I guess we need to set parameters on what “touted” and “not even close” means if we’re going to get into a scoreboard thing.
I agreed with Joprior that I thought Sasser had a good shot to be pre-season first team AA (which would make him considered the best or second best returning guard), though qualified I couldn’t really think of who his main competition would be.
Sasser being the first guard on a list of top 15 players coming into the season from someone plugged in like Katz with several other guards on the list right behind him isn’t really what I was disputing.
My thought was that Caleb Love may get more national attention coming into the season even if plugged in people don’t necessarily think he’s better than Sasser.
Here’s what I meant. Timme announced he’s coming back and ESPN had a link to a story on the men’s college BB site within 21 minutes. There was a link to a story pretty soon after Strawther said he was coming back. Same with Trevor Keels staying in the draft and Terquavion Smith staying in college and Malachi Smith transferring to Gonzaga. Sasser’s decision to stay wasn’t even a stand-alone story on the ESPN Men’s College BB page. IMO that doesn’t make him way more touted than the rest of guards coming back to the extent that it’s not even close.