Harold Baruti is a player. Guy is 6' 6", shoots 40 percent from behind the arc, and has impressive hops. Defends. Gets you 10 points, 5 boards, and a steal per game on a Mountain Mission team with other D1 recruits. What's not to like?
Harold Baruti has only one or two D1 offers, best I can tell from the published reports. He's a diamond in the rough like Mike Edwards.
Bring Baruti in and he can play either the 2 or the 3 position. We need another scorer, since we're losing Kenny Gaines and Charles Mann after this year. I know we will have Jordan Harris and Tyree Crump, but we don't have any depth at the three position behind Wilridge.
While we're at it, let's recruit Jethro Tshisumpa, too. Not the most skilled player right now, but he's a big man who can block shots, rebound, run the floor, catch passes cleanly and dunk. With a year behind Derek Ogbeide, Tshisumpa could really blossom. I don't see where that scholarship would come from, but if we had one available beyond the one given to Baruti, Tshisumpa would be a good catch.
Jonas, I know we might be eyeing another stretch 4. I really think that in a year like this one, you bring in the best player available. That's Harold Baruti, in my opinion.