for talented WBB players. Homesickness or wanting to play in front of family and friends was the norm for top WBB talent. That's why Geno had a hard time recruiting top talent even after winning his first title in 1995.
That started breaking when he got recruits, like Shea Ralph from NC and Diana Taurzsi from CA. They are players who want to win more than stay home and play in front of family and friends. Those kinds of players are the future for WBB, not the past.