Patterson makes Kentucky big winner

Originally Published: May 16, 2007
By John Carroll | Scouts Inc.
There is no gray area in recruiting -- you either win or lose. Teams identify early in the recruiting process what they need and put every ounce of energy into getting them to sign with your school. If a team gets the players it identified, it usually pays dividends in the next several years in terms of wins and losses, conference championships and NCAA berths. The late signing period in May is a time to add an unsigned senior, a late bloomer, a transfer or a junior college player.

Let's take a look at some of the winners and losers from the regular signing period.

John Carroll

Scouts, Basketball Recruiting
John Carroll joined Scouts Inc. after nine years as an NBA coach, including a seven-year tenure with the Boston Celtics that concluded with a four-month stint as interim head coach in 2003-04. Before joining the NBA, Carroll spent six years as head coach at Duquesne University and seven years at Seton Hall as an assistant to head coach P.J. Carlesimo.