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    Default Gonzaga has a Reclassified Player (and it's not who or what you think)

    An interesting article about "classifying down," a practice that is yet one more example of how competitive parents are working the system:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...=.aec60196c4c0
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    Alright SLO, you got me to read the article. It was interesting, but the kid goes to Gonzaga College High School, and he has no connection to our Gonzaga.
    It's peanut butter jelly time!

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    You see that in football quite a bit.
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotoriousZ View Post
    Alright SLO, you got me to read the article. It was interesting, but the kid goes to Gonzaga College High School, and he has no connection to our Gonzaga.
    SLOZag
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    You see that in football quite a bit.
    This is very common, particularly at the competitive high school level where football is big business in many areas. I know that TZF has been railing against this practice in his area for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotoriousZ View Post
    Alright SLO, you got me to read the article. It was interesting, but the kid goes to Gonzaga College High School, and he has no connection to our Gonzaga.
    Which is not even Gonzaga University's Prep school, but a prep school in DC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webspinnre View Post
    This is very common, particularly at the competitive high school level where football is big business in many areas. I know that TZF has been railing against this practice in his area for years.
    Yeah, it is rampant in Texas.
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

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    TZF has chimed in on this more than once.
    This post is for March Madness seeding purposes only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zagdontzig View Post
    Which is not even Gonzaga University's Prep school, but a prep school in DC.
    Is that one pronounced "Gone-zawg-ah" - I think it is, if one asks the locals.


    It's a highly respected school.
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