What the Fawkes?
Remember the hub-bub created by the ‘anonymous’ coaches polls from CBS and others that coincidentally came out at times in which Calipari-bashing seemed like a relevant topic? Well the folks over at Athlon Sports conducted an anonymous survey of college basketball players from 50 schools and 18 conferences. Not unlike most of you (okay, us) folks on the internet, these kids open their mouths a little wider than normal when they are hidden under the cloak on anonymity. I did find the coaches survey somewhat interesting, but I’ve always thought an anonymous player survey that covers the underbelly of college sports would be fascinating.
This survey contains on illicit question on whether booster benefits, but I was hoping for more. However, there are some UK digs thrown out there. Check out some of the results below:
Have you ever received benefits from a booster?
Have you ever had a grade changed because you were an athlete?
I found this very interesting. Wish there would have been more questions on this subject, especially since it’s anonymous and no one can get in trouble from it?
Who is the most overrated player you have faced?
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky (6.8%)
Kyle Wiltjer, Kentucky (6.8%)
Kyle and Nerlens tied for first. Considering only a handful of players have played against both, that’s interesting. Also, who has been touting Kyle has a superstar worthy of being ‘overrated’? Marquis Teague and Terrence Jones each got one vote as well. Their national title says otherwise.
Who would you like to trade places with for one day?Pesident Obama (19.2%)LeBron James (11.%)[…]Anthony Davis (2.7%)
Which other coach, other than your own, would you like to play for?
Mike Krzyzewski, Duke (21.9%)
John Calipari, Kentucky (12.3%)
Brad Stevens, Butler (9.6%)
Calipari gets some love here, but then…
Which other coach would you never play for?
Billy Gillispie, Recently fired Texas A&M (23.3%)
Frank Martin, South Carolina (16.4%)
Bob Knight, Retired (9.6%)
John Calipari, Kentucky (6.8%)
Bob Huggins, West Virginia (4.1%)
Weird. What kid wouldn’t want to join a players-first team under Cal? BCG at the top shows that the rest of the college basketball world now knows what we knew a couple years ago.
What is your favorite arena to play in, other than your own?
Rupp Arena, Kentucky (12.3%)
Madison Square Garden (12.3%)
Rupp tied with Madison Square Garden for first. That’s very reputable company to share the top spot with. Very cool.
Check out the above to see what else these kids said. Among other things, you’ll notice that Kim Kardashian’s monetary/marital abuse of NBA player Kris Humphries had not effect on college hoopers, as they voted her the hottest woman on earth. C’mon kids! If there is one thing all potential pro basketball players should know, it’s that you should stay as far away from anyone in the Kardashian family as possible.