Preston Gone



  • Billy has signed with a pro team in Bosnia. http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/



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  • Perhaps the biggest disaster of the Self era regarding a recruit. But we are better to have closure. And Self took action to get DeSousa in and eligible to mitigate the disaster. Now, let’s play ball.

    It is good to know that “BC Igokea will keep raising.” We will all be watching, I’m sure.



  • At least it’s officially over now.



  • Not surprised at all at this point. Maybe now that it’s over, we’ll get to hear the full story.



  • HighEliteMajor said:

    Perhaps the biggest disaster of the Self era regarding a recruit. But we are better to have closure. And Self took action to get DeSousa in and eligible to mitigate the disaster. Now, let’s play ball.

    It is good to know that “BC Igokea will keep raising.” We will all be watching, I’m sure.

    Yep, it’s obvious that Self knew. It would appear it goes to the Adidas scandal but KU wasn’t directly involved. Note that 3/4 of his finalists were Adidas. What a mess.



  • Texas Hawk 10 said:

    Not surprised at all at this point. Maybe now that it’s over, we’ll get to hear the full story.

    Doubtful but it would be nice.



  • @BShark Why do you think it has something to do with the Adidas scandal?



  • @HighEliteMajor Why was he choosing between Adidas schools and there were rumors that he got paid? I mean there are almost always rumors about that but his definitely had the vibe. We were talking about how he might be trouble when we got him.

    I don’t think KU did anything wrong or was involved in paying him though.



  • WOOOOO. Byeeeeeee



  • Someone on 247 nailed it. Sexton playing at Bama, Bowen who was named for taking 100k from Louisville enrolled at South Carolina.

    At least KU did the right thing not playing him.



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    WOOOOO. Byeeeeeee

    The best part is now the roster is finally set 100%. No more guessing, Self knows what he has to work with the rest of the year.



  • I for one could care less about his story.

    Now we wait til the big dave saga starts. Odds are he’s not as good of character as we think? Hopefully kidding when I say that. I’m a really kidding because I believe Dave will be a fine young man here



  • BShark said:

    BeddieKU23 said:

    WOOOOO. Byeeeeeee

    The best part is now the roster is finally set 100%. No more guessing, Self knows what he has to work with the rest of the year.

    Yes sir, no more questions. Preston should pay back the school for

    Wasting it’s resources

    Did he even start the 2nd semester? Hopefully it doesn’t affect apr



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    I for one could care less about his story.

    Now we wait til the big dave saga starts. Odds are he’s not as good of character as we think? Hopefully kidding when I say that

    I know you are joking but he seems like a good kid that plans to be here 4 years. Haven’t read any of the crap I read about Diallo, Alexander or Preston leading up to and after their commitments…



  • BShark said:

    BeddieKU23 said:

    I for one could care less about his story.

    Now we wait til the big dave saga starts. Odds are he’s not as good of character as we think? Hopefully kidding when I say that

    I know you are joking but he seems like a good kid that plans to be here 4 years. Haven’t read any of the crap I read about Diallo, Alexander or Preston leading up to and after their commitments…

    I’m totally joking but who can blame the Track record we are on with burger boy mess ups



  • https://twitter.com/jeffborzello/status/954720761528406016

    Givony’s twitter, not complimentary of Billy at all: https://twitter.com/DraftExpress

    He also had the same thought: Billy Preston yet another player caught up in the FBI/DOJ NCAA scandal. Paper trail leading back to adidas was likely too much for Kansas to risk considering the limited reward.

    It’s just speculation but unless KU ever puts anything out there (which I doubt) we will never know.



  • @BeddieKU23 Silvio to be ineligible next year somehow. That’s about what I’d figure at this point. :joy:

    But yeah the best part about this class is we didn’t have to sign any risky players. Knocked it out of the park.



  • Happy it’s resolved. For the players that we have. And now that our regularly scheduled basketball season has been interrupted… Back to basketball fellas. Only the team we have will take us wherever it is we’re going this season. Work hard. Go get all ya can get Jayhawks.



  • Okay Billy Mom: So he is going overseas to make “millions” like you said (in the next five games–might be the highest pro rata contract in history).

    Now, you promised the whole story when this was over?

    I am always the biggest pro-HCBS apologist out here, but the whole process smacks of a bargain. We draw it out, file everything, make it look like we think you (BP) are only involved in something minor, and then you go overseas so the NCAA can just dispose of it without acting. You get to assert your innocence, we get you completing 1st semester–and maybe we also get to avoid any tarnish if the investigation implicated a booster.



  • @cragarhawk Well, we gotta find something else to wonder and gripe about now, don’t we?



  • @mayjay the situation leaves plenty to be wondered and griped about if that’s what ppl choose to do. I’m happy the team doesn’t have to deal with it any longer. They can just go play with who they have. They can grow into everything that specific group can be with out being hindered by it all. I’m more excited for the team we have. It’s a good day to be Jayhawk. Maybe this group will really really come together as is now. I’d love to see it.



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    BShark said:

    BeddieKU23 said:

    I for one could care less about his story.

    Now we wait til the big dave saga starts. Odds are he’s not as good of character as we think? Hopefully kidding when I say that

    I know you are joking but he seems like a good kid that plans to be here 4 years. Haven’t read any of the crap I read about Diallo, Alexander or Preston leading up to and after their commitments…

    I’m totally joking but who can blame the Track record we are on with burger boy mess ups

    I can’t go into details, but Grimes is the one I’d be most concerned with out of this class.



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    I for one could care less about his story.

    Now we wait til the big dave saga starts. Odds are he’s not as good of character as we think? Hopefully kidding when I say that. I’m a really kidding because I believe Dave will be a fine young man here

    Who is Dave?



  • @majalay Excellent theorizing. Interesting possibilities.

    So as I’m reading more, if the adidas thing is part of this, the connect the dots could be Billy gets a car paid for by money he or his mom got from adidas? If that is true, then the dishonesty/deception is deep. But we don’t know. Will we ever know?



  • I hate to say it. Yet right on Preston. Do what you must. You’re not going to get a fair shake from the NCAA. Well unless it’s Duke, UNC, and Kentucky. You got pennies on a car, Yet how many athletes from UNC got 10 of thousands from UNC on their basket weaving classes?

    No sir do what you must. I don’t blame you. Just makes me sad that if you choose Duke, UNC, or UK you would playing. I so wanted you to be a Jayhawk.



  • @DoubleDD I doubt it friend.



  • So sad that the NCAA feels that getting Pennines on a car is the end of all ends. Yet if you are able to cheat and get free grades? No big deal. The NCAA is priceless.



  • @wissox

    You doubt what?



  • So Ayton gets $$$ to go to Arizona and plays. Sexton gets money to go to Alabama and plays after being implicated by the FBI as guilty, but was cleared by NCAA. Billy gets nothing proven, no NCAA sanctions and no chance to play for KU? Weird world we live in. I’d just as soon see all kids who take a money forced to sit one year (even if it’s like Cliff).



  • @DoubleDD I doubt the NCAA goes easy on those three programs. They couldn’t get away with it. Sadly, to me anyways, it’s a common theme here.



  • @wissox

    Ok explain how UNC got away with the basketweaving class. I haven’t heard of any punishment from the NCAA?



  • @wissox

    Plus are you going to tell me all this stud classes that UK has been gettin sense Cal showed up (Uk wasn’t getting those recruiting classes before) nobody is getting paid?



  • @wissox

    Or are you going to tell me that the Kentucky Wildcats are so awesome that they can get anybody they want without doing any thing wrong?



  • I pointed out that the process is like a trial where the defense presents its case based on the information submitted by the defendant which may or may not be true. I bet KU was pretty confident that it presented a good case and this is why Billy practiced and travelled with the team.

    I will guess that early this week the NCAA showed KU evidence it did no have and this is why Coach Self stopped saying…any time now. I also thought that if he was not cleared by the start of classes which was last Tuesday, he likely would be gone and based on the timing of the signing appears to be correct and this is why I said I would be very surprised if he played this season at all.

    This is one of those times I wish I had been wrong.

    KU spent a shitload of money, I read $500K, that could have used for more worthwhile causes; I wish KU could recover the money. Maybe elite programs should band together and agree on a contract that prospects must sign that states that if they do not disclose conditions that would cause them to not qualify, they must reimburse the school for expenses incurred on his behalf and they can collect from future earnings. Preston and possee screwed KU big time.



  • @DoubleDD I don’t know. I wasn’t privvy to everything that went down there, as I assume none of us were. Sure it appeared that way, but we don’t have facts of that.

    When we see a conspiracy behind anything that goes against KU it makes us look paranoid.

    I will say, present facts that Duke, UNC and Kentucky receive NCAA favors and I’ll believe you, but they must be facts! Because believe me I do want to believe that those programs are being allowed to cheat by the NCAA!

    (I should retract all of my comments that the NCAA cheated for Duke against Wisconsin in 2015 :) )



  • @DoubleDD KU is not persecuted, KU is not the victim of the NCAA. It may help to try to rationalize it that way, but for the life of me, I can’t look back on any player situation where it was handled unfairly by the NCAA. Of course, I admit, we don’t know yet about Preston.

    Without rules, there is no CBB.



  • @wissox

    You want facts? All right. Every year KU has a recruit that is subject to the long arm of the NCAA. Yet we never hear of anything about UNC, Duke, or UK. All the players they recruit are golden boys. Now keep in mind these kids are all come from the same slums. Yet somehow KU always gets the bad ones. How is that?

    How is it that UNC, Duke, and UK can recruit the same kids and they are golden. Yet when KU gets a kid well the NCAA has to investigate?



  • @DoubleDD UNC got away with what they did from the NCAA because they offered those classes to everyone. UNC’s bigger concern is going to come from the Department of Education and their accreditation status.



  • @HighEliteMajor

    Fair enough. Yet there is no reason to worry when nobody is being investigated. Can’t blame anybody. Right?



  • It could be that KU is just more careful than the other schools, particularly in a year where setting the record for consecutive conference titles is at stake? (Mmmm…STEAK!)

    Could be a good thing or a bad thing. I’m guessing that there could be a little NCAA bias as well. Seriously, the same bias that east coast teams have always had. How often do teams in time zones other than east coast win the tourney? Sure, there are a lot more schools over there, but still. East coast games sell better than the others. It’s all about what sells. News, weather, and sports. That’s the underlying motivation.



  • @Texas-Hawk-10

    Come on. YOu know as well as I do UNC Isn’t going to face any penalties.



  • It is hard to be greatful for a car wreck but in this case it likely saved KU from serious issues. Just think what would have occurred if it taken a month or more longer for that car to have been connected to Billy. At this point I am wondering if the car is just the tip of the iceberg.



  • I figured he’d get cleared before the end of this month or be gone. Why waste time going to school and have limited practices. I personally think there is more to the story than the car.



  • @HighEliteMajor

    I agree with you 100%. It is easy to blame the NCAA because it is a convenient target that does not comment on issues such as this; as you know, I have always maintained that the NCAA just does the job it was tasked to do. At this time I am inclined to think that the Preston clan withheld critical information from KU and went into full CYA mode once the story broke and in the process cost KU a lot of time and effort and wasted valuable program resources. As a fan I am pi$$ed; I bet Acura has Self is livid.

    P.zs. At least we are now caught up with scholarship for next year even if nobody leaves.



  • Everyone remember to respect Billy please and let’s not hound the young man best of luck Billy!



  • @mayjay Our great minds are working on that as we speak.



  • DoubleDD said:

    @wissox

    You want facts? All right. Every year KU has a recruit that is subject to the long arm of the NCAA. Yet we never hear of anything about UNC, Duke, or UK. All the players they recruit are golden boys. Now keep in mind these kids are all come from the same slums. Yet somehow KU always gets the bad ones. How is that?

    How is it that UNC, Duke, and UK can recruit the same kids and they are golden. Yet when KU gets a kid well the NCAA has to investigate?

    Where are the facts in your statement?



  • @JayHawkFanToo

    Year after year you see the NCAA investigate a KU recruit. Yet you don’t see a basis. Ok fair enough. Then maybe I should change my argument to why Coach recruits such suspect players, because UNC, Duke, and UK don’t have this problem.

    No you’ve corrected me. We should be focusing on coach. I mean Jesus every year we have a recruit under investigation from the NCAA. What the hell is Coach doing?



  • @mayjay

    I seriously doubt Coach Self would ever agree to anything even remotely close to what you mentioned; the truth would eventually come out and his credibility and reputation would be destroyed. I just don’t see it being feasible.


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