Coach Pikiell is...

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  1. Russ Wood

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    ...in Florida watching Montez Mathis. No other head coaches at the game.

    I'm sitting next to him, he's my new bestie lol

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    Yeah you can tell cause he looks thrilled.....
     
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    Russ, compared to the previous staff,on a scale of one through ten,how would you rate the new staff in regards to effort and willingness of players,high school coaches,AAU coaches, and parents to at least put Rutgers on their radar? Thanks for any comments.
     
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    Where is the game. I'll stop by!
     
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    Rutgers has to be either leading Mathis's recruitment, or #2.

    I think the program is #1.Biases accepted.
     
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    Coach will not be out worked.
     
  7. MV9000

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    Montez has to come here..... then get Valdir Manuel and we are good to go! McClung wouldnt hurt either or Carey.

    Pike is everywhere
     
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    Caption this pic: "Why is this dude taking my picture?"
     
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    Mathis is a must have at this point IMO. Keep working it, Coach P!
     
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    What about a selfie with him?
     
  11. Russ Wood

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    I don't do selfies with college coaches. I leave that for kids, groupies and fans.
     
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    No AC in the gym until the game was over. He was focused on Mathis but we had a nice talk during timeouts about changing the culture at RU, & the person running social media doing a great job.
     
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    I'd say it's Rutgers, Connecticut and Va Tech in that order.

    Mathis told me that he'll cut his list to five schools after AAU is done.
     
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    In terms of these players knowing the coaches on hand, how does it normally work.....do they scan the sideline to see who's there, do their coaches tell them or maybe.....they introduce all the coaches to the crowd....j/k on that last one.
     
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    Montez and Carey??? Nice
     
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    You just get the feeling that our 2018 class will be really good BC coach and staff are willed to make it happen. Exciting times are ahead on the banks!!
     
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    Thanks for the post, Russ. Any other notable comments or insights from Coach?
     
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    The coaches do a good job of making themselves visible. Pike was sitting on the baseline in the middle of the court. He was hard to miss.

    Kids look around to see who is watching them.
     
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    He thinks RU fans are great and have been very supportive.

    That's about it. We were both working so we didn't talk much.
     
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    The Big House in bum fvck uh I mean Tavares, Florida
     
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    I never saw Eddie Jordan at any event I attended but I seldom went to Nike EYBL Tournaments.

    I saw Van Macon in Florida. I saw Shoes also but I didn't know who he was so I never spoke to him.

    Pike has a better staff of recruiters than Eddie had. It's just that simple. I'm sure Eddie's staff was out as much as Pike's staff. Pike's staff is just better at the visibility part and identifying kids they have a chance to get.
     
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    Btw,

    Montez had 19 pts, (3-6 beyond arc) & 5 rebs
     
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    Coach is now watching Mass Rivals vs some California team
     
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    Mathis could be the second coming of Mike Williams.


    Let's go,Mathis!
     
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    Russ - who are the players of note on those squads? Interesting it's a California team, wonder if it has ties to the Cal Poly area where Myles Johnson is from...
     
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    Coach is not to be out worked. I really hope he gets rewarded for all the effort and time he has put in for Montez. He certainly has done everything he could
     
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  27. Russ Wood

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    Btw, some coaching staffs don't want everyone knowing who they are out watching. I've Tweeted about some schools & who they were watching and then received a text from a coach asking me to delete the Tweet.

    It's possible that Eddie Jordan ran his program like that
     
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    Still waiting for that break-through recruit by Pike.
     
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    So if Mathis was shooting a foul shot, he was directly facing Pikiell. That's great.
     
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    Coach is probably beat! Up in NJ for workouts on Monday and Tuesday with our guys...then right back on the road for the rest of the week.

    Same for the entire staff...most of them will be in at least 4 cities this week alone.
     
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    Umm, Doucoure isn't too shabby of a get
     
  32. Russ Wood

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    During the 2nd half he was.
     
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    Does RU have a private plane for him to use or is he flying commercial?
     
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    SoCal team with lots of size. Connecticut, Villanova, Navy & Boston College all had coaches watching the game. Mostly for Mass Rivals (Boston) players
     
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    Damm - I was just down there a few weeks ago and promised I would never go back. You are on your own.
     
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    Russ, anyone you could compare to Mathis?
     
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    I think a decent comparison would be Mike Williams. Scrappy guard who is willing to defend, has a decent shot, can rebound, and makes tough shots.

    Mathis is more athletic than Williams, but both have that gritty style of play. No showboating, just showcasing. Humble kids.
     
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    Ok. So let's say we get Maclung and Mathis and i would be very happy if that happened? Carey would be outstanding but stay with me on a this for 2018 and then 2019. I'm excited about this season but I'm looking ahead because I think we have a coach who will land some of these kids. This


    2018- Baker, Kiss, Maclung, Mathis, Mensah
    Doucoure, Johnson, Thiam, Doorsan, Omuyuri

    I know I'm missing a player but that's a 10 man rotation and we could add at least two more kids.

    2019- we lose Mensah and Doorsan so there's at least 2 or possibly 3 spots open for 2019.

    Who do we want the most to o fill out the other spots to take is to the next level.
     
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    Bigs, bigs, and more bigs.

    Doucoure is nice and highly ranked, sure. 3/4 star depending on where you look.

    Myles, on the other hand, is a complete question mark.

    And outside of that we don't have anybody.
     
  40. Russ Wood

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    Coach left after Mathis' second game
     

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