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  • hsfootballraleigh Mar 4, 2013
    All Star

    If this is true then that really sucks. Regardless Northern has many ballers but if he can doesnt make the birthday cut-off best of luck.

  • ballingdays Mar 4, 2013
    Towel Boy

    He did age out according to one of the assistant coaches, however that is the question.

  • lbeck37439 Mar 4, 2013
    Sports Legend

    if he aged out in the eight grade, then he was 15 in the 8th grade.

  • ballingdays Mar 4, 2013
    Towel Boy

    That is good to know because him coming back to Northern to go along with the remaining young talent there should make for a strong nucleus. No doubt he will play college ball somewhere.

  • hsfootballraleigh Mar 4, 2013
    All Star

    I overexaggerated his caliber, but ballingdays he definitely should be elgible, either way he'll find a way to play college. I remember seeing him dunk as a 13 year old.

  • ballingdays Mar 4, 2013
    Towel Boy

    I had the opportunity to catch 3 Northern games this year I agree with @holtgkevin on Council not being a complete player. In all 3 games I wanted to see more from him. Yes no doubt he can shoot however in each game they were out rebounded. Council is one of the taller players on his team, I would like to have seen him get in there and fight, go after some rebounds, block some shots. I am hoping he gets to come back as a senior next season and show what he can do on both ends of the court. That is if he is eligible, I know he aged out his eight grade year so it would seem impossible that this would go away in high school.
    @hsfootballraleigh, you mentioned you knew the whole family maybe you can answer the age-old question. Is he too old to play at Northern next year or not, and if not what really happened his eight grade year. Either way I wish Council the best going forth.

  • catalyst Mar 1, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    Why is it a crime for students to go to the school that they are assigned to and excel in sports at that particular school?

  • holtgkevin Mar 1, 2013
    Towel Boy

    You guys have got to be kidding ACC player I do not think so. He is a good player but he does not have a complete game. Watched him play since middle school and he has gotten better but lets get real he may get to a D1 school but not ACC well not on a blue blood ACC team. In the city of Durham I think it's better for kids to go to private schools its been a while since a durham kid earned a major scholarship. This is not charlotte where kids can stay in public schools and actually get a good scholarship. Great kid though will do well wherever he goes.

  • cjhiggins Feb 27, 2013
    Rookie

    Ricky Council in my humble opinion is a mid major player, but it doesn't really matter if he is low major, mid major or high major. Less than 3% of all high school seniors each year receive D1 Scholarships. So if he receives a full ride to any D1 school he is tremendously beating the odds and should be applauded. Good luck to him.

  • shootn4thestars Feb 27, 2013
    Towel Boy

    You guys must be Northern fans because I thought he was an OK player on a OK team. ACC caliber no! In fact why is he being compared to the Outlaw kid! I thought the Outlaw kid was OK as well!

  • hsfootballraleigh Feb 27, 2013
    All Star

    Oh definitely, this state is known to be a top basketball state

  • jumpman919 Feb 27, 2013
    Towel Boy

    there are so many talented players out there that sometimes kids get overlooked, thats just the nature of the beast but i agree with db33lockdown if you play in the backwoods of appalachian mountains and your dropping 30 a game they will find you.

  • hsfootballraleigh Feb 27, 2013
    All Star

    I played d1 sports, exposure is pretty important. I don't know you, but you seem pretty tight on this topic so we'll just let it be. Enjoy your forum hunting good sir!

  • db33lockdown Feb 26, 2013
    Pro

    Here we go with the "exposure" lie. Go tell an uninformed parent of a talented kid in aau that mess. . But don't sing that lie here. He is one of the better players in PAC 6. IMO not acc caliber but hope he proves me wrong. D 2 or mid major maybe. Is he a 6'7 or better athletic wing? Is he a true pt guard w jet speed? Is he a big combo guard that rarely misses from 3? Is he a post guy. If answer is " not really" then he isn't acc yet. Again wog gets exposure cause the players they recruit are good enough not cause of the school. If a kid at northern is good enough you and everyone won't have any doubt and they certainly won't need to transfer to realize it.

  • flairrick Feb 26, 2013
    Pro

    If he is that good he doesn't need WOG or any school like that. Prime example, see Gary Clark at Clayton. Getting all the looks he needs.

  • hsfootballraleigh Feb 26, 2013
    All Star

    On top of that, in his class he's in everybodys top 5 or 10 in the state, imagine if he was at word of god or somewhere the exposure he'd get, hes being selfless staying at Northern, perhaps I exaggerated that he 'belongs' but he most certainly can play.

  • hsfootballraleigh Feb 26, 2013
    All Star

    ACC schools have been contacting him for 2 years, but im wrong your right, go play with legos.

  • db33lockdown Feb 26, 2013
    Pro

    Acc powerhouse? Come on man! No. Good player yes. And why is every good player expected to leave their home school. I get so tired of that dumb talk. . Worst part is that players and parents will believe that stupid mess.

  • dcz Feb 26, 2013
    Rookie

    northern has a very good and experienced coach.there is no reason to leave.he can get exposure over the summer,but learn how to play at northern. AAU teaches me first and team 2nd.The summer should be for improving your game not just playing.You get better in the gym working to strengthen your strengths and eliminating your weaknesses.There is no benefit to leaving b/c most recruiting is done in the summer.If he trusts the coach then stay

  • hsfootballraleigh Feb 26, 2013
    All Star

    I know his whole family. Sister is a standout as a true freshmen. And his two youngest brothers play aau. And knowing Ricky personally, he is a well mannered kid. Probably is staying at Northern for the better. He belongs at an ACC powerhouse. best of luck to him!

  • bruiser mcgee Feb 25, 2013
    Pro

    I was very impressed with this kid. He has come a long way from the athletic kid who wore the goggles earlier in his career. He works extremely hard off the ball, knocks down shots, and can finish above the rim and in the mid range. I am curious why he is staying at Northern Durham, they are not a very good team.

    His game impressed me more so than the Outlaw kid. There is a lot of single player talent in that conference...

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