Friday, June 20, 2008

NABC to Coaches: Stop Offering Scholarships to 8th Graders

One week after Kentucky's basketball team received a commitment from an 8th grader, the board of directors of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) issued a recommendation to college basketball coaches to cease recruiting and offering scholarships to 8th and 9th graders. The NABC recommendation proposes that coaches wait until mid June following prospective student athlete's sophomore years in high school before offering scholarships.

According to the NABC, such young basketball players:

“have not yet displayed sufficient academic credentials or, in the vast majority of cases, basketball maturity to accurately project them as admissible students to the institution or impact players on the basketball team.”

1 comment:

r. kelly said...

Don't hate on dem coachez fo tryin' ta pull dem 8th gradaz, yall!!

I been pullin mad 8th gradaz fo a minute, know what I'm sayin!?!