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I would tell my daughter welcome to real world and try harder

First anyone defending the AAU system doesn't understand it is the NCAA lite for exploitation of student athletes. At least in the NCAA you get the opportunity for a degree and the experience of AAU you get to pay money to play in tournament and more money if you don't stay in the hotel the organizer has struck a deal with (unless Coach K is recruiting you...then look forward to a house with a pool with the Williamsons next door)

While I can understand a predilection for recruiting in state athletes, a hard fast rule is short sighted. So we protect the kids now but when they get to the real world what happens? Should the NBA and WNBA not allow internationals? This sounds like Snowflake Training 101.

We compete in a global marketplace. I appreciate every student athlete who has worn the blue and orange. I appreciate Somdev for his accomplishments on the tennis court and brining more national titles than that cow college down 81 has. When Salt went off vs Maryland, I didn't care he came from halfway around the world. As long a students, be it from Galax or Ghana, can compete in the classroom and on the court bring them to Charlottesville every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

I would tell my daughter or son to compete. Want to go to UVA and play? Be a walk on and earn your spot. Want to make the UVA coaches regret it? Go beat their backsides some place else . Want to be a role model for the younger generation? Earn a degree and do something more with your life than putting a ball in a hoop.

(In response to this post by Sphere)

Posted: 02/04/2019 at 11:41AM


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