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I want to see the team play hard and serve as a good representative for the university. I hope to see some exciting wins, but have no idea where we can realistically expect the team to finish in the Pac-12 or to qualify for postseason tournaments.
I also want to see a good recruiting effort by the staff. I don't see a need (or ability) to fill the class with 5 or 4 star players, but I do hope we recruit hardworking players who can develop their skill sets at SC and fulfill their roles in Coach Enfield's system.
I think Coach Enfield has the potential to build something special if given the time, but I also wonder if our expectations for next season might start to be a little too high given all the recent good news.
What are your expectations for the near future?
Final four or bust
Depends on who's coming back next season as well, not sure if Dewayne Dedmon is coming back or if he's leaving for the NBA. Losing Wise and Fontan is going to be big and other than Roschon I don't see other incoming freshmen contributing too much next season. Arizona, UCLA, Colorado, and Oregon should be the top 4 teams next season so I expect us to be anywhere from 4th-8th in the pac-12 next season. I'll be stoked if we made the tournament next season but it'll be unlikely imo. I'd settle for an NIT birth as a successful season and an NCAA tourney bid as a very successful season.
I was thinking more along the lines of a national championship.
Do you know how likely Dedmon is to leave. I know he has a ton of potential, but so far I don't see it translated much to the court. More so than anyone else I think he can benefit from an additional year with Enfield.
The roster looks threadbare for next season. I wonder which transfers we can get, although I'm not sure if the PG from Maryland is a good option even if he wants to come here.
He's not ready for the League yet. His bigger concern is not being "in trouble" from the Wazzu trip. He is the perfect type of player for the system that CAE is bringing to USC.
if he did decide to come back, how many games would he be suspended from those charges in Washington? I agree, he's still very raw and could use another year, but my guess is he's not going to back next year. Cupboard looks very bare at this point. Starters are most likely going to be:
PG: Chass Bryan, Brendyn Taylor, or potential transfer player
SG: JT Terrell
SF: Byron Wesley
PF: No idea who we could put here so I'll say either a transfer or Roschon Prince although he's more of a 3
C: Omar Oraby
here's the incoming PG of the 2013 class,
seems like a very upfront kid. Sure looks like Coach Enfield can do something with his type of athleticism, like that he mentions he's a pass first PG.
Dunk of the Year Ju Ju Jacobs Class of 2013
This post was edited by scRedXIII 12 months ago
Mike Moser, UNLV (from Portland Grant HS) graduates this summer . rumored to UW, but somebody USC could prob try to get for his final year. 6'8" 210 PF.
Freedom through Vigilance
Top five in the Pac12 and a trip to the tourney with a first round win.
This post was edited by SCRunner 12 months ago
Fight On! Leave No Doubt.
So the guy goes from fucla to UNLV back to the P12? Too much baggage. No pun intended.
For the first year, get into the NCAA tournament. NIT tournament would be acceptable depending upon the circumstances I.E. roster, schedule, etc.
Enfield preaches player development first and foremost, so that's what I'll be looking for. Win or lose, I'm expecting to see a well-coached squad and improvement as the season progresses. I don't need a really strong start, but I'll be disappointed if we don't finish strong.
A competitive showing in the Pac-12 tournament is a must. Making the tournament would qualify as success. But most of all I want to enjoy watching USC basketball.
This post was edited by PenguinDeTroy 12 months ago
Well, I would like the new staff to do better than what Cantu did.
We were 6-10 at the season's mid-point and finished 8-8 down the stretch, going 9-9 in conference play.
My first year expectations would be to be .500 or better overall and better than .500 in the PAC.
I would like to see us win at least one Pac-12 tourney game and make a little run in the NIT.
It takes time to get the right kind of players for a system, so I'll let 2013-14 be a rebuilding year, but want to see improved play as the season progresses.
NCAA National Championship, at least 2 wins in NBA D-League playoffs.
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