Originally Posted by sycasey
I think the hope is that with this kind of approach, you'll land some stud players anyway, or someone will develop into one. And then you'll have the foundation to go a long way with them. As in, you don't go up there swinging for the fences, just trying to reach base, but sometimes you connect for a home run anyway.
If you build a solid program and get known for winning your chances of landing top players increases. If you don't build entirely around guys who think they're only here for a year, you end up with much better teams.
I'm hoping the NBA either drops its age limit entirely or goes the baseball route - you can go in the draft as a high school grad or as a college junior. It would be much better for the college game and scumbags like Calipari would actually have to figure out how to build a team and coach it.