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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    My prediction is the kid from Greece will exceed expectations his freshman campaign, and will play professionally after next season...



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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    Quote Originally Posted by mjhavlo76 View Post
    My prediction is the kid from Greece will exceed expectations his freshman campaign, and will play professionally after next season...
    Hopefully the USA diet will add 20 pounds to him. Hines said it would be difficult because of his long frame by I think it would make it easier. He won't be able to play at 220 though.



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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    Quote Originally Posted by Guetterdone1 View Post
    Hopefully the USA diet will add 20 pounds to him. Hines said it would be difficult because of his long frame by I think it would make it easier. He won't be able to play at 220 though.
    The USA diet 20 lbs is not the kind of 20 lbs the staff would like him to gain. They will likely want him to gain 20 lbs of muscle, not fat.



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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    If he can really shoot the 3 that well with any kind of consistency, he will see a fair amount of playing time. I'm not expecting him to shoot 45%, but I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised by this kid.



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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    It just depends on how steep the learning curve is for him. That he's fluent in English helps; at least there won't be a huge language barrier. But it's a big culture change and a different style of play. How quickly he can adjust to all that will dictate how much playing time he gets this year. There's talent there, but he's raw and not strong enough yet. And as a seven foot project he'll be an easy target for opposing fanbases (see Woodbury, Adam). It's certainly possible for him to see some significant minutes if his shooting ability translates right away, but it's not a guarantee either.



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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    Quote Originally Posted by casey1973 View Post
    What an embarrassing interview by Peterson. It seemed like they picked somebody out of the stands and said to give it a try.
    Thinking the same thing. It was embarrassing. Peterson practically apologizing to the kid for landing in Ames, and then trying to find out why he didn't turn pro, and assuming he'll be gone after 1-2 seasons



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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    I didn't see it but EVERY Peterson interview is hard to watch.



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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    Quote Originally Posted by brokenloginagain View Post
    luckily that video timed out. randy's next questions were "have you ever eaten pizza?" and "do you know how to use a computer?"
    My only regret is that I don't have two likes to give...though I guess I could go make a new account.



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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    I'm not worried about the kid one bit.

    He's a talented player who hooked on with a good team as a development player.

    Nothing but upside, he's not being brought in to save the day.



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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural View Post
    I'm not worried about the kid one bit.

    He's a talented player who hooked on with a good team as a development player.

    Nothing but upside, he's not being brought in to save the day.
    That's also true. There's no pressure on him to come in and produce from Day One so the staff can afford to be patient and bring him along slowly if that's the best approach. The program is in good hands.



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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    I think it'll work out well with him seeing some minutes against some lower quality teams while McKay sits out.



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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    Is there any update on this kid's visit? Has it taken place yet?

    Edit to say, nevermind, I read the two articles posted.


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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    He measures at 7'1, but his neck is so long, that in reality or from a functional standpoint he is really like a 6'9 guy. His wing span is actually shorter than Nader and McKay. But what the heck, if he has skills and can play is the main thing anyway.



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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    Quote Originally Posted by cayin View Post
    He measures at 7'1, but his neck is so long, that in reality or from a functional standpoint he is really like a 6'9 guy. His wing span is actually shorter than Nader and McKay. But what the heck, if he has skills and can play is the main thing anyway.
    So his neck is 4" longer than your average 6'9" guy's?


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    Re: New foreign commit - Giorgos Tsalmpouris

    Quote Originally Posted by cayin View Post
    He measures at 7'1, but his neck is so long, that in reality or from a functional standpoint he is really like a 6'9 guy. His wing span is actually shorter than Nader and McKay. But what the heck, if he has skills and can play is the main thing anyway.
    That's racist. Greeks are not giraffes



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