We are talking as if we already have an all star lineup. We have some nice players but the reality of this is that we would all jump for joy if this club was .500 this year in the Big Ten. A good player should be able to get shots and playing time on this club. The second part of your post is probably pretty accurate though- right now we lack the appeal and the NIL to attract the type of guy we need to bring us up a notch at the guard position.How many shots do you think are available with Cooper, Garcia, and Battle around? They will take a majority of the shots and have the offense ran through them. The open spot isn't as appealing to high level guys as we think, plus we don't have an NIL money to offer that I am aware of. High end wings are getting 400K from Miami and other places.
I am with Ben on this. If we can't get a player that is significantly better than he judges Carrington to be or Henley to be, then call it a day and let the frosh work it out on the court. It seems as though they have looked around and determined that we just aren't getting that guy this year.