It all depends on who you elect to listen to any given minute:
Chicago guard Derrick Rose is a lock to attend Memphis next year.
He’s also a lock to attend Indiana because his buddy Eric Gordon is going there.
Also, he likes DePaul a lot.
Besides that, he runs a 2.2 40-yard dash, bench presses 890 pounds (rep, not max) and hits consistently from beyond the half-court line. His SAT score was 1 million.
Now, according to real, actual reporting, Derrick Rose is giving Illinois a look again. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the No. 1 point guard in the class of 2007 will be in Champaign this weekend.
What does this mean? What is the global significance?
Personally, I think it tells us for sure that the weapon North Korea tested a few weeks ago was indeed a nuclear weapon.
But let’s stick to hoops. It means that Derrick Rose doesn’t know where he’s going.
Which means that the guy at the local minimart who insists on discussing the issue with you every time you stop in for a cup of their crappy coffee doesn’t know, either. No one does.
And the ultimate lesson is that this ridiculous way of covering recruiting where kids need to name their “favorites” and then each “visit” is read into endlessly serves no purpose. None.
We’ve been hearing all along that Rose will announce his signing at a joint press conference with two Simeon teammates (who also play on his Chicago Meanstreets AAU team) that will announce for Division I teams, too.
MaybeÂ Derrick or his brother Reggie, the coach of the AAU team and the guy most often quoted aboutÂ Derrick’s recruitment, will leak an answer beforeÂ the beginning of the early signing period on Nov.Â 8th.
Maybe they won’t.
MaybeÂ everyoneÂ should stop obsessing over it.
DefinitelyÂ they won’t.Â