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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    One of our beloved players is ranked the #10th best player in college basketball and the first post in reply is mocking the lack of Iowa players? People wonder why Iowa fans make fun of our little-brother status...
    I think you are taking this comment too seriously. I'd also say I hardly make comments like these all the time, but with living in CR, I let them pop every once in a while. Frankly, I think I deserve that right by having to listen to them all day every day. I'd afford the same luxury to the Cyclone fans chipping here and there at the Huskers who live on the far western end of the state.


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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermv View Post
    No Hawkeyes???? This list is bullcrap. Shoot, none of them barely just missed the cut either!!!! Oh, the blasphemy!!!

    They have the best depth in the nation so as to hide the talent.....but they are doing it the right way.


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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    I honestly don't know how you rank some of those freshman so high. Over established players.
    Agreed. There were some real head-scratchers on this list.

    Looking back at their previous years' lists, I'm not going to put much stock into this (though it's awesome that Niang is getting so much recognition).



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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    Awesome press for Georges but recent history suggests 1 or 2 of our newly eligible transfers will belong on the list, especially BDJ. Also wouldn't be surprised if monte is getting the accolades since he didn't even start the first half of last season and will have the ball in his handsa ton more. His season averages are going to leap.



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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermv View Post
    I totally see where you are coming from as that is my initial reaction as well. However, if you go back the past few years and make an equivalent postseason award list like this, I think we'd all be amazed at how many one-and-done freshman are on there each and every year. It is just kind of the world we live in now.
    I'm not even talking about the top 5 recruit types, more players like Abdul Malik Abu or w/e.



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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    Awesome press for Georges but recent history suggests 1 or 2 of our newly eligible transfers will belong on the list, especially BDJ. Also wouldn't be surprised if monte is getting the accolades since he didn't even start the first half of last season and will have the ball in his handsa ton more. His season averages are going to leap.
    I agree, between Monte and BDJ, I'd be willing to bet that we'll have a second strong candidate for the list come the end of next season, just like we had two players deserving of the list (postseason) this year (Ejim, Kane) and arguably a third (Niang).



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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermv View Post
    I agree, between Monte and BDJ, I'd be willing to bet that we'll have a second strong candidate for the list come the end of next season, just like we had two players deserving of the list (postseason) this year (Ejim, Kane) and arguably a third (Niang).
    If McKay gets a full year and Nader transitions into the Big 12 like most expect, they could be on there too.


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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by DandyCyclone View Post
    If McKay gets a full year and Nader transitions into the Big 12 like most expect, they could be on there too.
    It also helps that we are consistently the top scoring offense among big schools each year and I don't expect next year to be any different. When you score that many points and run that many offensive sets, it is easy for multiple players to stuff their stat sheet.



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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    If I'm looking at that list correctly, only 3 players who aren't going to be freshmen are ranked above Georges. So in reality, he's one of the top 5 players in the nation. I have to agree with that.



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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    Funny how I don't see any of Fran's guys on that list. I think my signature below explains why...


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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    RV # 44 without having played a single minute of D-1 ball.



    Edit. There's a ton of incoming Freshman on the list. Should have read this criteria first I guess. Still, I'm leaving the .gif just because.

    With offers from Kentucky and Kansas. I didnt know that... Congrats Georges!


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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by DandyCyclone View Post
    The Big Lead is from USA Today Sports so I'd would say it is a pretty good source. I'd change the thread title if I knew how...
    The same USA Today that picked us 8th or whatever nonsense that was.



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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    One of our beloved players is ranked the #10th best player in college basketball and the first post in reply is mocking the lack of Iowa players? People wonder why Iowa fans make fun of our little-brother status...
    Well you've more than made up for that post with this post. I see that first post as mocking a rival, but you're worried about how that post makes us look to some meaningless group of fans. So who's the problem here?


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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    not that big of a deal, man. They're our rival. That's the nature of rivalries.
    I get that, but I just don't get the need to constantly bring them into the discussion. It was no different with the Lebron camp invite, no longer did we know Georges was invited then we were destroying the decision to invite Aaron White.



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    Re: The Big Lead: 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2014-2015

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    I get that, but I just don't get the need to constantly bring them into the discussion. It was no different with the Lebron camp invite, no longer did we know Georges was invited then we were destroying the decision to invite Aaron White.
    ok, but water is wet, bees make honey, and sports rivals will continue to talk about each other. You probably should just make your peace with it, because it's not going away.


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