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Hoopster Gives Up Scholarship for Recruit

Maybe I'm jaded. But does anyone think a player would come up with the idea on his own to give up his $25,000 a year scholarship just in case his team gets too many recruits for the following year? Did the kid know on his own how many scholarships the NCAA allows each time and how many his recruits had already committed? My guess is no.

Colleague Alan Goldenbach passes along this item: Washington State junior Taylor Rochestie, expected to start this season, will give up his full ride next year so that Marcus Capers can go for free to Wa-zoo. Capers is a 6-4 forward from Orlando, Fla., where he plays for Kevin Sutton, formerly Stu Vetter's right-hand man.

By Josh Barr  | October 12, 2007; 11:27 AM ET
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Kind of like when Dook had Lee Melchionni pay his own way as the 6th member of the She-Will, Redick recruiting class.

I also think that when Mizzou had Josh Kroenke (heir to WalMart fortune) on their team, he was a "walk-on", though most say he only started b/c the $ his family was giving Mizzou (also, Quin Snyder was coaching, so you never know).

Posted by: Sveiks | October 12, 2007 2:28 PM | Report abuse

This guys parents are loaded, or coaching staff said "do it or eles" scholarships should be 4 years guaranteed, not a series of one year renewals.

Posted by: sean | October 12, 2007 5:16 PM | Report abuse

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