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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bobo we hardly knew you

Forgive me for not being fazed one bit by the departure of J'Mison Morgan from this year's basketball recruiting class.

LSU is, after all, a school that never got to the Sweet 16 with Shaquille O'Neal. And as Trent Johnson has said repeatedly on his Tiger Tour, Morgan is no Shaquille O'Neal.

In fact, I'm of the belief LSU fans shouldn't care too much what happens to this recruiting class. (Well, I mean you want some of the players. But if you lose a recruit, so what, this class wasn't going to be all that was needed.)

Here's what I see. Johnson came into a situation where recruits -- some of them, at least -- saw a way out. For Morgan, Kevin Love's departure to the NBA made UCLA a viable landing post.

But all indications are that Morgan isn't a one-and-done player. In fact, very few players from next year's freshman class are supposed to be that way.

This incoming class shouldn't be a measuring stick for Johnson. That should come next year and the year after.

If Johnson's track record is indication, next year may be rough for LSU fans, but consistent winning could be just down the road.


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