Luke Cothron fails to qualify

This was an interesting ride.

It has been announced (click here) that former NC State Basketball commitment and Top 50 national recruit, Luke Cothron, has failed to academically qualify for the upcoming season.

You probably remember that Cothron originally committed to NC State about a year ago and then de-committed during his senior year in high school (not to a lot of surprise).

It is very interesting to click here and review both the titles and the timeline of topics related to Cothron on our message boards. Additionally, you can click here for previous blog entries tagged with Luke Cothron.

We gotta give some credit where it is due…take a look at the second comment to our original announcement of Cothron’s commitment on October 9th. This is why we encourage you to check our comments and message boards all of the time. (Link)

choppack1 Says:
October 9th, 2009 at 8:59 am
Wet blanket alert: I’m going to delay whooping it up until this guy actually shows up on campus. When the talk from a respected poster brings this up, it dampens my enthusiams from what is otherwise an encouraging committment…especially after what we saw happen w/ (Lorenzo) Brown

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3 Responses to Luke Cothron fails to qualify

  1. rtpack24 08/23/2010 at 4:20 PM #

    Not surprised. Also, watched this kid play a couple of times after he committed to us and was not impressed with his overall play or attitude on the court. Has size and talent hopefully he lands in a good place. He also listens to some folks that he should not.

  2. StateFans 08/23/2010 at 4:34 PM #

    His attitude was a real problem. Not what Coach Lowe needs/needed as he tries to put his stamp on a program built on strong fundamentals. Don’t think it would have have been a good chemistry mix…and could have backfired on Sidney as he tries to set the course to a strong future.

  3. packalum44 08/24/2010 at 10:12 AM #

    ^ while i can agree there are sometimes silver linings, you still gotta take a chance on talent like this when you are us as opposed to the tier 1 schools. regardless, i’d hope the good coaches can encourage and motivate an 18 year old kid and help them grow emotionally, although admittedly there are some lost causes. even so, the worst that happens is he rides the bench for a year or two and transfers. not like we’re in a position to have a better option to offer a scholly to.

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