Published February 25, 2013
Husky’s stars bolt to NBA too quicklyJAMES FETT
Sports columnist Dave Boling is right on with his editorial identifying Husky basketball problems intimately related to recruitment of high school stars who want to jump to the NBA after one year at U Dub, which can’t find or keep the best talent. I think it is better to try to find people who will give longer to the ol’ alma mater than just one year. I can understand players and families who want to go for the big bucks early – but that process hurts college hoops. Look how much Kentucky Wildcats went down this year when last year’s starting five, all freshmen, turned pro. Gonzaga seems to have found the way to find talented people who have great esteem for their university, and stay around for two to four years. Gonzaga can whip the Huskies any day of the week. They could get to the Final Four – while the Huskies might not even get to the NIT this year.