Q: If Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright return next year, do you see UConn as a serious Final Four caliber team?
A: Hey, Willie. … If both come back, I would have to think UConn will start the season in the rankings. That would certainly make them Final Four contenders, at least by perception. The newcomers up front, Amida Brimah and Kentan Facey, will both need work and time to develop, but their size alone should make them a presence and an improvement to what the Huskies have there now. The current front court will be a year older, too, so presumably somewhat better. And the Huskies would have a lot of juniors and seniors overall. And experienced guard play can be so important in March.
So if Final Four caliber is pushing it a bit, one would have to believe UConn would be a very good and exciting team in 2013-14 if the team stays intact. If they can win 19 or 20 this year, they should win more than that next year.
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