FQ, I am reading most of this with detached and utter amusement, but your last point is absolutely correct. This just makes the point that--while it is entertaining to read the posts of many of our friends here--they don't understand enough about the goings-on of a team and results to get what's happening here. I do enjoy the nearly comic book level of concern here.
OK we are left with a complete returning starting 5--including 3 decent ball handlers who have the off-season to perfect what they need for next season. We have a returning senior/grad for his final season in Armwood who tore up K-State and several other teams but did have problems against a few bigs. Overall, Armwood WAY exceeded anything that I expected and a third of those who gave him trouble are gone-at least.
We have Larsen who did so much more than I expected and had a very wide skill set. If he is known for his end-game travel at a key point--at the end of the day that just shows how much he had become a complete player and a part of the attack and clear. Put me way into the Joe and Kethan camp. As freshmen--with little help to lean on, they did fine. Next year will be their big step up--that I am sure.
Garino is way good and we don't even have a sense as to how much he can do on offense with another full year with the training staff and assuming a good recovery. If he shows even half the guts on his recovery and development in the off season as he did gutting it out as we played out the string, it is all good.
Again amidst the aligator tears here, we have recruited two of the best sharp shooters in the nation who have much fuller games than otherwise expected by many here. AND we have spots open. What are there? 200 300 or 400 kids looking to transfer? Are there 100 post grads looking for a chance ??? Are we ready for a super athlete without a ton of other bball skills? I don't know but this isn't a BAD situation.
PLUS if your downside is that you have Mikic and Kopriva back in the weight room for another 5 months with their little buddy White--working on getting to another level and working on their game -- just find me one more body to scrimmage and you have a very good team. Find me a guard and a forward.
FQ in a world where all we know about recruiting comes from the side of the player and their little world of web shit, this is "CRAZY, I TELL YOU, CRAZY!" -- Hey. I left off Paris who I think will be better defensively next season and much stronger. We all SHOULD have seen his very compitent Offensive game. I probably will have to just tune out this crap until BBall season starts again. It is way to easy to sit around spending countless hours calling each other a bunch of fucking morons. I will resist participating in lieu of starting my new food business
PS I really support rocket's position that we all wish eveyrone leaving GW the best next year and the rest of their lives. I hope that Lasan and David get a fun year in with a great program and find a way to stay ahead of the game on the education front. We all run into situations where we have to turn the leaf and this is a good thing--we all learn as we get older that often we are as much a part of that requirement as others.