Ben Brust

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  1. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

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    ...has apparently committed to the Hawks. Lickliter grabs another unremarkable talent.
     
  2. cgwarrior33

    cgwarrior33 Member

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    I have never even heard of this kid...
     
  3. TarHeelHawk

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    We know, he sucks. Terrible decision for the young man. If only he'd chosen to go to ISU.
     
  4. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

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    That really shows how bad he is if a Hawk fan wishes he had gone to ISU instead.
     
  5. LeSchmick

    LeSchmick Well-Known Member

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    Wow, who cares?
     
  6. SplitIdentity

    SplitIdentity Well-Known Member

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    Meh, if he committed to ISU, this thread would be full of the following:

    "I heard he had high interest from teams like Kansas, Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Florida."

    "He was battling injuries, but before that he was really blowing up on the recruiting front."

    "I spoke with somebody close to him, and Stanford, Virginia, and Wisconsin were very close to offering, but cooled off once we got involved."


    Seriously. Every recruit Iowa is looking at, has looked at, or will look at is somehow horrible in the eyes of ISU fans. Yet, a 3 star recruit that commits to the Clones barely missed the cut at being a 5 star, and is of superior talent.
     
  7. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    Hawk fans should really listen to the clones right now because what is happening in Iowa City is the same thing that has been going on at ISU. Mac just recently has admitted he underestimated the need for talent and with that realization by Mac has come some better players.

    If the Hawks want to go through 3+ agonizing years, fine, but don't say we didn't warn you. I'm sure Lick is a fine coach, but I don't think he realizes the talent needed to play at this level and I really don't know why hawk fans defend so after watching us for the past few years.
     
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  8. isucyfan

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    There are some shreds of truth embedded in this post. However, I think most Hawk fans would admit that the perceived talent that Lick is bringing in is less than stellar. IMO, his only chance to compete with guys like that is to have a great system, which he does. It's my thought, though, that he will only get over the hump by recruiting better guys than what's been had recently.

    Heck, I once knew a guy named SouthernHawk on here that I bet would agree.:wink:
     
  9. woodie

    woodie Well-Known Member

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    if illinois did not want him,why would the cyclones waste a schollie on him?????
     
  10. CycloneJoe

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    3 star payne's teammate
     
  11. SplitIdentity

    SplitIdentity Well-Known Member

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    SouthernHawk told me to tell you that he does indeed agree. He and I are pretty tight. :)

    I also agree, the talent is indeed lacking for most part. However, these posts about how horrible Iowa's recruits are, when in fact they aren't that bad. They're good role players. However, I would like to see more of what ISU has been able to accomplish - a stud player that the team can build around.
     
  12. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

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    Not just in the eyes of Cyclone fans. Or did you miss the whole "no stars" thing?

    I give credit where credit is due. And all of the interesting players on Iowa's recruiting list are committted elsewhere. The fact is that Lickliter is recruiting Butler type talent--which isn't going to work year in and year out in the Big Ten.
     
  13. SplitIdentity

    SplitIdentity Well-Known Member

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    He's a 3 star on scout.com, and he's an 83 on ESPN.

    Ben Brust - College Basketball Recruiting 2010 - ESPN

    Scout.com: Ben Brust Profile

    Rivals hasn't evaluated him yet. Or did you miss that?
     
  14. Cyclonestate78

    Cyclonestate78 Well-Known Member

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    Your sour grapes routine is getting real old. Geez.....

    Face it.... kids that don't even get a recruiting rank from the recruiting sites think hawk basketball sucks. Get over it. :biglaugh:
     
  15. Clones85'

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    Completely agree! I think most fan bases do it for their recruits though but since ISU has signed a lot of average players the last 3 years we are the king at making excuses for incoming recruits.

    IMO Brust will be a solid player. He will never be a go to scorer but can be solid especially in Todd's system.

    Smart choice on his part as he will have little to no competition for the starting PG position if that is where they chose to put him. I think for Iowa to be successful this kid needs to be a SG though
     
  16. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

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    Apparently you're confusing "Not Rated" with "Not Yet Rated". Though I'm sure that since he's committed to Iowa, Rivals will probably slap a couple of stars on him...


    And by the way, it was a Hawk fan who originally said "he sucks", not a Cyclone. What I said was "unremarkable"...or something like that.
     
  17. SplitIdentity

    SplitIdentity Well-Known Member

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    I don't care if a Hawk fan says he sucks, or an ISU fan says he's unremarkable. The fact is, he hasn't stepped on the court yet, and he has another year of HS basketball yet to play, and somehow he's been branded mediocre by people simply because he's not raking in the big time offers.
     
  18. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

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    No, he's branded mediocere because he's known, and not raking in the offers. If Iowa's biggest competition was Northwestern...well, they don't exactly focus on great athletes either, do they?

    A player who no one has heard of, who hasn't got any other offers (like Gilstrap a year ago), that's a different matter.
     
  19. TarHeelHawk

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    Bingo. This explains my first post in this thread.
     

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