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seacatfan
01-20-2018, 04:23 PM
They just got Zion Williamson. They already have Barrett and Reddish. You have got to be kidding me. Calipari is probably wondering what happened to the good ol' days when he got every recruit he wanted. Now Duke gets them all. Another chance for K to underachieve with a bunch of future 1st round NBA draft picks.

TexasZagFan
01-20-2018, 04:50 PM
They just got Zion Williamson. They already have Barrett and Reddish. You have got to be kidding me. Calipari is probably wondering what happened to the good ol' days when he got every recruit he wanted. Now Duke gets them all. Another chance for K to underachieve with a bunch of future 1st round NBA draft picks.

IIRC, the Fab Five never won a championship. Sure, Duke will be a preseason #1, but there’s will be a few teams out there that will take them down.

With teams like Duke, it’s all about the destination, not the journey.

seacatfan
01-20-2018, 04:57 PM
IIRC, the Fab Five never won a championship. Sure, Duke will be a preseason #1, but thereís will be a few teams out there that will take them down.

With teams like Duke, itís all about the destination, not the journey.

Fab 5 were runner ups 2 years in a row (or not, according to the NCAA, since they wiped the records of that whole group).

It certainly doesn't guarantee Duke anything. Only 2 teams have won a Championship w/ 1 and done laden teams (Kentucky once and Duke once), but it's still mind boggling to see a team get commits from 1, 2, 3. Plus #10.

23dpg
01-20-2018, 05:52 PM
IIRC, the Fab Five never won a championship. Sure, Duke will be a preseason #1, but there’s will be a few teams out there that will take them down.

With teams like Duke, it’s all about the destination, not the journey.

The fab 5 were the first of the mega re ruining class. But they weren’t rated this highly. As I recall, Webber was #1, Rose and Howard top 10. The other 2 were lower rated.

23dpg
01-20-2018, 05:55 PM
Chris Webber was the number 1 overall recruit, Juwan Howard number 4, Jalen Rose number 9, Jimmy King number 11 , and Ray Jackson number 46.

ZagMan in Philly
01-20-2018, 05:55 PM
Unreal. Zags may face them next season in Maui.

willandi
01-20-2018, 05:59 PM
Unreal. Zags may face them next season in Maui.

It would be a good win for the Zags.

TexasZagFan
01-20-2018, 06:44 PM
It would be a good win for the Zags.

Agreed. I like our chances.

RenoZag
01-20-2018, 06:55 PM
It would be a good win for the Zags.

It would be a minor miracle

CDC84
01-26-2018, 11:47 AM
As MD says at TSN, this issue is being way overhyped.

http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/news/zion-williamson-decision-announcement-duke-basketball-2018-recruiting-rj-barrett-cam-reddish/4n8a7dhf0iub1raxko3hnkmbd

Why?

Well two reasons:

The greatest recruiting class of all time was Lew Alcindor (and whomever).

The greatest Duke class of all time was Christian Laettner (and whomever).

Team recruiting class ratings are one of the most worthless activities in all of college basketball. A team could get the number one player (like Lew Alcindor), and his impact could be greater than the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th ranked players combined.


......the objective is not to be the happiest person on signing day. It’s to win as many championships as possible with the players assembled. In the one-and-done era, the most possible is one.


Getting that done, though, not as easy as 1-2-3.

Many will refuse to understand winning the NCAA Tournament is a colossal challenge even if your roster is a mock drafter’s dream. They will ignore, as well, that building the best team is a function of more than simply measuring a team’s recruiting rankings.

We are seeing now the work coach Mike Krzyzewski is having to do in assembling an elite team from Nos. 1, 5, 7 and 14, the effort that is going into trying to build a defense that is not periodically singed for 80-plus points. We saw last year what a challenge it was to build a cohesive unit from Nos. 2, 4, 11 and 14, even with a number of veterans remaining to complement the frosh.

Throughout John Calipari’s tenure at Kentucky, he consistently has signed glittering recruiting classes filled with future NBA stars: John Wall, Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker. Those players have taken him to four Final Fours, two NCAA championship games and one national title since 2009. His detractors say: not enough, given the talent assembled on those teams.