"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Inside recruiting: Tom Crean looks to seal the deal with Iman Shumpert

With Marquette Madness just hours away and the recruiting campaign reaching a crescendo, Cracked Sidewalks was given unprecedented access to Tom Crean's persuasion playbook earlier this week. Chapter one focused on the sublime Iman Shumpert.

Here's what we know. In his initial on-campus meeting with Shumpert yesterday, TC mimicked the remarkable Morpheus by challenging the young prodigy to consider where his ultimate potential as a person and player would be realized.

"Iman, this is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes."

Next stop. Marquette Madness.


MUUWUWM said...

Love the picture and storyline.lol

MUUWUWM said...

Love the story line and picture.lol