Originally Posted by WVRed
Recruiting could really get interesting if this team continues to regress. I know the NBA drafts on talent alone, but Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress both would be better off coming back for a second year..
I agree totally with NBA drafting on talent or potential alone.
People say Cal hates the one and done. He always seems proud of saying he had x amount of players drafted. Whether he likes it or not, some of these kids are leaving and clearly not ready.
Yesterday, Doron Lamb got sent to the D-League. If I am not mistaken, Jones has been there this year as well and Teague was rumored on his way.
I am not saying these kids would be a world better for coming back another year or two but they say, you play for the "second" NBA contract and not the first and some (other than the Davis' and MKG's) may not get the second one.
As far as this year's group, Goodwin does not impress me much at all. Seems to get most of his points on getting fouled. Rest of time, he is either falling on court or losing the ball. Poythress has been discussed so if he gets drafted, someone sees something I am not seeing.
Noel....he is improving greatly and I can see someone going for this kid with a top pick.
WCS...is showing real potential but still I feel would benefit from a sophmore season.
One more thing on the going PRO....I wonder if some of these kids feel pressured (maybe within self and by others) to keep up the UK to the Pro's after 1 year type thing that is going on.