Derrick Rose’s SAT skills are not quite as good as his basketball skills. To be fair, Derrick Rose clearly had no intention to became an academic or a scholar. That was obvious with his one-and-done year at Memphis. He wanted to put orange balls in a hole. Fair enough.
BUT he did use the world of academia to boost his basketball career. If he would have failed his SAT (actually he did…) he wouldn’t have been able to play for a team like Memphis. While the NBA doesn’t require you to be a genius (Ron Artest anyone?) it does require you to have a passable level of intelligence, which is one of the reasons players now must do a year in college before going to the NBA. Although I suppose they could skip out altogether and go play in Europe, but that’s lame.
SO, since Derrick Rose, the alleged SAT cheater, played for Memphis and pushed them to the national championship, he was doing so assuming that he received a qualifying score on the SAT. If he didn’t get said score, then he wouldn’t have played and who here thinks Memphis would’ve gotten as far as they did without him? Nobody with something between their ears.
Since he evidentally cheated, it’s only fair that Memphis’ appearance be stricken from the record. It’s like in those movies where the main character goes back in time and has to prevent his parents from getting killed so he can live. Something like that, anyway.
Memphis needs to stop complaining and just own up to the fact that someone f-ed up. Move on with your lives, Memphis. You’re not going to get any sympathy points here.