This team clearly has the pieces to make a B1G title run - they beat 2 of the 3 B1G teams that are still playing in the S16, and gave away their only game vs the 3rd. I think what we need to see next year is a change in attitude. This team never really looked like they were interested in playing for 40, or even 20 minutes, most games. I really hope that Tate's attitude is the one that sets the stage for this team next year - if everyone aspires to his level of hustle and desire this team will go far. If they don't, then we get what we have gotten the last couple seasons.
KBD - if he can stay healthy that will be a big plus for the team - do we know if he is eligible for a medical redshirt? I would imagine so since he didn't come close to playing 11 games.
Lyle - I am not as interested in his assist/TO ratio as others because I think he's better suited to the off guard spot, and when he does run point, his best weapon is dribble drive to the basket. So yes, I do want fewer turnovers, but I think he's better suited to scoring than distributing.
CJ - he was a pleasant surprise this season, stepped right in like he had been in the program waiting his turn. I think he will be a very solid PG next season.
Andre Wesson - he was another pleasant surprise. I really thought he would just be a player used to "steal" some minutes when we needed to protect a guy in foul trouble, but he actually improved as the season went on. If he can become a reliable option from 3 that could be deadly to opponents.
Potter - as you stated, he needs to shore up his defense, he got backdoored and was flatfooted too many times, but he was a true freshman, so those things happen. Most big men take a year to get used to the physical play in the lane in the B1G. If he studies film during the offseason, he should be able to see where he needs to improve. On offense, he can also be a big plus if he drags his guy away from the bucket. Not only does his own outside shot help score, but by taking a defender with him, he can open the lane for Lyle to drive and score.
Tate just needs to continue to refine his game. I'm the least worried about him obviously. He has shown that he is by far the hardest worker on this team, and maybe he can be a David Lighty type that just imposes his will on the team.
Kam - I think the increase in minutes definitely wore him down some, so conditioning will be the key to his offseason.
Overall, everyone needs to work on FTs and the coaches need to let these guys run next year. Ever since Matta has been here, we have been at our best when we play in transition and use speed and athleticism to our advantage. In a league like the B1G where too many teams try to slow you down, the absolute last thing we need to do is play into their hands. I'd like to see more pressing after made baskets and more run outs after turnovers, and rebounds. This team should be scoring in the 80s every game and making life uncomfortable for their opponents by setting a faster tempo. The best way to keep a team from getting lazy and apathetic is to keep them running so they don't have time to stand around and loaf.