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Rocky Swishterson
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:00 pm

Alumni mag asks us to recommend students to the university, which I always do. But why don't I even get a perfunctory reply from mens basketball coach Billy Wright when I write him a letter about a conference player of the year who has no D1 offers? Kind of discouraging. 2,000 career varsity points...6-6 guard/forward...excellent grades and character. No reply.
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:56 am

Honestly coaches don’t usually take suggestions from fans simply because they get so many and usually the person making the request is either blinded by the player because of a personal connection or there personal reason.
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:46 am

I think if you are a lower tier mid-major, you would welcome any and all outside recruiting suggestions. They should always be on the lookout for the diamond in the rough that could transform their program into a contender. How much does it cost to send out a thank you note and put the kids name in a spreadsheet which the staff can keep updated. You can usually get enough data online during the season to let you know if the kid has any potential and warrants a visit.
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:47 am

sealhall74 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:46 am
I think if you are a lower tier mid-major, you would welcome any and all outside recruiting suggestions. They should always be on the lookout for the diamond in the rough that could transform their program into a contender. How much does it cost to send out a thank you note and put the kids name in a spreadsheet which the staff can keep updated. You can usually get enough data online during the season to let you know if the kid has any potential and warrants a visit.
With a record of 48-94, I'd be visiting psychics and mediums and taking any and all input!!!!!
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:37 pm

I doubt he’s so busy he can’t even reply. Pretty disappointing. Being a now small school in a small community you think at least a “thank you, I’ll keep my eyes open!” generic reply is warranted.

I remember I sent an email to joe lunardi the year we played Cleveland state in the bracket busters complaining how wiu got screwed. I was shocked when i actually received a reply from him saying I had very valid points lol.

If he’s not too busy to reply, I can tell you coach Wright surely isn’t too busy lol. Maybe he is just away taking a break at this time after the tournament and season.
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Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:25 pm

letsgonecks wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:47 am
sealhall74 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:46 am
I think if you are a lower tier mid-major, you would welcome any and all outside recruiting suggestions. They should always be on the lookout for the diamond in the rough that could transform their program into a contender. How much does it cost to send out a thank you note and put the kids name in a spreadsheet which the staff can keep updated. You can usually get enough data online during the season to let you know if the kid has any potential and warrants a visit.
With a record of 48-94, I'd be visiting psychics and mediums and taking any and all input!!!!!
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Rocky Swishterson
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Thu May 09, 2019 10:04 am

Was encouraged to send Wright another email and cc the athletic director. He replied...thanked me and said he's aware of this player but can't comment. Well, that's at least something.
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