Tim Finke (not KU related)



  • Committed to Grand Canyon over Illinois. Holy shit. The kid is literally FROM CHAMPAIGN. I guess this is similar to Mitch Ballock actually.



  • Still laughing.



  • wow



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    wow

    I wonder how much the scandal is impacting them. ISU’s very solid class has three players from Illinois, two that the Illini wanted big time.



  • Isn’t Finke a Top 100 kid? This is just strange even for going a different out of the box route.



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    Isn’t Finke a Top 100 kid? This is just strange even for going a different out of the box route.

    Top 150 for sure, and Illinois wanted him.



  • Grand Canyon is where Royce Woolridge ended up his last year. (playing pro in Poland now I think)



  • Grand Canyon used to routinely win the NAIA championship in KC. (Well, OK, they won three times–75, 78, and 88.) They moved soon after that into NCAA Div 2 and did pretty well. In 2013, they moved into Div 1. Coached by Dan Majerle, they have won over 20 games the last 2 seasons as a member of the WAC.

    I think they will be moving up steadily and surprise lots of people. This recruiting coup could be the start of something.

    Anyway, who would rather be in Illinois in winter rather than Phoenix?



  • GCU is a large Christian university as well. A lot of guys really like the faith element. Also for-profit, but really neither here nor there.



  • Good points. Just seems real odd. Good luck to the kid making his own path at a smaller school.



  • FarmerJayhawk said:

    GCU is a large Christian university as well. A lot of guys really like the faith element. Also for-profit, but really neither here nor there.

    Ah this is good to know. I know Drew plays up that element at Baylor. Then there was the whole Prentiss Hubb thing with ND…



  • @mayjay

    Don Majerle has done a great job and has the program rocking. I wonder how long before he is lured away by a bigger program.



  • @BShark There is a slight difference, apparently, in their interpretation of religious principles. So far as I know, athletes at GCU have not perpetrated over 50 rapes, or killed teammates, with coaches and administrators covering it up.


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