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A Parable of 2017-18 Recruiting

Posted on November 2, 2017, in Recruiting by Seattle Hoo.

"16Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 17And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 18And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 19And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. 20And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 21So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes ...

Hoo fans received a pleasant surprise Monday with the sudden commitment of California point guard Kihei Clark, class of 2018. 

Clark first came to our attention last week, when we learned that he was the reason Tony had been spending time on the West Coast over the last month. (And yes, shameless brag that Hoos Place was the first to give Hoos fans this scoop!)

The Fight in the Badger

Posted on October 3, 2017, in Recruiting by Seattle Hoo.

It's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Once upon a time, I walked into a basketball arena with a clamshell for a roof and a rubber band holding the walls together expecting great things to transpire in that building for my last year as a (law) student.  A star A national ranking, a great young coach, a star point guard leading a once-heralded recruiting class into its junior season, and all major parts returning from a Sweet Sixteen campaign, all had expectations high.  Two hours later, I stumbled out of that building with a stunned sense of foreboding and loss.  We were sunk.  That star point guard had gone down w...