Anaheim Ducks draft pick Kevin Roy said in an interview late Monday that his decision to decommit from Brown just a few weeks before he and his brother were set to enroll was very difficult.
"At the end of the day, I just wanted to make sure that I was going to the right place that would give me opportunities to play at the next level. It's not that I couldn't do that (by going to Brown). It's just that another place -- I don't know where yet -- can offer me maybe more stuff. It's not that Brown wasn't good enough. It's just a personal decision,'' he said.
"I know it sucks that it ended up being this way, but I did the best I could.''
Poor baby! If he doesn't know where he is going, how is he going to know when he has arrived?
Jesus, he's just now realizing that another place "can offer me maybe more stuff?" He's very articulate. "STUFF"... like what kind of "stuff"... How did this kid get into Brown anyway?
This is right up there with Cody Ferriero/Chris Bourque.
I've gone back and forth on how I feel about the whole thing. At first, yes, it is hard not to be emotional and feel double-crossed. Then after some more thought, I kept thinking "What would it be like if I were scrutinized and taken to task for every questionable decision I made when I was 18?"
It sucks. A lot. But you have to accept this situation for what it is. An 18 year-old with a lot of different people telling him a lot of different things. However, I'm not here to wave a finger and say people are being too hard on him either.
Welcome to adulthood. There are consequences from every decision you make and promise you break. Think hard before making your choices.
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FWIW, LOI's are a contract between the school (not the athletic department) and the recruit, and are only offered to be signed in conjunction with the offer of an athletic scholarship. So, the Letter of Intent (LOI) is a contract signed by the recruit that he/she commits to attend that institution for a specified academic year. In return for that commitment, the recruit will receive an athletic scholarship for a specified amount of money for that academic year. The penalty for breaking an LOI is that the student athlete has to serve one year in residence (full-time, two semesters or three quarters) at the next NLI member institution and lose one season of competition in all sports. Link.
In this instance, Brown does not offer athletic scholarships and therefore there is not a signed LOI. The student athlete is free to de-commit and attend another school and play a sport without penalty.
link that answers your question directly.
"Coaching Change: A prospective student‐athlete signs an NLI with an institution, not with a coach. If the coach leaves, the prospect is still bound by the provisions of the NLI."
Roy says Major Jr.'s not in his future ... https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/juniorhoc...hockey,wp12789
I find it very difficult to think Roy is anything but a disingenuous backstabber. I hope he doesn't go to Providence. That would be horrible to have him in the same **** city. I read somewhere that Wisconsin wanted him. That would be perfect.
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Now, he probably thought it over for a bit and explored his options, and came to the decision to decommit. Its sucks but I have to think this was probably the case. Now it would be nice if he came out and said that, but lets be serious he won't do it, and the Ducks don't want him to because it wouldn't look good if he did.
The Wisconsin thing is a pipe dream of a Badgers Blog, not a real rumor. In all likelihood he's gonna end up at UVM, Northeastern, BU or BC.
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That being said, I also find the timing of the departure and the way it was done to be distasteful. Much as I might like to see NU gain a KRoy to offset the loss of Gaudreau last year, I'm not exactly smacking my lips in anticipation.
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Both universities that you referred to have many very strong programs. Northeastern, in particular, is much stronger than it was 15 years ago. FWIW, it has been moving up steadily in the U.S. News and World beauty contest. Brown is ranked #15 (7th among Ivy League colleges). NU is #62 and UVM is #82. One might conclude that if Mr. Roy applies himself, he can get a fine education at NU or UVM. If hockey is his principal focus, he won't learn anything useful at Brown.
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