Opinion: From Thoroughbred to Nag, SMU Runs Amuck
Anyone who has been around recruiting for football and basketball know how cutthroat that business can be. Showering prospects with calls, texts, & letters; adoring tweets and orchestrated campus tours with attractive coeds; and lavish praise from coaches. Plus, pressure from the boosters, fans, and administration. Then, there is the "under the table stuff". With nearly 350 D1 basketball programs, the difference between a two star recruit and a three star recruit is often the difference between following the rules or violating the rules.
The SMU basketball turn-around miracle, led by Larry Brown, is a illusion created by a program that was willing to win at all costs.
See the link below for Dick Vitale's take: