Caron was before 247 so couldn't check on that but added Drummond to the 2011 class and they ended up at #11Then you have to factor in guys like Drummond and Caron who had absurd rankings because Drummond enrolled early and Caron was a 5th year. Drummond was the #2 recruit after Anthony Davis and Caron was like #5. I remember Donyell's class being #2 in the nation.
I reread it and did notice the "even though" in the first sentence so that can be interpreted as giving coach credit in spite of obstacles and in spite of not yet achieving the accomplishments of not yet qualifying for the tournament.I’m 99.99999% sure he meant this as optimism. Basically, DH has accomplished all these things despite the fact that he can’t pitch making the tourney at UConn, etc.
247 gives a lot more weight to bigger classes- a class score of 60.99 would have ranked:It’s ranked 4th now but will probably drop back to the 8-10 range I would guess.
2004 class had to be top ten with Rudy Gay & AJ Price, it was small but with 2 top 20 players, it had to be high ranked. I think Antonio Kellogg was also a top 100 kid.
Also, the 2006 Jerome Dyson, Stanley Robinson, Curtis Kelly, Doug Wiggins, Hasheem Thabeet class had to be high ranked.
I remember Caron’s recruiting. He was un ranked bc he was PG but the stories were amazing. He was my favorite recruit and favorite player.Then you have to factor in guys like Drummond and Caron who had absurd rankings because Drummond enrolled early and Caron was a 5th year. Drummond was the #2 recruit after Anthony Davis and Caron was like #5. I remember Donyell's class being #2 in the nation.
Should’ve done a “yes and” there, Improviser...Please try to be an optimist.
Nothing wrong with projecting success based on highly regarded recruits, and hopefully, future on campus sports. How many other schools have or are allowed to have, recruits on campus now for recruiting?
Though he hasn't yet made the tourney, remember he might have made at least the building block NIT, had last season continued.
Would you have deprecated Jim Calhoun's recruiting improvements in his earlier years?
We will have to see how things wash out. Would you have preferred 2 star recruits to test out hypothetically Hurley's coaching skills in this upcoming season if it does occur?
Everybody is sour grapes about Covid 19. I would have loved to go back to the beach club I had belonged to since I was a kid. I did not think it worth the risk in a potentially highly populated environment especially since I am in a high risk age group.
Enough things to be bitter about. Coach has worked hard in recruiting and in selling himself and the program.
That is all he can do.
We can try to realistically cope with what we feel comfortable doing or not doing.
No lumps of coal just yet, please.