The decision by Chicago teachers to strike affects a bevy of recruits because college coaches won’t be in the Windy City watching open gyms during the strike.
“You have to adjust,” DePaul assistant coach Billy Garrett said. “We had a strike plan and a non-strike plan. Oliver Purnell is thorough. It’s really hard for the kids but we planned for both. It’s those mid-major kids that it affects the most; a kid that you’re trying to make decisions on in terms of whether or not he’s good enough.”