He should be forced to choose a school (or cut down his list) because you are impatient? Why should he care about that? Who is he hurting by waiting?
I understand why this thread is so long. I've been checking it several times a day, too. But I don't understand why people seem indignant about the way this young man is going about deciding where he's going to spend (at least) the next year of his life. Because it is his life, not yours.
There is a premium article on Rivals with some quotes from Wall. He indicates he will soon (by today 5/7 or by "the end of the week") cut his list down, that his relationship with the coach is the most important factor, and that Kentucky will definitely make the cut.
In answer to the question who would benefit most on our team from the addition of John Wall, I would say Scheyer. JS would not have as much ball-handingly responsibility and would be the beneficiary of a ton of open three pointers due to JW's ability to penetrate and hit the open man. My second vote would be Singler. JW's addition would prevent teams from being able to load up as much on KS.
These threads are full of synopses that people offer from things they have read that came from copyrighted and for-fee sources. As long as we aren't copying significant sections of such source material, there's nothing "bad" about it at all.
heart of the work."
I'm as happy to see premium info as the next guy (and much less willing to shell out $ for info that will be public soon enough anyway) but it's arguably not fair use, it's probably a violation of the terms of any premium site, and it's definitely not acting in good faith to re-post premium info on a free site, IMO.
This is an article by Greg Doyle which gives the best take I've seen so far on the John Wall incident... I hate what he called my friends in blue...err...light blue and gray...but good read nonetheless...
I am impatient, but that is not the reason why I feel the way I do. I DO think there is a certain etiquette that these kids should follow, there is just nothing in writing. These kids should feel honored any time a school comes to them asking if they want to play basketball. I was recruited to play golf at a few schools and any time I got a letter in the mail, I got goosebumps. So, I do think these kids should respect the process more and it has nothing to do with impatience. Take last week for example, Mr. Wall said he was going to visit NC Central and see what a true black college could do for him and he didn't even go. I just think he is giving some schools the run around and it makes it seem like he is waiting so long for all the wrong reasons. Picking a college is one of the most important decisions a 17 yo kid makes, whether they are planning on being an athlete or just finding a good business program or whatever it may be. It doesn't take a kid that long to find a good fit and it is because they go somewhere and they are proactively looking for all the positives and negatives and they look to see where they are comfortable. In all the visits he has made and all the talks and meetings he has had, if you can't get comfortable somewhere and say "Wow, I like it here", look for other options and that other option is Europe where he can just concentrate on basketball.
Some of my friends told me today that John Wall is visiting Coach K today and is on campus right now. Is there any truth to this? Moderators, feel free to remove this post if it counts as rumor mongering.
And I imagine it's that much harder for someone like John Wall, who has so many famous and talented coaches all whispering in his ear about how wonderful it would be at their school. It doesn't surprise me he's having problems picking a school; to me, the real wonder is how so many top players find it so easy to decide.