No Justice with Justice

No Justice with Justice

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Wow

Princeton, WV

#1 Nov 2, 2011
Heard fat boy hired some aliens who just happened to have a 7 ft. son who wanted to play basketball at East.
Bball

United States

#2 Nov 2, 2011
Only bad thing about that is the boys not 7'02"!
lol

Marlinton, WV

#3 Nov 2, 2011
Who gives a shit?

If they are legal and I assume they are they have every right to work wherever they want.
payola

Charleston, WV

#4 Nov 2, 2011
it's the name of the game
Loser

Princeton, WV

#5 Nov 3, 2011
payola wrote:
it's the name of the game
Money is the name of the game. Local boys who have worked hard will not get a chance to play with all the recruiting.
sick

Hillsboro, WV

#6 Nov 4, 2011
Ok, I do not agree with the whole recruiting deal. But my child said they met the boy in class the other day. Says he is a very nice young man and is upset says that he does not want to be judged.
who would of thunk it

Princeton, WV

#7 Nov 4, 2011
what did people think would happen everyone in the county new that local boys who have worked had blah blah blah no one cared about the girls so i guess its about the same every one knows but either scared or dont care
i care

United States

#8 Nov 4, 2011
He is a 6'9kid...also Have a PG from Beckley in school. Also 2 "new" girls are enrolled that are in the ESPN top 20 freshman in The country.The job market is so Good here anybody and everybody should move here. Its terrible local Kids Have no chance at all.
The Truth

Princeton, WV

#9 Nov 4, 2011
The two new girls are from the same school in Knoxville, TN. Anna Hammaker and Cheyenne Hooper.#9 and #12 freshmen in the country according to ESPN.

You all have to realize that every big time high school program in the country recruits players from other areas. I know it's not fair to the hometown kids, but that's the way sports have become in recent years. It's become too much of a business. I don't like it anymore than anyone else, but there's really nothing we can do about it.

Anyone know the name of the 6'9" kid?
yesssss

United States

#10 Nov 4, 2011
I think that they should make "paying" the parents to move illegal. They have rules on this at the college level.. should be more strict for high school level. The perks they are offering the parents are fundamentally allowing the kids to receive pay for their sports.
The Truth

Princeton, WV

#11 Nov 4, 2011
yesssss wrote:
I think that they should make "paying" the parents to move illegal. They have rules on this at the college level.. should be more strict for high school level. The perks they are offering the parents are fundamentally allowing the kids to receive pay for their sports.
Oh, I definitely agree with you. If you think what is going on with Jim Justice and GEHS basketball is bad, you should research some of the football schools in Florida. There are some peewee football teams that pay good players to play on their team. I'm talking 7-12 years old. It's insane.
Johnny C

Dublin, VA

#12 Nov 4, 2011
The best players on the court or field get the most playing time, so if local kids want to play then they need to step up their game. That means hitting the gym six or seven hours a day instead of hanging out on the river or in the Walmart parking lot or texting their buddies from their rooms. These new students were "recruited" because they have drive and work their tails off to succeed. Nothing comes easy. Enough with this welfare mentality of playing time is due to a student just because he or she is a local. Heck, the system is flawed even without the recruiting end, especially in rural areas like Greenbrier County. The good ol' boy system allows parents who coach to place their kids on the field or court in front of more talented players simply for self preservation. Or they start a friend of their kid in place of a more talented player. At least these recruits have talent, unlike some of these hick kids who get to play simply because they know someone or their parents are prominent in the community.
i care

United States

#13 Nov 4, 2011
Horse shit....What HAPPENS when JJ leave GEHS. Is in a mess, and about The 1st beating Beckley or Summers cty Gets it will break lose.
Uhhh Huhhh

United States

#14 Nov 4, 2011
Johnny C wrote:
The best players on the court or field get the most playing time, so if local kids want to play then they need to step up their game. That means hitting the gym six or seven hours a day instead of hanging out on the river or in the Walmart parking lot or texting their buddies from their rooms. These new students were "recruited" because they have drive and work their tails off to succeed. Nothing comes easy. Enough with this welfare mentality of playing time is due to a student just because he or she is a local. Heck, the system is flawed even without the recruiting end, especially in rural areas like Greenbrier County. The good ol' boy system allows parents who coach to place their kids on the field or court in front of more talented players simply for self preservation. Or they start a friend of their kid in place of a more talented player. At least these recruits have talent, unlike some of these hick kids who get to play simply because they know someone or their parents are prominent in the community.
AGREED! Hey GE coaches in EVERY sport at East, you are no different than Justice when you show favoritism to less talented kids because of who their parents are or what you can get out of the deal! Enough is enough!
Marley

Princeton, WV

#15 Nov 4, 2011
Johnny C wrote:
The best players on the court or field get the most playing time, so if local kids want to play then they need to step up their game. That means hitting the gym six or seven hours a day instead of hanging out on the river or in the Walmart parking lot or texting their buddies from their rooms. These new students were "recruited" because they have drive and work their tails off to succeed. Nothing comes easy. Enough with this welfare mentality of playing time is due to a student just because he or she is a local. Heck, the system is flawed even without the recruiting end, especially in rural areas like Greenbrier County. The good ol' boy system allows parents who coach to place their kids on the field or court in front of more talented players simply for self preservation. Or they start a friend of their kid in place of a more talented player. At least these recruits have talent, unlike some of these hick kids who get to play simply because they know someone or their parents are prominent in the community.
You've got it wrong, the "hick" kids usually have the talent and sit the bench while the doctor's and lawyer's kids & their buddies see the playing time in Greenbrier County. It's been that way for years.
gjj

Princeton, WV

#16 Nov 4, 2011
As I tell all the kids I coached in little league and in rec league and that I keep in touch with. Thats just an excuse, practice hard and get in shape so that there is no way that anyone would or could turn you down for playign time.
Uhhh Huhhh

United States

#17 Nov 4, 2011
gjj wrote:
As I tell all the kids I coached in little league and in rec league and that I keep in touch with. Thats just an excuse, practice hard and get in shape so that there is no way that anyone would or could turn you down for playign time.
Are you REALLY that clueless? Have you been around any of the sports at East lately?? Have you listened to the boys and girls whose dreams have been shattered by coaches who can be bought?? Please! You have no idea about the kids that work their a$$e$ off to keep their positions just to have a rich kid get their spot regardless of talent or lack of! Get a clue.
Rick

United States

#18 Nov 4, 2011
I'm an alcoholic.
wow

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#19 Nov 4, 2011
My son was a great football player, never got to play, big strong lineman... The time I drove 2 1/2 hours to a game, which they were losing by 30 points, he got 28 seconds of play, I said enough was enough. It is all about who you know and who you blow.
Dear JC

Jersey City, NJ

#20 Nov 5, 2011
Johnny C wrote:
The best players on the court or field get the most playing time, so if local kids want to play then they need to step up their game. That means hitting the gym six or seven hours a day instead of hanging out on the river or in the Walmart parking lot or texting their buddies from their rooms. These new students were "recruited" because they have drive and work their tails off to succeed. Nothing comes easy. Enough with this welfare mentality of playing time is due to a student just because he or she is a local. Heck, the system is flawed even without the recruiting end, especially in rural areas like Greenbrier County. The good ol' boy system allows parents who coach to place their kids on the field or court in front of more talented players simply for self preservation. Or they start a friend of their kid in place of a more talented player. At least these recruits have talent, unlike some of these hick kids who get to play simply because they know someone or their parents are prominent in the community.
Your post shows how little you really know about sports at this level. Recruiting in the WVSSAC is not legal. See regulation #127-2-9 titled Undue Influence - Recruiting. I guess when the WVSSAC members get free weekends at a really nice hotel (are you following me JC) then the rules change.

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