Star Recruit Will Not Play for USC

Star Recruit Will Not Play for USC

There are 31 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from May 17, 2007, titled Star Recruit Will Not Play for USC. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

University of South Carolina head basketball coach Dave Odom announced Thursday that the University will not renew the scholarship of freshman forward Mike Jones.

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Boudreaux

Columbia, SC

#1 May 17, 2007
I hears that he got pregnant!
Gem

Okatie, SC

#5 May 18, 2007
No he will head back into to the family business. Crack dealing!!
Homey the Clown

Sumter, SC

#7 May 18, 2007
He's kind of sexy. I saw him on campus. I was a little giddy. He was with these cute guys.
The Real World

Sumter, SC

#8 May 18, 2007
In my high school all the black guys on the basketball team took all my girlfriends from me. That pissed me off. Hope he never plays college ball again.
Gem

Sumter, SC

#9 May 18, 2007
Me too. I don't know how to get a girl without giving her money. Maybe I'll get some love without paying for it. It's a shame!
High School B-Baller

West Columbia, SC

#10 May 18, 2007
The Real World wrote:
In my high school all the black guys on the basketball team took all my girlfriends from me. That pissed me off. Hope he never plays college ball again.
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSER!!!!!!!!
High School B-Baller

West Columbia, SC

#11 May 18, 2007
Gem wrote:
Me too. I don't know how to get a girl without giving her money. Maybe I'll get some love without paying for it. It's a shame!
U 2 Loser.
Justice

AOL

#12 May 18, 2007
The Real World wrote:
In my high school all the black guys on the basketball team took all my girlfriends from me. That pissed me off. Hope he never plays college ball again.
Lmaooo, so this is why you hate blacks.... I hope you truly don't think they (brothers) stole here JUST because of basketball. Perhaps you were lacking in the meat department... >>>> passing REAL WORLD A PAIR OF TWEEZERS. Lmaooooooooo
Jason

Myrtle Beach, SC

#13 May 18, 2007
Seems the comments are a little "off"...Hell Im glad that Odom and the USC took a stance an will not allow a black, white, or any person get a free ride without holding up his or her end of the deal. About time!!
IN COLUMBIA

Columbia, SC

#14 May 18, 2007
I spoke with some of his highschool mates in the past..he was never college material, because he doesn't have the smarts so this really doesn't suprise me. He'll still get a free ride somewhere.
Sportcat

Clemson, SC

#15 May 18, 2007
Counting down until the Benedict scholarship offer arrives in his mailbox...

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tick...
Tell it like it is

Allendale, SC

#16 May 18, 2007
He should have stayed put in Syracuse. Why can't USC make a way...if you can get Demetrius Summers in....well you know the rest!
WHAT

Prosperity, SC

#17 May 18, 2007
Tell it like it is wrote:
He should have stayed put in Syracuse. Why can't USC make a way...if you can get Demetrius Summers in....well you know the rest!
USC did let him in you idiot...coach odom put his neck out to get USC to let him in and he didnt do the school work...all he needs to know now is when to say...do you want fries with that.
Oh Please

Swansea, SC

#19 May 18, 2007
Thank you for sticking to standards and making the athlete accountable. It is about time. Dispite what many people want to think, life is not a free ride.
leroy

Lake City, SC

#20 May 18, 2007
He assumed that when he was told USC would help him that meant his grades would be changed. Surprise,he needed to help his self also.
A for effort

Cayce, SC

#22 May 18, 2007
Sportcat wrote:
Counting down until the Benedict scholarship offer arrives in his mailbox...
tick...
tick...
tick...
LOL!!! Right... the school where 60% of the student's grade is based on "effort". What a joke!!! It sounds like that's the best place for him. Kudos to Odom for maintaining some semblance of an academic standard at USC.

Since: Apr 07

Winnsboro

#23 May 18, 2007
Oh Please wrote:
Thank you for sticking to standards and making the athlete accountable. It is about time. Dispite what many people want to think, life is not a free ride.
You hit the nail on the head...Not a USC fan, but I would like to give credit-- good job Odom!
deb of sc

Simpsonville, SC

#24 May 18, 2007
First of all ,when Mike Jones was at LR THE COACH AKIENS THOUGHT THAT M.JONES WAS HIS BREAD TICKET PASS THE BUCK QUITE A FEW TIME ON HIM BUT ANYHOOT WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE ONE GAME TO PLAY AND THAT HAPPEN TO BE BASKETBALL THAT IS GOOD BUT WITHOUT THE EDUCATION IT DONT MEAN SWAT FOR THE KIDS THAT HAVE A DREAM OF BECOMING A BALL PLAYER I SAY GO FOR IT BUT FOR ALL YOU SO CALLED MENTORS THAT YOUR NAME BEHIND THE FAME OF A BALL PLAYER TELL HIM TEACH HIM THAT HE WILL HAVE TO BE READY ACADEMIC WISE WHETHER OR NOT IT IS USC OR NOT
IN COLUMBIA

Columbia, SC

#25 May 18, 2007
deb of sc wrote:
First of all ,when Mike Jones was at LR THE COACH AKIENS THOUGHT THAT M.JONES WAS HIS BREAD TICKET PASS THE BUCK QUITE A FEW TIME ON HIM BUT ANYHOOT WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE ONE GAME TO PLAY AND THAT HAPPEN TO BE BASKETBALL THAT IS GOOD BUT WITHOUT THE EDUCATION IT DONT MEAN SWAT FOR THE KIDS THAT HAVE A DREAM OF BECOMING A BALL PLAYER I SAY GO FOR IT BUT FOR ALL YOU SO CALLED MENTORS THAT YOUR NAME BEHIND THE FAME OF A BALL PLAYER TELL HIM TEACH HIM THAT HE WILL HAVE TO BE READY ACADEMIC WISE WHETHER OR NOT IT IS USC OR NOT
What???
Olive Oyl

Newton Grove, NC

#26 May 18, 2007
deb of sc wrote:
First of all ,when Mike Jones was at LR THE COACH AKIENS THOUGHT THAT M.JONES WAS HIS BREAD TICKET PASS THE BUCK QUITE A FEW TIME ON HIM BUT ANYHOOT WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE ONE GAME TO PLAY AND THAT HAPPEN TO BE BASKETBALL THAT IS GOOD BUT WITHOUT THE EDUCATION IT DONT MEAN SWAT FOR THE KIDS THAT HAVE A DREAM OF BECOMING A BALL PLAYER I SAY GO FOR IT BUT FOR ALL YOU SO CALLED MENTORS THAT YOUR NAME BEHIND THE FAME OF A BALL PLAYER TELL HIM TEACH HIM THAT HE WILL HAVE TO BE READY ACADEMIC WISE WHETHER OR NOT IT IS USC OR NOT
What? Have you ever heard of punctuation???...You know those cute little dots at the end of sentences and the little curved things within sentences which make reading written things MUCH easier.

Back to the subject now...Boo hoo hoo! Cry me a river! It's about time a college coach took a stand and told a "prima donna" athlete "no!" Maybe more coaches will follow Dave Odom's lead and get rid of academically challenged athletes.

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