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Summer Recruiting Done in College Basketball

NEW YORK (AP) - College basketball coaches aren't ready to give
up their summer recruiting road trips.
They're upset over a proposal that would eliminate July men's
basketball recruiting beginning in 2012. The Conference
Commissioners Association recently voted 31-0 to recommend the
abolition of summer recruiting. The vote was first reported by
ESPN.com.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino calls the possibility of the
evaluation period being pulled "the most ridiculous thing I've
ever heard of since I've been a coach."
Sun Belt conference commissioner Wright Waters says it's time to
clean up some of the issues that come with summer recruiting.
Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli, an NABC board member, says
it's too early for coaches to panic. He says the rule may not even
be implemented.


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