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    RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke already very familiar with ISU


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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke already very familiar with ISU

    Didn't he also see us play in Hawaii at the tournament? Could've sworn it was the beavers that played the day before us.



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke already very familiar with ISU

    If he comes here, in 2015/16 we'd have a sophomore class of Custer, Williams and Cooke. That's way better than if they would have settled for a couple lesser hs recruits after they missed out on some of the bigger targets this past year.



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke already very familiar with ISU

    “I feel like that (Iowa State) coaching staff knows how to develop players,” Cooke said. “That’s something that I wasn’t as comfortable with here. I want to give myself an opportunity to win. That’s something that I didn’t feel like was going to happen at Oregon State so that stood out to me – an opportunity to play for a good coach and a winning program that just won a conference title. That stood out.”

    Almost sounds like his mind is already made up.


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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke already very familiar with ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by Skidoosh View Post
    Didn't he also see us play in Hawaii at the tournament? Could've sworn it was the beavers that played the day before us.
    They were there but may have been on the beach.



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke already very familiar with ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnhicks03 View Post
    “I feel like that (Iowa State) coaching staff knows how to develop players,” Cooke said. “That’s something that I wasn’t as comfortable with here. I want to give myself an opportunity to win. That’s something that I didn’t feel like was going to happen at Oregon State so that stood out to me – an opportunity to play for a good coach and a winning program that just won a conference title. That stood out.”

    Almost sounds like his mind is already made up.
    Until Georgetown, UCONN or Villanova come calling.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuts4Cy View Post
    Until Georgetown, UCONN or Villanova come calling.
    It's crazy for me to say this, but those schools don't even scare me anymore. We have proven we can take in transfers and turn them into elite players. Who else has done that on a consistent basis over the past 5 years? I can't name a single program.


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    ISU's Big12 Tourney Championship and Sweet 16 run this year are already paying dividends. Not to mention the success the program has had with transfers. We are on people's radars now.


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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke already very familiar with ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnhicks03 View Post
    “I feel like that (Iowa State) coaching staff knows how to develop players,” Cooke said. “That’s something that I wasn’t as comfortable with here. I want to give myself an opportunity to win. That’s something that I didn’t feel like was going to happen at Oregon State so that stood out to me – an opportunity to play for a good coach and a winning program that just won a conference title. That stood out.”

    Almost sounds like his mind is already made up.
    I was thinking the same thing.



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke already very familiar with ISU

    If you were a talented player that just needed that extra bit of coaching and development, why wouldn't you choose ISU? Seriously, look at how much players improve under even limited Hoiberg exposure. As has already been said, ISU may not land a bunch of McD AAs, at least not for a while. But ISU will get players that fit the system and are driven to prove others wrong. Just look at Hogue as an example.


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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke already very familiar with ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    If he comes here, in 2015/16 we'd have a sophomore class of Custer, Williams and Cooke. That's way better than if they would have settled for a couple lesser hs recruits after they missed out on some of the bigger targets this past year.
    I agree. There are two things I like about transfers.

    First is you can evaluate them against college players versus HS players. This should greatly decrease odds of whiffing on a given player evaluation.

    Secondly, I can't help but feel a portion of our recent success is a result of having great talent on our scout teams. Most team practice against a bunch of walk-ons and rs freshmen. Practicing daily against players who would start at a lot of D-1 schools has to be a good thing.



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke already very familiar with ISU

    Thanks Chris for ruining my day. I read your article, took a look at the schollie chart, saw no Niang in 2016-17 and almost cried.



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    Welcome to Focus Town, home of the Fred Hoiberg Finishing School.



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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke already very familiar with ISU

    When he says he wants to wait to make a decision he means wait until Sunday before he leaves.. The dude is a perfect fit and could develop into a legit NBA prospect...




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    Re: RECRUITING: Hallice Cooke already very familiar with ISU

    Agree. This is my opinion, 99% chance Hallice Cooke will be a Cyclone.

    Quote Originally Posted by EYEoftheSTORM View Post
    When he says he wants to wait to make a decision he means wait until Sunday before he leaves.. The dude is a perfect fit and could develop into a legit NBA prospect...



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