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BDN Duke Basketball Premium Update – visits set

Duke has an in home visit scheduled with Brandon Knight
Duke has an in home visit scheduled with Brandon Knight

As you know by now Roscoe Smith is slated to visit Duke this coming week.  The visit [private] caught Duke off guard because it was not planned until recently. Despite that, Duke is elated to have him visit, especially Nate James one of the lead recruiters with Smith.  After his visit to Durham, Smith will head to Oak Hill Academy where he will ready for the start of the school year. Our understanding is that Duke will set up an in home visit with Smith in the near future.  Smith still has a standing offer but nobody expects him to pull the trigger soon.

Tyler Thornton and Josh Hairston’s official in home visits will take place September the 20th.  Hairston, of course, transferred to Montrosse Christian Academy.  Duke is ironing out last minute details on “Countdown to Craziness,” an event that will take place on October the 16th.  The event will kick off the fast approaching season and should be a lot of fun.    The aforementioned Hairston and Thornton will attend the event.  There are other visitors in the works for that day as well, more on that later. 

While Brandon Knight expands his list of schools,  it may interest you to know that Duke is working on an in home visit in September.  One must remember that Duke has kept their name in there for a good while now.  While they would like be happy with Kyrie Irving pulling the trigger quickly, they are covering the bases. In fact, Duke seems to still have some type of back-up plans should Irving and Barnes suddenly sour.  Speaking of Kyrie Irving, Duke will be in-home with Kyrie on September the 9th.    Harrison Barnes is slated for October  the 5th.  Please check past updates for the official visit dates.  Duke is waiting for the Rivers camp to solidify a visit, but they are not pushing for it, instead allowing them to do on their time.  Austin Rivers is still expected to visit in September.  There is word that the visit will coincide with one to UNC as well.

Mason Plumlee will room with Ryan Kelly this season.  Both players continue to work hard in the weight room under Williams Stephenson. Miles Plumlee has the highest measured vertical leap on the team.  When standing side by side with Mason, their hands raised, Miles has about a four-inch reach advantage. Lance Thomas is the team’s strongest player in the weight room.  

Recruiting analysis - With Barnes now saying he will take until spring to make a decision, Duke is covering the bases with Smith, a player who has shown a decent amount of interest in Duke.  Duke was obviously hoping Barnes would decide in October.  The same holds true with Kyrie Irving, who Duke will be all over this month.  Duke feels really good about their chances with both kids, but they need one of them to go ahead and verbal no later than October so they can move on with plans for 2011 and 2012.  Other prospects holding offers are  Quincy Miller, Marshall Plumlee and J.P. Tokoto

We’ll add an addendum to this post a bit later.  Thanks for your patience while I took a mini break and sorry for the run-on post in that I am suddenly having format issues.[/private]

Barnes and Irving shine in Boost Mobile Elite 24 game

Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes

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ESPN RISE held the fourth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 game tonight at the Gaucho’s Gym, Bronx, N.Y., after a two-hour rain delay forced the game to its alternate site from the planned Rucker Park location (where the game was played its first three years).  The game featured 24 of the nation’s top prep players, regardless of grade or shoe affiliation, from across the country; Boost Mobile Elite 24 players are selected by a committee of high school basketball experts: ESPN RISE Magazine, ESPN Scouts, Inc. and other leading talent evaluators.
Before a standing-room-only crowd of approximately 1,800, that included Celtics Coach Doc Rivers and New York Knicks’ Wilson Chandler, the Skip to My Lou/White Team, coached by Celtics’ Rajon Rondo and Kings’ Tyreke Evans, defeated The Goat/Orange Team coached by Timberwolves’ Kevin Love and Buck’s Brandon Jennings 133 to 120.  Doron Lamb and Tobias Harris stood out on the winning team garnering co-MVP titles; Josh Selby and C.J. Leslie were co-MVPs for The Goat/Orange Team. Skip to My Lou’s Doron Lamb was the game’s high scorer with 23 points; he also had six total rebounds and five assists.  The Goat’s C.J. Leslie had a double/double with 15 points and 11 total rebounds; he had two assists.
BOX SCORE
Name High School Pos. Class Rank Score
Austin Rivers Winter Park (Winter Park, Fla.) PG 2011 No. 2, ESPNU Super 60 9
CJ Leslie Word of God (Raleigh, N.C.) PF 2010 No. 9,  ESPNU 100 15
Cory Joseph Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) PG 2010 No. 30, ESPNU 100 2
DaJuan Coleman Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.) PF 2012 No. 1, ESPNU Terrific 25 0
Dion Waiters Life Center (Burlington, N.J.) SG 2010 No. 14, ESPNU 100 15
Doron Lamb Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) SG 2010 No. 33, ESPNU 100 23
Harrison Barnes Ames (Ames, Iowa) SG 2010 No. 1, ESPNU 100 18
Jared Sullinger Northland (Columbus, Ohio) PF 2010 No. 2, ESPNU 100 8
Joe Jackson White Station (Memphis, Tenn.) PG 2010 No. 21, ESPNU 100 10
Josh Selby Lake Clifton (Baltimore, Md.) PG 2010 No. 8, ESPNU 100 18
Josh Smith Kentwood (Covington, Wash.) C 2010 No. 10, ESPNU 100 4
Kendall Marshall Bishop O’Connell (Arlington, Va.) PG 2010 No. 19,  ESPNU 100 2
Kyrie Irving St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) PG 2010 No. 6, ESPNU 100 16
Myck Kabongo St. Benedict’s (Newark, N.J.) PG 2011 No. 14, ESPNU Super 60 16
Perry Ellis Wichita Heights (Wichita, Kan.) PF 2012 No. 2, ESPNU Terrific 25 2
Phil Pressey Episcopal School (Dallas, Texas) PG 2010 No. 31, ESPNU 100 4
Rakeem Christmas Academy of the New Church (Bryn Athyn, Pa.) PF 2011 No. 13, ESPNU Super 60 6
Roscoe Smith Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) SF 2010 No. 16, in ESPNU 100 22
Terrence Jones Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) SF 2010 No. 15, ESPNU 100 8
Terrence Ross Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) SF 2010 No. 39, ESPNU 100 2
Tobias Harris Half Hollow Hills West (Dix Hills, N.Y.) PF 2010 No. 7, ESPNU 100 20
Tony Wroten Jr. Garfield (Seattle, Wash.) PG 2011 No. 5, ESPNU Super 60 9
Tristan Thompson Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) PF 2010 No. 11,  ESPNU 100 6
Will Barton Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) SG 2010 No. 5,  ESPNU 100 18

**A complete Box Score is attached.
Due to the rain delay and change of venue, the tape delayed telecast of the game, scheduled to air on ESPNU today, Saturday, August, 22 was canceled.  The ESPN RISE All-American Slam Dunk Contest was also canceled due to the weather.
Former Rucker player/coach and New York Post NBA columnist Peter Vecsey was a co-coach for The Goat and Brooklyn’s Lincoln High School coach Dwayne “Tiny” Morton co-coach for winning team Skip to My Lou.
The Boost Mobile Elite 24 game was the culmination of a three-day event which featured a late-night run at Madison Square Garden, a community service project at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club (Bronx N.Y.), media day: panel discussion, practice session and scrimmage, and game.
Eight of the players have committed to colleges: Dion Waiters to Syracuse, Terrence Ross to Maryland, Myck Kabongo to Texas, Austin Rivers to Florida, Jared Sullinger to Ohio State, Kendall Marshall to North Carolina, Tristan Thompson to Texas, and Will Barton to Memphis.
Five of the players in the 2009 game also played in the 2008 game: Dion Waiters, Doron Lamb, Josh Smith, Jared Sullinger and Tristan Thompson.
The 2009 Boost Mobile Elite 24 consists of players that represent 16 states: Florida – 1; Iowa – 1; Kansas – 1; Maryland – 2; Nevada – 2; New Hampshire – 1; New Jersey – 3; New York – 2; North Carolina – 1; Ohio – 1; Oregon – 1;  Pennsylvania – 1; Tennessee – 1; Texas – 1; Virginia – 3; and Washington – 2.
About Boost Mobile Elite 24
Launched in 2006 by RISE Magazine, the Boost Mobile Elite 24 is the only basketball event in the country to feature the top 24 high school male basketball players regardless of class year or shoe affiliation.  Played at New York’s famed Rucker Park, Boost Mobile Elite 24 touts alumni that include NBA players Michael Beasley, Jerryd Bayless and Kevin Love, Brandon Jennings, Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday and college bound Lance Stephenson, Derrick Favors and John Wall.  The game has featured guest coaches that include current and former NBA stars Chauncey Billups, Kenny Anderson, Ben Gordon, Jason Kidd and Baron Davis; and its inaugural game was the subject of the documentary “Gunnin’ for that #1 Spot”, which debuted at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, and was produced by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch and his production company Oscilloscope.
About ESPN RISE
ESPN RISE represents ESPN’s commitment to engage and elevate high school athletes by providing them with recognition, resources, information and inspiration that can motivate them to improve their skills and achieve their goals to be the best athletes they can.  ESPN RISE assets include ESPN RISE, GIRL, Hardwood and Gridiron magazines; ESPNRISE.com, Hoopgurlz.com and DyeStat.com; and more than 160 high school events including Elite 11, Elite 24, ESPN RISE Games, ESPN RISE National High School Invitational, Faster to First, Area Code Baseball and Nike Combines/Nike SPARQ Mini Camps.  ESPN RISE is uniquely positioned to provide high school athletes and the company’s core fans with compelling high school sports content across all ESPN platforms.
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BDN Premium interviews Duke prospect Roscoe Smith

Roscoe Smith thinks highly of Coach K - BDN Photo
Roscoe Smith thinks highly of Coach K - BDN Photo

Roscoe Smith is a 6’8” rising senior forward from Baltimore, Maryland. Equipped with a 7’1” wingspan, the two-time all-Baltimore selection is set to attend Oak Hill for his final season. In an interview with Blue Devil Nation, Smith talks about the transition to Oak Hill, his father’s decision to help keep him off of the streets, and his conversation with Mike Krzyzewski.

Blue Devil Nation:

How did you come to the decision to choose Oak Hill?

I just sat down with my mother and father and, you know, just went over what we thought about Oak Hill. It was a recent decision…maybe two or three weeks ago…right after school finished.

Did you visit the school with you family?

Oh, no, I haven’t gone down there, but I’ve talked with players like Doron Lamb. He told me about the basketball and scenery and all that. He told me it was just basketball nonstop. That was my number one goal because, coming out of a public school, we only play, like, sixteen games. And me making that transition to college, where we might be playing forty games in forty nights, is gonna make it easier.[private]

I went down there once. It was impressive to see all the jerseys hanging around the gym. You go from having to be “the man” at Walbrook to one of several excellent players on Oak Hill. How do you think your game will change or the mentality that you bring to the court will change?

I was always confident in myself at Walbrook, but I never tried to think too much of myself. I tried to get my teammates involved and be part of the team.

But they relied on you so much and, at Oak Hill, you’ll be playing with several other very talented teammates.

But I got Coach Steve Smith and some upcoming players and I’m just going to come there and play my role and play my position. I’m not going to ask for much and I’m going to do whatever is asked of me. I’m just going to learn. I’m just going to have playing games. Whatever Steve Smith and the team needs of me, I’m going to do it. Score, rebounds, block shots, whatever. I’m just having fun.

Excited about the chance to play with some great players, improve your game, and get to travel around the country?

Yeah, especially at Oak Hill, now I’m going to be part of their history now.

So, you want to follow in the footsteps of another Baltimore and Oak Hill guy, Carmelo Anthony.

Yes, yes.

Over the last two seasons, you made all-Metro in Baltimore and went to the semi-finals. What team and individual goals do you have for the upcoming season?

My individual goal are just to be successful. To be the best I can be at the game of basketball. My team goals are to win the national championship and for everybody to get better and learn.

Have you made any visits or are you planning any visits?

Yes, I’m planning on taking a couple of visits towards the start of the Oak Hill season. My unofficial visits…that’s the time when I’ll make my visits.

Do you have any schools that will definitely be on your official visits at this point?

Not really, because, right now, I’m still open. Coaches know that and I still talk to a whole bunch of coaches, but, after this, I will be narrowing my choices down and letting the coaches know that.

After this weekend or next week?

Just a couple of weeks from now…or probably a week and a half from now. Let it settle down…start at Oak Hill and then I will be taking my official visits.

You are one of the unique kids here in that you haven’t played a lot of AAU ball this year and none the year before in order to concentrate on other things. How did you come to the decision that it would be better for you to not spend your time running around the country participating in AAU events and, instead, concentrate on skill development and preparing for the SATs?

I tried to do something a little different and, you know, obviously it seems to have paid off. I just tried to stay accomplished on my goals, my accomplishments, my skills….and I think me focusing on my skill work is going to make it a better transition for the college level.

Alright, well, in terms of skill development, what are some things that you’ve noticed that you’ve improved upon since, say, last year? Even if it’s something small…

I got better on my shot, but, When I say skill work, I don’t just mean that. I mean working on my confidence, my mentality, my hunger, you know what I’m saying.

Sure

I got better on my shot too. I got better confidence-wise. I got more better on my dribble. I dribble harder and tighter.

How’s your handle right now?

It’s way better. I can dribble it harder or away from defenders. I feel a lot more confident in it and, like, I can protect my dribble…just being more confident out there. Getting ready for college and working on my SAT.

Have you taken the SAT yet?

No, not yet. I’m going to wait until I get to Oak Hill.

You’re grades are good enough that you’re going to be eligible, right?

Oh, yes, yes.

Do you have a timeline for when would you like to decide?

Yeah, I’m going to announce my like four or five and then, when I get down there to school, I’m going to visit my schools, you know. I’ll be able to assess the other players they have and be around the coaches and the facilities…and then I’ll be able to make my decision.

I remember last year you said that you wanted someone who had your best interests in mind when the basketball stops bouncing

Yeah, like, when I throw a basketball in the air, it eventually stops dribbling…So, when I go to a college.

God forbid, if something happens.

Yeah, God forbid, first of all, I want to have a coach that’s going to be a coach, but also one that’s going to make me into a better man. Someday, I want to be a father and take good care of my son. I want my coach to teach me everything, not just how to play basketball.

Do you work on adding strength? Cardio?

I ain’t hitting the weights yet. I’m doing push ups. Like, this week I’m doing twenty-five and next week I’m upping it to thirty. Each week I’m trying to up it. I want to get that lean muscle. It sounds simple, but, over time, hopefully I’ll get that lean muscle

This is your second major sneaker camp. You have a better idea of what to expect. Can you talk about how your expectations and goals have changed since when you arrived last year?

Oh, yeah, last year, I didn’t know what to expect. One thing I was trying to go over before I came was what exactly I did last summer and just going outside… you know, by myself, and just shooting and going over stuff

Where are shooting? In a high school gym, Bentalou (Rec. Center), or on the playgrounds?

On the playgrounds…it doesn’t matter if it’s in the morning or one at night for me. This year, I’ve been getting more respect and giving the ball up more too.

Last year, you were saying that there were a lot of egos to deal with here.

Yeah, like LeBron said at the banquet yesterday, if people don’t know who you are, they’re going to hunt you down. They are going to hunt you down. Like right now, people are going to be all smiling and nice, but tonight it’s going to be every man for themselves. You know, even for me, if I don’t know who you are or I’ve never played against you, I’m just going to test his will and test his heart. That’s just the way it is. You’ve got to make a name for yourself.

What are you hoping to accomplish during this camp?

First of all, I’m not really trying to make a name for myself because I feel as though I’ve already done that. I’m trying to get in my skill work and set goals…and, you know, my biggest goal right now is trying to figure out where I want to go to college. I’ve already got all the colleges interested in me and now I’ve got to figure out the big one.

Have you taken any unofficial visits, other than the Georgetown one?

I’ve only taken, like, one unofficial visit and that was way back. That was at , like, Georgetown. That was my one unofficial visit. I had a good time. I ate with them and watched a game too.

Will you be taking any more before you arrive at Oak Hill?

Yeah, I’ll probably try to visit one or two before I get to Oak Hill

Your father, Brian, is mentioned often in articles about you. Will he be the most important person to help guide you through the whole recruiting process? Who are some other people that you might turn to?

I give all my thoughts and prayers to my father. None of this would’ve been possible without him. He was the one to put the ball in my hands. He was the one that stuck with me on the tough days…because it hasn’t always been sunny days. There’ve been plenty of rainy days and he’s sometimes critical, but I love him to death. My mother and father are going to help with my decision, but, at the end of the day, it’s going to come down to me. Number one.

Give the readers a scouting report on Roscoe Smith. What kind of player are you?

My strengths are my mid-range, my rebounding, my communication, and my enthusiasm. My weaknesses…I feel as though I don’t have none because all summer I’ve been working on getting better. I feel as though all my weaknesses have gotten better.

How about your defense and rebounding?

Oh, right now, if I was someone else and I was playing me, I’d be scared. I’ve got a 7’1” wingspan, you know. Nobody really can compete if I get my arms out. They’re not really getting around me or whatever. If you get a shot over me and make it, that’s a good shot. I congratulate you because you’ve really been working on your shot.

Rebounding?

No doubt.

Last year, you said you wanted to be a gorilla on the boards.

Yes, yes (laughs)

You mentioned in the past that you loved to watch Tracy McGrady and people used to compare you to Rudy Gay and Carmelo Anthony because you guys came from Baltimore.

Yeah, Carmelo. That’s why I’m wearing the headband. I’m trying to play the game the same way as him. Also Kevin Durant.

You said last year that you wanted to fall “more in love with the game.” Have you?

Yes, because now, when you mention basketball, a smile just comes over my face. Life has it’s…

It’s a good thing.

Yeah, it’s a good thing and, you know, I’m doing more things. I’m shooting the ball. I’m slashing and rebounding and assisting and d-ing guys up. The number one thing is I’m sacrificing much more. I’m telling the coach, “Yeah, put me in the second group or let me defend the toughest guy. Let me come off of the bench.”

Instead of always thinking of number one.

Yeah, just playing we-ball, not me-ball.

Well, the coaches love that and the players love that too.

When you turned nine, your father made the decision to keep you off of the streets and not let you go the wrong way. Can you talk about that decision and how it and he have guided you?

I love him with all my heart. You know, with the streets…um, he didn’t really have a lot growing up. When he was a child, he got caught up in the crowd and, you know, he just didn’t want me to….It was a big thing.

He was trying to protect you and not let anyone waste your potential.

Yeah, he didn’t want me to waste my potential.

Smart too?

Yeah, real smart. He just wanted to put me around people that that can help me be productive

Your father had previously mentioned that you guys were “looking for somebody that will help him grow as an adult,”

Yeah, like I said, the basketball is going to stop bouncing.

Where do you like to catch the basketball?

I love it. I call it my sweet spot is on the left side. I love to catch it on the left side. I’ve got a lot of moves on the left side. I feel like the angle of the goal is shaped funny for me on the left side. I don’t know whatever it is, but I see the goal better on that side. I’m not sure why.

What are your feelings about Coach Krzyzewski before and now that you’ve spoken to him?

When I talked to Krzyzewski, it was a stop of a moment. I mean it was like time just stopped. He’s got a Chicago accent and he was joking. He was saying, if you’re looking for me at the LeBron, I’m the skinny guy with the black hair and the nose (laughing). He’s got a great sense of humor.

Now, have you spoken with or communicated in any way with the Duke coaches?

I talked with Coach K.

Any assistant coaches?

I talked to coach James.

What is your impression of Duke, both as a university and as a basketball program?

Man, man…big. It’s Coach K. It’s the history. It’s Grant Hill. Look, man, it would be a blessing for anyone…it would be a blessing for anyone to play for the history and the traditions and the resume of Coach K and the rest of the coaching staff.

Who’s been your toughest match up, either here or in Baltimore?

Well, I don’t like to think of it as toughest. I like to think of it as most fun. I like to play with or against a couple of my Baltimore guys.

Barton?

Yeah, Will Barton and Josh Selby. I also don’t want to forget my homeboy Terrence Jones.

You did very well against him this morning.

Well, tell your boys.(laughing)

I will.

What sort of style of play will you be looking for in college?

I feel as though I can play it all. You know, in Baltimore, I’m the big guy so everything runs through Roscoe, but here we’re running a motion screen offense.

What type of offense are they going to run at Oak Hill this year?

I don’t really know, but I’ve seen their games at the Nike Invitational and it seems like they (makes a jet engine sound) just score and get up-an-down. They love to play up-and-down.

What is your summer schedule going to be like?

Oh, I don’t have my schedule with me, but I know I got to the Global Challenge… out in Portland, Oregon. We’re getting a gold medal. (laughs)

Really?

Yes, yes, we’re defending our title.

You have a gold medal.

Yes, and then I’ve got the Boost Mobile game in late August.

What will be the most important factors in deciding on the university that you ultimately choose? What are you looking for in a college? What are your priorities?

The most important factor for me is going to be the relationships. My relationship with the coach…how the coach carries himself. Like I tell the head coaches when they call me up, I tell them “Look, man, just give it to me real.”

So you’d rather have a straight shooter than some one trying to be slick?

Yeah, I’d rather have a straight shooter than come to the camps and, you know, if you’re going to be hard on me, just tell me. I want someone to be hard on me and keep pushing me harder. I want to be the best I can be.

That’s refreshing to hear…a lot of guys want to take the easy way out.

Good luck you to Roscoe. Thanks a lot for doing this. [/private]

BDN Recruiting Focus – Roscoe Smith Interview (free)

I received a tip that Roscoe Smith would be playing for the Baltimore Stars during the TOC, so I made it over to the

Roscoe Smith - copyright BDN Photo
Roscoe Smith - copyright BDN Photo

Wilson Rec Center at Duke University to check out his game.  Smith was not even listed on the roster when it came out, so he caught a lot of people off guard.  After all, this would be Smith’s first AAU game ever.  There was some mention that Smith had been offered by Duke, but this is not true at this point.

Do you have a list of schools?

Yes.  North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Kentucky, UCLA, Villanova, Clemson, USC, Oregon, Oregon State.  There is a lot.

Do you have a time frame on narrowing it down?

No.

Will you play for the Baltimore Stars the rest of this AAU season?

Yes, I will.

You have participated in the LeBron James Nike Camp, but this is your first ever AAU  game, is that correct?

Yes, this is my first game.

Did you have a dream school growing up?

Naw, I never had a dream school.  I grew up mainly watching the NBA.

Is there a player in the league you pattern your game after?

Yes, Rudy Gay.

What kind of system do you see yourself playing in college?

I seem myself playing a wing forward, just wherever I fit in at.

Do you like a fast paced up and down type of game?

Yes.

If somebody had never seen you play, how would you describe your game?

Versatile.  I’d say a versatile player that can do anything.

When will you get serious about looking at a college choice and who’ll play a big role in the selection?

My family.  My mother and my father.  Probably after the Nike Camps when the summer ends and I have some free time with myself and my family.

Have you taken the PSAT or any other tests?

Yes.

So, there is no problem with qualifying?

No problem with qualifying.

Are you open to other schools?

Yes, I am always open.  That’s why I haven’t narrowed my list down.

Have you been on any unofficial visits?

I have only been on one visit and that was to Georgetown.

You listed a lot of schools, are there any which stand out?

You know, you know the North Carolina’s, the Kentucky’s and the Duke’s are the most talked about and popular programs, so they are going to always float around.

With Coach Calipari at Kentucky now, is that a good thing?  I mean were they looking at you all along?

They were looking at me all along.  In fact, I talked to Calipari last week and will start to build a relationship with him.  So I am just seeing how I react around the coaches.

What coaches came to see you during the April evaluation period?

A lot, it was a lot.

Any offers yet?

The majority of the schools have offered, about 30 or 25.

Anybody listed that hasn’t offered?

I have no idea because a lot of schools have offered me.

Have you had any contact with local schools besides North Carolina?

Yeah, I have had contact with N.C. State and Duke.

Where to from here?

We just go back to the motel and regroup.  What did you like about my game?

I liked a lot of it.  You are a pretty well rounded player from what I saw in the game.  Just keep working hard, never stop working.

Okay, thank you.

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