Post by the_way on Mar 11, 2018 22:45:32 GMT -5
Reggie and Mugsy didn't play the same format that exists today. Neither did Keith Booth and Donta Bright. That changed in 1993 when Baltimore City joined the rest of county teams in the state playoff structure. But back then everyone knew the best talent was in the City. Not just Maryland, but the country.
Baltimore City high school basketball teams, like a lot of public city schools (including DC), aren't what they were in Mugsy or Keith Booth's days. Back then, the top players played for the local city public schools.
Nowadays they transfer to academies, or these catholic/christian schools.
Not to say talent today isn't good, but some of top the talent are plucked away before they even go to college.
A talented kid is a talented kid. Some kids can make the jump to college even if they played in a weak league. Some take time to adjust and then thrive. Some don't cut it at all.
Just have to wait and see what happens with the incoming freshman.
We've seen it with Hoyas such as Vernon "The Next KG" Macklin.
We've also seen it with Charles Smith who was told by JT2 he was being recruited as a role player and not expect to start during his time here.
You just don't know how things will turn out until people get on campus and play at the college level.