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FuManShoes
11-12-2007, 11:41 PM
In addtion to ranking Few among the best needle-in-a-haystack finders, the Mag has a feature on Derrick Rose and the Chicago effect, which includes a mention of the city's stars now at hoops powerhouses, Jeremy among them. His HS coach is also quoted:


After quite a drought, Chicagoland players are once again imposing their will on college hoops. In addition to Rose, Sherron Collins at Kansas, Jon Scheyer at Duke, Jeremy Pargo at Gonzaga and Bobby Frasor at North Carolina could all be playing key roles deep into March. And those are just some of the guards. Rose may be the latest to the party, but he is the face of the resurgence.


“The kids have figured out it’s better to go to a school where they can play and improve than to go to a stacked team where they’ll sit,” says retired Robeson High coach Charles Redmond, who saw Chicago’s prep hoops at its worst. (He's talking about the resurgence of the city's public school teams.)

Anyone else excited to see Jeremy and Rose square off? I mean, Chicago bragging rights are on the line. (Damn, this is the space where I was gonna say that Jeremy shined in just such a contest against fellow Chicagoan Justin Dentmon, but the numbers show the two were comporable. But we know who got the W.)
The recruiting thing (which apparently counts recruits back to '02, i.e. McCloud, as well as '08 commits):


BEEN THERE ...

… RECRUITED THAT. NOT ALL COACHES GET THEIR PICK OF THE PREPS EACH YEAR. SOME HAVE TO COUNT ON BEING FIRST TO A NEW HOTBED OR TRUSTING THEIR INSTINCTS ON A SMALL-TOWN UNKNOWN. BY ERIC NEEL | DIAGRAM BY CATALOGTREE


HE’S OUT THERE SOMEWHERE, AND THESE
guys know it. Somewhere—maybe a little off the radar or a step out of the spotlight—is the player who will make the difference for their not-quitetop-tier program, the perfect fit for their style and approach. He will be the one who makes it possible to go toe to toe with the biggest of the
big names and to dream NCAA Tourney dreams. Their Jimmy Chitwood.

We polled our Bristol experts to identify the most respected recruiters out there, coaches who see prime time where others see pine time. They came back with five: Phil Martelli of St. Joseph’s, Boston College’s Al Skinner, UNLV’s Lon Kruger, Gonzaga’s Mark Few and Marquette’s Tom Crean. These guys have built what they have from the ground up. In doing so, they’ve thrown out the traditional map, stretched it beyond recognition and disregarded its borders. Because in the end, their territory is wherever that hidden gem is buried.
....
MARK FEW
FIVE-YEAR RECORD: 136–25
When Few began work as a Gonzaga assistant in 1989, the map of Bulldog Country fit in a desktop picture frame. How things have changed. It’s no longer easy to hoard Washington’s best. So this year’s squad features a player from as far away as New Zealand. “We still recruit our backyard,” Few says. “We’ve just moved the fences out a little. We’ve come to think without boundaries.” Assistant Tommy Lloyd, who played professionally in Australia and Germany, is the guy with the international connections (he helped snag foreigners like J.P. Batista and Ronny Turiaf). “You’re trying to put together a team full of guys looking to prove the world wrong,” says another assistant, Leon Rice. “It’s the hungry dogs you’re looking for, wherever they are.”

4 Wash.

3 Texas

2 Calif., Canada

1 Ariz., Col., Fla., Ill., Iowa, Kan., Ore., Pa., Utah, Brazil, New Zealand

CDC84
11-13-2007, 08:02 AM
So this year’s squad features a player from as far away as New Zealand.

http://gozags.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/gonz-m-baskbl-mtt.html

There isn't a kid from New Zealand on the team.


Assistant Tommy Lloyd, who played professionally in Australia and Germany, is the guy with the international connections (he helped snag foreigners like J.P. Batista and Ronny Turiaf).

JP Batista comes from Brazil originally, but Leon Rice (not Tommy) recruited him when he was a juco player here in America. I don't think the staff were even aware of him before he came to the States. The article is correct about Ronny though.

ZagNut08
11-13-2007, 08:15 AM
he may have been thinking calum, who was from there I believe