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Commitment Issues

Hahahahaha Washington fans hahahahahaha

If you follow any college basketball people on Twitter, then I’m sure you know that Luke Winn at SI.com has put together a comprehensive piece on the phenomenon of the decommit. It’s a fantastic article that should ring especially true for UK fans because the most fickle players seem to be those ranked in the Top 100 of their class. I would encourage you to read the whole article but here are the main points of it:

– 39.2 percent of top-100 recruits attended multiple high schools

– The multiple-high school trend rose to 47 percent in the Class of 2011, suggesting it could break 50 percent later this decade

– Top-100 players who attended multiple high schools went on to decommit from colleges at nearly twice the rate of their peers

– 16.3 percent of top-100 recruits decommitted from colleges

– 47.8 percent of early-committing (3-4 years out) top-100 prospects later decommitted

– 37.4 percent of decommitments can be attributed to school factors, such as coaching changes or NCAA penalties

– 24.8 percent of top-100 recruits transfer, a rate that’s nearly 2.5 times the D-I average

– Top-100 players who decommit are nearly 50 percent more likely than their peers to transfer once they’re in college

Maybe Rick Pitino is on to something with all those three-star recruits…

Article written by Matthew Hays

12 Comments for Commitment Issues



  1. BBDK
    1:02 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    1



  2. RealTalk
    1:04 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    Stay in school, kids



  3. RealTalk
    1:04 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    Stay in school, kids



  4. ink
    1:08 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    we’ll take our chances … esp. when they’re decommitting to change to UK anyways



  5. JackB
    1:17 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    You can’t transfer is you only play one year then get drafted in the lottery.



  6. Deek Amit
    1:57 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    KENTUCKY’s had their fair share of Xfrs both on and off the hardwood.



  7. youth
    3:09 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    gotcha



  8. KD
    4:21 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    based solely on those nubers BBN we are bound by the law of averages to get bit hard by these top players.



  9. Holden McGroin
    4:46 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    and then TJ says to Washington “I was just a kidd’n”.

    Love it! Can’t wait to see TJ take the floor this year again. Gonna be a fun season.



  10. Holden McGroin
    5:30 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    shame we have to post now to see all the comments. amazing the lengths some sites will go to, just to increase those click counts.



  11. Holden McGroin
    5:32 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    and sometimes that doesn’t even work.



  12. Peeloy Vargas
    6:24 pm August 6, 2011 Permalink

    I am trying to get a hold of that filthy little humphrey togart, he deep fried my old ladies hamflaps and they’ve been swollen ever since.

    Thanks,

    Peeloy Vargas