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In keeping with the Roy Williams thread below, it struck me yesterday about if the crazy UK fanbase might ever tire of the Cal one and done recruiting method. Last year and this year highlight the pros and cons of this approach. Obviously they won it all last year, and now it is very likely they won't even make the Dance this year.
Let's say they make a run next year , maybe even to FF, but don't bring home the trophy. Then they experience another mass exodus, leading to a lean, NIT year in 2015.
Will the natives get restless? Do those highs outweigh the lows? How often would he need to deliver the trophy in order to offset the Valleys that seen to be a natural part of his method?
Are a lot of his players this year expected to still make the jump? Obviously Noel will, but what about the other guys? If the team tanks it the rest of the season it could be that several of those guys come back.
probably would get restless...however that is unfortunately what CBB has become in most places...there are fewer and fewer schools that field teams with Jr's and Sr's as staples. Coach K somehow manages to get a blend year in and out and I believe that is the best recipe for continual and consistent performance...putting all your marbles in the hands of frosh is going to hurt you more often than help you in the majority of cases IMO.
"You don't always get what you want, but you always get what you deserve"
Noel is gone and I assume a couple other will too. I'd guess poythress and Goodwin.
The dilemma that CHC faces is that his recruiting pitch to these kids centers on them being one and done. So that's what most of them expect to do regardless of what reality suggests is the wise move. Furthermore, UK has a huge class loaded up with McDs AAs for next year. Cal has to have several kids leave in order to give PT, much less a roster spot, for the next batch.
There's no doubt they will always be super talented. And the top end reward is huge. But it's certainly a delicate balance that does have it's pitfalls
This post was edited by Bama_Lefty 17 months ago
bad news for everybody else is probably at least 1 or 2 of these guys will be coming back...throw in another insane class and they will be right back at the top again next year
I was wondering the same thing, because they once again sign 4 or 5 top high school recruits. My question is how would the numbers work out if Noel is only one to go, and with his injury, is he assured to go? Seems to me the numbers wouldnt work as far as available schollys
Im big UK basketball fan. I follow their bb board like bama football boards. Raised by grandads that were big bama football and uk fans. Anyway this year is the exception not last year. They will loose noel and maybe one other significant contributer and couple of seniors. A couple others will b seniors and dont contribute or play and will probably leave like (some of our football players). They have 4 five stars and a 4 star coming n to go with other returning 4-6 who play a lot, so they will b loaded next year and after. Like at UA, players want to compete against the best and have great fans, and play for coach that developes them and has proven record to get them to NBA.
this is probably the most sensible post in the thread...while I completely agree with it, what do you think about the question posed in the original post ??
"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." -Coach Bryant
My take is based on a feeling that will change the landscape of basketball again, but I may be way off base here. Here it goes. i think the on court product is in a continuous tailspin. There is more and more talking heads bringing the one and done issue up agin and how its harming the game. I know the NBA is main issue behind this but I see a change coming within the next 2-3 years. I see you go pro out of highschool or come to college and minimum 2 year stay or more. Again I could completely be wrong about how it turns out, but thats just my opinion. If that happens then a lot will change across the landscape, but for UK, I think the fans their are alot like here. If you say we would be in the running every other year or two and win it every couple 2-4 years, who wouldnt be happy. Their the 1 of 4 programs that will always get talent like us because of their name and other things listed in earlier post. Just like here, you will always have your fans that will go crazy, but for the most part if your team is competing for the title and wins it every couple of years, I as a fan could deal with that as long as it is done with class and hard work.
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