- Aug 26, 2011
No one's saying we're doomed, so please save the strawman posts. We have two 4-stars (G/SF) coming in, a developmental big and the NYS scoring record-holder. We're still getting good players, although we're not competing as well for elite (or even 4-star) centers and (p) forwards as we used to (our last 5-star big was 5 years ago). That's where the issue is. We're targeting lower-rated players and falling below ACC competition for front line talent, recently even losing out to MM's. Some of us are trying to figure that out without panicking or overstating the issue (no offense).
I think this is a legitimate take. Then factor in that most anticipate JB coaching until Buddy graduates, when JB will be 76, I believe.
If the goal is to get him one more championship before he retires, well, there's 3 years left, and we didn't land any big fish in either of the last 2 classes. You need at least 1 NBA player on your roster, and preferably 2 or 3, if you really want to win a championship.
We haven't had many guys of that caliber these past few years. The ones who looked promising didn't seem to stay around long enough to really become true stars.