Posted by truth on July 18, 2017 at 10:58:42:
In Reply to: Re: JC choices posted by Out of state players? on July 18, 2017 at 10:11:03:
: : : : I know Saddleback has been the most consistent over the last 10 years but what other SoCal or OC Jc has the hoops success culture over the same span of time?
: : : We all know that in JC the "good" teams are basically the ones that offer some sort of housing for a discounted (FREE) price for the better players. It is an unfair advantage, but that is the way it has been for years.
: : Here is the definition of good:
: : Winning League Titles
: : Getting to the Final 8
: : Getting to the State Championship
: : Winning the State Championship
: : Moving players on to 4 year universities on scholarship
: Is there a limit in terms of how many out of state players a team can have?
: Is a JC required to have any of the local community players on their roster?
I'd say a JC team is defined as "good" is more based on how many guys do they move on to 4-year schools on scholarship. If you get guys a ride, then others will show up. If you get guys to show up, then ideally you'll win. If you win, you'll have even more guys show up..
The problem at JC is that the guys all know that their window to get a 4-year ride is super short, so there is such a problem with selfishness and "I gotta get mine" attitude. Maybe rightfully so, I guess. Another issue is that when you have 18 year old HS kids coming out to the JC team, it's likely that there are also grown men, 24-26 years old out there too. Some just got out of the military, some were good players but are just coming back, some had some personal struggles and are coming back. Especially in CA, where JCs are pretty cheap and there are no limits on age, you can have a 18 year old banging with a 26 year old former Marine. The old guy isn't really "recruitable" to a D1, but he's out there and it poses a bit of a problem for that young kid. I'd say if you're 18 and going JC, unless they recruited you hard to be there, just take a "grey shirt" year and get bigger and grow up a little bit. It doesn't start your NCAA 5 year "clock" and you're probably going to be at the JC for 3 years anyway.
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