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I hate AAU season
Created: 4/11/2015 8:23:17 AMReplies: 9
4/11/2015 8:23:17 AM - BM - 5,673 posts (#3)

We're a couple of days into the AAU season and already Darnell Rogers, AJ Brodeur and Saul Phiri are "catching the eyes" of coaches.  This is where future roster dreams go to die.

4/11/2015 5:44:40 PM - Bigfan - 2,829 posts (#10)

Very aptly expressed, BM.

4/13/2015 8:34:20 AM - BM - 5,673 posts (#3)

Besides the aforementioned, Ako Adams and Kodye Pugh also got a few headlines.  Darnell was the star of the show though.

4/13/2015 9:02:49 AM - Bo Knows - 705 posts (#37)

Well BM you just the nail on the head as to why it is so difficult to recruit at GW. ML and staff have a good eye for identifying talent but then others get involved and we are seemingly at disadvantage. Been that way for many years and several coaches. Not sure what the fix is except to find those diamonds in the rough.

4/13/2015 9:31:02 AM - NewGWFan - 510 posts (#49)

Build strong relationships prior to AAU season.  Find guys who would prefer to excel in the A-10 than play lesser role in other leagues.  Sell them on the program, the coaches, and the players.

4/13/2015 1:38:23 PM - Bo Knows - 705 posts (#37)

Problem is the shoe money and circuits. EYBL is Nike and UA/Adidas have their own. The AAU handlers get rewarded for directing talent to Nike, UA schools etc.  So its tough to build relationships with players before AAU season because the handlers are gatekeepers now that the high school coaches are largely out of the mix. Every college coach hates dealing with most of the AAU guys but it's a necessary evil.

4/25/2015 5:17:53 PM - BM - 5,673 posts (#3)

Session II has barely started and Darnell and Quionton Rose are "opening eyes" again. 

4/26/2015 2:44:15 PM - BM - 5,673 posts (#3)

Andrew Force @AForceF150

GW assistant currently watching three offered targets: 2017 G Anthony Gaines (NY), 2016 WG Quinton Rose (NY), and 2016 G Kevin Huerter (NY).

4/26/2015 2:45:36 PM - BM - 5,673 posts (#3)

Chris Lykes also going well for TTO.

4/26/2015 3:10:18 PM - THE DUDE - 529 posts (#48)

Huerter would be a huge prize.  Type of guy who is going to generate (already is) major power program interest, we can now offer huge immediate playing time for a 2016 recruit (silver lining of the Core 4 graduation) Question for Huerter, do you want a chance to be the man here, or scrap for playing time at Syracuse/Notre Dame, gotta sell him on the former, we're going to have some heavy competition there from some of the big guns.

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