The Most Manipulative Figures in College Basketball

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The Most Manipulative Figures in College Basketball
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College basketball should be one of the more innocent arenas in sports.

The players are not paid, they can choose to stay in school for up to four years and, for the most part, they play out their entire careers with the same teammates and coach. 

But college basketball is not as blameless and tame as it is made out to be. 

Under the surface, there are countless individuals and institutions scheming to get that one edge.

Recruiting players is no easy task. Coaches are engaged in a fierce battle for the commitment of that one special kid who could turn a team’s fate around for the better.

It makes sense, then, that these coaches and their schools would stop at nothing to win the acceptance of their favorite players. 

But the underbelly of college basketball goes well beyond just coaches. There are companies, kids and outside influences who all conspire to find “the next big thing.”

So who is the worst of the worst? Read on to find out.

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