The 2016 recruiting class may not be quite finished as Purdue got a big late visit this weekend from a rising target:
Kostas (and I am really going to need to learn how to spell that name with tragic lack of consonants) is the younger brother of the "Greek Freak" on the Milwaukee Bucks. He is a 6'9" forward that is quickly getting a lot of late attention as a freak athlete. Scout rates him as a 4-star recruit, while Rivals and ESPN have him as a 3-star. Rivals has him as the No. 114 player in the 2016 class with offers from St. John's, Marquette, Boston College, Iowa State, and Memphis. An article on 247 last year had him as a 5-star talent:
"Kostas is still kind of raw, but his upside is unreal," said his coach Duane Wilson of the Playground Elite in the Nike EYBL circuit. "He is really starting to get it. He could even be better than Giannis because he can shoot it better. Kostas already has pro moves, he just needs to get stronger so he can finish them."
In his two-year career, Giannis has become a cult hero because of his extremely rare skill set. The No. 15 pick by the Bucks in the 2013 Draft, he's averaged 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.
At 6-foot-9, 190 pounds and with an enormous wingspan, Kostas runs like a deer, plays with a high motor and repeatedly shows flashes of greatness. He is consistently progressing in filling the gaps in his game.
Sounds like a very different player, one that would be very useful. Brew Hoop, the Bucks' SB Nation site, has video with their review of him as well.
So, we have a freakish athlete that likes to run the floor, throw down vicious dunks, and can jump out of the gym? Let's land him!