New 2019 Commit Bernard Kouma

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New 2019 Commit Bernard Kouma
« on: April 08, 2019, 09:26:20 PM »
6-10 PF from NY. Recent game with 29/17 and 3 blocks
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Re: New 2019 Commit Bernard Kouma
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 09:38:30 PM »
He's 6'10, 200 lbs. from Chad. He's fairly new to ball, but supposedly runs like the wind with quick and good hops. He's a lefty. Might mean January isn't qualifying.

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Re: New 2019 Commit Bernard Kouma
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 09:56:25 PM »
I hear January is out..

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Re: New 2019 Commit Bernard Kouma
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 10:10:15 PM »
He's 6'10, 200 lbs. from Chad. He's fairly new to ball, but supposedly runs like the wind with quick and good hops. He's a lefty. Might mean January isn't qualifying.
I found another site that said he is 6-10 and 220. An Antigua recruit he has tracked for several years
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Re: New 2019 Commit Bernard Kouma
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 10:17:00 PM »
January has been out for a while, and Kane appears gone (per Piper)
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Re: New 2019 Commit Bernard Kouma
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 10:48:31 PM »
January not qualifying or?

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Re: New 2019 Commit Bernard Kouma
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 11:50:06 AM »
This guy any good?  Haven't been able to find anything on him. 

Re: New 2019 Commit Bernard Kouma
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 12:42:10 PM »
"Kane appears gone (per Piper)"

I hadn't heard that, but it's not surprising.  Piper didn't tweet that, right, so he must have said it on radio?

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Re: New 2019 Commit Bernard Kouma
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2019, 01:15:23 PM »
Roselle Catholic vs. Our Savior Lutheran.  Kouma vs. Whitney.  Full game.

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Re: New 2019 Commit Bernard Kouma
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 01:20:18 PM »
Commitment came down to Illinois and Pittsburgh.

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Kouma is a 6-foot-10, 220-pound power forward. While currently unranked by either Rivals or 247Sports, he had varying levels of interest from programs ranging from the Mid-American Conference to Atlantic-10 and high major teams. Wehye said Kouma’s commitment came down to Illinois and Pittsburgh.

Our Saviour Lutheran went 20-13 this season after posting a 32-5 record during Kouma’s junior year. Kouma averaged 14.3 points, 11 rebounds and 1.5 blocks as a senior.

“I can rebound, block shots and run the floor,” Kouma said. “I can do that. Working on my jump shot, I think that wold be good.”

Wehye shared similar thoughts about Kouma’s game.

“He can play above the rim, but he’s good with either hand finishing around the basket,” the Our Saviour Lutheran coach said. “Good off the pick-and-roll. He makes his money rebounding that basketball. He’s got great hands. He’s 6-10 and built like a truck. He’s a brute.”


Wehye said Antigua first saw Kouma when he was the head coach at South Florida. The Illini assistant continued to track him when he got the job at Illinois. That included Kouma’s time playing for the New York Lightning on the Nike EYBL circuit along with 2020 Illini recruiting targets Posh Alexander (his teammate last year at Our Saviour Lutheran) and Clifford Omoruyi out of New Jersey power Roselle Catholic.

“They really did their homework with Bernard,” Wehye said of the Illinois coaches.
http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/illini-sports/2019-04-08/another-new-york-area-big-joining-illini.html
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