Monday, October 17, 2005

Hoops Recruiting

Well, evidently Thaddeus Young has narrowed his list to 3 schools - Arkansas, Kentucky and Georgia Tech. No Memphis, no UConn, no UNC. What do all these schools have in common? African American head coaches for one. Evidently Young's father feels very strongly that Thad play for an AA coach. A local Memphis paper evidently has a different spin, quoting Thad as saying Memphis has NOT been eliminated and that he will make his own decision.

However, if those are his real top 3, then it certainly helps out the Jackets. Don't mark anything in stone though. There are many who see Arkansas as the lead Hog here. They are closest to home and are in the midst of putting together a great class of their own, with plenty of PT to offer. Remember that Young does see academics are important, but sees himself as as a one-and-done guy. He would likely be a top 10 NBA draft pick if he could leave now.

Announcement day is Oct 24, so hang on to your hats............