Posted by Justin Credible on January 17, 2017 at 06:56:49:
In Reply to: Any truth to the rumor that Sierra Canyon buys kids/families? posted by Mike Jones on January 17, 2017 at 06:12:52:
: Was watching the Sierra Canyon game with a few other people that know a good deal about southern California prep hoops. One of them commented that Sierra Canyon buys players and their families...and that Sports Illustrated was going to do a story on it but Sierra spent a ton of money to make the story go away.
: Got me thinking... Why would the Bagleys uproot themselves and move to Chatsworth... When Marvin already played in a nationally televised game with his AZ school as a freshman two years ago?
: Another person I know said the same thing about them. They certainly have a built up an impressive program and team though.
There's a few things wrong with your assumptions. Let's not put a rumor out there based on the reasons that you say. He wasn't playing a Sierra Canyon schedule in Arizona. If we're supposed to wonder why they moved to the valley, which isn't a bad place to move, let's wonder why Spencer Freedman left Santa Monica for Santa Ana? Have you been to Santa Ana? Why leave Santa Monica for most places?
Why would KJ Martin leave Oaks Christian for Chaminade in West Hills? Don't start any rumors about Chaminade. We're picking ourselves up after the Moore Massacre. The "Moore Massacre" is our years while Ryan Moore was coaching when players left and we somehow went 1-11 in league play with a 7'0" division 1 player.
It's a strong accusation to say that Sierra Canyon is buying guys. That's a real good early investment as well. Riley, Martin and Seiko have been there since middle school. Can we ask if Harvard Westlake is buying guys? Who's signing up for 8 hours of homework and a chance? Jack Pollon aka Lil' P says that Harvard Westlake's jv is 18-0. That's a farm system.
Is it ridiculous to question all schools? Yes. But so is your logic to question Sierra Canyon. I'm still scorned by not having a chance to see Miami Heat's #35 play last year because of unfounded speculation. No I will not get over it. Bagley should have been eligible last year and yes race was a factor.
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