We have a very "Dook like" schedule this year. Pretty weak. But really I think JC was thinking we would be in rebuilding mode right now not ranked in the top 5.
In some ways it does not bother me- we will be young- we will have a lot of growing up to do with the absence of Kemba on the floor as well. Kemba was involved in 60% of our O last year in one way or another.
While we have top 5 talent we are going to need time to get it together- but the three players in this class I think are all good enough to get solid minutes right away.
The BE is going to be tough this year- even more so then last year- you have 3 top ten teams to start the year and people might be sleeping on PITT. Some of the second tier teams will be much improved as well. Our RPI could suck- but last year showed us if you come to play you can get an higher seed and still make some waves.