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  • Viktor Lakhin 2020 Russia F 6'9 commit

    Not sure if they are legitimate rumors or not, but had heard some buzz about a potential upcoming commitment from this forward from Russia https://www.fiba.basketball/europe/u.../Viktor-Lakhin

    I heard Chad Brendel mention him on the radio back in April. Not sure of any potential eligibility concerns or how easy it would be to get him here should he commit (for the record, Arizona just landed like six international kids).

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    The "Dancing Bearcat" just went out by Coach B - could it be?

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    • #3
      That seems to be what everyone thinks
      Brent Wyrick
      92 Final Four Front Row
      @LobotC2DFW

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      • #4
        Just went down the internet rabbit hole on Lakhin and somebody tried to tell me about him on 4/8. I missed the mention on Twitter because I never check them.

        So, I missed this one. But yeah this is your dancing Bearcat. He plays for CSKA Moscow. He’s a wide body PF. CSKA has him listed at 6’10.

        As far as eligibility goes. Wait and see. He’s got time with Ivanauskus out there this season.
        Brent Wyrick
        92 Final Four Front Row
        @LobotC2DFW

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        • #5
          Lahkin played for both the U16 & U18 teams for Russia in international competition. He averaged 9.8 ppg & 7.4 rbg. He was born 7/1/2001, so he's just 18.

          https://www.proballers.com/basketbal.../viktor-lakhin

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          • #6
            Videos? Any idea how good of a get this is?

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            • #7
              Purely speculation on my part but I would assume this is insurance for 2020 but more of a 2021 recruit. As stated earlier, eligibility always remains to be seen with foreign players. If he is cleared, I wouldn't be surprised if he would red shirt and only factor in this first year if for some reason Vogt doesn't return. I also would expect that he has a reasonable upside and will help us in the future and I like the recruiting direction and broadening of our base by including Euro players.

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              • #8
                Hes really really skinny. Pretty sure the expectation is that he enrolls in the fall and redshirts his freshman year to hit the monster factory for a year.

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                • #9
                  OFFICIAL:
                  https://gobearcats.com/news/2020/6/1...l-program.aspx

                  Commitment article from Bearcat Journal
                  https://247sports.com/college/cincin...ati-148176867/
                  Commitment article from 247 (national)
                  https://247sports.com/Article/Viktor...ti--148179584/
                  Premium ($) evaluation article for any subscribers of 247: https://247sports.com/college/basket...ent-148178471/
                  It appears 247 has him at #183 in the class but they recently started only ranking kids 1-150 so not sure (either way he is a 3-star): https://247sports.com/Season/2020-Ba...ool&Position=C
                  Last edited by GoBearcats31; 06-15-2020, 09:06 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bearcat9796 View Post
                    Videos? Any idea how good of a get this is?
                    The videos are out there but they're mostly full game broadcasts from FIBA. You may have to weed through a lot of tape.

                    https://www.google.com/search?q=vikt...=2560&bih=1236
                    Brent Wyrick
                    92 Final Four Front Row
                    @LobotC2DFW

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                    • #11
                      Kid's only 18. He may get bigger.Word is he has a nice touch shooting the ball. I like the pickup. Kid's played a lot of bball.

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                      • #12
                        This is kinda of shocking surprise... I don't see any previous mention in the forum on Viktor... Seems like this one was hush hush from the get go...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BearKatz View Post
                          This is kinda of shocking surprise... I don't see any previous mention in the forum on Viktor... Seems like this one was hush hush from the get go...
                          https://bearcatnews.com/forum/basket...1-season/page5 A brief mention back on April. Seemed like there had been some buzz on Bearcat Journal (I'm not a subscriber) but I'd imagine the uniqueness of the scenario kept out much of the publicity. Wasn't as known of a commodity / not being talked about like the transfers and uncommitted HS seniors.

                          Chad Brendel just mentioned on ESPN1530 that it had been "in the bag" for a while but different logistics (understandably) held things up.
                          Last edited by GoBearcats31; 06-15-2020, 12:29 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Viktor is 137 nationally in 247 2020 player composite rankings. Makes him our 2nd best commit.

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                            • #15
                              This is a great catch for Brannen. Kudos to the bearcat coaches. Cant wait to see how these young men develope. Its fun to watch their progress from year to year.

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