Saturday, May 1, 2010

Branden Dawson's time-table is set

According to the Gary Post's Mike Hutton,Branden Dawson has apparently set a time table to select his college choice:
Branden Dawson will likely make a decision on his college choice in September, according to his coach Renaldo Thomas. Dawson plans to cut his list to four by the end of the summer. Purdue, Michigan State, Marquette and UCLA are among the schools recruiting him hardest. Read into that what you want.

Assuming that Hutton isn't pulling that time frame out of his...hat...This is great news!

We now know when we can either celebrate the continuation of our elite program status, or brace for a complete fan meltdown.

Whichever school he decides on, it's just nice to know when it will all go down.

16 comments:

Boilermaker Extra Special said...

I'm worried about Sparty getting him. Im afraid Izzo will do the same thing with Dawson that Cal did with Teague where Louisville was recruiting him for forever then calapari comes in at the last second and gets him. Is there any update on where he is leaning or anything? I hear his mother wants him to stay close to home and his aau coach is a big Painter fan..does that sound correct?

paulo said...

I know this is really early, but how many years of college does anybody think Dawson will even play - regardless of who he plays his college ball for? I ask, because I am not interested in one-and-dones. They rarely win championships (except for 'Melo' at Syracuse). The teams that have won championships in the last decade have generally had players that stick around - just like the kind of team Painter has built. Oddly enough, I think we are better off not getting Dawson if he is awesome as some are saying. Nothing against him. I hear he is a fantastic person, too.

Anonymous said...

there is no way we are "better off" not getting dawson... if he doesn't want to come to purdue, then fine...

but that doesn't mean painter should stop recruiting him... the guy is very good, and if anyone is interested in purdue that much, they understand the type of play and discipline that is brought upon at purdue... if he goes to purdue, i wouldn't worry about him being a 1 and done... maybe his sophomore if they accomplish a lot of goals during the year, but even then, purdue players usually always stay until atleast their junior year no matter how good they are..

if you go to purdue, you are committed... thats all i got to say

Boilermaker Extra Special said...

Lets get him to Purdue first and then we can tackle that question.

Anonymous said...

Branden can't make a bad choice between those four universities. For selfish reasons, I hope he stays in the midwest... preferrably the Big East over the Big Ten.

Anonymous said...

I think he'll stay in the Midwest. Personally, I think it's between Purdue and Michigan State.

If Dawson comes to Purdue, we can secure ourselves as a top team in the Big Ten for longer. This guy's play is just like Glenn Robinson. He'd bring that explosive athleticism that would help get Purdue to the next level in the tourney.

blr1426 said...

To say that Purdue players usually stay in the program because they are committed to Purdue is a little short sighted. We haven't exactly been churning out lottery picks lately, so the fact that the vast majority of our players finish out their eligibility likely has less to do with Purdue being their top priority than fact that they weren't going to be drafted very high if they had left.

The same goes for JJ. If he returns to school for his senior year, it will likely have more to do with the fact that he has work to do in order to improve his draft stock than an unstoppable urge to play another year in the Old Gold and Black. I'm not trying to say he doesn't love Purdue, I'm just saying, if he was a sure-fire top ten pick this June, he'd be out the door for sure.

Anonymous said...

Dawson gave Izzo a silent verbal. Its only a matter of time for the Spartans to win another title.

Anonymous said...

What does it say about Painter's recruiting abilities if Izzo can go into NW Indiana and pluck his most sought after recruit? It seems he's destined to settle for second tier players even in his backyard if Izzo, Matta, Caipari come knocking for a national prospect. Matt is an excellent coach and usually gets the the maximum out of each player, but until Purdue starts bringing in an occasional 5 star recruit, we're not an elite program.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Boiler through-n-through! But if I had to put money on it...I'd say Dawson is going to State. I just feel like if he really wanted to go to Purdue...he would have already committed. There is nothing else Painter can say,show, or do. Dawson knows everything he needs to about Pudue...by putting his committment off....seems like he is still searching for something.

Anonymous said...

i dont think dawson will go to state... hes a indiana kid, parents love purdue, and so does he..

maybe he just wants to keep his options open just in case something happens next year... maybe he wants to see how the incoming freshmen play, so he will know what he will be working with next year... maybe he is hoping purdue gets to the final four and gets some more media hype and extra media coverage...

sure it might say that he wants to have some attention, but what top 40 prospect who has a great shot of the NBA doesn't want media attention? the more media attention, the bigger the paycheck...

both state and purdue have a bright future... so its not like if he picks purdue then michigan state will not be a good team, or vice versa...

Not Date in Texas said...

Kramer signed with an agent. I'm not sure if his agent will be making much commission off of Chris.

Boilermaker Extra Special said...

Dear Anonymous:
Dawson did not give Izzo a soft verbal, it would be everywhere if he did. There is no such thing as a "soft verbal."

Anonymous said...

MSU just signed an "athletic wing" (D. Anderson) that runs the floor and rebounds. He's 6'4" and needs to work on his outside shot. Doesn't that sound similar to another 2011 Spartan target? You can't have enough athletes but I would think this is a good sign for Purdue with Dawson. Looks like Izzo may have blinked and filled his need.

mrmonadahl said...

FWIW, Dawson keeps saying "Spring" now for a decision. What's up?

http://jodydemling.courier-journal.com/2010/05/branden-dawson-likes-six-schools.html

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