Will Wade’s Relentless Recruiting Continues to Pay Off for LSU.
LSU has suspended head basketball coach Will Wade indefinitely after a transcript was released Thursday of a phone conversation intercepted by the FBI between Wade and Christian Dawkins, who is referred to as a basketball middleman.
I know now, he didn’t get enough of the piece of the pie in the deal.” As such, we and university officials have taken deliberate and purposeful steps to fairly assess and adequately address this situation.
Casey Sapio, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen Feb. 5: Missouri Tigers forward Reed Nikko (14) blocks a shot by Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena.
As Alie-cox said last year, “don’t let that baby face fool you. “.
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Bill Belichick’s praise of Wade Phillips is seen by some as something other than that.
Sports also reported that Wade and Arizona coach Sean Miller are expected to be subpoenaed in the second federal basketball corruption trial in April, and a separate wiretapped conversation between Wade and Dawkins detailed suggestive discussions of 2019 recruit Balsa Koprivica, who eventually signed with Florida State.
But LSU has now decided to say they’re “closely coordinating with the NCAA” and that “they have our full cooperation.” And the timing here has raised some questions about if this is in response to the heat the school was taking from media critics, particularly USA Today columnist Dan Wolken.
Tennessee folks, like Kentucky folks, are up in arms. It doesn’t help matters that LSU is winning, controlling its own destiny for a Southeastern Conference regular-season championship with four games remaining and holding the tiebreakers for the No. 1 seed in next month’s SEC tournament.
Wade’s recruiting tactics have drawn the scrutiny of the NCAA and the feds during his stint at LSU.
We sat there against 1-2-2 a couple times with the ball.
Prior to taking the job with Chattanooga, Wade was an assistant at Harvard under Tommy Amaker from 2007-09 and at VCU under Shaka Smart from 2009-13.
The offer would be money, unless you actually believe they’re talking about pie.
At the end of the day, we are not getting this game back so we cannot let this game beat us twice.
Arizona’s head coach ?Sean Miller and LSU’s Will Wade were informed that they will be subpoenaed during the investigation into the illegal connection between major brands and amateur athletics.
They currently have an overall record of 25-5 and sport a conference record of 15-2 which lands them at the top of the SEC.
Wade, you might recall, is in the transcript of a wire-tapped conversation talking to Dawkins about a recruit, Balsa Koprivica, a center who wound up signing with Florida State.
Jay Biggerstaff, USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen Dec. 6: Iowa State Cyclones guard Tyrese Haliburton (22) goes to the basket as Iowa Hawkeyes guard Maishe Dailey (1) defends during the first half at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Utilizing stats sites like KenPom.com and Group Stats (now Open Look Analytics), Wade and Soffiantino worked to find any little detail in the data that would give the Mocs an edge.
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Still, linking Wade’s name to the word “subpoena” does take on scandalous overtones.
The NCAA Tournament is said to be all about the moment.
That is probably the most physical team we have faced, I do not want to say this year, but in a while.
According to the report from Yahoo Sports, this stems from low-level agent runner Christian Dawkins who pleaded guilty to multiple felony fraud charges in the first corruption trial in October of 2018. In October, Wade denied that he’s ever done business with Dawkins, but Yahoo states there’s an expectation that Wade will appear on wiretaps talking about other recruits.
Safe to say, he will not be leaving LSU to take the job in Lafayette anytime soon.
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