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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The New Milton High School Basketball Situation.



By Accessmilton.com

A story that has been whispered about in the shadows of Milton Georgia over the past few years has finally seen the light.

Both the Atlanta Journal and Wsbtv.com are reporting that David Boyd, who led the Milton’s boys basketball program, has resigned in light of recruiting violations resulting in "high-profile athletes transferring to form high school super teams". Additional information states that false addresses were used to justify attendance.

So what are your thoughts? Is this story much ado about nothing or is there some substance behind these allegations? Is winning the most important thing for young people today or is team participation and community representation more important?

Have your say in the comments section below.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe now we'll have a true community-based program. Kids can work their way up to the high school team, knowing their spot won't be taken by an out-of-town (or out-of-state) superstar passing through for a couple years on the way to D-1.

That will be worth more than a case full of championship trophies.

Anonymous said...

It's about time. EVERYONE knew what he was doing. He was arrogant. He did nothing for the boys in the feeder program. He was a trophy chaser, who by the way, got out-coached in the 2011 state championship game... when he had far superior talent on the court. He always defended his practice by playing the race card. The only surprise in this entire story is that the school FINALLY did the right thing. BTW I was playing hoops at Lifetime one day and started chatting with a Milton player who said to me... "I was just recruited to play at Milton this year." Who cares how many state championships Milton wins, if they have to bring in outsiders to do it, it cheapens the title... and robs Milton's own players from having the opportunity to play and compete. Hopefully the new coach will focus on developing a program, rather than recruiting one. BRAVO!

Anonymous said...

The leadership it Milton is weak at best. Too many examples to mention, but this blatant example speaks for itself. Jones is just as guilty as the coach and his involvement should be part of the investigation. Does anybody believe he didn't know until this year? What a joke and an embarrassment to the school. We visited a college campus in South Carolina and the head coach laughed at us and mentioned the basketball recruiting when we said our son went to Milton. What a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

As a community member and parent of kids at the elemetary and middle schools there, I think the ball was dropped from the beginning. This is not the first time Boyd has doen this. It is his mode of opperation. Check his track record scandle at each school in the past and especially in reagard to basketball.
Finally he claims to want to help the less fortunate. Every kid (especially) black kid that has played for him at Milton is not some charity case. I know this factually. What he and those parents were doing is teaching these kids that as long as you dont get caught and win at the end, GO FOR It. Isn't that the view behind ponzi sceem, theft, adultury, etc. Cheat to win.
Oh the poor black kids he's saving...Such Crap!!That is an insult to those black families. Guess he was the great savior..awful
For the record, i am black.

Anonymous said...

"Black kid" is so defamatory to me!!! I prefer African Americans and YES this has everything to do with a white area having issue with strong talented young African American men excelling at a brand new school built specifically for the white flight. Thank you coach Boyd for not seeing color but seeing talent.

Anonymous said...

Helicopter moms and dads upset because the little darlings can't make the team.

Anonymous said...

Can nobody give the man credit for creating an excellent basketball program? All of the success just brought more of a spotlight on the school. The success HELPED the school and attracted more people to it.

Anonymous said...

Can nobody give the man credit for creating an excellent basketball program? All of the success just brought more of a spotlight on the school. The success HELPED the school and attracted more people to it.

Anonymous said...

There is an old saying, you can be right and at the same time be dead right.

Anonymous said...

HE'S A RECRUITER... NOT A COACH. A COACH DEVELOPS PLAYERS AND DEVELOPS A PROGRAM. THIS RECRUITER JUST WENT OUT AND COLLECTED AAU TALENT TO GET HIMSELF A TROPHY. THESE KIDS ALREADY HAD SCHOLARSHIPS BEFORE BEING RECRUITED TO MILTON. HE'S ARROGANT AND HE'S GONE. LET'S HOPE THE SCHOOL HIRES A COACH THIS TIME!

Anonymous said...

Did you have a dog in this hunt?

Anonymous said...

I played on Coach Boyd's 1982 Championship team at Campbell. He was a good coach; however he changed over the years once he jumped on the AAU wagon. He could care less about helping the unprivileged kids, he just want to win at all cost. Had he recruited 1 or 2 kids I'd be ok with it, however he recruits 6-8 kids yearly and now he is bringing them in from out of state. Last years team had 8 D1 prospects or signees. Most earned before coming to Milton. Absolutely ridiculous for a North Fulton school. Boyd needs to banned from coaching forever and all his titles and records erased and all the Milton officials including the current and former AD should be banned and/or fired as well. Finally, they should not be allowed to participate in the post season this year.

Anonymous said...

We don't live in Milton, but our family loved going to the games. It was like watching a D1 college team play 5-10 miles from home for $5 per ticket so we are sorry to see Boyd go.

I'm originally from VA and was simply AMAZED at how few people attended these games, even in the playoffs. People in this state really, really don't care about basketball!!