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10/16/2020 7:48 pm  #41


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

 

10/19/2020 2:35 pm  #42


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

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Stevie Cozens@StevieCozens Tafara Gapare season highlights 2022 recruit 6’9 guard ⁦@GW_MBB⁩ commit Currently ranked 104 in his recruiting class Scots High School - New Zealand  3:12pm · 19 Oct 2020 · Twitter for iPhone1Retweet4Likes

SEE THE VIDEO HERE
 

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10/29/2020 9:36 am  #43


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

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Stevie Cozens@StevieCozens Check out this play from Top 100 recruit Tafara Gapare, basically takes off from the free throw line https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f92f.png
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  9:58pm · 28 Oct 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

VIDEO HERE

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11/04/2020 3:27 pm  #44


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

 

11/29/2020 9:51 am  #45


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

Anyone know whats going on here? Still shown as a verbal commit online - we getting ink to paper anytime soon?

 

11/29/2020 10:59 am  #46


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

brod wrote:

Anyone know whats going on here? Still shown as a verbal commit online - we getting ink to paper anytime soon?

I think he reclassified to 2022. 

 

11/29/2020 11:02 am  #47


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

hope he doesn't re-open!

 

11/29/2020 6:16 pm  #48


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

Think GW Rising said he is reclassifying, too.
1) Why is he reclassifying?
2) Why are we confident he is going to stick with us if reclassifying.

 

12/21/2020 9:07 am  #49


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

 

12/21/2020 9:53 am  #50


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

Great looking recruit.

half of the "names" on this message board are the same person, its very obvious.  all echoing and name checking each other, always in the most negative possible way.  recruits leaving, coaches being fired, all of the names except the main author have changed 100% from just 2 years ago.

Excited to see this dude in Buff and Blue, helluva recruit

 

12/21/2020 10:39 am  #51


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

Not reclassifying in the pure sense. The New Zealand school year ends in November/December as I understand it. So he either comes mid-year 2021-22 or waits until Fall 2022. Might be leaning towards wanting to wait to not burn his first year as a mid-semester arrival (although it worked out for Mike King and Shawnta Rogers pretty well). Don't think anything is set in stone yet but if I had to guess 2022.

 

12/21/2020 3:25 pm  #52


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

Great profile. Hope this happens. Hard to think of any really good GW team without an international big.

 

12/21/2020 3:33 pm  #53


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

That is a more reassuring explanation. 
Why don't we try and see if he can graduate early? Plenty of time.
In any case, as pointed out, we have a great history with mid-season players, so even with waiting,
Tafara would do well by joining the team in early or even mid-season next year.

 

12/21/2020 3:39 pm  #54


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

Great point Mentzinger.  Yinka, Sasha, Pops, KevLar.

Said with all due respect to Francisco de Miranda and Alex Kireev.

 

12/21/2020 11:02 pm  #55


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

Agreed, definitely hope to see more international players in the coming years. Just from watching the Wizards so far this season with the number of international guys they have on their roster and our past experience with guys from overseas, they are always just more sound with the fundamentals (they make fewer forced errors) and many have experience playing against the best of the best on their national team.

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12/22/2020 7:26 am  #56


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

Gwmayhem wrote:

Great point Mentzinger.  Yinka, Sasha, Pops, KevLar.

Said with all due respect to Francisco de Miranda and Alex Kireev.

Kireev counts too! 16-0 baby!

 

12/29/2020 11:16 pm  #57


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

And dokun!

 

2/16/2021 8:34 am  #58


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

Starts his senior year with two dunks over a team of midgets

https://twitter.com/ss21nz/status/1361621253828714497?s=21

 

2/16/2021 2:15 pm  #59


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

BM wrote:

Starts his senior year with two dunks over a team of midgets

https://twitter.com/ss21nz/status/1361621253828714497?s=21

LOL!  Looks like a Dad dunking over his toddler on one of these

https://b3h2.scene7.com/is/image/BedBathandBeyond/8652615085150p?$690$&wid=400&hei=400

 

3/15/2021 7:38 pm  #60


Re: Recruit: Tafara Gapare, Forward, 2023 - Offered

This scouting site for international projects ranks him #8 in his class.

https://id-prospects.com/the-crazy-2003-international-pool/

The best thing about the 2003 international pool is there are too many prospects who provide versatile offensive skills. In these fascinating potentials, Tafara Gapare creates a huge difference. Standing 6-foot-9 and coming from New Zealand, Gapare can do everything on both sides of the court. Literally everything.

While he does a perfect job to exploit his match-up due to the tremendous first step, excellent smooth and explosive athlectisim, changing direction, hesitation move, Gapare is able to generate 3-point shots both as a catch-and-shoot target or shot creator. He has a compact two-motion shooting form but can be a bit, wild shooter.

Unlike his peers, he uses his exceptional athleticism in a controlled way and shows mature decision-making mechanism. He can make a big difference on the court with his awesome court vision and excellent passing arsenal.

I cannot define him as a primary ballhandler or a great creator, however, as a secondary initiator, Gapare does an excellent job to exploit his match-up to create passing windows. Playing with good BBIQ, Tafara is able to run the pick-and-roll actions due to advanced dribble moves and one-handed quick and strong passes. He does a perfect job of screening the floor to understand who waits for what and how he should throw the ball.

Gapare has always had an advantage in tournaments where he played against his peers as he physically had outlier tools compared to his age. For this reason, he did not avoid forcing the positions on offense. However, this is not my biggest doubt about him. Gapare played so much on physicality on defense that he showed almost nothing technically. He has knowledge of rotation, but many times in passing lanes he chose to be a hunter to be an all-around defender, which could be a big problem in the future.

Nevertheless, Gapare is a player who gives you hype while you are watching him due to his somewhat unique potential.

 

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