- Aug 26, 2011
I respect your opinion, but on this topic I just disagree. Top 100 players today don't want to sit, they want to play. Tyler Bertram didn't get pursued because we had four other guards higher on our list, but I don't think he would have come here anyways. Occasionally you get a player that truly is infatuated with SU (Howard Washington) but the only reason he was interested is because there were only 3 guards on the roster at that time.PS--we'll never know whether Tyler Bertram would have come here, because SU didn't actively pursue him. If they had, maybe the local prospect would have come here DESPITE those guys being ahead of him. And maybe he'd be able to carve out a niche and put together a solid career even if he had to wait his turn, a la Lazarus Sims.
And Lazarus Sims played at SU 22 years ago. Times have changed and so has recruiting. Players that are good enough to play at SU don't want to be the 10th man, much less the 14th man on the roster.