You might want to read tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal. The article is on participation and why it is declining across the nation. One surprising statistic is that it has declined 38% in Texas over the last 20 years. Lots of reasons given. I’ll summarize later. I certainly am aware that the top programs are better and best players are migrating there. But 38% is shocking. Basketball is the hardest sport to play well and lots of girls choose soccer, volleyball, track, etc. for that reason. College woman’s basketball has never been better or more popular but the decline in participating is troubling. My granddaughter is 13 and she played basketball, soccer but chose to play volleyball full time. So I got to see up close why basketball failed with her. I coached her team the first year. Her dad the next two years. So it wasn’t for lack of exposure or trying. It’s just I love basketball and hate to see it decline.