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    Maybe he needs to head on up to Detroit to take the test... That is pretty shameful and is yet another reason the "one and done rule" is ridiculous. College isn't meant for everybody. It wasn't for Rose.
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    Agree, but I think eligibility may be based on the sum score compared to his gpa. For example, I read he has a sum score of 64, which means he needs a gpa of 2.6 to qualify.
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    Well you know it takes two to tango, right.
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    Yes, Walker should have known better....but the educators have absolutely NO excuse.
    Every kid needs some inspiration and guidance in High School....but especially high-profile athletes.
    When those same athletes bring awards and notoriety to a school they deserve the extra attention.
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    He's in Purgatory.
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    High school athletes deserve special attention from teachers and guidance counselors because of their notoriety? You sure you want to go there?
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    "We treat athletes better because they are better people."

    -Mr. Garrison

    Seriously though, if he is doing online classes, the only thing keeping him from finishing them is him.
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    I wouldn't expect much out of one of the lowest income areas in a low performing state, but it starts way before high school and the most critical component is the home environment. If he grew up in a home with few books, where he was not read to as a pre-schooler, did not read to his parents as a first grader and didn't get encouragement and help in home work, he was doomed a long time ago. People blame high schools, but high school is often too late. If you don't get a good foundation by seventh or eight grade, it's almost impossible to catch up. Imagine how much harder it is if you spend half time away from the classroom practicing or playing basketball and traveling to AAU games.
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    True dat Strange.....that learning thingy starts in the crib.
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    Kyle Benzion ‏@kylebenzion 15m
    At the NBA Summer league, sources from the USA Today saying #UF commit Chris Walker will be ineligible. NBA D-League is an option. #Gators
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    well, son of a bitch...
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    Hopefully just speculation. Information can take an odd path sometimes, but wouldn't you assume this would hit UF beat writers who are talking to people before it'd be said by people from USAToday?

    Hope its not the case.
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    please no

    I would hope the D league is not really being considered...would rather see him use the fall semester to get eligible and join the team in the spring, for obvious reasons. Other players have done that, right? Stokes or someone else at Tennessee iirc?
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    Pure speculation
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    I wouldn't assume that about ours.
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    Of course, REM did write "UF beat writers who talk to people." That qualifier thins the herd considerably.
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    Do we have true basketball beat writers? I just assumed they covered basketball when they ran out of football stories...

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