However, I don't understand why he was not offered, or at least his talent was evaluated to be the guy he is and persued untill he got his grades in order.
The JC that you refer to is in FL, which is a lot shorter trip than Holland!
The U of MO is a very good school academically, so unless this guy had some pretty nasty character issues, then this was a very huge miss, IMHO, and falls squarely on the shoulders of SG and those that he pays for such evaluations.
Not a miss at all, couldn't have gotten him in school - simple as that. It was no mystery that Ricardo was really talented, I had him pegged for an NAIA or JUCO all the way though because it wasn't just that he wasn't a qualifier he wasn't even in the neighborhood of qualifying, in fact even after two years of JUCO he had to take a few extra classes to just slip by for Missouri to be able to take him.
So you can call it a huge miss but considering landing him has always been impossible I don't think that's a fair assessment.
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