Given that, we all want the program to take the next step: from a team that finishes in the Pac-12 top third and gets into the Dance, to a team that challenges for conference titles and gets to Sweet 16s and beyond. I see LOTS of talk on this board about lack of leadership, desire, toughness, etc. and that being the difference between us and Pitt, AZ, UCLA, et al. And certainly nobody can deny that was an inconsistent part of this team (this year anyway), and that is an important part of our evolution. But I contend (along with others) that we simply lack pure basketball talent right now and that we will not take that next step unless we do at least 2 things: Get 1-2 guards that can consistently shoot from the outside, and/or be threats to penetrate and FINISH Change the offense to make the inevitable double on Scott/Gordon less effective So the question: Is it balls or skills that takes us to the next level? I'm going with skills.