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Memphis could be out of Wall/Gaddy sweepstakes

Posted on: July 31, 2008 7:12 pm
Edited on: August 1, 2008 1:09 am
 

Thursday was a bad day for Memphis.

First, Baylor hired John Wall's AAU coach, Dwon Clifton, meaning the nation's No. 1 point guard will soon commit to the Bears -- and not Memphis -- barring some major surprise. If that wasn't bad enough, the school then had to report an apparent NCAA violation because FedEx Express president and CEO David Bronczek placed a phone call earlier this month to Oseye Gaddy, a FedEx customer service representative who works in Tacoma, Wash., and just so happens to be the mother of Abdul Gaddy, the nation's No. 2 point guard.

According to the NCAA, that's a no-no because Bronczek is considered a Memphis booster and boosters are not allowed to contact recruits or the family of recruits to talk basketball, which Bronczek did. Consequently, it's possible Memphis will be forced to cease its recruitment of Gaddy, per the NCAA rulebook. So that means Memphis might've lost the No. 1 and No. 2 point guards in the country in a matter of hours Thursday, which was bad news for everybody related to the UofM program.

Except veteran point guard Willie Kemp, of course.

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Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: August 7, 2008 12:42 pm
 

Memphis could be out of Wall/Gaddy sweepstakes

Add to that the fact that Baylor has to walk on very thin ice for two more seasons to avoid getting an even uglier smackdown penalty like the one it had to endure two seasons ago for the Bliss transgressions, among others.  They have to be extremely careful in dotting their i's and crossing their t's with the recruitment of Wall (and others), considering the reputation of this "loan committee" of his, per se. 

The university reportedly has a genuine AD now, one who understands that he's an Administrator first and not necessarily a figure-head whose job is to show up for photo opps and glad-hand at jumbo shrimp fundraisers,.  That was how their previous AD, the church music salesman who helped oversee the total destruction of the two men's revenue sports, thought he was supposed to "administer" things.  




Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: August 7, 2008 12:31 pm
 

Memphis could be out of Wall/Gaddy sweepstakes

I don't know that Baylor has any definitive edge on Wall.  Dude has the equivalent of a loan committee hangin' around him; it'll take more than one hiring to get an "approval", much less a quorum.



Since: Jul 22, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2008 11:28 pm
 

Memphis could be out of Wall/Gaddy sweepstakes

Maybe recruits go to Memphis because they are a premiere program and put kids in the nba, not to mention they play in one of the nicest arenas in the country in a city that loves its college basketball team. Maybe the kids are also interested in making deep ncaa tournament runs. Whatever the case, the Tigers are going to continue bringing in big time players and be one of the best programs in the country.

P.s. Texas girl you're probably still upset about the beating we laid on you in your own back yard. haha




Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2008 6:42 pm
 

Memphis could be out of Wall/Gaddy sweepstakes

imagine this, memphis coming to texas, laying down a wood shed beat down on texas in the elite eight....

...mmm  




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2008 1:11 am
 

Memphis could be out of Wall/Gaddy sweepstakes

TigerDrew:

Pay attention before you type:

...because FedEx Express president and CEO David Bronczek placed a phone call earlier this month to Oseye Gaddy, a FedEx customer service representative who works in Tacoma, Wash., and just so happens to be the mother of Abdul Gaddy, the nation's No. 2 point guard.



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2008 1:12 am
 

Memphis could be out of Wall/Gaddy sweepstakes

kateintexasImagine that......Slick Johnny Calipari got caught breaking a recruiting rule.

correction

Maybe Calipari had something to do with the phone call. However, if he did he didnt get caught stupid ass. LOL




Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2008 7:41 pm
 

Memphis could be out of Wall/Gaddy sweepstakes

Imagine that......Slick Johnny Calipari got caught breaking a recruiting rule. He's probably got more bones in his closet that Jeffrey Dahlmer.....Why in god's name would a stud recruit go to Memphis in the first place??? Academics ?? The conference ?? The great campus life ?? They go there because Calipari and his henchmen have greased more palms than a Chicago politician....Cheating worms.....



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2008 10:34 am
 

Memphis could be out of Wall/Gaddy sweepstakes

. . . think because they donate money it gives them the right to do whatever they want . . .

According to NCAA regs, the opposite is supposed to be true - contirubtors put themselves in the class of "boosters," which includes many restrictions on their activities in support of their favorite team. They might have a better chance to get away with underhanded tactics if they had no financial ties to the program.

They seem to be more interested in feeling important about their own effect than they are about the actual success of the team. Not too surprising when you consider the ego of most people who have the money and power to operate in these circles.




Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2008 2:05 am
 

Memphis could be out of Wall/Gaddy sweepstakes

well a. and im sure gary you havent heard about this since well your gary fuckin parrish but walls aau coach said he isnt done yet

b. gaddy said this will have no influence on the recruitment from memphis and today greg smith decommitted from zona (nice story about that gary i didnt see it...)

c. the ncaa will not sanction memphis and make them STOP recruiting gaddy

d. gary look memphis has supported you for along time i mean you used to work for our city's paper but tsk tsk tsk ever since you started bangin jeff goodman

 




Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2008 11:53 am
 

Memphis could be out of Wall/Gaddy sweepstakes

How are you a superstar! Can you read idiot! He did mention she was a customer service manager. And by the way if you think a CEO of a billion dollar company calls clerks across the country you maybe even more stupid than your last post shows! But I expect nothing less from a piece of crap tiger fan.


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