Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bobby Hurley lands a four star point guard at Buffalo

When Bobby Hurley took over the Buffalo coaching job many knew that the job was a project. Hurley would need time on the recruiting trail and to get some of his own players in the program.

Hurley has a building block for the future as Buffalo landed four star point guard Lamonte Bearden from Germantown (Wisconsin) High School. This could be a very important recruit for Hurley as he looks to establish the Bulls as contenders in the MAC in the future.

How did Bearden slip through the cracks? Yahoo's Jeff Eisenberg says academic concerns played a role in him landing at Buffalo instead of a high major school. San Francisco, Oregon State, and Saint Louis also were in the mix for Bearden's services. In the end Bearden said that Buffalo was the place for him and that Hurley can help him become a better point guard.

 ‘Even though I didn’t visit some of these other schools, I just knew that Buffalo was the best school for me. They use a lot of ball screens and I like a lot of ball screens,’ he added. ‘I think I fit their program real well.  ‘That was one of the reason I committed,’ Bearden said. ‘He was a good point guard. I think he can help me develop into a better point guard.’

Hurley has his point guard of the future now let's see him build around him.

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