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Kentucky and Trevon Duval

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Kentucky and Trevon Duval

Why hasn't Kentucky recruited him? There has to be more to this story then him playing on UA circuit and Kentucky being a Nike school. The Harrison twins played on the UA circuit and Calipari recruited and landed both of them.

He just seems like to much of a natural fit in the mode of Derrick Rose to not play for Kentucky.


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Shoe companies care when kids wearing their shoes go to a college they don't supply. I think even some parents care because they have a future endorsement deal for their kid almost locked up.

I don't think college coaches care. They make their money by winning. I'd bet Calipari would start a guy wearing Chuck Taylors if it helped him win games.

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No idea, but as a Kentucky

No idea, but as a Kentucky fan I pray we start recruiting him. He looks tough and could definitely be in the upper echelon of Calipari point guards

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Chewy, you are mistaken about

Chewy, you are mistaken about how the shoe game can effect college coaches, often these AAU teams are pipelines for blue blood programs.. look at Chicago, Cali and Self literally pluck any guys they want due to the established relationships they've created with the AAU Lords.

Back in the Day Bill Self had it set up real nicely with the Illinois Warriors, and literally built Final 4 teams off the Warrior players with Julian Wright and Sherron Collins

Cal has done the same thing with Meanstreets landing Rose and Anthony Davis.. these relationships cost way more than a pair of Shoes.. If you guys think Chicago Politics are bad.. Chicago AAU Scene makes it look squeaky clean..

So if Cal has the Kid wearing Chucks he's recruiting and the guy from Meanstreets plays the same position, guess who's getting the scholarship? Recruiting is all about relationships..

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Sean Miller with the Oakland

Sean Miller with the Oakland soldiers is another.

K had a high school in New Jersey and another in Chicago that funneled top recruits to Duke in the 90s and early 2000s.

It's really amazing looking at how coaches recruit through AAU and high schools.

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Coach K has a school in Chicago

as a recruiting pipeline?! Come on, don't just make stuff up. After the Sean Dockery fallout, Coach K didn't even recruit Chicago for 4 YEARS until the ideal Dukie in Jon Scheyer came along. There is no connection between Coach K and Chicago.

It's just a simple correlation that Chicago produces top level talent and Duke is a top level school. Every few years there will be a Chicagoan on KU, UK, Duke ect.

I know Crean has a tight connection with an Indiana AAU team. The point is the coach wants to the connection with the top AAU programs, not whatever shoe company is backing them. As long as they can get that talent to commit to them, it doesn't matter what circuit they play on.

No college coach is going to say. "Player A isn't as good as Player B, but he wears Adidas shoes, so let's sign him." That's absurd.

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No Connection between Chicago

No Connection between Chicago and Coach K first off Coach K is from Chicago.. secondly Chris Collins went to Jon Scheyers HS and had major influence in recruiting Jon.. Coach K has major pull in Chicago..

And yes, with the price it cost to recruit an athlete, it's no crazy as you'd think for a coach to recruit a guy within the pipeline due to the fact it keeps costs down and relationships happy

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No Connection between Chicago

No Connection between Chicago and Coach K first off Coach K is from Chicago.. secondly Chris Collins went to Jon Scheyers HS and had major influence in recruiting Jon.. Coach K has major pull in Chicago..

And yes, with the price it cost to recruit an athlete, it's no crazy as you'd think for a coach to recruit a guy within the pipeline due to the fact it keeps costs down and relationships happy

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the point I'm trying to make

is that college coaches don't care about shoe companies. Coaches don't recruit based on what shoes they are wearing. They arn't making player choices based on shoe companies- which is what this post was about.

I never said coaches didn't develop pipelines with AAU programs. They clearly do and there are plenty of examples with that. But if an AAU team switches from Nike to Adidas or vice versa and still pull in the same level of talent to their AAU program, then college coaches won't care one bit.

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They aren't recruiting him

They aren't recruiting him amid concerns that he may not be eligible to play college balll. He attends the same high school that Emmanuel Mudiay, Terence Ferguson, and many other players that have had their eligibility questioned the past few years. Cal probably just doesn't want to take the chance of having a player commit to him that may not be eligible to play. If he transfers to another school, don't be surprised if Kentucky and/or Duke begins to recruit him.

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Kentucky was once recruiting

Kentucky was once recruiting Bill Preston who went to the same school. Even though they didn't make his top 4 which could be on them backing off of him as well.

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^^^^

100 percent true. He went to a high school that he wouldnt get into college with.. Coach Cal knows he wouldnt qualify by going to that high school so why recruit him. Trevon is actually trying to find a new high school to go to now

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Not many of the powerhouse

Not many of the powerhouse teams have him on their lists apart from maybe Kansas so I guess there may be eligability issues. It will be interesting to see what Trevon does.

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The NCAA isn't going to have

The NCAA isn't going to have mercy on players from the school either. Years ago when the trouble first started and they had to forfeit their season a lot of these guys chose to continue attending the school knowing it was on the NCAA blacklist.

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