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  1. My intent in asking the original question was to gain insight into why a top tier prep basketball player would select Duke over UK. Right now Cal is known as THE guy that can prepare you for making it to the NBA. It seems that the elite kids who have their pick of programs would want to play for Cal at UK, but clearly that is not the case, as Duke is now beating UK head to head in the recruiting battles. I am honestly wondering why these kids are picking Duke. I am not asking the question to be cute or arrogant, I am asking to gain an understanding of why these kids are not picking UK. A few of you have actually provided appropriate answers to this question, while most of you have, well...
  2. I live 20 minutes from Duke's campus and have for the past 6 years. I can assure you that I would not be in support of either of my children attending Duke when they come of age, and it has absolutely nothing to do with college basketball.
  3. What are you talking about? As I had clearly written in a previous post, I am not a big fan of basketball, and am certainly not a UK zealot. The psychiatrist in me is actually fascinated by the outrage caused by my original post. Go back and read it again. I asked a simple question... Why choose Duke over UK? And by the way, I am an employee of UNC Chapel Hill!
  4. I have no clue. My sources from the fort I used to get all of my inside scoop from have pretty much dried up. Question: if HHS plays PC do you foresee a close game or a romp?
  5. Well, I for one am looking forward to seeing how far this HHS team is going to go this offseason. Go 'Birds!
  6. Well, from what I have observed the amount of posting about HHS football actually took a dramatic dive last year, even though HHS won state. BGPers who were heavy into posting about HHS football in the past, people like leatherneck, henry521, sweeperboy, oldbird, and thunderbirds have backed off a great deal or disappeared completely in the past couple of years...
  7. Well, Duke and UK recruit players. Are you suggesting that Trinity and Highlands are recruiting kids to come to their schools for the purposes of playing football? If they are, then I would say that it would be best to pick Trinity over Highlands, just like it would be best to pick UK over Duke.
  8. Damn Guru, you're crunkin on your own site!!! Better not let a mod read what you posted.
  9. Perhaps Highlands should just pack it in and walk away after next week's game against Dixie, regardless of the outcome. Might as well accept the inevitable and move on to basketball... I think I know at least one HHS guy on BGP who would be happy doing this (hint: he typically hangs out in the high school basketball forum).
  10. But I'm not a UK basketball zealot. I don't particularly care for the sport of basketball. From my perspective, if I am a top flight prep player who wants to make it big in the NBA, I'd be picking Cal/UK every day of the week and twice on Sunday, and it surprises me that lately Cal is coming up on the short end in head to head recruiting battles against Duke. It makes me wonder if there is some other motivating factor at play, other than merely picking the program/coach that has the best track record of landing people in the pros...
  11. So, you are saying that Coach K/Duke are better than Coach Cal/UK at getting guys into the NBA at this point in time?
  12. Does HHS play Dixie next? Go 'Birds! This win moves HHS above the .500 mark for the first time all year, and assures that HHS will not finish the season with a losing record.
  13. Well, answer my question. I am being completely serious with the question I posed.
  14. What's to like about that post? PP is proposing that no one should pick UK over Duke to play basketball. If you like that, then you're some UK fan... Just sayin
  15. O The stat you listed about players in the NBA is misleading. The number of UK players getting drafted has skyrocketed since Calipari has been coach, compared to how it was pre-Calipari. Are you telling me that Duke has matched UK in getting players to the NBA from 2010 onwards? I find that hard to believe. How many Duke players have been selected first in the draft since 2010??? How many has UK had in that time frame??? Also, if you are a top player how much do you really care about playing for the all time greatest coach in college, compared to getting selected high in the draft? Calipari has shown that he can get his UK players picked high in the draft... If K is such a great coach why hasn't he been able to do the same since 2010? I am operating under the assumption that the nation's top prep basketball players place top priority in getting into the NBA and getting paid. If this assumption is correct (and perhaps it is not), then again I ask, why choose Duke over Calipari's UK?
  16. Since Coach Calipari has come to UK he has had unmatched success in getting his players drafted into the NBA, and several of his former UK players are experiencing significant success in the pros. However, for the past 2 years Duke has bested UK in the recruiting wars, and Duke is now poised to make it 3 years in row with the nation's top recruiting class. With all that being said, why would a kid who is a big-time high school player and has designs on spending 1-2 years in college and jumping to the pros choose Duke (or any school) over UK at this point? I would understand it if the kid has a connection to a particular program (ie, has a family member who went there or is a fan of the team), but otherwise why would a kid who has a chance to play under Calipari at UK not sign with UK?
  17. Here is a fun fact: For every year beginning in 2003, HHS has either won a state championship or lost to the eventual state champion in the playoffs. This spans 3 different football classes. The last time HHS lost a playoff game to a team did that not go on to win state was in 2002, against Rockcastle County. That year, HHS lost to RC in the state semifinal, and RC lost to Boyle County in the title game the following week.
  18. I thought you'd like that. Seriously though, good luck to all teams and hope everyone stays healthy.
  19. I don't understand this post. What's up with the stats?
  20. God, I sure hope so. Sorry, I couldn't resist!
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