Every now and then, when the situation is on the verge of going one way, the young man throws a curve. Here are some curveballs from the Class of 2006.
|The surprise wasn't that he picked Boston College but the timing caught everyone off guard. Spears called Scout.com to inform us of his choice while traveling back from B.C. Charlotte, Virginia, Marquette and St. John's were disappointed by the timing.|
|Alabama did everything right and Mark Gottfried only missed one of his games during the entire spring/summer. Florida was all over him too. BUT, Kentucky's last minute move was swift and lethal.|
|Most of the time its the pick that catches everyone off guard. In Crews' case, he dropped the bomb when Tennessee made the final four cut and some other schools expecting to survive the trim were left out. Once the Vols survived the cut it was over.|
|He caught the recruiting world by surprise when days before the early signing period he pulled a switcheroo and left St. John's in a pickle. For a Connecticut native to pick the in-state school is no surprise. The last minute change of heart was one of the stories of the year.|
|It took 4 phone calls confirming his commitment before we actually believed it. Why? Because we thought UNC was 4th on the list and Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Duke were probably thinking the same thing. This one had them talking for weeks!|