All Things Dain Dainja Recruitment Thread (Class of 2020) Gophers Offered


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Here is an article from October:

Dainja has earned D1 offers from Hampton, Denver, and Montana so far. He was rated as a top 150-160 area player in the recent national 2020 rankings by Prep Hoops and several high major programs are in contact.

“I’m hearing from Baylor, Indiana, Iowa State, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and I got an invite to a big man camp at Baylor in August. I’m going to visit Iowa State in November.”

Who is Dain’s basketball influence? That was an easy choice, his father Dana Jackson.

“I have to say my hoops influence is my dad,” Dain said. “He played with the Gophers and he played overseas in Argentina.”


https://www.prephoops.com/2017/10/recruiting-report-dain-dainja-2020/

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His game reminds me of former Gopher Dana Jackson.
 

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He's going to be a top recruit. I know its only a highlight video, but he has a very good feel for the game for being a big man
 



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He and Dawson Garcia would make a formidable front court duo. With those two on the floor, not many teams could put out personal without creating a mis-match.
 

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He's going to be a top recruit. I know its only a highlight video, but he has a very good feel for the game for being a big man
Yeah, especially if he continues to grow and gets a little bit leaner.

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His game reminds me of former Gopher Dana Jackson.

Sadly, my most vivid memory of Dana as a Gopher was him attempting a full court pass from out of bounds in the last seconds of the game (against Iowa State, I think) and hitting the scoreboard. Ball turned over, Cyclones score and we lost. Ugh. Pretty good career, I think. he was either a juco or a transfer as I recall. That was a long time ago, early 90's?
 

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How tall is Dainja? I've seen him listed as being anywhere from 6'6" to 6'10.
 



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Looks like a big body with a decent touch. He has zero hops, could be a problems at the Big 10 level.
 

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He's a pretty unique player. He's not a great athlete but he's strong and uses his body well and has a great handle for a big man.
 

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Jordan Murphy II

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He's a difficult guy to come up with comps for, way different than Mo Walker.
 


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I think the ZBo comp is a good way. He really bullies guys that try to post up with him. He reminds me a bit of Swanigan too but while Swanigan was more of a quiet kid I love that Dain plays with a bit of an edge. The 2020 class is absolutely loaded.
 




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