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    Anthony Booker

    I have been reading a lot of on-line article, posts on the message boards etc. No one is hardly even mentioning Mr. Booker? I think he will find himself playing a bulk of the minutes by season's end. I think he brings toughness and the ability to bang, somethign Ejim doesn't really have playing at the 4 position. He was a top 50 player coming out and had some really big offers, but chose to stay commiteed to SIU. I know that some people think he's soft because he shoots a lot from the perimiter, but man this guy certainly has a Big 12 body on him! I did not have a chance to see him play this summer. If someone did watch Anthony, tell me a little about his game?



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    Re: Anthony Booker

    Anthony is someone I am actually really excited for. This summer he seemed to be an athletic shot blocker. He will knock down the 3 if you give him space.



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    Re: Anthony Booker

    I am excited for Booker as well. I think he will start as we will need his size when we enter Big 12 play. He was a four star recruit on Rivals, Scout, and ESPN. I think he was rated right along the Morris twins. He has bulked up and I read somewhere that he is almost as strong as Royce as they have been doing a lot of lifting. I can't wait for this season.



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    Re: Anthony Booker

    The play in the CCL is definitely not stuctured for big men to be evaluated very well. It's mostly guys launching 3 pointers. I saw Booker play about 3 times and he definitely has the body to play in the Big 12. He had some games where he would have only 2 or 3 rebounds, though. I think the only way Booker starts is if Fred puts RW at PG, which sounds absurd but he is our best PG. I did really like the way Booker would block shots so I'm excited to see his game when the season starts. Don't expect him to be shooting 3 pointers like he does in the CCL.



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    Re: Anthony Booker

    Booker will start, IMO. He's strong, athletic as hell for his size, and let's the game come to him (meaning he plays smart). For whatever reason, he did not produce like he was suppose to at SIU. No idea why, because he's got all the tools. Maybe it was the system, maybe he wasn't mentally right. Either way, I think he's ready to break out and play like the top 50 guy he was supposed to be. I'm as excited about him as anyone on the roster.

    In CCL, he showed a smooth stroke from the perimeter. A very smooth stroke. He didn't spend much time on the block and when he did, he scored pretty easily and often finished aggressive moves to the hoop with very powerful dunks. Gotta remember though, it's the CCL, few can guard someone his size in this summer league.


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    Re: Anthony Booker

    definately think Booker will contribute significant minutes off the bench and am looking forward to seeing him in action. I really don't think there is any way he starts this year though. or next year. I think Anthony Booker will be a great contributor off the bench his whole cyclone career.



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    Re: Anthony Booker

    No matter where Booker ends up, I'm much happier with having him rather than Railey (foul machine) and JVB (who I loved, but a guard in a 6'11 body)



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    Re: Anthony Booker

    If Railey sticks, as in stays out of trouble, he has playing time advantage in the Big 12. It helps Booker to have been on the team for a year, but his production at SIU certainly doesn't jump off the page at you. I will be disappointed if he isn't an upgrade, but I won't be shocked. He certainly has the body-let's hope he has the head.



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    Re: Anthony Booker

    Quote Originally Posted by DrewCo View Post
    definately think Booker will contribute significant minutes off the bench and am looking forward to seeing him in action. I really don't think there is any way he starts this year though. or next year. I think Anthony Booker will be a great contributor off the bench his whole cyclone career.
    I agree. While you can't judge everything off of what happens at CCL, it appeared to me that he was not a banger or liked to play inside. I think that was the knock on him at his old school (banger body, but doesn't like playing in the paint and would rather play on the perimeter and shoot 3s) and I didn't see anything to change that. He will get minutes off the bench but until he gains a Homan attitude he won't be starting.



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    Re: Anthony Booker

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberJJJ View Post
    If Railey sticks, as in stays out of trouble, he has playing time advantage in the Big 12. It helps Booker to have been on the team for a year, but his production at SIU certainly doesn't jump off the page at you. I will be disappointed if he isn't an upgrade, but I won't be shocked. He certainly has the body-let's hope he has the head.
    Booker will play more than Railey and it won't even be close.



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    Re: Anthony Booker

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Booker will play more than Railey and it won't even be close.
    This.



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    Re: Anthony Booker

    I can't imagine Railey playing more than Booker.

    The talent level isn't really close, and we really have no idea whether Jordan will keep himself out of trouble. I hope he does, but there's no guarantee right now.


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    Re: Anthony Booker

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Booker will play more than Railey and it won't even be close.
    I think Percy Gibson could play more than both. Gibson has way more polish on his offensive game in the post than either of those guys, and has the same strong body as Booker.



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    Re: Anthony Booker

    Booker will play way more than Percy as well.



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    Re: Anthony Booker

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Booker will play way more than Percy as well.
    Probably more than Percy and Railey together.


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