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Very interesting read from Sports Illustrated's Jason Jordan:
Nerlens Noel agreed.
He recalled a conversation with a college coach during his recruitment process who urged him not to let money play a factor in luring him to Kentucky. Noel, a center, eventually picked the Wildcats.
"I was shocked that he would say something crazy like that," said Noel, the No. 2 player in the Rivals150 last season. "Of course I would never accept money and of course Kentucky never offered me money, but to hear that from him turned me off. I didn't hold it against him because I know coaches get jealous at times. I just look at it like they're really just insecure about themselves."
Back in December when Brannen Greene committed to Kansas he described it as a
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Randle came to the same conclusion.
As the top ranked player in the Rivals150, Randle has had to deal with "an unreal amount" of negative recruiting tactics. Some coaches said that Duke and North Carolina didn't properly develop players, while others said Kentucky was too crowded.
"It's crazy," Randle said. "But I have a mind of my own. Every school has pros and cons and the same school that's dissing a certain school isn't talking about their cons. I look at it as the coaches just hating."
Can you imagine the hate from other coaches if we somehow pull off back-to-back championships? If that happens and the one and done rule remains Cal might be able to put together a Wooden-esque run. Maybe not 10 championships but 5 or 6 in 10-12 year run would be crazy in this day and age.
You know what's funny is this...
2 and thru isn't going to help anything. All these means is that instead of focusing on top 20 players that cal focuses on, now he only focuses on top 5-10 players only.
For example, if we had 2 and thru rule, i think Cal would have recruited Nerlens Noel and Poythress and that's it.
Next year he would have focused on Wiggins, Twins, and Randle...that's it.
Imagine this year they would have Teague, Gilchrist, and Davis. Add Nerlens Noel and Poythress. 1. Teague, 2. Gilchrist, 3. Poythress, 4. Davis, 5. Nerlens. = Undefeated.
Imagine next year they would have Nerlens Noel and Poythress. Add Wiggins, and Twins.
1. Andrew, 2. Aaron, 3. Wiggins, 4. Poythress, 5. Noel = Undefeated.
Also, reducing scholarship won't do any good either. It's not like Cal offers many. He doesn't mind small rotation, in fact he prefers it.
(and i can keep going that's what makes it all giggly...2014 add Cliff Alexander and Okafor or Johnson.)
Only thing NCAA can do is hope that NBA eliminates 1 and done rule all together.
I don't see it happening....
"I didn't hold it against him because I know coaches get jealous at times. I just look at it like they're really just insecure about themselves."
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