JJ will have a year of him in practice to get him ACC ready. I think Smith is a chance worth taking. Maybe the D part of his game can be developed in practice and who can't learn to play D if they really go after it.
Originally Posted by vatechcowpatty
I know there's been discussion and debate the past few days about whether to throw another scholarship at anyone. The pros and cons are it provides depth BUT costs us a scholarship for 2013 on a player that is likely not ACC caliber and just a body. It seems to me what we've done is waste a 2013 scholarship on a player that is not ACC caliber AND provides no 2012-13 depth. If we took on a "project" player there is possible he could develop and be a decent junior/senior, and provide depth next year when a guy needs 2 minutes of rest and there's sprained ankles, ligaments, marajuana problems, etc. With this guy we are getting a 13 ppm player who most criticize his defense, from a 10 win mid major team. I don't think he was there best player last year, and with 10 wins, I don't exactly consider that a star. I'd say he declined to give the other schools he was considering because it was probably UNC-ashville, coastal carolina, elon, UNC-mayberry. I HOPE he turns out to be the next Erick Green, the guy nobody wanted but us, and that I'm so very wrong, but forgive me if it's hard to get excited.
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