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    Quote Originally Posted by HAPPYTIME HARRY View Post
    Didn't OJ Mayo play six years of high school basketball,
    at three different schools: Rose Hill; North College Hill; and
    Huntington High? In the space of four calendar years, he
    was at three different schools?
    7th , 8th, and 9th at RH (I believe).

    10th and 11th at NCH.

    12th at Huntington High.
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    Unless I am mistaken, OJ played varsity basketball at Rose Hill in the seventh and eight grades, played varsity basketball at North College Hill in ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades, and played varsity basketball at Huntington High in twelfth grade.

    True, he did play at three high schools, but I was clarifying that he did not play at three high schools in his four years of high school. In his four years of high school he played at two high schools. It is just a clarification, I thought it was being misrepresented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram View Post
    Unless I am mistaken, OJ played varsity basketball at Rose Hill in the seventh and eight grades, played varsity basketball at North College Hill in ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades, and played varsity basketball at Huntington High in twelfth grade.

    True, he did play at three high schools, but I was clarifying that he did not play at three high schools in his four years of high school. In his four years of high school he played at two high schools. It is just a clarification, I thought it was being misrepresented.
    I may be wrong but I thought he played his freshman year at Rose Hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STRIKE3 View Post
    Moving from Ashland to Westwood, is not the same as moving from say Boyd to Jefferson or Daviess to Scott.
    Yes it is the same type of move!!!! You move from one school district to another. That school district in which the student resides MUST accept that student or provide services for them. So Strike, It is the SAME type of move under the state's policies. Take out personal interpretations to these rules and this is the same type of move. :argue:
    Now, the family must prove a change in residency to KHSAA to be a justifiable move, lets say a water or electric bil could be valid. If the student lives inside a PUBLIC schools district lines, then they are a student of that district, no question about it.
    But, Strike.... If you are talking about their athletic eligibility that season, then it would be a case by case ruling by the mighty KHSAA. This is where illogical decisions are becoming more evident daily. KHSAA could not justify disallowing that athlete participation for their school district if proof of movement was shown, and they would definitely lose in court (and monetary losses also).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram View Post
    Unless I am mistaken, OJ played varsity basketball at Rose Hill in the seventh and eight grades, played varsity basketball at North College Hill in ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades, and played varsity basketball at Huntington High in twelfth grade.
    Ram is correct.

    Mayo was the only kid I know of to earn Second Team All State honors as a 7th grader, and First Team All State honors as an 8th grader.

    When I hear people around the state compare a kid to O.J. Mayo, I do my best not to laugh out loud. He was a freak of nature... (...in the best possible sense of the phrase.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    Westwood is in Ashland. If you live in Westwood you have a Ashland mailing address.
    Westwood is in Fairview's school district lines and is not in Ashland's district limits, so they would definitely be a Fairview student. NO matter how much Ashland adults would be upset, They would be a certified Eagle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgdays View Post
    Yes it is the same type of move!!!! You move from one school district to another. That school district in which the student resides MUST accept that student or provide services for them. So Strike, It is the SAME type of move under the state's policies. Take out personal interpretations to these rules and this is the same type of move. :argue:
    Now, the family must prove a change in residency to KHSAA to be a justifiable move, lets say a water or electric bil could be valid. If the student lives inside a PUBLIC schools district lines, then they are a student of that district, no question about it.
    But, Strike.... If you are talking about their athletic eligibility that season, then it would be a case by case ruling by the mighty KHSAA. This is where illogical decisions are becoming more evident daily. KHSAA could not justify disallowing that athlete participation for their school district if proof of movement was shown, and they would definitely lose in court (and monetary losses also).
    No, it's not the same, I'm talking mileage/relocation, plus speaking logistically and not actual. When you are considering eligibility and the reason is a 200 mile move, verse a 3 mile move is my point.

    If a family relocates, from one county to another, more times than naught, they will be okay. If you're moving 10-15 minutes away, than logistically it may be another issue and less easier to get approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STRIKE3 View Post
    No, it's not the same, I'm talking mileage/relocation, plus speaking logistically and not actual. When you are considering eligibility and the reason is a 200 mile move, verse a 3 mile move is my point.

    If a family relocates, from one county to another, more times than naught, they will be okay. If you're moving 10-15 minutes away, than logistically it may be another issue and less easier to get approved.
    Jeff Brooks did it (moved 10 to 15 minutes) Shawnee to Doss and he was eligible, but they called it moving to his "home School".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastbreak View Post
    Ram is correct.

    Mayo was the only kid I know of to earn Second Team All State honors as a 7th grader, and First Team All State honors as an 8th grader.

    When I hear people around the state compare a kid to O.J. Mayo, I do my best not to laugh out loud. He was a freak of nature... (...in the best possible sense of the phrase.)
    Mayo was also the only kid driving to school legally as an 8th grader.

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    The great Arliss Beach, (I mean that sincerely, Arliss is an outstanding young man I genuinely love and respect) lived in the Fairview district, but commuted to Ashland. Under the current rules, if he had experienced a change of heart and wanted to return to the school in his home district, (after he played as a freshman at Ashland) he couldn't have done so without sitting out a year, or proving a genuine hardship acceptable to the KHSAA... even if his family moved to a new address within the same district. On the other hand, they could have moved to a new address anywhere in the region outside of the Fairview district and been eligible the next season.

    I fully understand the need to restrict "recruiting" of players by powerhouse schools, but it seems absurd to restrict parents from enrolling their children in whatever school they think is best for their child... for whatever reasons the parents deem necessary. The requirement of a legitimate change of address limits families of lesser means from moving and enables families of comfortable means to virtually hop from school to school. Like it or not, this is discrimination.

    The absurdity of all this are those who scream about kids transferring for "athletic" reasons, when the complainers are the biggest sports junkies of all. No one objects to the parents of a science whiz transferring to a school with better lab equipment and instructors. No one suggests that a crack Trombone player sit out a season if he transfers to a school with a better marching band. The bottom line is that sports (at least football and basketball) generate revenue for the schools. Winning teams generate more than losing teams. This is all about controlling the lives and destinies of kids to pad the budgets of schools with successful programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGElite View Post
    Mayo was also the only kid driving to school legally as an 8th grader.
    Not true.

    Even if this weren't just a low blow, how many 16 year-olds do you know earning First Team All State honors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastbreak View Post
    Not true.

    Even if this weren't just a low blow, how many 16 year-olds do you know earning First Team All State honors?
    No question Mayo was a talent. He was too old to play his senior year in Kentucky under the rules of age limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGElite View Post
    No question Mayo was a talent. He was too old to play his senior year in Kentucky under the rules of age limit.
    Where do you get your information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastbreak View Post
    Where do you get your information?
    I recall reading about it in the newspaper and speaking to OJ's aau coach from the D1 Greyhounds. Was the coach lying? Recall how Oak Hill's coach did not want Mayo and that is why Mayo ended up at NCC. Are they wrong? Please provide the correct info.

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    I do not personally possess a copy of his Birth Certificate, but if I'm not mistaken, he turned 19 in November of his senior season.

    Otherwise, as a 20 year old high school grad, he would have been eligible to go straight into the NBA, even under their new rules.

    He matured young, no doubt, but the added year is a myth.

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