Utah basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak’s supposed NCAA violation?
So far it has barely moved the meter.
Good for the NCAA. Maybe it has more sense than we thought.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Krystkowiak might have committed a secondary violation on Sunday when he mentioned prep recruit Jabari Parker during an interview on KSL-TV. The hitch is whether Parker could be considered a “recruitable” athlete. Certainly not to Utah. Parker has listed his five finalists and Utah isn’t among them.
So far there has been no indication the NCAA plans to press forward.
Krystkowiak could have been in a tough place. Coaches naturally respond to questions about talent. In this case, he was talking about a player who might end up playing for his rival, BYU. But there’s no way that could be construed to be a recruiting pitch by Krystkowiak.
Still, mum’s the word when it comes to discussing recruits.
It’s a good thing for the NCAA to watch recruiting closely. At the same time, it’s also a good thing when the governing organization shows there actually is a place for common sense.
That is an element that is missing all too often when the NCAA gets involved.