out of all the big schools id have to go with maryland. They rarely get the sexy recruit but they still compete or go farther then peopel expect and there the last team i remeber to get to the final four then the title game without a mcdonalds all american. gary seems to get the diamonds in the rough and get every once of productivity out of them. i wonder how many titles maryland would have if gary got the recruits that duke,nc,kentucky,texas, memphis,etc got
michigan state for sure... they probably send more 3 star and 4 star recruits to the final four than prolly every other team...
Yeah, Izzo is good when it comes to that. Jay Wright of Villanova, Brad Stevens of Butler, and Lon Kruger of UNLV should all get some consideration too.
I agree with Izzo and Beline Sean Miller when he was at Xavier
Izzo is amazing. He takes a lot of in state kids. Rarely ever gets the superstar, but always wins. The guy knows how to build a program and how to develop players. Part of that development goes along with getting guys that plan to stay 3-4 years though. The guy can coach though.
It's funny how I think there are some guys that are ok coaches, but great recruiters (Calipari, Billy Donovan). Great coaches and great recruiters (Pitino, Roy Williams, Bill Self). Then guys like Izzo (Tubby Smith) who are not great recruiters, but a big part of that has to do with choice and how they want to run their program.
Sure they had austin Daye but they do pretty well without them
gonzaga and maryland..maryland gets the most out of lower recruits..izzos recruits are 4 or 5 star allamericans..can u say the same about maryland and gonzagas?