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    Re: We got any shot at this kid?

    Is this the kid with the tumor that was removed around the tournament time?



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    Re: We got any shot at this kid?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyHawk7 View Post
    And that very well could be what he ends up being.. The top 25 ranking they put out for incoming Highschool sophomores is always a crapshoot. A portion of these kids won't even be 4* recruits by the time there junior or senior year comes around.

    Andrew Brommer or Devan Bawinkle was in the top 25 as a freshman in highschool... That's should be all you need to know about these early recruiting rankings....
    If true, that had to be one of the all-time worst rankings. Both of those guys should've been playing DIII.



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    Re: We got any shot at this kid?

    Quote Originally Posted by carvers4math View Post
    Saw him at the State Tournament. Wasn't overly impressed.
    Same.

    Got to give him credit as he was just a freshman. He did play solid the one game I saw but top 25 in the country? I would have never guessed that but I am no recruiting guru.



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    Re: We got any shot at this kid?

    Wasn't Peter Jok considered a top 10 player in his class when he was a freshman?



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    Re: We got any shot at this kid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya View Post
    the dude grew up in a gym and probably never had a part-time job in his life. He should be good....he doesn't do anything else
    Damnit, I knew my part time job at a childcare center during high school was holding me back. I coulda been somebody...



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    Re: We got any shot at this kid?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1UNI2ISU View Post
    Its all name recognition at that point. He'll end up around 130-150 and at a Valley school (or Iowa of course). His skill set is very good, but he doesn't have the explosion and athleticism of an elite recruit. He'll be 3 Star when all is said and done.

    Still, he's very good.
    Saying something like this with any degree of certainty at this point in a player's career is really unfair to him. I'm sure your scouting report of him had nothing to do with who his father is.



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    Good for the kid for having impressed scouts this much to date. Even if Fran is still at U of I in 2017, and assuming the kid goes there, it's good for the state to have talented players come through the high school ranks. Where he is rankings-wise by the time he is a senior, who knows, but I'm glad to see talent in the state.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Section110 View Post
    Lol.... ya because no other highly rated D1 recruits "grow up in a gym".
    Missed the part where he tried to make that point.


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    Re: We got any shot at this kid?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1UNI2ISU View Post
    Its all name recognition at that point. He'll end up around 130-150 and at a Valley school (or Iowa of course). His skill set is very good, but he doesn't have the explosion and athleticism of an elite recruit. He'll be 3 Star when all is said and done.

    Still, he's very good.
    Wow. He literally has 3 years of high school left and you already have him falling from a top-25 recruit to playing at a Valley school? You should start your own recruiting service (I'm kidding, you definitely should not start your own recruiting service).



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    Good for the kid for having impressed scouts this much to date. Even if Fran is still at U of I in 2017, and assuming the kid goes there, it's good for the state to have talented players come through the high school ranks. Where he is rankings-wise by the time he is a senior, who knows, but I'm glad to see talent in the state.
    As an ISU fan I could give 2 craps about how much talent there is in Iowa as long as Fred is getting the recruits he wants elsewhere. Why should we be happy that there is a guaranteed high level (so it seems) recruit for Iowa here in the state?


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    Re: We got any shot at this kid?

    Quote Originally Posted by mitchforcy View Post
    ESPN just released their 2017 basketball top 25 recruits and who comes in at #24 and 5 * is none other than Fran white lightning McCaffery's son Connor McCaffery who plays for IC West. Had no idea his kid was that good. Is it even worth our time recruiting this kid?

    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/ba...017/order/true
    That wont last and CFH kids will be better anyways....



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    Re: We got any shot at this kid?

    The kid is a sophomore to-be. Probably 14 or 15 years old. I know he's Mad Fran's kid, but do we really have to tear him down? Again, he's ~15 years old. At least wait 3 years to trash the kid.



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    By then Fran will be losing players to transfer right and left and finishing seasons with no push and players playing with no emotion. Fran will be approaching the hot seat. Suddenly Bradley University will need a coach and pull him away. The kid, with an offer from UNI will follow Dad there and be an All-American while Iowa will hire B.J. Armstrong as their coach and built a powerhouse team over the next 4 years, largely by bringing in transfers.

    Hawkeye fans will praise the new coach and his unorthodox but effective methods and the E. Iowa sportswriters will discuss with awe this revolutionary new way to built a competitive team - having never seen anything like it ever before.


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    If Fran truly loves his kid, than he will send him to play for a real coach in Fred Hoiberg who can develop his skills.

    Seriously though, it will be fun to watch this kid develop over the next couple years. It's always good to see top talent emerge from Iowa.


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    Do. Not. Want.


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