Instead of confirming suspicions that he asked for a release from Rhode Island in May in order to sign with a more high-profile program, Arizona State incoming freshman Kyle Cain offered a different explanation for his departure.
The 6-foot-7 forward told the Arizona Republic this week that he was "happy at Rhode Island" but decided not to enroll because he suspected that coach Jim Baron wouldn't keep his job much longer.
Coach (Baron) saw he wasn't probably going to be the coach for four years. And I had committed with his son, Billy Baron. But his son ended up de-committing and going to the University of Virginia, so that showed me Coach Baron wasn't going to be there. If he's going to let his son go, then something's got to be up. I called him and just talked to him and I asked if I could get out of my letter of intent, and they let me out.
Cain didn't specify exactly why he thinks Baron's job is in jeopardy, but it's probably safe to assume he heard some of the backlashRead More »from Jim Baron's lack of job security cost Rhode Island a top recruit