Stanford has two fundamental problems this year. Well make it three. First they have no depth. Second they have no athleticism (a reacurring problem that digs deep into their academic restrictions) and for the first time in pretty much my lifetime, no outside shooting. I mean Stanford has always had a devastating sniper on the wing. From Matt Lottich, to Ryan Mendez, Casey Jacobson, Kris Weems, Julius Barnes...all the way back to Peter Saur, Kenny Ahmn and the best Cardinal ever...Todd Lichti.
When you combine a lack of athleticism with limited outside shooting, topped off with no depth - you have a WCC team.
But they'll get better. No doubt. I still think they're a tourney team this year, and for a down year is respectable considering their restraints. Trent Johnson is the right man for the job, and they do have NBA talent in Haraysz and perhaps Hernandez. Dan Grunfield is scrappy, like his dad.
Most importantly in regards to Cardinal hoops - Jessica Elway is a freshman on the womens team ;-).
Last edited by Smelvin; 12-28-2004 at 07:23 PM..