I'll say this - during his (and my) junior year, Jalen Rose finished the year playing some bad basketball, including a pretty brutal tourney performance in a loss against Arkansas. When he left, I remember thinking, "no big deal, that just gives us a scholarship for Jerod Ward, who is the #1 recruit in the country."
So, I'll one year of the bird-in-hand with Caris. That said, I'd be happy to have them both next year.
You mean the year Jalen averaged 20pts, 6 rbs, and 4 asts, on 46%fg (36% 3pt) and was a consensus 2nd team All-American? He did miss that 3 to tie against Arkansas, which I'll never forgive him for, and I recall him having a pretty bad game and a mediocre tournament.
And I'm not criticizing the college you! It's just that easy to fail to appreciate what you have sometimes. I remember being pretty confident that the original Fresh Five were going to pick up where the Fab Five left off.
But now, I wouldn't have to think twice about 1 year from Caris versus 2 years from Murray.