By Joe Henricksen
I opened my Time magazine this week to find yet another article on the hot topic in basketball recruiting:
courting eighth-graders. East Aurora's Ryan Boatright was the featured athlete in the story, with
two full-page pictures of the 138-pound 14-year-old in this national magazine. When the Boatright-to-
USC commitment was announced last June, more than two months prior to even taking a high
school class, I looked at it as a sign of the times. Heck, it wasn't that bad, Arizona offered
Matt Carlino of Scottsdale, Ariz. two years ago when he was just in 7th grade.