The 6-foot-3, 195-pound point guard also had offers from Vanderbilt, Stanford, Rice, and Arkansas but it was a long standing relationship with a Cyclone assistant coach that really helped Iowa State’s chances for the services of Odunsi.
“One day we’ll be in here celebrating a Big 12 championship,” Rhoads said. “That I can promise you.”
in reading that article you can already see the effect of hiring fred in the recruiting game...
"Anthony averaged 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and almost 3 steals a game as a junior and he told Cyclone Sports Report that having a head coach who played in the NBA should help his game in a big way."
"when he tells you that he can help you get to the NBA you know it’s true because he has played there. He’s lived it and so that means a lot to me.”
...recruits ultimate goals are to reach the NBA, and having a former NBA player and front office guy is a HUGE selling point to recruits
Nice job taking a quote of mine totally out of context.
By the way, you are kidding yourself if you think that ISU has anything over Vandy right now from either an academic or basketball standpoint. As I said in my full post, I would bet that our being in the Big 12 put us ahead of Vandy because it gives the kid exposure to his family and friends in Texas since Texas is Big 12 country.
I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.
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