Duke will be fine without Patterson

Originally Published: May 22, 2007
By John Carroll | Scouts Inc.
With the spring signing period now over, it's time to look back at the 2007 class and get a head start for '08. Let's answer some questions from the lastest mailbag.

Kris in College Park, Md.: I'm looking at the top 150 recruits for the coming season and a number of them are out of Maryland. In fact, DeMatha High School, one of the best schools in the region, is just down the street from the University of Maryland Why can't Gary Williams recruit these guys? Every other coach in the country seems to flourish in their home states for recruiting, but Williams just can't seem to get it done. What is he doing wrong? If he can't get the best players from his own state, can he really be considered among the top coaches in the country?

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.

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