Monday, August 8, 2011

Luke Winn on Recruits and Transfers

This has been traveling around the college basketball blogging world, but Luke Winn had a great, great article studying recruiting and transfers among the top 100 recruits over the past 5 years.

To summarize:

It's irresistible to focus on the high-profile and the extreme, because they make great column fodder, but that doesn't give us a real grasp on the issue. What is normal behavior for modern, top-100 recruits? How often are they switching high schools, how frequently are they decommitting from colleges, at what rate are they transferring, and why? If we're going to call something an epidemic, we need comprehensive evidence. The Commitment Project is's search for answers.
Winn is one of the best in the business, and this article is more than worthy of your attention.

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