staff.

Robinson, recently named Virginia high school first-team all-state, becomes the Hogs' fourth and final in-state high school signee -- all four are national Top 100 recruits -- to go along with two college-transfer signess who are both ranked as national Top 20 grad-transfer prospects.

The six-player haul is currently ranked as the composite No. 7 recruiting class in the nation.

The Hogs have now signed all of their committed players in the 2020 class, and if current roster numbers hold true (assuming guard Mason Jones foregos his senior season for a pro career as expected) Arkansas is maxed out with all 13 scholarships filled.

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Feels good to officially have all the hay in the barn. There are obviously still questions about whether Joe returns, but it feels good to have a relatively drama free offseason

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Welcome and WPS!!!
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This is one hell of a recruiting haul!

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KK moved all the way up to #36 on 247's final player rankings for the 2020 class today, making him our highest rated signee. Moody is one spot behind him at #37.

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KK moved all the way up to #36 on 247's final player rankings for the 2020 class today, making him our highest rated signee. Moody is one spot behind him at #37.

Wow
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KK moved all the way up to #36 on 247's final player rankings for the 2020 class today, making him our highest rated signee. Moody is one spot behind him at #37.

Im not calling you a liar I am just wondering if you would provide the link to show this.
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Does this move our class ranking up?
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Does this move our class ranking up?

Not that I see. Still 3rd in the SEC, but if LSU adds Moussa Cisse (2021 reclassifier) I think it would drop to 4th. They seem confident about him.

Saw where Jaxson Robinson is also reclassifying to the 2020 class so he'll play for A&M next year. Should move them to around 5-6 in the SEC. This is the best recruiting year I can remember the SEC ever having. Some serious talent coming into the conference.
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Not that I see. Still 3rd in the SEC, but if LSU adds Moussa Cisse (2021 reclassifier) I think it would drop to 4th. They seem confident about him.

Saw where Jaxson Robinson is also reclassifying to the 2020 class so he'll play for A&M next year. Should move them to around 5-6 in the SEC. This is the best recruiting year I can remember the SEC ever having. Some serious talent coming into the conference.
Which may also explain why Jaxson went with A&M. He and Moody would be fighting for the same minutes at roughly the same position.
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I see what you mean on the link, but if you go to 247 now he's ranked #59.  I believe he was ranked in the 70's earlier, so still a bump but not in the 30's like they were showing.
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I see what you mean on the link, but if you go to 247 now he's ranked #59.  I believe he was ranked in the 70's earlier, so still a bump but not in the 30's like they were showing.

I think the 59 is his composite ranking, the 36 is for 247 only.
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Yea, 247 has him actually at 36 and Moses at 37.  Pretty good 1-2 punch.
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Wow
That's what i said, too.  Congrats to KK.
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I have said on several occasions after seeing him play people were underestimating him.  I see him as our starting point guard next year.  It may not happen in Nov/Dec but by league play I believe he will prove to be one of our best players on both ends of the floor.

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I think Jaylin and Davis are just as good though.
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I think Jaylin and Davis are just as good though.
And the new 247 ranking for Jaylin is 85 while they have Devo at 197!
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And the new 247 ranking for Jaylin is 85 while they have Devo at 197!

Yep, Devo is actually right at 200.  That's a 41 spot drop from where 247 had him on April 15.  Still right around 100 in the composite. 
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I think Jaylin and Davis are just as good though.

They are good, but just slightly below the level of KK and Moses. Their experience playing at a high level in prep school sets them apart.
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They are good, but just slightly below the level of KK and Moses. Their experience playing at a high level in prep school sets them apart.

I think people underestimate this aspect of it.  Moses practiced every day and played with possibly the #1 pick in next year's draft along with other probable NBA guys.  And against first round NBA talent every night.  Same with KK, competing against and learning from these guys day in, day out is huge for their development.  They will be more ready to take on valuable roles when they step on campus.
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I think people underestimate this aspect of it.  Moses practiced every day and played with possibly the #1 pick in next year's draft along with other probable NBA guys.  And against first round NBA talent every night.  Same with KK, competing against and learning from these guys day in, day out is huge for their development.  They will be more ready to take on valuable roles when they step on campus.

Yea but on the other hand getting a ton of usage and having a target on you can be a big help too. 

Jaylin dominated a 5 star and Devo is just as good as Jaylin, IMO.  Moot point in how they all compare at the college level.  We’ll find out in time. However I did see an interview with Moses talking about how he plays with all the the top players and thinks that the other guys in the class are just as good.

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My opinion DEVO is a 6'4 version Courtney Fortson with his exact strengths and weakness's.
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My opinion DEVO is a 6'4 version Courtney Fortson with his exact strengths and weakness's.

Hopefully not his exact weaknesses...
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When Kevin talks about the high basketball IQ of these incoming recruits, that is the main thing that stands out to me.  They understand the game and know how to play the game.  Devo is the most Harlem Globetrotter like of the group with abilities and skills that you do not teach, but it is a matter of harnessing all of that and playing under control while improving the shooting.  Moses has all of the tools with his shooting, scoring at different levels, defense, and length, but it comes down to know being more of the focal point of opposing defenses and him improving more and more given that he isn't explosive, but is very skilled.  Jaylin has all of the tools and while not the most explosive it is just a matter of being more aggressive and strong in what is already a nice inside and out game.  KK is the most explosive and best athlete of the bunch IMO, and is just very quick with great all around ability.  I have thought for a while he was the most underrated of the ones coming in and seems to make up well for a lack of height.

Since Muss does more of the positionless basketball approach, I can see him playing multiple guys together like he did this year at times who we consider true point guards in order to push the ball more and utilize the off ball talents of point guards.  For example someone like Jaylin Tate or Devo could do damage in a dunker position at times like Jimmy Whitt played when playing off the ball.  A number of other guys could be utilized in that role too. 
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My opinion DEVO is a 6'4 version Courtney Fortson with his exact strengths and weakness's.
I laughed when Fortson was brought up in the instagram live.

Whether you look at Courtney Fortson as a positive or negative is a Rorschach test. If Davis sees him as an up tempo player with good vision and does a bit of everything, then that is a good thing.

Fortson was really fun at times to watch. And it looks like he still reps Arkansas, so good for him.
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