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Subject: Re: New Harvard President Unlikely to Rein In Amaker

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Date Posted: 20:37:45 02/12/18 Mon
In reply to: An Observer 's message, "New Harvard President Unlikely to Rein In Amaker" on 23:37:51 02/11/18 Sun

I believe that Camden McRae graduated two years ago and is enrolled in Stanford Law School. Thus, Camden would not be a factor in the current roster's academic index.

In terms of my estimation of average AI score for the team, I used the assumption of an average GPA of 3.9. If this is the case, then the team would only need to average 625 test scores to exceed 200 AI score. 625 test scores are relatively low for Ivy recruited athletes, especially athletes with average GPA of 3.9.

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Date Posted: 21:08:40 02/12/18 Mon

Are you familiar with the particulars of the recruitment of Camden McRae?

He was recruited off his high school junior varsity team and announced as a formal member of the Harvard basketball team with his sky high AI score. (He was also a member of his high school math team -- but in this case the varsity, not the JV.) After his AI data was averaged into the Harvard team score, McRae was summarily dismissed from the roster in September, before fall basketball practice even began. He was never even issued a practice jersey or a jock.

Now if Harvard is recruiting its "real" players with an average AI "well over 200," there would be no need to bring in egregious ringers like McRae. And yet there was in the summer press release and on the formal roster for a cup of coffee. That is, before the Harvard athletic communications department went back and erased his name from the press release, like Josef Stalin rewriting history.

It strains credibility that the other 14 guys on the roster averaged over 200.

I think you're missing the forest for the trees in that McRae's recruitment and inclusion in the Harvard team AI average contradicts all of your other assumptions.

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Date Posted: 21:18:18 02/12/18 Mon

Never understood the attack on Harvard hoop around academics...Harvard has the highest AI in the conference correct? And the highest minimum by definition? Plus doesn’t the IVY have an AI minimum no school can go below...if accurate, how can Harvard be going below any other Ivy for a recruit? Just don’t understand the argument. And I am not a Harvard grad.

Biggest joke in Ivy is number of football recruits each school takes...Columbia up to 38...given virtually none of the recruits would be accepted absent football, how do you justify that many spots being taken up at schools that aren’t that big. Stanford won’t bring in that many for football, basketball and baseball combined...

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