As you might know, hip-hop whiz kid Lil' Romeo will be attending the University of Southern California next year on a basketball scholarship. This despite his, you know, not being very good at all. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the oddity of Lil Romeo's "recruitment,", and it tells you pretty much all you need to know about the future direction of college basketball.
USC coach Tim Floyd, who was famously recruited by OJ Mayo (rather than the other way around), isn't even pretending, really, that Romeo's any good.
Tim Floyd, USC's basketball coach, makes no apologies about Mr. Miller's potential to sell tickets. "We may have more 11- to 17-year-old girls in the stands than we've had in the past," he says.
Heck, even Michael Jordan's kid didn't get a scholarship from Illinois (and he can play defense, at least). We're not sure the long-term benefits of Miller's scholarship — seriously, Master P can't afford tuition? — but hey, Tim Floyd must know what he's doing, right? Success just follows that guy around.
A Hot Prospect? [Wall Street Journal]