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Are UCLA, KU safe from Pump trouble?

Updated: June 10, 2010, 11:55 AM ET
By Doug Gottlieb
Several coaches have made it very clear that, although Kansas and UCLA have secured the most "Double Pump" players -- those on traveling summer squads run by brothers David and Dana Pump -- the recent Yahoo! article that draws a conclusion that college coaches like Bill Self should be nervous over their connections to the Pumps is a reach at best.

The Pump brothers are no doubt players in the camp scene, the AAU team scene and the ticket scene, and they have one of the can't-miss events of the summer with their basketball coaching retreat that has seminars for aspiring head coaches. Despite their fingers being in so many pies, they do not have the juice to dictate where players go to school.

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