The miss on Cain, intentional or not, is disappointing. Cain was a rare example of a 'gettable' local player with a good attitude and a great combination of skill, size and athletic upside. I am all for Bamba (we need him at this point if we hope to beat MSU again this decade) but I hope that the program has solid intel that he's likely to come -- JB has favoured a "bird in the hand" approach when it comes to offering lower-upside players rather than waiting for elite-ish prospects but in the case of Cain -- potentially our best wing since 2012 -- he is rolling the dice on a battle with Calipari. I just don't think another undersized guard is needed at this point.
Also, if they do land Bamba, which would be awesome, I hope they would leverage the chance to reframe UM's reputation as a destination for elite bigs rather than returning to old habits of wanting reliable, 5-year below the rim centres.