@JayHawkFanToo Semi-fiction. Spin. Half-truths. Meaning, it was not nearly as firm and as dire as you suggest. He was raw, of course. No doubt. But many players are raw, and BB IQ is a challenge. But what Self did not do, which other coaches do, which Self has done since (see DeSousa – who looked lost, etc), is give the player regular minutes, and let him play through his mistakes to reach a higher level of play. Take some lumps to get to the goal of a more complete player by March. It was just a choice not to do that because Self had a security blanket, a reliable, smart player who knew what he was doing. Self eschewed the mountain top for a trip to the hills. Lucas flailed against the better D-1 competition you refer to … see the undeniable evidence vs. Nova and then vs. Oregon in EE losses. We had no scoring down low vs. Nova when we couldn’t counter their anti-Ellis defense, and Lucas was out of his league vs. Oregon.
Somehow, this guy you defame has played 70 NBA games in two seasons, and Lucas is, well, you know.