I think we've seen results from Day1. Fran had to build the program up without a lot of national recognition when he arrived. A decade of mediocrity before him. Do we get All Conference talent, early on, if he's not out there finding under-recruited player like White, and Jok after his injuries? Do we land back to back POY candidates if Fran isn't seeing the potential himself.Where are the recruiting results to date from those efforts? As tired as people are in seeing that, they are equally as tired with the "but he's a good boy and works HARD!" routine. Neither of us are wrong though.
The NEXT LEVEL of recruits, which will theoretically mean ACTUAL NCAA tourney results is what is needed, and that hasn't happened yet even with all of this hard work. That doesn't mean it won't, nor does that mean Fran is going to stop trying his hardest.
Land Pryce and JP, and this class actually looks like it may take that next step. A Pryce/Freeman/Brock is no slouch class on its own either, but not sure that enough to qualify as taking a step forward.
Now that we have some national attention, it's time to put more talent on the court throughout our playing rotation. IMO where we've finished short, in B1G Title contention, and NCAA results is not enough talent, top to bottom. This year we'll know Fran has filled the 2023 class, with priority targets, if the class is done in August or September.