Roshown McLeod lands third assistant position

  • 08/14/2008 12:49 pm in

mcleod.jpgAs we expected, Indiana waited until after the summer recruiting period to name its final assistant coach and former Duke and NBA standout Roshown McLeod is the choice, according to the Hoosier Scoop.

“The thing I really like about him is that if he were healthy, he’d still be a professional basketball player,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said. “But he’s done a lot of things to put himself in a position to be a coach since his career ended, and as the interview process went on he really showed how knowledgeable he is.”

Crean is expecting McLeod to become a star on the recruiting scene and of immediate interest to Indiana fans is his rumored connection with Derrick Favors and Dominic Cheek, both five-star recruits in the 2009 class. McLeod has worked with Favors on his game in the past and Cheek is from St. Anthony’s in New Jersey, where McLeod attended high school. With McLeod on board alongside Tim Buckley and Bennie Seltzer, Crean has assembled a coaching staff that should be able to consistently bring top talent to Bloomington.

McLeod was the director of basketball operations at Woodward Academy in Atlanta and was an assistant coach for one season at Fairfield during the 2002-2003 season. Indiana is expected to make the hiring official later today.

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  • Disco_Briscoe

    I like the hire…do we know who the other candidates were?

  • I only know of one other potential candidate who turned the job down a couple of times. That name probably won’t ever surface, though.

  • hoosier07

    i love how diversified TC has made his staff … a young gun like McLeod on the recruits should do very well for the program …

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    Good hire…..he has the inside track to Derrick Favors

  • Anonymous

    !/2 of being an oustanding coach is the ability to recruit.

    I know very little of Coach Mcleod but if his recruiting credentials are valid and Crean has that much confidence in his coaching ablity …I’m excited

  • MPmike

    This hire will only bring good and probably great things to this program. When you are successful and want to better your success, you surround yourself with people that will help achieve this. Great hire.

  • MPmike

    This hire will only bring good and probably great things to this program. When you are successful and want to better your success, you surround yourself with people that will help achieve this. Great hire.