People should also keep in mind that even dirty AAU programs/schools understand how to attract the clean kids as well. Duke is the master of this.
Maggette can be dirty and Jabari Parker clean.
The kids aren’t automatically guilty by association.
My recollection is that he had a phone interview that he parlayed into an offer for more money from Creighton.
Murphy conducted a phone interview with Beilein related to the opening, according to sources. One source, however, citing Murphy’s agent, told MLive that Murphy has accepted a increase in compensation to remain at Creighton. A spokesman from Creighton athletics declined to comment.
Honestly, after seeing all this testimony, it strikes me that JB is actually a very strong recruiter.
Brian Bowen? His dad was obviously looking for money from day one. (Or if he wasn’t, it’s rather “unusual” that all these schools were offering it anyway).
Yet the narrative in some places was that JB “didn’t work hard” at recruiting, he “can’t close,” and he “can’t relate to kids.” Small wonder why we were not a serious player for Brian Bowen, an instate kid.
Now that all this evidence is coming out, it makes me really wonder about the people who fervently insisted no cheating (or very little) takes place. Did they not know, or did they not want to acknowledge it for whatever reason?
I guess technically it is a violation, but to think that it is “a problem” or that Michigan could get in trouble is silly to say the least. I don’t think Beilein is losing any sleep over it. If anything it would lead the NCAA to change their terrible rule.