Great article on Morris w/quotes from Trey Burke and Izzo

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  1. Nuts4Cy

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    Fitzy Well-Known Member

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    Starting Monte to NBA? thread shortly
     
  3. BringBackJohnny

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    Izzo saying he skipped on Man Man for Parker will probably fire him up a bit.
     
  4. johnnydugouts

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    i was under the impression the morris vs walton was the recruiting battle
     
  5. RubyClone

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    it was for Michigan, wasn't it? not MSU?
     
  6. Rapplegt

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    Good article, but it seemed to end rather abruptly. I was expecting more closing analysis.
    Should be a great year for Monte and the team.
     
  7. heitclone

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    #7 heitclone, Aug 21, 2014
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    Or a thread that call people haters for not thinking he's ready for the NBA.....seriously though, thanks for sharing. I wasn't totally sold on Monte right away last year but he made huge strides. I'm comfortable with Morris against any PG in the country. If last years incoming national FR class hadn't been so loaded, Morris would've gotten a lot more national pub.

    not to take anything away from Freddie and Co but ISU was very fortunate that a couple key events happened to get Morris out of his home state.
     
  8. johnnydugouts

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    for michigan, yes. but parker and man man play different positions so the comparison seemed odd unless MSU was limited on rides.
     
  9. Gunnerclone

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    Forgot we have Monte Morris as our PG for about the past three weeks. Lol we are frighteningly talented not even including the "unknowns" like Nader and Mckay.
     
  10. allfourcy

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    I like Izzo's reference to sometimes holding out for one and two, and three and four can turn out just as well. He also benefited in that scenario by landing Marvin Clark. While we held out hoping to get "you know who", we lost out on a darn good recruit that fell into Izzo's lap late. But's that the nature of the recruiting game as they say.
     
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    That Freddy Hoiberg sure can spot himself some talent.
     
  12. ribsnwhiskey

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    What exactly is that supposed to mean?
     
  13. BeachAve

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    Not a Hawkeye fan but Monte reminds me most of BJ Armstrong while he was playing for Iowa..

    He's made vast improvement, became much more comfortable on the floor, and had great mentors with Ejim, Kane, etc
     
  14. swarthmoreCY

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    Here nor there
    I am curious to see if MM can take the next step even though he will not have Kane as a backcourt mate. Morris should be individually improved next year, but we may not see an increase in game performance with a cursory look.

    Kane-Morris, Blalock-Stinson, JT-Nurse-Horton...in the college game having multiple pg/lead guards can really give you an advantage. I guess we have Custer, but physically that is a vulnerable backcourt.
     
  15. ribsnwhiskey

    ribsnwhiskey Well-Known Member

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    I think you are forgetting someone.
     
  16. mtowncyclone13

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    not going to happen.
     
  17. Psiclone

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    If you are talking about the entire back court, you are forgetting Long and BDJ who are big and physical. If only PG's, then Morris and Custer are on the slight side. However, Niang will bring the ball down court on occasion, as well a initiate the offense in half-court.
     
  18. swarthmoreCY

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    Here nor there
    I don't consider BDJ a pg/lead guard.
    I am expecting BDJ, Naz, and Thomas all to play in the off-guard/wing guard/shooting guard mold.
     
  19. BirdDog

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    BDJ could probably play small forward if Fred decides to play small.
     
  20. siklon

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    I'm confused as to what you are concerned about. Are you worried about Morris or Custer having to guard a Kane/Smart type of guard? That sort of physicality? Luckily we won't have to worry about too many of those types of players. Plus with BDJ and Houge's ability to guard multiple positions, Fred is going to have a bunch of options to work with.

    The only team I see us having personnel issues with on paper would be Kentucky but I don't think there is a D1 team that wouldn't have a problem matching the depth they have.
     

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