Are we talking about the Gophers here? Barring a transfer guard, I see minimal hope for anything better than a 6-14 type season next year. Christie would need to be the conference frosh of the year and do it at the PG position as well. That's a huge leap of faith- although I expect him to be really good.While the knocks on roster construction are true I don’t think it is as critical of an issue as some. I also think BJ said Ihnen was a guard due to lack of depth at that position though.
The way I see it barring any transfers we have 9 F/C players for 3 positions next year. Lots of teams play without a true center so if we have times that we don’t next year that isn’t much of an issue to me especially with the number of guys we have that can step out and hit a long 2 or a 3. 9 is a lot for only 3 positions though so if we see a transfer that will allow BJ to pick up another guard for depth.
Next year we will have 4 guards for 2 positions which most years is adequate but if someone is injured like Carrington this year it forces BJ to play someone that is either not ready or is a big drop off in quality.
That said, we will be ok with no transfers but it would benefit the roster if someone did.
With Payne and Evans on the roster, I just don't see us playing lineups that are without a true center.
Payne, Evans, Thompson 5's
Battle, Garcia, Fox, Ola Joseph 4's
Ihnen, Henley, Betts 3's
Cooper, Carrington, Christie 2's
That's our squad for next year as of the moment. There isn't a natural Big Ten level PG, the most important position on the court, among them.