I do understand what you're saying but I don't necessarily agree with the conclusion. Typically there is more leeway to offensively limited point guards who are defensive specialists, which makes sense as they can still add a lot in setting the table for others and ball security so if they have issues shooting, it's not viewed as a deal breaker. Sencire however doesn't have those high end ball control and passing skills needed to be the 1.Almost 200 posts for this is overkill.
Ultimately, Sencire would have been the 11th man on this team. He isn’t a point guard, he’s not a shooting guard-his only redeemable quality is his on-ball defense. Of course there is value in that, but the opportunity cost of playing him over a more talented/proven Dra/Harmon isn’t worth it. Not breaking any news here, but offensively he needs to come a longgg way to ever be a CONSISTENT high impact Big Ten player.
If Brad and Co thought this would be a significant loss for this year’s team, they wouldn’t have agreed to this.
If you were in Sencire’s shoes, would you want to waste a year of eligibility in this new age of college basketball to MAYBE see 5-10 minutes/game?
I’ll let you all infer what that might mean for his future.
That said, I think with the right fit, and additional strength to be able to finish at the rim and absorb contact, Sencire actually could be a consistent high impact B10 or P5 player, though an unconventional one. If you are a team that has a talented offensive PG who struggles on defense and a good shooting guard, a physical Sencire who shuts down the opponents best player would likely compliment them well. And he has the character, tenacity, and effort that makes others want to give the same.
Personally, I can see Sencire being a significant part of a tourney run for a P5 team, and I think he's the type of glue guy you need to get through that game in the tourney where your shot just isn't falling. The hope is he would be that guy for us, but as your last sentence says, I think many of us get the inference as well. My gut feeling though is that he isn't the 5mpg player many are saying on here, and same as Chester Frazier or Damonte, he'll earn his starter minutes on a P5 team and be loved by that fanbase. I just hope it's ours.