McRoy Tabbed to Top JUCO Recruiting List
STATESBORO, Ga. --- Georgia Southern assistant men's basketball coach Elwyn McRoy has been named a top junior college recruiter by national publication Basketball Times.
McRoy, entering his second season at GSU, was ranked No. 12 behind such coaches as West Virginia’s Bob Huggins and Indiana’s Kelvin Sampson, each with a Final Four to their credit.
The Times says, “Might be only 33 years old, but he recruits jucos like a seasoned coach, landing players who should be playing at a higher level.”
Other luminaries listed include head coaches Leonard Hamilton (Florida State), Tim Floyd (Southern California), Sean Sutton (Oklahoma State) and Cliff Ellis (Coastal Carolina, former Clemson, Auburn).
“This recognition is a tribute to our whole staff,” said McRoy. “I have learned that as an assistant coach you are only as good as the people you work with and the head coach you work for. We look forward to keeping GSU's name at the top of this list.”
Since his arrival in Statesboro McRoy overseen the arrival of four JUCO players, including 2007-08 newcomer Julian Allen, the 2004-05 Connecticut Player of the Year and 2006-07 Jayhawk West Conference Player of the Year at Garden City Community College.
In five seasons at the junior college level, McRoy coached 28 players that went on to play at the NCAA Division I level and was influential in the development of current NBA players Stephen Jackson (Indiana Pacers) and Lee Nailon (Philadelphia 76ers) and 2004-05 Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year’ Taj Gray (Oklahoma Sooners). In addition, 90% of the players under his tutelage have gone on to earn their degrees and his team at Frank Philips Community College boasted the third highest GPA among all two-year schools in 2002-03.
- Category: Men's Basketball
- Published on Monday, 20 August 2007 00:17