Okay, I've finished watching Knight School, ESPN's six-episode reality show. Just as I predicted after watching the pilot, I enjoyed this series. Tyler won the roster spot on Bobby Knight's team, but only because Dustin lost his notebook and then lied about it.
As it happened, I didn't like either of the finalists -- I was rooting for Cole and Arvin, who were both eliminated on the penultimate episode.
All through the series, Knight emphasized that he wasn't necessarily looking for the best basketball player; he was looking for the person who would best follow directions and fit in with the rest of the team. (This explains why he cut Dustin for losing his notebook.)
Interestingly, Knight said this week: "I think if we were to do it again, we'd just take the best basketball player."
Look, Knight ought to have the freedom to take whomever he wants for his team. But since the whole world saw on TV that Dustin (and Arvin and Cole) was better, why aren't "Mid-Majors" lining up to beg these folks to play for them?