Elite players enjoy a No Recruiting Questions Allowed Q&A

Elite players enjoy a No Recruiting Questions Allowed Q&A

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Elite players enjoy a No Recruiting Questions Allowed Q&A

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Dennis Smith Jr. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Adidas)

Dennis Smith Jr. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Adidas)

FISHERS, Ind. – We started No Recruiting Questions Allowed April 12 at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League for one reason: Elite players kept complaining about redundant questions about their recruitment.

Same was true this weekend at the Best Choice Fieldhouse for the adidas Gauntlet.

What’s your top five? What’s your top three? What are your visit dates?

“It’s all the same,” Team Loaded forward Edrice Adebayo said. “You kinda already know what they’re gonna ask.”

To break the proverbial mold, we caught up with a handful of players subjected to said redundant questioning and came up with three questions so random and off the beaten path that it was an extremely safe bet that they had never heard them before and would likely never hear them again.

DENNIS SMITH JR., Team Loaded (N.C.), 2016, PG

What was your worst childhood punishment?

(Laughs) “My grandma whooping me with a switch!”

What hand-slap game can you secretly perform?

(Laughs) “I don’t know any hand-slap games; I’m so serious!”

What pop song are you embarrassed to admit that you know all the words to?

“I know Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus!” (Laughs)

RAWLE ALKINS, NY Rens, 2016, SF

What was your worst childhood punishment?

(Laughs) “I would probably say getting a whooping with a belt for being bad in school!”

What hand-slap game can you secretly perform?

(Laughs) “Patty Cake!”

What pop song are you embarrassed to admit that you know all the words to?

(Laughs) “Justin Bieber’s One Time; gotta have a sweet side.”

EDRICE ADEBAYO, Team Loaded (N.C.), 2016, F

What was your worst childhood punishment?

(Laughs) “Ooh one time my mama had just bought some new Jordans for me and I decided to go out in the rain and play football in them! There was no talking, she pretty much gave me a beatdown.”

What hand-slap game can you secretly perform?

(Laughs) “Man, this is crazy… OK, I know how to do Ms. Mary Mack, I can’t lie.”

What pop song are you embarrassed to admit that you know all the words to?

(Laughs) “Wow! Wow… I know that Katy Perry song California Gurls. Yeah I know that one.”

BLAKE HARRIS, Team Loaded (N.C.), 2017, PG

What was your worst childhood punishment?

A whooping!”

What hand-slap game can you secretly perform?

“Ms. Mary Mack!”

What pop song are you embarrassed to admit that you know all the words to?

“Never Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift.”

Follow Jason Jordan on Twitter: @JayJayUSATODAY

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