What impact, if any, does the potential NBA lockout have on both programs (Kansas and Arizona], which have to allocate their resources, and players, who may be looking for immediate playing time? As of now, it appears to be a relatively low-priority issue. Thanks for your input.Now we have no idea regarding the truth in all of the above but sometimes you get the feeling that there just might be so much more going on in a player's recruiting orbit than the average fan understands.
- Arthur from Hastings
Jerry Meyers: We might have just seen the first major example of the potential NBA lockout affecting a recruiting situation.
One line of thought on Turner's commitment to Arizona is that Turner was concerned that a lockout would result in [Josh] Selby and Tyshawn Taylor still being on the Kansas roster Turner's freshman year. If that were to be the case, Turner would likely play a reserve role as a freshman at Kansas. Arizona, however, presents a much more favorable scenario for Turner playing a lead role even if there were to be a lockout.
Again, this is just a line of thought concerning Turner. One way or another, it is an example of a scenario showing how the threat of a lockout can affect college recruiting.
Monday, September 27, 2010
An interesting item on Josiah Turner's recruitment
In response to a question, Rivals' Jerry Meyers offered some speculation (Rivals sub required) -- minus confirmation -- surrounding Josiah Turner's decision to go with Arizona. Here you go: