I was always so polite in the UK threads...
Interesting note from Devin Ebanks' AAU coach.
Lawrence McGugins, the AAU coach and trusted adviser to top recruit Devin Ebanks, believes Indiana made a solid hire by grabbing Crean. “He’s won in a major conference, one of the top conferences,” he told me today. “He’s a good catch, a great coach. He knows what he’s doing in running a program all around.” Ebanks is waiting to hear from Crean before moving forward with his decision. The 6-9 wing from New York City is also considering Memphis, Rutgers, Texas and West Virginia.
I'm a long time Marquette fan. Crean works hard, is a good promotor, and for the most part, his kids like him. His problem was that in 9 years he never recruited a decent big man.
An ok hire for Indiana but you really missed the boat by not getting Tony Bennett. In the meantime, Marquette now has a top 25 team with 4 returning staters, and no coach.
Admittedly, I don't know much about the recruiting class for next year. Can someone fill me in (or point me to a site that fills me in) about the recruits that were in place for next year, how they rank and what their status is at the moment exactly?
Eric Gordon announced he's definitely going pro. No surprise there.
It didn't matter who the coach was. He was going pro regardless. That decision was made before he ever set foot in Bloomington.