Ranking the 10 Greatest Recruiting Coaches in NCAA Basketball History

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Ranking the 10 Greatest Recruiting Coaches in NCAA Basketball History
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Great NCAA basketball coaches have always made their on-court jobs a lot easier by landing the best recruits. The ability to convince top high-schoolers that their road to basketball success leads through your campus is a vital tool in any coach’s repertoire.

The current master of that art is John Calipari, whose success at Kentucky has rested predominantly on a string of one-and-done freshman stars. This year’s collection of six McDonald’s All-Americans is just the latest notch in Calipari’s belt when it comes to dominating the recruiting scene.

Herein, a closer look at Coach Cal and his place among history’s 10 most effective coaches at bringing the best talent in the country to their collegiate rosters.

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