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New guys

I asked FIU coach Richard Pitino for thumbnail sketches on this week's signees. Here's what he said:

On Jaquan Lynch, a 6-1 senior at Brooklyn Thomas Jefferson High: "Lynch we saw over the summer. Really liked him a lot. It turned out (assistant coach) Kimani (Young) had known him growing up. He had a relationship with him. He reminded me a lot of a kid I coached at Louisville, Russ Smith, where he just puts the ball in the hole, great defensive player. I thought he’d be perfect for our up-tempo style, our pressing style. Plays both positions, the 1 and the 2."

 

On Daquein McNeil, a 6-3 senior guard at Saxton River Vermont Academy, rated as the No. 41 shooting guard in the country by Rivals.com, three stars by Rivals and Scout.com, two stars by ESPN: "I think he can play three positions. I like getting guys who can play multiple positions because we switch a lot and do a lot of different things defensively. Daquan is a kid I’ve known because I recruited him at Louisville. Really liked him a lot. Loved how hard he played, his leadership skills, his versatility, loved his potential."

 

On Jonathan "Sponge" Holton, a 6-9 sophomore at Palm Beach State College and Coral Gables High graduate: "He was a guy who could play a couple of different positions for us. Very talented player, very skilled player. Good pick and pop guy.”

Holton's also faced accusations of video voyeurism while a freshman last year at Rhode Island University for posting videos of himself having sex to his Facebook account.

 

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Looking good

Good stuff, DJN. Thanks for the information.

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