Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

New York Story Blasts MU Basketball Recruiting Tactics

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

New York Story Blasts MU Basketball Recruiting Tactics

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Missouri made a big splash last spring with its basketball recruiting, but count the New York Post's Phil Mushnick among those who are unimpressed.

In fact he takes it a lot deeper in a recent lengthy column detailing some of the ills of the sports world, questioning Mizzou's ethics.

He writes, in part:

"This big college basketball scandal with Adidas payola money, the FBI sting that made big news and still does? But influence peddling flat-out payola to land the best 'student-athletes' occurs, unhidden, in plain sight.

"In April, Missouri signed the nation's No. 1 high school recruit, 6-foot-10 swingman Michael Porter Jr. ... Why Missouri? Funny you should ask.

"The school hired his father as an assistant coach. And unless Porter Sr. is working for free, how can any logical human or shrub not conclude Missouri paid off Senior to deliver Junior? …

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