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    Will SDW ever be a starter?

    My roommate posed this question to me tonight. With MM, Thomas, Naz, Custer (possible redshirt?), hopefully Vaughn and who knows who else, will SDW ever be a starter for this team? We know he's talented and raw as a redshirt freshman, and will always have a place on this team as long as he wants it, we're just wondering what everyone else thinks.


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    Re: Will SDW ever be a starter?

    Has the ability to be our best offensive player. Just isn't there yet for whatever reason. Might have to settle for a McGee like role though with all the taller guys coming in, and Thomas being the same year as him.



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    Re: Will SDW ever be a starter?

    He's pretty strictly a 2 guard. Obviously Fred doesn't play the typical 1-5 set.

    A lot of unknowns for the next 3 years, but I would assume MM and MT are 4 year players and pretty solid at the 1-2. Naz also is in there at the 2-3. Custer is a 1-2. Logic right now says no, but who knows how he will progress. Obviously, it would be great to see him become a starter, because that means he has improved greatly.



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    Re: Will SDW ever be a starter?

    He will start his Senior season for sure, Junior season will be key for him. The kid is just a freshman.



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    Re: Will SDW ever be a starter?

    Who knows? Very young still and talented, so he could put it all together at any time.



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    Re: Will SDW ever be a starter?

    SDW could definitely grow into a combo 2/3 player for ISU and get 20-25mpg. The key to his PT is becoming a consistent 3pt shot and a lock down wing defender ala Babb. SDW has the length and long arms to distract opposing jump shooters.

    I don't see him starting over Thomas and I think Fred will always go with a bigger 3 like Clyburn and Hogue. With posts like Niang who roam the 3 point line we need a 3 who can get 7+ rpg



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    Re: Will SDW ever be a starter?

    Better question...will he transfer if he isn't?



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    Re: Will SDW ever be a starter?

    Can be a much better defender than he is now. Needs to take it to hoop on offense. Would not be surprised to see him improve as much as 3sus did in last year.



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    Re: Will SDW ever be a starter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclone06 View Post
    He will start his Senior season for sure, Junior season will be key for him. The kid is just a freshman.
    How in the world can you make a statement like this? Do you know the future?

    What if Fred brings in a whole bunch of top 100 type recruits every year? Then SDW may never get the opportunity.



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    Re: Will SDW ever be a starter?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyFive View Post
    Better question...will he transfer if he isn't?

    That could end up being the question. Fred is going to recruit the very best possible players he can find. It is not his job to try to make guys happy. And we also know that Fred doesn't usually play 10 guys in his rotation. It's more like 7 or 8 usually. He wants the very best guys out there as much as possible.

    So if SDW gets recruited over in the next few years, he may never see meaningful minutes. It will be entirely up to him and how hard he works to improve in the areas he needs to. And if guys aren't able to crack that top 8 or so in the rotation, then they aren't going to play. And Fred probably wouldn't care if they transfer out. Then he can go find someone else.



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    Re: Will SDW ever be a starter?

    can see him transfering



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    Re: Will SDW ever be a starter?

    He's got 3 years left, let him grow



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    Re: Will SDW ever be a starter?

    Hey guys, let's support the kid and back off the transfer talk. It will do nothing good for us.


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    Re: Will SDW ever be a starter?

    He's a freshman, right? That's what I thought.



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    Re: Will SDW ever be a starter?

    No idea. You could have asked this question about Naz last year, and about half of the people (or more) would have been wrong with their answer.

    I just don't understand the point of these threads in the middle of a successful season. They are just idiotic and serve no good purpose at all. Talking about transfers, and who will be starters next year, blah, blah, blah. Let's just talk about this season and enjoy it until it is over. Then, when all transfers in and maybe out are done, and all the LOI's are signed.......we can talk foolishly about who might be starting next year and playing the most minutes, blah, blah, blah.


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