- Dec 14, 2015
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This assumes he would get "major minutes" at the prep school. Perhaps he is a bench guy in prep school and thus being a bench guy on the Gophers is a step up in competition. Don't under estimate the level of improvement via practice alone. Games are just the performance of what you have done in practice.Well, unless everyone involved is lying, the Gophers went to Betts and suggested that he consider enrolling early.
You don't do that unless you have a plan for that player and see an immediate need that he can fill.
Sure, he could red-shirt, and learn in practice, but if the coaches have no plan for him to play, then why not just let him go to prep school and log major minutes against quality competition.
So, until I see otherwise, I am proceeding on the assumption that he is coming in to be a part of the team and will be getting playing time.
Ben seems like a process guy. The process is in practice. The showtime is in a game. I trust the process and see a possible redshirt as a win-win for Betts and the U.