UConn is a top-20 team that has yet to fully click post-Kemba Walker, although if it does, it has the pieces to get back to the Final Four."
I can't really disagree with his assessment.
In the middle of last year, I saw that season progressing like our 2002 season (young team carried by an over-the-top superstar), and projected that this year would be similar to 2003. "Unfortunately", we won the national championship and elevated those expectations well above where they would have been otherwise. The arrival of heralded freshmen helped that as well.
But I still think the comparison to 2003 is apt. We're a young team with guys still carving out their niche and learning the nuances. We have more talent than that 2003 squad, but the leadership questions still abound.
Like Winn says, I think we're a Sweet 16-caliber team at the moment, but with the ability to make major strides between now and March. Of course, if everyone comes back next year, watch out.