to a new low this month when a Conejo Valley eighth grader verbally committed to the Kentucky basketball
program before selecting a high school to attend.
By Steve Patterson
As if all the recruiting
violations by college coaches and the money be passed down to college players
from professional agents wasn’t enough for those seeking complete recruiting
has taken it all to a new level by accepting the verbal commitment from one Michael
Avery before he even enters high school.
The poor 6’4”
player from Thousand Oaks
won’t enter college until the 2011 season. He had a nice performance in one of Ohio’s many tournaments but everyone was scratching their
heads when word came that Kentucky
coach Billy Gillispie had made the offer. Now news organizations across the
country and an abundant number of reporters in the Kentucky area are calling trying to get the
inside story from a kid who just wanted to play grade school ball.