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Old 04-16-2014, 04:26 PM   #421
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They have 5 of the top 38 players. 2 of the top 8. We have 4 of the top 35. 2 of the top 7
We have the #1 player in the country. Also, I think Cliney is underrated. You'll see.
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dude you need to get out more, thats really sad
Because you're not glued to this news like the rest of us...
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A'ja Wilson told Dawn Staley earlier today via phone. Said all she heard then was screaming, screaming and more screaming.
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We have the #1 player in the country. Also, I think Cliney is underrated. You'll see.
I would agree with you except they have 5 girls and we have 4 girls that are in the top 40. You will never jump that in the rankings. Not only do we have the number 1 player but we also have the number 1 pure post player in Jatari White. They are going to be great
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Take notes Coach Martin.
if by "notes" you mean 4-5 years to build a program, like Staley has had...then I agree.
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Hopefully he's been watching her do all of this and has those notes stored away somewhere.
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if by "notes" you mean 4-5 years to build a program, like Staley has had...then I agree.
More like how to prepare the press conference for Dozier and Woods....
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More like how to prepare the press conference for Dozier and Woods....
Becoming a better closer would be a good start. Something that Staley has been doing since she got here for the most part.
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Becoming a better closer would be a good start. Something that Staley has been doing since she got here for the most part.
i hear this kind of thing tossed around a lot, regardless of sport, and i'm still not sure what it means.

how does one become a 'better closer' in recruiting?

i know how it works in business, sales, etc...you provide the better deal. but, since coaches can't offer deals (read: $$$) then I'm not sure how one 'becomes a better closer'

i would love some insight, though.

How does one become a better closer?
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I would agree with you except they have 5 girls and we have 4 girls that are in the top 40. You will never jump that in the rankings. Not only do we have the number 1 player but we also have the number 1 pure post player in Jatari White. They are going to be great
Think it will be decided on who best recruited for team needs. Advantage: USC.
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Recruiting is salesmanship in a nutshell. Its the coach/staff/school convincing the prospect that your school is the best fit. Frank has not done the best of jobs doing that so far while at USC (this not only shows up on the court but also in the rankings). This is a guy that was suppose to have deep AAU ties on the East Coast (NYC, DC, ATL) and we've yet to see much other than Sindarius Thornwell (thank God) and Demetrius Henry. For the most part, Frank has had to settle for leftovers and this year when he has had a chance to get players like LJ Peak, Dante Buford, possibly now Josh Cunningham, he has failed to accomplish that.

Its the chicken or the egg scenario. Is Frank going to have to take those leftovers, coach them up and hope that translates to wins and then better recruiting classes or is he going to have to get better recruiting classes in here to win.

Staley did the latter. She has used her connections and accomplishments pre-USC well and has recruited her butt off even when she was struggling in the W/L column the first 2 years.
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Recruiting is salesmanship in a nutshell. Its the coach/staff/school convincing the prospect that your school is the best fit. Frank has not done the best of jobs doing that so far while at USC (this not only shows up on the court but also in the rankings). This is a guy that was suppose to have deep AAU ties on the East Coast (NYC, DC, ATL) and we've yet to see much other than Sindarius Thornwell (thank God) and Demetrius Henry. For the most part, Frank has had to settle for leftovers and this year when he has had a chance to get players like LJ Peak, Dante Buford, possibly now Josh Cunningham, he has failed to accomplish that.

Its the chicken or the egg scenario. Is Frank going to have to take those leftovers, coach them up and hope that translates to wins and then better recruiting classes or is he going to have to get better recruiting classes in here to win.

Staley did the latter. She has used her connections and accomplishments pre-USC well and has recruited her butt off even when she was struggling in the W/L column the first 2 years.
The fact of the matter is- we do not know how good of a salesman Frank is.

Some might argue that he must be a pretty damn decent one to pull in the talent that he has thus far into a crappy situation left by Horn.

Others are arguing it isn't good enough.

Bottom line is- both camps are making assessments on his salesmanship based on results, but the devil is in the details- neither you, nor I, are sitting in on his recruiting pitches. We do not know how good his salesmanship truly is, because a kid's decision is not a good indication; the decision could have been on overwhelming factors outside of salesmanship. We just can't know.

thats why this whole idea of outsiders concluding "Frank needs to become a better closer" are curious, to say the least. It's such an obscure, and vague, assessment / criticism.
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