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Survey: Peers pick top recruiter, overrated, etc.

Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:36 am
Edited on: November 9, 2011 11:01 am
 
By Jeff Goodman

With the first day of the early signing period here, it's easy to put all your focus on the kids who are inking their names on Letters of Intents today.

But here at CBSSports.com, we take a different look as well - one that had more than 100 high-major Division 1 coaches respond to the following seven questions about their peers and recruiting.

Regardless of affiliation, if you had to pick one head coach to get a prospect, who would it be?

1. John Calipari, Kentucky
2. Sean Miller, Arizona
3. Roy Williams, North Carolina
4. Rick Barnes, Texas
5. Billy Donovan, Florida

Regardless of affiliation, if you had to pick one assistant coach to get a prospect, who would it be?

1. Russell Springmann, Texas
2. Jerrence Howard, Illinois
3. Butch Pierre, Oklahoma State
4. Dalonte Hill, Maryland
5. Tommy Lloyd, Gonzaga

Who is the most overrated head coach recruiting-wise?

1. Ben Howland, UCLA
2. Travis Ford, Oklahoma State
3. Mark Gottfried, N.C. State
4. Bill Self, Kansas
5. Shaka Smart, VCU

Who is the most underrated head coach recruiting-wise?

1. Lorenzo Romar, Washington
2. Thad Matta, Ohio State
3. Jamie Dixon, Pittsburgh
4. Leonard Hamilton, Florida State
5. Sean Miller, Arizona

Who’s the most relentless recruiter in college basketball?

1. Josh Pastner, Memphis
2. Buzz Williams, Marquette
3. Sean Miller, Arizona
4. Kevin O'Neill, USC
5. Scott Drew, Baylor

Which mid-major assistant will make it big-time due to his recruiting ability?

1. Yanni Hufnagel, Harvard
2. Ulric Maligi, Houston
3. Luke Murray, Towson
4. Matt McMahon, Murray State
5. Ashley Howard, Drexel

You can have anyone from the Class of 2012. Who are you taking?

1. Shabazz Muhammad
2. Marcus Smart
3. Mitch McGary
4. Kyle Anderson
5. Gary Harris
Comments

Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2011 8:42 am
 

Survey: Peers pick top recruiter, overrated, etc.

Your handle should be "Another Puppet" or " Another Moron". You're obviously someone who just believes everything they hear. Did you know Cal is the one who turned in Camby at UMass? Or that the NCAA Clearinghouse cleared Rose to play at Memphis only to question his eligibility AFTER the season? Show us one, just ONE, instance where the NCAA has named Calipari in any wrongdoing. Real evidence like an official document....not something you heard from the "expert" at the other end of the bar. If you have evidence, or an original thought, please....share it.



Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 7:30 pm
 

Survey: Peers pick top recruiter, overrated, etc.

You gotta be kidding. 

JOHN CALIPARI is hands down the biggest cheater in College sports.  Look at the mess he has left behind with recruiting violations at every school he has coached at.  Calipari just had to pay the Memphis sports department 100, 000 for recruiting issues.  Kentucky is gonna get theirs too.



Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Survey: Peers pick top recruiter, overrated, etc.

I think you are the one who needs to read it more slowly. The same coaches that voted Howland the most overrated recruiter are the ones who covet 2 kids that most think are going to UCLA. Anderson signed today, we won't know on Shabazz for probably a few months now.

It just seems a bit contradictory.

I have nothing against Romar as a recruiter, and he probably is underrated as a recruiter because he's sure not winning games on coaching ability.




Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Survey: Peers pick top recruiter, overrated, etc.

Would you like someone to read it really slow for you?  The coaches had a vote and these are the results being reported.  The fact that 2 top 5 kids committed there has no bearing on how this guy is perceived by his peers.  Obviously he duped two kids into thinking UCLA was going to be good and good for him, being a good salesman wont win the PAC 12, did you notice who the most under rated coach is on this list?  That team will wipe the floor with UCLA and those two recruits will have great seats to the beat down.



Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 12:06 pm
 

Survey: Peers pick top recruiter, overrated, etc.

So to be clear here you're saying that if things go as currently expected the #1 and #4 kids in the class of 2012 as voted by coaches, will be commiting to the most overrated recruiter as voted by coaches? Does that make ANY sense at all Jeff?



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