Bud Mackey enrolls at Atlanta high school

  • 12/09/2007 12:04 pm in

mackey12.jpgWe haven’t talked about Bud Mackey in quite a while and for good reason: He was found at school with crack-cocaine in his shoe.

The former Scott County (KY) star who was the MVP of the 2007 Kentucky state tournament has moved to Atlanta and will play for Redan High School.

The story goes that former Duke player Roshown McLeod called Mackey and asked if he’d like to move in with him. Mackey accepted that invitation according to the Georgetown News-Graphic.

“(McLeod) called me and asked if I wanted to come out here and live with him,” Mackey said. “McLeod is a mentor. He guides us in making decisions.”

McLeod is the owner of a company called Next Level Players Development.

As far as how Mackey is allowed to pack his bags and move away in the middle of the legal woes he is facing, your guess is as good as mine. I’ve heard rumblings over the past month that a deal would be worked out that would keep Mackey out of prison and he would end up at Cincinnati. Mackey told the Georgetown News-Graphic that Cincinnati is his leader and offered the following about Indiana.

Mackey said Indiana head coach Kelvin Sampson, who previously offered him a scholarship, wants him to attend a junior college before coming to IU, but the guard said he wasn’t interested in that route.

“I don’t want to do that,” Mackey said.

Mackey remains free on $10,000 bond, and no date was set Thursday for the grand jury to hear his case.

“Once all of this is over it will be a great success story,” Mackey said.

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  • ray

    so what? so long!

    i can’t believe sampson would even consider this kid.

    i wish nothing but the best for mackey, but i wish him elsewhere.

    this kind of trouble is something iu does not need. can you imagine the harping coming from some of these ITH “haters” if mackey did take the route mentioned here.

    i think its a publicity stunt on his part to make people think that what he did wasn’t all that bad. does anyone know the truth as to whether or not sampson would consider him after some time at the juco level?

  • ray

    so what? so long!

    i can’t believe sampson would even consider this kid.

    i wish nothing but the best for mackey, but i wish him elsewhere.

    this kind of trouble is something iu does not need. can you imagine the harping coming from some of these ITH “haters” if mackey did take the route mentioned here.

    i think its a publicity stunt on his part to make people think that what he did wasn’t all that bad. does anyone know the truth as to whether or not sampson would consider him after some time at the juco level?

  • ray

    so what? so long!

    i can’t believe sampson would even consider this kid.

    i wish nothing but the best for mackey, but i wish him elsewhere.

    this kind of trouble is something iu does not need. can you imagine the harping coming from some of these ITH “haters” if mackey did take the route mentioned here.

    i think its a publicity stunt on his part to make people think that what he did wasn’t all that bad. does anyone know the truth as to whether or not sampson would consider him after some time at the juco level?

  • ray

    by the way, huggins is no longer at cincy…but it seems they will continue the tradition.

  • ray

    by the way, huggins is no longer at cincy…but it seems they will continue the tradition.

  • ray

    so will cincy be obligated to offer mackey the scholarship when he comes in as a thirty-year old freshman after serving his prison term? i can’t see him getting off without at least serving some time in prison…he had possession of an illegal substance INSIDE a school (sentencing is much more harsh within so many hundred yards of a school, much less within the school). if convicted, which with the evidence i can’t see why he wouldn’t be, he won’t be on any roster for the coming years.

  • ray

    so will cincy be obligated to offer mackey the scholarship when he comes in as a thirty-year old freshman after serving his prison term? i can’t see him getting off without at least serving some time in prison…he had possession of an illegal substance INSIDE a school (sentencing is much more harsh within so many hundred yards of a school, much less within the school). if convicted, which with the evidence i can’t see why he wouldn’t be, he won’t be on any roster for the coming years.

  • ray

    if allowed to attend college and avoid prison, mackey will be another sad example of athletes getting “the slap on the wrist” due to a very corrupt society and legal system.

  • ray

    if allowed to attend college and avoid prison, mackey will be another sad example of athletes getting “the slap on the wrist” due to a very corrupt society and legal system.

  • “i can’t see him getting off without at least serving some time in prison…he had possession of an illegal substance INSIDE a school (sentencing is much more harsh within so many hundred yards of a school, much less within the school).”

    Ray,

    I think the fact that he moved to Atlanta and is apparently going to suit up as early as this week is telling of how this situation will end up.

  • “i can’t see him getting off without at least serving some time in prison…he had possession of an illegal substance INSIDE a school (sentencing is much more harsh within so many hundred yards of a school, much less within the school).”

    Ray,

    I think the fact that he moved to Atlanta and is apparently going to suit up as early as this week is telling of how this situation will end up.

  • Hoosier Hound

    I’m going to preface this by saying that I know it is a stereotype and maybe even racist remark.

    But is Atlanta really the place for a kid to go to turn his life around? I mean, if he can find trouble in Georgetown, Kentucky, what is he going to do in his spare time in Atlanta? On the trouble rankings, Atlanta, GA > Georgetown, KY by an immeasurable distance.

    I hope it’s not so, and it would be a good story if Mackey got his act together. But I wouldn’t be surprised if the next time you mention Bud Mackey, it will be because of another felony.

  • Hoosier Hound

    I’m going to preface this by saying that I know it is a stereotype and maybe even racist remark.

    But is Atlanta really the place for a kid to go to turn his life around? I mean, if he can find trouble in Georgetown, Kentucky, what is he going to do in his spare time in Atlanta? On the trouble rankings, Atlanta, GA > Georgetown, KY by an immeasurable distance.

    I hope it’s not so, and it would be a good story if Mackey got his act together. But I wouldn’t be surprised if the next time you mention Bud Mackey, it will be because of another felony.

  • Hoosier Hound

    I’m going to preface this by saying that I know it is a stereotype and maybe even racist remark.

    But is Atlanta really the place for a kid to go to turn his life around? I mean, if he can find trouble in Georgetown, Kentucky, what is he going to do in his spare time in Atlanta? On the trouble rankings, Atlanta, GA > Georgetown, KY by an immeasurable distance.

    I hope it’s not so, and it would be a good story if Mackey got his act together. But I wouldn’t be surprised if the next time you mention Bud Mackey, it will be because of another felony.

  • Schultz

    cincinnati offering a scholarship to a felon? hmmm what a suprise.

    the bearcats have been scanning the police blotter for their recruits for years.

  • Schultz

    cincinnati offering a scholarship to a felon? hmmm what a suprise.

    the bearcats have been scanning the police blotter for their recruits for years.

  • Schultz

    cincinnati offering a scholarship to a felon? hmmm what a suprise.

    the bearcats have been scanning the police blotter for their recruits for years.