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    Why is Kane the face of this team?

    I think he's a good player, and I totally respect what he does on the court, but I feel that Ejim or Niang should be the face of this team. As a fan, those are the two I think of right now when thinking of leaders and impact players. Nearly every time I see something about the Cyclones pop up on my feed it has a picture of Kane attached. I understood it when Royce got the publicity, maybe I'm just not seeing it with Kane.



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    Re: Why is Kane the face of this team?

    graduated transfer, had one more shot at a tourney and he picked ISU. Interesting off-the-court story. Great 4 year stat line.

    I would agree that long-term Ejim or Niang is more the face of the team but without Kane we wouldn't be 11-0.


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    Re: Why is Kane the face of this team?

    Not many guys in America are as fully rounded as Kane!



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    Re: Why is Kane the face of this team?

    Because he's really really good



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    Re: Why is Kane the face of this team?

    Melvin's off-court story is one of the best there is; the epitome of student-athlete



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    Re: Why is Kane the face of this team?

    He filled a huge hole in our lineup, and does everything. There are arguably four guys who take turns as the face of this team. It's certainly DeAndre's turn right now.



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    Re: Why is Kane the face of this team?

    I'll agree with you.

    Take nothing away from Kane, as I love having him around. I would say that the fans, and people that "know" Iowa State Basketball would say it's Ejim's team. At the Michigan game, when I saw him out there warming up, and then when he came in off the bench, the place went absolutely nuts. People in the "know", know it's him.



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    Re: Why is Kane the face of this team?

    After that "foul" got called on him against Boise St, he seemed to take it up a notch. It was almost Royce like, where he just decided he was the best player on the court and he was going to prove it.


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    Re: Why is Kane the face of this team?

    How do you see him being the face of the team? I guess I don't see ISU athletics promoting him more than any of the others, and outside media does what it wants. He gets introduced last, but I think that is customary as forwards are introduced first.



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    Re: Why is Kane the face of this team?

    Any 3 could be the face of the Cyclones at any single time. Hogue would at brief times, but we have 4 monsters on this time that seem to show up all the time and they all seem like great team players



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    Re: Why is Kane the face of this team?

    The guy is a beast. His personal story is just way more intriguing than Ejims.
    His numbers are crazy
    Being point guard, he runs the show
    Last shot at a tourney run
    Gave his shoes to a homeless guy
    Story of his father
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    Ejim is just a great guy and excellent representative but not much further to talk about



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    Re: Why is Kane the face of this team?

    Is this the **** we're worried about now?



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    Re: Why is Kane the face of this team?

    Kane is the best player on the team...on a team full of great players. Simple as that.



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    Re: Why is Kane the face of this team?

    Our entire team is like every player from the old "Arch Rivals" arcade basketball game, but especially Kane and Hogue...




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    Re: Why is Kane the face of this team?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural View Post
    Is this the **** we're worried about now?
    I'm not worried about it, but not every thread can be about how great we are. I was just making conversation.



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