Quote Originally Posted by 60's Devil View Post
Wishful thinking is pathologic. We will have a pretty good team next year but we must face the facts. If Murphy were a game changer you can bet he would not have been redshirted this year. Everybody is dreaming of a new Quinn Cook......mainly because they can't imagine our future with T.T. at the point. I have been hoping for a Plumlee miracle for four years and am still waiting. There is no way to sugarcoat it. If Parker and Jefferson both go elsewhere, we will obviously be in a major recruiting slump.. . It would serve us all well to devote less time on the board discussing recruits like Shabazz only to be let down. Truth is that the heels are chuckling tonight
(I have talked to several) and McAdoo is probably chomping at the bit. Having said all this, UNC survived a drought (NIT) and so can we! I'm hopeful but not delusional. With a first round loss to Lehigh and only one recruit for next year I must quote from former Panthers coach John Fox....."It is what it is."
Quote Originally Posted by CDu View Post
A whole lot of ridiculousness in this post. I don't even know where to begin. Let's just say that I disagree with almost everything in this post.

Wow Cdu is right... sheesh. I will give it a whirl though.


"If Murphy were a game changer you can bet he would not have been redshirted this year." Murphy asked to be redshirted and it was his idea 100% because he should have been in high school and not at Duke this past year so he sat out and tried to get ready physically for next season.


"dreaming of a new Quinn Cook......mainly because they can't imagine our future with T.T." What do you mean dreaming of a new Cook? If you mean we expect him to get better like almost every player does in their second year then yes I agree we are "dreaming". He also will be a year removed from a major knee injury and will have more time to practice this summer with the team. As for TT, it's not we can't see him running the point because he certainly did ok the past year and it was his first year getting minutes. It's just he comes across as more of the hustle, energetic, fierceness you need in a team rather than a bonafide starting pg (Kind of like another Wojo)

"hoping for a Plumlee miracle for four years and am still waiting" What is it you want from Mason exactly? He has improved every year so far and had a good year last year. 11 ppg/9 rpg/2 assists/2 blocks/ 1stpg and 3 fouls per game in 28 minutes and thats not to mention he shot 57% from the floor! Not too many teams will be getting that kind of production out of their starting center. He also was not a focal point of the offense late in the year (Seth and Austin got the call most). Like I said he has improved every year so let's see what he can do next year to add on to those already solid results.

If Parker and Jefferson both go elsewhere, we will obviously be in a major recruiting slump Seriously?!?!?! Lets just start in 2009 for the sake of it since these guys will be seniors this year.

2009: #2 Center, #6 PF (won 3pt contest as well), A transfer who was the highest scoring freshmen in college, and Andre Dawkins who before he reclassified was ranked top 20 overall and considered the best shooter.

2010: This would have been a "down" recruiting year with the # 7 PF and # 24 PG but we wrapped it up with the best player in the entire class PG Kyrie Irving.

2011: Was huge as we got 5 players that play 4 different positions and all were top 100! # 1 SG, # 3 C, # 7 PG (was ranked higher till injury sidelined him for entire senior season), # 7 SF, and another SF who before he reclassified was a top 15 overall player.

2012: Is still not done but we got the # 3 SG and is considered the best shooter. I personally hope we get nobody else in this class and save it for next year but that's just me.

So our roster is currently:

PG- #7 and #24
SG- A top 20 guy and highest scoring freshmen and #3
SF- #7 and top 15 guy
PF- #6 and #7
C- #2 and #3

Not bad at all and what drought!!!! We just won it all in 2010!