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    The Rag Big 4 Draft

    Rick Brown picks 4 hoks and a Drake kid for his dream team? WTF? Melvin only makes one writer's team.



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    re: The Rag Big 4 Draft

    It was a fantasy draft. Ejim only made one writer's team because he was the #1 overall pick.

    Some people get worked up about anything...

    FYI, four writers picked teams of five players, for 20 selections total. Cyclones were:

    Ejim - #1 overall
    Kane - #4
    Hogue - #5
    Niang - #10
    Morris - #13
    Thomas - #15
    Long - #17

    So our entire rotation got drafted and our best played was 1st pick. But let's have a thread to complain about it


    Last edited by CyFan61; 12-07-2013 at 09:19 AM.

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    re: The Rag Big 4 Draft

    Niang at #10 is way too low.



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    re: The Rag Big 4 Draft

    Having never seen UNI or Drake play, I can't comment on their players, but if I was drafting a team of ISU and Iowa Marble is the only Iowa player I would definitely draft in the top 5. Ejim, Marble, Kane, Hogue and then either White or Niang. Call me a homer



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    re: The Rag Big 4 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by 83Clone View Post
    Having never seen UNI or Drake play, I can't comment on their players, but if I was drafting a team of ISU and Iowa Marble is the only Iowa player I would definitely draft in the top 5. Ejim, Marble, Kane, Hogue and then either White or Niang. Call me a homer
    I'd call you pretty realistic. My only debate would be between white or Niang at number 5 as well.



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    re: The Rag Big 4 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by 83Clone View Post
    Having never seen UNI or Drake play, I can't comment on their players, but if I was drafting a team of ISU and Iowa Marble is the only Iowa player I would definitely draft in the top 5. Ejim, Marble, Kane, Hogue and then either White or Niang. Call me a homer
    Not bad, but I would take White and Niang over Hogue. I would go Ejim, Kane, Marble, White, Niang and then it would get fuzzy. Hogue would probably be 6th but I haven't watch more than 1 game of Drake and UNI so I can't really say they don't have someone better. Hogue has been a beast but he would be the most offensively limited of the 6 you listed; his value (IMHO) is getting rebounds, playing tough D, and getting some put back and "garbage" points. This is HUGE when you have other offensive options (i.e. Kane, Niang, Thomas, Long) but if he was your #2 option, I am not sure he would be as good as the other 5.

    I would take White over Niang as they stand right now, but also note that Niang is a soph and White is a jr. If I took into account how many years of eligibility they have left I would go Niang but I give White the edge straight up right now.


    Yep, this thread has just been pwned.

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    re: The Rag Big 4 Draft

    Depends on if you need a guy that can play in the post and shoot a little bit or you need someone that flops around like a carp.



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    re: The Rag Big 4 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural View Post
    Depends on if you need a guy that can play in the post and shoot a little bit or you need someone that flops around like a carp.
    According to ESPN, "Carp flopping" is the new "length".



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    re: The Rag Big 4 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    Niang at #10 is way too low.
    Agreed. His coming out party starts today and continues on Friday.



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    re: The Rag Big 4 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by 83Clone View Post
    Having never seen UNI or Drake play, I can't comment on their players, but if I was drafting a team of ISU and Iowa Marble is the only Iowa player I would definitely draft in the top 5. Ejim, Marble, Kane, Hogue and then either White or Niang. Call me a homer
    I would start:

    PG- Kane
    SG- Marble
    SF- Ejim
    PF- White
    C- Niang

    My 2nd team:

    PG- Morris
    SG- Thomas
    SF- Uthoff
    PF- Hogue
    C- Olaseni



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    re: The Rag Big 4 Draft

    If you're just putting together the top 5 best overall players in terms of talent, then Hogue isn't probably in the top 5. But if you're putting together a team that would actually go play games against other teams, for example the Olympics or something, then I'd put Hogue in my starting 5 for sure.

    He is a complete beast on the boards and defensively. You need to have someone like that to do the dirty work to have a complete team IMO.

    Marble and White though are the only two in serious contention for a starting 5 spot from Iowa though. Marble for sure probably.



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    re: The Rag Big 4 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    I would start:

    PG- Kane
    SG- Marble
    SF- Ejim
    PF- White
    C- Niang

    My 2nd team:

    PG- Morris
    SG- Thomas
    SF- Uthoff
    PF- Hogue
    C- Olaseni
    That's probably about right. Could actually switch White and Hogue depending on if you need offense or defense.



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    Re: The Rag Big 4 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by MaccloNe View Post
    Rick Brown picks 4 hoks and a Drake kid for his dream team? WTF? Melvin only makes one writer's team.
    It was a fantasy draft so there's really nothing to be upset about.

    That said, Brown being a homer surprises you?



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    Re: The Rag Big 4 Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyFive View Post
    It was a fantasy draft so there's really nothing to be upset about.

    That said, Brown being a homer surprises you?
    All this crap gets settled in the next 6 days anyway (thank God).



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    Re: The Rag Big 4 Draft

    Is there a link anywhere?
    To the actual article.

    Here is the draft itself in a chat window

    http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/d...-today/article

    Aaron White went #2 overall?!?


    Last edited by Rhoadhoused; 12-07-2013 at 11:03 AM.

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