uhhh, gonna have to go ahead and disagree with you there.
Sounds like Shannon will be back. I think he knows he didn't really improve his NBA stock enough to be a 1st rounder. If he has another year, why not use it?
Epps is not the best upside, that would be Rodgers by a pretty wide margin. Rodgers with a jumpshot is a monster.
I hope Dainja returns but he has some pretty glaring deficiencies currently. He can't shoot FTs, which stinks because his quick feet earn him a lot of FT attempts, he plays horrible help defense, and he fouls too much. That said, he's really only a Fr PTwise, and I think he could be great with improvement.
If Shannon returns, he is the leader of the team not Hawkins. I'm pretty ambivalent on Coleman, he does a lot of good things and a lot of boneheaded things. However, he's just not a good shooter. If he can make the NBA well color me shocked, go for it. If he returns I'm fine with that, work on the mental errors and he could have a strong Sr. year.
There are a lot of things to still play out but if we can return Shannon, RJ, Goode, Rodgers, Harris, and Dainja that's a solid core. I think Hansberry is going to be legit right out of the gates. Not a star, but he will be a solid contributor as a Fr. DGL is a wildcard, but he has some serious scoring potential. We will bring in a transfer PG (fingers crossed on Yuri Collins), we'll bring in a transfer big (no clue who to even want there) and probably one other guy.
Still a lot to play out, but I'll take that roster into the Big Ten and feel great. We lost this year because they weren't playing team ball and we really didn't have a PG. And of course no one could shoot. Give everyone another year of experience and remove the guys that want to do their own thing, and I think we'll be better next year.