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Slice on recruiting against Ivy League schools: “We’re looking for different board scores”


UK assistant Barry Rohrssen filled in for the under-the-weather John Calipari during today’s media opportunity and Jerry Tipton asked him how often he’s recruited against Ivy League schools like Columbia, being from that New York area. Slice basically said what all of us are already thinking: not often because the Columbias of the world recruit nerds. (My words, not his.)

Slice jokingly told Tipton, “They’re generally looking for certain things… You know, we’re looking for different board scores. They’re looking for high SATs and we’re looking for high rebounding. Different board scores. We try to get the ones that get 15+ a game.”

Here’s an idea of what it takes to get into Columbia:

And that’s why I didn’t apply out of high school.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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5 Comments for Slice on recruiting against Ivy League schools: “We’re looking for different board scores”

  1. I Love It
    2:56 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    Man, I need the connections the kid that got into an Ivy with a 16 on the ACT has…

  2. nybrasky
    2:57 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    Yeah, someone’s application came with a nice big family donation.

  3. jeffj
    3:07 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    only NOT jerry tipton could ask such a question. we’re not building rockets here. we’re building down to earth folks & havin fun

  4. ibescootch
    2:30 am December 10, 2014 Permalink

    It does make me wonder what kind of impressive overall application that kid with the 16ish ACT score had to be accepted. And I can’t even fathom how horrible of an impression you need to give if you have a 4.0 and 36/2400 ACT/SAT score, and still get denied. Did they murder the university president or something? Were they homeschooled?

  5. satcheluk
    1:03 pm December 10, 2014 Permalink

    Strange. I got a 31 on my ACT and a 1220 on my SAT. They seems an odd disparity when looking at this.Did they change the scoring?