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If you declare and stay in the draft and aren’t drafted you could be called up, but you could not be playing collegiate basketball.
If you haven’t declared for the draft and haven’t therefore been passed over in the draft process, you cannot be called up because you did not go through the draft process. You have to have been available for the draft, to be a free agent.
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Well... until the NBA and the NCAA change their rules about the draft... you'll be waiting for "Ice Time" on the rinks of Hell
Cal has some vague roots in Pennsylvania …
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It is never that simple... believe me.
It is trying to figure out how someone else will eventually decide whether this many oranges are the equivalent of that many apples and there fore the requirements have actually been met. And each organization has its own set of rules and standards, and a separate person or committee who "INTERPRETS" their application to the given situation. Too many schools have been bitten by delayed decisions or even reversal of earlier decisions upon a question of eligibility of a given athlete from the NCAA to chance the outcome of a season on an assumption of their final decision.
Remember what happened to Memphis, to Cal, and the fans of Memphis when the ruling finally came done… after two previous rulings of his being an eligible player from the NCAA clearing house, that ruled that Derrick Rose was not eligible, because yet a separate organization had decided that his SAT tests were not valid.
Even if Cal had played Sharpe and we had won, can you doubt someone would questioned whether he had been graduated at the time that has been assigned (at this moment in time)? Someone would have been sure to have questioned how his graduation could have been backdated to that of his class, since the work was not actually finished until after that date.
That the NBA will accept his status and his eligibility for the draft is an entirely different question, and decided by an entirely different question than whether the NCAA would have interpreted the same situation in the same way.
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WestCoast... are you new to NCAA rulings?
Are you forgetting that they have retroactively ruled on previously ruled eligibility cases and then vacated teams entire seasons, or any games played by the team in which the player participated, even though he had been ruled eligible to play at the time of the games?
It has happened before to Cal. It is a game you do not play.
If you think fans (or some of them) are butt hurt now, what would the reaction have been had Cal played Sharpe when there was any possible question as to his status… and then the end of the season was thrown out. There would have torch light vigils at his house and in the streets….
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JD if I were to take my cue from you and call it like I see it...
… then I would say something intemperate, such as ’You’re a jerk". But this isn’t the KSR comments section, so I will just think it, and not say it. All the while I will wonder what you think any ambitious basketball player, who has a future playing in the NBA regards playing collegiate ball as, if not "a stepping stone." And I will also wonder, what the hell you think gave away to Sharpe that they did not get "fair value" for? Did I miss a memo? Did Sharpe’s time with the team, only as a practice play, take someone else’s scholarship, .. or playing time.. or keep someone else from getting the coaching they needed? What exactly did you see as being taken from UK and not paid for?
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How do you not know...? Said someone who never had to deal with transferring schools..
.. and had to wait out the process of seeing which classes would be credited and for how many credits toward a degree.
I did transfer from a prestigious private college to Kentucky and in one case did not get a course credited because UK did not teach a history course on the subject at the undergraduate level, so since I was an undergraduate all they would do is credit me with ‘auditing’ the course. And it took 6 months for that one to work its way through the bureaucracy and get a final answer. LOL
And it happens all the time, especially when there are ‘core classes’ required for graduation, and those class requirements differ from one accreditation organization to another. Or the simple fact that one organization only deals in work defined in terms of a ‘year’, where another deals with semesters or even trimesters. One system may calculate credits in one way, and another uses another system entirely. Course A in system 1 may get three credits, for one semester of classes that meet 3 times a week for one hour, while in another system Course A is combined with Course B and the two of them , taken in two different semesters, only get one credit each towards graduation. Although typically the number of credits to get your degree will also differ in the two systems. Yeah it is easy to get confused and not know where you stand, since sometimes even the people who get paid to know these things don’t know off the top of their heads. [I am not making this up. I lived it and it still exists.]