Posted by walkerdevil on April 12, 15 at 15:26:02:
In Reply to: Re: If you are a Sun Devil... posted by Oside Devil on April 12, 15 at 07:57:04:
: "You have to have numerous boosters with big pockets to take care of five star players parents and handlers."
: Could you comment further on this. First I'm sure you are not suggesting that that is what we should do, like usc did with Reggie Bush. So, I'm guessing you believe that this practice is widespread among college programs. I'm a pretty gullible person who looks at the world through rose colored glasses. Tell me anything and I'll believe it. I believe, rightly or wrongly, that this happens rarely.
I have went to Vegas for the summer tournaments the last 22 years. In my younger years I would buy coaches packets and badges to sit among the coaches. I love college basketball but I dislike what it has become. 70-80% of the 5 star guys are marketed by parents, handlers or summer team coaches. The big pockets schools like Kentucky, Arizona, North Carolina, Kansas etc all take care of them so that they will play a year or two at their school before going to the pros. Unless they really screw up and the media does a story on it the NCAA could care less. Look for the Book "Tell them to play harder" by a SI writer 4 or 5 years ago. It gives great insight into what goes on with the top players and summer coaches.
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