week that we were #6 in one of the early 2018 recruiting rankings. I scoured the list and KU was not listed in the top 66.
It dawned on me that the new strategy among the "Blue Bloods" is to just go out every March, immediately after being eliminated in the tournament, (with huge wads of cash?) and see what 1 year vagabond, tramp athlete they can provide food and shelter to for the next 6-7 months as a way stop to the NBA and hope at least most of his offenses are misdemeanors.
Probably a little overwrought but the Bill Self beatification movement in these parts is a little nauseating.
It would be a great shock if the TV narrative changes. People like Dick Vitale have perpetuated this myth for years. But the standards for Duke basketball changed more than a few years ago. However, it plays to the TV narrative to hold them up on a pedestal. Then there's their coach, no one in the national media is willing to take him on. Why this latest move isn't raising much more than a ripple is mind boggling, but not surprising.
everything about duke hoops is pretty much a fraud
wow, haven't heard that name in some time. i remember hearing about battles btw Dock and Will The Thrill Bynum - chicago public league at its finest. always wondered why he stayed at Dook...
he wasn't academically qualified to be recruited by ND
that wasn't an issue at Duke
everything about K and Duke basketball from an academic standpoint is a fraud
Edit - i'm sure ELK or someone else can chime in - but - who was the last ND Chicago public league player? i have no clue - but it's not surprising that it's difficult to come up with one considering the academic profiles of those schools.
It was Whitney Young High School forward Paul White in 2014. He was a top 50 type of recruit. White ultimately chose Georgetown, but he transferred to Oregon after two years.
Whitney Young is not your average Chicago public high school. It's a magnet school with a strong college prep curriculum. Jahlil Okafor, Quentin Richardson, and Russell Maryland are its most famous sports alumni.
Remember about 2000 a diminutive PG named Martel Bailey. Not sure which high school, but Chicago Public League for sure.
Bailey landed at UIC where, according to his Wikipedia page, "He was the 2002–03 NCAA Division I men's basketball season assists leader and holds the Horizon League records for single-season and career assists in conference games."
Good little (5'9"-ish) guard.
as always a wealth of knowledge on here
appreciate the info.
and you're correct - whitney is different than the Marshalls and Simeons of the CPL.
I've been aware of anyone in the sports media calling out Duke and K for their dubious ethics and directly challenging the long-standing media narrative.
he complains and bitches about everything so it shouldnt shock his readers he is picking on Duke bball. There is nothing he likes doing more than shitting on someone who everyone else likes. Just his thing. With that said, I hope this time he is right.