Thursday, October 25, 2007
I just received word from a source deep inside the Gopher program who claims Sampson has verballed to Minnesota. Upon checking scout.com, it turns out that this bit of awesomeness is true:
Ralph Sampson, a 6-foot-11, 220-pound senior center from Duluth (GA) Northview, has committed to Minnesota, according to sources close to the situation. The Gophers were hoping to land a center to go along with their three-man recruiting class and have a projected top ten group. He joins jucos Paul Carter and Devron Bostick and South Dakota big man Colton Iverson as the four current recruits.
How freakin' awesome is this? God Dan Monson was such a jackass. Tubby is so the man. This might end up being the top recruiting class in the Big Ten, especially if they get Joseph, or even Haralson or Leslie.
Sampson is ranked #76 on the Rivals150, but that will likely go up, as he hasn't been on the recruiting radar all that long, other than because he's Sampson's son, and has been rapidly improved over the past year.
If Al Nolen turns out to be a capable point guard, this team might be ready to compete in the Big Ten by 2009 already, assuming the two Juco players are as good as advertised.
In celebration of that awesomeness, please enjoy this awesomeness, sent to me by 2P. Please watch with sound, and if you haven't played this game you won't get it, but if you have, I guarantee you'll have a smile on your face for the entire 2:57.