State of the Game: Michael Peck (College Coach)

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with respected individuals in various roles and talk about the state of the high school and grassroots game. We interviewed respected national talent evaluators (Jerry Meyer of, Clark Francis of the Hoop Scoop, Joel Francisco of, a shoe company national manager (Tony Dorado of Nike), college coaches (Pepperdine University assistant John Impleman and Santa Clara University assistant Mike Peck), a young high school coach (former UNLV guard Justin Hawkins from Liberty of Henderson, Nev.) and a state title-winning high school coach (former Clemson guard Lou Richie from Bishop O'Dowd of Oakland, Calif.).

In part No. 3 of our "State of the Game" BIL exclusive, we sit down with Peck to discuss his unique perspective of the game as a former high school coach at an elite program (Findlay Prep), a former coach in the D-League (Idaho Stampede) and a current college assistant. Peck offers advice to high school coaches dealing with elite talent, offers advice to young players looking to make the cut in pro ball and what colleges look for in a recruit. 


RELATED: Part 1 - Lou Richie (HS Coach) |  Part 2 - John Impleman (College Coach) | Part 4 - Jerry Meyer (National Scout) | Part 5 - Joel Francisco (National Scout) | Part 6 - Justin Hawkins (Former Player) | Part 7 - Tony Dorado (Shoe Company Manager) | Part 8 - Clark Francis (National Scout)

In part No. 4 on January 26, we'll sit down and talk to National Recruiting Analyst Jerry Meyer.

Ronnie Flores is the national Grassroots editor of He can be reached at [email protected]. Don't forget to follow him on Twitter: @RonMFlores