College Basketball 2017-18

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    Don't believe he's released an "official" statement... However, his mom - who is a true, HIGHLY emotional/passionate Italian - has pretty much confirmed that Kansas is their #1 choice. He has offers from a number of other top programs (Duke, Stanford, UofA, etc..)... but from what I am being told, Kansas is in the driver's seat...
     
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    So is the assumption here Arizona won't have a full roster because of the FBI stuff? If not I think ARizona should be top 3.
     
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    Yeah if that's official it's definitely news.

    He's an intriguing kid because he's so young it's hard to know how big he ends up. He's the size of a PG but he plays like a 2 so that's really the question on him does he grow into a 2, or does he learn to be more of a PG. Really athletic kid.

    I remember his dad Pace, he was on the Warriors for a bit.

    He plays for Earl Watson Elite in AAU which is now just West Coast Elite, Under Armour program, everyone is recruiting him.
     
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    At least one of the coaches left every team implicated in the Adidas scandal off his ballot.
     
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    From Greg Hansen's column yesterday.

    "The FBI has asked Arizona and the NCAA to pause any investigations into college basketball’s ongoing scandal until after federal agents complete their exploration into illegal recruiting.

    With the NCAA temporarily stepping out of the FBI’s fact-gathering process, Arizona’s 2017-18 season will almost surely be played without penalties. The postseason and a potential Final Four are in play."

    Presumably if the NCAA felt they had enough proof to suspend players they would have already done so. This means IMO we're about to play a season where at least 2 of the top 10 teams in the country have players who have been implicated in an FBI investigation that involves breaking NCAA rules, but are going to be allowed to play while the FBI finishes the investigation.

    If you're the NCAA here you are either hoping like crazy that Arizona or USC doesn't win the title, or you're hoping like crazy the FBI doesn't have enough proof to cause you to vacate games after the fact because you have to rule certain players ineligible.
     
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    God that story makes the NCAA look terrible. The kid is eligible, he's going to graduate, and he's above the NCAA requirements but because his school has a higher requirement, they rule he has to sit out 4 games? so UNC can create a fake major and get away with it but this kid has to sit 4 games.

    Man I'm getting to hate college basketball the hypocrisy is stunning.
     
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