“Those two really mesh”: How Mike Brey and J.J. Starling’s chemistry led five-star guard to Notre Dame
LA PORTE, Ind. — Two years ago, J.J. Starling spent much of June 15 on the phone with college coaches, as most rising high school juniors who are coveted basketball recruits do. That’s the first day coaches can directly contact them. Messages and phone calls roll in like an unabating tide. Mike Brey and Notre Dame were one of many to light up Starling’s phone screen.