The Making of an HBCU Division I National Champion: Can It Be Done

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Yesterday my homie Kenny Masenda and I came up with this theory of how an HBCU could actually win the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. In theory it sounds so ridiculous but in reality it’s all about selling the dream.  All it will take is 3 5 star players committing to come to the right program and balling with a coach who can lead them. Look at it like Jalen Rose, Chris Weber, and Juwan Howard coming to any HBCU as a group and pairing with the one or two legit ballers that were able to sneak throug the cracks. I used the three members of the fab 5 as examples because that was their initial plan but for some reason they decided on Michigan instead of an HBCU last minute. The question is…. What is it going to take to get those 5 star kids who are already going to the NBA regardless to consider an HBCU and make this a reality?

As we made our way through the information there were a few things that were stated as constants. Continue reading

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CIAA Sold Its Soul With Nothing To Show For It

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A few times in our lives we get a chance to stand for something great. Whether it be something political, moral, or something that provides self gratification. Sometimes we have to let go of something we love in order for the stance to take on the meaning in which we intended.

The CIAA Tournament is a tournament of pageantry, tradition and celebration. While attending the CIAA Tournament you are guaranteed to find yourself in a good time. Fun ranges from step shows, concert entertainment, to day parties and fish fries within minutes of the basketball action. Continue reading

Getting Recruited and Making The Right Choice

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The last few weeks reminded me of a very important aspect of college athletics and recruiting. There are millions of dollars that are spent on attempts to get the best college athletes to attend particular universities. The events and speculation leading to the hype of a national signing day is remarkable, but how does a kid or school know they invested in the right person?

I have frequently been asked by parents of high school athletes about the “ins and outs” of college recruiting.  While there is no substitute for outstanding talent and great grades, there are additional steps parents of high school athletes can take to help their kids get recruited. Continue reading