Player says coaches using Kennedy's illness against him in recruiting


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Nearly two years ago, just months after leaving Murray State to take over as coach at Texas A&M, doctors diagnosed Billy Kennedy with Parkinson's Disease. 
Tuesday, a high school senior named Alex Robinson, a Top-50 player in the country, committed to play his college basketball at Texas A&M.
After committing, Robinson told other coaches had tried to use Kennedy's illness as a reason for Robinson not to go to A&M.  Robinson wouldn't say which coaches had used the negative recruiting tactics. 
Robinson told CBS: "If you talk to Coach Kennedy you can't even really tell that he has Parkinson's disease. And I'm not going to let something like that affect my college decision, because I know, in my heart, that he's going to be there and that he's going to be fine."
Kennedy responded to the report by text message Tuesday night. 
"My health is great," Kennedy wrote. "My future is great. Recruiting is recruiting. I'm sure someone is negative. But I can't prove it."
Kennedy is preparing for his third season with the Aggies.

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