Murphy's development, along with the development of a playmaking guard (whether it be Curry, Sulaimon, Cook, or Thornton) will be critical in our team's success.
We still have pretty decent depth everywhere except SF. We have 4 bigs with at least a year's experience in the system (3 of them with 2+ years of playing experience), 2 PG with experience, one combo guard with 4 years of experience and one with quite a high school pedigree, and a SF with a year's experience in the system. And possibly a senior SG/SF with great shooting touch and athleticism. That's about as deep as we're going to get as a team, though not the most versatile group. But unless some drastic injuries occur, we'll be fine in terms of depth.
He would be one to help bang around Murphy in practice and get him ready.
It's May 3. School starts in just a couple of short months. I don't understand what information Amile could still be seeking that he doesn't already have. Declarations for the NBA are in. All the high school players whose commitments could reasonably affect Amile's choice, have made their decisions. What does he need to know in order to make his decision, that he doesn't already know? Son, you gotta make a call here.
To your other point, here are factors that could still affect his decision (no, do not take them seriously):
- Calipari leaving for the NBA
- Dawkins making a final decision on whether to redshirt
- Players from other programs deciding to transfer
- Decisions from the handful of other uncommitted players in his class
- Wiggins reclassifying to 2013 (which could affect playing time next year)
- The NBA draft lottery (to determine which teams get what picks), which will affect the entire NBA landscape next season and could have indirect repercussions
- alignment of the planets
- the apocalypse
We don't know, and frankly shouldn't be telling anyone what they should and shouldn't do. It pretty much seems that he needs to make his decision before classes start in the fall. That's about it.
I understand that this is frustrating to us fans, especially this year when everyone would really like to add another recruit, but other extremely viable options have begun competing for Amile's services relatively recently, and it is clear that he feels the need to consider strongly. Due to this fact in particular, I completely understand his desire to take his time. While I do believe he's having trouble making up his mind, I really doubt he's stringing people along to try and gain attention. If he is, then he's not the guy a lot of us think him to be, but for me, taking some extra time isn't really hurting anything other than our patience.
I still say that much of this is over thinking the situation. Sure you are choosing a school, but after you have the basics about the university, seen the facilities, met the coaching staffs, yada, yada, yada what else do you need to know? Pick the one that feels right, and if they all feel right pick the one your mom likes or is closer to home or the farthest from home or has the best looking co-eds.
Paralysis by analysis.... will I get more PT at Duke or NCSU? What if so and so reshirts, maybe Billy Bob will transfer, what if, what if, what if.... If you are good enough and work hard you'll get on the court... I mean if you really are that worried about PT then go to a mid major and start for 4 years.
Hey it's the kids decision, not mine or anyone else's so my opinion on it doesn't mean squat, but I do worry about indecisiveness....