P'Allen Stinnett and his relationship
Now, with Greg McDermott's new
staff in place, Stinnett once again is looking at a scholarship offer from
"I was committed there once before and I've gotten to know the new staff there a little better. My interest in them is still strong like it was before," Stinnett told CN.
Stinnett had a very close
relationship with former
"He really likes Coach Otzelberger. I think that they are similar in personality. Coach Archibald was a married man, he had kids so he was older and maybe a little more seasoned. With TJ, he's not too far removed from their situation," said Stinnett's AAU coach Anthony Brown.
Not only is Stinnett's
relationship with Otzelberger strong, he's also pleased with the rest of the
coaches and their style of play. Stinnett said that he feels like he'd fit in
well to the new system at
"They are great coaches. They know a lot about the game. When they see what a player is good at, they let them showcase what they are good at. They don't keep them under their control. They play their style but they let the players do what they're good at. I like that," Stinnett said.
So why on earth would a kid from
Stinnett also had a chance to talk
to some current Cyclones this weekend at the camp. Needless to say, Stinnett
sees a bright future at
"I've met a lot of them before but
the future looks great for
The recruitment of Stinnett could
become a battle among Big 12 schools. As of now,
"There are multiple Big 12 schools that I am in contact with. Those are all my top schools right now," Stinnett said.
Stinnett did say that
So when will Stinnett make his decision? It's unknown at this point for sure but expect it to be around July.
"When that July period comes we'll see what happens. As the summer goes on and when I continue to play, different schools might come around at different times. I'm not going to rush into anything," Stinnett said.
There is even more motive for
Stinnett to come to
"We talk about it more often than everyone thinks. It would be great to play together but we all have different outlooks on where the future goes," Stinnett said.
The trio will also team up this
year at the
CN will keep you updated on Stinnett's recruitment.