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    Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    Just kinda curious to see where everyone goes with this... sure its been done before but figured its worth resurrecting...

    10:Marcus Fizer
    9:Will Blalock
    8:Justus Thigpen
    7:Craig Brackins
    6:Jackson Vroman
    5:Curtis Stinson
    4:Dedric Willoughby
    3:Fred Hoiberg
    2:Jake Sullivan
    1:Scott Christopherson

    List ended up being harder than I thought so I'm gonna throw out a 5 man honorable mentions list, Diante Garrett, Rahshon Clark, Michael Nurse, Jared Homan, Jamal Tinsley... Love McGee and Babb from this years team, maybe someday I'll find a way to squeeze them into my list...
    Whats your top 10?



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    Re: Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    Quote Originally Posted by CychoCyclone View Post
    Just kinda curious to see where everyone goes with this... sure its been done before but figured its worth resurrecting...

    10:Marcus Fizer
    9:Will Blalock
    8:Justus Thigpen
    7:Craig Brackins
    6:Jackson Vroman
    5:Curtis Stinson
    4:Dedric Willoughby
    3:Fred Hoiberg
    2:Jake Sullivan
    1:Scott Christopherson

    List ended up being harder than I thought so I'm gonna throw out a 5 man honorable mentions list, Diante Garrett, Rahshon Clark, Michael Nurse, Jared Homan, Jamal Tinsley... Love McGee and Babb from this years team, maybe someday I'll find a way to squeeze them into my list...
    Whats your top 10?
    Jeff Hornacek snd Barry Stevens are definitely in my top 10.



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    Re: Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    Your obviously a younger one:) might want to think about guys like Jeff Hornacek, Jeff Grayer, and Barry Stevens. Personally, I liked Hercle Ivy back in my day. A guy named Eric Heft would be on my list too.


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    Re: Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    I am only 28, I can't recall ever seeing hornacek or grayer... not saying they aren't obviously Cyclone greats, I was going more with personal favorites which wouldnt include players I never actually saw play... I guess thats part of the reason why I did the thread, just curious to see how peoples answers shake out and how far back some people go...



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    Re: Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    Yep, Hornacek,Grayer,Stevens for sure. How about Sam Hill for what he did to Iowa.



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    Re: Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    OK, I was there from 80 to 85... so I was a slow luner.



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    Re: Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    Quote Originally Posted by CychoCyclone View Post
    Just kinda curious to see where everyone goes with this... sure its been done before but figured its worth resurrecting...

    10:Marcus Fizer
    9:Will Blalock
    8:Justus Thigpen
    7:Craig Brackins
    6:Jackson Vroman
    5:Curtis Stinson
    4:Dedric Willoughby
    3:Fred Hoiberg
    2:Jake Sullivan
    1:Scott Christopherson

    List ended up being harder than I thought so I'm gonna throw out a 5 man honorable mentions list, Diante Garrett, Rahshon Clark, Michael Nurse, Jared Homan, Jamal Tinsley... Love McGee and Babb from this years team, maybe someday I'll find a way to squeeze them into my list...
    Whats your top 10?
    Your list is Terrible.


    1. Fred Hoiberg
    2. Jeff Hornacek
    3. Jamaal Tinsley
    4. Big Vic
    5. Jeff Grayer
    6. Fizer
    7. Kelvin Cato
    8. Barry Stevens
    9. Stinson
    10. Dedric

    As an honorable mention I would put Gary Thompson. Never saw Gary play, but as an analyst he is way better than Heft.



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    Re: Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    1. Marcus Fizer
    2. Fred Hoiberg
    3. Jeff Hornacek
    4. Jake Sullivan
    5. Jamaal Tinsley
    6. Jared Homan
    7. Curtis Stinson
    8. Rahshon Clark
    9. Kelvin Cato
    10. Craig Brackins



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    Re: Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    Extremely tough question for me, been a fan since I was a kid, then was a ball boy in my early teens. Mine would have to go something like this:
    1. Fred Hoiberg
    2. Scott Christopherson
    3. Dedric Willoughby
    4. Jake Sullivan
    5. Jacy Holloway
    6. Marcus Fizer
    7. Justice Thigpen
    8. Kelvin Cato
    9. Jamaal Tinsley
    10. Loren Meyer

    The top 4 are pretty interchangeable to me. I was too young to remember guys like Victor Alexander, Jeff Grayer or Jeff Hornacek playing for the Cyclones. Honorable mentions also go to Hurl Beechum, John Neal, Stevie Johnson and Paul Shirley. Also, when I was a kid I loved Sammy Hill, because he had ears that stuck out and a huge smile. Career leaders in fouls, if I recall correctly.


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    Re: Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    Since it's favorite, and not "best", how about:

    1 Fred Hoiberg
    2 Dedric Willoughby
    3 Kenny Pratt
    4 Julius Michalik
    5 Kantrail Horton
    6 Justus Thigpen
    7 Tyrus McGee
    8 Jake Sullivan
    9 Jacy Holloway
    10 Stevie Johnson (bonus points for also playing FB)

    I'd say these are the guys I just really loved to root for, and enjoyed watching them play. And great Cyclones too. This is probably not in order, just a list of 10.



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    Re: Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    1. Fred Hoiberg
    2. Jacy Holloway
    3. Marcus Fizer
    4. Dedric Willoughby
    5. Kelvin Cato
    6. Loren Meyer
    7. Jake Sullivan
    8. Rashon Clark
    9. Justus Thigpen
    10. Jared Homan

    Started following the Clones around 1990 when I was a little kid.



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    Re: Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    In no particular order:

    Marcus Fizer
    Jake Sullivan
    Michael Nurse
    Kantrail Horton
    Scott Christopherson
    Fred Hoiberg
    Julius Michalik
    Stevie Johnson
    Jared Homan
    Jamaal Tinsley

    Some of these guys like Nurse, Stevie, and Michalik were not necessarily the stars of the teams they were on but they all were big time players in my mind. I loved watching Nurse bomb 3's from 5+ feet behind the 3 point line and he had a very likable personality. Stevie was a glue glue on that Elite 8 team that did all the dirty work. Probably my all time favorite shooter is Sullivan to who this day I still think I have never seen a prettier looking jump shot. Hoping that Matt Thomas comes in and makes me think he is the best shooter ISU has ever seen because Sullivan and Hoiberg are 2 of the best shooters to ever play in an ISU uniform in my opinion


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    Re: Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    Quote Originally Posted by cyowan View Post
    Extremely tough question for me, been a fan since I was a kid, then was a ball boy in my early teens. Mine would have to go something like this:
    1. Fred Hoiberg
    2. Scott Christopherson
    3. Dedric Willoughby
    4. Jake Sullivan
    5. Jacy Holloway
    6. Marcus Fizer
    7. Justice Thigpen
    8. Kelvin Cato
    9. Jamaal Tinsley
    10. Loren Meyer

    The top 4 are pretty interchangeable to me. I was too young to remember guys like Victor Alexander, Jeff Grayer or Jeff Hornacek playing for the Cyclones. Honorable mentions also go to Hurl Beechum, John Neal, Stevie Johnson and Paul Shirley. Also, when I was a kid I loved Sammy Hill, because he had ears that stuck out and a huge smile. Career leaders in fouls, if I recall correctly.
    So you remember Justus Thigpen but not Victor Alexander? They had 2 years where they crossed over.



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    Re: Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    My list would be horrible. I'm not old enough to fully remember many years. I was just getting old enough to care in the Fizer years but I don't remember very much. I was like 7. So here is my list. Keep in mind the amount of players I have been able to watch.


    1. Curtis Stinson
    2. Royce White
    3. Craig Brackins
    4. Will Blalock
    5. Diante Garrett
    6. Georges Niang
    7. Tyrus McGee
    8. Rahshon Clark
    9. Scott Christopherson
    10. Melvin Ejim



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    Re: Top 10 favorite Cyclone Basketball Players

    Quote Originally Posted by CYcoFan View Post
    So you remember Justus Thigpen but not Victor Alexander? They had 2 years where they crossed over.
    Thigpen was playing right when I was actually old enough to understand what was going on. I remember Alexander being huge, but don't really remember him being one of my favorites. His was the first trading card of a Cyclone I ever had though.



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