|Parrish wants a guy who can handle egos well, and Coach K's Olympic runs certainly prove he can. (US Presswire)|
Gary Parrish's Dream Team:
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F - Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA) - Muhammad is the most aggressive and physically overwhelming perimeter player in the country. The NCAA might not let me have Muhammad in November. But I should have him in March, and that's good enough.
F - Doug McDermott (Creighton) - Nothing wrong with having a stretch-four in the starting lineup who shoots 60 percent from the field, nearly 50 percent from 3-point range and grabs more than eight rebounds per game.
Top three reserves
F - James Michael-McAdoo (North Carolina) - The sophomore is due for a breakout season now that Tyler Zeller and John Henson are out of North Carolina. I'll be happy to let him have that breakout season for me.
Two non-power league reserves
Two true "bench players"
Mike Krzyzewski (Duke) - Coach K has four national titles and two gold medals. That's good enough to let him work for me.
Kenny Payne (Kentucky) - Payne's best friend is the infamous World Wide Wes. So I'll put him on my staff and see what we can get done.
Patrick Sellers (Hofstra) - Sellers once took a fall for Jim Calhoun at Connecticut. So he's loyal. And if I'm gonna be working in college basketball, I want some assistants who are loyal and willing to take a bullet, if it comes to that.
Bobby Lutz (North Carolina State) - I don't know if I need a former head coach on my bench to help Coach K. But I'll take Lutz just in case Krzyzewski's back goes out or something.
Recruits to target
Andrew Wiggins - He's one of the best talents of the past 10 years. I'd be honored to spend eight months with him.
Jabari Parker - Good kid. Great talent. What's not to like?
Julius Randle - Randle is big and strong and relentless. He's a notch below Wiggins and Parker but two notches above everybody else.
Austin Nichols - My other three recruiting targets are one-and-done stars. Nichols should spend more time in college, so he's worth taking here. Plus, the kid lives 20 minutes from me. So I can conduct an in-home visit and be home in time to put my son to bed.