On the latest episode of the Eye on College Basketball Podcast 247 Sports Director of Scouting Adam Finkelstein joined CBS Sports’ David Cobb to discuss some of the week’s biggest storylines and themes in the world of recruiting.
(0:30) Should Duke fans be concerned that Jon Scheyer does not yet hold a commitment in the national class of 2024 after delivering top ranked national class in both 2022 and 2023?
(1:40) Is the national class of 2024 compared a strong one relative to previous, and potentially future, classes? What factors could change that?
(3:50) How did Tre Johnson earn the number one ranking in the national class and who else was in contention?
(4:50) What does an early ranking mean in terms of these long-term future prospects?
(6:00) What’s the buzz around Overtime Elite now that they are home to players who plan to play college basketball?
(7:45) How did Naas Cunningham help change the perception, and maybe even mission, of OTE?
(8:30) What’s next for OTE, specifically for players hoping to play college basketball?
(11:30) What happened to those people who claimed OTE and NIL were going to be the death of college basketball?
(13:30) Are there players who can now make more money in college than in the NBA or other professional settings?
(14:45) Why does height matter in basketball (it was a serious question)?
(16:10) What can we learn from players like posh alexander and Zakai Zeigler?
(18:45) How has UConn built a top three class nationally and how have we seen their recruiting philosophy develop under Dan Hurley?
(20:00) How has UConn extended the geographic reach of their recruiting efforts within the last year?
(21:00) Why was Jaylin Stewart under-recruited and why will he be important for UConn?
(21:45) Could Adama Sanogo, Andrew Jacksonand Jordan Hawkins all go pro after this season?
(23:30) Should UConn be considered a top-25 program in the country heading into the college season?
(25:00) Where will the UConn recruiting class end up nationally at the end of the year?
(27:00) How has recruiting impacted UConn’s offensive rating in recent years, which has improved each season since Hurley has arrived in Storrs?
The full episode can be found on the Eye on College Basketball YouTube page: