Monday, August 10, 2009

Cats Should Count Their Blessings on Dominique Ferguson

Rick Bozich of the Louisville Courier-Journal has an interesting take on the Dominique Ferguson situation and I'll admit that I tend to agree with him. Bozich feels that Kentucky and Indiana should count their blessings that neither ended up with the 2010 recruit. Here is Bozich's article:

UK, IU better off without Dominique Ferguson

Florida International played its last home basketball game on Feb. 28, 2009 against rival Florida Atlantic. The game is FIU's version of the UK-U of L game. A robust crowd of 926 people packed the place to watch the rivalry.

Of course that was about 300 more fans than FIU attracted for a home game with Middle Tennessee two nights earlier.For the season, FIU's average home crowd was 681. Total home attendance: 11,571.

Less than one home game at either Kentucky or Indiana.

Yet, this is the place that just received an oral commitment from Dominique Ferguson, the Top 20 recruit who played at Lawrence North High School in suburban Indianapolis last season.

Nothing smelly about that, is there?

The only thing FIU hoops has going for it is the luminous smile of its head coach -- Isiah Thomas, a guy who didn't leave many people smiling with the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors and Continental Basketball Association.

Now Thomas is coaching FIU and he's landed Ferguson, who had committed to UK and Billy Gillispie last season.

I'll say this: Both Kentucky and Indiana should be high-fiving the news that Ferguson has taken his career to die in suburban Miami. His decisions to A) leave Lawrence North and B) play for FIU say this is not a kid with an appreciation for the local basketball culture and traditions. Ferguson has an appreciation for Ferguson.FIU fans will discover that soon.

All 681 of them.

My Thoughts: I'm going to have to agree with Bozich - something just doesn't smell right about this whole situation.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why are you guys so critical? it's like you want DF to fail. It really doesn't matter because as far as i am concerned, the kid WILL make it. It's so sad though. You guys will be better off just sitting back and watching how things will unfold. Relax, relate, respond. everything will be alright with him.HE WILL MAKE IT. He is a very gifted young man. No one can make his disicions for him, you have to respect that. What's for him, will be for him and there's nothing or no one that will be able to interfere with that. Be cool

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