AcesHigh wrote:I read an article just a few days ago about one of the top rated recruits who said he committed to a particular P5 school because the head coach played in the NBA and would know how to get him there.
McCarty and his staff certainly have coaching experience, connections and the ability to move a player to the next level. Recruits who want to play professionally don’t really care so much as to what school they attend as most schools can provide a quality education. They want to know where they can go to have their needs met.
In the past I have stated that I didn’t believe the UE Administration were concerned about D1 basketball and would reduce the program to match the financial conditions.
It appears that UE is going to follow the model that made schools like Butler and Gonzaga national powers and will grab for the golden ring. They now have the facilities, they have the coaches and the fans seem willing to come back. At least a large number have poked their noses under the tent.
The only piece missing are the new recruits. I don’t expect McCarty to hit a home run in his first at bat, but I believe a lot of teams are going to be really worried about playing the Aces this Summer. The Valley coaches won’t know what to do about their Offensive and Defensive alignments for some time to come.
It’s time to get behind Coach McCarty and his staff and let them work their magic.