To be a part of the "best scout team in the nation". I don't think so
Allen is a stud but it will get back to chemistry and the supporting cast. Why isnt NCAA in '12 a distinct possibility? Fred will have an excellent nucleus next yr and i suspect will do very well.
The team will be super athletic next year. If the point gaurd proves to be capable they could be very good. The NCAA tournament shouldn't be a question.
I seriously question the sanity of anybody that thought we had a shot at the NCAA this year. After all the player defections and who we had returning, I think most fans thought even the NIT was a long shot. The other coaches obviously didn't even consider that a possibility, picking us last.
Look at the 2000 team that was a whisker from the Final Four. Fizer wound up being highly ranked on the recruiting front, but that was a process that rose through his senior year. When he committed, very few knew anything about him--he even made the initial recruiting contact with Floyd--actually, via Beverly Floyd. Same with Jamaal Tinsley--however Eustachy ran across him, when he committed, the only thing to find about him was that he had a gaudy amount of assists at JC--and was a NY playground player who hadn't graduated high school. The rest of the guys were "3 star" recruits or below.
'm not going to get overly excited about next year's team yet--ask me next December. Not the least because I'm not seeing a Tinsley-type floor general. Yet.
But we'll see. Talent-wise, they may be ahead of the 2000 group. But that is most certainly a scenario yet to be played out.
Fizer went to NBA after his junior year.