I wonder sometimes if the big programs getting the "one and done" guys is really worth it.
Duke and Carolina ruled the world when guys stayed in school 3-4 years and learned a system. I think coaches give up on coaching "basketball" and just try to maximize their time with the phenoms.
I guess I am just old school and like seeing guys there for 4 years.
Coaching now has turned into recruiting, period
UCLA under John Wooden:
- 11 NCAA titles
- 7 consecutive NCAA titles (1967–1973)
- 12 NCAA title game appearances*
- 18 Final Four appearances*
- 10 consecutive Final Four appearances (1967–1976)
- 25 Final Four wins*
- 38 game NCAA Tournament winning streak (1964–1974)
- 134 weeks ranked No. 1 in AP Top 25 Poll
- 221 consecutive weeks ranked in AP Top 25 Poll (1966–1980)
- 54 consecutive winning seasons (1949–2002)
- 88 game men's regular season winning streak (1971–1974)
- 4 undefeated seasons, 1964, 1967, 1972, 1973
And between Lew Alcindor (Kareem) and Bill Walton over 8 years, they had 7 consecutive Championships....