Here's some detail on the 4 new Wildcats, all are true FR.
PF/C - Jay Bird
, cost $7745 including a start and 15 min promise
Absolutely the star of my class, and someone I was willing to spend my entire bank to get. I did not get to do any SVs to check for high-highs, but those will just be a bonus. Bird is High in Ath, Reb, Def, LP, Per, Pass, ST, FT..Avg in Blk, BH..Low in Spd. 43 WE is only ok, but that should approach 50 after he starts at PF all season. He'll end up 65+ Ath, 80+ Reb, 70+ Def, 65+ LP..good "secondary" skills (Per, BH, Pass for a big) and ST..weak at FTs, but I don't even care really. 4-year starter in principle, although my players rarely start every game.
PG - Stanton Hill
, cost $779
Not a bad player, but definitely not my #1 choice. I really needed a backup point, though, and locked him up when my #1 option didn't pan out. High in Spd, Per, BH, FT..Avg in Pass, ST..Low in Ath, Reb, Def, Blk, LP. 27 WE downright sucks, so he'll likely be a career backup. 48-low Defense will probably tempt me to cut him throughout his career. The plan is to have him spell Fuson for 2 seasons, then probably sign a better FR to start when Fuson graduates and keep Hill as the backup.
PF/SF - Alan Holmes
, cost $1088
Not a world beater, but solid player. I mainly signed him for his scoring ability, and everything else is acceptable. High in Spd, Def, LP, Pass, ST..Avg in Ath, Reb, BH, FT..Low in Blk, Per. 36 WE is a concern, but he doesn't have so much potential that it'll be a problem. He'll be a nice 5th big this season with some LP off the bench. Long-term will depend on how he develops. He has 45 Ath and 50 Reb and avg in both..he'll be a little disappointing if those both turn red soon. If they're on the upper end of Avg, then he'll be a nice player.
SF - Phillip Pierce
, cost $982
Already agreed to take a RS without informing during recruiting. I'm sure a lot of people stayed away because of the 12-avg passing, but I can live with it. He reminds me a lot of my recently graduated SF Kevin Stone (and he maxed at 14 pass). I like having players who contribute something positive and have a weakness. High in Spd, Def, LP, Per, BH..Avg in Ath, Reb, Pass, ST..Low in Blk, FT. So he should be 75/55 Ath/Spd, 20s Reb, 70+ Def, 70+/35+ LP/Per, 40+ BH and 20s Pass..sounds like a useful player to me. 50 WE and a RS year should really help him develop.
Overall I'm happy with this class. I filled crucial needs and added some more scoring ability. It's always my goal to get at least one "star" in each class, and Bird fits the bill. I really wanted to sign a big starting out around 70 Reb, since now we have Tarter (88) and four guys in the 50s..but Bird will probably break 70 this season.
9/6/2012 5:15 PM (edited)