New Buffalo Head Coach Bobby Hurley Lands Four-Star Recruit

by September 11, 2013

Former Duke star Bobby Hurley will be making his collegiate head coaching debut this fall at Buffalo. But for the time being, he’s been very busy on the recruiting trail looking to land a few steals from higher D1 programs, and by the looks of yesterday, Hurley is already succeeding in doing so. From “Bobby Hurley and assistant Nate Oats prioritized four-star recruit Lamonte Bearden throughout the summer. On Tuesday, Bearden, a 6-foot-1 point guard, gave Hurley and Buffalo a verbal pledge. ‘I just like everything about them,’ Bearden told ‘I went to visit them last week. I love everything about it. I love the coaching staff, the A.D. and the whole team.’ Bearden also considered Oregon State, San Francisco and St. Louis. ‘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.’ Hurley had a lot success as a point and Bearden thinks he is the perfect coach to help him develop. ‘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.’ The Germantown (Wisc.) High standout is ranked as the No. 22 overall point guard in the 2014 class.”