The McD players are more likely to be at big name programs. Big name programs are more likely to have underclassmen. The mid tier programs are more likely to have upperclassmen. That IMO helps with the talent gap.
There are 0.0 McDs in the F4, but there are EIGHT 5th year guys.
Maybe not. But, what prompts an opposing coach to go into the locker room to congratulate them when there is a postgame handshake line and a press conference where he can do that. There are other avenues to do that than interrupt their celebration to convey his message. There had to be something in his head that told him it was important that they hear it directly from him.
It just strikes me as a self-important maneuver even if he didn't consciously think of it that way.
The Final Four consists of a 4 seed, two 5 seeds and a 9 seed. UConn comes closest to being a blue blood. (Gage...). There are a lot of good players on these teams. A few may be able use this as a audition for the NBA, but are there any 1-n-dones? 5 star freshman recruits? Even 4 star freshman who over proformed? I guess my point is that we want SU to get 5* recruits or top 50 recruits but did these teams show that it's not imperative to do so. What does a review of SU recruits show? Benny has under performed. Judah more or less what was expected but what about the others? Yes higher ranking is only an indication of what can be expected and maybe increases the probability but it isn't a guarantee. And no I am not suggesting only pursuing 3* recruits just opening a discussion.