What I said was that men's basketball consistently ranks among the lowest when compared to other sports. I did not say that it is always the lowest everywhere or that it is always the lowest at GW. Mason's APR rank this year happens to be an eception to the rule.
MSC, you just have all of the answers don't you. The red flag surrounding Beatty was attitudinal and as it would turn out, behavioral. I don't recall any red flag during his recruitment regarding academics. Same for Cheyene; in fact, other than his being unhappy over playing in what he felt was an overly structured offense at Clemson, I don't recall any red flags, certainly none that could be considered academic-related. But I know it's very easy for you to blame Hobbs for taking such huge academic risks after the fact.
Just for fun, why don't you tell me if any of this year's incoming freshmen are academic risks? That way, if they don't pan out, you can always say that you blamed Hobbs for bringing them here before any or all are dismissed.