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    PG Top Recruiting Priority

    The DM Cyclone Club had an event on Friday and I heard G-Mac mentioned the top recruiting priority with the 2 open scholarships is to bring in a PG for next year. Staff might bank the 2nd open scholarship and has concerns the APR may take a scholarship away from ISU. ISU will petition for Brister & Vette's leaving not to count against ISU's APR. Not sure if he is looking for HS or JUCO kid. Does that surprise anyone?

    I would have thought that with Garrett and Buckley we would be in pretty good shape at PG next year. Could be that G-Mac sees Garrett as more of a combo guard- with Diante, Wesley & Lucca sharing minutes at the 2/3 positions over the next couple years. Maybe Wesley slides inside & plays 5-10mpg.

    He also spoke highly of the big men recruits. Hamilton lacks basketball instincts since he just took up the game- but Mac likes his athleticism. Mac likes Mann's game and thinks he'll bring a toughness that our current post guys lack.

    Mac was a bit late to the luncheon because he & TJ were heading out on a recruiting trip- I believe to Gary Indiana. Anybody have an idea about potential recruits in that area? Not sure if there was a JUCO/Prep School or HS tournament in the area.


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    Re: PG Top Recruiting Priority

    That does surprise me....I'd rather they focus on a big, but, hey, I'm not a coach. Diante has never struck me as having a good enough shot to be a combo guard.

    I think Darius Stevens is from Gary.



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    Re: PG Top Recruiting Priority

    It does kind of surprise me, but I have no idea what to expect from Mann and Hamilton. I would think he'd be okay going into the season with Garrett and Buckley as well, but with the injuries we've had this year I could really see the desire to increase the depth in the backcourt.




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    Re: PG Top Recruiting Priority

    Good to hear him going on a recruiting trip to gary indiana where darius lives. We could really use him, barnes, and dykstra



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    Re: PG Top Recruiting Priority

    This team is extremely short on guards...

    You can never have enough good guards.

    Next year we will only have Diante and Lucca as Big 12 caliber guards.

    Add Wes and Buckley and that is still only 4, with 2 of them with NO college experience. I wouldnt see why we wouldnt go for another guard.


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    Re: PG Top Recruiting Priority

    I agree we can't have too many guards. Look what happened to Dunson, McIntosh, Taylor, and Brister.



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    Re: PG Top Recruiting Priority

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    That does surprise me....I'd rather they focus on a big, but, hey, I'm not a coach. Diante has never struck me as having a good enough shot to be a combo guard.

    I think Darius Stevens is from Gary.b
    There was once a soph at North Carolina who didn't shoot well enough from outside to be a wing. Kid named Jordan.



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    Re: PG Top Recruiting Priority

    Darius Steven's is from Gary, Indiana.



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    Re: PG Top Recruiting Priority

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    There was once a soph at North Carolina who didn't shoot well enough from outside to be a wing. Kid named Jordan.

    There was also a man with a mustache once. His name was Hitler. You know, if we're going with unrelated hyperbole.


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    Re: PG Top Recruiting Priority

    I haven't seen many of the games, but Garrett seems to dribble too high and lack the handle of a true point guard. I don't want to hang all of our point guard hopes on Buckley for the foreseeable future, because who knows what could happen. PG would still be my #1 concern if I was the coach.


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    Re: PG Top Recruiting Priority

    DG's ability to handle the ball is NOT his problem



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    Re: PG Top Recruiting Priority

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    I haven't seen many of the games, but Garrett seems to dribble too high and lack the handle of a true point guard. I don't want to hang all of our point guard hopes on Buckley for the foreseeable future, because who knows what could happen. PG would still be my #1 concern if I was the coach.
    Garret has a great, great handle. Better than anyone we have had since Tinsley. Garrett struggles managing the game at times, and that is what he needs to work on. His handle is not his problem.



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    Re: PG Top Recruiting Priority

    We have the 2nd best player in Mich. whom is a PG coming next year who will split time with Diante at the 1 spot. I dont see why they are going after a PG when they really need a defensive center/big man to take the defensive pressure off of Brackins. Right now it either Alex, CJ, or Mann that will play center. We need a wide body that can take a few bumbs down low.

    Guards rule college bball, so ican understand wanting another one, but whomever he is, he'll be 3rd string and see very lil time next year. I guess we need to look long term, but next year will be year 3.


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    Re: PG Top Recruiting Priority

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    We have the 2nd best player in Mich. whom is a PG coming next year who will split time with Diante at the 1 spot. I dont see why they are going after a PG when they really need a defensive center/big man to take the defensive pressure off of Brackins. Right now it either Alex, CJ, or Mann that will play center. We need a wide body that can take a few bumbs down low.

    Guards rule college bball, so ican understand wanting another one, but whomever he is, he'll be 3rd string and see very lil time next year. I guess we need to look long term, but next year will be year 3.
    Then why is he playing SG on his high school team?



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    Re: PG Top Recruiting Priority

    How can you say for sure that he will be the 3rd string?? If we can somehow get Appleton I would take him over any likely big man this late, and if we did get him he would more than likely start for us with Buckley having time to learn behind us. I think that would be an awesome scenerio.



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