Ever wonder what goes on when college basketball’s most elite coaches are inside the friendly confines of high school basketball’s most elite prospects?
Well, wonder no more.
Each week we’ll catch up with an elite hoops prospect who’s recently entertained a flurry of coaches for in-homes and have them hand out some of the most telling, albeit random, awards based on the visits.
This week we caught up with Norman North’s (Norman, Okla.) Trae Young, a five-star point guard who just hosted Kansas, Kentucky, Texas Tech and Oklahoma.
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And the award for Best Comic Relief goes to… “Coach Self. I think I would say him because he’s probably the coach that most people might not think is funny, but he really is. He told a lot of funny stories about his past players and his whole presentation was cool. Coach Self is a funny dude.”
And the award for Best Story goes to… “Coach Cal. He told me a story about when they were recruiting Devin Booker it was understood that he was going to be on a three-year plan. He was gonna be there three years and then he was gonna leave for the NBA. His parents knew that and everything. Well, Coach Cal put him through a couple workouts when he got there and called his dad and said, “He’s gone this year. He’s out. He’s not coming back.” It was crazy because Coach Cal said his dad was still saying he planned on being there three years, but Coach Cal said no he was gone. He ended up being a lottery pick and he’s gonna be a franchise player. He just knew after a workout or two. Crazy.”
And the award for Best Presentation goes to… “Coach Beard. When they came in they had simple things that they focused on and they just got straight to the point. They were there for about 45 minutes and it was really cool. I just liked their whole approach. It was really direct, but definitely effective.”
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