We need depth. Did you see how many really good players there were on both teams?
What does everyone think?
I think LSU will have 11 players they feel very comfortable with in the game. Next season's team will have the most talent since 2009. I think we can at least "compete" with Louisville and Michigans next year. I don't think that means we would beat those teams, but we will bring a very interesting team to the table.
Anyone who doesn't throw every pass with intention will have a ton of passes stolen. If they don't work to get back on defense, LSU will beat you down the court. If you bring it in the lane, you better watch out, because we will have 3 guys in the lane that are taller and more athletic than you.
I agree it takes a couple recruiting classes to make a great college basketball season (unless your kentucky) but LSU already has a couple classes. If you keep JOB and Hickey at LSU, that class was solid. Add in Malik Morgan and possibly an upgraded Hammink, and LSU has some really good talent returning, with some spectacular talent joining the squad.
Jones recruiting class filled all positions of need (besides a backup SG, which can easily be covered by our current roster) and did it with talented guys, not just bodies like we have the past 5 years.
I think LSU makes it into the top 25 at some point next season. To me, it depends on how the team gels together. If they buy into what Coach Jones is selling, then this team could make a serious run in SEC play. They will be tested with a much better out of conference slate and will have a shot at making the NCAA tournament.
This post was edited on 4/9 at 6:34 am