- Aug 27, 2011
Every program swings and misses on recruits. It's unavoidable and baked into the process.Yeah, I agree with your point about the motivation for SWC to post this, to be informative.
But I read this and it's nothing but an indictment on our coaches.
I'll use a baseball analogy. For years, from a recruiting standpoint, SU was a major market program. Like the Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox, Cubs, etc. we could miss on a kid, but had the resources to overcome it, because there was always someone better waiting in the wings. These days it feels like we're a smaller market MLB team -- the margin is thinner, because when we miss it's more harmful, there often isn't anyone better who can step in.
In the case of the guard position, we are fortunate to have Kadary and Buddy now -- although a couple years ago the miss on Carey was fairly catastrophic.
We have this argument on the football board all the time. Yes, 3 star kids can develop into all-conference players, no doubt. But it's hard to build a consistent winner with 3 star kids in a P5 conference. Give me a slew of 5 stars, and even if some flame out, enough will hit that the team will be very good.
Bottom line, SU's hoops recruiting needs to get better and deeper.