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DePaul Head Coach Oliver Purnell

“Kevin has overachieved, especially in recruiting at all of his stops. I have known him since he was a student in college and have followed his career ever since. He has made great advancements in the profession.”

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Mayland Head Coach Gary Williams

“When you look at Hampton, they have a really good basketball team and they’ve recruited really well. What Kevin Nickelberry has done with this team in just a year’s time has been great and they should be really proud of that.”

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Eddie Basden, Former Conference USA Player of the Year

"Coach Nickelberry started out being a coach that was recruiting me, but ended up being a father figure that taught me to respect the game. The footwork he taught me and to play every play has made me the player that I am. I would never be an NBA player if it wasn’t for him."

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Ralph Willard, Associate Head Basketball Coach at University of Louisville and former Head Coach at The College of the Holy Cross

"Kevin Nickelberry is as good a coach as I’ve had in all of my years as a head coach."

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Mike DeCourcy, The Sporting News

“Kevin Nickelberry quietly has built himself into one of college basketball’s premier recruiters. Perhaps he’s been too quiet. His accomplishments in helping to identify and attract promising players haven’t gotten nearly the attention merited. Anyone who knows the game, knows talent is the primary ingredient in building a winning program. Locating players who fi t in a given program is not as easy as Kevin makes it look. “

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Seth Davis, Sports Illustrated

"Wherever he has been, Kevin Nickelberry has proven himself to be one of the brightest young coaches in America. He is energetic, hard-working and charismatic, and has all the requisite qualities to be a very successful head coach."

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Jeff Goodman, FoxSports.com

"Kevin Nickelberry is clearly one of the best recruiters in the business. Just look at his track record and what he’s been able to do at each of his last four stops – Clemson, Charlotte, Holy Cross and even Hampton. He does a terrific job connecting with kids and the trust players have, in addition to a keen eye for evaluating talent, make him one of the elite coaches in the country."