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Luke Murray Louisville

Murray is one of the most impactful assistants in the country with what he has done on Chris Mack’s staff at Xavier and Louisville. He is one of the best recruiters in the country and is considered extremely detailed, operating at a very high level. His connections with various high levels coaches in Chris Mack, Travis Steele, Sean Miller and Dan Hurley set Luke Murray up to be among them sooner rather than later. Furthermore, he has been a major part of developing J.P. Macura, Trevon Bluiett, and Jordan Nwora. Luke Murray’s impact at Louisville is great and is a rising coach in college basketball.

Windy City Legends: Jon Scheyer | NBC Sports ChicagoJon Scheyer Duke

Scheyer has steadily grown through the Duke staff coming aboard in 2013. He is now viewed as their top recruiter and is setting himself up for a high-level job in time to come. Next, his influence has been very key in landing some of the best recruiting classes in the country each season. His ability to help the growth of perimeter players on a daily basis with his experience playing at Duke. The development of guard play at Duke has been heavily influenced by Scheyer. He’s developed NBA talent in Tyus Jones, Luke Kennard, RJ Barrett, Frank Jackson and Tre Jones. Jon Scheyer is a name to watch in the coming years for a high-level head coaching job.

Matt Abdelmassih Nebraska

Abdelmassih has a track record of being one of the best recruiters in the country, especially on the transfer market. The time at Iowa State under Fred Hoiberg and St. John’s with Chris Mullen led to a lot of success bringing in transfers. He was a major part of the development DeAndre Kane and Royce White at Iowa State and Mustapha Heron, Justin Simon and LJ Figueroa at St. John’s. His experience is vast, which includes time in the NBA with the Timberwolves front office. If they have a lot of success at Nebraska with transfers look for Matt Abdelmassih becoming a head coach very soon.

Former College of Charleston assistant basketball coach finds home ...Jordan Mincy Florida

Mincy is heavily involved with the recruiting success at Florida which has helped land highly-touted players, such as Tre Mann, Scottie Lewis and Keyontae Johnson. Furthermore, he has been stable with Mike White’s staff coming over with him from Louisiana Tech. Next, the ability to help develop backcourt players such as Dorian Finney-Smith and Chris Chiozza. Mincy will continue to help bring in high-level recruits as he is one of the best recruiters in the country. Lastly, it’s going to be a matter of time before Jordan Mincy elevates into a head coach.

Ulric Maligi Texas Tech

Maligi has been a massive part of the success of Texas Tech overtime under Chris Beard. The reputation of Maligi as a recruiter has already paved the way for success at Texas Tech with landing high-level recruits in Micah Peavy and Nimari Burnett. Additionally, his impact on Texas Tech is yet to reach its peak and should develop into greater success. The ability to recruit is vital for success in this sport and he has the production in that department. Maligi is going to elevate into one of the best recruiters in the country ultimately leading to a head coaching position at some point.

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