JUCO Pain: No Grades/ No Choice…Choices but the Wrong One?

Posted: August 11, 2016 in Academics, AVC Men's Basketball, AVC Men's BB 2016-17, NAIA, Recruitment

Just before I scuttled off to bed last night I was scrolling through a social media site and ran across shocking news.  One of the top big men I have seen in JUCO over the last couple of years just announced that he was heading for an NAIA school that I had never heard of.  Size, athleticism, shooting ability, he had it all for a D-1 university.  Possibly even an elite D-1 program.  Rumor has it grades not good enough for D-1 or D-2 so no choice.  The only positive is that NAIA school who took a chance on him should have a great couple of years if they can keep him in class. 

Did you know that according to the internet that there are only 2800 people in the world that are 7’0” or taller out of a population of 7 billion(2014)!!!!!!

I like to follow certain players especially one’s who make scholarship choices from JUCO’s  that are head scratchers.  I have been following a JUCO player who had great grade and and one of the tallest men in the world. 

Dominant at the JUCO level with a team that played a style that utilized his strength and minimized his weakness.  Out of the unlimited number scholarship offers he received, he chose a team with a up tempo style and already had a post player who was ranked in the top 10 in the nation who could run the floor.  Oh yes,  the post man had two years left with the university.  

So how did that work out?  Limited playing time in a back up roll.  Like I said before, a head scratcher.   Many choices but looks like the wrong one. 

I would still like to have choices even if I made the wrong one. 

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