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2020 center Walker Kessler is a must sign for Crean..

WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

I really don't follow Georgia hs basketball, my high school has always svcked at it, so it was never a focus.
I just watched video of his sophomore season though, we REALLY need this kid.
No family has a stronger legacy with UGA basketball than The Kesslers, but Walker is on another level from therest, I think he can anchor a top 10 team, he looks like a whole package, defense, shooting, passing, it's all there. He is rail thin, but he has broad shoulders and he's still a pup, I expect he'll play college ball at 7'0'' 230lb or bigger.
He plays for Woodward Academy, do any of you have info on this ?

Comments

  • brentwilsonbrentwilson Posts: 2,677 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    if he’s anything like the last Kessler, i will pass on him

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @brentwilson said:
    if he’s anything like the last Kessler, i will pass on him

    He's already the #23 overall recruit for 2020 and I expect him to rise, he is the real deal.

  • brentwilsonbrentwilson Posts: 2,677 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:
    if he’s anything like the last Kessler, i will pass on him

    He's already the #23 overall recruit for 2020 and I expect him to rise, he is the real deal.

    maybe he is. i just remember Houston Kessler couldn’t even make easy lay ups.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:
    if he’s anything like the last Kessler, i will pass on him

    He's already the #23 overall recruit for 2020 and I expect him to rise, he is the real deal.

    maybe he is. i just remember Houston Kessler couldn’t even make easy lay ups.

    I don't see the value in insulting his brother.

  • brentwilsonbrentwilson Posts: 2,677 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:
    if he’s anything like the last Kessler, i will pass on him

    He's already the #23 overall recruit for 2020 and I expect him to rise, he is the real deal.

    maybe he is. i just remember Houston Kessler couldn’t even make easy lay ups.

    I don't see the value in insulting his brother.

    i’m not insulting him, i’m just being completely honest. he looked like he was giving the effort, he just didn’t have the natural ability.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:
    if he’s anything like the last Kessler, i will pass on him

    He's already the #23 overall recruit for 2020 and I expect him to rise, he is the real deal.

    maybe he is. i just remember Houston Kessler couldn’t even make easy lay ups.

    I don't see the value in insulting his brother.

    i’m not insulting him, i’m just being completely honest. he looked like he was giving the effort, he just didn’t have the natural ability.

    I just don't see the point in bringing it into the conversation.
    He is not his brother, but Houston IS his brother, there's no upside in focusing on him.
    This kid can flat out play and he comes from a legacy family, it's all good.

  • brentwilsonbrentwilson Posts: 2,677 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:
    if he’s anything like the last Kessler, i will pass on him

    He's already the #23 overall recruit for 2020 and I expect him to rise, he is the real deal.

    maybe he is. i just remember Houston Kessler couldn’t even make easy lay ups.

    I don't see the value in insulting his brother.

    i’m not insulting him, i’m just being completely honest. he looked like he was giving the effort, he just didn’t have the natural ability.

    I just don't see the point in bringing it into the conversation.
    He is not his brother, but Houston IS his brother, there's no upside in focusing on him.
    This kid can flat out play and he comes from a legacy family, it's all good.

    i would definitely take him if he can play. his ranking definitely does confirm that.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:
    if he’s anything like the last Kessler, i will pass on him

    He's already the #23 overall recruit for 2020 and I expect him to rise, he is the real deal.

    maybe he is. i just remember Houston Kessler couldn’t even make easy lay ups.

    I don't see the value in insulting his brother.

    i’m not insulting him, i’m just being completely honest. he looked like he was giving the effort, he just didn’t have the natural ability.

    I just don't see the point in bringing it into the conversation.
    He is not his brother, but Houston IS his brother, there's no upside in focusing on him.
    This kid can flat out play and he comes from a legacy family, it's all good.

    i would definitely take him if he can play. his ranking definitely does confirm that.

    I'm heavy into watching players' videos and basically seeing what I see with as little preconceived baggage as I can muster.
    I see a very complete skill set and good athleticism in a 7'0'' body with the frame to carry 230lb or more.
    The basketball IQ and work ethic seems obvious on film.

  • brentwilsonbrentwilson Posts: 2,677 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:
    if he’s anything like the last Kessler, i will pass on him

    He's already the #23 overall recruit for 2020 and I expect him to rise, he is the real deal.

    maybe he is. i just remember Houston Kessler couldn’t even make easy lay ups.

    I don't see the value in insulting his brother.

    i’m not insulting him, i’m just being completely honest. he looked like he was giving the effort, he just didn’t have the natural ability.

    I just don't see the point in bringing it into the conversation.
    He is not his brother, but Houston IS his brother, there's no upside in focusing on him.
    This kid can flat out play and he comes from a legacy family, it's all good.

    i would definitely take him if he can play. his ranking definitely does confirm that.

    I'm heavy into watching players' videos and basically seeing what I see with as little preconceived baggage as I can muster.
    I see a very complete skill set and good athleticism in a 7'0'' body with the frame to carry 230lb or more.
    The basketball IQ and work ethic seems obvious on film.

    Georgia will definitely need some bigs. I don’t believe we have had anyone over 6’11 in a long time. I haven’t looked at the 2020 class much bc i’ve mostly been looking at the 2019 class. im really hoping that Christian Brown commits to the Dawgs.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:
    if he’s anything like the last Kessler, i will pass on him

    He's already the #23 overall recruit for 2020 and I expect him to rise, he is the real deal.

    maybe he is. i just remember Houston Kessler couldn’t even make easy lay ups.

    I don't see the value in insulting his brother.

    i’m not insulting him, i’m just being completely honest. he looked like he was giving the effort, he just didn’t have the natural ability.

    I just don't see the point in bringing it into the conversation.
    He is not his brother, but Houston IS his brother, there's no upside in focusing on him.
    This kid can flat out play and he comes from a legacy family, it's all good.

    i would definitely take him if he can play. his ranking definitely does confirm that.

    I'm heavy into watching players' videos and basically seeing what I see with as little preconceived baggage as I can muster.
    I see a very complete skill set and good athleticism in a 7'0'' body with the frame to carry 230lb or more.
    The basketball IQ and work ethic seems obvious on film.

    Georgia will definitely need some bigs. I don’t believe we have had anyone over 6’11 in a long time. I haven’t looked at the 2020 class much bc i’ve mostly been looking at the 2019 class. im really hoping that Christian Brown commits to the Dawgs.

    I agree, and again, this kid already has good post up moves, he has touch on his shots, he blocks shots and he puts the ball on the floor, he looks like somebody who can anchor a really strong contender down the road.

  • ajf611ajf611 Posts: 131 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @brentwilson said:
    if he’s anything like the last Kessler, i will pass on him

    What a brilliant post. What about his uncle and dad? We should definitely pass on the #23 overall player who's uncle was one of the best players to wear the red and black because the last Kessler was not a great player.

  • brentwilsonbrentwilson Posts: 2,677 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @ajf611 said:

    @brentwilson said:
    if he’s anything like the last Kessler, i will pass on him

    What a brilliant post. What about his uncle and dad? We should definitely pass on the #23 overall player who's uncle was one of the best players to wear the red and black because the last Kessler was not a great player.

    i can’t relate because i never saw the others play. i’m just going on the one i saw, but i’m definitely cool with Walker coming.

  • KyotoPhantasyKyotoPhantasy Posts: 67 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Alec Kessler is UGA royalty who left us too soon. Offer the kid now. Even in an era where bigs are less and less important...sign him, teach him to shoot the 3, and everyone is happy

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @KyotoPhantasy said:
    Alec Kessler is UGA royalty who left us too soon. Offer the kid now. Even in an era where bigs are less and less important...sign him, teach him to shoot the 3, and everyone is happy

    He already has a very soft shooting touch with solid mechanics. I don't think he'll be a liability in any area.
    The college game isn't quite the position-less game The NBA has moved to anyway. Like college football, it's still more varied.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Here are some stats from WK's sophomore season..

    17.4 ppg
    10.4 rebounds per game
    3.8 blocked shots per game.
    54% shooting percentage
    59% effective shooting percentage.
    44% 3 pt shooting on 88 attempts.
    73% ft shooting.

    There are no statistical weaknesses.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:

    @WCDawg said:

    @brentwilson said:
    if he’s anything like the last Kessler, i will pass on him

    He's already the #23 overall recruit for 2020 and I expect him to rise, he is the real deal.

    maybe he is. i just remember Houston Kessler couldn’t even make easy lay ups.

    I don't see the value in insulting his brother.

    i’m not insulting him, i’m just being completely honest. he looked like he was giving the effort, he just didn’t have the natural ability.

    I just don't see the point in bringing it into the conversation.
    He is not his brother, but Houston IS his brother, there's no upside in focusing on him.
    This kid can flat out play and he comes from a legacy family, it's all good.

    i would definitely take him if he can play. his ranking definitely does confirm that.

    I'm heavy into watching players' videos and basically seeing what I see with as little preconceived baggage as I can muster.
    I see a very complete skill set and good athleticism in a 7'0'' body with the frame to carry 230lb or more.
    The basketball IQ and work ethic seems obvious on film.

    Georgia will definitely need some bigs. I don’t believe we have had anyone over 6’11 in a long time. I haven’t looked at the 2020 class much bc i’ve mostly been looking at the 2019 class. im really hoping that Christian Brown commits to the Dawgs.

    No doubt you still need length in the game. He isn't some rooted low post muscle though. The kid shot 44% from 3 pt range on 88 attempts as a sophomore, that showshe can step out and shoot, he can also run the floor, has a decent handle and he blocked 3.8 shots a game, he has tons of promise as a modern front court player.

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