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    Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    Per Travis Hines....

    Williams to finish juco in California this year. Still hasn't scheduled his shoulder surgery yet, but intends on doing that this year and will not play.

    Any reason for concern? I think it was originally reported that he would attend a juco in Iowa to finish out.



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    Re: Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    The story that I heard all along is that he was going to California to have the surgery and would sit out this year completely, so I don't think anything has changed.



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    Re: Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    He probably anticipated the move to Cali and put the surgery off until he got out there. As far as concern of him staying committed, the dude had some good offers and many more were beginning to look his way before he committed. Not even a little worried.



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    Re: Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    I guess I don't blame the kid for going back closer to home for a year of juco. Hopefully he stays engaged and completes his classwork as expected.



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    Re: Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    Read this.

    @TravisHines21: 2015 Iowa State commit Darien Williams to finish JuCo in California http://t.co/GxbqDBOkLX



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    Re: Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by DandyCyclone View Post
    Read this.

    @TravisHines21: 2015 Iowa State commit Darien Williams to finish JuCo in California http://t.co/GxbqDBOkLX
    Ya that's where I got it from which is why I said "per travis hines"



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    Re: Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    Isn't he from California? If I was gonna have surgery and be out for a year, I wouldn't mind going back home to recoup before going back to Iowa for 3 years.



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    Re: Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    W/o playing ball this year, I'm not worried about his commitment. I had hoped that he would attend a Juco close to ISU just so he could attend games/interact with the players.



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    Re: Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    Wasn't he eligible to go to D1 after high school but choose the Juco route to get better offers? If so, why not enroll at ISU this summer and redshirt in Ames? I guess the answer lies in signing against the 2014 recruiting class or the 2015.



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    Re: Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    Needs to aa first. Also, I remember discussion at the time was around western not wanting to carry a scholarship for a guy who won't play which is apparently fairly common in juco which shocked me.



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    Re: Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Needs to aa first. Also, I remember discussion at the time was around western not wanting to carry a scholarship for a guy who won't play which is apparently fairly common in juco which shocked me.
    He doesn't need an AA if he was academically eligible out of high school.



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    Re: Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    I'm saying he wasn't, I think it was from a cyclone slant podcast but I can't say for sure.



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    Re: Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    He doesn't need an AA if he was academically eligible out of high school.
    He wasn't.



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    Re: Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    Pretty obvious he wants to stay closer to home for surgery/rehab. You can't blame him for that, and it means nothing to "how committed" he is to ISU



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    Re: Did anyone see this- Darien Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatchaGonnaDo View Post
    Pretty obvious he wants to stay closer to home for surgery/rehab. You can't blame him for that, and it means nothing to "how committed" he is to ISU
    I think his situation was a gamble either way, simply bc of the variables with sitting out, surgery etc but I've seen the kid play several times, its worth the gamble. Where he rehabs isn't a huge deal. It's not like he gained anything from just being a student at Iowa Western, the only reason he'd ever heard of the place is of bball, not surprising he's not sticking around Council Bluffs just to go to school.



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