However... then there's this:
...which DOES imply that an existing player could go become a non-counter if he has at least a 3.0 GPA.In football or basketball, a student-athlete who was recruited (see Bylaw 15.02.8) by the awarding institution and whose only source of institutional financial aid is academic aid based solely on the recipient's academic record at the certifying institution, awarded independently of athletics interests and in amounts consistent with the pattern of all such awards made by the institution, may compete without counting in the institution's financial aid team limits, provided he or she has completed at least one academic year of full-time enrollment at the certifying institution and has achieved a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.000 (on a 4.000 scale) at the certifying institution. (Adopted: 10/27/05 effective 8/1/06, Revised: 1/15/11 effective 8/1/11)
Strange because this was thoroughly discussed on another premium site, where the folks in charge were clear that it would not be possible for Curry or Rivers to pay their own way even if they wanted to.
Now I'm really curious.
Highly unlikely, but their could always be some unforeseen happening. Example, Will Avery, Corey Maggette, etc. I for one trust Coach K. Everything is going to workout for the best, IMO.
If memory serves me Trajan Langdon no longer counted against our scholarship limit when he signed a baseball contract with the San Diego Padres prior to his Junior year. I know he was forced to give up the scholarship since he was a professional athlete in another sport, but it seems to address that when you reclassify as a non-scholarship player you don't count toward the scholarship limit.
Which is what happened. But Lee Melchionni was never a walk-on at Duke. Neither was Trajan Langdon. Walk-on refers to recruited status not scholarship status. And both were recruited.
this article from the Washington Post's archives that contained the following paragraph--
Those scholarship offers should be all the proof you need.Melchionni was a highly regarded recruit at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pa., but he was never considered a great shooter. He had scholarship offers from schools such as Kansas, Notre Dame, North Carolina State and Villanova. But Melchionni agreed to walk on Duke's team as a freshman because the Blue Devils didn't have a scholarship to give him.
--Jason "I sorta feel for Lee. Because he and his family made a selfless decision to help Duke, he is often overlooked by fans and thought of as a lesser recruit-- which is simply not the case" Evans
Can any of our insiders offer any insights on the OV's of the three (?) big-time recruits on campus this weekend? Anybody notice them at the game and how the Crazies did with them? Any encouraging signs from 'bazz or Amile???
Last edited by -bdbd; 03-04-2012 at 02:44 AM.
The team provided encouragement that any of them won't have to wait their turn for PT. Saturday showed a real need for players at the highest level like sadly our opponent displayed.
A recruit will be a freshman adjusting to college life and college basketball and joining a team that went 26-5 in the regular season and has nearly everybody back.
There are opportunities early for a Shabazz Muhammad, but even the best players have an adjustment.
http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z?s=75&p=8&c=1&nid=10600) but they aren't always accurate. Also, it seems that I am not the only one confused since both the quote you provide and the Scout link call him a walk-on for his first year. I guess the question is if Duke not had a scholarship available for Melchionni would he have still come to Duke? I was always under the impression that the answer was yes. Of course I don't have any first hand knowledge just what I remember reading from various recruiting sites at the time.
I keep checking back for updates from last night's visit.
I really thought if we won that game, Amile was going to commit.
Any word? Did the guys stay overnight or just for the game?
i was under the same impression.......anyone got any word?
"Either we're going down, or they are....... Kirk out!"
If anyone's curious to look in the rulebook, there's a very specific definition of what makes someone "recruited", including phone calls, LOIs, etc. It doesn't take much.
As for Amile, I'm not sure anyone is surprised that there hasn't been an announcement yet... I'd give him a week or so before I got worried at all.
Just so we are clear, I have never heard of a quid pro quo where a team wins and automatically gets a recruit. It simply never works that way. It is true that a winning game often provides a better experience for the visiting recruit, but a kid can learn a lot about a place and its fans in a loss too.
Amile may pick Duke, he may pick someone else. I am fairly sure the result of last night's game will play not more than a tiny, tiny role in that decision... perhaps even less than that.
-Jason "I expect that even if he had committed last night, Duke would not say anything or leak anything. Amile will inform the public**, as he should" Evans
** - actually, the schools he does not pick will probably inform recruiting gurus once they have been told they are being spurned.
I should have further explained that in my post.
However, I have been following Amile's recruitment and the timetables that have been given made it sound like a decision was close. Given the fact that he was on campus this weekend, I thought a face to face commitment could be a possibility.