Not to pile on, but what evidence do we have so far other than rankings (which are wrong a lot) that even the recruiting is what it seems to be. Not ready to give up on anyone, but I’m very concerned at this point.
For the freshmen:
I think Dinkins has shown a lot of promise and looks like he “could” grow into the role of a starting caliber PG
Fernandez, we haven’t seen enough of because for better or worse English trusts Cooper, Bailey and Saquan over him right now. Can’t really comment one way or another on him.
Same goes for Elvis, but he looks huge for a freshman and surprising nimble for his size. I’d like to see him get more runout to see what he can do because he’s exactly what we need at the 4 if he can defend, rebound, and attack the rim (but who knows he’s only really picked up garbage time).
Peter Oduro was a flyer so no grade for him.
Blake Jones might be transferring after this season. He shows intelligence on the court but has largely been useless. A good flyer but it’s not working out so far.
As for transfers:
Schwartz was great last year. We currently miss his shooting by a mile on this team. He wasn’t a fantastic defender but not as bad as Cooper has been.
Bailey has been the one bright spot in the starting five this year. We might be 1-3 without him…
Cooper has been streaky. That’s about what I can say for him. Good shooter when he’s on, a net negative when he’s not.
Ticket has all the talent in the world but maybe not the attitude to fully exploit it? He should be “the guy” here but something is stopping him.
Ojiako has been competent. I have no problem with him as our backup center.
Saquan, uh, big swing and miss on him. Thought he’d solidify the defense at least but nope.