I don't know if I have the same kind of perspective as any of you, since I'm relatively inexperienced by comparison, and the first year of potential just happened to coincide with me winning the national title... but I figure there are a few certain consequences at the D3 level:
- It's not that difficult to find PGs, C/PF, and athletes. Combine that with the fact that EVERYONE has high potential stamina, and the press is going to dominate again.
- It is impossible to find good shooters and versatile SFs. The small forward position will become obsolete if this continues for 4 years.
- The quality of defense, FT%, and assist-turnover ratio is going to increase SUBSTANTIALLY, making gameplanning more important. (That is to say, you won't be able to win on superior talent alone, because the games won't be as sloppy.)
- Either FSS needs to be re-priced, or schools need more money per roster spot. (My suggestion would be a minimum $7,500 for every school, so the 1-2 spot classes won't be so severely penalized, as well as a bigger discount for buying states in bulk.)
- The difference between the haves and the have-nots will increase exponentially, because the A prestige schools have a significantly better talent pool to choose from. It used to be that you could find gems with C- prestige, as long as you had a specific design for your team, and you practiced efficiently. With so few D3 players having good potential, the "diamonds in the rough" that Potential was supposed to create are only available to the upper 1%.
- Even experienced coaches will end up with walkons.
- Many people will either quit the game or move up to D2. (Didn't D2 used to be a wasteland?)
But, all that said, I did well, so I'm happy... for now.