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Drew Ellis covers Oakland University basketball for The Oakland Press. His news and notes keep you up to date with Golden Grizzlies men's basketball.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A look at the new guy in town

After losing Ilija Milutinovic Friday, Oakland announced Monday it had signed 6-foot-10 Korab Imami of Kosovo, who played at a South Carolina prep school last season.
"He is a 6-foot-10 perimeter player who has decent post moves," Oakland coach Greg Kampe said in a press release. "He can go out and guard on the perimeter and he can run pretty well. To get a player of his quality this late is a coup for us."
(Watch what I believe to be Imami's highlights. It's unclear whether this is a European production or from his S.C. team)

In early May, Kampe was disappointed the Grizzlies hadn't landed anyone to go with Hartland's Matt Poches and Dante Williams from Ann Arbor Huron to go in this year's class of new recruits.
“We washed out in spring recruiting," Kampe said then. "We wanted to get a big who could play right away. We looked at prep schools and junior colleges and we didn’t get the kids we wanted. We set our sights high knowing we felt good about what we had.”
Siting the Aiken Standard, Corey from Golden Grizzlies Gameplan tweeted Imami originally signed with Seton Hill, a Division II school, in early May. It's possible Imami was one of the Grizzlies' targets Kampe referred to in that edition of Grizz Talk, recorded May 25.

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