There are exceptions over the years, but they are just that...exceptions.
I’m just saying that we need to temper expectations with what has been reality, especially recent history. Recent MAC transfers have not fared as well as the Big Stain did. He turned out to be a great surprise and a key component of those Xavier teams.
I certainly hope that he will becomes an all-star, but I’m not counting on it. I do think that he will turn out to be an excellent addition and will be quite valuable in many ways. But I certainly don’t expect 17 points and 7 rebounds a game.....more like 8-10 and 3-5, which would really be nice and would really complement what others will bring to the table. The real question is not if he can be a plus on the offensive end, it’s can he be a plus defensively, or at least not be someone that they have to hide? Welly was certainly a great shooter, even if he didn’t always show it, but his inability to play defense caused the team to have to hide him by playing zone much of the time that he was in there. If Carter can compete defensively man to man, then he will be a real plus and a great addition to the team.