Why do you think a 70 year-old basketball coach would want to have the season delayed? I think it’s obvious. Is he going to be coaching from his office?
Is Trey Murphy, III going to play this year? If no one knows, then how did we get to having the season starting tomorrow and it’s still not resolved?
JPJ was supposed to hopefully enable us to stop the top high school players from leaving the state. It hasn’t. But, it’s enabled us to get some good players and prospects from the state of NC.
Is it correct to say that the top 3 big-time prospects in Virginia, all turned us down, and are going to be playing for Duke this year? However, we’re possibly going to have two players from Durham, NC playing for us. Two NBA prospects. And we have 2 other players with great potential from the state of North Carolina.
One of the three players from Virginia, Mark Williams, 7-0 center, his father, a physician, lived in Charlottesville for a year back around 2000, as he trained at the UVa Hospital…
It appears to me that Trevor Keels, is waiting to see who leaves Duke after this year, before he commits there anyway.
In the last interview I saw online of Efton Reid, III, he never even mentioned UVa as a school he was considering. He did say that he wanted to know what each school’s basketball program could do for him, instead of just how badly they wanted him. He was impressed with N.C. State, because they would not make him play center, and instead, would play him at forward. His mother may be a big fan of Georgetown. Maybe.
What did UVa do wrong in the recruitment of Keels and Reid? Is there any indication that our undeserved reputation of being a slow-paced, work the shot clock down style of offense, is hurting recruiting? Maybe we assume that the UVa coaching staff wanted these players, when in fact they were lukewarm on them, and prefer other prospects, such as high-quality transfers?
Is there any chance that players are impressed with the possibility of making a living in the NBA, and that they don’t even care about Final Fours or national championships any more? Are Final Fours and national championships for the fans, and the players don’t care about that during recruiting?
Hey, if you’re a blue-chip high school basketball player, UVa coach Tony Bennett PLAYED in the NBA for 2 years. He knows what it takes to get there. How many years did Coach K, Roy Williams, John Calipari play in the NBA? 0.