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Coach X On Summer Recruiting

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Recruiting Central' started by Goose, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Eamonn Brennan has a nice summary of the latest "Coach X" article from ESPN Insider. I'm not a fan of ESPN, but I really enjoy the "Coach/Athlete X" articles they do and this one delivers as well. It talks about how hard it is to recruit now that they've limited recruiting times and if they really wanted to help they would actually change the recruiting rules so they more closely resembled the women's game.

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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Difficulties create opportunities for an up and coming program. NCAA mistakes work for us in this case, I think.
     
  3. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Agreed. The key is to take advantage of our opportunities. We can't afford a Darrel Scott type situation in basketball. If we do land a 5* big hype guy, he has to be a home run to prove to the others that this is a good place to go. I like our odds with Tad, but it is a concern.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    If we can sign a 5*, I'm willing to take the risk. :smile2:
     
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    Agreed. But I just don't want us getting the designation of being a bad place for 5* players to go.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I hear you. If a Duke or Kansas signs a 5* who flames out, the player gets blamed rather than the coaches or system. They move on. We're not at a point where we'd have that luxury. It would be serious bad mojo in basketball circles.
     

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