Football is a different matter, but in basketball a Plan A recruit every few years makes a big difference (one Royce White type every 3-4 years). Even establishing getting a couple Plan B types (that may not have offers from UMinn or Wisc) like Godfrey as a annual option would be big.
And having a kid from a HS power like Hopkins or De LaSalle on your squad, even if he isn't a star, can keep you visible to his former teammates and conference opponents to a lesser extent.
"There are five real good recruits in the state. We got three of them. One couldn’t get into school, and the other went to (the University of) Iowa...which is about the same thing." - Coach Johnny Orr
Now that I think about it, I'm glad we didn't play in the CBI or one of those other tournaments. Fred & his coaches need this time right now to observe the ncaa tournament & do all they can to improve our defensive tactics for next year's team. I have no doubts about our talent & offensive strategies moving in to next year, if we can take a big step forward on defense we can be a great team.
Yah, I can agree with this. In football you always want a bowl game no matter where it is just because of the extra practices. In basketball, there isn't the amount of downtime after the season before you can practice. In our current situation, I don't see where any more games would have helped anyways. In past years where we have a lot of young players that aren't redshirting it could help. The nucleus of our team will not be here next year so other than Godfrey, Railey, and Ejim getting more games there really isn't much of a benefit.
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