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2018 Class

Discussion in 'Basketball Recruiting Forum' started by gmacfor3, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. RF2044

    RF2044 Living Legend

    Aug 15, 2011
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    That's not really what I've ready anyone say. What I HAVE read is that it behooves the program to get the best recruiters / assistant coaches that JB can, irrespective of whether said coach has ties to the program or not.
  2. Francis03

    Francis03 All American

    Aug 23, 2011
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    You can start recruiting a player at any point. Shoot, we offered Tyus Battle before he even played a game in high school. Recruitments can play out on several different scenarios. You have those that involve plenty of high maintenance with delusional parents and handlers that become a circus. Then you have the reasonable ones where the players are the ones deciding what's best for them with the parents signing off on that decision. Main goal for the staff is to always get their top targets on campus and then work their magic to close on that commitment.
  3. jr4750

    jr4750 All American

    Aug 17, 2011
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    I agree with you. I was trying not to engage deeply in that particular conversation, but, offer that I always thought having alums as recruiters was a bonus. Now it's very possible that those particular alums could be less talented than someone else, which is totally fair. I would want the best possible candidate regardless of their background. I was also trying to say that I thought GMAC had all the intangibles to be a good recruiter, and that hopefully, the Quade experience taught him a few things. I totally get that he isn't as good as Hop and Red at it, at this point, and very much hope that the coaches realize the situation is getting dire and there is no time to acclimate a young inexperienced coach. That said, I never understood why recruiting wasn't a all hands on deck practice. Cuse goes after 5-10 kids max a cycle. I would want all my assistants to be involved with the top guys. Why would that be bad.
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  4. Orngeinda6

    Orngeinda6 Walk On

    Dec 28, 2016
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    Part of the reason it wasn't all hands on deck in recruiting was because of the sanctions. That's something no one seems to bring up. One of the sanctions was a restriction on the number of recruiters we could have on the road. It also as it turns out may have been the most damaging although most probably just glanced at it and looked at it as an oversight worrying instead about lost scholarships. We won't be able to send out a full team of recruiters until the sanctions expire this spring.
    JoeySimz and torque like this.
  5. Shark58

    Shark58 Walk On

    Jun 5, 2014
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    limited numbers on the road shouldn't preclude reaching out to what appears to be many kids in the geographical wheelhouse who we apparently showed 0.0 interest in, and for whom many of this board would now practically beg to come here
    two3zone likes this.