While we joke about guards growing on trees, the same cannot be said for athletic big men. From all indications, Greg Sequele, a 6-foot-8 225 pound forward out of California, is just that. He's big, he's strong and he loves to run. It's a match made in heaven.
Sequele slid into the class by surprise, in many ways, just a few days before the signing period. A well-traveled prospect, he speaks multiple languages including his native French. Vince Grippi passed along an interesting tidbit about his recruiting process today.
Bone said women's coach June Daugherty spent some time on that visit talking with Sequele in his native French
This, my friends, is what we call synergy. In addition to the French connection, style was extremely important to Sequele. Described as an Energizer Bunny on the court, Sequele wanted a place where he could run, run and run some more. After sitting down with Bone and the Cougs, he felt that's exactly what he could do at Washington State.
Read on for more on Sequele and a few videos.
Like Lacy, Sequele is a bit of a sleeper. He's raw, but he's also one heck of an athlete. ESPN loves his upside.
"Sequele is one of the better looking sleepers out west," according to ESPN.com's Joel Francisco. "He has a terrific frame with long arms and he is very bouncy. He excels in transition where he can attack the rim. His offensive game is raw, but he has a lot of upside."
Playing the guessing game a few days ago, names like Ivory Clark, DeAngelo Casto and James Watson popped up. The more I watch him, the more I think he's some kind of mix of the three. He's got a mid-range jumper out to about 18 feet, but also loves to get up and block shots, as you'll see in the videos below.
Either way, Sequele is a raw, project player that has the potential to step in for Casto in the future. Whether he does so right away or will take time to adjust to the college game remains to be seen. What is clear, and very encouraging, is the athleticism he brings to the table.
Think about it, WSU has Casto, Charlie Enquist and Steven Bjornstad in the post right now. One of these things is not like the other. Even if he plays the 4, Sequele adds another high-caliber athlete to the rotation. That alone is something to be excited about.
Welcome to Cougar Nation, Greg.
Sequele and the Compton Magic
Mixtape of Sequele and his AAU team.
Sequele jumping over a guy.