With the college basketball season set to tip off in just a few months, it’s time to review which coaches have been the best of all time at recruiting the best players to join their established college programs.
From the days of John Wooden at UCLA, coaches were encouraged to find the best players they could in order to win games. They would at times find one great player to lead their team to victory. Nowadays, it takes a team of NBA draft first-round prospects in order to win an NCAA Championship at the Division I level.
I’m putting more of an emphasis on recruiting numerous players instead of just one or two with these selections. Please feel free to put any of your suggestions in the comments section, since I’m sure there are plenty more coaches who have been outstanding at recruiting.
As you’ll see, I’ve selected five current coaches. That’s because I feel their accomplishments in recruiting trump coaches of the past.
Without further ado, here are the five best college basketball recruiting head coaches in history.