In Reply to: Thank you UCLA basketball players and coach Mick Cronin... posted by Born2BBruin on March 12, 2020 at 09:36:41
Good sentiments and well-deserved humility.
However, your one statement that "leaving may have been a safer or more expedient option" begs the question, What options did Ali and Oli have? None that I can see and none to this day. Getting their degrees are the safest and most expedient options as a pro career for either of them outside of Europe, if that, would be a long shot. They did the right, and only thing, that suits their interests.
More importantly will Smith, Riley and Hill stick around? Their safe and most expedient options are to get another year or two of NCCA level competition. Especially with a 5 star PG coming in who will boost their game, stats and draft status significantly.
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