- May 3, 2012
At this point I think they feel Johns, Shriver and Jackson fill the "help right away roles". Johns and Shriver are help for next year and their spots open for 2023. The staff has a good core group and wanted to take a flier on Lawal who might develop into a help later. Also, when it comes to the portal we need to understand that if the core group does not get heavy minutes one or two of them might leave the next year. It is a new world these days where it is not just about high school recruits. Anyway, hope those ramblings make some kind of sense.In the revolving door that is college basketball I would have hoped for a player that could help you win right away.