BCPanther wrote: 2livewu wrote:
BCPanther wrote:UNI will be fine. Probably overachieved last year because Washpun ended up being better than anybody ever dreamed he would be when he got here.
"Probably overachieved"? Everything went their way late and in every big game except the last minute of the A&M game, no doubt.
BCPanther wrote: UNI is better next year and a bitch to deal with the year after.
Ummm, why? You lose Morgan, arguably one of the best players in the history of your program and Ashton, surprise transfer that has played way above his expected ceiling, both of whom are among your 4 best athletes. Then next year you lose Friedman (no deal), Koch (big deal), Rhodes (minor deal) and Carlson (big deal). Koch and Carlson are difficult matchups for almost every team in the conference.
Assuming they're going to be "a bitch to deal with" the year after is blind homerism at best and a chemical delusional syndrome at worst. You can hope you'll be a bitch, but that's all it is, hope. Much larger chance you're everyone else's bitch.
McCloud as a junior, Haldeman as a junior, Isaiah Brown as a junior, Lohaus back, Luke McDonnell certainly has some Nate Buss in him as a 6-10 kid that can stretch the floor. Wait until you see Austin Phyfe next year, 6-9 kid that chose UNI basketball over Iowa Football and now that he's not putting on football weight can really move and has a great face up game. Not to mention the continued development of Justin Dahl, a raw 7 footer that led his class in Minnesota in rebounding.
We're in good shape talent wise...
It's just that everyone, outside of Koch, Carolson and Morgan, are freshman right now.
Really need to get the unbalance class thing under control though.
3 true freshman (1 redshirting)
4 red-shirt freshman
1 sophomore (red-shirting due to transfer but is a lights out shooter. Shot over 40% as a true freshman at North Dakota last year)
3 "true" juniors (Wyatt will get a medial for this year, which will help)
3 redshirt juniors
2 seniors (one is a grad transfer in this year)
9 players on our roster have at least 3 years left on campus.
Looking at our top scorers it is
JR - taking a medical
Yeah, this season has sucked something fierce compared to expectations. I'd say if you look at Jake's career it's safe to assume this isn't a trend. He's top 5 or 6 all time in conference history in total wins and conference wins.
UNI will be fine after this year. The recruiting talent coming in is still better than it ever has been. It just needs to be spread out over the classes better