Really good read from ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla on what he feels needs to be done to clean up college hoops in the wake of the recent scandal that resulted in the arrests of 4 high-major assistant coaches. The committee that the NCAA assembled to examine critical aspects of Division I basketball is curious in that only two of its members have coached collegiately. As someone who has been in and around all facets of college hoops, Fraschilla offers some terrific insight. I agree with many of his points particularly the deregulation of the NCAA recruiting calendar.
Recruiting issues and ethics, the plethora of transfers, lack of development of young coaches, limited access to players and the NBA’s “one-and-done” rule are, in many ways, interrelated. I believe that many of these problems can be dealt with at the same time.