First and foremost, it prevents kids, who were lightly regarded during the recruiting process, chose a lower echelon programs, and then blossomed into a really good players, from being enticed away by elite programs. Without the rule, it isn't hard to imagine that a player like Boston College's Ky Bowman might be lured (via back channels) to Duke, a school which could very well use him. Inter-conference tampering can be problematic, but it is a bit easier within the organization. And, when it happens, things get ugly. I don't think the ACC has aspirations to emulate the SEC. (Or, imagine Duke or UNC getting word to Bonzie that his chances would be better at playing in a national championship game if he were going to school in North Carolina.)
Yes, it's weird to follow p our own post, but I just noticed that Johnson has now been offered by Kentucky, Michigan, So. Carolina, Florida and other very good teams. But no ACC. He'll end up with a team that knocks an ACC team out of the tournament. As well Chase Jeter.
I don't follow it very closely,either.
Link to Fox Sports story
At least in terms of what teams I enjoy saying as if their crawl abbreviation were intended to be pronounced phonetically.
Although I believe it was in different seasons.
At the time, St. Francis (PA) had a player who was deserving of a place on any all-time all-name team: Napoleon Lightning.