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NABC? What NABC?


Once upon a time, there was a coach. This coach was in charge of the winningest program of all-time. This coach liked to hit the recruiting trail hard and try to land the best talent, no matter where it was from or what their graduation year was. Then one day, the big bad NABC came knocking and recommended that offers be held off until kids were juniors and used this coach as it’s example of recklessness.

The only problem with this story though, is that there is no happy ending (I said “happy ending”) for the NABC because no one is following this recommendation.  The latest example of the disregard for the NABC comes in the form of 15-year old Tyler Lewis, who already has an offer from Virginia Tech, Auburn and Charlotte.  Lewis is 5-10 and averages 13.5 points and 4.3 assists per game and he’s getting major conference D-1 offers.  No matter what his development, those offers will still be there according to the coaches offering.

As an added bonus, this story also provides the always solid Rusty LaRue sighting as well.  I just thought that was worth mentioning.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

17 responses to “NABC? What NABC?”

  1. The Fake Gimel Martinez

    Okay. I’m ready for the Jeff Goodman article vilifying the coaches of these teams.

    But it still underlines a problem with the whole setup: the NABC has no punishment in their honor code, and the NCAA evidently doesn’t care. I agree that giving scholarship offers to sophomores and younger kids is not necessary, but there’s nothing to stop the coaches.

  2. GoCats2010

    Fake…it aint comin, Billy G isn’t in on this story so Goodman doesn’t care.

  3. WINNER

    The NABC sucks, but that doesn’t grind my gears as much as a damn Iraqi throwing his shoes at our President. I hope they put that idiot in prison.

  4. funkadelic

    3. He’ll be lucky if he doesn’t find himself in Cuba.

  5. TheStabilizer

    WOW.. I just had a “happy beginning”… is that even possible?

  6. TheStabilizer

    What??? BCG isn’t in the loop on this kid????? :)

    At 13, he scored 27 points in a high school varsity bball game as the crowd taunted him with “change your diaper” chants.

    Boy that chant worked real well.

  7. WINNER

    4. I’ll meet him at the Bay and shove my Nike swooshes right up his Iraqi ass!

  8. asdfasdf

    Personally, I thought the shoe incident was hilarious. I loved how 30 SS guys just appeared instantly out of nowhere from the doors behind the podium.

  9. ConcreteCat

    All the NABC is worried about is BCG not making a fool of Tubby. Tubby is the NABC!! That’s why their focus is on UK. Tubby is an Ass!!!!

  10. ConcreteCat

    NABC = Not Allowing Billy Clyde

  11. adaircam4

    10) nice

  12. csmudd0
  13. JATR4

    Kentucky could use a few Rusty Larues in both basketball and football.

    Rusty Larue was named North Carolina Athlete of the Year. He was a Honors student, and highly recruited by many colleges. He chose Wake Forest to stay near home and reach his goal of playing both basketball and football in the ACC. While at Wake he won an Independence Bowl in football, 2 ACC championships in basketball, as well as many individual honors. In his senior year of football, Rusty broke 8 NCAA records for passing. Some of his records are: Most completions in a game(55), most attempts in a game(72), and most yardage in a three game span(1524). He also has two of the top eight passing yardage games in ACC history. In basketball his teams went to the NCAA all four years, reaching the “Elite 8″ his senior season. Rusty finished his career at Wake Forest as the all-time 3-point percentage leader and 2nd overall in 3-point goals(151) in school history. During his senior season, Rusty was named GTE Academic All-American and his 46.4% from the 3-point line was good enough for 2nd in the ACC and 15th in the NCAA. During his junior year he became the first athlete since 1952 and only the second in ACC history to play football, basketball, and baseball in the same year.

  14. Ryan

    Rusty LaRue also played for the Chicago Bulls for a few seasons. Is he still playing pro ball? Maybe in Europe?

  15. JATR4

    No. Rusty coaches at Forsyth Country Day in Lewisville, NC. He runs a great summer league that had about twelve teams last summer that included all Wake Forest players. Chris Paul is from Lewisville and played in a couple of the summer league games last summer. Only two players from the same college team are allowed per team. Great action and great crowds last summer.

    Lexington doesn’t seem to have a summer league where UK players are allowed to play.

  16. blueblooded

    It it is pathetic that they only single out UK. A couple of months ago Jody Demling of the CJ had a note in his blog saying that Trinity’s freshman point guard, Harrison, had several offers (including WKU) before he had even played a game of High School.

  17. slappy

    At least Coach G said that he’d play by their silly little set of rules as long as everybody else did. Looks like nobody else is. Back to business. Sorry, Tubby.