Re: Ayanna Clark

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Posted by Walt Flanagan's Dog on April 22, 2018 at 06:14:50:

In Reply to: Re: Ayanna Clark posted by POS on April 21, 2018 at 17:10:10:

: : : Ayanna Clark did not graduate last year but I've heard she is repeating her senior year and is set to graduate in June. Have also heard she will be able to accept her USC scholarship and Trakh in fact recommended she stay in school for another year.

: : : I really hope all this is true because she is a supremely talented player and a nice girl. I also think USC is the place for her because she'll be close to family but the school will keep an eye on her academics.

: : She is going to Central AZ JC next year.

: Why didn't Clark graduate from Poly last year? She had a 2.0 GPA?? I mean she played all season for Poly if she didn't graduate then Poly needs to step up and forfeit all of their games two years ago and the year prior where Clark played. It is time to hold schools accountable for playing kids with bad grades. It is truly sad that Coach Buggs and the administration at Poly had to cheat to win. Especially sad that Coach Buggs had to cheat Ayanna Clark out of being held accountable and teach her there is more to life than just basketball. But instead, he kept playing her and Poly kept forging her paperwork to keep her eligible. Coach Buggs and everyone at Poly should step down for this horrible display of using a kid like that. Such a shame that nothing will happen because Poly is the cash cow for the Moore League and for CIF. Anything Poly does wrong will just get swept under the rug and the school district and CIF will pretend it didn't happen.

You can be eligible to play yet not be on track to graduate. From what I was told, most of Clark's academic problems came from not passing some classes as a freshman and sophomore. I don't know the specifics, but math is often an issue, for instance. Back in my day, the 1970's, you just had to pass one year of math, and it could have been the so-called bonehead math. Now you have to pass two years of college prep math to graduate. It's tripping up kids.

There is no need for the school to commit any academic fraud, and no evidence that they did.

Getting out of her current environment is probably a good thing. Hopefully she will learn to do college work and be able to move on to wherever she'd like to .

Walt's Dog

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