Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Why I Don't Want Michael Gilchrist

Fact's note: I usually devote so little time to recruiting, but given the impending commitment of Gilchrist, I felt I have to comment
For the most part, Villanova is in the business of recruiting players to stay a full four years in school and get a degree.  There are only three major exceptions to this rule if you exclude transfers.  Of those three players, only Tim Thomas stayed at Villanova for only one year.  Michael Gilchrist seems to be a good player, but a fine academic institution like Villanova cannot afford to sell its soul to win a national championship (Kentucky has been selling its soul to win since Adolf Rupp was coach.)  In my opinion, the only time Villanova should go after players who they know for a fact will not stay the full four years is if they get a chance on a player who is a once in a generation talent (Kevin DurantKobe etc.)  Gilchrist is a very good player, but he has two huge red flags: a virtual guarantee that he won't stay beyond one year and the fact that he rolls with Worldwide Wes.  The last thing any school needs is a freshman who already has an entourage and Gilchrist (like Tyreke Evans before him) is already rolling heavy.  Did I mention that all this talk doesn't matter because he's going to play for Calipari anyways?

7 comments:

  1. don't be mad. don't hate on kentucky basketball. if villanova is only looking for 4 yr players then why are they recruiting gilchrist??? sell our soul?? wow. your pathetic. whatever makes you feel better. its a shame because i have great respect for villanova bball, but you really are full of it. I hope not all nova fans are like you...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hiring John Calipari is an example of a program willing to sell its soul. Between Eddie Sutton and John Calipar Kentucky has employed two of the greasiest coaches in college basketball history. Sending a parcel with 1,000 bucks in it to Chris Mills classifies as "selling your soul" in my book.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, Kentucky fans are a very touchy sensitive bunch aren't they. I guess that can happen when an "elite" program goes 12 years without a final four

    ReplyDelete
  4. I think somebody's just mad that when Cal leaves Lexington the school will only be vacating Elite Eight appearances.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sports Online Betting is a nice online interface gaming that extracts learning and information.

    ReplyDelete
  6. UK lost 5 players to the draft, but lots of help is coming with Brandon Knight this year and then Glchrist next season. If they can stay away from the NCAA violations that have plagued Calipari, they should contend.

    ReplyDelete