The college hoops crew over at CBS Sports spent the July recruiting period polling more than 70 division one college basketball coaches “off the record” regarding a number of different topics. Over the past couple of weeks, CBS has been releasing the poll results from numerous different questions.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari has been very popular in the poll results. Not only was Calipari voted by his peers as the biggest cheater in college basketball, they also voted him as being the best at bending the rules but not breaking them. CBS’ most recent piece showed poll results of when coaches where asked, “Which player is perceived to have the dirtiest recruitment in the last 10 years?” It should come as no surprise that four of the top ten players that were mentioned were recruited by and played for John Calipari.
The question is: Which player is perceived to have the dirtiest recruitment in the last 10 years?
- Shabazz Muhammad: 15 percent
- Anthony Davis: 13 percent
- John Wall: 7 percent
- Kyle Anderson: 7 percent
- O.J. Mayo: 7 percent
- Derrick Rose: 6 percent
- Renardo Sidney: 6 percent
- Terrence Jones: 3 percent
- Tobias Harris: 3 percent
- Chris Obekpa: 3 percent
Also received votes: DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan, Anthony Randolph, Enes Kanter, Josh Selby, Lance Stephenson, Khem Birch, Rodney Hood, Norvel Pelle, Terrence Jennings, J’Mison Morgan, Jordan Goodman, JaKarr Sampson, Jevon Thomas
The fact that Terrence Jennings was mentioned by at least more than one coach is shocking to say the least. I seriously doubt there was any funny business going on with Louisville and Jennings. But, if there was, I really hope Louisville didn’t bargain for more than 4 points and 3 rebounds per game in three seasons.