Originally Posted by Gaddabout
The thing about basketball is you only need to land two or three high quality players (not superstars) to give a program some steam. Especially guards. If you get great guard play from the starters and the bench, you always have a shot at going to the NCAA tournament.
So I guess Sendek doesn't mind whiffing on a lot of these guys right now, and he always seems to have a back up plan.
Stover is the perfect recruit because he's a good student, and he's not some kid like Sidney that has no interest in college he's got no delusions at the moment that he'll be a lottery pick after 1 year in college.
Pretty much everyone in the Pac 10 is on him, Cal, Stanford etc, for that reason he's got the size and athletic ability to eventually be a pretty good player but it'll probably take him 4 years of college to get that talent out.
You have to get kids like that mixed in with kids like Harden.
Forgot to add, the beauty of a kid like Stover is he's not good enough now to scare off other recruits later.