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What can you tell us about this kid? Evan Daniels wrote an article basically performing felatio on the UK program... Is that pretty much it? UK way out in front with UNC, KU and OSU kind of an afterthought?
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I always assumed he was going to be tough to pull out of Florida, but I could be far off on that. I know the staff has shown him a lot of interest early while recruiting Walker and Greene over the years. I think we have a legit shot with him, though.
If we can pull in one of Jones, Mudiay, Vaughn, or Berry the class will be a success, seeing that we will likely only a couple guys in the class.
I always thought he'd be tough to get out of Florida as well. He grew up a UNC Fan as well but it may be a tough sell for them with Paige & Britt already being there by the time he's a senior in HS.
Funny. Not a Kentucky lock by any means.
Great defender. Physical. Runs a team. Solid all around game. Don't see him being a huge scorer in college. Bubble five-star prospect right now. No. 24 247Sports/ No. 14 247Composite.
It's funny to me how... especially ESPN gets on these kicks where they seem to pimp one school... be it Duke, UNC or Kentucky... It seems like almost everyone hates the way their always sucking balls of Coach K, Roy, or Cal... and it seems to me it would be in their best interest to provide a more balanced coverage of the entire field... but there they are continually alienating fans.
Look no further than last year's national player of the year vote. Look at the midseason polls, and Anthony Davis is barely mentioned by most reputable sites. Then, around early February, it's like someone decided that the #1 overall pick on the #1 overall team should be the Player of the Year. Forget that he wasn't the best player on his team (for most of the season, he wasn't even one of the two best players with MKG and Jones both clearly better and more important to Kentucky's success and even by the end of the season, MKG was still the best player and should have been a clear Final Four MOP). I don't know how it happened, but all of a sudden people decided that because he was such a clearcut #1 overall NBA pick he should be National Player of the Year. I don't disagree with him being picked #1 in the slightest, but NPOY isn't supposed to be about NBA career projection or draft position.
I think you would enjoy this article on this very topic. I don't get it, but they're not wrong - people keep tuning in, and the numbers indicate they're growing with this strategy. Do I think they're wrong in the long term? Yes, but I may just be bitter because I'm not part of the target audience.
In October, Doug Gottlieb, a radio host and basketball analyst whod decamped for CBS the previous month after nine years with ESPN, went on The Dan Patrick Show and dropped something of a truth bomb about his time in Bristol:
This is similar to the Heisman this year. Not that I want Klein to win, but the media has swung this thing to where he won't win. Media (ESPN) really dictates a ton of stuff in sports.
And if there's not a game on that I have already decided to watch, I don't even turn ESPN on anymore.
Me neither. I haven't watched one of their programs in years. Heck, I even missed the Jimmy V speech this year. I guess they're not targeting me, which I do think is shortsighted.
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