Is nine years old too young to recruit?

06/21/2014 06:30 AM

The University of Miami basketball program sparked a debate in the sports world this week for recruiting nine-year-old point guard Jaden Newman.

Newman averages 14.8 points and 7.5 assists at the high school level and, according to USA Today, has already received a full recruiting package and completed a trip to campus.

Several years ago, former UK head coach Billy Gillispie also made national headlines when he began recruiting eighth grader Michael Avery. Former Wildcat Mark Krebs, who played under Gillispie at that time, says raw talent can’t be ignored.


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