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— Notorious Y.A.K (@Yakdaddy32) October 30, 2013
Andy Enfield was enormously successful in his short time as head coach at Florida Gulf Coast. His style of play -- "Dunk City" -- was formed by recruiting the best athletes possible coupled with a few very good guards (Brett Comer, for example) who had a good feel for the game. He did a fantastic job implementing his system to his talent. Fast forward to him landing the USC job and now the question is can he sustain that success with that style of play? The first and most important move he made was hiring a strong recruiting staff in Jason Hart and Tony Bland, two former Los Angeles-area players who were both successful in the college ranks. They have a bead on the region and the state of California. They should be able to recruit the players Enfield needs to be successful at USC.
Can USC become a major recruiting power? That comes over time with strong recruiting, player development, a track record of success, academic progress and graduation, as of course, winning. It's always important to have a winning brand of basketball that kids can identify with.
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