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Until a coach is hired, I don't think there's really anything those guys can do or would do. The new coach will have to decide if the recruit is the type of player that they want, and the player will have to decide if they want to play for the new coach.
Dave Telep
#Coach

He may be the best volleyball player in the country, but I think the light has come on for him as a basketball player. There's a lot to be said about that. Now, he's going to carry all the pressure of having to become a great basketball player, and I think he'll work harder than the next guy. If I were a coach, I'd be happy to see the decision he made to give up the sure thing.
Dave Telep
#Country

Last year Duke had a monster recruiting class. This year North Carolina has a monster recruiting class. These two teams, with the way their personnel is rigged, should basically alternate Final Four appearances.
Dave Telep
#Class

Absolutely they're going to be young. But we're talking about youth and talent.
Dave Telep
#Talent

Darius is a big-time scorer. He has a god-given ability to find the bottom of the net. And he's proven he can score at the highest levels against the best players in the country.
Dave Telep
#Ability

I really think it's dangerous for the NBA this year. A lot of NBA scouts are starting to feel comfortable with high school kids. Having seen most of these kids for the last three years, I can tell you that each one of these guys has major flaws in their game that the NBA is either willing to overlook right now or don't have a handle on.
Dave Telep
#Nba

I think Taylor has spent a little more time with this one. We're way past the days of being shocked by anything that happens in recruiting circles, but this one looks pretty darned solid.
Dave Telep
#Past

That's the guy. He's next on everybody's list. This is going to be quite a tug-of-war over him.
Dave Telep
#War

This is a guy who enters college with a lot of tools just looking to polish it up. He needs the little nuances that come from playing in Lute Olson's program.
Dave Telep
#College

The way it was setting up the (recruit) class of 2006 season wasn't going to be make-or-break (for UC) anyway. I still believe the class of 2007 is more important. Following the end of the season, they need to move swiftly if they're having a fighting chance, because the region is loaded, and I'm not just talking about (North College Hill's O.J.) Mayo. To do that, a full-time guy, whether it's (associate head coach) Andy (Kennedy) or someone else. You have to give him a fighting chance. It has to be a swift mandate for Andy Kennedy or someone else.
Dave Telep
#Class

The term 'combo guard' can sometimes have negative connotations. People think maybe a guy isn't a point, but doesn't shoot it well enough to be a wing. Nolan Smith is the opposite of that.
Dave Telep
#People

He's always a guy that spends a tremendous amount of time in the gym. He has the reputation that he could find guys and get them signed.
Dave Telep
#Reputation

It's been trending that way the last few years. The business of college basketball dictates that you can't wait until the spring to get recruits. If you wait until spring, you're dead in the water.
Dave Telep
#Basketball

Getting Thomas would move Duke way up the list.
Dave Telep
#Duke

He refused to accept anything less than being big-time. His goals were to make Florida relevant.
Dave Telep
#Goals