"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
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Monday, April 23, 2007

Pat Hazel assessment from Jordan Classic

One of our most faithful readers (and a certified basketball junkie who can't get enough prep and college hoops) attended the Jordan Classic this past weekend at MSG.

Thankfully he was kind enough to share his thoughts on incoming PF Patrick Hazel......many thanks!:

(Patrick Hazel) Sets picks, scores off low post feeds, totally an under the basket offense with good hands. Decent FT form, good on the ball defender.

He had 8 points, on 3 for 5 shooting and 2 of 3 FTs, 3 fouls in under 20 minutes. He was the backup center.

Good athlete, at 6'7, 220 lbs can bang inside and defend. Enthusiastic and good teammate as he passes to the open man. Weight-wise, Hazel is slightly smaller than Dwight Burke, but is quicker/more athletic.

Past MU players he most reminds me of : Jon Harris or Terry Sanders"
Here's a nice blurb from the Sunday New York Post about Hazel.
Tom Konchalski (said) .... "He has a great work ethic and desire," the longtime recruiting expert said. "That's why he's going to the Big East."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

btw. Tom Crean was in Pittsburgh this past weekend at an AAU tournament. Friend of mine plays on a AAU team that was in the tournament and spotted Tom Crean in the stands along with many other coaches. Probably recruiting Sophomores and Juniors considering the scholarship situation right now.