Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A bit more on a New Mexico State recruiting target

Here's some additional information on Mouphtaou Yarou, a prepster New Mexico State (among others) is pursuing. The competition looks fairly fierce right now and seemingly will get larger considering the kid's potential:

Initial Scouting Reports, High School Class of 2009 (#11-150 Recruits)

Jonathan Givony - President
Draft Express
July 30, 2008

Mouphtaou Yarou, 6-9, Power Forward, Rising Senior, Cecil Kirk
4-Star Recruit (UConn, New Mexico State, UCLA, etc)

On the advice of one of the college coaches, we went to take a look at Mouphtaou Yarou (#88 Scout, #31 Rivals, Unranked ESPN) at an out of the way gym on our last day in Vegas. That was definitely a smart move on our part. Yarou is a native of Benin (he supposedly has royalty in his blood) and has been in the States for just a few months now. He hasn’t been playing basketball for all that long from what he told us, but you would never guess based off the way he plays.

Yarou is a 6-9 post player with a solid build and an excellent frame. He has good size for the power forward position and a very nice wingspan. He runs the floor fairly well and is a solid all-around athlete. He’s not a freak like some of his African counterparts, but he can certainly jump and has nice body control as well....

Go here for the remainder.

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