NBA's lure changes recruiting pitch

Originally Published: June 24, 2013
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

The pitch proffered in living rooms from one corner of the country to the opposite was always the same.

A college coach would waltz in through the front door with the promise of two things: the chance to play basketball and the chance to get your degree; the game in exchange for the scholarship and the promise of a college education.

The offer is still on the coffee table, but the sale has been altered.

"In general terms, you have to be ...

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