Top Recruiting Classes

30 March 2010 at 8:48 am 4 comments

| Peter Klein |

Memphis, Ohio State, and North Carolina have the top-ranked US college basketball recruiting classes for 2010. But how about the Berkeley economics department’s 1963 recruiting class? As I learned this weekend, department head Andreas Papandreou hired five brand-new assistant professors that year: Dan McFadden, Oliver Williamson, Sid Winter, Peter Diamond, and David Laidler. Not a bad haul!

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  • 1. REW  |  30 March 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Like most top basketball recruiting classes, most of this team “went pro” elsewhere after a short stay ;-)

  • 2. Peter Klein  |  30 March 2010 at 12:54 pm

    True, true. Actually Williamson was, in today’s parlance, a “one-and-done.” But he (and McFadden) came back, many years later.

  • 3. Cliff Grammich  |  1 April 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Peter, are you comparing Papandreou to Steve Fisher, coach of the one-time Fab Five at Michigan? Or maybe Williamson to O.J. Mayo, the most recent one-and-done NCAA/NBA player?

  • 4. Konstantina Kiousis  |  4 April 2010 at 8:54 am

    Greeks have good taste.

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