from Mark Lewis Hoopgurlz writer at www.espn.com:
It’s time for Bill Gates and the boys to have a sit down with the dictionary folks at Merriam-Webster and American Heritage. Every time I type the word decommitment, the spell check in Microsoft Word tells me that I’ve misspelled it and offers no alternative or replacement. Several online sites agree there’s no such word and others define it as “dropping or turning away from a prior commitment.” No matter, whether it’s a word or not, it certainly is an action, and we’re seeing more and more of it in the recruiting environment of women’s basketball.
Decommitment is nothing new in our sport, and it’s virtually an everyday occurrence in men’s basketball. The real issue for us is the escalation in the number of recruits reneging on their commitments and the casual attitude that now seems to surround the decision-making process. The fact that it’s commonplace on the men’s side alone should tell you that it’s a problem. There are a lot of areas of their game we may want to emulate or strive to reach, but recruiting really shouldn’t be one of them.
To read all and there is a lot more important information on this topic, from Mark Lewis at HoopGurlz CLICK HERE…..