Yeah I don’t have an easy answer to that one. It does feel like Cal needs to do a better job of almost a two-track recruiting process. Go after one and dones, bring in anywhere from 4-6 per year, then recruit a few 3-4 star guys every year that you bring in with the intention of playing 4 years and accepting that they’ll be role players on a successful team.
It’s just a really hard sell to guys IMO where you basically never give them the promise of being the star player, and even guys who are fringe top 100 prospects think they can achieve that and will go elsewhere where they aren’t overshadowed by the incoming recruits every year.
As is, Cal is just rolling the dice every year of whether or not the new crop of guys is ready for big time college basketball. Some are and some aren’t.