It isn’t often a high school basketball player is offered the opportunity to play his college ball for a so-called major conference program, and declines.
With a monopoly on prime television slots on major cable networks, these conferences are homes to the schools young hoopers grow up watching, get to know, root for or against and ultimately hope to play for.
So when the opportunity is presented to play at a Duke, North Carolina or Kentucky, even if it’s just one offer in a pool of mid-major and small conference offers, players take it, hoping to play in front of thousands of people in the stands, millions more on TV, and scouts who aren’t going out of their way to view one particular player.
But what happens when these players think outside of themselves, and start thinking about the entire sports landscape? The power they collectively hold to change the