Billy Gillispie wasn’t the only coach to offer an 8th grader a scholarship

I was never much of a fan and certainly am not now and this is by no means an attempt to defend ANY of his actions as basketball coach.  When news came that he was offering scholarships to 8th graders I was embarassed…for myself, for him and for the university.  But he certainly wasn’t the first to do such a thing.  I learned today that Tom Crean, head coach of at the time and now head coach at Indiana, offered current player a scholarship when he was merely an eighth grader.  Read article.