Posted by Octraveler on February 02, 2017 at 12:05:13:
In Reply to: Re: Considering OLU or Crean for our son posted by I say crean. on February 02, 2017 at 00:36:09:
You did not mention your son's age, so I am assuming that he is an incoming freshman. If that's the case, your looking for the answer to "What is best for my son academically and athletically for the next 4 years?" (Unless you're planning transferring each time he has a disagreement with his coach).
Academics should be your first consideration in picking a schoo - if your son is as competitive in the classroom as on the court, then OL or Crean are great choices - I would give a slight advantage to Crean. If he is not competitive (motivated & well prepared) in the classroom, I would not recommend either school. He could become frustrated easily.
As for basketball, unless he has the talent to play varsity his freshman year, you should focus on the lower-level programs at the school you're considering - go to a practice or two and a game or two at each school - see what kind of coaching they get before the varsity level.
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