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    CBS: 2019 Title Contenders

    This seems like an entirely fair assessment to me. Our guard play was not tournament caliber last year and our shooting was atrocious. We lost our best guard and our best shooter. We replace him with an elite scorer that may not be a great shooter and who, like our best returning player, seems to be at his best with the ball. We have zero proven, healthy big men (can Smith guard a true big?) and a lot of questions at point guard. It's not hard to imagine Romeo and Morgan gelling, other guys filling just the role they are asked to fill and excelling at it and things going smashingly well. It's also not hard to imagine defenses clogging the lane, Romeo and Morgan being ineffective off the ball, our interior play putting us at a disadvantage nightly and our point guards adding little to the mix. I always feel like teams that can shoot can make up for a lot of other things that don't go right. Teams that can't shoot better get all of the other pieces to work. I'm afraid we fall in the later category: things could still work, but we don't have that margin for error. Only getting 18 wins seems possible to me. Getting 28 does too.
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    Trayce Jackson-Davis Commits to IU

    Especially in the age of grad transfers. I would think Archie would much rather save a spot, or even 2, for a grad transfer than throw a scholarship at a kid ranked 150. To me that is plan B if you can't fill a class with kids that are 4+ stars.
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    Trayce Jackson-Davis Commits to IU

    I'm not sure I agree with this line of reasoning. Let's say that Archie only knows what we actually know: Davis is down to 3 schools and Brooks 5 (I think?). If Archie thought our chances were no better and no worse than the other schools on those lists what should be be doing? Give a spot to some kid ranked 140 and not take the chance to get a 5 star? I think if I were in that position I would stay on guys like Stewart, Hurt and Watford as best I can, maybe have an eye on a couple of under the radar guys I might be able to sweep in on at the last minute, but mostly just go after the big time players and be okay with a small class if that doesn't work out. We have depth, so I don't see why this class needs a back up plan.
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    Keion Brooks Jr.

    If this is both real and speeds up the timeline specifically for Brooks then it seems that Watford makes the most sense. He plays the same position and isn't there bad blood between them?
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    Matthew Hurt

    I would assume this kid has planned on being a one and done, but with potential rule changes it might make sense to get to college right away and not risk a rule change. Reclassifying could get him to the NBA 2 years early.