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    ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    Just picked these up today. Haven't had a chance to read them...

    --- Athlon picks Iowa State to finish 8th in the Big 12. Athlon has Iowa State going to the NIT. The publication has Will Clyburn as a 3rd team All-Big 12 selection.

    --- Lindy's has the Cyclones at 6th in the league. The publication has Melvin Ejim as a 2nd team All-Big 12 selection with Will Clyburn on the 3rd.



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    Re: ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    I know this is digging in the past but where do you think they would've put us if Royce was still here?

    Just curious if they would actually take a look at ISU...



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    Re: ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    8th and 6th seem really low to me.



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    Re: ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    What were we last year?



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    Re: ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonespiker33 View Post
    What were we last year?
    Finished tied for third.

    I think these writers see that ISU lost its top 3 scorers including Royce, and they just are not sure how the returning players, freshmen, and transfers will mesh.......again.


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    Re: ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    outside of iowa state fans, not many people realize how good korie and will are. Not many people give those players much respect outside of cyclone country



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    Re: ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    2010-2011 Korie Lucious: 39 for 125, 31% FG%, bench player on a 19-15 team.


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    Re: ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    2010-2011 Korie Lucious: 39 for 125, 31% FG%, bench player on a 19-15 team.
    You mean a sophomore PG didn't start in front of Kalin Lucas, and didn't show great maturity or have the best shooting %? I'm sure in the two years since, he hasn't matured, or improved his basketball skills. We're sunk.



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    Re: ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    He also didn't sink this clutch 3 to help his team advance in the NCAA Tournament.



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    Re: ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    Quote Originally Posted by CY9008 View Post
    I know this is digging in the past but where do you think they would've put us if Royce was still here?

    Just curious if they would actually take a look at ISU...
    2nd or 3rd.


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    Re: ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    I think 6th is about right.



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    Re: ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    Yeah, I can live with the prediction of a 6th place finish. The 8th place finish, though, I think the guy wasn't paying attention.


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    Re: ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    After comparing this upcoming years team compared to last years team I think we will be a much better team this year. Here is why:

    -A true PG with experience(Lucious) and a true PG backup with experience(Bubu) compared to one true PG last season.
    -A true SF in Clyburn compared to no true SF last year.
    -Being 2-3 deep at every position compared to last year having one true experienced PG, way too many SGs, and no true SF.
    -6 returning players that played significant minutes last year compared to 3 returning players that played significant minutes in the 2010-11 season.
    -Having 5 seniors(4 being RS Seniors) compared to 2 RS Seniors last year.
    -A better defensive team adding Clyburn and Lucious to replace not the best defenders in Scott, Allen, and Royce.
    -4 freshmen(added depth) compared to 2 freshmen last season.


    -Yeah we lost Royce who could do it all. We lost Scott and Chris who could shoot it well from 3 and the free throw line. I think Clyburn will be able to replace most of what Royce did scoring wise. I think Lucious can replace Royce's passing. I think collectively as a team we can replace Royce's rebounding. I think all our posts collectively can replace Royce's post prescence. Clyburn, Lucious, Babb, and McGee can all make up for Scott and Allen's 3's. I just think overall we will be a much better team with more experience, balance, and depth at every position.

    Here are the rosters and depth charts(IMO) that I typed up.



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    Re: ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    Quote Originally Posted by nallen34 View Post
    After comparing this upcoming years team compared to last years team I think we will be a much better team this year. Here is why:

    -A true PG with experience(Lucious) and a true PG backup with experience(Bubu) compared to one true PG last season.
    -A true SF in Clyburn compared to no true SF last year.
    -Being 2-3 deep at every position compared to last year having one true experienced PG, way too many SGs, and no true SF.
    -6 returning players that played significant minutes last year compared to 3 returning players that played significant minutes in the 2010-11 season.
    -Having 5 seniors(4 being RS Seniors) compared to 2 RS Seniors last year.
    -A better defensive team adding Clyburn and Lucious to replace not the best defenders in Scott, Allen, and Royce.
    -4 freshmen(added depth) compared to 2 freshmen last season.


    -Yeah we lost Royce who could do it all. We lost Scott and Chris who could shoot it well from 3 and the free throw line. I think Clyburn will be able to replace most of what Royce did scoring wise. I think Lucious can replace Royce's passing. I think collectively as a team we can replace Royce's rebounding. I think all our posts collectively can replace Royce's post prescence. Clyburn, Lucious, Babb, and McGee can all make up for Scott and Allen's 3's. I just think overall we will be a much better team with more experience, balance, and depth at every position.

    Here are the rosters and depth charts(IMO) that I typed up.
    Is Bubu going to play this year?



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    Re: ***Men's Basketball Magazine Predictions***

    Quote Originally Posted by cyguytillidie View Post
    Is Bubu going to play this year?
    His court date hasn't happened but I see it as innocent until proven guilty and on the team until kicked off the team.



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