Five reasons why Syracuse basketball recruit Tayler Hightower has lost the recruiting game.
It starts with his father, Robert, who is a former high school basketball coach who was fired from the school’s athletic department in 2015.
He is now a law enforcement officer in Texas, where he’s been involved in several high-profile cases of child sexual abuse.
But even though he’s not a coach anymore, Robert Hightowers still has a huge impact on his son’s recruitment.
In 2017, the father hired a team of recruiting consultants to help with the recruitment of the 5-foot-10, 195-pound forward.
“It’s been a big thing for me,” Hightauer said.
“I want my son to be a top-tier player.
Robert Hightsower has spent the past several months recruiting his son to play for Syracuse. “
He’s my best friend and he’s going to be my best student.”
Robert Hightsower has spent the past several months recruiting his son to play for Syracuse.
He has worked with the team since last December.
“When you’re a family, you know you have a chance to make something happen for your kid,” Robert Hays said.
“[Robert] works really hard and he knows what he’s doing.
He’s been so supportive.
He knows that Tayler is going to play with the best of them.”
Hightows has already received more than a dozen offers from teams including the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, and the Houston Rockets.
His son is currently enrolled at Syracuse, and he has yet to receive any official word from the university.
However, he is confident he’ll get an offer.
“Hopefully, I’ll get the offer,” he said.