The great thing about recruiting is there is no exact science on who is or isn't a great player. Coaches and teams often make players better. I like how Self is recruiting right now. He puts kids on the court that bust their tails and player for the name on the front of the jersey. Who really knows if Randle or Wiggins are that great. Its a gamble. We miss some, but since the whole Selby thing, I don't really buy into alot of big name recruits. I really never did, but that even made things more apparent.
We have good players here returning. Ellis, Traylor, Tharpe, Adams and White are going to be solid players. With what we are adding we are loaded with some really diverse players and talented ones at that.
We still have an excellent team for next year, no doubt. But the fact is that we ARE thin up front and we need to get a nother body up there to contribute. If that body happens to be an excellent player, that's even better. Self and the coaches will find someone. No way are they finished. Plenty of time to go.
Well, we'll see. it should be another fun year with another fun batch of players, that's for sure. I am a big Traylor fan as a person. Perhaps he will answer the call now that he will be given the opportunity to step to the next level. He's got a LOT of work to do over the summer. Considering how much he has already overcome just to be where he is now, I think he can do it. I am certainly rooting for him to do it.
The ultimate wildcards will be Lucas and Embiid. Self has talked up Lucas and seems to be pleased with his progress to date, so I am guardedly optimistic with him. And I am looking forward to seeing Embiid in person. He shot up the recruiting charts last year, so it will be fun to see why and to see just how bg a project he will be. If we get any quasi-dependable minutes out of these two next year KU will be in good shape.
And what a backcourt we will have. With Tharpe, Adams, Frankamp, Greene and Selden, we should have one of the best perimeter shooting teams we have had at KU in a long time. And we still have more schollys available. It will be exciting to see what happens in the remainder of the recruiting season.
Thinner than Kevin Young?Thin is a reference to lack of proven depth with our bigs next year.
I'm not trying to change your mind Gilded, and your opinion is no less valid than mine. I dig ditches for a living for goodness sake, and honestly I'm wrong about my analysis half of the time. I just really hop I'm right about this.no prob - we're just discussin'