I have to say that the loss to Michigan State is very dissapointing. Whats even more upsetting is that good ole #1 is done and awaiting his try at the NBA. It has been a long time since I have followed someone as closely as T-Will and I hate to see it end like this. One of the more upsetting things is that darn pic of T-Will with his shirt over his head. I love watching UL basketball and hate to see them lose. However what I hate more is to see that pic and think about how depressed those guys must be.
So one would think that with T-Will, E-5 and Drea leaving one could expect a sub par 2009-2010 season. Heck I have heard people talk about it being another 3 years before we are up to the talent level we have this year. Maybe even a .500 year coming up. Well I just dont believe it.
Lets look at what we have. Sam Sam coming back along with TJ. Both have improved dramatically this year and will continue to do so over the summer and thext season. Ill bet that by the end of next season the combo will be the best center package in the country. Ill also bet that at least one if not both of them are future pro players. Goode who we didnt see much of will be out in full force. Not to mention little Eddie, Jerry, and PK who were regular contributors to this year and last years elite 8 teams. Then you have Delk, Schopshire, and Kuric who will all begin the transition to taking over the spots left by E-5 and T-Will. Lets not forget the PG Siva who is ANOTHER all american we will have on the team
So yes I can see where we MAY have a drop off in talent. However I just dont see it being as dramatic as what some may think. Heck if certain things fall in place we could acheive everything we acheieved this year by the next. Depending on player progress there could very well be 3 if not 4 future NBA prospects playing on next years team.
I also understand that we feel very bad for the team right now. Lets not forget that several of these guys will be making more $$ in the next couple years than some of us will in a lifetime.. LOL