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[2027] High 4-Star Recruiting Thread (#26-#60)

This is the HIGH 4-Star Recruiting thread. Players listed #26 - #60 will be posted below. Reply with your pitch & offer with the following format:

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34: Brad Kinder
Boston College offers Hometown Hero Brad Kinder, Scholarship, Coaching Visit, and School Visit. THIS IS THE PITCH
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“The Boston College Golden Eagles proudly offers a full scholarship, coaching visit, and school visit to hometown hero Mr. Brad Kinder
“I love Medway, my wife and I come here all the time, the mills and river are picturesque, and honestly, I’ve never had a more peaceful drive, [especially] during the summer, the twenty mile drive, with the trees swaying in the breeze. I want you to get the best possible education while staying close to home. Boston College is the best possible option, and we’d love to have you here.
“Location
“There is something about growing up down the street from your school. Your friends, most of whom are going to be going to school in Boston, will be able to attend every game you play, even every major practice. Your parents, who did so much to raise you, will be able to see you all the time.
“You’re going to be so close to your old home, your family, that you’ll be able to visit literally whenever you please. I know that’s important to you, but let me illustrate to you in one additional way why Boston College is the best school for you. We are, not also the closest D1 school to your hometown, we are the closest school with a basketball program at all. We are a premier institution nestled right on your doorstep.
“There is more to it than you just being so close to home: because you’re going to stay in your home state, most of your firends who you’ve been going to class with since elementary school will join you as you complete your education. Boston is home to more than two hundred thousand students at some of the world’s best academic institutions: Harvard, MIT, Boston College, Tufts, UMASS, the list goes on and on.
“What this means is that even if your friends don’t go to school here, in Chestnut Hill, they will, almost definitely, be going to school in Boston, the greatest student town ever conceived, and just a short ride to where you’ve called home for twenty years. Ultimately, this team was built on local talent. You can just ask Mike Taylor, who grew up just on the opposite side of Boston; he has been the captain for three seasons already, and is leading a team built with players born and raised in New England.
“Campus Life
“Boston College is one of the most vibrant campuses nestled in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. We have fourteen thousand students out of two hundred thousand in metropolitan Boston.
“Boston College, on its own, has more than two hundred student clubs, but it’s not just the quantity of clubs: it’s the quality. Boston College is the home to two newspapers, a radio station, a television studio and the oldest continually [sic] published literary journal in the country. Our students are among some of the most vocal and outgoing in the city, and are a loved institution as a fan-base. Their groups have cheered on our hockey team to a record amount of national championship wins, a record amount of Bean Pot titles, and a magnificent conference title for this very young basketball program. They’ve been involved in the Boston Marathon, countless social justice movements, and have done it all together; this is a school that sticks together, and acts like a family, especially when trampling on the floor of the Conte Forum. We support our teams, and it means that you will be a celebrity on this campus. This campus, of course, is one of the most beautiful in the world. It is a landmark of Boston and is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Two of the individual buildings have been awarded “The Most Beautiful Building in Boston” award, and ultimately add to the campus’ prestigious appearance. Nestled on Chestnut Hill over the Reservoir , Gasson Hall’s spires are magnificent.
“Our eight libraries are widely recognized - to the both the city of Boston and the country as a whole - as architectural masterpieces before you even venture inside and peruse the countless priceless tomes and our exemplary art collection. You will never tire of Boston College’s picturesque campus, and even when you do, you’re still in the heart of Boston, the city you grew up next to and have been dying to explore for more than 15 years.
“Boston is a hub of history, a hub of culture, and a hub of sports and entertainment. Boston is easily the most important city to American culture, whether it comes to the colonial past, the heroics of the American Revolution imbibed into the very streets you will walk on, or our current climate with sports, social movements, and entertainment. Boston is home to teams in every major sports league; these aren’t just teams though: this is Tom Brady vaulting the Patriots to yet another championship; this is six time Stanley Cup champion, Boston Bruins; this is the home to the legendary Red Sox, and, of course, to the team that will never need any introduction, the Celtics.
“Boston is a city that knows how to party, from our strong love of Irish Pubs to the most decadent celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day outside of Ireland. Our live music scene is one of the best in the country, and we are the home and the beginning of some of the greatest careers in comedy; Nick’s Comedy Stop has been around since 1977, Paradise Rock club is the stop on the East Coast, and the Beat Bar will always hold a special place in my heart. Icon, Venu, and Whisky Saigon are easily the coolest clubs in New England.
“When you get tired of the night-life and want to settle down a touch, Boston has that too. Brattle Book Shop is one of the largest and one of the oldest booksellers in the country, full of more than 200 000 volumes, including a rare book collection that rivals our own. They are, along with Grolier Poetry, institutions of this city. Grolier is the oldest continuously running bookseller in the country! And when you want to settle down and read or take a date. Pavement coffee was on “America’s Coolest Coffeehouses” list, while Render Coffee made the Top 50 in America along with it. If coffee isn’t your fancy, our parks provide plenty of space for ambling, musing, and romantic strolls. During the winter, ice skating at Boston Common is a guilty pleasure. In the rest of the year, the (Rose Kennedy Greenway) is our newest natural treasure, while the Public Garden’s curated botanical garden is one of the finest in the world, and certainly the finest in the North East.
“This school, and the city it is a proud part of one of the greatest places in the world to attend school. You, and two hundred thousand other students are going to be a part of the greatest city in the country, and, with 15 000 students be a part of the greatest school within it. Whether you want to party, to sit down, or just have a little fun, Boston College is the best place for you.
“Prestige
We started this program, this basketball program, as one of the least prestigious programs in the country, but in one of the most prestigious conferences in the country: the ACC. The biggest reason for our success has been our coaching talent.
“Despite a rough coaching debut, I have taken on the program the now legendary coach Hozanek built. Boston College has started from nothing, and now, for two consecuitive seasons has been the top seeded team from the ACC North. This is a program that came from nothing to become both an academic and a athletic powerhouse in this insanely competitive conference. Our prestige has grwon from being nearly the bottom school in the country to the top third. We are continuously dominating teams on both coasts, and our prestige continues to grow because of it. This is a team with momentum, and I hope to keep building on that.
“Winning
“This is the last thing I’m going to talk to you about, and it’ll be short, I promise. (Here it is, highly visual. Picture speaks a thousand words)
2027: 25-5. #1 Overall in the ACC. #1 in the PCC Coastal
2026: “22-8. #1 in the ACC North. Defeated all but one National Champion in OOC play.
2025: “23-7. Brilliant season.
“Yeah… we win...
“It’s been a pleasure Brad, see you next year.”
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Arkansas offers F. Blackburn (53)
Scholarship
Visits: TBA
Pitch: TBA
North Carolina offers F. Blackburn (53)
Scholarship (4/8)
School Visit (4/5)
Pitch:
Dear Fernando,
As long as I can remember, the University of North Carolina has always had that star guard. Carolina would bang on the glass for 38 or 39 minutes a game, but when it came down to taking that final shot, it was always that one star guard who got that call. Players like Michael Jordan, Kenny Smith, Ty Lawson, and Marcus Paige have occupied that spot in Carolina’s history, and current NBL superstar Dennis Smith held that role not too long ago. But in recent years, the university has been missing that presence. That’s why I’m writing to you Fernando. The University of North Carolina is thrilled to offer you a full basketball scholarship for this upcoming season.
We’ve been pursuing you for a long time Fernando, and we’ve grown to understand that your top priority is playing in the NBL. And you might be wondering, how would playing on a “rebuilding” team help you to reach that goal? Well, the answer is quite simple. A commitment to the University of North Carolina would mean immediate starting minutes. The #1 factor in NBL development at this level is playing time, and in particular playing time against top NBL prospects. The ACC is the best basketball conference in the country, and playing against ACC opponents night in and night out will draw scout’s eyes right to you. Not only that, you’d be entering into an outstanding position for a young guard. We have two senior big men on the roster next year in Paul Folks and Jerry Dancy who have experience as primary scorers. They’ll draw defensive attention and allow you the space to show the NBL scouts exactly who you are.
One thing the staff really admires in you Fernando is your natural academic curiosity. Our coaches noticed it immediately during our interviews with you, and it aligns perfectly with our university’s values. Some like to call us a public ivy, and that’s exactly what we are. A public school feel with ivy level educators.
The newest US News rankings are out, and the University of North Carolina sits comfortably as the 13th ranked school academically in the NCBCA. Here in Chapel Hill, we’re dedicated to providing you with world class training, on and off the court. Our faculty are among the most renowned in the nation, and we offer so much variety (77 bachelor's degree over 60 different departments) that you should be able to find instruction and teaching on any of the subjects that interest you. Did you know that 96% of Chapel Hill students find full time employment after receiving their bachelor’s degree? We know you’re interested in the NBL, but what we’re offering here is the safety net of a lifetime. If things don’t work out, you can fall back on a free degree from one of the top universities in the country. Not so bad, huh?
Fernando, we know that location is a big concern from you. Leaving family is one of the hardest transitions a freshman student has to make. I think, however, you will be pleased with what Chapel Hill has to offer. We’re just about a 6 hour drive from your hometown of Middletown, DE, close enough that you could easily make the drive down to see your family every other weekend or so. Commiting to North Carolina would also keep you on the East Coast, just a couple hours from the beach.
And Fernando, I can’t overstate just how much I think you’ll love Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill may technically be a small city, but it still has that small town feel you’ve likely become accustomed to in Middletown. We’re a tight knit community here, and we’re all united by our love of Basketball. Our Basketball stars are our heroes here, and they’re treated as such on campus. You’ll have no problem making friends or fitting here, and our party scene is second to none. If you’re into greek life, Chapel Hill has a strong, but certainly not overwhelming, greek presence. And of course, you’ll get to experience the famous Franklin Street nightlife if you commit here. Believe me, it’s not something you want to miss.
Now Fernando, I’d like to take the time now to talk a little bit about loyalty. We understand that you want to play for a coach that has shown loyalty to his players in the past. And I know, I’m a rookie coach. This is my first year, so I have a blank slate when it comes to loyalty. But I’ll tell you what, I’m a man of my word. When I promised you a starting role earlier on in this letter, I meant it Fernando. I keep my promises. And, I promise that I am here to rebuild North Carolina and restore the program to its former glory. I have a plan, and Fernando, you are a big part of it. So what do you say? Are you ready to be a Tar Heel?
We look forward to seeing you in Carolina blue very soon! Good luck with your decision.
-Coach Crossfire.
Ohio State offers Marshall Osgood (35)
Rescinded
Oklahoma offers Marshall Osgood (35)
Texas offers Marshall Osgood
Scholarship
School Visit
Coach Visit
Marshall,
We are very excited to have the chance to offer you a spot on this Longhorn basketball program. You are a special talent who will fit into our system very well. In case you are unaware: our system consists of one or two interior beasts (lol 5'9" you're definitely not that), one or two playmakers (which you will develop into) and some versatile wing scorers. Right now you are a great perimeter scorer and are one offseason away from turning into a playmaker. We are taking a leap of faith with you that you will work hard and develop your skillset. If not, your freshman year you will be mostly a shooter, with Mercy Miller and Glenn Davis taking over the playmaking responsibilties.
Which brings us into...
Playing Time (5)
The biggest advantage of the Longhorn system is that we play all of our scholarship players heavy minutes. The past two seasons, we have only had 1 scholarship player fall below 26 minutes and that was Larry Ortiz last season with just under 25 minutes per game. We highly value your ability to space the floor and finish in traffic, so you will be getting your shot to prove your worth in our lineup. We envision you (with average progression) to end up around 25 minutes per game next season. If you really take a big jump, then those minutes could go up to 27-28.
You fit perfectly around our current (and hopefully incoming) talent. Here is a quick, highly advanced
You will slot in perfectly with the type of player that works in this system - all you gotta do is rain some threes.
Prestige (5)
Texas has built it's prestige over time with some extremely hard working individuals. We have had 3 great runs in the National Tournament. These 3 runs resulted in 2 national titles, which is the backbone of the prestige of this program. Our first title came on the back of a group that was doubted from the beginning of the season. They were struggling at the beginning of the year but roared back to win 19 straight games (including a CT and NT title.) What's really cool about that team, is that they were just where Texas is right now a year before. We had some pieces, but not enough to truly contend. Marshall, we believe that you are going to be a big part of something special at Texas. We have two high potential guards in Ortiz and Davis to go along with a couple of solid, steady players returning in Mercy Miller and Curtis Taylor. We are actively pursuing a few different graduate transfers to bring some more leadership to this team (Bobby Perryman brought that same leadership to our first title team as a graduate transfer). Something special is brewing in Austin and we would love for you to be a part of it.
Education (4)
Texas is one of the top public institutions in the United States. TimesHigherEducation ranks Texas as the
However, we have some programs that are the best in the nation. Here's a look at where our business and engineering programs rank in the nation (according to US News).
Business Programs in the top 10 nationally (* means top 5):
Accounting* | Entrepreneurship | Finance* | Insurance | Management | MIS* | Marketing* | Ops Management | Real Estate | Supply Chain |
Engineering Programs in the top 10 nationally (* means top 5):
Aerospace | Chemical | Civil* | Computer | Electrical | Environmental* | Mechanical | Petroleum*
Our university is renowned for its research and distinguished alumni. We have 113 Fulbright Scholars, 31 Rhodes Scholars, and 23 Marshall Scholars.
Campus Life (4)
Austin is, undoubtedly, one of the greatest cities in the United States to live in. USNews, in fact, ranks it as the
Our campus is also very lively. Niche ranked the University of Texas as having the 3rd best student life among NCBCA schools. One of the many reason people love UT is because of the vibrant nightlife. The University of Texas was rated as the 6th best party school in the NCBCA (Niche) for a good reason. Our nightlife (From Dirty Sixth all the way to Rainey St.) is nationally renowned. Even if you aren’t wanting to drink, having a vibrant social scene is extremely beneficial for your student experience. Longhorn students also strongly back our athletics programs, we have the most valuable athletics program of any school in the nation for good reason. Whether it’s volleyball, football, baseball, or anything in between: you’ll have plenty of entertainment value from our top-tier athletic programs (ranked #5 best college athletics by Niche). If you can’t make it out to the game, feel free to watch it in your dorm room on our own national television network, Longhorn Network.
Loyalty (3)
One of the things I pride myself in is my dedication to this team. I have stuck with this program since I came into the league and I will never coach another school in my time here. We have had some up years and some down years but I know that this program is something special. When you come to Austin and suit up in the burnt orange, you will feel what I'm talking about.
There's no place in the league that you'd rather be than at Texas (err, except maybe Memphis, they're always pretty solid and those Canadiens are just so polite.)
Pro Potential (2)
Texas has sent 22 recruits to the pros, 5th most among NCBCA programs. One guy who came into Texas in your exact position was Kenneth Ervin. He came in as an upper 4 star recruit, at a 60/60 rating. He worked extremely hard and found his niche within our program. This led him to be a lottery selection after just his sophomore year. Don't let dreams stay dreams, shoot for the stars.
We're beyond excited to have you with us down here in Austin,
Hook'Em
Missouri offers Marshall Osgood
Scholarship
Visits: Coach Visit (3/3)
Pitch:
Updated Pitch 8:48 AM EST.
North Carolina Offers Peter Forman (#39)
Scholarship (1/8)
School Visit (1/5)
Coaching Visit (1/3)
Dear Peter,
Most North Carolina boys dream of donning the Tar Heel blue and representing their state on the hardwood. Today, I’m here to make that dream a reality. We at the University of North Carolina are thrilled to offer you a full basketball scholarship for the upcoming year. Peter, what we look for in our students are young men of character. And from day one, we’ve pinpointed you as somebody that’s going to make a great ambassador for our school. Not many basketball players have shown the proclivity you have for education, and that’s what makes us such a good fit Peter.
We understand that your ultimate ambition is to reach the NBL, and while myself and the assistants think you have the talent to do so, we understand that for every NBL superstar to collect that giant paycheck, there are hundreds more that never got to make it. That’s why we here at the University of North Carolina are offering you the backup plan of a lifetime: a free degree from one of the country’s public ivies. U.S. News had us as the #13 ranked university in the country, and we’re proud to boast 70 majors and minors spanning 60 different departments. Whatever it is you wish to do after school, our world class faculty can make a reality.
And Peter, not only are you going to have the opportunity to attend one of the top universities in the country, you’re going to get to do so just a short two hour drive from home. We understand that the most difficult part of the college transition is leaving family and home behind, and here at North Carolina, you won’t have to make that break. We know how important family is to you, and we want to offer you the opportunity to keep that family close. And Peter, the best part of staying in state is that you’ll have the chance to represent the same school that’s cemented so many icons into basketball lore. Nowhere else in the country are the fans so passionate about college basketball. Those who succeed at Carolina are revered for the rest of their life.
Peter, I’d like to take the time now to talk a little bit about the campus life at the University of North Carolina. But, to be honest, it’s probably not even necessary. Growing up in North Carolina, I’m sure you’ve heard about how beautiful the campus is and how alive Franklin Street gets during the school year. And Peter, basketball players are absolute stars at Carolina. You’ll have no problem fitting in and making friends. And of course, in comparison to private schools like Duke, the party scene is incredible. We take academics very seriously at UNC, but we understand that having fun is a big part of college, and we can assure you that you’ll have opportunity to do so in Chapel Hill.
Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and talk basketball. I’d like to address the Elephant in the room for a second. We weren’t that good last year, and 12-18 did not meet the lofty standards of success we set for this program. But, with the addition of a strong freshman class this year, we are confident we can turn that around. We have three scholarships to offer this year, and that means freshman like you are going to play a significant amount this upcoming season. In fact, we actually have enough room for another guard in the starting lineup.
Peter, we’re not going to lie to you and guarantee you that spot right now. But understand, if you commit to the University of North Carolina, you’re going to have the opportunity to be a four year starter for us. We’re looking for somebody to come in to camp and win that spot, and after watching you for years, we’re confident that you have the talent to get it done. When you sign on with us, you’re going to have the opportunity to play with some of the most talented players in the nation, including rising seniors Paul Folks and Thomas Allen. These guys are leaders, and are already folk heroes in the community. In a couple years, we see you as that same kind of leader, Peter.
Now, I understand that getting to the NBL is the ultimate goal of every college ballplayer. And there’s few schools in the country that can boast the kind of success we can in terms of preparing players for the next level. In the past 12 years alone, we’ve had 22 draftees, good for 6th in the NCBCA. 9 of those guys were lottery picks, and with you, we can easily see that number being 10 in a couple years time. Our staff is full of guys with NBL experience, and we are confident in our ability to take you to the next level.
Peter, I just signed on here as head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels, and I am determined to bring this program back to its former glory. I am committed to this school for the foreseeable future, and I can assure you if you sign here, I’ll be your head coach for the next 4 seasons, or however long you chose to stay. I am confident that you can be a big part of the generation to bring Carolina basketball back.
Peter, you can be the face of the next great Carolina basketball team. We hope to see you on campus soon, and good luck with your decision! Go Heels!
-Coach Crossfire
Duke offers (39) Peter Forman
Scholarship
School Visit
Peter, I’m glad you were able to make the trip up to Durham. I know it’s only a 2-hour drive right up I-85, but it’s just so important to be able to see the school in person, isn’t it?
Anyway, I understand why you want to play ball at a school that’s going to educate your mind in addition to your body. Growing up in Davidson, you’ve always had one of America’s elite universities right in your backyard. We North Carolinians have always taken pride in our system of higher education, and we’ve always taken pride in what our state has to offer. So I wanted to talk to you today about joining the Smartest Team in America--a team that’s going to play right up the road from you.
First, let me explain what I mean by the Smartest Team in America. We’ve decided this year that we want to make a point of signing five players who are committed to being part of a great basketball team--but who are just as committed to the pursuit of knowledge. I’ve always made it a point to encourage our players to be well-rounded individuals with multiple passions of life, both because it’s just plain healthier for you and because having a bunch of unique perspectives working together in concert allows for creative solutions and strategies to formulate. I believe that the portion of a college education that occurs outside the classroom is important, so spending time around people who will challenge you intellectually, who will push you to clarify and defend your beliefs--that makes you into a smarter person. That’s part of your education.
That’s an added bonus to what Duke provides in the classroom, of course. We’re ranked 2nd among all NCBCA schools by the US News and World Report. That’s not an accident, and it’s not empty calories. It’s because we have some of the most brilliant professors in the world, some of whom came up through academia and some of whom came to the University after success in the real world--and they all love to engage with their students. We have a 6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, and 5 out of every 7 classes are 20 students or smaller. That means labs and discussions are dominant over massive lectures, and that means education is dominant over rote memorization. That’s something special.
It also means built-in research and mentorship opportunities. Our professors want to see you take an interest in their field, and they want to help you succeed. And we have the resources to make that happen. Undergraduates have the opportunity to do real, substantive research--and in a lot of majors, they’re straight-up required to do so. We also have alumni crushing it in just about every field, from Tim Cook at Apple to Sean McManus at CBS to Melinda French Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Wherever there’s a game, there’s a Blue Devil at the top of the game.
But for you in particular, I wanted to point out the academic relationship that Duke has with Davidson the town and Davidson the college. As two of the foremost colleges in the state of North Carolina, we’ve worked together on special projects like
As the premier academic institution in North Carolina, we make it a point to keep our roots planted deep here. And that means when we see a talent like you flourishing in this state, we want to make you shine and show the world what the Old North State is about. We’re one of the closest schools to home for you--like I said, a 2-hour drive up I-85. You’ll be close enough to home to spend a weekend there if you feel the urge for some home cookin’. You’re also close enough that your friends and family can come up to Durham any time they want--we’ll have player-guest tickets for them behind our bench.
At the same time, Duke will be your home away from home. There’s always something to do on campus. There’s 400 student organizations to get involved in. As a matter of fact, seeing those clubs in action, lined up along the plaza outside the student center, passing out food and T-shirts and information and showing the world what they care about? That’s what really drew me to Duke back in my day. I really hope you’ll find something to be involved in, because you’re too smart to only be doing one thing at a time.
And, of course, part of a great campus life includes things to do just to have fun. Some people like to party, and there’s no shortage of that given the fraternity presence at Duke. Some people like to hang out in the common rooms, and that was some of my best social experiences as a freshman. Some people like the student government-sponsored midnight breakfasts and movie nights as social outings that serve as alternatives to parties. Some people like trying the amazing restaurants that Durham has to offer. Some people like going to concerts or shows at DPAC. The list goes on and on, but I never met someone at Duke who got bored there.
Let’s get back to basketball now.
First, I want to say that I want you to be on the court as soon as possible. We’re going to have a lot of conversations between now and the start of the season about whether you’re better served by redshirting so that you can play your four best years, or whether you’re ready to play immediately. Most of the time, though, I can tell you that immediate playing time wins out. Just ask James Searcy and Stephen Adame--both of them were super raw coming out of high school, but they dedicated themselves over the summer and were part of the rotation from the get-go. And we expect both of them to play huge roles this year as our top returning power forward and wing, respectively. I can tell you this much: it’s not a question of “if” you’ll be a star for us; it’s a question of “when” you’ll be a star for us.
And I realize it’s a lot to ask, for me to just say “trust me” on something as important as your playing time. So I hope that you take the time to ask the players I’ve worked with over the years what my loyalty is worth. I can’t tell you for sure what they’ll say, but I think they’ll tell you about the promise I make to every single player who comes through. I will ask you to put everything you can into me, into your teammates, and into this program--and in return, I will do everything I can to make you the best player, the best teammate, the best student, and the best all-around person you can be. I don’t promise a lot, but I keep the promises I make. It’s up to you to decide how much my word will be worth to you, but it’s worth a lot to me.
And for 27 players who learned from me for as few as one year or as many as five, that word was worth millions. That’s the number of players of mine who have gone on to be drafted to the NBL--17 at Colorado State and 10 at Duke. Seven of them have gone in the top four, and that includes two #1 overall selections. My staff and I have experience guiding people like you through that process, and that’s especially true for players like you who have a long way to go. You have the speed and touch around the rim that’s going to make GMs salivate, but we want to help you improve your lift, your shot, your physicality, your defense, and even your playmaking so that you can be an all-around NBL-level 2-guard. The sky is the limit for you, but we wanna help you reach the frickin’ moon.
And last but not least, it helps that all eyes are going to be on you specifically because you’re at Duke. We’re one of the most prestigious programs in the country; when we’re on, people watch. You could go anywhere, put up tons of stats, and be known as a local legend. But at Duke, that same level of production turns you into a household name nationwide.
No other school in the country gives you the same opportunity to play at an elite program close to home where you’ll get playing time under a loyal coach as you develop into the next NBL great--all while getting a world-class degree for free. So come join the Smartest Team in America, Peter. Come to Duke.
NC State offers (39) P. Forman Scholarship School visit Coach visit
Hi Mr. Forman,
Welcome to Raleigh, home of NC State. My name is Hans, and I coach the Wolfpack. I watched a lot of your film recently and I putted you at the top of my priorities. Why? Simply because I think that you are an amazing young man with the most potential of all your class. But it’s not just that, because you are an amazing shooter and the next star of our team. Now, let’s talk about your interests.
Location (4) : First off, we heard a lot about you but one of the things that came out regularly was that you wanted to stay close to home so we know that you want to be close to Davidson. As we are only 2 hours and 31 minutes from your home, we are closer to you than most universities. As a result of that, you will be able to see your family and friends at least one time per week, if not more. Also, you might find the campus big compared to Davidson, but don’t worry, because we got a student transportation system and lot of people to help you. Also don’t forget that tickets are free for your family members.
Pro potential (3) : You surly have the talent to make it to the NBL, but here at NC State you will be in the best environment to do it. Here I explain : NBL teams look at the stars, the players that make their teammates better, and that is what you will do, I am sure. Also, I have numbers to show you about NC State players getting drafted as we have sent 9 of them. To add to that, you will be in the best conference, the ACC, so that means playing against Duke, Georgia Tech and Miami. What is the result of that? More scouts come to games. Finally, you might not have confidence in me, but I promise that if you score over 17 points in your Junior and senior season, you’re gonna get drafted.
Playing time (3) : Here, at NC State, we can offer you something that no big university (Duke) can offer you. Playing time. I can start here with a promise that seems evident to me. If you come here, you will be a starter in your freshman season. Why? Because I think that you can make an impact as early as next year. You will certainly be helped by some of the other freshmen I will bring in. As we know playing time is in your priority list, some others big university might try to lure you into winning, and prestige but always remember where are your priorities young man, and you will be able to make the right choice for you.
Winning (1) : I know that winning do not matter a lot to you but to be on the same page, I expect to win 5 games next year, 10 in your second year and 15 in your junior campaign. You will grow as a team with the other freshmen I will bring in and I hope you will become great friends.
Loyalty (3) : My loyalty might not be high for you but I will make you a promise : I will still be coaching this team come your senior year. Why that? Because I believe that loyalty is one of the best aspects a coach can have. Also, I think that if you choose NC State, you would be loyal to yourself staying in North Carolina and representing the state. Also, I wanted to let you know that we have some of the best and most loyal fans in all the NCBCA as we ranked in the top 10 in attendance despite only 7 wins last year. I hope you understand my commitment to this program, as I hope to see you grow in red.
Prestige (2) : Prestige might not be our best thing, but we still rank in the top half of the NCBCA as we rank 38 in the leaderboard. To make a comparison, when this team was coached by a user, it was at a 57 rating, and now it is a 44 so I hope here in my first year to have our prestige up as soon as your junior season come. I also have stats that show that we are ranked above North Carolina. Finally, I don’t think that prestige is the best stat for a new coach in his first year.
Education (5) : It is in our knowledge that you want to have a great education and NC State can offer you that. To start off with a bang, Raleigh is the second best educated city in the USA so you should be able to find people that have their education high in their heart just like you. Second thing is that Raleigh is in the top 5 cities for a job in the USA. Effectively, this means that you will be able to find a job during your studies if you want. Also, the average GPA for incoming freshmen is 3.72 and the acceptance rate is 49%. That means that all the students you will meet are passionate and hard working. Also, here are some facts about NC State : The student/faculty ratio is 13/1 so you will be able to get more of a intimate education. Also, we got some great programs : Our veterinary medicine program is ranked 3 nationally, we are the fifth best value among public universities in the USA and we have the ninth best value for in-state students nationally. In the rankings of the NCBCA, we rank in the upper half of the standings at 39. Also, I am sure that you will find one program that you like as we offer over 300 programs for undergraduates and graduates. We have an A+ in education on the website Niche and our professors are passionate. To finish, the libraries we have here are some of the best in the USA as they won big prizes including the Stanford price.
Campus Life (4) : The campus life here is great as we offer 900+ students organizations for you to find a passion. Also, the campus is close to downtown Raleigh, so you will be able to go to clubs and bars. We have one of the best fanbase in America as fans tailgate every Saturday and party late in the night. Because you are a basketball player, you should be able to get invited pretty much everywhere. If you like theatre or museums, we got them with the university theatre and Gregg Museum of arts and design. Also, if you need to sleep, we got you covered with our campus apartment and dining plans. Finally, we got the nationally eleventh ranked health service on our campus to keep you healthy.
That wrap up what I have to say and now, the ball is in your camp. I hope you will make the good choice and if you have any questions, I will be there. Good Luck.
Georgia offers Peter Forman (39)
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Ohio State offers Jason Davis (44)
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Hello Jason,
It's a pleasure to meet with you today here on our campus in Columbus, Ohio. My name is Coach Tom and I'm the head coach of the Ohio State basketball program. It's an honor and a privilege to offer you a full athletic scholarship to come and play for us in your college career. I've been to some of your high school games and you were a great player, I was able to go to quite a few since you're from in-state. Today I'm going to be telling you why you should come to THE Ohio State and why this school will ultimately be the best fit for you. I hope you enjoy.
Campus Life (5)
The campus life here at Ohio State is just amazing to say the least. The atmosphere on campus and in the surrounding city of Columbus is always electric especially around sporting events. Ohio State has one of the most well-known brands in the entire United States. Our campus is 1,764 acres and is only 2.5 miles away from downtown Columbus, Ohio. Athletes here at Ohio State are essentially treated as celebrities, everyone here loves our athletes. When you get here you'll realize that immediately. As a student-athlete you will be able to attend all of the home football games at Ohio State for free. Ohio State’s campus is large and lively. The Oval (which leads to Mirror Lake) is a great place to relax here on the Ohio State campus. The beautiful Olentangy River flows right through campus, and there are plenty of trails that run alongside the Olentangy River for biking, running, or walking. There are several clubs on High Street within walking distance of campus if you are interested in some nightlife.
I’m 100% positive that you will love being a student-athlete and you'll love the campus here at THE Ohio State University. The historical center of our campus is the Oval, about 11 acres of the total 1,764 acres of the main campus. Four buildings on our campus here at Ohio State are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These places include Hale Hall, Hayes Hall, Orton Hall, and Ohio Stadium. The Thompson Memorial Library which is on the western side of the Oval, is Ohio State library's main branch. The Thompson Library was designed by a Boston firm in the early 1900's. The placement of the library on the Oval was suggested by the same brothers that designed Central Park in New York. Ohio State operates North America's 18th-largest university research library. There are millions of volumes at this library. To the south of the Oval campus is another, somewhat smaller, expanse of green space commonly referred to as the South Oval. At its eastern end, it is anchored by the Ohio Union.
Loyalty (5)
I know you want a loyal coach and that's one of your top priorities. Well I am proud to say that I'm one of the most loyal coaches in the entire NCBCA. I stuck with Louisville and Villanova for many years before eventually moving on here to Ohio State. I plan on staying with Ohio State long term. Soon I plan on signing a contract to stay with Ohio State long term. According to the NCBCA “loyalty tracker” I receive a “Great” rating and have among the highest scores in the NCBCA. My loyalty rating is in the 5th tier, which is the highest possible tier. There are 5 tiers, 1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest. Since I'm in that top tier you know I'm a loyal coach. During my time here at Ohio State my rating has skyrocketed due to the long term contract I signed when I first got here. By fulfilling my promises to previous players at Louisville, Villanova, and now here at OSU, I have proven myself to be a loyal coach. In my eyes I think I am loyal enough to earn your trust in a player-coach relationship here at Ohio State. I can’t wait to help you reach your dreams and your goals and I will be with you every step of the way.
Location (3)
I'm sure you'd much rather stay in-state than go out of state to states like Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon, and more. Ohio State is the only school offering you that can offer you the opportunity to stay in the state of the Ohio. This is your home, why wouldn't you want to stay home if we can also offer your other priorities like a great campus life and a loyal coach. Why not, right? We've had good success with player from Ohio. I got some players right from this state drafted and sent them to the NBL at this school. I've also been able to get numerous other recruits from Ohio in recent years. Devin Ross III, who was once a NCBCA star was recruited from Ohio. Some of the current players that are on our team and are from Ohio have a chance at going to the NBL. With the success Ohio State has had with our in-state guys we think you'll be next. You're our next guy and we would love to have you.
Well that's all for today, Jason. I want to thank you for listening to our offer and I hope to see you here on campus next season. Go Buckeyes!
Sincerely,
Coach Tom
Ohio State
Pittsburgh offers Jason Davis (44)
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FSU offers Jason Davis #44
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Oklahoma offers Jason Davis (44)
Virginia offers Jason Davis
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TCU Offers Jason Davis (44)
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It's nice to have the opportunity to sit down with you today and talk about your future as a student-athlete for TCU. Here at TCU, I think we can offer you exactly what you're looking for as far as our basketball program and student life go. Likewise, you are also a perfect fit for us as we have an opening for a starting forward or sixth man spot going into the next season. Which is exactly why I’m here to, on behalf of my staff and I offer you a full ride athletic scholarship, coach visit and school visit to come for the Horned Frogs down here in Fort Worth.
I know that you want to stay close to home, which won’t be too much of a problem. Texas may seem like it’s across the globe compared to some other schools that offers you, but I’m sure that you won’t mind the two hour flight to get to Fort Worth. With all the adrenaline coursing through your veins and excitement knowing that you’ll soon be a horned frog. Dayton, Ohio shares a striking resemblance with Fort Worth when we look at lifestyles, with its close, family type of vibe that can be offered here as well.
Wanting someone that will always be there, a coach that is a man of his word, those are both examples of what kind of treatment you will receive at TCU. I have never cut a scholarship player or even a player that was a 3 or 4 star such as yourself, being a generational talent and overall monster, you will be no exception. Having been to TCU myself, and having signed a lifetime contract I can assure you that I am in no position to leave what I have created here in Fort Worth. My loyalty rating is at a perfect 100 and has stayed there for 2 and a half seasons. Not only that, but my loyalty rating surpasses far beyond that of the other coaches that have offered you. Although there isn’t much to say about this besides notifying you of all the promises I have kept and players I have accepted into my school I can tell you something for certain, you are a purple blooded horned frog at heart.
TCU does not only have one of the best campus lifes in the nation but the DFW area is known for its amazing culture and jaw dropping sights. The vivid scenery and fine arts will leave you unwilling to ever leave. From places such as the botanical garden, which is widely regarded as the most scenic garden from places all across not only the nation, but the world in general, I decided to do you a favor and attach an image to the letter which is found above. Places like the Fort Worth drive through zoo will leave you at no rest trying to visit all superb displays of nature found in the (DFW) area. As well as the aquarium which is conveniently located within walking distance of the city's historic downtown core, the Aquarium is a fun and educational excursion for young and old alike. Found in the massive amount of saltwater are a vast array of sea life including bonnethead sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, sea turtles, giant groupers, and rare leafy sea dragons, all living in their natural reef settings. Something I recommend is the Orinoco Rainforest exhibit, complete with numerous free-flying birds such as toucans, along with tree sloths and aquatic species such as Orinoco crocodiles and poison dart frogs. Not interested in scenic views made by Mother Nature? Downtown Dallas also hosts the death place of John F Kennedy in the JFK museum where you can see the exact location of the tragedy that took place on November 22nd, 1963 and take a knee for the fallen president. That not interest you either? Well I’m sure that the buildings like the Reunion Tower will. While not the tallest building in Dallas, the Reunion Tower is undoubtedly the most distinguished and most recognizable. Its 560-foot length is spectacularly lit up at night, emphasizing its unique outline. After renovations in 2011, the Reunion Tower now boasts a revolving restaurant with 360-degree views over Dallas. As well as the galleria mall, one of the biggest malls in the state of Texas which is home to a full size ice rink as well as some of the most high end designer clothes and accessories. Now let’s get onto the widely beloved campus. With an average class size of 27 students, TCU has one of the best “party” vibes in the whole NCBCA and as stated earlier but if you look in the right places, a very calm atmosphere that it shares a remarking resemblance with the life back in Dayton. With more than 60 religions, faiths, and traditions, TCU, despite the name, is home to people of all cultures and backgrounds. We do our best to make everyone feel at home, which is why we boast over 225 student organizations and over 41 fraternities and sororities and our 17-1 student to staff ratio, you’ll always feel right at home when you come to TCU! Between professional sporting games, rodeos, shopping and the world's largest honky tonk, you'll never have nothing to do! Downtown Fort Worth is only 5 miles away from TCU's campus and Dallas is only 35 miles away, you will truly never be bored. As well as our excellent array of Mexican food, that comes straight from the border Torchy's, Chuy's, Fuzzy's, you name it, we’ve got it! As well as Queso that you'll crave for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Firstly I’d like to thank you for taking the time to consider TCU as a school of choice to pursue your basketball career. Your insane ability to play the game is surreal and easily one of the best I have ever seen and are bound for big things. Even if you are not to commit to our program, I would just like to let you know that through night and day, the city of Fort Worth will always cheer you on. Riff ram bah zoo!
Georgia offers Jason Davis
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Auburn offers Jason Davis
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MSU offers Jason Davis
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Oregon offers Jason Davis (44)
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Marquette offers H. Nichols (43)
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Oregon offers Henry Nichols (43)
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USC offers #32 Kenneth Dixon
Scholarship
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Coach Visit (3/3)
Welcome to USC! My name is
Your excellent 3 point shooting will be put to great use for us, as we are known to shoot 3 balls. We had starting SG Ryan Nembhard shoot 3.2 3's last year, and you are already a better shooter than what he is. You will be guaranteed a starting spot if you came to USC, as we need another playmaker at the guard spot. Also, it gives us height at the guard spot, as our tallest guard is 6 foot 1 inches. Ryan Nembhard was a GT meaning we are short at the G spot. We see you stepping in as the PG right away, but at worse you get moved to the 2 for a season. My hope is to bring in Jack Miller to play the other guard, but if not you get to play with 3-year starter Marshall Richard. Overall I see around 23 MPG for you at a minimum, as we let you play the key possesions for us. We had two freshman clock in 20+ and we see you as much more talented than them.
Phoniex to Los Angeles is only a 2-hour flight at worst. It normally is 1 hour 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes. By car, it is a 6-hour drive, which isn't far given the other schools in proximity. Family visits will not be a concern, as I make sure that my players get to see their families frequently, especially if they are close in distance. College can be a rough time, especially as a student-athlete. Having that hug from mom and a home cooked meal can definitely alleviate the stress of the huge test you have or girlfriend drama. Also, the family is welcome to any game that we play. I hope with the distance it's a lot easier for the family to come see you play. Given you value location, I doubt that no matter where you went they would come catch a few games. But I think given the short travel, they can see all your home games plus the trips to Arizona we make every so often.
I know how much academics means to you as you look for a university. We are ranked 7th in the NCBCA in that category, and you have that as a 5. As a college student, you will be provided with the best education that anybody can provide you. This university has 160 majors for you to choose from, we will find the perfect major for you. We are #1 in Design, film and big colleges. If you want to be the next George Lucas(USC Alumni), this is the place for you. We have the 2nd ranked college of business and 3rd in student-athlete education. I want you to be provided an education that is going to fit what you need as you navigate your college years. Our professors and tutors give their heart to give every student a successful journey at USC. Speaking of tutors we offer Student-Athlete Academic Services to help you in your journeys. Also, we have the Kortschak Center, whose primary job is to assist students. We have a 9:1 student to teacher ratio, meaning that we can give you the learning environment we need to succeed. You won’t be drowned out if you’re struggling, and your classmates become an asset to you. We also host freshman seminars twice week which last 90 minutes, to give you a chance to get accustomed to the school. We have a 17% acceptance rate meaning only the best of the best attend USC. USC is a diverse school as well, offering one of the highest diversity rates of ethnicity and place of origin in the country. And we offer a great graduate program, so after the NBL you can always come back to USC. Learning doesn’t stop after you leave for the pros. We also have alumni ranging from Neil Armstrong, Jerry Buss, and the 57th prime minister of Japan. You value academics and I value academics. We came to play school at USC.
You will love our campus here in Southern California. We are located in downtown Los Angeles, meaning all the fun of being in LA are right at your fingers. Beverly Hills, Hollywood, La Live, and all of our beautiful beaches are just minutes away. But what if you don't feel like going out in the city? Then you can go pick up some food from our local farmer's market. Or grab a bite at Tommy's Place, and see some quick entertainment as well. Or how about Ground Zero? Local cafe and also has student performances. Want to get involved? USC has over 800 student clubs for you to join, going anywhere from activism to chess club to para sailing. Wherever your interest lies, there is probably a club for it. Let's talk sports for a bit. At USC we are proud of our athletic history. So fall afternoons and evenings are some of the best time to be on campus. USC Football is one of the biggest football programs in the nation, and LA Memorial is one of the more famous stadiums in football. We workout in the 110,000 square foot John McKay Center. One of the grander facilities in the nation, besides it brand new weight room it has a study wing and a brand new trainers facility. Finally, we shall talk about the 10,000+ seated Galen Center. Opened in 2006, it is the home of USC Basketball and we have been one of the best home teams in the nation over the last 3 seasons.
In conclusion, we are the perfect spot for you. We think you are a star in the making and hope to see you in the red and gold next year. FIGHT ON
Utah offers (32) Kenneth Dixon
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UCLA offers Kenneth Dixon
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ASU offer Kenneth Dixon (32)
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Villanova offers Juan Rademacher (52)
Scholarship
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Hello Juan! I am
I’m here to tell you that here at Villanova we are able to provide that education. In terms of Education, Villanova is one of the best schools in the country. Out of everyone in the NCBCA, we are tied 17th in education. Out of every college in the country, we rank 46th (According to US news). We have a 12:1 student to teacher ratio with 41.6% of classes having 20 students or less, this means that there will be more attention put on students. Here at Villanova, you can also take some of our best courses. We have the best Online Degree: Graduate Business course in the country.(US News)We are 13th in the country in finance, 15th in the country in nursing, 26th in communications(All according to Niche.com), and 17th in Undergraduate Programs(US News). Many people who have gone here in the past have benefitted from the education that Villanova provides. The following people have made use of Villanova's education: Ed Rendell(Former governor of Pennsylvania), Jill Biden(Former Second Lady), and Michael Francis Burbidge(American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who is the current Bishop of Arlington) too name a few. So, just know that you will be getting a great education here.
Campus Life(5): We know that you value campus life a lot and we are here to tell you that our campus is phenomenal. Some 4,400 undergraduate students live, learn and grow together in 26 on-campus residence halls. Award-winning dining services offer delicious, healthful fare satisfying a range of dietary needs at 20 locations. Villanova is ranked as having one of the best campus’ in the country according to Forbes Magazine. We have many clubs that you could get into if you have an interest in them. The campus of Villanova is also only a 30-minute drive from Philadelphia, so you could watch some NBL, NFL, or even baseball games which is what many students do frequently. Some sights to see while you are in Philadelphia are the Liberty Bell and the Independence Hall. Want to checkout some magnificent artwork? Come on down to the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Fan of the Rocky franchise? Lake your way over to Benjamin Franklin Parkway to visit the Rocky steps and statue. Some things you could do near campus are: Go to the King of Prussia Mall, Escape Room Mystery, or get some food to eat at Cafe Nova. Also, 70% of the student body said that sports are a big part of campus life. A player with your talents would be treated as a celebrity on campus. We also have nice facilities that will help bring the best out of you. However, the coolest thing we have is our hoops mania event. Hoops Mania is an event that we host for both Men's and Women's basketball. Hoops Mania is held on the Villanova campus where the players can interact with fans. 
Winning(4): First, I'd like to talk about my coaching history. Out of the 12 seasons of the NCBCA's era, I have been to 11 tournaments. I have had 20+ wins for five years in a row and I plan on extending that streak. I am well known for rebuilding Notre Dame taking them from one of the worst teams in the league to making them title contenders. When I got there, Notre Dame had finished 5-25. In my fourth season, I finished 29-1. Notre Dame hadn't made a tournament in three seasons whenever I got there. When I left, they had made five tournaments in a row. I also made 2 CT Finals appearances, 4 S16 appearances, and 2 Elite Eight appearances. I even won a conference tournament while I was at Cincinnati back in 2018. At Notre Dame, I had a record of 113-37 with a win percentage of 75%. I can assure you that we will win many games during your time here. Villanova has a history of being winners. We are one of only nine schools to have ever won a national championship. In my first two seasons, we have finished 23-7 and 20-10 in the tournament we went to the Sweet 16, beating the Texas A&M Aggies who finished 29-1 in the regular season.
Prestige(3): Yes, I’ll admit it Villanova’s prestige has been lacking for the past couple years. However, I guarantee that it will go up. When I first got to Notre Dame, the prestige was 44th in the league; when I left it was 9th. I promise you this, we will be in the top 15 in prestige at the end of your senior year. We are already in the top 25 and I believe we will be able to reach that goal. I rebuilt Notre Dame and I have confidence that I can do the same with Villanova.
Playing Time(2): You will be getting a considerable amount of playing time in your freshman year here. You’ll be playing anywhere from 18-23 minutes each game which is not bad at all. If you develop enough, there’s a chance that you could start for us depending on who we are able to reel in.
Pro Potential(2): I have recruited many players in this area who have become pros. (Lester Stern, Douglas Eggers, and Cecil Becker). If you promise to work with my staff and I we will put you in the best position possible to go pro.
STORYLINE: The last topic I’d like to talk with you about is the fact that you would like to go to a diverse area. I am happy to tell you that Philadelphia is one of the most diverse areas in the country. People from all over the world come to Philadelphia to seek job opportunities or to start a new life. The residents in the city are 44.1% African-American/Black, 35.8% White, 13.6% Latino and 7.2% Asian. (Source: Phillymag.com). Being in an area this diverse will give you the chance to learn about all different types of cultures.
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Kentucky offers Jaun Rademacher
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Duke offers (52) Juan Rademacher
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Juan, it’s a pleasure to meet you. I wanted to reach out to you because I think you would be uniquely interested in joining the Smartest Team in America, right here in Durham.
Have you ever heard of the Black Wall Street? I know of at least two--one in Tulsa, and one right here in the Bull City. Parrish Street was known as Durham’s Black Wall Street because of the prominence of black-owned businesses like North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance during the height of segregation. John Merrick and Charles Spaulding were two of the most prominent black businessmen of their time--even Booker T. Washington considered them to be black captains of industry. Black business is an integral and celebrated part of Durham’s history, its present, and its future--and as a black Duke graduate, I feel fortunate that my alma mater has some connection to that history: Washington Duke (for whom the school itself is named) was actually one of the original investors in North Carolina Mutual.
Durham is a diverse city in a diverse region of North Carolina. It’s about
What does any of that have to do with the Smartest Team in America? Everything.
This offseason, we set out on a mission to sign 5 players who are going to make an impact on the court both because of their level of play and because of the level of their minds. We want players who enjoy thinking about new ways to attack challenges, who enjoy coming up with creative solutions to problems. We want players who enjoy learning from diverse perspectives, challenging their own viewpoints, and coming out all the stronger for it. Juan, that’s you in a nutshell, isn’t it?
I could rattle off stats about Duke’s educational excellence until I’m blue in the face. I could talk about how we rank 2nd among all NCBCA schools according to the US News and World Report, about how we have a 6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, about how 71% of our classes are 20 students or smaller. I could talk about how that allows our professors to be fully engaged with our students, which is the whole point of education in the first place. And I guess I kind of did talk about all that. But I also want to talk about how Duke’s made an effort to make the community of Durham part of the curriculum.
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And it’s also a great privilege to get to live in Durham. Look at that
Plus, if you want to have fun on campus, all you have to do is follow the music. There is a strong enough Greek life presence on campus that you won’t have trouble finding a party, and the student government puts on events like movie nights and midnight breakfasts if that’s not your thing. And don’t forget about performances like Duke University Improv, the Me Too Monologues, or Hoof and Horn. There’s just always something to do on or off campus, and hopefully you’ll get to experience it all.
During your time off from being a citizen of the world in such a vibrant and diverse community as Durham, you’ll also have the opportunity to play for a winning basketball program. We’re returning 8 players from an Elite Eight squad, and we’re hungry for more. That Elite Eight joins our ACC title and our pair of Final Four appearances in my four years since I was hired at Duke. This is a winning program, and between the class we’re going to take in and the talented players we’re returning (highlighted by former #10 recruit Willie Cox and high-ceiling guys like Stephen Adame and James Searcy), we’re going to stay winning next year. I know what a winning team looks like because--not to brag--I’ve had a lot of them. I’ve been to four Final Fours, won two conference titles, been to five Elite Eights, been to each of the last 9 Sweet Sixteens, and been to 10 straight National Tournaments. The group of coaches with that kind of résumé isn’t a large one. I think we’re going to have a team capable of great things next year--but we also need a wing like you who can do a bit of everything on both ends of the floor and play harder and smarter than everyone else out there. That’s the difference between a good team and a great team.
Not only are we going to have a good team, but we also have a consistently great program. Duke has always been one of the country’s premier programs--that was true long before I got here, and it remains true today. Prestige is something that can only be built by winning, winning consistently, and winning the right way. That’s what we do here at Duke. Most programs will have an occasional great season; at Duke, a great season is the standard. Most programs will have a packed house for the biggest game of the year; at Duke, a packed house is the standard. (Plus, we usually are the other team’s biggest game of the year.) When people think of college basketball, they think of Duke.
Lastly, I know that you’re hoping to play early and play professionally down the line. Those are both things we can make happen. As of now, you project as a rotational player--not a starter, but someone who’s going to provide valuable minutes off the bench as a freshman with the opportunity for a bigger role down the line. Just look at Brandon Short. He was really at about the same level as you out of high school, but once he got his feet under him he became a force of nature--he averaged 13 points and 5 assists a game for us as a senior. He’s going to grad transfer this year, and he’ll have the opportunity to join the 27 players I’ve coached who have gone on to be drafted into the NBL. We’re going to do everything we can to make sure that happens for you as well.
Juan, the Smartest Team in America would be a perfect fit for you. You need to be around teammates who are just as smart as you and who bring different perspectives to the table. You need to be in a city like Durham that’s rich in diversity and history. You need to be at a school like Duke that cares about diversity and its relationship with Durham. And you need to be on a team that can unite all these different perspectives together toward the common goal of a national championship. Duke is that place.
Cal offers Juan Randemacher (52)
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Hola Juan,
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Cal-Berkeley is located in the San Francisco/Oakland area, perhaps one of the most magnificent cultural melting pots in the West Coast, if not the entire nation. On the streets you see authentic art, music, street food, and festivals from a variety of different heritages, combining the traditions of Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, and much much more. You will find no shortage of things to do or sights to see on weekends in the city. One of the most famous of these things is the theatre scene. You may think of the East Coast’s Broadway the hub of theatrical activity in the United States, but actually many of its prominent shows actually run in San Francisco before coming there. Theatre is but only one of the many aspects of the arts or other things that the Bay Area excels in. If you come to Berkeley, I’m sure you will find much, much, more.
Diversity is Berkeley is not only limited to the city and area but the school as well. Cal is incredibly diverse not only for a public school but any school at all. Our school (in terms of undergrads) is only a shocking 29% white (this stat may seem a little odd but it is the best way to view the presence of minorities with a single number, so bear with me for this). We have a huge Latino presence (13%) in our student body, along with significant Native American and Pacific Islander populations. We also are composed of 10% international students, so Cal is a major hub for students looking to study in the states from overseas. In addition, our staff at the university is composed of many different ethnicities, as a full quarter of it are underrepresented minorities (African American, Chicano/Latino, and Native American/Alaska Native).
However, expressing diversity in purely racial terms would be a huge mistake, for both the university and neutral observers. Cal looks at the diversity paradigm in not just terms of skin color, but socioeconomic background as well. The best figure that represents this is our pell grant recipient proportion: a third of Cal undergrads receive pell grants. This is a humongous ratio, and to put it into perspective, I’ll compare Cal to perhaps the most well-renowned group of universities in the world: the Ivy League. Not only is our proportion more than twice that of the theirs, but we have as many pell grant recipients as the entire Ivy League combined. Whether you take it from me or not, Cal has one of the strongest commitments to diversity of all educational institutions in more ways than one.
As a student, the diversity present or not present at your educational institution will most certainly influence your college experience significantly, as in how you are treated or how comfortable in an everyday basis. However, Cal’s exceptional diversity allows it to affect your student life in not just these implicit attitudes, but creates events and happenings that are, to say it frankly, a ton of fun more than anything else. There is a club for every activity, ethnic group, religious identification, and academic interest. There are intricate and amazing culture shows for many of the affinity groups on campus, even the niche ones as well as the Vietnamese Culture Show is one of our most famous of these. Our school is one of the most politically active in the nation, and the many different identities of all of our students go into demonstrations of every measure. Our passionate students are very involved in the political process, and there are many clubs and activities related to such With our gigantic and diverse student body, you are bound to find many people who are just like you. I think Cal will really feel like a home to you Juan.
With how our roster is shaping up so far, you stand to gain a prominent role on our team early in your career. Currently, we don’t have a single listed wing on our roster, and our recruitment of you is intended to find a player that can fit into that huge hole we have for that role. Whether or not this ends up translating to a starting spot in your first year (although given your skill level, it almost certainly will translate to a starting job eventually), you more than likely will be getting significant minutes and playing in crucial situations even in your first few years.
Cal is a team that has slowly but surely progressed from a decent club to a perennial PCC heavyweight, culminating in an amazing 28 win season 2 years ago, and staying strong with a Sweet Sixteen appearance last year. Our improvements over the years have transformed us from one of the downtrodden and, frankly, irrelevant teams at the start of the NCBCA era to one that is ranked #13 in the league today in prestige. There is a clear precedent of success here, and we intend to continue it. While some say that our team has been decimated from last year, we in fact are returning many strong contributors, including an already complete frontcourt in Michael Delacruz and Christopher Dickson, along with two wily and experienced seniors in Sean Oneill and Carl Dixon. We plan on using our many open scholarships and broad appeal as a school to go after many other players, including yourself, to add to the team, and with them and our already existing core we are set once again to be contenders in the PCC. Even though this is my first year here, you can be sure I know how to run things at a top-notch program, as I guided Duke to 2 ACC Championships in my first job, and a national COTY award as West Virginia shouldn’t hurt as well.
Our steadily building status in the NCBCA has also led to a great record in sending guys to the pros. Cal has gotten a whopping 19 guys in the NCBCA era drafted, good for 11th in the league since the start of it. Recent results are no aberration from the pattern, or perhaps even a positive discrepancy, as three Golden Bears were selected in last year’s NBL draft, including two lottery picks. If you want to go someplace on the national stage and a history of pros, Cal would be a great fit. The best thing about Cal has nothing to do with its sports teams or campus life, but the educational institution at the core of it. Cal is ranked #7 in the NCBCA education rankings, and US News gives a #21 ranking in national universities overall. A 16% acceptance rate, extremely low for a state university, means that only the best of the best make it to Berkeley, which means that your classmates will constantly challenge and motivate you to be your best in the classroom. Our status as a large school, with 30 thousand undergraduates, means that we have the level of resources in many different fields unparalleled by smaller schools, even those that are ranked highly. This translates to an extremely wide variety of course offerings in many disciplines; our courses are not just intro to blank, intermediate blank, etc. but interesting, thought-provoking, or niche classes such as Buddhism in Contemporary Society, Biology of Fungi, Human Happiness, and many, many more. This also leads to many top of the line facilities and laboratories all over campus. Cal certainly takes pride in its reputation as the premier public university in the country.
Well Juan, it has been quite a pleasant experience recruiting you. You have been one of the most unique and nuanced recruit in knowing what he wants for his college experience, and I think this approach will serve you well in finding your perfect fit for the next 4 years of your education and basketball career. However, I think that in terms of what you are seeking, Cal-Berkeley is a perfect fit. I hope you join us next year as we blast into the new era of California basketball.
Best of luck,
QwertyBuffalo
Minnesota Offers (51) Floyd Watkins
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Floyd, you have a lot of potential. A lot of other coaches see that too. Some of these big schools should be interested in you, but they want to stick you on the bench and bide your time. I believe the only way you’ll learn how to handle your size and athleticism is if you get the chance to make mistakes. You will be ready when the time comes and as you start learning and getting better, so will this team. Our university is in downtown Minneapolis, a beautiful and busy city. There’s a lot of excitement here and you don’t have to worry about leaving the East Coast and losing out on the opportunity to visit big cities. We have that right in our backyard. Think about how it will feel to be a Freshman starting in one of the greatest midwest cities. Let’s build a winner together, Floyd. Become a Golden Gopher.
Penn State offers Floyd Watkins (51)
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NC State offers (51) F. Watkins Scholarship School visit Coach visit
Hello M. Watkins,
Welcome to NC State, I am Hans, coach of the Wolfpack, and I am here to offer you a full scholarship. First, I want to congratulate you on graduating from high school. We love your potential here in Raleigh and we think you could make an immediate impact on this team. So let’s jump into your interests.
Location (4) : It’s in our knowledge that you want to stay close to home, and you might think that Raleigh is a long way from Randolph, eight hours to be exact, but we think that we are closer to you than most schools that are going to offer you. Also, you will be able to see your family at least one time per week plus they will receive free tickets to our home games so that they can come and see you whenever they want. Finally, the weather in Raleigh is really similar to the one in Randolph so you should be able to adjust.
Pro potential (1) : I know that it is not in your priorities to go pro, so let’s just don’t waste time too much on it. First, I want to let you know that we will make a big effort to make you improve not only as a player, but as a person in general life. Finally, even if you don’t want to turn pro, we are going to make our best to improve your game.
Playing time (5) : What people think about you is that you are a great project to develop in a starter in your junior season. BUT WE THINK OF YOU AS A PLAYER WHO WILL MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT ON THE TEAM. That is why I expect you to have a starting role as soon as you come here. How? We have no returning forwards and you are the best forward that we will recruit. To show some numbers we are 77th in returning talent. So to be in the starting five in your freshman campaign is something no other team will offer you. Mark my words. You will be the face of the team as soon as next year with the other freshmen I will bring. You will be our best forward during next season and I really love your skills.
Winning (4) : We all like winning and that is why we want to recruit you. We might not have won a lot of games last year but this is my first year here and I am installing a whole new mentality so I expect to have a winning record in my third year. You will grow with the other freshmen and develop into a force. I promise you that we will make the National Tournament at least one time during your tenure here. I also promise a winning record at least two seasons during the next four years.
Education (3) : I think you want a great education and you will find just that here at NC State. Our city is the second best educated city in USA and in the top 5 for jobs. That means that you will easily find a job after your collegiate career as our average salary six years after graduation is 16000$ above the NCAA average. Also, we got over 300 programs for you to choose from, including our veterinary medicine program, who is ranked third nationally. Also, the student to faculty ratio is 13/1, meaning that you will have a greater education. Also, the average GPA of incoming freshmen is 3.72 and the acceptance rate is 49%. That means that we only accept the best students and that include you. Finally, we rank in the upper half of the NCBCA in education standing in 39th place.
Campus Life (3) : We heard that you want to have a great campus to live on. NC State got a lot to offer, and because security matters most, we have a nationally ranked health center. Also, we have one of the best library in the USA for you to improve your knowledge and study calmly. The campus might seem big to you, but don’t worry, because we got student transportation system and helpful people who will be happy to help you. You probably got some other passions and you will be served as we boost over 900 students organizations including the Gregg museum of Arts and Design. We have one of the most loyal fanbase in the NCBCA as we were in the top 10 for attendance last year despite only seven wins. Finally, if you want to party or just chill with your friends, the campus is close to Downtown Raleigh where you can find clubs and bars like Cornerstone or Stilllife. Also, because you are in the basketball team, you will probably get invited whenever you want to parties.
Now, there are a few things I wanna talk including Loyalty and Prestige. I know they don’t mean much to you, but I want you to know that I will still be there during your senior season and I plan on having our prestige over 55 by the time you will graduate.
Now that I have come thru all the things I wanted to talk about, if you have any questions my door will be open. Finally, I wish you good luck in your choice and come shock the ACC with me.
Xavier offers Floyd Watkins (51)
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St. John's offers (51) Floyd Watkins
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Hey Floyd,
I’m excited to speak with you today about the opportunity to play basketball at St. John’s. Our program is the league’s new kid on the block, it being our inaugural season in the NCBCA. That makes the future unpredictable, but it also presents a really amazing chance for a player hungry for the spotlight like you. You’re the highest ranked prospect we’re going after. With so little foundation in place, if you come here, you’re guaranteed to have a big role and a ton of playing time. You’ll essentially be the first cornerstone we’ll be building this program around, banking on you living up to your star potential- which we really believe you can reach.
What will make having that star role even sweeter is where you’ll be playing- our campus in Queens is only an hour away from your hometown in New Jersey, meaning home is only a skip across the Hudson away. That means visiting home will be no problem, but it also means your friends and family will have easy access to all your home games. They’ll get to be right there with you seeing you make your transformation into a star. You’ll have their support to egg you on to continue your progress. And what’s better than getting the chance to be a star basketball player in the New York City spotlight?
That idea of the New York spotlight is obviously one of the big draws of our school. We’re the top college team actually in New York City, which will help you draw a lot of attention. Our main arena is the well regarded Carnesecca Arena in Queens, but we also play various home games in the legendary Madison Square Garden- and playing basketball in the MSG is definitely the experience of a lifetime. And, in terms of the fun side of campus life- I mean, do I really have to explain to you why a big city with lots of nightlife like New York is a fun place to be? The nearby train makes exploring the whole city easy. The school will regularly supply discount tickets to shows (for all our students, not just basketball, for the record, if the FBI is listening). We also plenty of fun on campus, with a strong greek life and well regarded party scene.
St. John’s Education- we’re ranked 69th (nice)- but we’re definitely still a respected name in New York City- and sometimes just the respect a degree carries can be enough to get you places. Our alumni our well respected within New York City. Every major fortune 500 company in NYC has SJU alumni somewhere up top ( KKR, Morgan Stanley, PWC, Northwell health, etc) Our top programs are in fields like Accounting, Risk management, Law, Physician assistant, and Pharmacy. We have great study abroad (summer) programs in hot spots like Paris, Rome, and Seville Spain.
Now, like I said from the jump- this is a young program, and it’s going to take a climb to be a real winning team. What I can speak to is my history of rebuilds as a coach. I now have two teams under my belt- Iowa and Georgetown- who had been terribly for their entire history in the league prior, that I turned into quality programs that qualified for the National Tournament multiple times, and in the case of GTown were able to make a SEC Final run. So I think you can have a lot of faith in my ability to rebuild a team, and that under my leadership St. John’s could have good things coming for it too.
Been a pleasure speaking with you. Good Luck with your decision, Go Red Storm!
USC offers #38, Sanford Howell
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Dear Sanford,
Hello, my name is
With us in the state, it makes seeing family a lot easier than say going across the country. Your family would be able to see an ample amount of games, and your friends could come hang out with you in LA for the weekend. And it gives you an opportunity to see the Southern side of California, something different.With our close proximity to Long Beach, Anaheim, and San Diego you can see those other big cities as well. I think it's a win-win personally. Play great ball in a place in a state you already know and love. Plus get the chance to see something you have never seen before with your family.
We can make time for you. Most schools would redshirt you given your potential rating, but we can use your talent right away. We lost a 4-year starter at big in Keith Maurer this year, meaning there is a hole at the spot. We have a battle open for the spot between two freshmen that I think you can win. I'm hoping to add Eric Lopez to compliment you at the 5, but if not that means more minutes for you. While you are a developmental project, I think you can grow into being a stud player. If worse case scenario, you will be playing 15 minutes -20 minutes on the bench as you get ready to make the jump into the starting lineup as a sophomore. But, the plan is for you to start for us as a freshman. You have all the room to grow and I see you being one of the legends of USC history.
USC is in a position to win. 3 straight years of 20+ wins, and 28th in returning talent. You know what this means? I can sell that to other kids to hop on the USC bandwagon. We aren't looking to be good next season, we are looking to be great. We have signed #17 overall recruit Jack Miller along with the #32 overall recruit in Kenneth Dixon. We also got Peter Cox as a walk-on. As we speak we are ranked 10th in talent and 2nd in the PCC behind only Arizona, who is 9th. I'm not offering you the chance to play at a rebuilding or reloading school, you get to play on a team ready to make a run now. And with you on the squad, I see this team as raising a few eyebrows to come March 2028.
To play with the best is something we all want. To walk among legends of the game and to follow in their footsteps. At USC, you would be playing for a team that is the classic example of how to rebuild a school. When Ralz came here, he put USC in a position to succeed and he did. A trip all the way to the NCG would happen, where we, unfortunately, fell to Indiana. Once Ralz left for NC State, GK came and kept the ship running. He would do this until a cheating scandal emerged, forcing him to resign and setting back the program for years. I have since come and steered the ship back in the right direction. You would be playing for a program where kids like Lonzo Ball, DeAndre Ayton, Colin Sexton, James Ortega, Harry Conner, and Carson Prescott laced up their sneakers and balled out. A time-honored tradition of achievement and excellence.
USC has a beautiful campus for you to explore. We are located in Downtown LA, so the whole city is at your disposal. On campus, we have tons of great spots for you to explore. Let's start at Exposition Park. While the Coliseum is the main place of interest, it also has a beautiful rose garden as well. It also has two museums within walking distance to the stadium. Over by Jefferson Boulevard is USC Village. It has a Harry Potter themed dining hall, with award-winning food. Plus it has retailers and dorms for 2,500 students. What somewhere else to eat? I recommend Tommy's Place. It has a concert venue connected to the restaurant that is constantly pumping out shows. Athletics-wise you will train at the Galen Center and the John McKay center. The McKay center is 110,000 square feet that are the training spot for USC sports. The Galen Center is where practices are held, one of of two regulation sized courts. It also is the home arena for our games, as it seats 10,000+ come gameday.
In conclusion, I think the decision is very simple. Play big minutes, Play at home, Play to win, and Play in honor. Welcome to USC. FIGHT ON
Cal offers Sanford Howell (38)
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Oregon State offers S. Howell
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School Visit (4/5)
Coach Visit (1/3)
Dear Mr. Howell,
Oregon State was probably not the first place you thought of when choosing a school. We are by no means a traditional basketball power, and for this reason I don't have much to offer you in past success. But that's okay, and you can help us turn it around.
I'll start off with our location. You want to stay close to home for college. We aren't anywhere near a long ways away. Corvallis, OR is only about a 5 hour drive from Redding. We are much closer than almost any other school. You will not be far from home by any means. You will be able to visit your friends and family at any time, and in turn they will be able to visit you. Anyone you care about will be close to you at any time. We're a great choice in this regard.
Now, as I mentioned before, Oregon State is not a traditional basketball power. We haven't had a winning season in years. I will mention, we are 36th in returning talent next year. You can help us take the next step. You can help us get over the hump to not only a .500 season, but a NT appearance. You can one of the players that helps build Oregon State up. Doing this will also generate publicity for the program. Everyone loves an underdog. When a team experiences success that they have not had in the past, the media looks for how the team did it. Since you would be one of the key features of this turnaround, a spotlight would be on you. This would help your draft stock, if you wish to pursue the NBL in the future.
Now, you have a ton of raw talent. Other schools might make you sit on the deep bench, or even redshirt a year. Not us. You would play an immediate huge role on our team. No waiting around a year, or even more, to make a difference. Mr. Howell, you would see a ton of playing time immediately.
If you want a school with a great campus life, Oregon State is the answer. We have a gorgeous campus, and you will fall in love with it the second you visit. We were ranked the #4 best college town in the country by Forbes, and for good reason. If there's something you expect a college town to have, we have it. You will be able to get a quality education, without having to deal with any big distractions. In addition, there is tons to do around Corvallis. If you love the outdoors, you will fall in love with this place. An hour to the east, you have the beautiful beaches of the Pacific Coast. There's other attractions too, such as the Sea Lion Caves, the largest Sea Caves in the US. To the east, you have the Cascade Ranges. If you want to go skiing, there's plenty of that here. There's also parks and forests to hike in. To the north you got Portland, so if you want to enjoy the big city it's a short drive away. There are plenty of parks, forests, and wildlife refuges surrounding campus to enjoy as well.
Consider us, Mr. Howell. We are a great fit for you, and you will fall in love with Oregon State the second you see us. You will be able to get a quality education, and enjoy your time playing basketball as well. You will be a key piece in the resurgence of Oregon State.
Thank you for your time,
Coach Bumpy
Oregon offers #38 Sanford Howell
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Hey Sanford! Head coach of the Oregon Ducks here. In our great history of the NCBCA era we have had a total of 12 players come from California. Being not even in the same state I say that is very impressive. 12 from CA is also triple the amount we have from #2 on our players states that come to Oregon. 4 from Flordia and Utah being those in 2nd. We obviously have a great history of CA players, them ranking high in our record books as well. Aidan Mahaney per game leader in assists and EWA, Michael Jones 2nd is per game steals, Billy Preston 2nd in per game points, Makur Maker and Jacob Tremblay 2nd and 3rd respectively for all time points to name off a few. Our national championship roster in 2022 was made up of 4 CA players. 3 who played all 30+ games and one who played 20. Makur was our best player on our best team, and down the road you could make a claim for best player on the team as well. With the rich history of California players in Eugene the transition will be easy, allowing you to get focusing on basketball right away. No time lost. We are right next door to you in Eugene, close enough to make it work with harm done. Your family will love coming to your games but will also love you being far enough out that you dont rely on them for things anymore. This is the next big step for you.
With an astounding 22 players drafted, we know what it takes to get different players in the big leagues. With Jose Hatfield and Edgar Hoy being prime examples in your position. Both middle-ish 4 stars like you that went on to be all-american and drafted. Hoy was a starter a few years ago as well. We can get you to be there.
With your raw skills and high potential we see you wanting playing time as you getting minutes in 2 years most likely. As this next year you can be redshirted so that you can explode for a big season that next year. You also want to win so that would make it a little hard to do both. This way you will play when you are ready to, not trying to force it and lose your confidence as you most likely wont be at that level yet. With some good progression in 2 years, you will be ready to maybe even take a starting role that year. If not its yours to lose your 3rd year here. Right now you are pretty much tied for the most potential in the entire league and more than anyone currently playing college ball. Your elite and with our staff we can help realize it. Take Jose and Edgar again for example, Jose a little better than you but with lower potential and Edgar slightly worse than you at the same time with lower potential as well. They made big strides with us and got the playing time and stardom they wanted as they both averaged over 15 PPG and 4 assists a game in their senior seasons. While both being national recognized and being made all-americans and then of course getting drafted. With what we did with both of them, we can do much better for you!
You want winning? Well coming to Oregon you will get a lot of that. Being the all-time leader in wins in the NCBCA era, I know how to coach a team up. With Oregon having 8 of the last 10 seasons at or above 24 wins, with the other two just below that in the low 20s. We are one of the most consistent teams in the country, year in and year out. I have also made 4 elite 8s, a very impressive mark that I think we could definitely improve upon very very soon. One of those years breaking through to win it all, but we are hungry and want more. Coming off a 26 win season and a PCC title, we have the momentum. We return 8 players from that team last year, and although some might be a little inexperienced, we already have commitments from 2 GTs. They have the experience that will help us win. As well as a commitment from a high 4 star and a decision for another high 4 star coming up. We have players with very high potential players like yourself in Richard Evans and to a lesser extent Li Xaioyu. They will be a big part of our team next year along with the solid freshman class coming in. Looking at your other offers, USC and Oregon State both didn't make the NT last year. Something we haven't done in over 10 years. The future is looking very bright here and we want you to be a part of it.
With a contract until 2043 and no coach options, you know for a fact im never leaving Oregon. I am fully committed to this program and seeing as you would prefer a loyal coach, we couldn't be more pleased.
With a top 10 prestige and a score of 81, you will get what you want there. That 81 score rose from last year so we are headed upwards. I consider that 80 mark the elite mark, a tough score to achieve but if you do it shows you are very prestigious. And for us we have been above that mark for 6 years now, 6 straight. We dont expect that to drop any time soon either. The score when I got here was not the best at all, being in the bottom half of all scores. In just a few years we got it all the way up to be 11th, then from then on always above 10th. Our highest score of 88 in 2022 came when won it all. With what I think to be a great year ahead, prestige shouldn't be an issue here. But looking at your other offers, its a little more risky. USC is tied for 27th and Oregon State is tied for 64th. Compared to mine being tied for 6th. We got this covered.
Our campus in Eugene is something you want to experience. The nature and overall beauty of the campus is incredible, especially during the fall where its colors show. Spencer Butte is one of the peaks overlooking the city. The hike to get up there is fun and relaxing, with the trails being safe and clean. It really is something you wont forget for a long time, an incredible view. Coming out to our Saturday market, each Saturday of course, is a tradition of many in Oregon. The fresh food and good people make it something that isn't to be missed. Oregon, and Eugene in particular, is very welcoming of all newcomers. They will love you because of your Cali roots and your desire to stay on the best coast. Go Ducks!
Colorado offers Sanford Howell
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Texas offers D. White (50)
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School Visit
Hey David,
We are beyond excited to offer you a chance to play for one of the top programs in the NCBCA. We believe that you would be a perfect fit within our program. Your combination of size, skill, and athleticism will make you a valuable part of our team. You will be coming in to form a dynamic duo with Curtis Taylor. You two will be the foundation of our team and we will rely on you to claim the paint as your territory. We have had multiple teams in the past two seasons that have not had enough players with size and toughness and we are looking at you to correct that trend.
Pro Potential (5)
Though you do value your fit on this team, you also have in mind your future in basketball. We are proud to inform you of our history in producing NBL talent. We have produced the 5th most NBL players of any school in the NCBCA - and many of them have been highly touted draft prospects. 12 players from Texas have been selected in the first round with 6 of those coming in the lottery. One story that might inspire you is the story of Ronald Williams. Ronald came into Texas a mid 4 star recruit - just like you. He came in very raw but with a very high upside. He was big, strong, and had the athleticism just like you. He worked extremely hard and became a starter. The next year he worked extremely hard and became the interior centerpiece of our team and won the National Championship. The next year he didn't work so hard (he partied a ton) but it didn't matter anymore - he was NBL bound.
You have the potential to be as good - or even better - than Ronald Williams in my mind. You already have the athletic potential and I believe you are going to show some serious progress in your touch around the rim and defensive awareness once you get down to Austin.
Though it is nice to talk about how many connections this program has to the NBL, another thing to consider is my relations with NBL scouts and executives. As a coach, I've seen 19 of my players take the step to the next level. Of those 19, 11 of them were first round selections and 5 of them were selected in the lottery. Though many top talents have come through this program, my proudest moment as a coach was when Harry Edelen made his dream come true of being selected by the Chicago Bulls. Harry came in as just the
Playing Time (3)
Our program runs a very tight rotation. We have at most 8 guys in our major rotation at a time - and you will definitely be in that rotation. This is one of the best aspects of playing for Texas - you will be a feature player. We highly value each scholarship player that we bring in and all of them come in and immediately get significant minutes. Many programs will have several well-progressed walk-ons competing for minutes but that's not the case at Texas. The best we got is a Nebraska-cut player Thomas Walther, who somehow put up -0.7 Wins Added despite only getting 14 minutes a game. Talk about some baad WS/48.
Let's take a look at who's returning on our roster. We have 3 perimeter players - Mercy Miller, Glenn Davis, and Larry Ortiz. They are all high quality floor spacers and Miller/Davis are both quality passers. You will love this at it will boost your scoring efficiency (alley-oops for days) and you will be able to rack up tons of rebounds. Last season Curtis Taylor was able to grab close to 13 rebounds per game on an efficient 61% from the field. Speaking of Curtis Taylor, he is the final returning scholarship player. You and him will be getting all of the interior minutes on next year's team, as we aren't seriously pursuing any other true centers.
Last year Curtis Taylor averaged 26.6 minutes per game and 2 years ago Alex Wells averaged 26.9 minutes per game. Your are in a very similar spot to these two players - as we need your size and rim protection on the court. We build a very guard-heavy roster and that is why guys like you, Curtis, Ronald, and Alex are given the opportunity to play such heavy minutes. We project you getting right around 26.5 minutes per game next year and putting up extremely efficient numbers in those minutes.
Prestige (3)/Winning(2)
Texas has been among the league's most prestigious programs year in and year out. We are currently in a rebuilding stretch but have stayed as a top 10 school in terms of prestige. This prestige has been built behind a history of successes by former Longhorns. One of the two Texas titles that built this prestige was led by Ronald Williams as we talked about earlier. When Ronald came in to this program, we had never won a CT title, had never made a deep run in the NT tournament, and had never seen a truly spectacular season. We only had a prestige of 62 when he entered this program. As a mid-4 star (just like you), he led this team to 3 straight MWC titles and a NT championship. Quality big men ARE the difference in a program.
Now let's come back to the present. Texas has had a couple of down years, we haven't seriously competed for an MWC title in over 3 years, and we're pursuing a dominant, athletic center who is a mid 4 star.... Sounds familiar? There is a path for this program to get back to its days of winning CT titles and competing for an NT championship and you are the first piece of that path.
You are a truly valued piece of our future plans and we know that you will love your time in Austin,
Hook'Em
North Carolina offers D. White (50)
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Dear David,
It is my pleasure to inform you that we are offering you a full basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina for the upcoming academic year. We see you as an integral part of our future, both on and off the court.
David, it’s no secret that your top priority is playing in the NBL. And why wouldn’t it be? The NBL is the best basketball league in the world, and it’s stars are world famous icons in pop culture. I’m sure you grew up wanting to be just like Mike, the greatest basketball player in the history of the game. Or maybe you wanted to be like current superstars Kevin Knox, Dennis Smith Jr., Harry Giles, and Liangelo Ball.
What do those guys have in common, David? Well, they’re all NBL icons. They’re all current millionaires. And they’re all former Tar Heels. If you’re serious about making the jump to the NBL, there is no better place to do it than at the University of North Carolina. We have state of the art facilities and a coaching staff with extensive experience pumping out pro prospects. And most of all, we have the eyes of the NBL scouts. Although we haven’t been the most successful on the court as of late, our history of pumping out NBL superstars means that the scouts will always be watching.
I know you’ll be getting a similar pitch from the University of Texas about the number of pro prospects that have played at their school. But I urge you to look at the quality of prospects coming out of Austin as opposed to Chapel Hill. Yes, Texas has sent one more player to the NCBCA than we have (22 to our 21), but we have the edge in terms of first rounders (14 to 12) and lottery picks (9 to 6.) That’s because our coaching staff is dedicated to refining the skills of all our players for the NBL, espescially when it comes to our big men. That’s why Tar Heels are consistently among the first off the board in the NBL draft.
As someone so serious about the NBL, I’m sure you’re aware the number one factor is a player’s development as a pro prospect is playing time, and playing time against top competition. The ACC is a conference of champions, and home to the best players and coaches in the college game. And if you sign on with our program, you’ll get the chance to start against those programs right away. That’s right, we’re offering you the opportunity to be a freshman starter, and a four year starter if you chose to stay and complete your degree.
Our roster already has two talented senior forwards in Jerry Dancy and Paul Folks, but we’re still prepared to slot you in the lineup as our third big man. More and more teams are moving towards playing small ball, in which as few as one forward and no centers are on the floor. We’re moving towards the exact opposite, David. Our plan is to dominate in the paint and generate easy buckets inside. That plays to your strengths, and should help pad your stats for those NBL scouts.
David, some would argue that our program is less “prestigious” than some of the top basketball schools. Some have said that we’re no longer a “blue blood.” I couldn’t disagree more. Prestige is temporary, Championships are permanent. While the masses can redact our “blue blood” status whenever they so please, they can’t take our 7 championships away from us.
This is my first recruiting class here as head coach of the Tar Heels, and I’m convinced that it is going to be the backbone of the next North Carolina championship team. We’re offering scholarships to you, Peter Foreman, Glenn Burgess, Harry Davidson, and Fernando Blackburn, and I’m sure you guys will get to gelling together very quickly. We picked you all specifically for a reason, and it’s because all of you are ambitious men, hungry to achieve a goal. In your case, it’s the NBL. That kind of ambition takes you places, David, and we think it will take you to the NBL, and us to a National Championship. So what do you say? How’d you like to be a Tar Heel?
Remember, it’s always a good day to be a Tar Heel! We look forward to seeing you on campus soon.
-Coach Crossfire
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Minnesota Offers (41) Peter Ledger
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Peter, in my search to find who I want to build this team around, I managed to catch one of your AAU games as you came through the Midwest. What I saw was someone scared, worried that you’d make a mistake. I saw your raw ability, but your coaches would pull you anytime you made a mistake. You deserve and you’ve earned the chance to play. I will give that to you. From day one, you’ll start. You’ll make some mistakes, but we will let you turn around and play great on the next possession. You’ll get a chance to shape this program and grow us. I see you as a four year starter for us that can go down in the books as one of the great Golden Gophers.
TCU Offers Peter Ledger (41)
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Hello Mr. Ledger, it’s nice to meet you again. I’m gonna keep this short and to the point, TCU needs you, and after this explanation, I’m sure you’ll be needing TCU. Sorry if I didn’t get to introduce myself earlier, but I’m Shawn Ariel, executive of basketball operations for the horned frogs of Fort Worth. Let’s not waste anytime and jump right on into it.
From my understanding, it is one of your top priorities to stay close to your hometown of Plano, Texas. Having relatives there and having lived there for a little bit myself, I can tell you right now that you’ll have no trouble adjusting to the calm and close atmosphere we offer at TCU. Plano is all of a little under an hour drive going straight down I-30 West and a little over an hour taking exit 183. Not only are the cities similar when it comes to both lifestyles and geographic location, expenses and cost of living are nearly identical except that housing is 48% cheaper in Fort Worth which I know is a big deal for college students such as yourself.
I also know that you want a school known for its prestigious history and championship banners hanging on the wall. Although TCU did not make the NT last season, we were still one of the top teams when it came to talent rankings and the AP Top 25. Due to an unfortunate season ending injury from our best player in Chad Tran we lost several, easily winnable games. The season prior, we had won 20 games and had a near sweet sixteen, upsetting blue bloods such as Memphis and Texas. At Auburn I was able to create a winning culture and am currently doing the same at TCU, all we need is the last piece to the puzzle, someone who is a pure star. And with your immense potential and raw talent, you’re on your way to stardom yourself. I know that playing time is also important to you, and will be one of the most important values in your decision. With that being said, you will be the star of this team by year one, and if not I can promise that you’ll lead this team by your sophomore season. Your insane ability to get buckets and play defense as an undersized forward will most definitely help this team going forward. In the recent years we’ve struggled immensely with scoring (mainly from the perimeter, which with some proper training, you could specialize in) and have been in need of someone who can put up straight buckets. I expect at least 25-30 minutes of play a game during your sophomore campaign and a similar number during your freshman (season).
Lastly, and certainly not least, is education. Although TCU is not the best in the category we are certainly above average. We rank 36th in the NCBCA in education according to US News. I understand that you want a school with a superb education status but our 17-1 student to staff ratio really brings out our close, family type vibe which TCU is oh so known for.
Peter, I sincerely hope that you choose TCU as your school to pursue the thing that you do best, that just so happens to be play basketball. I’ve explained everything that’s needed an explanation and I just need you to do your part and commit. Riff Ram!
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Clemson University offers (41) Peter Ledger
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Dear Peter,
How are you? My name is SoulDra6 and I am the new Head Coach of the Clemson Basketball program. Our coaching staff here at Clemson is so excited to extend this offer to you; we've been tracking your progress for a while and believe that you could be the cornerstone for our revitalized program. We're in love with your awesome strength and willingness to get dirty inside and hope to help you reach your potential and round out the other parts of your game. Let me give you a few reasons why I think you'd be such a fantastic fit at Clemson University.
First and foremost is Clemson's ability to offer you a superb education; we provide fantastic support for our student-athletes. Clemson University is ranked 31st on the NCBCA's "Education Rankings," but that doesn't come even close to telling the whole story. Clemson offers over 80 different undergraduate programs and even allows ambitious students to design their own major. I know how important it is for you to feel like you are succeeding on and off the court, and our programs will allow you to take another level of ownership over your education. Additionally, Princeton Review writes that we have the very best Career Services office in the entire nation! Student-Athletes of your ilk usually find a passion or profession that they carry with them throughout their time in the NBL; our Career Services office can help you explore the fields of your choosing. Our impressive list of alumni includes Houston Texans owner Jamey Rootes, serial investor Mohnish Pabrai, U.N Representative Nikki Haley, and country music superstar Lee Brice. You'll never feel limited while at Clemson University.
I also want to talk about the social environment here on campus. I understand that your family is hesitant to send you far away from home and that the day's drive to Clemson from Plano might be difficult. I want to assure you that you will be comfortable at Clemson. I also live a day's drive from my hometown in New York and feel that it's the perfect distance for students who want to feel independent, but can also return home on short notice. Also, the college town here rocks. The Princeton Review says that we have some of the happiest students in the nation and the best "Town-Gown" relations in the entire South. There is a serious basketball buzz here at Clemson. I'm very confident that the moment you get here and look at how serious we are about you becoming the best ball player you can be, you will love it here.
Now that those factors are out of the way, let's talk about Basketball. At Clemson, you'll be the starter on Day 1. We're bringing in high-potential recruits, just like you, who won't necessarily rock the NCBCA next year, but will challenge for national titles two years from now. This year is all about your development and I promise that nothing will impede you from your personal growth. I plan to start you at the Power Forward spot (next to Junior Earl Hensley) in the beginning of the season and will also give you burn as the only frontcourt member- the interior centerpiece- on the floor. I truly believe that you fit right into the "small-ball" lineups that I plan to implement at this program.
Let's talk about that fit. It is extremely important that you land yourself in a situation where you can showcase your talents to NBL scouts. Right now, your game is built to feast on the inside- that is fine in itself. In your freshman year, I'll get you great matchups against weaker interior defenders so you can use your famous physicality to bully them for baskets. However, I will work closely with you in order to develop the aspects of the game that NBL teams want to see in college prospects. Namely, I'm going to help you improve your speed and conditioning, as well as your outside shooting. I said that you'll start in the interior at Clemson, but I envision being able to kick you out to one of the wing spots next year or the year after. Your floor is that of a strong, athletic 3-and-D wing. However, at Clemson, I hope to change you into the go-to scoring option. I guarantee that after a few years of work, you will be drafted by a NBL team- and likely in the first round.
So, Peter, what do you say? I want to rebuild Clemson Basketball from the ground up and I think that you are an essential piece for this program. I am new to the NCBCA level, yes, but I can promise you my loyalty and a willingness to build a team that helps you shine. At Clemson University, you will succeed both on and off the court and get yourself to a level where you can control your own destiny. Isn't that what you've always wanted?
I hope to see you on campus soon. Go Tigers!
Coach SoulDra
North Carolina Offers Glenn Burgess (#28)
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Dear Glenn,
I’m so pleased to have the opportunity to offer you a full basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina for the upcoming season. Now Glenn, I’m not going to sugarcoat you here. Undoubtedly, you’ll receive offers from schools that have won more games than Carolina did these past couple seasons. You might even receive offers from schools that claim to be more “prestigious” than us on the court. But, those schools won’t be able to offer what we can: an immediate starting role at one of the best academic schools in the country.
Glenn, we at Carolina understand the ultimate goal of any basketball player is to make it to the NBL. And despite what other coaches tell you, the only real way to prep for the league is to play. And when I mean play, I don’t mean play in practice against the 1’s. I mean real game action against the top players in the country. In that regard, no one can offer what we can. We’re prepared to offer you an immediate starting job as a freshman in the ACC. Only a handful of basketball players in the entire country are gifted enough to have that opportunity, and Glenn, my friend, you are one of them. You’ll be playing day in, day out, against the best competition the NACBL has to offer. You’ll get the opportunity to start in front of 20,000 raucous fans at the Dean Dome, one of the most historic venues in college basketball. And you’ll be getting the chance to lead North Carolina basketball into a new generation, one where our winning tradition is restored.
And you’ll be doing all of this while attending one of the best academic schools in the country. Our academic reputation is second to none among public schools, and US News ranked us 13th in terms of academic performance among NACBL schools. Glenn, one of the things we love about you is how committed you are to your schooling. All too often, we see college ball players often fail to understand is that no matter how great you are on the court, there is always going to have to be a life after basketball. We encourage all of our players to have academic dreams as well as athletic dreams, and whether you dream is to be a creative writer or a chemist, we are prepared to make it a reality. Carolina offers 77 undergraduate bachelor’s degrees, so you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your interests in over 60 different fields. We understand that the pressures of balancing an athletic and academic career can be difficult, so let it be known that we plan to offer you all the Counseling and Tutoring help you need to be successful as a student here.
Glenn, we understand that you have some reservations about going too far from home to pursue your degree, but we’re not worried at all about your transition to Chapel Hill. 18% percent of our student body is from out of state, and most I’ve talked to during my brief time here have told me that Carolina has simply become their second home. Chapel Hill is that kind of city. We might have 60,000 residents, but we’ve still maintained a small town feel. This is an accommodating environment, Glenn, and we know you’ll fit right in. Besides, Chapel Hill adores it’s basketball players, and I’m sure the community will do whatever they can to support you in your endeavors here at Carolina. And to be completely honest, if I had to compare North Carolina to a northern state, your home of New Jersey would be my pick. Both are centers of innovation academically and both have a strong athletic tradition, especially as pertains to Basketball.
I’d like to conclude this letter by talking a little bit about winning. I’m sure you’re well aware that I’m going to be entering my first year as coach of this program, and I’m committed to rebuilding this proud program. You see, in Chapel Hill, winning isn’t a hope, nor is it a expectation. It’s a demand. This is a state and a fanbase that demands excellence, on and off the floor, and quite frankly, we haven’t been able to deliver it to them as of late. Yes, the NBL pedigree is there. We’ve shipped off 9 lottery picks to the NBL over the past 12 years, but success at this level has been lacking, to say the last. Change is needed, and that’s why I’m here. I’m looking hard for players like you. Talented players, of course, but also players that can serve as leaders and put in the work necessary to change our culture. We see you as one of those players Glenn, and we think you can be one of the premier names behind our return to excellence.
Before you make your decision, we urge you to consider your primary values. You’ll inevitably get offers from teams making lofty promises about championships and banners and glory. We’re not going to promise those kind of things, those aren’t guarantees. What we can promise you is a starting spot on next year’s team and a world class education. You won’t find that kind of opportunity anywhere else.
Glenn, good luck with your decision. We hope to see you on campus soon!
-Coach Crossfire
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Clemson University offers (28) Glenn Burgess
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Dear Glenn,
I'm SoulDra6, the new Head Coach for the Clemson Tigers, and I am delighted to offer you a scholarship to play ball here next Fall. The coaching staff here is so excited to pitch our fantastic, revitalized program to a recruit of your sheer skill and talent. You are one of the top two prospects that we are targeting this season, and possibly the most important one; I want you to be Clemson's superstar big man for as long as you want to play at the NCBCA level. Your tape shows that you have tons of untapped potential, but at Clemson, I think that you'll evolve so quickly that Clemson is back at the center of national attention from Day 1. I want to use this space to break-down why we are so enamored with your fit at our program.
As someone who has grown up near Edison (I was two counties over!), I know how important academics have been in your life and that you want to continue succeeding off the court in college. Clemson provides a fantastic education for its student-athletes. Our school has been ranked 31st out of 80 eligible universities in the NCBCA’s “Education Rankings,” but that doesn’t even come close to telling the whole story. Clemson offers 80 different undergraduate programs and even allows ambitious students to to create their own major with supervision from a faculty advisor. We also have on campus one of the most prestigious (and effective) Career Services offices in the entire nation; the Princeton Review ranked Clemson's Career Services programs first and our internship opportunities tenth in the United States. That means no matter what you want to do off the court, our school will always be equipped to help you achieve your goals. Our impressive and diverse list of alumni includes Houston Texans owner Jamey Rootes, serial investor Mohnish Pabrai, U.N Representative Nikki Haley, and country music superstar Lee Brice. You can never dream too big while you’re a student at Clemson University.
We also have a fantastic basketball buzz here on campus. The Princeton Review also says that our students are some of the best sports fans in the country, and all of them love to pack the Littlejohn Coliseum for games. The students, faculty, and alumni all love the Basketball team and want to see it succeed. As one of the stars of our resurging program, you will be treated like a hero on campus.
I understand that you aren't eager to be far from New Jersey. NJ to Clemson is a day's drive that I've made about a dozen times now. It's perfect for college students who want truly feel independent, but also want to be able to visit home on a short notice. I'm also sure that you'll love Clemson and the surrounding areas- it has a real Jersey feel. We've been said to have the best "Town-Gown" relations in the South, and Charleston is only a 3-hour drive away. I'm confident that you'll absolutely love it here, just like I do.
Still, we need to get to what’s really important: the Basketball itself. You are built to succeed at Clemson. You'd be the starting Center immediately and play 30+ minutes a game. I want you to really be able to grow into your potential at Clemson and that means I will treat you like a superstar player who deserves to get his. There will be times when we have to "play bigger" that I will field you and our junior, Earl Hensely, together, but the plan is for him to stay the backup and for you to eat frontcourt minutes until you're satisfied.
That brings us to your skillset and how you will showcase your talent to NBL teams while at Clemson. My plan is for the team to always be constructed around a frontcourt centerpiece just like you. As you know, most teams in the NBL are rolling with "small-ball" lineups that encourage putting as much spacing as possible. We have a couple kids on the team that we really like and a few excellent sharpshooters that we're bringing in, but none of this works without a player of your caliber manning the fort down low. I'm so in love with bringing you to Clemson because I need a Center who played exactly the way you did in high school- a high motor player who feasts on the glass and punishes other players with grit and physicality. I think that the next step for someone with your potential is to develop legitimate scoring tools that will translate to the pro level. You'll immediately benefit from the spacing that having shooters around you should provide- I know you're big and fluid enough to take on any defender in the post. I'll also help you work on the PnR game that's absolutely essential to becoming a star in the NBL. We have an experienced Point on the roster, Michael Maddox, who has a great connection with our bigs, and (as stated previously) the school plans to bring in a plethora of guards for you to develop a rapport with. Under my guidance for a few years, I truly believe that you can be a first-round pick in the NBL draft.
So, what do you say? I admit that I am new to the college level, and the Clemson hasn't been successful before my arrival, but I want to forge a reputation for myself as a loyal coach who teaches players how to win. If you put your trust in me, then I will always go to war for you and work to make a star on a winning team. That's what the Clemson community deserves and, more importantly, that is what you deserve.
Good luck with your decision!
Go Tigers!
Coach SoulDra
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Auburn offers Bernard Bray
Bernard, great to see you again!
Right off the bat, you’re going to start. Simple as that. You want the playing time and I’m giving it to you. Even though you see Courtney Hunt on our roster, don’t be intimidated by the fact that he plays the same position as you. Both of you are interchangeable, but you will be the main floor general in this case. I trust you, as I did to all of my previous freshman guards in my entire career. In 2018, I gave Trae Young the keys and told him to drive us all the way through. He took us to a 20-10 record and a Final Four finish alongside Jamal Murray, next year, Darius Garland with Albert Young finished the job by winning a national championship. Move on to Stanford, my first freshman guard was Kyree Walker and he led us to a Sweet Sixteen finish. Kyree goes out, Stephen Francis comes in and leads us to the Elite Eight. Next year, Stephen stays but Haulani Kane comes in to make a dominant duo which led us to a Final Four appearance. 2024 rolls in and Mason King is the new guy in town after Stephen left. Together with Haulani, they win the Championship. I have yet to find the right combination here at Auburn with Courtney Hunt until now. You are the one that will drive this force. You are the floor general. No matter how long you stay, I’m ensuring you that you will improve and succeed as I’ve done with every point guard I’ve coached. Going back to Stephen Francis, he was a 4-star PG as yourself and I was determined to make him the best point guard in the league. During his freshman season, he averaged 30.2MINS accompanied by a 23.1PER (11.1PPG | 6APG). He was a 66/71 at the time. We agreed that it was best to stay another year, and it worked out perfectly as Stephen went on to be drafted with the 16th overall pick. He didn’t do it alone and you won’t either, as I said previously, I’m aggressively recruiting Alphonse Desantis and William Smith; A general cannot work without an arsenal so I’m providing you one to go rampant. I’m seeing 25+ minutes for you each available game alongside Courtney. Like Trae, like Darius, like Haulani, you are next in line to elevate on to the next level. All those players ran under my dribble-drive motion offense that heavily relies on guard penetration to score, or passing out to the wing players for an easy basket. You are the best slashing guard I’ve recruited in Auburn, and with the chances of Desantis coming, we would have a real shot in the SEC. This program hasn’t made it to the big dance since 2023 and has never made a final four EVER. Let's change the narrative together and make heads turn for the new era of Auburn Basketball. Some programs may say something along the lines of, “come here and we’ll be good in a few years” or “look how good we did last year” despite a star or most of their team leaving. I want the time to be NOW for you to make an impact right away which is why I’m trying to get as much talent as I can. Be part of the recruiting class that changed this program forever, all while being the general.
Moving on, every General needs a place to stay and this is your command center. Your overall stay here won’t be accompanied by any stress as Auburn was ranked #17 by the Princeton Review for
In conclusion, Auburn is the best fit for you and your family. I’m a coach with a proven track record of successfully transitioning guards as yourself from high school to the NBL, and even though pro potential wasn’t one of your highest priorities, it’s always an option, and given your talent, it’s more than likely to happen. As a general, I’m going to do my end as a coach to provide you with the arsenal necessary to win and go on a great run during the tournament. I’ve made these commitments before and 100% completed them above and beyond with a result of two championships. Including that is our great campus life that has many venues for you to explore whether it be the great outdoors or entertainment offered by Auburn, we have it all. I want to thank you for the time and hope to see you soon in Auburn blue & orange. War Eagle.
Oklahoma offers Dean Burr (29)
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Hey Dean! Head coach of the Oregon Ducks here. You don’t mind moving across the country and Oregon is always a very welcoming state, you'll love it. With going pro, we have sent 22 players to the big leagues. You don’t need a Stanford level education, but luckily we can still offer you a quality education. Tied for 45th and qualify classes all around!
We return only 3 scholarship players from last year, with only 1 returning starter as well. As a big you'll want to know you have a spot, and with good progression you are guaranteed it. We only had one player with over 3 rebounds per game last year thats returning along with no players coming back that scoring over 8 PPG. Everyone will have to fight for a spot to start, and seeing your work ethic, it could surely be you starting. We plan to throw some offers out to PGs and maybe a SF or two, dont plan on offering any players that play your position. Its anyone's chance to be starter or 6th man.
Oregon has been one of the most consistent basketball programs during the NCBCA era. We built this program up, as we improved our wins the first 4 seasons. From 15 to 21, 24, 26, and 27. Ever since that 15 win season we have never hit double digit losses and of the past 10 years 8 have been over 24 wins. Its also good to keep in mind that over most of that stretch we have had a very good SOS. Me being the all time wins leader out of all the coaches in the NCBCA era also is that much more impressive. 282-78. Our best season is school history came in 2022 where we won 28 games, won the PCC title in an extremely tough year, and finally won the national championship game. Last year was our best in years, 26-4 with 2 of those losses coming by under 5 points. We did what we have done before in the CT, win it all. That was number 3 for PCC titles with 3 other times finishing runner up to some really great teams. In the national tournament this past year we ran into a Duke team that is always a powerhouse. It was a close game but sadly we lost by just 2 points. Coming into next season it might not look like we will be a contender as we have 5 scholarships open, but luckily we have some really good walk ons that can step up. And with our freshman class that would probably be top 5 in the rankings if we had them still. We are looking at a 5 star, 2 really good high 4 stars like yourself, and 2 GTs to help lead the team. With this class being one of the best in years, we should be right back where we were last year in being a contending team. Looking at your other offers, Oklahoma has done good as of late, but we still have them beat in wins every year since 2017. Yes they were uncoached for a few years, but they dont have the winning culture you need. Only one elite 8 compared to 4 here at Oregon and a NCG victory. We will win and win big with you at Oregon!
After seeing what some coaches do to lie to their players, having a loyal coach is very very important to you. You dont want your college coach to leave you or break some promises as many coaches have done in the past. Specifically leave their school while under contract for a more attractive job. That is something I will never do and never have done. I have had plenty of chances to apply to pretty much any job in the nation, but never even glanced in that direction. I am and always will be, fully committed to the University of Oregon. That is evident of me being the longest tenured coach in the league at one program, something I will always be as im never leaving. Another thing that shows my loyalty to Oregon is that I have a massive contract until the year 2043, and no coach options to slither away either. Now the other thing that goes with a loyal coach is keeping promises and making realistic goals. A few years ago we recruited Terry Pruneda, someone who really wanted a loyal coach just like yourself. He also wanted to stay somewhat close to his hometown in Iowa. So we said he could schedule two games right away in Iowa. When scheduling came around that was the first thing we did. We also set goals that are just right for our players. For you we dont expect you to be an all star right away, we will ease you into playing. Im guessing you might want to know where are ranked for loyalty, and as you can guess its a perfect 100 score. Many people might have a loyalty score of 100 now, but I was the first one to it. If we extended it out instead of stopping at 100, I would of course be 1st by a large margin. The Oklahoma coach has been loyal to the school, but its only been a few years. They dont have the track record as I do of being loyal, take the safe option. You wont find a better coach in terms of loyalty out there!
The prestige of a program is a want of yours, and its something we have. Currently we have a score of 81 which is tied for the 6th best prestige. When I first got the job here, basketball wasn't a big thing on campus. As us being in the bottom 40 in prestige in 2016. But right when I arrived the program was changed for the better. 3 straight elite 8s from 2017 through 2019, that got our prestige all the way up to to 11th, very close to hitting top 10 for the first time in a long time for Oregon. A great run that shows how just one coach and a few assistants can get a team headed in the right direction. As at this time we didn't have the recruits we do nowadays. Ever since that point in 2019 where we were 11th, we have been top 10 since. And for a good chunk of years top 5. Our highest prestige coming in 2022 with 88, fresh off of winning a NT title. We arent a school that has only had a high prestige for a year now, we are consistent. We had a run where our prestige didn't drop a single point from 2016 to near the end of 2023. And being on TV most days leads you to getting more exposure for the big leagues, something you'll be very glad of soon enough even if you dont value it right now. Looking at some of your other offers, Oklahoma has made some nice strides in prestige but still remain far off from elite status. 81 to 56 is a no brainier. Oregon is the prestigious school you want and need!
Our campus life is one of the better in the nation. I feel that any northwest school already has a great campus life due to the great outdoors and the fresh air. One of the first places I recommend to all newcomers to Oregon is The Museum of Natural and Cultural History located in Eugene. This lets you know all about Oregon, past and present. With all sorts of exhibits that you can find its a place that many stay for longer than they anticipated.
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Ohio State offers Paul Roy (31)
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Oregon offers Paul Roy (31)
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Hey Paul! Head coach of the Oregon Ducks here. We understand you would possibly like to explore a new part of the country and play ball there. Oregon is a place you will love right away, along with the fact that we have had many players come through Oregon that have been from your area. To name a few, Conrad Martinez from Colorado, Terry Pruneda from Iowa, Thomas McDuiffe from Arkansas, and Steve Soto from Texas. They have all said nothing but good things about here, and them being from around your area, you know it will be good for you as well. We want to get even more players from the midwest in the future, you wont feel home sick.
Someone that wants to get drafted, we have had many in the past. And have delivered time in and time out. With 22 players drafted, 15 going first round, and 6 lottery picks(2 picked 15th, and poor James Washington). We have had players picked from 5th (Shawn Melvin) to undrafted, every situation is unique, and so will yours. You will get some of the best help from coaches who have gotten players drafted, and drafted high. Our best player is Naz Reid, the 2021 ROTY and is now currently of the leader of the Grizzles. Six true PGs drafted, a solid mark out of our players gone pro. We have much experience getting guards ready to go pro, you can be another. A PG that shows we can get you ready for the draft is Edgar Hoy, the 84th ranked prospect coming out of high school was a 4 year player here. A 2nd round pick, but instead being just another end of the bench player, Hoy became a starting PG. Now he’s earning 11M per year. Dillon Frazier is a player we see you like, double figure points and high assist numbers. He was a first rounder and played good minutes last year. Our plan for you is for you to be a 2 year player. The first be a solid player and get your feet wet, then the 2nd season breakout and become a player that will go first round. We have had 8 players at one point average over 10PPG for a season in the NBL, with many of our younger players about to join that group. And of course you want to know how much our guys make, well, Naz Reid and Makur Maker both make over 17.5M annually. Many of our younger players, such as Shawn Melvin, are also ready to join that group. He was a lower 5 star while your a high 4 star, we expect you to be like him in some ways. Last year we had 4 players drafted nearly 5, making us tied for 5th on all time pros drafted by school. Going to Oregon you can achieve your dreams of getting drafted!
Playing time is a little lower on your list but still somewhat important. We return only 3 scholarship players, none of them being guards. In fact we only have 1 guard on the entire team, and he only played 3 minutes the entire season. Its a perfect setup and I think you have what it takes to be leading a great team next year.
In the middle of the pack for your want list you have winning. Coming to Oregon means you will come to one of the best basketball programs in the country. Lets change it up a little and talk about last year first then our history of winning. We were a consensus top 5 team last year, winning 26 games and making it our 3rd PCC title. We ended up with a 1 seed and played Duke in the sweet 16. They were seeded so low off of many close losses and they came out victorious in a 2 point game. We got a little unlucky with the seeding but I like to look at the entire season as a success. Our history of winning now. When I first came on as coach of the ducks we went a measly 15-15, of course missing the NT. From then on we have always made it. Eight of the last ten seasons we have been over 24 wins, the other two just missing the mark in the low 20s. As previously mentioned we have 3 PCC titles, with 2 of them coming when the PCC was tough as nails and the south division was far and away the best in the country. 2022 we won 28 games, won the PCC title, and won the national title. A title for a coach is huge, and with a lot of freshman coming in we could see a big run of wins soon. We have already gotten commitments from our 4 other scholarship targets, you are the final piece to the puzzle. With high potential guys already on the team and 2 GTs to lead the team, we are set. Our future is bright and we want you to be a part of that.
A prestigious school something on the top, or near the top of your list. Its a great thing to see as we are a very prestigious school. We currently have a score of 81 which is tied for the 6th best prestige. Just a few points points away from being in the extremely hard to get into top 5 group. When I first arrived we were bottom 40 in prestige in 2016. But right when I arrived the program was changed for the better. 3 straight elite 8s from 2017 through 2019, that got our prestige all the way up to to 11th. Barely missing out on a top 10 finish by just a point. A great run that shows how just one coach and a few assistants can get a team headed in the right direction. We also didn't have the recruits coming in like we do right now, we really had to find ways to be creative. Now Oregon is a powerhouse school that is must watch TV very year. Ever since that point in 2019 where we were 11th, we have been top 10 since. And for a good chunk of years top 5. Our highest prestige coming in 2022 with 88, fresh off of winning a national title. Another big thing you might be wondering is are we a consistent prestige school year in and year out. Well yes, we are about as consistent as you can get. From 2016 until the end of the 2023 season our prestige didn't drop one point. And it only dropped then after we couldn't win the title again, a very tough feat. This consistency leads to you getting national exposure on TV and having everyone see just how good you really are. And of course being on TV most every game compiled with the fact you are a solid prospect for the draft in a few years, scouts will get even more chances to see you. It helps in more ways than just one that other schools cant really offer. GT might have the higher prestige, but it’s the great history of a prestigious school that combines with that. They have only been over that 80 mark for one year now, compared to our 5+ years. They aren’t known for being a prestigious school and that can’t change in just one year. Oregon is the prestigious school you need and want!
Education is something on your list that you want. Luckily, we arent too shabby in that category and can provide you with a solid education for the future. US News puts us at T45th out of the 80 schools in the NCBCA. It might not stand out but we pride ourselves on our athletes getting a good education. When I first took over the program it wasn't in good shape both on the court and in the classroom. Players were not held at a high standard, but rather one that let them not even worry about school. That all changed when I took over, making sure all my students put in the time to get good grades and learn something other than just playing basketball. If any player needs help, we make sure they have the help they need. But seeing as you are quite smart yourself and are looking for maybe not the best, but a quality education, Oregon can do the job. We are innovators and creators here at Oregon, you will get a good education without a doubt!
Things to do on campus include going out and exploring the beautiful nature we have around Eugene, something you dont have in Kansas. Once you get a feel for the fresh air in Eugene, you'll never want to go anywhere else. Most of all our sports teams in Eugene are not just good, but great. That includes our football team, track team, and pretty much any other sport you can think of. Going to those events are always a fun time that many of our players attend all the time. You will want to explore as much as you can here! Go Ducks!
Texas offers Paul Roy
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Wisconsin offers Paul Roy (31)
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Arkansas offers B. Leyba (40)
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Virginia offers 40 Barak Leyba
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NC State offers B. Leyba (40)
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Hi Mr. Leyba,
I am here to offer you a full scholarship at the university of NC State. We see in you a great player with great instincts and a lot of talent. Now I want to talk about some things so let's go.
Pro potential (3) : I know that you want to get in the NBL, and here at NC State I can promise you that if you work hard you will get drafted. To add to that, our staff is experienced as we have sent nine players in the NBL, including Zion Williamson, a lottery pick. Finally, you will play in the best conference and that will give you more views.
Playing Time (4) : Here in NC State, you will have the chance to make an immediate impact. While other teams might redshirt you without giving you a chance, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the rotation next year. Finally, you are our best center so this should help you make an impact.
Winning (5) : Here in Raleigh, I am implementing a whole new philosophy to make this team better. Adding you and others freshmen will certainly help, as you guys will be able to develop in a unit and improve each and every year. This is why I promise you that we will have at least two winning seasons during the next four years.
Loyalty (4) : I will say you one thing about loyalty and it is a promise. Here it is : I will still coach this team when you leave this team.
Finally, you will have a great education for free and a great campus to live on. I hope you make the good choice and good luck!!
North Carolina offers B. Leyba (40)
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Miami offers #40 Barak Leyba
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Colorado offers Barak Lebya
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Hey Barak, nice to finally get to talk to you! I’m really excited to have you tour our campus today, and I’m also very excited to formally offer you a scholarship to come play basketball here at Colorado! It would be an honor to coach a big with your skills, and I sincerely hope that I get that chance.
Barak, when most coaches pitch winning they tend to do one of two things. Either they tell you about how good their team has been in the past with no regard for their current roster, or they rely on faulty promises based on no past results. Well here, we can offer you the best of each side. Last year we cracked the NT as a 5 seed while winning 23 games in the always talented PCC. We went 15-3 in the PCC, and won the PCC Mountain Tournament and Regular Season title, only losing to a talented Oregon squad in the PCC title game. We only lose one player from last season, and currently rank 11th in early returning talent polls as well, showing that we are serious about competing and winning now. Other than that though, we return two of our famous big three from last year, and they can help us compete with anyone in the country. We could easily win the PCC this year, as well as be a nation contender. While some might not respect our unselfish style of play which gets everyone involved, it is a proven system, and has turned this team from laughingstock to contender. With first team All-American Francisco Britton returning (the only first team All-American returning) this could be our year. Also, if you look further in the past, I have proven my ability to lead this team to victory. We have made 5 out of the last 6 NTs, and won 20 games in 4 out of the 5 seasons. Not bad for a school that was once a laughingstock.
Loyalty to Colorado and my players comes first to me. I have been the coach here at Colorado for the last eight seasons, one of the longest tenures in the NCBCA. Colorado is a destination team for me and I'm not the type of coach to ditch this team for a job that might be considered easier. Many coaches can claim this, but I’ve proven it time and time again. Jobs like Colorado State, which experts said had my name written all over them weren’t even a consideration for me. Coaching here in Boulder these last eight years has been so much fun for me that I could never envision coaching basketball anywhere else. If I want to get loyalty from my players, I must first offer them loyalty by sticking with them and this program. That being said, I can promise you that I will be your head coach for your entire college career if you choose to come here. We have seen so many coaches change teams over the past few offseasons that loyalty is tough to come by these days. Also, I have never broken a promise to a recruit, and this is something I am very proud of. I coach because I love working with kids like you, and to lie to them would be something far out of my character.
Now Barak, let’s talk about playing time. As many coaches have probably told you, you are very raw, but have the potential to be a fantastic collegiate player. Since we have a very talented roster returning, the minutes likely won’t be there right away. That is why I am going to tell you up front that you will likely be redshirt. Now before you jump to any conclusions, I want to talk about Francisco Britton, the only other scholarship player I have redshirted. Here is how his minutes went when he came off redshirt.
Freshman: 20 minutes per game
Sophomore: 26 minutes per game, started every game
Junior: 28 minutes per game, started every game, First Team All-American.
I could see you going down a very similar path (probably better, you are much higher ranked than Britton), and you would allow fellow freshman David Cross who we just signed to play his natural positions of PF. In the long run, I am confident that in the long run, redshirting you will give you more minutes. Also, you know that these minutes will come in big games and for a competitive team, which will attract scouts and allow you to thrive.
While we may not have produced the most pros out of any school in the past, I personally have proven my ability to send guys very similar to you to the NBL. Similar to you, fellow Buffs and current NBL players William Harris and William Torrez were also 4 star big men recruits coming out of high school. William Harris, despite not being ranked much higher than you were at 32nd, was even a top 20 draft pick a feew years ago. In the last 5 drafts, I have had 6 players that I recruited and coached go pro, all of them 4 stars. We here at Colorado have proven that we can develop four stars, and you would be no exception. I see you going down a similar route to Harris, as you were both raw big men with lots of potential coming out of HS, and we had and still have great big men coaches who helped develop William, and will help you as well. While we may not have the flash of other schools, our facilities and coaches here have proven we can develop NBL level talent.
Additionally, I feel that the campus life here is something truly special as well. We feel that we are a balanced school that can offer you a little bit of everything, including both urban and rural areas. if you ever want to get away from the rat race, Boulder is one of the most relaxing places in the country. It features beautiful views, bike trails, and some fantastic skiing in the winder. Also, our campus has been talked about as one of the most aesthetically pleasing in the nation, as it takes on a new but fantastic look during all four seasons. Also, Boulder is underappreciated as a city, as while it is on the smaller side, it still is a city. Also, Denver is right near by, which offers the more traditional city experience, and offers a great place to hang out with friends. On the personal side of things, you will be treated like a legend here. At over seven feet you will be hard to miss around campus. Girls will flock to you at parties, and everyone will want to introduce themselves to one of the top recruits in the schools history. Our crowds at home games have been ravenous these past few years, and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon, as we look to have our best team yet.
Also, we know education is important to you. Recently, the US World and News Report ranked us 32nd among universities in the entire world. We are confident we have a solid foundation for student athletes to succeed in the classroom as well as on the court. Additional, we are the only Rocky Mountain school in the Association of American Universities, an elite group of 62 research universities. This gives you a huge advantage as you can get jobs much easier after college. Employers know the value of a Boulder education, and you will have the skills you need to succeed if the NBL doesn’t work out.
Hope to see you soon!
Best, stepback34
USC offers Jake Matthews (26)
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Oklahoma offers Jake Matthews (26)
Cal offers Jake Matthews (26)
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Dear Jake,
I’m
One of the very best things about coming to Berkeley is the quality of educational instruction you will be receiving, as Cal is ranked #7 in the entire NCBCA in regards to education. I’m very happy to see that you are interested in entering the ever-growing field of mechanical engineering, and I think that Berkeley is an amazing fit for that educational and career path; we are one of the premier engineering schools in the nation, in both the entire field and specifically your area of interest, doing even better than our overall rating in the engineering fields. I’ll give you the rankings first: per U.S. News and World Report, Cal is the #3 ranked undergraduate school for engineering in the country and the #5 undergraduate mechanical engineering school, while our rival UCLA isn't in the Top 10 for either category. Also, for graduate school we are the #3 mechanical engineering school, and this is relevant to you not only because you could choose to continue your Cal education into graduate school, but because 1) our same faculty teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses and 2) as an undergraduate student, you can actually be able to take graduate mechanical engineering courses if you advance far enough in your major! These are just the kind of things that are the benefits of an extremely large elite state school like Cal-Berkeley. For instance,
Another great thing about Berkeley engineering and any tech field is at the school is how its location enhances the experience and opportunities available. Not because it’s a hella great place to live, although that is true, but because Berkeley is smack dab in the middle of the tech-obsessed and innovative Silicon Valley. Berkeley already has myriad research opportunities within the school given that it is the elite large state school that I described earlier, but just outside of campus, there is even more in that vein. Many of our students, especially these engineering or technology majors, are able to earn internships, jobs, or other opportunities with some of the most prominent companies in the nation. A few companies based in the Silicon Valley include Lockheed Martin, Tesla, Chegg, Apple, Cisco, FitBit, HP, Logitech, Intel, Nvidia, THX, Chevron, EA, Dolby, PayPal,
Another great thing about our location specific to you is that it lets you get a bit away from home but still stay in-state and in a familiar environment. While going home often may seem like a luxury, you will likely soon find out that it is an impossibility in most cases given your class and basketball workload, and that parents coming to your dorm all the time is distracting but more importantly straight embarrassing. At Berkeley, you can have the chance to carve your own path while still being close enough to drive home easily on long weekends or other breaks. You will also be able to live a similar lifestyle as the one you have at home, with beaches, big and exciting cities, and warm weather being the norm. And being located in the Oakland/San Francisco area, Berkeley is the center of elegant and opulent lifestyle. This is an area of big cities, expensive architecture, fancy parties, and good times. I’m sure your main focuses here will be academics and basketball, but you are sure to have a great experience on the side.
I mentioned how the location of Berkeley is great for a technology career path and having a ton of fun as a college student, but let me tell you how it enhances your chances of getting noticed by those at the next level. First of all, being arguably the most prominent state school in arguably the most prominent state (with inarguably the highest population), Cal-Berkeley has a rabid and humongous fan following that earns it giant stadiums and significant television coverage. Any success you have at a school as preeminent as Cal will surely be recognized at the national level. But also, we are in a prime location in relation to professional teams, with four different pro teams in the state and the Warriors pretty much in our backyard, meaning your games will be full of NBL scouts. Also, Cal is a program with a ton of very recent success in getting guys drafted and drafted high. Just last draft, we gave the NBL not one but two lottery picks: Jack Larson and William Morales. We also had Andrew Harris selected in the second. I am also one of the most successful coaches at getting guys to the NBL at my schools, with my players Ashton Hagans, Charles Bassey, and Anthony Oneal all being selected in the Top 5 of the draft.
Let’s talk loyalty Jake. That’s another place where the ratings put us on top, as the NCBCA not only gives me a designation in the top tier in that regard, but also a perfect rating of 100 out of 100. In other words, there is nobody in the league that is rated higher than me for loyalty. But loyalty is more than just a number for me, it’s a culture. I am always by my players’ sides on the court, in the classroom, and in their new adult lives. You or any other Cal basketball player can come to me for anything you have trouble with, and you don’t have to worry about your teammates being forced off the team as I have never cut a scholarship player. You can also count on me for staying here for a while, even though this is my first year, as I just signed a 3 year contract and I have never broken contract in my long career.
Next year’s Cal team is destined to do big things, and your role is going to be very central to that. First of all, you are going to be a starter, you have my word on that. But you’re going to have more than just minutes, but a collection of important assignments to add to that. We plan to use you as a point forward, given that our bigs tend to focus more on rebounding and defense instead of passing, and you will have ample opportunities to handle the ball and create, whether it be from the post or the key. Also, given your great frame and defensive abilities, we plan to have you guard the opposing team’s best perimeter player. You will be our rock on that side of the floor. The team you’re going to be surrounded with is a very accomplished one, having reached the Sweet Sixteen last year and getting 28 wins the year before that, so your teammates will have experience playing at the highest level of college basketball. Even though this is my first year, I intend to win a lot of games right away at Cal, and how I plan to do is by building a defensive juggernaut. With yourself, Michael Delacruz, Christopher Dickson, and key reserve Carl Dixon, opposing teams will have little room to work against a long, versatile, and talented front. In addition, I've added Duke grad transfer Brandon Short to give our backcourt some bite as well. Cal has spent the past few years being in the forefront of the PCC and we absolutely intend to continue our success, and you will be a important part of that.
Thank you for coming to campus and listening to my pitch Jake. I wish you the best of luck in the rest of your college search and basketball career.
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Pittsburgh offers Jake Matthews (26)
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UCLA offers Jake Matthews
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Arkansas offers J. McWhorter (54)
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Miami offers #33 Schwarz Weiss
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Georgetown offers #33 Schwarz Weiss
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Purdue offers #33 Schwarz Weiss
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Guten nachmittag, Schwarz. I've enjoyed watching you tear up German basketball these past few months, and I'm thrilled to offer you a scholarship to become a part of the Purdue University basketball team. Having extensively scouted you, my coaching staff and myself know what we're going to get with you on our team - a dominant, pure big man with the size, strength and polished ability to body anyone down low and get easy buckets. However, you'll be traveling to a new country and spending your next __ years thousands of kilometers away, and your future may not be as black and white. With that in mind, allow me to answer any questions you likely have about what becoming a Boilermaker entails.
Q: What makes Purdue a great choice for international students such as yourself?
Not only that, but with an award-winning English program and a 12:1 student-faculty ratio (more on that later) we will help you tear down any language barrier and ensure you will be able to assimilate into American culture and get the most of your education.
Q: What about that education?
Q: So what I'm hearing is that Purdue will prepare me for life in whatever I choose. What about my NBL career?
Having followed past NBL drafts closely, it seems GMs mainly go after prospects with well-defined skillsets - jack-of-all-trades players who are above-average at everything won't cut it against the best of the best. You certainly fit into the former category - your length, strength, and inside scoring are all elite. I plan to primarily work to improve your defense and rebounding and teach you how to use your size to your advantage - once you improve in those areas, you'll have the skillset to be considered one of the NCBCA's top bigs and the NBL's brightest prospects, and you'll be one of the leaders of this team.
Q: How will I fit in Purdue's gameplan?
We don't project to have much depth at all, especially down low. You would be given complete control of the center spot while at Purdue, to the tune of upwards of 30 minutes a night and more if you can improve your stamina and endurance. As the anchor of our offense, you would likely be the reason we win or lose games.
Q: You mentioned winning, which is something I value. Your team went 11-19 last season and missed the NT. Why should I come to a school without recent success?
But I'm not here to talk about last year. I'm here to talk about next year.
While we may have lost Janousek, Richard Adams and Anthony Hoy still form a young, solid core to build around. Either way, this is a make-or-break offseason. I'm going aggressively after players who not only will help us win, but believe in who we are and what we do. In 2022, after I was hired by the team, I did the same thing, and it ended up pretty well - I led a former 6-24 team to four consecutive winning seasons. And while our prestige may have taken a downfall, we are still in the upper half league-wide, and with you on the team, we will continue to be a force to be reckoned with.
I can't help but mention the last German center to hit the NCBCA. Just like yourself, Axel Schwarz cared deeply about winning, so it came as a surprise to most that he committed to Kentucky, a team that had gone 7-23 the year prior. He didn't want to be a minor piece on a team coming off a championship contending season. Instead, Axel chose to win games himself, leading Kentucky's turnaround. Create your own legacy.
Q: Finally, I want my journey overseas to come with as little uncertainty as possible. How devoted are you to the program?
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I hope I answered every question you have, and I look forward to seeing you in gold next season.
Zandman
Head Basketball Coach, Purdue University
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Salah Mohammed (59)
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Coach Visit (2/3)
Hello Salah,
I am Coach Hunter from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have been scouting you for quite some time and I enjoy how you play basketball. Your passing ability is top notch. You have a vision for finding the open lane to get the ball to the best scorer. Your ability to keep the ball safe allows offenses to thrive and your ability to drive in transition with you high speed all game long is great skill to have when bringing your game to the United States. Finally yet importantly, your shooting is top notch, you have great accuracy from deep. For these reasons, I would like for you to play for the Rams on full athletic scholarship here at Virginia Commonwealth University. While you will not get a starting position right away, there is a chance to earn that. Even as a bench player, you will be getting good minutes as we will need your skills as a rotational player to keep the pressure on our opponents. Your vision and passing ability will be crucial to our inside-out style of offense, playing through Stephen Vaughn and Billy Dart, our big men in the paint. This dynamic duo averaged over 10 points per game in both of their seasons with the Rams and I think those numbers can go up with you on the court.
You may have heard of our program before. Virginia Commonwealth is one the more prestigious programs in the country. We won a national championship five years ago and we are pushing for another here soon, which is why we need a player like you coming off the bench and getting the most out of the team. We have put six players in the NBA, most of them in the past five years. I will be here as long as you are, longer even. I love the campus location here in downtown Richmond. I love our facilities. They are great, state-of-the-art. I am committed to the program, especially the players I bring in. No matter if you are drafted or transfer, I will be there for you. Like you, I am new. I feel like we can make our names in the college basketball world together. VCU has a great educational program. We are very research-focused so you get hands-on experience in whatever you choose to major in. We are community oriented, especially within our medical school. This is great for the city of Richmond and state of Virginia, which I know you love. The best part of our school is our smaller class sizes with over 30% of classes at VCU have less than 20 students. This allows you to get the support you need in your educational development. Our school is a great value too. With our low in-state tuition, you can afford to drop our basketball scholarship if you wish to focus on your academics. Virginia Commonwealth is a great school, ranked in the top 100 for public schools and is fantastic value for whatever you choose to study.
Our location is great! The campus is in an urban setting in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Richmond is a great city with a vast amount of American history. It is close to the ocean, Washington D.C. and the gorgeous Virginian countryside. I am positive that you will love being in Richmond with our awesome campus built into downtown.
I, Coach Hunter, hope that you consider our scholarship offer. Come signing day, I hope you join the team at Virginia Commonwealth University. Go Rams!
(edited because 4* rules, sorry)
Kentucky offers Salah Mohammed
Scholarship
School Visit
Hey there Salah!
Glad I was able to get in touch with you about the possibility of you coming to play for the Kentucky Wildcats this season. I know that you are hype for college basketball and so are we. So let's get down to your recruitment. I've been watching you play overseas and I absolutely LOVED your skillset and you're definitely someone I would want on my team. Coming to Kentucky would mean you would be attending a school and competing for a program that has a history of producing many of the NBLs international youngsters such as Jamal Murray of Canada and Axel Schawrz of Germany. An alum we had in Leopold, who was from Ghana served us greatly in all four years of college propelling us to an Elite Eight during his senior season. Kentucky is the place to be if you're coming from a totally different country and we love to keep the pipeline of helping all of the foreigners achieve the American dream whether it's coming here to start a new life and have a family or pursuing your dreams of becoming a professional basketball player, Here in Lexington we make dreams come true.
Settling for a program like the Kentucky Wildcats, you would be earning your self a spot on a team that has proven to be an absolute powerhouse lately. The tradition of winning is always in the air so you won't have any problems. I have a total 141 wins with this program as a coach, and throughout my career I am ranked 11th Overall in all-time coaching wins with a whopping 224 wins (Nebraska and Kentucky combined) So not only does this program proves to be a competitive one you can rest assured that you'll be having a quality coach with a winning mentality . Kentucky has seen the National Tournament 10 times, made the Elite Eight 3 times, Final Four one time and capping that off winning a National Championship in 2019. With the returning talent we have on our team, you could be a part of a historic run of glory.
Loyalty? I'm all about that, seeing that I have coached two schools may give you second thoughts, but I must inform you that with both Nebraska and Kentucky, I have spent a minimum of 5 seasons with each team. I recently signed an extension with the Kentucky Wildcats to keep me here through the 2021 season, meaning I would be your coach for your whole college career. This is one of the main reasons that I ranked in the fifth tier of loyalty, which is the highest tier a coach could achieve with a loyalty rating maxed out at a 100 points. Not ony have I been loyal to this school but I have proven to be a coach of my word keeping promises to Every single one of my recruits and players. It's important that a coach dedicated to their players are making sure that they can help then achieve a certain goal wether its short term or long term. If you would like to view the promises I have kept I'll link them below.
https://imgur.com/3513P5c
Like I've mentioned earlier, winning is a part of history here at Kentucky which is the main reason we are known for being one of the most prestigious teams in the NCBCA. You saw the accomplishments I listed, all of that led this program to recieve a prestige rating of a 77 which lands us tied for 10th most prestigous teams in the NCBCA. I can tell you that this number and ranking will only increase as the time passes by.
This program has sent a total of 25 players to the NBL, and to make things interesting, UK has the most international players sent to the NBL out of 80 schools. I stated in my opening statement that we excell at producing NBL prospects out of players from different countries, recent players are making over $160,000,000 in the pros and achieving great things. For example, Armando Merritt, a former 3-star athlete who I recruited from Nebraska ended up becoming an elite player near the end of his college career then pursued a Graduate Transfer here to Kentucky and we were reunited again. I promised that he would make it to the NBL and after that season he was selected by the Portland Trailblazers, winning an NBL championship in his rookie season! Another prime example would be "Starvin" Marvin Bagley, the former #3 Overall pick in the draft who ended up taking home the Rookie of the year award and leading the Golden State Warriors to not one but TWO NBL Championships.
And to close this letter, let's talk about where you will be calling home during your stay here. The University of Kentucky has a unique campus compared to other universities across the nation. An Urban setting in which the campus is 814 acres. University of Kentucky students can get involved by joining nearly 350 clubs. There are many things to do in Lexington.
Thanks for considering the Kentucky Wildcats hope to see you in Blue and White this fall!
BBN
Coach Kyle
Colorado offers 59 S. Mohammad
Scholarship
School Visit
Rescinded
Cal offers Salah Mohammed (59)
Scholarship
Pitch TBA
South Carolina offers Thomas Griffin (45)
Offer rescinded
Marquette offers Thomas Griffin (45)
Scholarship
Rescind
Wisconsin offers Thomas Griffin (45)
Scholarship, School Visit, Coach Visit
https://spark.adobe.com/page/OhkjJP0FG5oXn/
Nebraska offers Walter Roush #58
Scholarship
School Visit
Coach Visit
Greetings Walter, I am coach Kobe the coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. After waiting many seasons to recruit you, I am very excited to be here with you today as we are offering you a full scholarship to attend Nebraska. We think you could be the person to help us get further in the NT and make our team much better. Now, let’s not waste much time and get into it.
If you're looking to win, that’s no problem. We are looking to bring a ton of 4 stars to this program like #27 Bernard Bray, #106 Brett Bade, #109 Jorge Brown, and #110 Nicholas Bills. We are also looking to get 3-Star #122, John Collier. Also, we had nobody graduate which means our team is still going to be set. Going onto our season, we went 20-10 along with an NT appearance as the 8 seed. I was actually a COTY candidate, going from 15-15 without making the NT, to 20-10 making the NT. Well, this could change up significantly. Like I said, I am looking to bring tons of 4 stars to this program, which could make a big difference going into the NT. Nebraska also has a really good winning history, which is why we are known as a basketball program. If you want our amazing history to continue and help Nebraska become one of the best basketball programs in the country, then come right in!
Playing time is another big factor you could get at Nebraska. Our lineup is all big man except for Mickey Simms who is our starting PG. We need a forward badly at Nebraska. You are going to be our #1 option as the forward position, which means you will get minutes. How many minutes? I promise at least 25-30 minutes just your freshman year here at Nebraska. Eddie Seaman, who is a future NBL prospect, would love to play with you on the team. You will fully see your expectations as in playing time in Nebraska, that’s another promise of mine.
I think you are going to enjoy our campus. Niche. Com rates our campus life a B+, and niche is a trusted site for campus life. They also rated our campus food an A-, which is a good sign. We also have a good students opinion on our campus, as 75% of the people say our dorm quality is great! Some popular things on campus are our Memorial Stadium, which is our football stadium, but it’s not really just for football. That’s where students enjoy there time together, have good moments, and more. Another cool fact about it is that Nebraska has a record for one of the most stadiums with most sold out games ever. So, overall I would say Nebraska has a pretty solid campus Walter, and I think you will enjoy it.
Want to stay close to home? It’s only a 6-hour drive from Neosho, MO to Nebraska. This can easily be made in a day and your family could come watch every home game! Also, Nebraska isn’t a bad place to live in too. Our crime rate around the University of Nebraska is extremely low, which could be safe for your family when they come down here. Even if your family didn’t come down to live in Nebraska, they can still just go by driving. Again, it’s only a 6-hour drive which isn’t much!
Our prestige has increased this year. It went from a 37 in points to 40 in points. Prestige may not be a factor as of right now, but once we continue making the NT and have a winning record, we will be on of the tops for sure. But in order to continue having a winning record, we are going to need you for that. You can change everything if you come to Nebraska Walter.
People say we have a lack of education, which I find not true at all. Here at Nebraska, you will have an education that will help you on going forward in your career. We don’t have a high ranking, sure, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a good education.
I think that will do for the day Walter. I hope to see a response back from you soon. The response I want to see is you committing to Nebraska! Go, Cornhuskers!
Missouri Offers Walter Roush
Scholarship
Visits: School Visit (3/5) Coach Visit (1/3)
Pitch:
NC State offers (58) W. Roush Scholarship School visit
Hey Mr. Roush,
I am happy you came here in Raleigh to visit our beautiful school. I hope you had time to meet the teachers and staff, but now let’s talk about you and your interests. I saw some of your games from this year and I see in you a great inside player, and an amazing shooter who can make an impact in his freshman season. Now let’s go over some subjects I want to talk about.
Winning (4) : So let’s start with the fun part, winning. The record from last year might not seem interesting to you, but I am implementing a whole new winning culture here in Raleigh. How are we gonna turn this around? Well it all start with you and the others freshmen I will bring in next year. You will be the stars of this team for the next four years. As this is a new era, I plan on having two seasons of building before shocking the world. I promise that we are going to make a national tournament in the next four years and I also promise two winning seasons during that time-span. Finally, I think that we can reach the Elite Eight during your tenure here.
Playing time (3) : As I said earlier, you are ready to make an impact early in your career. This is why I promise you over 30 minutes on average only in your freshman season. This is something no other team will offer you. You might think this is unrealistic, but I think that you will be a star early in your career. Complemented by the others freshmen, you will be recognized as the first star of the new ERA here in NC State. Finally, I will match any offer that is made to you about playing time.
Campus Life (3) : Here in NC State, we got everything you want in a campus. Effectively, we boost over 900 students organizations for you to find a new passion. Also, if you like arts, we got Gregg Museum of arts and design and the university theatre. If you want to party, we can provide it as the campus is really close to downtown Raleigh where you can find bars and clubs to have fun. To add to that, if you find the campus big, we got you covered with our student transportation system. Finally, we got a nationally ranked health center to keep you healthy.
There are also a few things I want to talk about with you. Here they are : We know that it is not in your priorities to turn pro, but here at NC State, we will make an effort not only to improve your game, but you as an individual. Also, we got over 300 programs of school for you to choose from and Raleigh is in the top 5 cities to find a job in the USA. Finally, I will still be coaching this team in four years, this being a promise.
Finally, thank you for visiting our school and we hope to see you come here in Raleigh the upcoming fall.
Oklahoma offers W. Roush (58)
Marquette offers P. Carter (46)
Scholarship
Hello Stud, I am Marquette coach theevilfly and I am here to sell you on why we are the program for you. Our program has a winning tradition and that tradition will not be broken any time soon. Last year we had one of the best records in the NCBCA finishing 25-5. We also hold 242 wins, more than top programs like BC and USC. We also have an illustrious history making big noise, we've reached the final four and the sweet sixteen a couple of times in our 9 year history, ranking top 15 in the NCBCA in prestige. Milwaukee is the littest place on earth. Our magnificent city hosts summer-fest. It’s the world’s largest music festival,’ making other festivals like Coachella seem really cute. The festival happens for 11 days across 11 stages but has dedicated grounds on the lakefront with a chair lift running across. Everyone is on the lineup. It is a lively experience in a dynamic background. Enjoy visiting beautiful places like the Milwaukee Art Museum which is the background of like every popular commercial. A 19th-century building fad used a type of clay from the local Menominee River Valley, resulting in Cream City Brick, a light brick color unique to Milwaukee. Milwaukee offers a variety of entertainment and scenery for the individual's liking.
Our beautiful campus offers flexibility and luxury living for our wonderful scholars. Marquette offers amazing luxury halls with fine dining, a fitness center and basketball courts. We also have renovated classrooms and facilities with updated technology to make sure our students are up to date with learning and that our institute is running smoothly.
Our program needs you and we hope to see you in Milwaukee next year!
Nebraska offers P. Carter (46)
Walk On (possibility of upgrading to scholarship)
Pitch TBA
FSU offers P. Carter #46
scholarship
https://docs.google.com/document/d/133N-QPhUCOu7a0l_hFcfC-ut7PKM--JF5-wyzeyUSHQ/edit?usp=sharing
Indiana offers P. Carter (46)
Scholarship
Peter,
Greetings, I’m Staves99 head basketball coach at Indiana University. I’m here today to offer you a full scholarship to come play basketball for our prestigious team along with an invitation to visit our campus in Bloomington. After extensive scouting through the years my staff and I love your elite skill level, especially for a guy of your size. Our staff is confident that we can maximize that talent and turn you into one of the best big men in the country. Now without further ado, I’d like to get into why Indiana University is the perfect fit for you and your family.
Located just four hours away from your home in Park Ridge, Indiana University is the perfect distance from home as it gives you that away from home college feel, while still being within driving distance of your hometown. Everyone is different, but I know I loved that feeling of getting to know a new area and it’s attractions and people, rather than staying home which can get dull at times. Anyway, due to our relatively close proximity to your home it will make it easy for your family and friends to come on down to Bloomington for the day to catch a game, grab a bite and spend some time together. We also play both Northwestern and Illinois once each season which could serve as a homecoming type game for you. Peter, the bottom line regarding the distance between Bloomington and Park Ridge is that it, in a sense gives you the best of both worlds. An opportunity to experience college in a new area while still being within driving distance of your hometown.
Next, I’d like to discuss something I know is extremely important to you and that is getting to the NBL. No other programs in the country have the track record that we do in terms of developing prospects and sending them to the league. In ten seasons we have sent 35 players to the NBL including 14 lottery picks and 18 first rounders. Although all the lottery selections and first round picks are great and all, that’s just the first step in the NBL process. Having success in the league is the hard part and year in and year out our players go into the league prepared to contribute immediately. Here at Indiana, we don’t just have the most players in the NBL, we also have the best players in the NBL. Former Hoosiers have combined for one MVP award, three All NBL First Team selections, five All NBL Second Team selections, three All NBL Third Team selections, and three NBL championships. That’s not just impressive, its legendary. Peter, I envision you adding to all those impressive accolades. I can already tell you have what it takes to win an NBL MVP just like Damon Bell did. Your next in a long line of legendary Hoosiers.
Throughout my career I have recruited and coached eleven players who have gone on to play in the NBL, including four lottery picks. Just the last two seasons alone four of my former players were drafted including Fred Hart (#8 overall) and Graham Knox (#13 overall). You actually remind me a lot of Jim Layton, a player of mine at Clemson. Jim arrived on campus as a mid four star recruit similar to yourself. He stayed and developed for four years before being drafted and playing significant minutes in the NBL for the storied LA Lakers. The only difference between you two is that your ceiling is higher. Peter, by choosing Indiana that kind of career track and even more is possible.
In terms of playing time, we envision you stepping in as a freshman and playing right around 20-25 minutes per game. We have very little frontcourt depth as only William Post returns down low so expectations will be high coming in. With age your role will only grow so by the time your an upperclassman you’ll be expected to be one of our leaders and best players, something I know you are capable of.
Obviously the number one priority here at Indiana is winning basketball games and we’ve certainly proven capable of doing so. With two national titles, over 300 regular season wins, and five Big North titles, it’s hard to find a more storied program then we have at Indiana. The future also looks bright as we return the #2 ranked team in terms of talent, boasting five stud freshman who all played big minutes for us last season. By adding a few big time recruits like yourself, we will no doubt be a top five team in the nation.
I can also assure you that there is no program in the country that boasts the history of history and tradition that we do. The expectation around Bloomington has always been to be one of the most prestigious program in the country, the people of Indiana will not accept anything less and I love them for it. Since the beginning of the NCBCA era in 2016 Indiana has the most national championships, regular seasons wins and players in the NBL. Our prestige rating has also always been amongst the best in the nation and has never dipped below the high 70s, proving how consistently dominant we have been over the best decade. So Peter, how’s contributing to another decade of dominance sound?
While at Clemson, I led one of the largest prestige jumps in league history in just six seasons. When I arrived the basketball program was more or less the laughing stock of the school. The team had never won more than nine games and had a prestige rating of 22. With limited resources and talent I got right to work and had us in the NT two seasons later. By the time my Clemson career concluded we had won over 100 games, made two elite eights and our prestige had jumped to a 61. Most importantly we were the pride of Clemson rather then the laughingstock. I plan to continue this upwards prestige trend at Indiana and won’t rest until we are the most prestigious program in the country again.
Lastly, campus life is something all of here at Indiana pride ourselves on. With over 38,000 students their is always something going on throughout campus. Sporting events are popular for students to attend and the Memorial Union Center is another hot spot. The City of Bloomington is also quite impressive as it has some of the best shops and restaurants in the state.
Good luck with your decision and Go Hoosiers!
Cal offers Nelson Robertson (47)
Scholarship
School Visit (4/5)
Hey Nelson,
I’m
The best thing about Berkeley is that it prides itself on academic excellence before anything else. This is reflected in the most basic sense in our #7 education ranking in the entire NCBCA, the highest for a public school, but really it goes much deeper than that. Berkeley is a place where the most accomplished in academia gather to teach, learn, and discover new things. Our acceptance rate of 16% means that even though we are a state school, we are extremely selective and only admit students that have shown that they can succeed at the very highest level in terms of their coursework. Our faculty are world renowned and the very, very best in their field, not just being master teachers but tireless and accomplished researches as well. As evidence for this, there have been an astounding 22 nobel laureates that were professors at Cal. Our biggest strengths are perhaps in the hardest fields in academia, with physics, a department proudly claiming 9 of our 22 nobel prizes, chemistry, and engineering being our biggest strengths with our world-class programs in those fields. Anywhere you look at Cal, you will see the very best at what they do advancing further in their craft, whether it be by studying as a student or doing research as a professor. With your perfect 4.0 in high school and desire to continue to face a rigorous education path, I think Berkeley will be a perfect fit for you as you are for it.
Over the past decade, Cal has turned from a school just famous for its academics to a school famous for its basketball program as well. The past few years have been some of the most successful in school history, with an Elite Eight appearance, a 28 win season, and a Sweet Sixteen appearance being the results of the past three years of California basketball. The success our program has gotten has resulted in a steady climb up the prestige rankings, and we are ranked as high as 13th today. However, with all the success we have gotten thus far, we are prepared to top it with what we are planning to do next year.
Yes, we have big, big, plans for the near future of Cal Basketball. First of all, we’re returning multiple starters from last year’s Sweet Sixteen season, in Michael Delacruz and Christopher Dickson, and bringing two experienced seniors back for another year in Carl Dixon and Sean Oneil. That’s already a pretty good team already, but what I plan to do to put this team over the top is getting the guys I’m going after this recruiting period. First of all, I’ve already secured a commitment from former Duke star via graduate transfer: Brandon Short. I’m also going after #26 recruit Jake Matthews, as well as multiple Top 10 recruits in Don Zeman and Rudy Link. Even if I accomplish only part of my aspirations, and trust me, I won’t settle there willingly, the 2028 Golden Bears are going to be special.
A great thing about going to Cal is that you get to stay in-state. We aren’t the closest, but you could still get back home to Palm Desert via a moderately long drive or a very short flight. The result of this is that you could still live in a familiar environment in coastal California, but get away from your parents’ watch for your college life.
With all the things to do in the Bay Area, you would be relieved to have your parents not watching you from next door. With its massive size, there are no shortage of parties, new people to meet, clubs to join, and things to do in Berkeley. But why stop there? We’re right in the neighborhood of two of the most famous big cities in Cali: San Francisco and Oakland. There is everything that a big city offers, times two available to you any and every weekend you want here in Cal.
Yet another thing that Cal excels at is getting guys to the pros. We have a stunning 19 guys drafted in the NCBCA era, including three last year. Cal is well established as one of the best stages for guys to get noticed on the West Coast. With the prominence of our program, the quality of our coaching, and the expansiveness of our facilities, the only thing left to do to get you into the NBL is for you to put the work in. Do you have what it takes?
Thank you for coming to Berkeley and listening to my pitch, Nelson. Here in my first year at Cal, I am seeking student athletes that will uphold both sides of their title, and you fit my goals perfectly in that regard. Best of luck to you in your senior basketball season and year of studies.
NC State offers Nelson Robertson (47)
Scholarship
School visit (5/5)
Hi Nelson,
I am here to proudly announce you that we offer you a full scholarship to the university of NC State. We see in you a good person, but an even better player. This is why you are high on my priority list as I want to to talk about some things with you.
Pro potential (3) : Nelson, I see in you a player with really big potential, potential to make the NBL. I will make an evident promise : you will be drafted in the pros. Here, in NC State, we have sent over eight players in the NBL, so our staff knows how to develop you into your full potential. Finally, because we play in the ACC, the scouts will notice you more than in any others conferences.
Prestige (3) : I am a new coach here so the prestige isn't representative but we still rank in the upper half of the NCBCA in prestige. Also, I am implementing a new mentality so that our prestige will only improve from now to your graduation. Finally, we are ranked over Wake Forest in prestige, something that you should take in account when you will make your choice.
Education (5) : It is in our knowledge that you want to have a great education and NC State can offer you that. To start off with a bang, Raleigh is the second best educated city in the USA so you should be able to find people that have their education high in their heart just like you. Second thing is that Raleigh is in the top 5 cities for a job in the USA. Effectively, this means that you will be able to find a job during your studies if you want. Also, the average GPA for incoming freshmen is 3.72 and the acceptance rate is 49%. That means that all the students you will meet are passionate and hard working. Also, here are some facts about NC State : The student/faculty ratio is 13/1 so you will be able to get more of a intimate education. Also, we got some great programs : Our veterinary medicine program is ranked 3 nationally, we are the fifth best value among public universities in the USA and we have the ninth best value for in-state students nationally. In the rankings of the NCBCA, we rank in the upper half of the standings at 39. Also, I am sure that you will find one program that you like as we offer over 300 programs for undergraduates and graduates. We have an A+ in education on the website Niche and our professors are passionate. To finish, the libraries we have here are some of the best in the USA as they won big prizes including the Stanford price.
This finish what I have to say and if you have any questions, my door is always open. Good luck!!!
Wake Forest offers Nelson Robertson
Scholarship
School Visit
Thanks for coming to visit beautiful Winston-Salem, Nelson. I'm ExtraLives, the new men's basketball coach for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and I wanted to extend a full scholarship offer to you on behalf of Wake Forest University.
It's the beginning of a new era for the men's basketball program here at Wake, and we really want you to be a part of it. Here at Wake Forest, we pride ourselves -- more than anything else -- on being one of the better academic schools in the country. 15 Rhodes Scholars, four Marshall Scholars, Charlie Ergen [Co-founder of Dish Network], the list goes on. In addition, research being done in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, which houses many of our academic departments, is breaking ground in many fields including, but not limited to, biomedical science, IT, and material science.
I'll leave you with this -- no matter where you wind up, you'll be a great basketball player and an even better person. It would be great to coach you next season, and I think Wake Forest is a perfect fit for you. Thanks again for coming to visit our gorgeous campus.
(to be continued)
Oregon offers Nelson Robertson (47)
Scholarship
TBA
Purdue offers #47 Nelson Robertson
Scholarship
Pitch TBA
Cal offers Herbert Jordan (60)
Scholarship
Rescinded
Georgia offers H. Jordan (60)
Scholarship
School Visit (2/5)
Coach Visit (2/3)
Hello, Herbert! This is Georgia's coach, offering you a scholarship. Let's go over what makes UGA such a good fit for you.
I know you want to be close to home, and i probably would too, but only California is over on the west coast, and why not explore a new place, another city, like Athens, along with the rest of the state in Georgia. You'll have fun here in Georgia, and i know you want to stay close to home, but sometimes you have to give up one thing for the best fit. We can win a lot, and will, as long as you and other recruits come in and progress, we won 17 games last year and will win more this year, with you improving, in a few years you will be a total star, and right now we'll be improving the prestige value and more of the team. Prestige. Another thing you care about. I will be loyal to Georgia, i just signed a contract, and one of my plans is to make this program one of the more, if not the most, prestigious in the NCBCA. With you, and other recruits i've gotten/are getting, such as Charles Wolcott, we will do better than this program has ever done before in this upcoming season, and you can say you stuck with this program in the bad times, and we'll be doing very well at that point. And back when i said you needed to explore something new? Athens has got it for you. You can visit the state's botanical garden, or head to UGA football games during the fall, with a great atmosphere, and do a lot of fun stuff in downtown Athens, or check out the Bear Hollow Zoo, or the Georgia Museum of Art, and many more. This will be the right choice, if you head to Georgia. ~Skarmory
Nebraska offers Herbert Jordan (60)
Scholarship
Pitch TBA
FSU offers Herbert Jordan (60) scholarship come to FSU you will play
John Foret #36
scholarship
school visit
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10dHKttxywCt8xwzvJHULfcbAPuX6K-YrWdHXDE5LOmo/edit?usp=sharing
TCU Offers John Foret (36)
Scholarship
School Visit
Coach Visit
Hey John, It's nice to have the opportunity to sit down with you today and talk about your future as a student-athlete for the Horned Frogs of Fort Worth. Here at TCU, I think we can offer you exactly what you're looking for as far as our basketball program, student life, and education go. Likewise, you are also a perfect fit for us as we have an opening for a starting center of power forward spot going into the next season.
With Fort Worth being an 1 and a half hour flight from your home in Atlanta, you're the perfect distance away from home. Far enough away to experience the freedom of living on your own, but still close enough that your family will easily be able to come visit and attend every home game and even the games in Georgia Tech, where we have been set to play during the earlier part of the season. Having used to live in Atlanta myself for quite some time due to my dad’s business, I can tell you right now that the amazing food and geographical location found in the beautiful state of Georgia can be found here in Fort Worth as well. The climate is also eerily similar with Texas having a little bit of hotter weather, which I’m sure you’ll be used to after you cool off with bucket after bucket of straight splash. Lastly, the party vibe found in Atlanta can be found in the downtown areas of DFW as well, not to mention the extremely talented NBL teams found in the cities.
Your insane ability to be an absolute force in the paint is something that hasn’t been seen since the days of Dwight Howard, who I could see you being extremely similar to in terms of where legacies stand. Being a top 40 recruit at 36 coming out of your senior year in high school, there is no doubt whatsoever that you are thoroughly capable of not only making, but dominating the NBL and bringing back the gritty, inside play that we saw end after the 1990s. The raw athleticism in which you possess hasn’t been seen in the Mid Western Conference since the likes of RJ Barrett, with your inside presence and ability to get straight up buckets and play both sides of the court is something that has fascinated my scouts and I since we started watching you during your Junior Year of High School. Although you may be sceptical based on how many players I have sent to the pros, no worries John. I have sent more kids like yourself to the pros than any other coach that has made a pitch for you as of me sending this to you. With that being said, every player I have sent has been like you, a get it done down low type of big, and as I stated previously, you will be no different from the rest of the school (what they call a group of frogs rather than saying pack).
I know that you want to win, and win at TCU you will. Although we were only able to win 15 games last season, our best player and one of just two guards was injured for a majority of the season, despite this we were still able to beat Texas in the first round of the conference tournament and put up a battle of the ages against Texas Tech, the season prior to this, with a less talented roster, we were able to win 20 games and secure ourselves a spot in the dance, with a near sweet sixteen, you will only elevate this team’s ability to win games. Having rebuilt Auburn from a one win team (like when I got to TCU) to an elite eight, and tournament contender, you are the centerpiece that we have been missing, the straw that stirs the drink, the car that drives Jeff Williams, the nail in the coffin, however you wanna say it, that’s exactly what you can and will be at TCU.
Wanting someone that will always be there, a coach that is a man of his word, those are both examples of what kind of treatment you will receive at TCU. I have never cut a scholarship player or even a player that was a 3 or 4 star such as yourself, being a generational talent and overall monster, you will be no exception. Having been to TCU myself, and having signed a lifetime contract I can assure you that I am in no position to leave what I have created here in Fort Worth. My loyalty rating is at a perfect 100 and has stayed there for 2 and a half seasons. Not only that, but my loyalty rating surpasses far beyond that of the other coaches that have offered you. Although there isn’t much to say about this besides notifying you of all the promises I have kept and players I have accepted into my school I can tell you something for certain, you are a purple blooded horned frog at heart.
Once I was cultivated that the deciding factor in your decision was the school’s campus life, I felt as if I obligated to offer you and rightfully so. TCU does not only have one of the best campus lifes in the nation but the DFW area is known for its amazing culture and jaw dropping sights. The vivid scenery and fine arts will leave you unwilling to ever leave. From places such as the botanical garden, which is widely regarded as the most scenic garden from places all across not only the nation, but the world in general, I decided to do you a favor and attach an image to the letter which is found above. Places like the Fort Worth drive through zoo will leave you at no rest trying to visit all superb displays of nature found in the (DFW) area. As well as the aquarium which is conveniently located within walking distance of the city's historic downtown core, the Aquarium is a fun and educational excursion for young and old alike. Found in the massive amount of saltwater are a vast array of sea life including bonnethead sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, sea turtles, giant groupers, and rare leafy sea dragons, all living in their natural reef settings. Something I recommend is the Orinoco Rainforest exhibit, complete with numerous free-flying birds such as toucans, along with tree sloths and aquatic species such as Orinoco crocodiles and poison dart frogs. Not interested in scenic views made by Mother Nature? Downtown Dallas also hosts the death place of John F Kennedy in the JFK museum where you can see the exact location of the tragedy that took place on November 22nd, 1963 and take a knee for the fallen president. That not interest you either? Well I’m sure that the buildings like the Reunion Tower will. While not the tallest building in Dallas, the Reunion Tower is undoubtedly the most distinguished and most recognizable. Its 560-foot length is spectacularly lit up at night, emphasizing its unique outline. After renovations in 2011, the Reunion Tower now boasts a revolving restaurant with 360-degree views over Dallas. As well as the galleria mall, one of the biggest malls in the state of Texas which is home to a full size ice rink as well as some of the most high end designer clothes and accessories. Now let’s get onto the widely beloved campus. With an average class size of 27 students, TCU has one of the best “party” vibes in the whole NCBCA and as stated earlier, shares a remarking resemblance with the live back in Atlanta. With more than 60 religions, faiths, and traditions, TCU, despite the name, is home to people of all cultures and backgrounds. We do our best to make everyone feel at home, which is why we boast over 225 student organizations and over 41 fraternities and sororities and our 17-1 student to staff ratio, you’ll always feel right at home when you come to TCU! Also being ranked 36th in the NCBCA, although it may not be the best, it surely surpasses others. Despite us being a private school, our tuition is a third less than Villanova as well as the fact that our school is ranked one of the highest in the nation when it comes to preparing you for the “real world” with an undergraduate enrollment of nearly 9,000. We e are also ranked among the best for best “value” schools and nearly top the best undergraduate engineering programs. Between professional sporting games, rodeos, shopping and the world's largest honky tonk, you'll never have nothing to do! Downtown Fort Worth is only 5 miles away from TCU's campus and Dallas is only 35 miles away, you will truly never be bored. As well as our excellent array of Mexican food, that comes straight from the border Torchy's, Chuy's, Fuzzy's, you name it, we’ve got it! As well as Queso that you'll crave for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Firstly I’d like to thank you for taking the time to consider TCU as a school of choice to pursue your basketball career. Your insane ability to play the game is surreal and easily one of the best I have ever seen and are bound for big things. Even if you are not to commit to our program, I would just like to let you know that through night and day, the city of Fort Worth will always cheer you on. Riff ram bah zoo!
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Miami offers #36 John Foret
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Miami offers #37 Scott Hall
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Dear Scott,
I am thrilled to offer you a scholarship to the University of Miami.
Not since Albert Einstein discovered the theory of relativity have I seen such a spectacular use of mental and physical power as I have when I watch you play this beautiful game. I'm very excited about your potential as a basketball player, and I'm very much looking forward to spending some time working with you. Let's go over why you should come to Miami.
Miami is ranked 17th in the NCBCA education rankings. We understand that your education is important to you, and I can assure you that you would get a quality education here. We can also offer small class sizes, and with only 10,500 enrolled students, you'll have no problem getting into classes or getting individual face time with professors.
While we know that Miami is a bit of a ways away from home for you, we find ourselves in that neck of the woods surprisingly often. For one thing, Louisville is in our conference, and we play them every season, so you'll get at least one game a year in your own hometown, and of course, your friends and family are more than welcome to attend courtesy of the team. Additionally, we played a lot of non-conference games within reasonable distance of Louisville over the last couple of seasons, including games at Kentucky, Michigan and Michigan State. And, if you come to Miami, we'll be sure to schedule at least one away game a year somewhere near your hometown.
We also rank highly in prestige, and we're currently sitting at #12. The program has made a lot of progress in the last several years, but now we feel strongly that we've established ourselves as a perennial contender. We've managed to win both in the regular season and in the tournament -- the program has made two Final Fours and won at least 24 games a season since the renaissance began. At this point, we expect and demand success out of ourselves.
There's just no other better place to play basketball, in this great nation, the USA, than the University of Miami. God bless us all, god bless the state of Kentucky for having such talented spawn. Thank you, sleep tight, and we hope to see you in the fall, my precocious friend.
Sincerely,
Rub A. Chikin
Director of Basketball Operations
University of Miami
Georgia offers Scott Hall (37)
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Hello, Scott! This is from Georgia's coach, offering you a scholarship. Let's go over what makes UGA such a good fit for you.
Now, we may be 8 hours away from you in Louisville, but Miami is a lot farther away. I know location matters to you, and we are 8 hours closer by drive (we still are 8 hours away, but we are a lot closer), and a nonstop flight is 1h and 15m shorter. We are 325 miles away from you, so still fairly far, but Miami is 922 miles away from you. You will likely start year ~2, maybe if you have really good progression you'll start year 1, but for your last 3 years of college, as long as you progress well, you will get a lot of playing time/start. I know you want playing time, and if you progress well year 1 you'll get playing time year 1, but most of the better teams will have no room for you to play very much year 1. On the "better teams" part, i know we don't have much of a history for winning, but we won 17 games last year and will win more this year, as long as we get a good crooting session, which includes you signing with us. We may not be the most prestigious program right now, but with you and our current trajectory that prestige will go up in no time. I know you want a really good education, and while we may only be T-22nd out of NCBCA schools, and whatever you want to do that's at UGA you'll love, and be very proud of your degree from here. And in terms of campus life, you have a ton to do. You can explore the downtown area of Athens, or check out the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and a lot more. Make the right choice, and come to Georgia. ~Skarmory
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TCU Offers S. Sanders (56)
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FSU offers D. Sanders 56
scholarship
come to fsu you will start. we have a wonderful campus
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Georgetown offers David Sanders (56)
Scholarship
School Visit
Hi there Mr Sanders,
I would like to take this time to extend to you an offer to play for the Georgetown Hoyas. This is certainly an offer that you will be excited to consider, because from what I’ve heard you only want to consider private schools, and I can tell you that Georgetown fits that criteria as it is a private Catholic institution.
As you most likely know, playing for Georgetown will allow you to attend on of the most academically excellent schools in the entire NCBCA. Georgetown is ranked 6th in the nation, and has been such a prestigious school for decades, as seen through it being referenced in the first season of a hit TV show at the turn of the millennia, The West Wing, as the school of choice for the President’s daughter. Georgetown offers very unique opportunities for you to succeed in a variety of disciplines, most notably Political Science, which is granted due to our location in the nation’s capital (this would provide you great opportunities to intern in government if you’d desire). Opportunities are also great for sports management, and we can use our connection in the Athletic Department to the many sports teams who play at the Capital One Arena (Where we play our basketball games) and get you opportunities to shadow them at their work and intern for them during summer (should you desire). Beyond that, we are ranked number 4 in terms of international business by US News (our connections to international businesses that have branches in DC allow us to be so successful at this, plus our connections to the government further allows us to excel in this field) and have an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, allowing you to have great opportunities for classroom success most other universities cannot compete with.
In terms of your playing time on the court while at Georgetown, I am looking to redshirt you a year to allow you to experience tremendous growth and still retain 4 years of eligibility. After you become eligible to play, though, you will start all of the games we play, and I am certain that you will be the dominant force out there. Looking ahead, we should be one of the more dominant teams on the boards, and with you in the game being the beast I know you can be, we will make other teams pay for any slip-ups they have in the paint as you help lead our team forward into glory.
With prestige, Georgetown has seen a 16-point increase in only three years, one of the fastest growing prestige rates in the NCBCA which will only continue while you are here. Georgetown currently sits at a position of 38 overall in the NCBCA, but I promise you that we will be at a better prestige rating by the time you leave than when you entered. This will be done with us achieving major success in the NT tourney and in the CT tourney with the leadership you will provide.
In terms of winning, Georgetown has been on a major upswing over the last three years. Thanks, due to the amazing talents of AllTheHolloway, our Hoyas have made three straight NCBCA tourneys, went to the SEC tourney semifinals twice and finals once, and have had three consecutive 20+ win seasons. This team is also listed as a preseason AP top 25 team based on the returning talent that we have (an AP rating of 15), meaning that we are slated for major success, especially considering how that rating was only off of a seven-player roster that we currently have. With my track record as a winning coach, I turned around a Virginia Tech team that was on the brink of being obsolete and made them into a NT team despite being in arguably the hardest conference in the league in only two years before I had to step away due to unforeseen circumstances.
In terms of location of Georgetown in comparison to La Madera, New Mexico, Georgetown is about as close as any other school is when comparing flight time to drive time. La Madera is in a tough situation in terms of freeways, and this causes massively long drives toward neighboring states (takes nearly 12 hours to get to Dallas). As such, you would likely have to travel by plane to everywhere. With that in mind, it is almost irrelevant wherever you go in the US since New Mexico is relatively centralized (at least you aren’t flying from Florida to Washington) and once you’re starting to fly, you can simply fall asleep (gotta catch up on sleep in these scenarios in my opinion), play games, or do anything else allowed by the TSA. When you land in DC, Ronald Reagan National Airport is only 5.63 miles from campus, and we have shuttles that can pick you up from the airport (if you aren’t picked up or Uber over).
With life on campus, you will benefit majorly from the many attractions of Washington DC. You can stroll around the national mall and visit all of the monuments and memorials if you’d care for a calm day of staring in awe at our nation. You can meander in the Smithsonian museums, taking, learning, and appreciating all the information you will experience in any of its 19 museums, such as my favorite museum: The National Air and Space Museum. You can take time to slow down and appreciate all the trivial things in life at the many parks and trails around the university, such as the Capital Crescent Trail, Theodore Roosevelt Island, and the West Potomac Park to name a few. You can also attend professional sporting events ranging from baseball to basketball to hockey while at Georgetown, a very lucrative commodity that only a handful of other universities can offer. DC has so many other little secrets that I physically am unable to list them all for you to look at, and that is what makes this such a wonderful city to live in for school: each new day can be a new adventure for you to experience.
With your pro potential by attending Georgetown, we offer you an outstanding opportunity to be playing in front of NBA scouts each and every gameday. The Hoyas play in the Capital One Arena, the same building that the Washington Wizards play in. What this means for you is that every gameday you get to live the life of a NBA star despite being only in college. You get to suit up in the same locker room that all of your local NBA team’s players have since the arena was constructed in 1997. You also will get to warm-up and play all of your home games before NBA sized crowds and atmospheres. However, the most significant thing about this is that you will have the Wizard’s scouts and executives at the vast majority of the home games because you will be playing where they work and live, something that the vast majority of other schools all around the country cannot offer you. These individuals can easily watch you play at any moment in time, and when you impress these scouts, all the other ones will notice too, and you will become one of the hottest commodities in the NBL draft. In terms of pros drafted from Georgetown in the NCBCA era, they are lacking for the moment. Yet many of the players that you will be playing with when you attend Georgetown will be NBL stars alongside you, such as Milton Hall and Adan Meeks (both are over 70 overall, and the rest of the starters are above 60 too). In terms of NBL pros that I have coached, Daniel Rotella and Nathan Silvers are both in the NBL at the moment, and they were both the game changing kind of players just like you are, so I am absolutely certain that I will be able to make you into a better player than either of those two and that you will be a star in the NBL.
With loyalty, me having to step away (due to personal reasons) has affected dropped my loyalty ranking, but it should not alarm you that my loyalty is below what many other coaches have since I have adjusted my irl schedule and have a better understanding on what amount of a workload I can take on while still being successful. Simply put, with life shit happens, but after experiencing it once I will not make that mistake ever again, and I plan on staying in Georgetown for a very long time, which is likely until I retire (most definitely after my second contract with the university). With that said, my current contract has me at the university for three years and an option of the fourth, which I would only exercise to get a new contract with the university. I certainly hope to hear back from you soon.
--Coach NormalGuy, Head Coach, Gonzaga
Ohio State offers S. Sanders (56)
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Nebraska offers C. Chestnut (62)
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FSU offers C. Chestnut 62
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UCLA offers Larry Williams
Scholarship
School Visit (4/5)
Hi Larry,
Glad you could make the very, very short trip down to Pauley Pavilion. Just over 11 miles from Pauley Pavilion and the rest of UCLA's campus, you would have no trouble making trips to your home whenever you wanted, whether getting a ride from a friend, taking advantage of the university's shuttle service, or even riding a bike or simply walking there (work on your cardio on the way!).
At UCLA, we've always held the philosophy that the hardest workers get the most time on the court. Watching how you play the game, it's clear you put in 110% in everything you do, from scoring to passing to rebounding. That attitude is what separates good players from great players, and we feel you will be a great one.
At UCLA, winning is a tradition. From a Final Four to multiple Elite Eights and Sweet Sixteens, Success has been no stranger to the Bruins. Just last year, we managed to take on and beat the other Los Angeles school, USC in the conference tournament. Come be a part of tradition at UCLA.
I've been the head coach of UCLA for almost 10 years. In that time, i've made sure that every single person in the basketball program is hand picked by myself. You should know that my commitment to this team is second to none. That is why I expect the loyalty of everybody else in the program. I want to foster a community of inclusiveness that anyone can join and feel like they are part of the Bruins family. We want you to be the next member of the family.
Los Angeles is home to some of the best sights in the world, as I'm sure you probably know. Hang out in your old stomping grounds in Van Nuys after a big win, or catch a game of one of LA's 8 major professional sports teams. At night, Los Angeles nightlife offers endless entertainment options, whether it’s a quiet drink with that special someone or dancing the night away with thousands of fellow party people. Downtown L.A.'s vibrant nightlife includes L.A. LIVE and numerous bars and nightclubs. In Hollywood, dress to impress at Drai’s and The Colony. Universal CityWalk Hollywood has everything from the Hard Rock Cafe to the dueling pianos of Howl at the Moon. L.A. mixologists create some of the best cocktails in the country at top bars, restaurants and hotels. Laugh it up at the Hollywood Improv Comedy Club or the Laugh Factory. Additionally, UCLA has tons of opportunities for a great student life on campus, from completely free access to the 14,000 square foot Bruin Fitness Center to the multitude of award winning dining locations on The Hill, you'll never go wrong when you attend UCLA.
Make the right decision Larry, stay at home with your family and friends in LA, and become a local hero.
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UNLV offers Larry Williams a scholarship.
Campus Visit
What's up Larry?
So glad to be able to have you in Vegas--we have a lot to talk about. Obviously, there's a lot of things that are important to you.
I know specifically that you said playing time, location, winning and campus life are important to you, so let's chat about those things.
Location: Just four hours from Van Nuys, Las Vegas is an easy drive to make for a weekend trip home. Hop on a plane and it's even quicker with direct flight options that'll put you in either location in just over an hour.
Playing Time: Welcome to the starting lineup. I’ve joined this school and cleaned house. We have zero players on our roster right now. I’m serious, zero. Obviously that won’t be the case when the season tips off, but the point is that we’re going to be a young team on the come up. What does this mean for you? It means you're going to be in the starting lineup the second you step on campus. UCLA's best player, Antonio Woolard, is the exact same height as you and is just a sophomore. So many guys get overshadowed--don't let that be you. At UNLV, you're a priority on the court and with your ceiling being as high as it is, you will be for your entire career.
Winning: The last time I was building a team from scratch, we won the conference in year one and played in the national championship game in year two. I'll let my actions speak.
Campus Life: As for off the court, what more could a kid like you ask for? UNLV is just a 3.2-mile Uber ride away from the Las Vegas Strip, the only area in the nation that’s literally partying 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and 365 days per year. Don’t get me wrong, UNLV is a dope school—Niche gave us an “A” for athletics and party scene—but there is no place in the WORLD that’ll give you the unique experience that you desire. There is no waiting until Friday or Saturday night to enjoy a night out—you have the entire city at your fingertips.
There’s the boxing and UFC matches at the MGM Grand that bring in thousands of visitors and make this city the capital of the sports universe. There’s the famous hotels like the Bellagio where thousands of tourists gather to watch the fountain show that goes off in front. There’s Caesars Palace, the Cosmopolitan and so many more places to enjoy life. Why go to clubs that play Calvin Harris when you can come to Las Vegas and hit up clubs and see artists like Harris (he has residency at Omnia with Zedd) and Aviicii literally DJing the party. Want to build your brand by hanging out with the stars, hit up 1 OAK, a favorite of the Kardashians—you’re more than just a ball player, you’re a personality. You’re a man that belongs on camera. Have a lady friend? Take her to Drai’s, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar frequently perform here, and head to the half outside by the pool surrounded by palm trees and a beautiful view of the Strip. She’ll be sold on you immediately with that view. I could go on and on—you’ll be here all year and you can have a completely different experience every night if you want to. You never run out of things to do here.
Looking at the lifestyle here that has to do with sports, like I said, we were graded an 'A' by Niche for athletics, but it goes beyond that. Las Vegas is a basketball hotbed and only the realest hoop heads know this. During the summer, hoops culture takes over the city in July. There’s the NBL Summer League of course, but hundreds of other stars come in for the AAU Tournaments that run the city. Heck, I remember my first summer here as a youngin’ I bumped into everyone. Sat with Russell Westbrook at a game, Paul Pierce caught me hungover, fixing my hair in the reflection of a glass door. If you're a kid that loves the game, you're going to be around a city that shares your passion.
I hope you make the right decision, bud, I wish you all the best. Viva Las Vegas and Go Rebs!
“Sittin' Gucci Row like they say up at UNLV. Young rebel, young money nothin' you could tell me.”
Colorado offers Larry Williams
Scholarship
School Visit
Coach Visit
Hey Larry, nice to finally get to talk to you! I’m really excited to have you tour our campus today, and I’m also very excited to formally offer you a scholarship to come play basketball here at Colorado! It would be an honor to coach a wing with your skills, and I sincerely hope that I get that chance.
Loyalty is something I think we match up well in. I have heard you want a coach that won’t leave you in the dust halfway through your career and I am certainly someone who has proven that I won’t do that. Over my tenure here at Colorado, most jobs in the NCBCA have been open at some point or another, but my name has never even been in any rumors regarding an interview or interest for them. People can talk about loyalty all they want, but I have proven it time and time again. There has been so many coaches who bounce around from program to program every two or three years, and preach loyalty just because they sign a contract at their new school. But Larry, I have proven that I am a man and a coach of my word. I have also never broken a promise to a player, and that won’t change anytime soon. You have my word that I will stay here at Colorado for as long as you are, and well beyond. Many coaches can say this, but you know that I mean it.
Our program here is seriously on the rise. We have improved dramatically since I took over as head coach, and plan to continue that trend. Last year we cracked the NT as a 5 seed while winning 23 games in the always talented PCC. We went 15-3 in the PCC, and won the PCC Mountain Tournament and Regular Season title, only losing to a talented Oregon squad in the PCC title game. We only lose one player from last season, and it happens to be our starting Small Forward, which opens up PT for you. We ranked in the top 10 in early returning talent polls as well, showing that we are serious about competing and winning now. Other than that though, we return two of our famous big three from last year, and they can help us compete with anyone in the country. With your help, we can easily be a dark horse for a national title this season. While some might not respect our unselfish style of play which gets everyone involved, it is a proven system, and has turned this team from laughingstock to contender. With first team All-American Francisco Britton returning (the only first team All-American returning) this could be our year.
While prestige may not be our school's greatest asset, we have quietly moved into the top half in the entire NCBCA. We are a program that is on the rise not one that has reached its peak already. By making the NT 5 times out of the last six years, we have established a precedent for excellence at this program. With guys like Dwight Rush, Francisco Britton, and William Harris on our team receiving national attention, our program will only continue to become more visible in the near and distant future. I promise you that by the time you graduate or declare for the NBL draft, Colorado will be considered among the best basketball programs in the nation, and saying that you played here will be something to be very proud of. Our consistency in being competitive every year has been gaining us national recognition, and things are only trending up.
Larry, we know that location is one of your top priorities, and being from the West Coach this isn't a easy priority to obtain. However, we here at Colorado can offer you a chance to play at one of the closest D1 schools to your home. The high majority of our games will very close to your home, and this will allow your friends and family to come and support you, and recognize your hard work over these past years.
Additionally, I feel that the campus life here is something truly special as well. We feel that we are a balanced school that can offer you a little bit of everything, and leave nothing to be desired as you ride off into the sunset. Like urban areas? Boulder is underappreciated, as while it is on the smaller side, it still is a city. Also, Denver is right near by, which offers the more traditional city experience, and offers a great place to hang out with friends. But if you ever want to get away from the rat race, Boulder is one of the most relaxing places in the country. It features beautiful views, bike trails, and some fantastic skiing in the winder. Also, our campus has been talked about as one of the most aesthetically pleasing in the nation, as it takes on a new but fantastic look during all four seasons. On the personal side of things, you will be treated like a legend here. But here, you will be treated as royalty. Girls will flock to you at parties, and everyone will want to introduce themselves to one of the top recruits in the schools history. Our crowds at home games have been ravenous these past few years, and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
While we may not be able to offer you an instant starting job, we are willing to offer you instant playing time. If you look at our team, outside of our big two in Wilson and Britton, playing time is pretty wide open. Additionally, I have shown no fear when playing freshman in the past, offering them legitimate roles and fair chances to earn playing time over upperclassmen players.Playing minutes that mean something as a freshman is a truly great experience, and we can offer you that here. If you look at our Small Forward depth, you will see that it is fairly non-existent, and outside of one senior you would be the lead man for the job in years to come.
USnews ranks us in the top 100 academically out of over 300 ranked schools, showing that our education is very important to us. Our research department is very widely respected as well, as we are the only Rocky Mountain school in the Association of American Universities, an elite group of 62 research universities. This gives our students a serious advantage over other students when regarding getting jobs after graduation, because it is a very serious title. We take serious measures to make sure that our student athletes have all the chances the need to be successful in the classroom.
Larry, don’t settle for just some of your wants in a college, get the best of all worlds here at Colorado.
Best, stepback34
Wisconsin offers 49 W. Triplett
Scholarship, School Visit, Coach Visit
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Marquette offers (49) W. Triplett
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Pleasure to meet you today, I am theevilfly, coach of the outstanding Marquette Golden Eagles . Your exhilarating and powerful command on the court intrigues us and we feel that you’d be a great fit for our program. Your ability to do a little bit of everything gives us flexibility to play you in different roles. The intangibles you possess is diminutive in a lot of player. You are special and everyone in this program fully recognizes that and we hope you can be a driving force for us going forward in the future.
The city of Marquette sets off a riveting vibe once you set your eyes on it. The community and vicinity is magnificent serving amazing hospitality to any outsider. Milwaukee has a rich architectural history. The most recognizable feature is the Milwaukee Art Museum. The museum holds more than 30,000 permanent works and is among the nation’s finest collections of American decorative arts, German Expressionism, folk and Haitian art and American art after 1960. The exhibition is stunning leaving a remarkable and memorable experience to remember. The alluring antiquity of these buildings are amazing and show off the rich history and culture of our beloved city. Talented individuals like you shine while part of the dynamic community of people in Milwaukee. We have an NBA team worth billions of dollars unlike cities like Madison and Green Bay meaning the basketball market is huge. This city lives and breathes basketball. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, an exceptional big man who won at every level, touted by many as the greatest to do it, Sidney Moncrief, amazing all-around stud who had a fantastic career part of the Bucks organization, Michael Jordan, an extremely talented guard who can do it all and led an incredible Marquette team, all incredible players who gave their all to this city and this city gave them immense support and hospitality in return. We are the University for you and it's undeniable.
Our program would love to see you here next year
Wisconsin offers (57) Daniel Ware
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Ohio State offers Daniel Ware (57)
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Hello Daniel,
My name is Tom and I am the Head Coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. It is my honor to offer you a full-ride scholarship to come to THE Ohio State. I'm excited to meet with you today to tell you why should accept and join the Buckeyes next season. You're interested in a loyal, prestigious school with great education. We have that here in Columbus. Our prestige in recent years has risen up to the highest it's been in almost a decade. My loyalty is currently the rated the highest it has in my entire NCBCA career. My loyalty is in the 5th tier, the highest tier possible. I know that if you come to Ohio State you'll see how loyal and dedicated I am to my players. Our education is also in the top 25 in the NCBCA. We offer a lot of different majors so you won't struggle with finding one that you like. I'm still in my first couple years here as head coach of Ohio State but I've been working hard to help lift our prestige back to its former glory. Despite the fact that we're still building it back up, we rank in the top 25. My promise to you is that between now and your senior year our prestige will rise by at least a couple of points.
We know that you want to have a great education. And I have good news for you, Ohio State can offer that to you. I'm also happy to tell you that the Ohio State graduation rate is 83.4%, which means that the vast majority of our students are successful in their studies here in Columbus. I know that with your dedication you will do just fine. In the NCBCA education rankings, we rank in the upper quarter of the rankings at 22. We have an A+ in education from the website Niche.com. The professors here are dedicated and very passionate and I know that you'll love learning with them.
Well, that's all for today. I want to thank you for listening to our offer and we hope to see you here at Ohio State this fall.
Sincerely,
Coach Tom
Ohio State
Colorado offers Ware
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Daniel, I would love to have you join our squad!
Loyalty is supremely important to me as a head coach. Colorado is a destination school for me, not somewhere I just want to go for a few years. I fully intend for this to be the only place I ever coach at. Many coaches have bounced around multiple places but I can say that I never even considered leaving here. I have been here for 8 seasons, which is unheard of for a coach not at a blue blood. Having one coach for your entire college career has quite a few benefits, as I can really help you develop into our system here. Additionally, I have never broken a promise to a recruit during my time coaching basketball, not just at the college level. When I tell you something I truly mean it, and I promise I will show loyalty to you while you are here, and long after you leave. If you come here I can promise you that I will be here for as long as you are, and I will do anything I can to help you after you leave here.
While prestige may not be our school's greatest asset, we have quietly moved into the top half in the entire NCBCA. We are a program that is on the rise not one that has reached its peak already. By making the NT 5 times out of the last six years, we have established a precedent for excellence at this program. With guys like Dwight Rush, Francisco Britton, and William Harris on our team receiving national attention, our program will only continue to become more visible in the near and distant future. I promise you that by the time you graduate or declare for the NBL draft, Colorado will be considered among the best basketball programs in the nation, and saying that you played here will be something to be very proud of. Our consistency in being competitive every year has been gaining us national recognition, and things are only trending up.
Also, we know education is important to you. Recently, the US World and News Report ranked us 32nd among universities in the entire world. We are confident we have a solid foundation for student athletes to succeed in the classroom as well as on the court. Additional, we are the only Rocky Mountain school in the Association of American Universities, an elite group of 62 research universities. This gives you a huge advantage as you can get jobs much easier after college. Employers know the value of a Boulder education. We also rank in division one for all sports including football, and have an awesome surrounding town with plenty of bike paths, open space, and fresh, clean air.
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Xavier offers J. Harrington (42)
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Ohio State offers J. Harrington (42)
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MSU offers Johnny Harrington
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Hey Johnny, I am Adi Kandula, head coach of the Michigan State University Men’s Basketball Team. I would like to offer you a full athletic scholarship to continue your basketball and academic career at East Lansing. MSU can offer you everything you need, from being close to your home in Cedarville, to a great culture of sending players to the NBL, to a lot of playing time on a competitive team that will win a lot of games. There is no better fit for you than Michigan State, and I hope you will recognize that as you make your decision.
Location(5)
As you know, MSU is the only in-state school that offered you. Part of the reason I offered you is I know how good our in-state players are and can be. We are just a short drive from your home in Cedarville, meaning your family and friends can make the trip to all of your home games. Also, you might be wondering why all the best players in-state come to play at East Lansing. Well, MSU has a reputation of developing many of our homegrown players. This includes stars such as Josh Jackson, Miles Bridges, Brian Bowen, Magic Johnson, Denzel Valentine, the Flintstones, and so many more. Here at MSU, we always look out for local high school players, and that is why many of the top recruits in Michigan choose MSU. If you come to MSU, you would be in the ideal location of a program that is close to your home and will 100% develop you.
Pro Potential(4)
Every single kids dream is to one day be a star NBL player, including yours. There are few better programs and coaches than MSU at sending players to the NBL. Out of all the schools offering you, MSU has sent the most players to the NBL with 14. As a coach, I have gotten 22 players drafted, including 8 lottery picks. Here at MSU, we have a culture where everyone wants themselves and each other to succeed. You are allowed to look out for yourself. That is part of the reason we have so many successful players in the NBL, including Miles Bridges, Magic Johnson, Draymond Green, Sheldon Taylor, and Josh Jackson. Our staff will help you improve your draft stock as you will get stronger, faster, and more talented. If you come to MSU, you will leave as one of the top prospects in the nation and you will be drafted.
Playing Time(3)
I know you want playing time, as does everyone else. We have a talented roster coming in, but we still want to give you sufficient playing time as a freshman. This means you will either be a starter or our first player off the bench immediately. While you might not be playing 30 minutes a game like you’re used to in high school, this still gives you ample time to have great production as you will play around 20 minutes a game. This will also develop your game as you get more experience, and you will be a starter by sophomore year. We know you’re a bit undersized for a Forward/Center, so we plan on using you more as a stretch four. This pairs up well with our other Forward/Center Terry Brandt, as you both can switch in between the SF and PF spots. Since you are also both great shooters, this will give our team great spacing and you both can switch possession in the paint and on the perimeter, making sure you both don’t get too tired. Our guards like to drive and kick, meaning you will get a ton of great looks from the perimeter. Here at MSU, you would get a ton of playing time throughout your career, would be a starter by at least sophomore year, and would be one of our top offensive options, allowing you to put up a ton of scoring.
Winning(3)
As I said before, MSU has a talented roster coming in. Right now, we are 6 in talent without your commitment. With you on our team, MSU would be one of the top contenders to win the Big North and National Titles. As a coach, I have already proved I can compete with the best and can recruit at the highest level. I have brought in four top 10 recruiting classes and have the fourth highest win percentage of all time. That includes winning 3 CT’s, never missing the NT, and having a Final Four appearance. With you at MSU, we would immediately become one of the top teams in the nation. MSU in itself has a winning culture, including the Tom Izzo era, where MSU made the Final FOur 7 times and won a national championship with the homegrown Flintstones, and the Jud Heathcote era, where MSU and Magic Johnson won a national championship over Larry Bird and Indiana State in the most watched college basketball game of all time. If you came to MSU, you would be able to leave college as a winner and maybe even a National Champion.
Prestige(4)
As a coach, I have made programs reach incredible heights. That includes making MSU top 4 in prestige during just my third year at the school in 2018, and making North Carolina top 3 in prestige after just one year at the school. MSU’s prestige dropped a lot after I left and they had a poor coach, but now that I am back, MSU’s prestige has been, and will continue, rising. In a few year, before you even leave school, you can expect MSU to be one of the top teams in the nation again prestige-wise, and you would be a big part of that. You know MSU’s prestige will rise to the top again, so why go to a school that already has a top 10 prestige while instead, you could be the face of the MSU rebuild?
Campus Life(5)
Michigan State has one of the best campus lifes in the nation. As a school, we rank top 20 in both student life and for partying, according to Niche. We also have the fourth largest campus out of all NCBCA schools, meaning you would always have new things to explore and try out. As I said previously, the Izzone makes basketball games very exciting and they would all be some of the best moments of your life. We also have amazing dorms built just for student athletes, with large rooms and many amenities. You would be able to live here with your teammates and interact with other student athletes. We also have state-of-the-art gyms and practice courts for the basketball team.
Education(5)
MSU can offer you a great education in case basketball doesn’t work out for you. As a school, MSU is above average for education as we are ranked 39th out of all NCBCA schools. However, we MSU is one of the top schools in the nation in many majors you might be interested in, including agriculture, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, education, and many more. Also, according to OnlineSchoolsCenter.com, MSU ranks 3rd out of all NCBCA schools in job placement. Here at MSU, you would receive a great education in many majors, and you would be joining one of the top schools in the nation for job placement. It’s safe to say that after your basketball career is over, you would still be able to get a great job in almost any major you choose.
Thanks for your time Johnny. As your high school basketball and academic careers come to an end, I hope you will consider MSU to continue them at a higher level. MSU can offer you everything you need, from a great education and campus life, to a lot of playing time and a winning program, to your best chance at going pro, all while being close to your home in Cedarville, Michigan. I hope you will realize that Michigan State is the best option for you.
Oregon offers J. Harrington (42)
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Louisville offers (#30) Daniel Childers
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Xavier offers Daniel Childers (30)
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Hey Dan! It's me, Youhad Onejob, head coach of the Xavier Musketeers! I'm here to offer you a once in a lifetime chance that you would be foolish to reject. I am offering you a scholarship to play for the Xavier Musketeers and attend Xavier University!
I know you don't want to be that far from home, and Xavier offers exactly just that! Xavier is located in Ohio which is only separated by Pennsylvania. The flight to here is just a couple of hours and the drive will take only a few hours. You can get your family and friends to visit you regularly! This will also help you get aclimated to the life in college basketball or the pros, since you don't get to stay at home the whole time. Xavier is in the perfect distance from home. Not too far but not too close that you feel stuck in one place.
I've heard that you're really interested in continuing to play footsoccerball in college, and that delights me. As a big fan of footsoccerball, it's nice to see young people embracing the game. You will be able to do that here in Xavier! Xavier University can boast their own footsoccerball program, and a winning one at that. Our soccer program has been a consistent contender for Big East soccer titles, they are no slouches. You will be allowed to play for them too! I'm going to have more players to keep an eye on when I watch our footsoccerball games, it seems. I am also offering you flexibility. You can redshirt your basketball freshman year, and in that year, you can focus on playing soccer and improving your basketball skills!
Regardless whether you redshirt or not, you will be an important part of our squad. Currently, we only play makeshift power forwards, making you the only pure PF on scholarship when you commit. With that, you will be sure to start and make a big contirbution immediately! Not only that, right now you will also be our highest rated recruit ever and probably the most talented freshman. The impact you will have to this program cannot be overstated. Your play will make people forget about David West, who is arguably the greatest player in X history. I have that much faith in your skills, Dan, I think you can be our best ever here. You won't just be playing lots of minutes here, you will be a star.
On other areas apart from PF though, it's a different story. This team is set in all positions. There is talent everywhere. We are returning 4 out of 5 starters on a team that won 18 games and made the tournament. We are poised for improvement. We are poised to continue winning, we are poised to win even more. To go along with that, this talented team is guided by a coach that knows what it takes to win. As a head coach, I have over 250 wins, putting me in the top 5 of all NCBCA coaches in terms of wins. To go along with that, I have also garnered 3 conference tournament titles. We are on the way up, Dan, and with you, we might even be a contender. We won lots of games and made the tourney last year, this year we are set for another big jump. I want you to be with us when we make it to the top!
Most of our players won't even leave till after next season, so you'll be pretty much guaranteed atleast two seasons in the tourney. With the way I have retooled teams in the past, you'll also be able to make big noise in the tournament in the following two. With you, we are set to win for the years to come. You will be a focal point of our success in the future.
My calling card though, is getting players to be even better, or helping players get to the next level. Over my career, I have coached over 23 players that went on to get drafted. That's almost two teams worth of players, Dan! Some of these players weren't just stars in college, they also went on to become stars in the next level. Some examples are guys like Romeo Langford, Jalen Suggs, and more recently, Cristian Varela. Langford has become one of the best, and richest players in the NBL, having earned almost 150 million dollars in his career. Jalen meanwhile is an All-NBAer, a champion, and finals MVP. These guys were blue chip prospects that went to me as highly rated guys with flaws. Under my guidance, these guys turned those flaws around. From a turnstile defender and a barren outside shooter, Romeo made those his stregnths within the season.
While I can help guide 5-stars to the next level, it is with the lower ranked recruits that I have shown my most worth. I have helped sent over 6 guys to the league who weren't even in the top 50 of these recruiting classes. Some examples of these are Andrew Johnson, Ulysses Jaeger, Charles Martin, and Joseph Lewis. From "raw" players, they have spent time under me, and turned into great NBL prospects. Ulysses was just a big, and unathletic body when he came to me, but he finished as a guy who could shoot, post up, get boards, and protect the rim. Same could be said for Charles and Joe. They were big athletes that eventually turned into elite players for my contending Indiana teams. I trained them to shoot, defend, and rebound. They're now enjoying themselves in the league. When you commit to me, you will receive the same treatment. It would be my goal to get you into those draft boards. You will be the next bigman that will thrive under my guidance.
Under my watch, I will be focusing on your growth as a rebounder and a defender. While on the side, I'd also like you to improve on your shot. With that skillset, you will be the the perfect power forward for the modern game. I've done it with many other PFs before, no reason you won't be the same. Be one of Xavier's big stars in the pros!
You will also enjoy the hell out of the great city of Cincinnati! This city is one of the main urban hubs here in the midwest for decades, as such, there is a lot of fun to be had here. If you're also a fan of other pro sports such as football and baseball, you're in luck because we have both. You won't miss the pro scene in New York too much! In this city, you won't also go hungry or thirsty. There are over 1600+ restaurant choices in the Cincinnati area, and over 50+ breweries. There's also more than two million people that you can have fun with in this city. Another thing about this city is its accesibility. We aren't situated in the middle of nowhere. Within less than two hours, you can get to other big midwestern cities such as Louisville, Indianapolis, Dayton, and Columbus. Maybe you can watch the Crew play personally in Columbus every once in a while. Trips to Detroit and Chicago are also plausible. To add to that, this city is basketball crazy.
This campus itself is also well regarded. Xavier has garnered a niche score of A, A-, and B+ in categories such as campus, student life, and location. Greek life and student organizations are also thriving here. You will be embraced by some great people here, you will get lots of opportunity for new friends. Most of all, they are crazy for the Musketeers.
Besides the great events and parties such as the Pig Roast, Xavier can also give you maximum comfort and safety. In this campus, we offer safety services such as free shuttle rides within campus at night, our own patrol force, and secured access to dorms. Our housing options are also excellent. To add to that housing, we also have services such as a 24/7 internet connection and dining halls.
On top of that, you will be joining a family, a solid one. There aren't many coaches that are more loyal than me. I belong in the upper echelon. On top of that, I am locked up to coach Xavier for atleast 4 more years with the deal i signed recently. I also treat my players just like I would treat my own sons, and their future is what is always in my mind. It will be just the same with you, Daniel. You will be a part of a family.
Purdue offers #30 Daniel Childers
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NC State offers (30) Daniel Childers
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Hello Daniel,
My name is Hans and I am the coach of the Wolfpack. First off, I want to congratulate you on graduating high school. You worked a long way to get here and you deserve that ranking. Also, we love your talent and we think that you will make an immediate impact on our team. Now, let's talk about what you want and what I want.
Playing time (5) : Here in NC State you will be in the best environment to have a lot of playing time. Effectively, I promise you a starting job in your freshman season. Also, you will be a star early in your career. Finally, you will be complemented by the other freshmen to form a good team.
Pro potential (5) : At NC State, we got a great history of sending players in the NBL. For an exemple, we have sent nine of them in the history. I can make a promise that seems easy to make. You will be drafted in the NBL. Here, we got a great staff who will make you NBL ready. Finally, NBL teams look at stars who make their teammates better. This is what you will become I am sure.
Location (3) : We know that you want to stay close to home and that is something we can offer you. A short eight hour drive from your home, this trip is makable in one day easily so that you will be able to visit your family at least one time per week. Finally, don't forget that your family will get free tickets to every home game we play so that they can come and cheers for you.
Winning (4) : Everybody likes winning huh? That is one of the reasons why we want you to come play for us. You might look at last year record and think that we are a losing team, but this is my first year here and I am implementing a new winning philosophy. I can promise you at least one NT appearance during the next four years. Finally, I can expect two winning records in the ACC during your tenure here.
Loyalty (4) : My loyalty may not be so high, but I promise you that I will still coach this team in four years.
Campus life (5) : Our campus is located in downtown Raleigh so that you will be able to go to bars and clubs for party. Secondly, we boost over 900 students organizations for you to find a new passion including our brand new university theatre and Gregg museum of Arts and Design. Because you are in the basketball team, you should be able to get invited to whatever event you want to participate. To add to that, we got one of the most loyal fanbase in all the NCBCA as we ranked in the top 10 last year despite only 7 wins. Finally, we got a student transportation system and a nationally ranked health center for you to feel comfortable. Also, we got dining plans and campus apartment for you.
Storyline : We heard that you want to keep playing soccer. That is what you will be able to do here as we have a D1 soccer team in the ACC. Effectively, they are coming off a 8-6-2 season and they are in need of a goaltender. You will have the opportunity to do both here at NC State.
This finalize what I wanted to talk about, and if you have any questions, my door will be open. To finish, I hope to see you here next year and good luck!!
Miami offers #55 Mark Eckman
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Wisconsin offers #55 Mark Eckman
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