Don’t underestimate Hop
I had some concerns over the recruiting success of the Washington Basketball Team. But since that time, the coaches have circled the wagon in admirable fashion. The team has filled the 2017 coffers, and is now moving to the future.
Right now, the team has two seniors in point guard Dan Kingma and forward Greg Bowman. Should the team successfully retain players for four years, that is not an overwhelming shopping list to fill.
2019 appears to be more critical to the recruiting efforts. In that year, the team will seek to fill positions for guard David Crisp, guard Matisse Thybulle, forward Noah Dickerson, forward Dominic Green, and forward Devenir Duruisseau.
This is not only a tall order in numbers alone, but the production of this group will be difficult to replace instantly.
The 2017-2018 roster appears to be filled, and built with attention to fit and scheme. But the world of NCAA basketball is three parts. Players talent, coaching skills, and future recruits.
On one hand, from what I’ve seen so far, Coach Hopkins can pull rabbits out of hats on the recruiting front. He found very talented recruits from the east coast to fill out the Washington Basketball Team.
On the other hand, I’d prefer it not get to that point. A couple commitments this month would be very much appreciated. I would find comfort to know the players names before the 2019 season arrives.