I understand where people are coming from when they say this is a rebuilding year. I also understand that without a solid center(5) and a young and inconsistent 4(chatman, Wilson) that this team will be NIT at best. But IMO we have the best coach in the big ten when it comes to developing players and getting all five guys on the court to do their job. Let’s also remember that at the beginning of last season it seemed like we were a bubble team after Mcgary went out. “Horford and Morgan were not good enough centers to go anywhere special with team 97”. (I understand that some of you guys might have felt differently about Morgan) As the year progressed so did the players especially Horford and Morgan. I strongly believe that the same will happen with one or two of our three options at center. (Wilson, Donnal, Doyle) Just remember it may be ugly at the beginning of the year…but it can’t be worse then last year. (8-4 with only one good win against Stanford) I also believe that we can’t get much worse than horford and Morgan at the center position…I think by march they were consistent, but they were nothing special. If Beilein can get Horford and Morgan to be that good then we can’t be worried that one of our centers won’t be that good by march.
I was not on this board last year so I don’t know how you guys felt about GRIII, but I did not enjoy watching him play…I know he hit some huge shots against Kentucky, Purdue, and Indiana, but he did nothing on the defensive side of the ball. I TRULY believe that Kameron Chatman will be better than Robinson by March in areas that will help this team more. (Defense, rebounding, better handle plus he is a lefty)