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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    Speaking of highly-touted players, I just saw that Nerlens is out for the rest of the season. Ouch. Think he still tries his hand at the pros?



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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    Quote Originally Posted by megamanxzero35 View Post
    Other players looking better?
    That would affect his ranking relative to other players, but his rating is independent of that.



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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    I'm sure the drop in ratings is purely because they are committed to ISU and has nothing to do with guys playing their senior seasons.



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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    I hate when people act lik they don't care about rankings. Instead they try to come up with a funny response. Do you not want to get any respect? You can't tell me Morris and Thomas got worse so why such a big drop? Monte the 6 th best player in Michigan? Yeah right.



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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    Honestly, I think their drop is a result of the scouts seeing a lot of the other players at national games against each other during the winter for basketball maganet prep schools like Oak Hill Academy, Findlay, or Brewster.
    Monte and Thomas playing with their town's basketball teams don't give them the exposure they were able to recieve on the AAU circut during the summer from these scouts.

    Honestly Matt Thomas overall grad just went from a 88 to an 87, so the scouts still see him as basically the same just ranked behind others that have the 88 ranking.
    I am shocked Monte went from a 4 star grade of 82 to a 3 star grade of 77... That is a huge drop. I have no idea how you could downgrade the same individual that much in a span of 6 months (with out injury, of course).

    Either way, both will be very good players for Fred and ISU for the next 4 year, these are just opinions. Hopefully Morris can use this as motivation and is out to prove this ranking wrong.



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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    It is closer in bball, but rivals>>>>> ESPN. I would say this either way. Thomas is #58 and Morris is like #91



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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    I don't pay much attention to ESPN rankings. They promote the SEC in football and the Big 10 in basketball, and their recruiting rankings usually reflect that bias.



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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    Yeah, I think ESPN just hates any Big XII team not named Texas. I'm not shocked, nor do I care. It's Fred that makes these guys winners, not the idiots that watch youtube videos of basketball players and rank them on how good they are.

    Honestly, Isaiah Austin was the 4th best player in the nation according to Rivals. Is he really? No. Will he be a great player SOMEDAY? Probably in the NBA, yes. But was he really the 4th best high schooler coming into college? No. Probably not even a top 50.
    Austin not a top 50 freshman? He's dominating. 14 ppg and 9.7 rebounds as a freshman is outstanding. Facepalm



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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    Telep tweeted me back saying some question what position he'll play in college and that he barely missed the top 100.



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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Telep tweeted me back saying some question what position he'll play in college and that he barely missed the top 100.
    That's very fair.



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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Telep tweeted me back saying some question what position he'll play in college and that he barely missed the top 100.
    Monte or Matt?

    Edit: Nevermind, obvi Monte



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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Thompsonclone21 View Post
    I hate when people act lik they don't care about rankings. Instead they try to come up with a funny response. Do you not want to get any respect? You can't tell me Morris and Thomas got worse so why such a big drop? Monte the 6 th best player in Michigan? Yeah right.
    Rivals has him the 5th best in Michigan and ESPN 6th. Not a big deal



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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    NO STARZ!!!!


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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Telep tweeted me back saying some question what position he'll play in college and that he barely missed the top 100.
    Niang's ranking wasn't higher because they didn't know how his game would translate to the next level. There's a reason why Fred is a coach and these guys rape people willing to pay for subscriptions to this stuff.

    Monte will play guard.



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    Re: Screw you ESPN!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Niang's ranking wasn't higher because they didn't know how his game would translate to the next level. There's a reason why Fred is a coach and these guys rape people willing to pay for subscriptions to this stuff.

    Monte will play guard.
    It's free.

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