What’s this? A basketball recruiting hot streak?
Just two days ago, Cuonzo Martin and Missouri landed the commitment of Kobe Brown’s younger brother Kaleb, and then last night a few predictions came on Rivals and 247sports which got us Mizzou fans in a tizzy... could it be?
And then the news today:
good things take time....110% Committed‼️ pic.twitter.com/q8GdYSOmbZ— Sean Durugordon⭐️ ✨ (@durugordon) August 26, 2020
Sean Durugordon is a wing from New York City, who plays basketball at Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut. He’s got good positional size, and great length, so this is certainly a prospect to get excited about.
Like most of his recruiting, Martin kept this one pretty close to the vest. It wasn’t known quite where Durugordon fit on the board since wing wasn’t a huge position of need in the class (technically ALL positions are of need but you know what I mean). But Durugordon is a very big get for Martin and his staff because he fits a lot of what Martin likes to prioritize: hard worker, great positional size and length, tenacity on defense.
Let’s Meet Sean Durugordon
- From: New York, NY
- High School: Putnam Science Academy
- Position: Wing
- Ht/Wt: 6’7 / 215 lbs
- Rivals Ranking: 3-star
- 247Composite Ranking: 3-star, 0.8698
- Total announced offers: 25
- Offers to note: Arizona State, Auburn, Georgia, Seton Hall, VCU
Watching the video you see good body control, and a plus athlete. With Durugordon’s size and length he can easily project as a wing, and even possibly play some small ball four as he appears to be a quick defender. He’s still a bit raw with his ball handling, but you can see why he’s a intriguing prospect. His shooting pocket is good, and release looks fluid. He also plays both ends of the floor with tenacity (at least from the video I’ve seen) which is something I think his new coach will enjoy. He reportedly has a wing span that exceeds 7’0, which means he can be a menace on the defensive end of the floor.
Here’s a recent interview with Durugordon (where he talks about recruiting) if you’d like to get to know him a little bit:
Durugordon joins Springfield Kickapoo guard Anton Brookshire, and the previously mentioned Kaleb Brown, in Mizzou’s 2021 recruiting class. I was planning on a roster math post for today, but as I was prepping it I’d heard the possibility of Mizzou landing Durugordon was pretty high. So I’ve put that off to later this week. Maybe Mizzou is done for a bit... maybe.