On this episode of the Orlando Magic Daily Podcast, we take a look at an exciting new project from former Magic center Malik Allen.
Since retiring after his 2010-11 season stint with the Magic, Allen has worked on an exciting and interesting new project -- inRecruit.com. It is tagged as the LinkedIn for basketball players and coaches, helping narrow the focus of coaches and help high school players market themselves as they seek to play collegiately. It certainly fills a major gap in the recruiting trail as it should help college coaches in their search for undiscovered players.
The site is in its infancy and growing, but has gained a lot of endorsements from the basketball community. Former Florida center and current Warriors center Marreese Speights, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and Bulls guard Marquis Teague all see the value in it as a recruiting tool for colleges and a promotional tool for high school athletes. The coaching staff from Allen's alma mater, Villanova, has signed up as well.
This will be a great way for potential college athletes to consolidate their basketball resumes and approach college coaches with their pitch to join their team. It should also, as NBC Sports describes it, help bring recruiting out of the dark.
Go ahead and listen to the podcast (and click after the jump for a brief text synopsis of the interview) as Malik Allen explains how he got involved in the project and what inRecruit can provide to coaches, players and fans.