Shawn Kemp

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For those Coach Grant haters here's a bit of good news for you. Alabama's top recruit for 2009, Shawn Kemp, did not qualify academically and will spend next season at Hargrave Millitary Academy. Kemp said he plans on resigning with AU but he will not be there this year.
 
so one of shawn kemp's 20 illegitimate children is a complete moron. never would have guessed that.
 
Grant recruited this guy?
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buckwheat said:
so one of shawn kemp's 20 illegitimate children is a complete moron. never would have guessed that.


20? must be feeling generous today
 
Kinda hard calling the kid a complete moron. He graduated and the article said he had the necessary grades, just couldn't get a high enough score on the entrance exam.

buckwheat said:
so one of shawn kemp's 20 illegitimate children is a complete moron. never would have guessed that.
 
Mistachill said:
Kinda hard calling the kid a complete moron. He graduated and the article said he had the necessary grades, just couldn't get a high enough score on the entrance exam.

buckwheat said:
so one of shawn kemp's 20 illegitimate children is a complete moron. never would have guessed that.

Maybe he's being a little hard, but honestly, a pulse will get you 75% of the way to an acceptable entrance exam score.
 
An entrance exam could be completed by a decent 8th grader. The kid is obviously and earnestly stupid.

We've had a few very athletic players without the smarts to do anything great over the last few years too. You might not have to be a genius to play basketball, but if you can't even pass an entrance exam, I'm going to go ahead and assume that your intellect will hold you back from ever accomplishing anything great.
 
I think you guys are really exaggerating how "easy" college entrance exams are. You may not need to be an Einstein to get an acceptable grade but not passing doesn't make you a moron. Just my opinion.
 
Mistachill said:
I think you guys are really exaggerating how "easy" college entrance exams are. You may not need to be an Einstein to get an acceptable grade but not passing doesn't make you a moron. Just my opinion.


Oh come on. if you have a 3.55 gpa in HS (admittedly something I didn't come close to) you will need to get a 400 on the SAT to be DI eligible. You know what you get on the SAT if you fill in your name? ----> 400. NCAA only takes the math and verbal from the SAT. they don't include the writing section!

The standards are minimal at best

https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter ... ndards.pdf
 
VCU has had many non-qualifiers over the decades. A hefty percentage of VCU's junior-college transfers failed to meet the NCAA minimum coming out of high school.

I've long contended there should be an "exit SAT" for all college scholarship athletes as a safeguard against academic fraud - those institutional misdeeds that could include getting credit for work not done, or for work done by others, for extreme leniency by professors, even altered grades.

Following completition of eligibility, an athlete should be required to take the same SAT as high school seniors. A certain score (let's say a modest 900 for math-verbal combined) would have to be achieved, or the school would lose a scholarship for the next year. Refusal to take the test would count as a failure.

It is not unrealistic to believe an athlete could actually go backwards in college (while still maintaining grades) due to BMOC favoritism. High-school athletes are more on their own and don't generally have the tutoring staff provided by colleges.

The post-eligibility exam would be administered by NCAA appointed clerks to avoid any hanky-panky.

The results (which would have no bearing on diploma, per se) could be eye opening, to say the least, and would leave virtually every college coach trembling with doubt.
 
Give me some realistic numbers, if you have a 2.5 high school GPA what type of SAT or ACT score do you need for entrance to a decent university?

BradRamFan said:
Mistachill said:
I think you guys are really exaggerating how "easy" college entrance exams are. You may not need to be an Einstein to get an acceptable grade but not passing doesn't make you a moron. Just my opinion.


Oh come on. if you have a 3.55 gpa in HS (admittedly something I didn't come close to) you will need to get a 400 on the SAT to be DI eligible. You know what you get on the SAT if you fill in your name? ----> 400. NCAA only takes the math and verbal from the SAT. they don't include the writing section!

The standards are minimal at best

https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter ... ndards.pdf
 
Some people just aren't good at taking standardized test, it doesn't make you any smarter than the next guy just because you got such and such score. I know guys with 1.5 gpas that scored higher than some kids in the 3.0 range
 
Wait, is this kid the one who signed on with Alabama? Holy roly, wouldn't it be sweet to have him throw on some Black and Gold!
 
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