ESPN.com's Andy Katz chronicled the many ways in which LeBron James has helped Akron's basketball program.
The James Effect was not a factor in recruiting Zeke Marshall, but it has given Keith Dambrot an open door for other guys who otherwise have little business with MAC teams.
The Chaz Russell story I quoted from a few days ago is outdated.
I thought it was from June 2008 not June 2007. (That's what you get, I suppose, when you blog during class.)
Therefore, Akron probably still has a chance on him. I will find out more in a couple weeks.