The foundation of the program has been strong for some time. After the the Thad Five, there has been a very consistent and sometimes dominant program. The bricks are actually being eroded, in my opinion.
His season with the Buckeyes will go down as one of the greatest wastes of talent in OSU history. Such a shame. Good luck to him, too bad he wasn't able to bring a bit more acclaim to OSU before he was done.
If he plays to the level he did at the end of last year, and stays healthy, I don't see how he doesn't get 1500 yds, even if he plays only 3 quarters per game.
Totally agree with the 50/50 thing. Why say such a thing. If I was a coach who offered someone and they "committed" 50%, I'd still be offer THAT schollie to others.
I believe these are fair critiques, will be interesting to see how he adapts to the more athletic guards in the NBA.
It is kind of standard I suppose, but some guys simply play with more passion than others. Okafor struck me as somewhat passive a good part of the season, particularly when challenged. Greg Oden was the opposite, IMO, and so is Towns. I think your right about Russell, but I'm not sure Okafor deserves to be the top pick. Russell may be hurt by being a bit too weak right out of college. I think he will take some time to get to the point his body is NBA ready, but when it is, watch out.
It kind of sits uneasy with me that he wasn't cleared by our medical staff to play but somehow is at Auburn. One side of this isn't right, just not sure which one.