It's assumed that Montgomery will make a huge leap because Cal and Kenny Payne have shown time and time again that they develop 4's and 5's better than anyone in the college game and Montgomery is miles ahead of where Richards was last year in his Sophomore season. Richards could barely catch a basketball and if he did, he either fumbled it within seconds or had it stripped. EJ will also have two top 5 wings on the court with him that will prevent double teams and open up space. As far as your comment about NBA talent not mattering in the college game, well, that's just wrong. It certainly does matter, especially in March once that talent has had a full season to develop. Yeah, UK doesn’t have the titles it SHOULD have, but the tournament is very random, as a Kansas fan, you know this better than anybody. That's not a shot at the KU program, it's just a fact. Bradley, WSU and Northern Iowa weren’t better teams than KU, they just won the one game they had with KU. But sometimes youth catches up to you when you're teams are freshmen based and you don't have top 5 lottery pick talent. But on the flip side, how many teams can say they have better March results than UK since 2010? Duke and Nova have 1 more title but they have far more flameouts too. As far as Dok and Dotson returning when they're projected as late first rounders, well, that would be a mistake on their part. If you're a first round pick, you better leave. That brings me to Baylor, do they have anyone projected to go first or second round? Why are they returning? Whether you believe it or not, talent, size and length matter. If Baylor is rolling a bunch of 6'5" seasoned 3* players out there in an NCAAT game against a team loaded with NBA first round pick talent, which team are you betting on? Remember, Baylor has Dean Pritchard as their coach.