No HS Hoops Camps?

Updated on March 28, 2018 in Coach Chatter
5 on March 21, 2018

A friend told me, and it appears true via the Web today, that men’s hoops isn’t running any summer camps (there is no reference in the Camps pull down menu and nothing to register for on the page unlike all other sports  http://abcsportscamps.com/scubasketball/).

Speculating that men’s hoops doesn’t need the revenue to subsidize assistance coaches like it needed to in the past, the time takes away from recruiting, and that there (sadly) is little local talent to uncover at camps. Most of the talent is playing on club teams at sponsored events.

Is this a good thing?  Seems that an avenue for bridge building with local coaches and potential students is gone. Or do we need that bridge or more applicants?  As is an opportunity to keep and employ players over the summer.

Or would we rather have coaches out finding our next great big man?

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1 on March 22, 2018

Anybody leaving the program? I hope we get a big guy that can make an immediate impact.

on March 28, 2018

A couple of recent big man grad transfers hitting the market — Michael Finke of Illinois (recruited by former Sendek assistant John Groce) and Tory Miller-Stewart of Colorado. IMO either would be good fits. Former ASU player/Sendek recruit Connor McDougall is transferring from New Mexico as well. 

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2 on March 22, 2018

My naïveté, but while its nice the coaches might not need the $$, it would be good to build some interest in SCU BB by running camps. I would think it would generate some income the players could earn legitimately within NCAA rules by working at the camps (but, then again maybe the NCAA would frown on such activity). As for local talent, there is plenty of local talent but none is drawn to SCU (why??).  The WCAL has lots off good teams and the Gordon brothers at Mitty were good enough for UCLA.  If boys HS basketball is below par, girls HS BB is at the top with Mitty and Pinewood consistent winners.  SCU gets none of these players either.  

I digress, but the people in charge of the Athletic program do a horrible job of reporting SCU scores, games, news, etc to the local papers.  Whoever the SID is at SCU must be retired on the job. Maybe there is no SID or at least it seems that way.  I can only find SCU sports info on line.  

on March 22, 2018

I am pretty sure SCU report scores (enter score, press button) and feeds stories, but with the emasculation of local papers as a medium, there are only two things that matter: pro sports and high schools.  And after that, its PAC12 football. So, if you want coverage, you have to make the story yourself.

On local talent…The boys Mitty star is headed to Cincy and Wojo from Bellarmine is off to Siena. There must be a reason for both.  Someone more knowledgeable of the local recruiting scene will have to chime in.  

Neither can I explain the girls paradigm.  Other than speculating that, if there is such a dearth of D1 talent for boys in the Bay Area, it is far worse for the girls. It’s a chasm the size of the Milky Way between good players and everyone else.  Any solid talent in the D1 game is headed only to the elite schools. 

on March 23, 2018

The Cincy kid is self-explanatory.

This largely explains Wojcik, though I haven’t seen where SCU offered him, and feel pretty sure they did decently at Wojcik’s position haha.

https://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/Siena-basketball-gets-letter-from-Wojcik-12360871.php

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