I understand the point. The issue I have is that it is a business, and not just for the NCAA to make money, etc. It’s important to the university, and in SU’s case, the entire region to some extent. Boston College sucks at basketball, it’s never going to influence one iota of the greater Boston economy. Syracuse winning 25+ games, selling 35,000 tickets, drawing people in….it does have a large impact. Now if you’re loaded and can make it work? Ok fine I guess. But what about the last couple years when we’ve had clear roster issues? Especially from a program that couldn’t bring in Kevin Huerter (who I think would have made those teams EXCELLENT) because of the limitations they were punished with?I agree with the above comments. However, if any legacy player "should" be offered a scholarship based upon only what that Syracuse alumni player has done and continues to do for Syracuse University, it is this legacy kid. One can argue that Carmelo is rich, he can afford to pay, he's too short or that his kid is marginal, etc. but the fact is he did put his own money on the table and invested some big dollars into Syracuse University.
One would assume that it would not be about the money for Carmelo as much it would be about the immense pleasure and personal satisfaction he and his family would get from his son being offered by his alma mater ...
I know, I know... Stop thinking this way ... the business of college sports today no longer allows for this type of thinking.... ah but for the good old days..
I think you’re exactly right. I think it would be a mistake to just go all in right now….but involvement and making efforts makes so much sense.It makes a lot of sense for SU to be showing interest in him. With his work ethic and genes combined with being in the middle of a growth spurt, I am not betting against him. Would be pretty dumb to be on the outside looking in on this one, in my humble opinion. Coaches wouldn’t be doing their job otherwise.