Recruiting 22' 6'10 4* Rivals Top 150 Christian Fermin commits to VCU.

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It’s kind of funny that people simultaneously get excited that he was bumped up to a 4 star while celebrating that stars don’t really matter a day later.

LOL
Ha! Fans are not logical; it is what makes them fans.

Here's how the circle can be squared though. Stars matter because they bring attention to the program, especially attention from other highly ranked recruits. While stars are fallible as to individuals, generally speaking you want to be picking from highly rated players. And signing one 4* makes it incrementally easier to sign the next and the next.

But stars obviously mean nothing once the ball tips.
 

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Is there that big a difference between 3 and 4 stars?
one star?

Yes I saw the data the other data and immediately forgot them but there were like 20 5 stars, 45 4 stars and enough 3 stars to fill Smith Center at GW.
 

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Is there that big a difference between 3 and 4 stars?
There’s no difference between the lowest rated 4 star recruit (#122 player in 2021 class) and the highest rated 3 star recruit (#123 player in 2021 class), but there is a huge difference between the highest rated 4 star recruit (#29 player in 2021 class) and one of the lower rated 3 star recruits (#334 player in 2021 class). ***these are using the 247 composite rankings***

Nuance is important. It’s actually better to look at the player ranking (the number that’s 0.####) beside the star ranking. That actually can be used to compare players in different classes.
 

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There’s no difference between the lowest rated 4 star recruit (#122 player in 2021 class) and the highest rated 3 star recruit (#123 player in 2021 class), but there is a huge difference between the highest rated 4 star recruit (#29 player in 2021 class) and one of the lower rated 3 star recruits (#334 player in 2021 class).

Nuisance is important. It’s actually better to look at the player ranking (the number that’s 0.####) beside the star ranking. That actually can be used to compare players in different classes.
actual facts ^^
 

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There’s no difference between the lowest rated 4 star recruit (#122 player in 2021 class) and the highest rated 3 star recruit (#123 player in 2021 class), but there is a huge difference between the highest rated 4 star recruit (#29 player in 2021 class) and one of the lower rated 3 star recruits (#334 player in 2021 class). ***these are using the 247 composite rankings***

Nuance is important. It’s actually better to look at the player ranking (the number that’s 0.####) beside the star ranking. That actually can be used to compare players in different classes.
If this is the case shouldn't they be using a 10 star scale? Or, let's just aim at 20, that would be better apt to relay others' opinions, yes?
 

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And while many people turn their nose up at player rankings, it’s important to remember that the highest ranked player we’ve recruited in some time turned out to be our only first round draft pick in over a decade. There is data to support that player rankings have predictive value and that makes me very excited about the rankings of many of our recruits the last few years.
 

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If this is the case shouldn't they be using a 10 star scale? Or, let's just aim at 20, that would be better apt to relay others' opinions, yes?
The star system has been around for a long time. It’s not going to change. But the player ranking system (0.####) is newer and is what‘s actually used when ranking classes for schools. They don’t treat all 4 stars the same or all 3 stars the same in their formula.
 

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The star system has been around for a long time. It’s not going to change. But the player ranking system (0.####) is newer and is what‘s actually used when ranking classes for schools. They don’t treat all 4 stars the same or all 3 stars the same in their formula.
There's so many that can slip through the cracks especially based on players like Fats missing an entire season, and Bones for that matter.
 

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There's so many that can slip through the cracks especially based on players like Fats missing an entire season, and Bones for that matter.
Yes. Players do slip through the cracks every year. It’s occasionally nice to get one of them on the roster. But I don’t want the program to depend on finding those diamonds in the rough.
 

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Light is both a wave and a particle. Welcome to quantum dyRAMics.
It has been many years since I studied physics, but is quantum dynamics the system wherein certain numbers, like 6 for example, can sometimes be thought to equal other numbers, such as 5?

I'm asking for a guy I know who "coaches" for one of those irrelevant college basketball teams that receives zero national attention.
 
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