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Subject: One and Done Basketball Recruits at Harvard


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 16:42:13 06/09/17 Fri
In reply to: Observer 's message, "One-and-dunners make no sense for Harvard ..." on 16:11:21 06/09/17 Fri

I agree with my eponymous poster "Observer."

Between Wendell Carter and Mohammed Bamba, Harvard took a very serious run at two one-and-done high school recruits this year.

When the AI was implemented in the early 80s, the motivation was to confine varsity athletic recruits to bona fide students who had academic qualifications comparable to the other students on campus. So the system mandated both a minimum AI floor and a target mean for each Ivy which its cumulative recruits had to meet.

No far-sighted League administrators in the early 80s saw fit to require that every athletic recruit had to be a bona fide student in the sense that he intended to actually work toward a degree for more than seven months.

Most one-and-done recruits do not even finish their freshman years. Most leave campus as soon as their teams are eliminated from the NCAA tournament.

Harvard has made and continues to make a mockery of Ivy academic requirements for basketball recruits. From recruiting Camden McRae who was a bona fide student but had no chance of playing intercollegiate basketball, to recruiting Carter and Bamba who have NBA-level skills but have no chance of being on campus for their sophomore years, Harvard continues to find new loopholes in the Ivy regulations and driving a truck through them.

Recruiting a basketball player who has no intention of being a student for more than one year should be a violation of Ivy academic rules.

If Harvard had successfully landed Carter and Bamba, the two most successful recruiters of one-and-done stars this cycle would have been John Calipari and Tommy Amaker. That's some company for an Ivy League college to keep.

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mrjames
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Date Posted: 18:25:30 06/22/17 Thu

Pretty sure, given my track record, I'm Comey here, and those throwing around baseless accusations about these high schoolers and the Harvard program are Trump. I do have information here. And I won't be sharing.

You can believe me or not, but the comments about the intentions of all involved here are way, way off base.

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: One and Done Basketball Recruits at Harvard. . . bad!


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 18:41:26 06/22/17 Thu

I'm not asking you to tell us your social security number or your debit card number. I'm saying that you accuse me of making "baseless accusations" which presumably you can refute with "information here." Well, what are you even talking about?

What subject are you referring to?

Who are my comments "way, way off base" about? Camden McRae? The guy who sweeps the floor at Lavietes?

Until you do anything other than saying others are wrong, "bad!" or conflicted without providing any contradictory evidence or even general background, you are the Trump character. See the connection, Donald?

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sparman
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Date Posted: 20:38:44 06/22/17 Thu

I have some personal experience with Mr. Comey. I'm no Trump fan, but trust me, wrapping yourself in the Comey cloak is not an endorsement. And - seriously - I do have information here I won't be sharing.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: One and Done Basketball Recruits at Harvard. . . National Security Is At Stake, Right?


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 22:10:22 06/22/17 Thu

Now this message board is getting awesome. Seriously, getting some personal scoop on Comey is fun.

I don't think that anybody here is wrapping themselves in the Comey cloak as much as they are accusing Trump of falsely accusing others of being wrong without providing any evidence whatsoever. That's not an endorsement of Comey.

What I most love is that we've got two posters here who say that they have confidential personal inside information that they won't share. One guy's information literally involves national security and should be treated as such. Meanwhile, the other guy is treating as a state secret something he claims to know about Harvard men's basketball recruiting. That is beautiful.

mrjames, get over yourself.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: One and Done Basketball Recruits at Harvard. . . National Security Is At Stake, Right?


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mrjames
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Date Posted: 07:49:27 06/23/17 Fri

Sounds good. For those that want to know what's going on with Ivy basketball, I'm @ivybball on Twitter. I'll leave you folks to it.

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