mormonrasta wrote:frdbtr wrote:snoscythe wrote:frdbtr wrote:Why can Duke swoop in at the last second and take a recruit like him when he could do just as good (or better in this case this year) at BYU?
Most famous college hoops coach: "Want to be a national name in college and then go to the NBA?"
The coach no one knows of outside of the WCC: "Ever heard of Brandon Davies?"
Then we need to change the sales pitch. Coach K has underachieved as many times as he has won a NC. There is no reason he should be able to steal Mormon recruits from BYU.
Your post gave one very compelling reason why a player would choose Duke over BYU. National Championships. Coach K has won a few. Coach Rose hasn't won a CONFERENCE tournament. From a basketball standpoint, there is no comparison.
So why wouldn't you want to be the guy who brought a championship to BYU? BYU with Jabari Parker would have been a legit final 4 team the year he went to Duke, If I remember right, he only won one game or was done in the 1st round at Duke the year he went. BYU with Frank Jackson along with the other LP3 is a legit final 4 team. There is no reason these kids need to go anywhere else.