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Top schools look for players who can balance books, ball

Updated: March 16, 2009, 4:28 PM ET
By Chris Preston | Special to ESPNRISE.com

Max Paulhus Gosselin had never heard of Davidson College. No surprise there -- what teenager from Carignan, Quebec, would be familiar with a tiny liberal arts school in North Carolina?

That all changed when he met Wildcats men's basketball coach Bob McKillop. Paulhus Gosselin had visions of playing Division I college ball but knew he would have to set his sights on the so-called "mid-major" programs. Oral Roberts showed some interest. So did Ivy Leaguers Yale and Columbia, but ...

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