Originally Posted by dabvu2498
I think you make a great point regarding Cal wanting a Wiltjer or Darius Miller type player or two in every class, but that raises another semi-difficulty. He would be selling different "dreams" and expectations to kids in the same recruiting class. He's set the bar so high with sending kids to the NBA, particularly after only one year, that it might be difficult to "downgrade" to a kid not ranked quite as high and sell him on staying 2-3 (4!?!?!?) years before moving on. Would a kid want to come there for 2-3 years, knowing he'll be competing for time, every year, with other kids who are going to UK mostly to make their way to the NBA?
Thats an excellent point and to back up what you said, he does "sell" the NBA dream and I'm 90 % sure the only
reason Lamb/Jones came back was due to the lockout situation. Without that, they would more than likely have left.
All the kids next season with the exception of probably Willis, I think they expect to leave early which would put them back at square one.
With this class already done, it will be interesting to see if Cal alters his philosophy in any way in future recruiting.