Posted by Coach on July 10, 2017 at 06:52:04:
In Reply to: Re: Not much talent posted by Talent drain on July 09, 2017 at 20:38:15:
: : : : 6 wins in 36 games. Tough season for the so cal teams. Time to consolidate forces.
: : : Having multiple so cal teams wasn't an issue before. Talent is just light for class of 2018
: : Not much talent in Southern California this year period.
: We keep saying it and a few keep denying it. The girls are heading toward volleyball and soccer. Basketball is no longer the preferred sport. There are fewer girls and there are fewer elite girls. This is the new normal.
It always goes in cycles. It has always gone in cycles. It will always go in cycles. Talent and participation peaked about 8 years ago here in Orange County. It held up pretty well for a few years after that, then began to fall pretty steadily. There's probably a couple more years before it bottoms out and then it will start to rise again. That's not to say there aren't great players and great teams out there, but the overall numbers and depth drop.
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