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'Coach's Corner' July Recruiting Blog Week 3

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Release: 07/25/2012
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The Manhattan men's basketball staff hits the road for a nation-wide recruiting journey beginning July 11 in search for the program's next crop of talent. Along the way, the Jaspers coaches will provide a first-hand account of their travels through the 'Coaches' Corner' Blog at Manhattan second year head coach Steve Masiello and assistant coach Rasheen Davis will enlighten fans each step of the way as they visit numerous cities and attend a variety of high profile tournaments and showcases from coast-to-coast.

July 25, 2012

Head Coach - Steve Masiello

As phase three of recruiting gets underway I will begin my journey in Orlando. I made it to JFK Airport in record time this morning only to experience a 90 minute wait in the security line! But with that in the past it is on to Disney where I will lock in on several of our top priority recruits.

My frequent flyer miles are sure to go up as I will be covering four cities (Orlando, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Atlantic City) before returning to NYC for the final day of the period. I can assure you my focus is locked in on a few certain targets!

It is important for our recruits to know how important they are to us, and one way to show this is have myself front and center at their final games of summer. It is not certain that you will get a player because of this, but a lack of presence can cost you that top recruit.

The new summer recruiting format of five days on and two days off is very different and really demands extraordinary time management. We really only get three full days out of the five due to the time restrictions on the first and last day of the period.

I am still in shock over Jasper Nation and the support that we receive throughout the country. It ranges from people at the airport ticket counters to Mickey Mouse, all who are aware of what is taking place in Riverdale and their excitement for next season!

Today's quote of the day is, "The only easy day was yesterday."

Go Jaspers!

Coach Masiello

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