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.