It’s really hard to add 9 high end guys in one year especially when you are just hired. Ben used March-May to get last years team mostly in tact. He choose one year guys because he knew he can rebuild again, but if he has a summer for high school kids and a spring portal season where he only needs 3-4 it’s more reasonable to pull off what an ISU did. He’s done that so far this year. I would love one more wing too, but not at the sacrifice of Carringtons development unless it’s a truly dynamic player. I don’t see that type coming here. Those guys are getting big time NIL dollars or seem to be choosing a Stanford grad degree.There was no reason for Ben to take unnecessary risks last season. Season was going to be a disaster on the record books and in the standings no matter what. He had a free pass and used it.
I’m on board with character. But he also has to get enough talented players to win games in a system less and less oriented toward developing freshmen. That’s the part that has me frustrated with what appears from the outside looking in to be one shooter in the portal away from being potentially really good. I would have thought the addition of Garcia might attract a shooter. So far it hasn’t.