Yep…in-home visit with Wilkins this evening. .
Kind of interesting how OTE is morphing into a prep school. Also, I was thinking the Ignite model might be hurting this year, but there are a lot of Ignite guys showing up early on mocks. I even see good ol funny story on one of them (fortunately, only one).
OTE definitely trying for a straddle strategy, where they maintain both a college and pro pathway. In my opinion, Ignite is probably a better setup for those wanting to skip college, since you play better competition, but OTE does make sense as an alternative to other basketball academies like IMG, Oak Hill, etc.
Just realized Bryson Tiller (who I forgot we offered randomly) is there at the OTE event lol. UNC board also mentioned he’s a 2024 reclass candidate. Only shot we have there is if Dunn goes pro and lottery and we pitch “Yo Reclass and fill Dunn’s spot for 1 year and go lottery like he did”
Not that he went along, but if he did and he wanted to stick around, could Isaiah stay in his old room
or would that be some kind of violation?
Keith Jackson too and like 50 other 2025 kids lol. Probably text messages. No way zoom
Chance Mallory and his Pops being held at gun point on their West Virginia trip
The Take Me Home takes on an unintended meaning if the prospect ain’t feelin it!
Thats fun but terrible. Ha.
Debatable whether that song is about West Virginia or western Virginia …
Have heard that before. Is definitely about Poca West Va
Not debatable at all. Shenandoah River 99% in VA as are most of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Doesnt show up in the chopped tweet but a younger wilkins sibling/cousin is in OTE (2027). I vaguely remember seeing a tweet like that. Maybe Tony was there to chat up Dominique Wilkins in the stands about Jacob lol
Uncle Gerald runs OTE as well.
The line about “mountin’ Mama” makes me hope it’s West Virginia.
In my graduate school days, went to a john Denver concert a the Roanoke Civic Center. Johns advance team had done a poor job of preparing him to visit Western Virginia not West Virginia. He had several clearly prepare remarks about visiting West Virginia. They resulted in a muttered roar which grew louder each time he restated his geography error.
As i left, i overheard several Hokies who were unhappy with his lack of geographical knowledge.
Acaden Lewis visit photos