As someone who lived in the NYC area, I'm glad to see St. John getting all these recruits for next season. I truly think Steve Lavin should be able to rebuild the Johnnies as a semi-superpower in the East.
With that being said, how was this man NOT picked up earlier? Lavin was out of coaching for 7 seasons yet I never heard his name really in coaching discussions before until Kentucky called him before looking for John Calipari went to Lexington. People forget: Lavin recruited very well at UCLA and besides his final season, made the NCAA tourney.
We'd probably never know and there proabably isin't a answer but: How come some of these average teams ( Mississippi State, Arizona, Missouri, North Carolina State, Michigan, etc) didn't consider this man before?
Hes definetly done a good job recruiting, theres no doubt hes continue to get the bigtime recruits, i still question his gameday coaching, Saint Marys is a pretty good team, and theres gonna be a learning curve for his young players.
Most of those schools could use him, but why did you put Missouri there? Hes rebuilt Missouri, just like he did Uab (making them a sweet sixteen team in his second year, after being a losing team the last couple years).
And hes done the same to Missouri, Lavins a better recruiter, but ill take Anderson.
Did anyone see that St Johns game againts Saint mary's? I think Saint mary's attempted 24 free throws in the last 2 minutes and St Johns got like 26 points. St Johns just refused to give up and kept getting bucket after bucket. I like that in a team and it really shows alot about their coach
I put Missouri up there just because I couldn't think of a Big 12 school off the top lol.
Yes, St. Johns should be alright this season because they have TONS of seniors on that team.
i love lavin. He is an amazing recruiter. He was also ripped every year he was at ucla for his lack of discipline. Think about this, the most talented team i have ever seen at ucla who had like 6 nba players lost in the first round of the tournament to detroit. Recruiting=A+ coaching =D+. I am pulling for him though, very likable.