Former Duke standout Basketball Player turned College Basketball Analyst for ESPN Jay Bilas joined Kyle Bailey on Monday’s edition of the Clubhouse as he looked at another big coaching departure, and the Tar Heels bringing most of this year’s squad back.
Things started off with Jay Bilas reacting to the shocking retirement last week of Villanova’s Jay Wright and what it says about College Basketball as he said this one is different from Coach K and Roy retiring because they were in their 70s while Jay just turned 60 but he thinks it was more about him just going out on his own terms than it being a negative light for the future of college basketball.
Kyle then asked about the North Carolina Tar Heels returning 4 out of their 5 starters as he said the expectations will be higher now that almost everyone is back as the Heels will definitely be in the hunt for the title next year and Jay said while this Heels team is not as highly regarded as the Florida teams of the mid-2000’s he thinks seeing all of those players return has the same feel as that Gators team did when all of them came back after their first National Title win in 2006.
The next topic broached with Jay was the concerns that NIL will lead to the top programs hoarding all of the talent as he doesn’t buy that notion because every team has a roster limit and money won’t be the deciding factor for every single recruit.
Things ended with an early look at the NBA Draft for the Hornets as one of the names that got brought up was Duke big man Mark Williams as he said that Mark’s offensive game has improved, but while he is still young he struggles to defend the pick and roll but the future is bright for him.