Half of being a successful college basketball coach is being a great recruiter.
Few aspects of coaching trump being able to consistently pull in elite-level talent.
Some people have said that if you can recruit, you don't have to be much of an X's and O's guy. All you have to do is put your stars on the court and the rest will take care of itself.
While that is not true, being a great recruiter is absolutely crucial to a coach's success at a college basketball program.
Make no mistake about it. Some of the best CBB programs in the country are stocked with talent because of unbelievable recruiting done by the staff.
But, the great teams aren't great without the head coach being actively and consistently involved in the recruiting process.
From a head coach's standpoint, here are eight qualities of a great college basketball recruiter.