- Oct 24, 2013
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People called it lazy for Pitino bc he wasn’t putting in much effort before moving on. I’ve seen Ben actively recruiting Taisom. I was at the elite camp for 2025s & 2026s and as soon as taisom dad walked in the gym. Ben stopped everything just to acknowledge and converse with him. I am willing to bet he put effort in
It's amazing Pitino was ever able to field a team here with how he never recruited anyone.
I have zero doubt Ben is trying hard on the recruiting trail. But let's not pretend it's two different things. I didn't care when Pitino gave up on a recruit that wasn't coming here, and I don't care if Ben does the same thing.
Chatman was the exact type of recruit Ben was hired to land here. Now that it's unlikely, it's 'smart' to give up on him. If Pitino was still here, there would post after post ripping him about letting another in state prospect get away.