Phil Martelli | Head Coach | Men’s Basketball | Saint Joseph’s University

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

We look for coachability, respect for the game, areas of their game that needs developing, and communication skills.

Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

Players exceed expectations because they are willing to “go it alone”.  They also have listened and taken a well thought out plan as their guide whether on the court or in the weight room. The “crowd” will encourage them to cut corners, blame others and to “be like us”.  The great ones travel the road less traveled.