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The Futile Five


With Jerime Anderson's alleged transgression potentially serving as the fitting conclusion to the exasperating story that was the '08 recruiting class, I thought I would try to quantify the ineffectiveness of our futile five relative to other #1 recruiting classes in recent years.

I figured that the best way to determine the relative worth of a recruiting class would be to cut to the chase and look at win shares.  Basically, win shares tell us how many wins a player was worth to his team in a given year.  At first I looked at Total Win Shares over the life of the recruiting class and found the following:

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Of course, I quickly realized two problems with this measure - it undersells the value of smaller classes (like the three-man LSU recruiting class of '03) and it undersells the value of Calipari's one-and-done mercenary squads seeing as how they made big impacts in very little time.  So I then looked at Win Shares Per Player Per Year and found the following:

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I would offer further commentary here but I'm too depressed.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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