I don't think Rick Pitino ever said that Chris Fitzgerald was the best shooter he's ever seen, no matter how many time DM says he did. When signing Mike Marra (also of NMH), Pitino said that "Mike Marra was the best shooter he's ever seen". No mention of Fitzgerald. The quote DM's referencing below regarding Fitzgerald is from Fitzgerald and Marra's coach, John Carroll, saying that (IHO) Fitzgerald is on par with Marra and Pitino really liked Marra.
“Rick Pitino told me that Mike Marra was the best shooter he’s ever seen and Chris is right on par with that,” Carroll said.
Clearly, there is a difference. Pitino recruited Marra but seemed to have no interest in Fitzgerald. Mike Marra was a starter for NMH averaging 15pts, 3rbs, 3 asts as a senior after going for 19, 3 and 3 as a junior. Fitzgerald went off for 6, 1 and 1.
I'm not sure why speculating that sophmores like Bynes, Smith or Johnson (all of whom have shown shown real talent and ability) will not be on the team net year is fine but questioning if much lower recruited players like Fitzgerald or Guess will get much playing time is flat out CRAZY, but to each his own.