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Maybe it’s me, but few things rile me more in college basketball than sudden freshman transfers. Every case is different, yet it seems that too often touted, yet spoiled recruits wave the white flag because they’re no longer god’s gift to their coach like in high school.
UNLV’s Khem Birch whined his way out of Pitt after just ten games. In an interview with Pittsburgh sports station 93.7 KDKA-FM, he voiced his complaints:
“I felt like, just coming in as an All-American, they didn't try to embrace me or anything… I think some felt threatened.”
In college, you rely on your abilities. Not on your high school accolades. Looks like someone didn’t receive the memo.
Not to be outdone, Oregon’s Jabari Brown quit on the program after just two games. He’ll be suiting up for Missouri this season.
These two players are just a microcosm of what is wrong with college sports, where too many players are loyal to a school as long as it can provide the ideal path into a pro career. Rather than face adversity, they run from it. Too bad we still see your true colors.