Indiana Radio Announcer Accuses Kentucky of Recruiting Violation

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Dan Dakich, onec assistant to Bobby Knight and now a radio host on 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis, said some things today that has created an uproar among Kentucky fans and the family of 2014 recruit Trey Lyles.

“I got it from a source, a very good source, that they went to Kentucky,” Dakich told by phone, adding that he had no proof of the visit other than what his source told him.

“And they told me July. Now, was it Aug. 1? I have no idea. They told me July. Nobody told me anybody met with coaches. Nobody told me any of that, just said they went to Kentucky in July.”

July 6th through the 31st is considered the NCAA dead period and there is no contact allowed by coaches during that time.

Lyles’ dad was feverishly upset by the remarks.

“It is ridiculous, it is flat out ridiculous that Dakich or anybody else out there would want to start up these untrue rumor simply because a kid decided that he wanted to be recruited, that he wanted to experience what it’s like to be recruited and now people are upset so they want to start spreading lies,” Tom Lyles told by phone.

“I don’t know where Dan is geting his information. I don’t know why Dan would want to put something like that out there.”

“It’s retarded. It never, ever happened because if anybody knows me they know there’s no way in the world I would do anything to jeopardize my son’s future, and that right there would be a blatant action in jeopardizing his future. Anybody who knows me knows that that would never happen.”

He added: “It’s dumb, it’s flat out dumb.”

Dakich tried to backtrack a little bit to Adam Zagoria saying he didn’t realize it was a violation and never thought about it when he said it on the air.

You can read the entire Zagoria article here.

Sounds like this is just another example of trying to stir up the BBN and it sounds like to me there isn’t anything to worry about this hapless allegation.

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Scott Anderson
I love covering the Kentucky Wildcats and even though I can't cheer on the outside when I go to games now, I am definitely cheering on the inside. You can follow me at @SAndersonNOB on twitter.
  • Ricky Hicks

    Sounds like sour grapes to me. He hates UK as much as his idol Bob Knight! Probably jealous!

    • Anthony Vicars

      I think this IU coaching staff want to have a beef with UK. They’re really making an effort.

  • joe davenport

    I will tell you this, If that was my son and was probably going to go to Indiana anyway but wanted the feelings of a recruitment, I would have second thoughts about sending my son to a school where they are already talking g about him in a negative light.

    • Anthony Vicars

      I agree.. I think it definitely shows that he cares more about the school than any of these kids. His remarks benefit no one but himself.