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Who is responsible for getting Black athletes to HBCUs: the athlete or the schools?

Mikey Williams, a top basketball prospect in the Class of 2023, says he's considering historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) if he takes his game to the next level. Many are applauding him for looking at HBCUs and are pushing more players of his caliber to consider Black institutions so they can bring more exposure to schools that benefit Black scholars. Others think these athletes should go where they have the best opportunities to succeed, many of those places happen to be predominately white schools. What do you think? 🏀🏈

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Imagine what a powerhouse HBCUs can be if elite Black athletes played for elite Black education institutions. All it takes is a few elite Black athletes to take the leap and many others will follow them. The money will follow too.

If the best high school players go to HBCUs, those institutions get more television money, merchandise sales, advertising for their school. The schools will most likely use that money to reinvest in the university, add more scholarships and build better sports facilities to get even more athletes to come. The players give more exposure to the joys of HBCUs and HBCUs give athletes the care they deserve as people, not just what they can do with a ball.

Elite Black athletes have a responsibility to revolutionize college sports. They need to attend HBCUs

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Putting the onus on teenagers to change an entire system of college sports isn't fair. The responsibility of selling these kids on an HBCU is on the schools themselves. If they want elite athletes, they need to provide some of the comforts and facilities more established schools have.

When it comes to choosing a college, athletes need to think about their needs. When a prestigious college that gets national television time comes calling offer state of the art facilities, you can't criticize them for taking that deal.

If HBCUs want elite athletes, they have to show they can help them out with national exposure and the other things other universities provide.

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