The Most Interesting Recruiting Trip In The World

Northwestern basketball had the weekend off, giving Bill Carmody some free time to go on a recruiting trip. So he headed for Minneapolis to watch the Timberwolves Shootout, a series of six games involving the top high school teams in the area. NU commit Sanjay Lumpkin's team was in action, likely the major reason for Carmody's presence: he probably wanted to ensure none of the other D1 coaches in the building were moving in on Lumpkin.

Lumpkin's team played early in the day, but Carmody remained in the Target Center until the bitter end, and apparently there wasn't much in the way of talent on the court for the final game of the night. We know this thanks to the brilliant work of Jonathan Foster, founder of the Gopher basketball blog From The Barn, who was on the scene and tweeting away:

Jonathan Foster
Just woke a napping Bill Carmody. I can't escape big ten awkwardness.

Jonathan Foster
Really tempted to see if Carmody wants to get some pizza. He looks bored and lonely.

Jonathan Foster
Carmody found a friend. Feeling less guilty about his loneliness

Jonathan Foster
And Carmody's friend left and the loneliness returned

Jonathan Foster
My guess at Carmody 's glamorous life today. Land at 9. Take train to target center. Watch bball game. Nap through 5 games til train leaves.

Jonathan Foster
All while dealing with wierdos like me who want to tell him the 1-3-1 is bad for basketball and america

Jonathan Foster
The odd thing is that Carmody is perched in an aisle seat right by the concourse so everyone has to trip over him. Poor Guy.

Jonathan Foster
Zapruder quality Carmody photo.

Jonathan Foster
Now Tubby is here. Feel like I should introduce him to Carmody. They have a lot in common these days.

Jonathan Foster
Tubby wandered off. Now Donna Smith and Carmody sitting on same side of arena. Both look bored.

Jonathan Foster
And Carmody looks asleep again

Infinite cocktails to Jonathan for his brilliant coverage of this event.

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