Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 101
  1. #1
    Prospect
    Points: 5,909, Level: 22
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 141
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience Points3 months registered

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    28
    Points
    5,909
    Level
    22
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?

    I'm starting to wonder why, after the quick commitments of Matt Thomas and Monte Morris in a short span, there aren't any recruits with long-standing offers banging down the doors to join them. It seems like everyone is just sitting on their offers, and then everyone will commit to the blue-chip schools on their lists and leave us only competing for players with offers from mid-majors. It's probably paranoia, but ISU fans have had good reason to be paranoid. In particular, I'm worried traditional big men see ISU as unfriendly to post player development, given CFH's own history as a guard and his favoritism for smaller lineups and 4/5s who can shoot (Booker, Niang) and/or ball handle (White). Even with only one traditional big on the roster right now (Gibson) interest seems tepid, and although it's notoriously hard to judge what a recruit is thinking, none of them are saying things like "ISU seems like a good fit/nice place," etc.

    On a side note, I'm mad that Marquette seems to be winning EVERY major recruiting battle with us. I counted five players with shortlists including ISU and Marquette, and four were eventually won by them, Thomas being the lone exception. I know they've had recent success, but surely their program isn't seen as THAT much better.



  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 93,586, Level: 95
    Level completed: 23%, Points required for next Level: 1,464
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    3,954
    Points
    93,586
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?

    Mkay..



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 43,547, Level: 64
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 703
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    scyclonekid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    5,136
    Points
    43,547
    Level
    64
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 62
    Given: 4

    Re: Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?

    patience young one.



  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 283,511, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    16,675
    Points
    283,511
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 250
    Given: 28

    Re: Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?




  5. #5
    Legend
    Points: 432,692, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteran
    State43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    10,945
    Points
    432,692
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 266
    Given: 228

    Re: Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?

    Yep, here we go. Fred's out of gas. Looks like we are stuck with 4 two stars to finish the class. Someone call Pollard, I want answers.

    Edit: Our only person in the draft was a post player fyi. Not sure how we are not post friendly.


    Last edited by State43; 07-28-2012 at 10:59 PM.

  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 257,189, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 30.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Cydkar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    15,829
    Points
    257,189
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 668
    Given: 561

    Re:Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?

    I've never been less worried about ISU recruiting in my entire life...and I'm old. This class will be outstanding.



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 257,189, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 30.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Cydkar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    15,829
    Points
    257,189
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 668
    Given: 561

    Re:Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?

    Oh, and Marquette IS ahead of us and some of those guys were local Milwaukee boys.



  8. #8
    Prospect
    Points: 5,909, Level: 22
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 141
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience Points3 months registered

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    28
    Points
    5,909
    Level
    22
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    Edit: Our only person in the draft was a post player fyi. Not sure how we are not post friendly.
    White wasn't a traditional big in the sense that he could do so much more than play in the post.

    I'm basically looking for a guy like Kelvin Cato or Jared Homan who can be a defensive stalwart. It just doesn't seem to be a point of emphasis.



  9. #9
    Prospect
    Points: 5,909, Level: 22
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 141
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience Points3 months registered

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    28
    Points
    5,909
    Level
    22
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?

    Quote Originally Posted by scyclonekid View Post
    patience young one.
    Yeah, pretty much.



  10. #10
    Prospect
    Points: 5,909, Level: 22
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 141
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience Points3 months registered

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    28
    Points
    5,909
    Level
    22
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Oh, and Marquette IS ahead of us and some of those guys were local Milwaukee boys.
    Trent Lockett and Jameel McKay were the ones I was most disappointed in losing, and they weren't from Milwaukee. Luckily (in a sense) they have limited eligibility.



  11. #11
    Legend
    Points: 432,692, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteran
    State43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    10,945
    Points
    432,692
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 266
    Given: 228

    Re: Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?

    Quote Originally Posted by darklion View Post
    White wasn't a traditional big in the sense that he could do so much more than play in the post.

    I'm basically looking for a guy like Kelvin Cato or Jared Homan who can be a defensive stalwart. It just doesn't seem to be a point of emphasis.
    Still a baseless comment. He plays to the players strengths. We have not seen him with a post heavy or completely balanced team yet.



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 43,547, Level: 64
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 703
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    scyclonekid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    5,136
    Points
    43,547
    Level
    64
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 62
    Given: 4

    Re: Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?

    we are sitting pretty.



  13. #13
    Recruit
    Points: 4,861, Level: 20
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 189
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Mason City, Iowa
    Posts
    107
    Points
    4,861
    Level
    20
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?

    Quote Originally Posted by darklion View Post
    Trent Lockett and Jameel McKay were the ones I was most disappointed in losing, and they weren't from Milwaukee. Luckily (in a sense) they have limited eligibility.
    Jameel was from Milwaukee originally before he went to Indian Hills, from his tweets he seems to love being from there, wasn't surprised when he committed there, but was disappointed we missed out on him.



  14. #14
    All-Star
    Points: 48,978, Level: 68
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 772
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Thompsonclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,962
    Points
    48,978
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 132
    Given: 65

    Re: Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?

    Quote Originally Posted by darklion View Post
    Trent Lockett and Jameel McKay were the ones I was most disappointed in losing, and they weren't from Milwaukee. Luckily (in a sense) they have limited eligibility.
    Mckay's hometown is Milwaukee. I'm not surprised he is going there. Can't blame Fred and Iowa State for that. I'd want to play in my hometown too.



  15. #15
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 140,793, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    4,519
    Points
    140,793
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Quality recruits: Is anyone as worried as me that we won't get any more?




Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 07:00 PM