High Quality Depth in 2010

Rambob

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Just for fun and to pass some time. Here's how I see our depth chart next year with a grade of A thru F assigned to each player:

PG: Joey (A) Theus (B) Grayson (D)

SG: BRozz (B) Nixon (B-) Daniel (C+) Brandenberg (C-)

SF: Burgess (B) MacCarter (C+)

PF: Skeen (A-) Veal (B-) Reddic (C+) Saintil (C-)

C: Larry (A) Haley (C-)

A= Potential 1st Team CAA
B= Potential 2nc or 3rd Team CAA
C+ for a Freshman = Potential All-Rookie Team

If Larry goes, we will probably play a 2 guard, 3 forward set or a 3 guard, 2 forward set. Of course the above represents a depth chart 15 Deep, so obviously something has to give.

Anyway, the point is that we will be incredibly athletic and deep next year at every position no matter what happens.

Wreak Havoc!
 
I get the depth chart, and the above looks pretty good... but grades? What's up the the grading fad around here lately anyway?

And how the incoming freshmen and Veal (and probably Grayson) get anything other than "I" for incomplete is a mystery.
 
I'm trying to figure out how you grade players you've yet to see play and how Theus and Burgess get the same grade?

Can we just go back to posting how much we hate ODU?
 
Agree with the rating thing completely. I can't see how we could we place a rating on a player that most of us have seen no more than a few youtube clips of (at best.)

Sure, there are scouting services, star ratings, ESPN number rankings, etc. But at the end of the day, they don't exactly have the best track record at predicting success for VCU players at least.

Besides, Haley has had some pretty darn good tweets, so if we're grading, how about some extra credit?
 
Good points on the grading system. Since I don't do this sort of thing for a living, I just pulled it out of my a**. I forgot that the standard we posters are being held to on here is perfection :roll:

Anyway, discuss it or kill it.
 
Rambob said:
Good points on the grading system. Since I don't do this sort of thing for a living, I just pulled it out of my a**. I forgot that the standard we posters are being held to on here is perfection :roll:

Anyway, discuss it or kill it.

Didn't mean it to come across as an attack on you Rambob. You're good people and agree with the depth chart, it's good stuff.
 
Man, you guys need a rest. We've got 7 months to go.
 
All of our positions will be intriguing next year [maybe exciting is a better word?], and with the exception of Larry/Joey, anything is possible IMHO.

I can't recall an upcoming season with so much potential at the PF position. IF everything stays as projected today, Skeen, Saintil, Veal, and Reddic appear to me to form the most talented and deepest PF group I can ever recall. Again, who knows what may happen, but they all appear to be natural DI PF's and gifted. [I'm big on experience, so while I love what I'm hearing about Veal, Reddic, I'll go with Skeen/Saintil for 1-2 for most early season minutes, with others earning as they learn].

I realize Saintil has been the point of speculation regarding potential transfer, etc.. I have no idea. I do hope he can continue developing and have the mental approach on/off court Smart is looking for? I just really think he has so much more potential and consistency in him then he has shown. I could see him doing every night what he did against U of R this year.

As much potential as all these guys have, I don't believe anyone of them is real strong or comfortable playing with their back-to-the basket. Skeen has a great first-step spin move, but he's still a F not a C, which again is true for all.

Question: of these 4 PF's, which might put in the most minutes as a center?
 
Rambob, the depth chart part makes a lot of sense, I was just reacting the the grading part in light of the train wreck of a thread about grading the coach... it's certainly nothing personal, just have found the whole thing of people "grading" rather silly... but that's just my opinion, which is far from perfect, so anyone is free to ignore it ...heck, occasionally I ignore it myself :lol:

I get what you're saying as far as what your grades mean, I just don't know if I agree with how they translate into "grades"... it's like they could have just as meaningfully been symbols like # % @ with the same explanation
 
This is almost the same discussion when Grant signed the 7. Like V said, plenty of time now.
 
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