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Highest rated recruit ever. Not too shabby for 68. I tip my hat to JC and the staff once again.

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no scholarships available yet and he still chooses UCONN over everyone else... says a lot of about himself and what calhoun has done at storrs to get recruits to admire and respect him this much
 
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It's not like UConn can't hook him up with a work study. I, for one, know that you do not need to qualify for financial aid to get work study. After working the summer at the Registrar's office, they thought I did such great work there that they "found" money beyond the allocated work study money just to keep me on and working like was. Needless to say, I was stoked.
 
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That's really big of him if it is true. This future millionaire has his head on straight. Love that.
 
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I think I read on NCAA's website that if you are recruited by a school that you can't enroll as a walk-on during that calendar year. I'll go look and see if I can find it again...
 

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I think I read on NCAA's website that if you are recruited by a school that you can't enroll as a walk-on during that calendar year. I'll go look and see if I can find it again...
Look it up. While you are at it look up the definition of the term "preferred walkon".
 
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Look it up. While you are at it look up the definition of the term "preferred walkon".

It's going to be hard for Calhoun to convince the NCAA that he has preferred walk on spots to give when he doesn't have any scholarships available for the foreseeable future...
 
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It's going to be hard for Calhoun to convince the NCAA that he has preferred walk on spots to give when he doesn't have any scholarships available for the foreseeable future...

Well until Lamb leaves after this season, and maybe Oriakhi. BUT GOOD POINTS BRO.
 

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It's going to be hard for Calhoun to convince the NCAA that he has preferred walk on spots to give when he doesn't have any scholarships available for the foreseeable future...
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Are non-scholarship players allowed to receive external scholarships? If so, is it possible for some random booster to give Drummond a phony scholarship? If not, that seems unfair to true walk-ons.
 

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Are non-scholarship players allowed to receive external scholarships? If so, is it possible for some random booster to give Drummond a phony scholarship? If not, that seems unfair to true walk-ons.
If he is on scholarship in any way, shape or form and joins the basketball team (or any team) it counts against the school's scholarship allotment for that year.
 
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It's going to be hard for Calhoun to convince the NCAA that he has preferred walk on spots to give when he doesn't have any scholarships available for the foreseeable future...

I don't get this. All schools max out schollies and give preferred walk-on spots.
 

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What aren't you following?
The idea that because we are maxed out on scholarships we cannot bring in a walk on. The only limit on walkons is within the scope of the limit on entire roster size. There is no way the NCAA would say "you can't have a walkon because you used all of your scholarships". Believing they would is idiotic.
 
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The idea that because we are maxed out on scholarships we cannot bring in a walk on. The only limit on walkons is within the scope of the limit on entire roster size. There is no way the NCAA would say "you can't have a walkon because you used all of your scholarships". Believing they would is idiotic.

There are restrictions on walk-ons. For instance, I'm pretty sure if they've been recruited by a school, they can't walk-on at that school for 1 calendar year... Has nothing to do with the number of players you have. I also have a feeling that the NCAA is going to do everything in their power to block UConn from adding a player of Drummond's caliber, whether a walk-on or not, since the intent of the scholarship reductions was to be a punishment, not something that's just a slight inconvenience that can be easily resolved.
 
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There are restrictions on walk-ons. For instance, I'm pretty sure if they've been recruited by a school, they can't walk-on at that school for 1 calendar year... Has nothing to do with the number of players you have. I also have a feeling that the NCAA is going to do everything in their power to block UConn from adding a player of Drummond's caliber, whether a walk-on or not, since the intent of the scholarship reductions was to be a punishment, not something that's just a slight inconvenience that can be easily resolved.

You certainly hope so, that's for sure.

You know, being mad at others in life isn't healthy bro. Just be positive. Be happy for the Huskies. It's okay, it won't hurt you. I'm happy for you guys when you have "the greatest day in Kentucky history" and get 5 first round draft picks. You can be happy for us when you dominate you chucklefucks on the court and take home 'ships.

Sound good?
 
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You certainly freaking hope so, that's for sure.

You know, being mad at others in life isn't healthy bro. Just be positive. Be happy for the Huskies. It's okay, it won't hurt you. I'm happy for you guys when you have "the greatest day in Kentucky history" and get 5 first round draft picks. You can be happy for us when you dominate you chucklefreaks on the court and take home 'ships.

Sound good?

Do something outside of a decade span and we can talk... It's gonna be funny when you're looking to replace Calhoun in a mid-major conference...
 
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There are restrictions on walk-ons. For instance, I'm pretty sure if they've been recruited by a school, they can't walk-on at that school for 1 calendar year... Has nothing to do with the number of players you have. I also have a feeling that the NCAA is going to do everything in their power to block UConn from adding a player of Drummond's caliber, whether a walk-on or not, since the intent of the scholarship reductions was to be a punishment, not something that's just a slight inconvenience that can be easily resolved.

I can give you a ton of counter examples.

Look at Duke and all the players who paid their own way.
 
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Do something outside of a decade span and we can talk... It's gonna be funny when you're looking to replace Calhoun in a mid-major conference...

The craziest thing ever uttered on this board.

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There are restrictions on walk-ons. For instance, I'm pretty sure if they've been recruited by a school, they can't walk-on at that school for 1 calendar year... Has nothing to do with the number of players you have. I also have a feeling that the NCAA is going to do everything in their power to block UConn from adding a player of Drummond's caliber, whether a walk-on or not, since the intent of the scholarship reductions was to be a punishment, not something that's just a slight inconvenience that can be easily resolved.

Haha UConn shouldn't be allowed walk-ons? Tell that to Lousville who just had 2 scholarship players give up full rides
 
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