• The things we recruit in July are different than the things that help us win in March.
  • I love a kid who is constantly talking while he is playing – shows me he’s invested in more than just himself.
  • If you see a kid who has the potential to be a great defender, he probably never will be.
  • Production is under-recruited.
  • Size is overrated.
  • Big kids who run the floor hard are going to get recruited, regardless of skill.
  • I could care less how nice the hotel is – I just want it to be close to the venue.
  • Orlando over Vegas any day of the week for me.
  • There are some really good coaches coaching AAU teams, and giving up your weekends to travel with someone else’s kids can’t be easy.
  • If you really want to get to know a player keep his statistics when you are watching him play – it will tell you something, and it will also force you to pay attention.
  • If you set up your flight for after the last game is scheduled on Sunday, you are usually going to be disappointed.
  • I love a point guard who throws a one-handed pass with his weak hand.
  • Big kids who can pass the ball end up being better than expected.
  • If want to find out if a kid is a competitor, watch what he does when the ball is in the air.
  • No one thinks the changes to July are a good idea. No one.
  • Recruit for every level – you never know when a kids stock is going to drop or you are going to get another job.
  • Be careful touching the steering wheel when you first get into your car in Vegas.
  • Whether the coaching is good or bad, I want to see how a kid reacts to it.
  • A great shooter can play a level up.
  • A big who is not afraid to look awkward has a higher ceiling.
  • Driving to different venues to try and catch multiple games will result in you watching a lot less basketball.
  • We play too many games.
  • It’s okay to take a break for lunch.
  • Unless you’re at an elite level, you have to figure out what flaw in a players game you can put up with.
  • A clumsy big with long, floppy hair has a better chance of getting recruited than the same kid with a crew cut.
  • Actually paying attention to the games is a simple way to get a leg up in recruiting.
  • It takes guts to recruit the kid wearing sweatpants.
  • The lob play coming out of halftime probably isn’t going to work.
  • Knowledge of talent is currency in the coaching world.
  • It’s hard to find good bigs at any level.
  • Smart and reliable wins.
  • Not sure why you would, but you absolutely can coach with a backpack on apparently.
  • If you aren’t sure about a kid but you know he’s really tough, take him.
  • Toughness is easier to recruit than it is to coach.
  • I love a kid who is really productive and I can’t figure out what position he plays.
  • If you are paying attention you can like a kid even when he doesn’t play well that day.
  • When the high-major head coach introduces himself to me, I know he’s a good dude.
  • I’d rather have a 6-5 kid who can play than a 6-9 kid who can’t.
  • The subtle mental battle that takes place at a showcase event to not take the ball out of bounds, but be close enough to get the inbounds pass is always a fascinating watch.
  • It’s getting harder and harder to play if you can’t shoot at all.
  • It’s not that I don’t like talking to you, but I’m here to watch the games. Long conversations about who is getting what job get in the way, so I sit by myself.
  • I’ve always gotten better players late.
  • If you are looking for good assistant coaches to have on your list down the road, go to the 8:00 game at the D2 Nationals in Orlando and see who’s there.
  • Need is the worst evaluator in recruiting.
  • It’s an art, not a science.

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