Thanks for seeing the value of my post and not being upset. I will try to stay on the right course. I believe my questions have been answered. Who are these people? And, where if not the school is this info being released? Well, out of 950+ viewers, 34 submitted post, 24 simply curious while 10 are either angry or in a panic trying to pick-up RH dirty laundry.
AGAIN, when BW was enrolled with Williams, Mayo & Taylor at RH in the 2000-2001 school year he was in the 6th grade - TRUE. If he hasn't received a DOUBLE PROMOTION, and he has not, how would he be in a higher grade than the others who enrolled with him. BW mom should make the decisions regarding her son. just like others of you that have children and make decisions for them. And if people like some of you, tried to interfere, I am certain that action of some sort would be taken by you (the parent).
You are right on track. I would like for you to meet and talk with some of the RH players and families who would squash your doubts abouts my post. You are dealing with a bunch of slick talkers that truly believe that no one is smarter than them. Their slick talk amuses me. If you only knew what goes on behind the scene. This same AAU coach they keep refering to, was a great guy as long as he was helping to bring players to RH for Hall to coach following year. They where scouting Barnes players the summer before they went to RH. The player they really wanted was Mayo but hit the jackpot when they got all four. This AAU coach has been coaching these boys since they were in 3rd grade and the AAU team he coached has won 3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS back to back with these kid. They have been well coached by Barnes, play disciplined, respect and care for one another (players and coaches). So, RH should not forget from where they cometh and show a little respect.
Your post seems to "Lack Courage". To name people while hiding behind a Pseudo name is UNFAIR. I guess I could put names to all the situations I've described. But, whats the point. You and your camp are trying to discredit a great basketball program that Barnes has developed and to attack the kids in his program is in very poor taste. I am sure that you non RH supporters can see right through that AAU is a great avenue to take for exposure to college coaches all over the nation. There are a lot of fine athletes in RH and they would be wise to seek the AAU experience.
Like Davis, I would love for coach barnes to meet with you in person so that you can speak with Jejuan. I know Jejuan and him mom and keep in touch with them. He and his mom can tell you how good being held back was for Jejuan. He is both academically and athletically solid. He has been ranked as high as #25 player in the nation (class of 2006). You see there is life after RH. Now why is it such a bad idea for BW to be held back for a year while SEVERAL other players in the RH Bball program have been held back from 4th grade through middle school. I am told that these players include the HEAD COACH's son, the COLOR-ANALYST radio announcers son and the A.D.'s stepson. Maybe they realized that coach barnes was right about something. Surely they would not have made that decision for their kids if it was damaging to the child in anyway. BW mom wanted the same thing for her son and had a right to make that decision for him. I applaud BW and his mom for not letting RH strong arm them into staying until the end of the season. In the long run BW will not suffer, RH will. Just think, if BW had stayed at RH, the school may have had a better chance (1) to win the All-A, (2)sell a few more tickets to the Huntington Civic Center tournament which many may agree, if BW was playing along side Mayo, he would bring some excitement to the game. By the way, the tournament is in Huntington where Walker, Mayo, Williams Taylor, Dawson, Magnusson & King where all reared. (3) have had a chance to advance to the final 4 or sweet 16 with a good draw & Jeff Hall gets credit for taking a team from RH further than they have gone before. Transfering now allows Bill to be eligible to play this time next year in HS and lose his senior year at public/private (not prep) school. Yes he could play all summer, which is where most of the kids SKILLS improve because they receive very GOOD instruction and GREAT competition. BW could sit out all of next year and be re-instated his senior year due to hardship (not in KY) and if you knew all the details there are certainly enough mitigating circumstances to warrant that.
.....You're Right...Stay Tuned.
How well was BW doing academically? Look before you leap.
TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. It's the people a RH, so Bitter About BW's departure that they want to know where he is and could that be so that they can try an destroy his future. And, they say they care about him??? PLEASE!!!
BW is reading these post and knows exactly where he stood with his so called RH family. He is more convinced that he was right to make this move. He is moving FORWARD and NOT LOOKING BACK, has NO REGRETS and realizes that all the mean things that have been said about him at RH, especially the hateful comments made to him in the locker room where just part of a learning process. Hopefully, we learn from our mistakes and returning to RH was indeed a mistake for BW.
Well, what can I say? You post although not very original, has put true meaning to the term THREATICAL. His mom (who named him William and calls him Bill, not Billy) enrolled Bill in St. Joe as an 8th grader. Why you ask? Because they were told by people in the know and associated with RH, that if he transferred in to RH coming from Cincy as an 8th grader it might raise a Red Flag and they would have to move & live in the RH school district. So Bill was enrolled in St. Joe to get a H-town WV transcript. Why don't you stop trying to pass judgement on BW and his family and leave them alone. The more questions yor raise the worse RH looks. The conspiracy runs much deeper than you know. After reading your post I realize and understand why most have disdain for the RH "supporters", that Holier than thou mentality comes right off the page. Humbleness is a great trait to have and Practice. Remember, they that lives in glass houses should not throw stones.
Chaplain, (Preach on Sister)
You might allow RoyalMom to preach in your pulpit, but she could not preach in mine.
I hope I have not crossed the line. If I have please give me another chance because I have a lot more to say. (smile)