Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dickie V to the Rescue

ESPN analyst Dick Vitale was on Mike and Mike In the Morning on ESPN Radio. He thinks Brad Stevens will be similar to Mark Few in that he will have many opportunities to leave but will likely stay put. The situation is different with VCU. Just look at Anthony Grant.

The next think they spoke about was Coach John Calipari and the two vacated Final Fours. The NCAA cleared Derrick Rose about three times before they even started to investigate the matter.

Any college basketball coach or fan knows that the minute a player hires an agent, their college career is over. That is what happened in the case of former UMass player Marcus Camby. He broke the rules and hired an agent. Cal was cleared of any guilt or wrongdoing in this case.

Calipari is an elite level coach. He knows how to recruit. He would never play an athlete that was not eligible by the NCAA.

Cal took a risk with Enes Kanter. In the end, the NCAA, after the appeal, came out and said that he was not going to suit up as a Kentucky Wildcat.

Players and coaches know the rules. Kelvin Sampson, the NABC president himself, broke the rules and disgraced Indians University.

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