@Marco You said, “… fill out the rest of the roster with top 20 to 75 guys.” Your point is one that I have discussed here on multiple occasions. I think it is a good one. I firmly believe that the key is that the coach has to make a commitment to the players outside of OAD range (up to a certain level) that he will never recruit over them with a presumed OAD. Committing to avoiding the presumed OAD is the key. That is completely realistic. It’s as simple as doing it. Further, it would set a tenor for the program, it would free up a massive amount of time that was otherwise spent chasing the next Andrew Wiggins, and most of all, it would fit better with Bill Self as a coach. If a school like KU focuses on that range of recruits, I fail to see how we can’t land a nice crop each season.
@BShark I think sometimes we confuse the “fielding the best team” with pursuing presumed OADs. I firmly believe presumed OADs don’t make the best “team.”
I totally agree.
That is (prior recruiting whiffs aside) one of the things that I like most about this class, landing Braun, Enaruna and McBride. He locked those guys in, and now looks likely to also land Hampton and Wilson. Not too shabby - talent, depth, and (Hampton aside) four multi-year guys.