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Sounds like an honest, up-front approach.

The reality is, the upperclassmen (Schwartz, Walton) haven't developed into the kind of players we hoped they'd be. Playing the younger guys, and announcing it early, which gives them a chance to decide, sounds very fair to me.

It also sends a message to the younger guys: Work hard, develop, and become a key contributor. Take nothing for granted. Talented guys want to take your place.

I'm a bit disappointed in the same approach with Horne as was taken with Schwartz and Walton. Feels like we could've gotten really important minutes out of him down low next year. As it is, we really only have Battey as an upperclassman returning. Unless one-two of these young guys can stay on the floor for long stretches, that could be our weak spot next year. And yes I get that we have Walker, Lovering, etc., but until a big man can show he can stay on the floor down the stretch in big games, we cannot count on that. It's rare that you can count on great contributions from true FR or SO in the post, or at PG.

Great insight. Cool that the staff member opened up to you. This comes off to me as a staff that is handling things the right way.

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Posted: 05/12/2021 at 10:51AM


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