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Survey: Peers pick top recruiter, overrated, etc.

Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:45 am
Edited on: November 9, 2011 10:54 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, 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, Kansas State
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



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:54 pm

Survey: Peers pick top recruiter, overrated, etc.

Clearly his peers do not think much of him or analysts for that matter.




Apparently someone who gets paid to anaylze college bball for a living has a "lack of insight and intelligence" too, according to you.



Plus ask most fans what they would rather have 1 ring, 1 final four, 2 elite eights, 1 NIT runner up and an incredible/proven team this year vs 1 ring, 2 elite eights, 2nd round loss as a #1 seed, one sweet sixteen and a decent team this year. I know what I would chose and what I imagine most others would too. Go back two more years and Self has two first round losses as a 3 and 4 seed, while Roy has an additional ring. Pretty sure you're the one who needs to 'take off your glasses," going by my sources and what I just stated. 

Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:24 pm

Survey: Peers pick top recruiter, overrated, etc.

What? And.. What?

Bill Self.. Hot seat? in the same sentence? Your lack of insight and intelligence are in full swing on this one big guy. Last time I checked, the most successful CBB coach the last 5 years doesn't call for a seat warmer. Take off your glasses son

Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2011 6:01 pm

Survey: Peers pick top recruiter, overrated, etc.

Bill Self, that's interesting to say the least, we'll see this year how his recruiting this past year reflects. Were it not for an Ellington/Lawson dispute in '08 he'd probably be on the hot seat. Luckily that dispute made for the most dominant team in long time, so I'm not really complaining.

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