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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    Quote Originally Posted by CTBasketball View Post
    Lee isn't all that he's cracked up to be. He can't compete with high-major bigs. He does go to the line a lot though. Average height and weight. Average rebounder and a below average scorer. He can jump a bit though.

    -Just some insight, UConn played him twice and our frontcourt isn't exactly great, and we shut him down.
    He averaged 13.6 ppg and 8.6 rpg in a good league. Not to mention we will use him differently than Temple did. He's 6'9" and can jump. Pretty sure we'll figure out a way to utilize him, especially to go along with Niang who can distribute as well as almost any big man in the college game.



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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    Quote Originally Posted by NATEizKING View Post
    13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds isn't too bad, looks like he didn't have much help inside considering the top 3 scorers were guards, Lee being 4th, and the 5th leader at 6.7ppg listed as a guard-forward.
    He could end up being better in the Big12, you never know.



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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    Quote Originally Posted by CTBasketball View Post
    Lee isn't all that he's cracked up to be. He can't compete with high-major bigs. He does go to the line a lot though. Average height and weight. Average rebounder and a below average scorer. He can jump a bit though.

    -Just some insight, UConn played him twice and our frontcourt isn't exactly great, and we shut him down.
    1. 6'9 is definitely above average height in Iowa State's terms.
    2. In the first game against UCONN he had 14pts on 5-7 shooting. 0 boards which is strange.
    In the second game he scored 10pts on 4-7 shooting, 6 boards, 2 assists.. Seems like he could've been in foul trouble both games.. That's not exactly shutting him down.
    3. Even though he didn't rebound in the 2 games that you saw (small sample) going through his games he put up double digit boards more often than not.



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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    I got a chuckle out of the "average height and weight" thing.

    You're saying that as far as 6' 9" fellows go, he's average?

    Is this another way of saying "slightly built"?



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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    Quote Originally Posted by CTBasketball View Post
    Lee isn't all that he's cracked up to be. He can't compete with high-major bigs. He does go to the line a lot though. Average height and weight. Average rebounder and a below average scorer. He can jump a bit though.

    -Just some insight, UConn played him twice and our frontcourt isn't exactly great, and we shut him down.
    He wasn't playing for Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg's repuation speaks for itself. The worst transfer we have gotten was a role player on a NCAA tourney team, and the next worst was honorable mention all Big 12 if I remember right, although all but Booker have been incredible successes.

    I do appreciate the insight though.



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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural View Post
    I got a chuckle out of the "average height and weight" thing.

    You're saying that as far as 6' 9" fellows go, he's average?

    Is this another way of saying "slightly built"?

    Hes "sneaky" long.....high motor......



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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    Quote Originally Posted by CTBasketball View Post
    Lee isn't all that he's cracked up to be. He can't compete with high-major bigs. He does go to the line a lot though. Average height and weight. Average rebounder and a below average scorer. He can jump a bit though.

    -Just some insight, UConn played him twice and our frontcourt isn't exactly great, and we shut him down.
    How many other options does Temple have?



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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    He wasn't playing for Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg's repuation speaks for itself. The worst transfer we have gotten was a role player on a NCAA tourney team, and the next worst was honorable mention all Big 12 if I remember right, although all but Booker have been incredible successes.

    I do appreciate the insight though.
    Um, I think Booker was pretty successful. Really came on at the end of the year.



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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    Quote Originally Posted by ExCyment View Post
    Um, I think Booker was pretty successful. Really came on at the end of the year.
    He did fine but I wouldn't call him an incredible success. He was a good role player like I said.



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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    I like this thread on Lee from Gopherhole

    http://www.forums.gopherhole.com/boa...l-season/page1

    Especially this quote: "Fricken Iowa State will pounce on any transfer they can get. Can't Fred Hoiberg find any high school recruits to build into a winner or does he just have to raid the transfer market every single season? Seriously. Hoiberg has been building his team through transfers - the immediate eligibility variety more often than not - the past few years. Them and Oregon, it's like they can't find many good high school prospects so they have to wait to see if guys pan out in college and then start recruiting."

    That last sentence is my favorite part. Doesn't he see the brilliance in that? Obviously, we need high school players, and Fred has gone after them, however, when spring comes around and the high school players have been picked over, doesn't it make some sense to look at short term, proven players, who will make an impact immediately, rather than borderline talent players who might make an impact in 2-3 years? Other fanbases always talk about the "risk" Fred is taking with transfers, but in reality, from a talent perspective, he's actually going the safe route, by grabbing guys that he knows can produce.
    Also, I believe that the balance of our transfers are not the 'one-and-done' sort, but the more traditional types of transfers with multiple years to play, or have one year but still have to sit out a year.


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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    Quote Originally Posted by CTBasketball View Post
    Lee isn't all that he's cracked up to be. He can't compete with high-major bigs. He does go to the line a lot though. Average height and weight. Average rebounder and a below average scorer. He can jump a bit though.

    -Just some insight, UConn played him twice and our frontcourt isn't exactly great, and we shut him down.
    There seems to be a very large contingent of high level college coaches that seem to disagree with you.



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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    He wasn't playing for Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg's repuation speaks for itself. The worst transfer we have gotten was a role player on a NCAA tourney team, and the next worst was honorable mention all Big 12 if I remember right, although all but Booker have been incredible successes.

    I do appreciate the insight though.
    I think he could be a lot like Booker, with the hope that he really takes off under Hoiberg and becomes closer to a 6'9" Ejim. He is not a banger, which is why we should be appealing to him,



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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    I think he could be a lot like Booker, with the hope that he really takes off under Hoiberg and becomes closer to a 6'9" Ejim. He is not a banger, which is why we should be appealing to him,
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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    For the people comparing him to booker, undercutting him big time.
    Booker came off the bench at Southern Illinois and averaged only 5 points a game before coming to ISU. This guy should be much better.



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    Re: Anthony Lee Visiting April 11th

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    For the people comparing him to booker, undercutting him big time.
    Booker came off the bench at Southern Illinois and averaged only 5 points a game before coming to ISU. This guy should be much better.
    I agree. It's ridiculous to compare someone that averaged 14 & 9 to Booker. Booker probably averaged more fouls per minute than points or rebounds.



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