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"They hung a 17-year-old kid out to dry all season as far as other schools being able to recruit him," he said. "I was never worried about Marvin because I knew he would land on his feet somewhere else. But I hate that (Ball State) does business like this.
"My brother, David (a DePaul assistant coach), told me that this kind of thing is really frowned upon in college basketball. I would also tell any of my high school coaching colleagues to beware when Ball State comes into your gym because of what I've seen with Marvin Jordan."
A few days after denying Jordan, Ball State signed another guard, Tyrae Robinson of Gary, Ind., to fill the scholarship opening.
"If they had another kid they liked better, don't say Marvin was denied admission," Booth said. "Tell us straight up."
Taylor declined to partake in a verbal joust with Booth, though he voiced his frustration with the article and its potential impact on his recruiting in Illinois.
"I was disappointed," Taylor said. "It's a state that's important to us in our recruiting efforts. Obviously Indiana has been the core of our recruiting efforts, but you don't really want those things to be said about you and your program."