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Postby AP » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:18 pm

Via the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper:
Scott Padgett, another player on UK’s 1998 championship team who became a coach, must deal with three players transferring from Samford. He said it was wrong to assume that players transferring signaled that something was intrinsically wrong with a program.

“Guys have kind of figured out the system,” he said.

When asked what fueled the rise in transfers, Padgett cited youth basketball and the AAU circuit. Changing teams is normal.

“I don’t blame AAU coaches,” he said. “But the realistic thing is, right now, you’ve got guys playing in four AAU programs in the same year. They’re used to it. Kids like options.”

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Padgett suggested instead that tying a transfer to a GPA might give players the incentive to study harder.

Tubby Smith, who coached Kentucky’s 1998 national championship team, made headlines this year when he equated transferring to a mortal athletic sin: quitting.

“We’re teaching them how to quit,” he said of rules changes that make it easier for players to transfer. “That’s what we’re doing. Things not going well. Let’s quit.”

Smith was responding to a question about how many players he thought would transfer from his then Memphis team. ...

“Somebody needs to tell them, ‘You made a commitment. Stick to it,’” he said. “But it doesn’t happen like that. They have a lot of people in their ear. That’s the way life is.”

Padgett called this “old-school thinking,” even though he said he agreed with what Smith said.

http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article208920444.html
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Postby big_dog1968 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:34 pm

Make the receiving school pay the departed school the total cost of the transfer to them, as compensation.
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Postby Jay » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:40 am

Expound on that thought Big Dog. Like pay the tuition of the transfer had the player remained at SU?
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Postby big_dog1968 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:16 am

Jay wrote:Expound on that thought Big Dog. Like pay the tuition of the transfer had the player remained at SU?

What they already spent, recruiting and tuition, to the point of the transfer. The big schools will still do it, because they can afford it, but overall, it will cut down on it. Also, you could limit the number of transfers a school can sign over a given period of time. Lots of ways to cut into the problem, while still allowing the players options if they are in a truly bad place.
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Postby SU DOG » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:32 pm

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Re: From the webs:

Postby big_dog1968 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:08 pm

Padgett's issue is with retention, not recruiting.
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