Elite camp impact overblown

The presence of talent at elite camp, or lack there of according to some, is a bit overstated. It is easy to see why some would be upset because the expected roster for this weekend's camp is not going to consistent of the type of talent that it has in the past. However, it may not be as much of an issue as some may think.

The presence of talent at elite camp, or lack there of according to some, is a bit overstated. It is easy to see why some would be upset because the expected roster for this weekend's camp is not going to consistent of the type of talent that it has in the past. However, it may not be as much of an issue as some may think.

For starters, this current coaching staff is new. Obviously there is Lute Olson, but the assistants have been working on hard on continuing old and starting new relationships. This is no easy task and it takes plenty of time, thus Arizona is obviously not going to being in the same type of talent it has grown accustomed to bringing in. In addition, the classes being recruited right now are generally weak. The west was once known as the place to go for talent, but that really is not the case any more. It is a shame for the fans of basketball on that side of the coast but it is also a bigger shame for the conference.

It is difficult for Arizona to bring in major talent if that talent simply is not available. Most of the best players in the country are in the best and the UA just is not going to be able to recruit those types of teams.

Another reason this is not a big deal is because all is lost and won during the season. The UA can invite everybody and anybody to elite camp but if the Wildcats do not win, it will not matter. More often than not, players are not going to go to Arizona because, and only because, of an experience at a camp. There needs to be much more than that.

At the end of the day the Wildcats are going to be just fine. This elite camp may have a commitment or two but it will not be a player that many get excited about. However, we are here to tell you that the absence of talent is not a huge deal.

If Arizona has proven anything in the past few years, it has proven that it is a resilient program. One camp will definitely not change this and if you believe in the saying that "what does not kill you makes you stronger," then you should be in good shape.

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