FanPost

Next years men's goal...

(Frontpaged. Let's bring the discussion about next year to the forefront.)

Is to be this year's Georgetown team. I think, quite honestly, that what JTIII put together at G'town this year was great: he fielded a highly competitive team with only one known quantity senior and lots of young talent. It wasn't the most offensively gifted squad, but he was able to convince the team to dedicate itself to defense and it paid off.

A team comprised, in previous years, of some of the best talent in the Big East found itself asking how to replace Chris Wright at point, Austin Freeman at the swing, and Julian Vaughn, a senior forward. They had no idea what they had in Henry Sims, and the only other returning senior was point Jason Clark. So they focused on defense, and became seventh nationally in defensive efficiency, as per KenPom.

Now, I'm not saying Henderson is Sims, and obviously Jenkins staying is a huge question mark, but I think the pieces are there for a similar transformation in approach. Plus, we know from the 06-07 that Stallings can coax points from teams that play with a lot of shooters and limited post action. That team took a pair of hustle posts and a 6'5" power forward to the sweet sixteen.

I guess what I'm saying is, I don't see next year as having to be an NIT year; we know Stallings is flexible enough to change offensive approaches to suit the talent on hand (I, for one, would love to see a return to the Princeton-esque principals we ran in 03-04) and this team may have more potential as a defensive unit than the last few. A team that focuses on defense and utilizes some of Stallings' past experienced with non-traditional lineups and various offenses doesn't have to miss the tourney. And if Jenkins stays and breaks all our records, then we might have a chance to be dangerous.

FanPosts are most often submitted by users. The views and opinions expressed in FanPosts do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions held by the editorial staff of The Anchor of Gold or SB Nation. Unless they are awesome.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Anchor Of Gold

You must be a member of Anchor Of Gold to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Anchor Of Gold. You should read them.

Join Anchor Of Gold

You must be a member of Anchor Of Gold to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Anchor Of Gold. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker