Of Our recent acquisitions – Moss, Wilson, and Enaurua, I think we can be near 90% certain that they and their families asked self and staff point blank “ what is the status of KU and the NCAA inquiry? “ I truly doubt any of these players, players who easily could sign with other high tier D1 programs, would want to choose KU thinking that there was a 50% or at least significantly high probability that they will get slapped with a level one sanction. Playing in the NCAA tournament is a big big deal to any college basketball player. I highly doubt that Self’s answer to this question would have been “what ? nooooo, we good !! At least as far as we know! ( nervous chuckling )” We can be near 100% certain that the answer was a detailed point by point dare I say scripted response, Hell, they might have even had a KU attorney on Skype with them, laying out their position Carefully and clearly, that they did everything correctly, the NCAA has nothing of substance on them, and that they would never withhold any information to a player in their family, and that they are 100 percent confident That they are in the right on this.
And following this line of thinking, of our recent transfers, Moore, KJ, Grimes, does anybody thank that at least part of their decision to leave would have been a worry that KU would be punished badly? Personally I would say no.
And Braun and McBride had to have also asked self this same question as well. Again who would want to sign on with the team that has a high probability of missing The tourney or Other major sanction