@GaryParrishCBS dug up a stupid rule that’s hurting SEC basketball recruiting:
"It has, on some level, created an uneven playing field.
"Jae Crowder is a perfect example," said Georgia coach Mark Fox. "He’s a Georgia kid. So I get the job [at Georgia in April 2009], and he’s at Howard JUCO [in Texas], and I’ve got a good contact over there. But he wasn’t eligible for us to recruit."
That’s because Crowder started his career at South Georgia Technical College, which is also a JUCO. He then transferred to Howard County Junior College for his sophomore year and thus became ineligible for SEC programs because — Did you even realize this? — the SEC does not allow its member institutions to sign and enroll prospects who do not spend at least three semesters at the junior college from which they graduated.
Every other power-conference does.
But the SEC, for whatever reason, does not.”