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    Iowa State reached out to Behanan


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    Re: Iowa State reached out to Behanan

    Quote Originally Posted by dahliaclone View Post
    Per "Sources" right now. I have no problem with ISU taking a look. Free Agents (aka: transfers) are an excellent way to infuse experience and talent on your squad.

    I want Fred to take a look at any DI free agent and decide. He's been doing great at it so far.


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    Re: Iowa State reached out to Behanan

    I'm shocked that us and Oregon were among the first to reach out to him. Just shocked.



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    Re: Iowa State reached out to Behanan

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    Per "Sources" right now. I have no problem with ISU taking a look. Free Agents (aka: transfers) are an excellent way to infuse experience and talent on your squad.

    I want Fred to take a look at any DI free agent and decide. He's been doing great at it so far.
    Absolutely agree. He's batting 1.000 so far. My only thought is that if we do happen to get him, I think that's a ton of seniors to replace isn't it? I'm not good at remembering who we have coming in and what classes look like. But by then we could be a national power and it's a moot point. ;)



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    Re: Iowa State reached out to Behanan

    Why is he leaving again?



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    Re: Iowa State reached out to Behanan

    Quote Originally Posted by dahliaclone View Post

    What's not to be sure about? Was there something he did or some past that he has that tarnishes this news? I for one am for Fred taking whoever he feels can be a man of the community (regardless of past - See Royce, and to a lesser extent some of the other transfers) and can make a positive impact on this team. It looks to me like Behanan's had a pretty solid impact on a very good team and Fred has a pretty good history of having players behave themselves when on campus.



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    Re: Iowa State reached out to Behanan

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    Why is he leaving again?
    I think Pitino said a pattern of breaking rules.



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    Re: Iowa State reached out to Behanan

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    Why is he leaving again?
    Pitino kicked him off the team.

    I would guess we reach out to most transfers and then begin the vetting process to see if they are too big of risks to take on. But, it doesn't hurt to see if there is interest and then dig deeper to see if it is worth it.

    There is no doubt there is talent there and I trust Fred to make the right decisions for the program.


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    Re: Iowa State reached out to Behanan

    Quote Originally Posted by dahliaclone View Post
    Heres how you should take it. How many transfers have failed under Hoiberg? Zero, they have all been great additions to this university and basketball program. I have no reason not to trust Hoiberg and his staff. If they think he can come here and make an impact, I want Behanan. He was also an MVP of the final 4 I'm pretty sure or something like that. The dude can play, he just needs to stay outta trouble.



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    Re: Iowa State reached out to Behanan

    Whatever helps us win games. Guys like this often learn their lesson when things like this happen and realize it's their last opportunity to accomplish their goals. That is why it often works out for them at ISU.


    Quote Originally Posted by AltHawk View Post
    Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.

    If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls

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    Re: Iowa State reached out to Behanan

    Quote Originally Posted by GoSTATE71 View Post
    Heres how you should take it. How many transfers have failed under Hoiberg? Zero, they have all been great additions to this university and basketball program. I have no reason not to trust Hoiberg and his staff. If they think he can come here and make an impact, I want Behanan. He was also an MVP of the final 4 I'm pretty sure or something like that. The dude can play, he just needs to stay outta trouble.
    I believe Luke Hancock was Final Four MOP but Behanan is still a very good player. He's an elite offensive rebounder and very good defender.

    His most similar players list based on his 2012-13 season include: Victor Oladipo '12, Melvin Ejim '12, Terrance Jones '12 and Marcus Morris '10, for anyone wondering what kind of player he is.


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    Re: Iowa State reached out to Behanan

    Quote Originally Posted by dahliaclone View Post
    Absolutely agree. He's batting 1.000 so far. My only thought is that if we do happen to get him, I think that's a ton of seniors to replace isn't it? I'm not good at remembering who we have coming in and what classes look like. But by then we could be a national power and it's a moot point. ;)
    I just don't think you worry about that the same way you did 10 years ago. You ensure your team is loaded and ready for the current season and stockpile one or two transfers for the next season. You just don't concern yourself with a season 3 years out.


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    Re: Iowa State reached out to Behanan

    Royce had issues. Allen had issues. Lucious had issues.

    I think Fred knows what he's doing.


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    Re: Iowa State reached out to Behanan

    If he sits out next year, the team would be ok with Hogue, Nadar, Niang, McKay and then he can come in the following year to replace Hogue. I'm ok with that strategy.

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