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    Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    Who do you think the most dominant Iowa high school basketball player has been? I think we have only had one McDonald's All American in Nick Collison. I am not sure if Raef LaFrentz was or not. We have had some great basketball players come out of Iowa, but not consistently. Players like Fred Hoiberg, Nick Collison, Raef LaFrentz, and Kirk Hinrich have been amazing. My vote would be Nick Collison.

    I posted this because I was watching the Ronnie Fields documentary on You Tube. He was an amazing player in the mid 90's in the Chicago Public League. 6"2" with a vertical of 49 inches. He was Kevin Garnett's teammate at Farragut Academy. 39 dunks in 8 games! He was one of the best Illinois HS basketball players ever. I just got to thinking that Iowa has also had some solid players I just wondered who all of you thought was the most dominant?



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    Re: Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    I'm going with Freddy.......he was the only one I really watched in high school, obviously because he was coming to ISU. I don't think it's a bad choice.



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    Re: Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    If I remember right wasn't Kirk Hinrich also a McDonalds All American?


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    Re: Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    If I remember right wasn't Kirk Hinrich also a McDonalds All American?
    He was not, but I'm sure LaFrentz was



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    Re: Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    As far as dominating in high school I would have to vote for Dean Oliver. I went to Mason City while Dean played there, and he took over games and was able to score at will against any team. During his junior and senior years Mason City did not loose a single game, and won back to back state championships.



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    Re: Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    Freddy should get extra points too, as he was the top football player in the state also.



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    Re: Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    I was going to bring up Dean Oliver as well.



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    Re: Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    Quote Originally Posted by 83Clone View Post
    He was not, but I'm sure LaFrentz was
    You are correct on both.

    Here is a LINK to the list of all past Mcd AA.


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    Re: Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    Quote Originally Posted by 83Clone View Post
    He was not, but I'm sure LaFrentz was
    Most dominant IA HS bball player? = Robert Johnson Dsm Lincoln or Roosevelt ??? He just did not make it at the next level for various reasons.

    The year Collison made it, the game was held in Hilton, the local angle did not hurt getting him the nomination.


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    Re: Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    After looking at this, I didn't realize that Jerome Harper was a first round draft pick. And I forgot about Dean Oliver as well.



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    Re: Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    Jeff Horner & Ben Jacobson????? Especially Horner, he was amazing in HS



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    Re: Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    I don't know, but in North Dakota, it was Les Jepsen.



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    Re: Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    What about Greg Helmers? Name another center that led the state in steals!!!!



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    Re: Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    All this thread tells me is that, although there is the occasional quality player in the Iowa HS ranks, we really need to count on recruits from elsewhere if we are to be successful.



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    Re: Most dominant IA HS bball player?

    As far as individually, I'd go with Ricky Davis at Davenport North. Signed with Iowa as a freshman, then after 1 year with the Hawks he went pro and became an NBA all-star. Obviously being at North he didn't really have any great team recognition...unbelievable individual player though.
    For somebody that was great and also led their team to greatness, I'd go with Nick Collison or Troy Skinner.

    **and yes, it really pisses me off that we didn't get any of the 3 guys that I am listing here, but at least Tricky Ricky screwed Iowa over by leaving early and Collison gave them the shaft



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