I told yall I was swearing off recruiting for the summer but like the junkie I am, I have been sneaking fixes all the time and I need to add my 2 cents. First off, I LOVE JA, he was already my favorite terp a year and a half before he potentially stepped on the court. That said, losing Faust would have been a much bigger hit to our program than losing JA. Our team isn't gonna be all that great next year but Faust's presence will help bc someone that can rain from 3 and finish at the rim can take over a game. JA is definitely sad to see go, but we have a lot of time to make up for it. Also, finding an athletic wing who can go inside outside is not the hardest thing to get these days. Moto fits the bill and would be semi-easy to get. A 6-5/ 6-6 shooting guard with a killer instinct like Faust is not quite as easy.
I don't blame JA for de-committing after Gary retired, he knew Gary and not Turge. I would much prefer him to go outside the ACC cause i think he will be a great player but these things happen and honestly I am not afraid of UVA basketball ever, unless Ralph Sampson is reincarnated as an 18 year old. I trust Turge to build this team and we all just have to have faith that he will. He's done it everywhere he has been and he will just find his OWN recruits. Its his team now, not gary's.