Shawn is another big loss for the Uties! This year's exodus is turning out to
be worse than last year. Coach K2 needs to focus on maintaining his current team
instead of recruiting for now.
Is this guy sure going from SLCC basketball to Utah basketball isn't a
Here's the story on Kareem Storey, 6'0", point guard, from Maryland:While Storey is an unrelenting attacker and scorer, it sometimes comes
at the expense of his teammates or the team's offense. He monopolizes the ball,
hunts shots, and has a very hard time making good decisions. It remains to be
seen if he can play in structure at the next level, especially in a half-court
game.Bottom Line:Storey has the college ready body and
playmaking skills to play at a high level, but may be better off going to a
lower level in order to play the game the way he wants to.
Obviously it's the money for Parrish to leave the SLCC coaching post. He must
have a deal for the indefinite future to resign from a secure position. Best of
luck. Second, he will be the local and JC player recruiting resource. This is
going to be an adventure getting the Utes up to speed for being competitive in
the new PAC-12. Best of luck to the program. They are going to need a lot more
than luck to pull off anything soon.
Norm had accomplished everything he could at SLCC by winning the title in 2009.
After 20 years at that level, maybe he sees this as his opportunity to get back
to D-I basketball with a shot at moving up either within the Utes program or out
to another D-I school.
Does anyone know what a Director of Basketball Operations actually does?Well, I looked it up, and it turns out that this person is generally
responsible for team equipment, travel arrangements, scheduling coach's camps
during the summer, exchanging films with opponents, and a few other duties as
assigned. Although appointed by the Head Coach, the Director of Basketball Ops
is not technically on the coaching staff, and has minimal, if any, affect on
what is seen on the court.The average salary is $28 - $35K a year.
Storey would have fit in very well with Boylen's "offense". It'll be
interesting to see how Kareem's game translates to the division 1 college level.
And for Utah fans who might be envisioning a Jimmer-type player; sorry to
disappoint you, but Kareem isn't even close.
These coaches(Connor and Parrish)are taking a big risk. They're walking from
stable coaching situations and joining a train wreck.
Storey sounds alot like Jiggy with maybe a little bit better outside shot.I suspect Parrish will be helping with recruiting locally and JC.
Can the director of basketball operations recruit? If so I would think this hire
was intended to help in state recruiting in particular. It seems like a pretty
good hire if that is the case as Parrish undoubtedly has contacts with high
school coaches state wide. He is an accomlished coach as well which makes me
wonder why he is only going to be the DOBO?
Believe me! No decent recruit is going to choose a school because of who the
Director of Basketball Operations is.
Sometimes you have to take a step backwards in order to move forwards, as they
Realistic Googles:Your description is inaccurate and incomplete. First of
all the Director for Basketball Operations position is used differently at
different schools, his duties are going to be dictated by the coach. Secondly,
You forgot to mention the crucial role this position has in recruiting.
Different coaches will recruit different players but all will have contact and a
relationship with the person in this capacity. Bottom line is, having this guy
is a net positive. This cannot be argued.Lonestarrunner:I am
sure the fact that you read the d new, played ward ball and watch bball on tv
qualifies you as a college scout but if you don't mind I am still going to wait
to see how it plays out on the court. Insecure coug comments aside,
I think an honest summary of Krisco's hires is that as a group it will be a
substantial upgrade in recruiting, especially in state.
@gonefishnThe truth is if they sign even one instate recruit then
they have improved in that regard so the bar there is set very low. I'm not
trying to be sarcastic either. That is the condition boylen left the program in.
But the fact their 1st two commitments are from a player on the east
coast and one in Texas doesn't indicate much in the way of instate inroads.Yes I know some time is needed it won't happen overnight but you need to
understand BYU fans are going to treat this the same way utah fans have treated
BYU's short term football scheduling.
gonefishnFor a fan who knows absolutely nothing about Kareem Storey
to be spouting off about another blogger's evaluation just shows your own
insecurity.Actually, Lonestarrunner's "evaluation" of
Kareem WAS written by a professional college scout and is posted on ESPN's
College Basketball Recruiting website.Having watched Kareem play
in-person, the scouting report is very accurate. Kareem has great scoring
ability, but he's an awful lot like Jiggy; he plays out of control, alot.The scouts rate Kareem a 2-star recruit.Now who's feeling
foolish and insecure?
gonefishnI was going to provide the source of Kareem Storey's
evaluation, but then I decided it would be more fun to fish for whines from
insecure Utah fans.Looks like I caught one.Kareem looks
like a decent recruit, but anyone who thinks Krisco is some sort of miracle
worker who's going to go out and sign a bunch of marquis players this late in
the recruiting season is simply deluding themself.Boylen left a
trainwreck behind and it's going to take a long time to rebuild the Utah
basketball program. Krisco may be able to pick up a couple of serviceable pieces
this year, but realistically, he's just getting enough warm bodies to field a
team next season.
Realistic Goggles,You are mistaken on both the role of the Director
of Basketball Operations and the salary. Others have pointed out that the
position involves recruiting and other behind the scenes work, just not on the
court type stuff. I know Norm was making three times that much at SLCC. No way
he'd make the jump for a cut in pay that big.
@LonestarRunnerAccording to wedgie utah generally signs 4-5 4 star
football recruits that were just left laying around after the signing period so
it is pretty obvious some of these ute fans think that they can do the same
thing in basketball.LOL
Parrish wouldn't have taken the job if he thought this was a step down. Utah
fans are just going to have to be patient. Now that he's assembled a staff,
Coach K can concentrate on trying to put together a team for next season. There
aren't many really good recruits left, so don't expect much next year. The first
real guage of how well Utah is recruiting will come when we see the list of
recruits who are thinking about playing for Utah 2 or 3 years from now. Coach
K's staff will probably spend more time this off-season identifying those
players, than they will recruiting the team for next year.
I will say to BYU fans what they want to hear because in fact they are correct.
It is a train wreck for us on the hill. Yes it will take a long time to get
things right. Just like it took your team to get things right after Roger Reid
was let go. Why are you so worried about it? Seriously. Things will get better
but it will take a while, and in fact a head of basketball operations is very
involved in recruiting and coaching. Ask any players who have played at the
collegiate level(doubtful you know any other than your contact harassing them on
BYU campus)and he will tell you that most players were even unaware a difference
existed between assistant coach and basketball operations. So yes you are right
we are struggling, no we did not land a bunch of blue-chips, and probably will
not next year either. Now you can be comforted with the fact that you know these
things to be true. Enjoy your team, let me enjoy mine, in peace. One love
And that kids, is how you build a quality coaching staff. One guy with D-1 on
his resume from the MWC?At least football got the sweet pick-up in
Chow.Best pick up was Connor.I really thought the way
Dr. Hill was talking, they were going to spend some money and get some
coaches.I must say I am pleased that they did sign Storey. He seems
like a good kid, who will work hard. Tommy will make him into a solid player,
offensively and defensively. Great place to start with a team.Otherwise, the Utes seem to be starting from scratch.