With apologies to my Washtenaw County peeps, as it looks like Mother Nature had you on her shit list for one reason or another, I propose a topic for discussion.
Manny Harris - Much has been made of the discussion of Manny turning pro. Based upon my observations of Manny this year and throughout his career, the phrase "poor basketball IQ" jumps out at me as very applicable. In terms of nature ability, when he puts himself in the right positions, Harris has an explosiveness about him that will make him a notable impact player in the NBA, perhaps comparable to say, Morris Peterson or Jason Terry with regard to his overall contribution to an NBA team.
However, he does not seem to have the understanding of where to pick and choose his moments of explosiveness and often settles for the easiest possible mechanism to do so (fadeway threes, enough already). I think the question as to his return should be dependent on whether another year of college basketball can help to improve these crucial aspects of his game. With Sims leaving, Manny would be asked to be the leader of this team next year in both a talent and experience way. What this team needs is a coach on the floor type leader, and I think being asked to fill that role would have a postive effect on his NBA prospects.
A impressive senior year could move Harris from a fringe, early second round pick to a possible lottery consideration, may be worth a shot. I wish the best for Manny, stay or leave, but I really think he could benefit from one more year in college. Hang around Manny, I think you can make this team a contender next year, things will bounce right eventually.