So you picked 7 names over the past 45 years, and Kalkbrenner is from St Louis. Not exactly a convincing argument. You also picked 3 7 footers, and 2 other post players. Height is height no matter where you were born. There just aren't many guys that tall in the world.Small school guys underperform??
You mean like Myers Leonard, Mike Tisdale, Brian Cardinal, Ethan Happ, Keita Bates-Diop, Ryan Kalbrenner, LARRY BIRD??
Always good to ask oneself before posting, is what I'm writing actually true or just an unfactual bias? Fact of the matter is there just aren't many small school players at this level.
Well I don't know the size (enrollment) of the school....but Larry Bird attend HS in French Lick, IN...Spring Valley I think is a pretty small schoolDo you have names? I've seriously been thinking of recruits that were reasonably touted out of small schools and the list I provided are the only ones I can even think of. I mean a couple more obscure names went midmajor, Carlton Fay (SIU) and Shawn Jessup (ISU), a long time ago, but as I recall they also had fabulous college careers. So who has underperformed? Matt Chastain I guess.
Being from Central Illinois does not somehow elevate the suitability of a player to play for the Illini.Losing a shooter from Bloomington is not a good look for Underwood. Especially to a school like Notre Dame who is starting over. This program needs shooters. It’s why he was given an early offer.