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    Iowa junior college big man

    After reading other posts about the need for a junior college big man I looked through the sites of most Iowa junior colleges thinking it may be easier to keep a big in state. To my surprise there weren't to many bigs playing ball in Iowa. It seemed just a couple years back the IJCAA was flooded with big men. One player that did stand out was Roberto Mafra. I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about his play. He seems to be putting up decent numbers.

    14.7 ppg
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    3.4 blocks
    57% from the field
    80% free throws

    Rivals has him recieving interest from Indiana State, Witchita State, and a couple other small d1 programs. Just curious if anyone has seen him play?



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    Re: Iowa junior college big man

    I've not seem him play, but those numbers seem rather average for a JC post player. He does shoot a good FT%, which would be beneficial if he can make strong moves to the hoop.


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    Re: Iowa junior college big man

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    I've not seem him play, but those numbers seem rather average for a JC post player. He does shoot a good FT%, which would be beneficial if he can make strong moves to the hoop.
    I agree, but his shooting percentages looked good and I really liked the 3.4 blocks a game. Southeasterns site has him listed at 6-10 235. Just didn't see anyone else with his size and comparable numbers in the IJCAA. Greg may be heading elsewhere if he's looking for a big. Anyone else have any insight as to who we might be looking at. Also, Southeastern has a guard from New Jersey named Cecil Stinson who looks like Curtis with dreds. Relation?

    If this thread is in wrong forum could someone move it since I'm not quite sure how to and don't wish to mess up Jeremy's site. Thanks.



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    Re: Iowa junior college big man

    those look like good stats, but i dont really care who we get.. as long as we get a big that is adequate b/c next year are 1-4 are gonna be really good, just needa 5 that can defend and rebound and score some, but there wont be any pressure on him to score really


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    Re: Iowa junior college big man

    If we can't get a big than I wonder if we run some kind of 3 guard line-up with Wes and Brackins down low with AT coming off the bench. We would at least be a very fast and athletic team. Wes would need to average 25 rebounds a game though.



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    Re: Iowa junior college big man

    there is a reason there in juco either there not smart enough to attend a D1 school or not smart enough to play D1 ball. Im not a big fan of juco transfer they give you experience but more times they just give you trouble.



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    Re: Iowa junior college big man

    hubaleks numbers were pretty average at marshalltown cc. But he turned out pretty good



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    Re: Iowa junior college big man

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    Re: Iowa junior college big man

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneTony View Post
    there is a reason there in juco either there not smart enough to attend a D1 school or not smart enough to play D1 ball. Im not a big fan of juco transfer they give you experience but more times they just give you trouble.
    There is another reason. Alot of foreign players take the juco route when entering the states. The kid is from Brazil.



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    Re: Iowa junior college big man

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneTony View Post
    there is a reason there in juco either there not smart enough to attend a D1 school or not smart enough to play D1 ball. Im not a big fan of juco transfer they give you experience but more times they just give you trouble.
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    Re: Iowa junior college big man

    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Tinsley
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    Im not saying that there hasnt been good players to come from Juco as you can see there were alot thanks for pointing that out lol. I was just pointing out I don't like the idea of recruiting Juco it woked for Huggins but not everyone. I prefer the Idea of getting the freshman recruit you want and molding him over the years into what he can be. When recruiting Juco you have to realize that what you see is what you get by the time the graduate you havent really molded them into anythng there the same player they were at the JUCO level. By no means do I disagree with looking at Juco players I think its better to get the guy In your program as a Freshman



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    Re: Iowa junior college big man

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneTony View Post
    there is a reason there in juco either there not smart enough to attend a D1 school or not smart enough to play D1 ball. Im not a big fan of juco transfer they give you experience but more times they just give you trouble.
    Your statement just isn't backed up by the results we have had from recruits and is not accurate. We have had a ton of high school recruits wash out or be ineffective over the past several years. Juco players have been no more risky. The fact you can often get stuck with a high school dud for 4 years where you can start over a lot faster with a juco is also a plus and doesn't hurt either.


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    Re: Iowa junior college big man

    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Tinsley
    Horton
    Nurse
    Tyray Pearson
    Vroman
    Hubalek
    Cato
    Willoughby
    Bankhead
    Pratt
    Tim Barnes
    Damion Staple

    The list goes on and on. Of our most talented players over the last ten years, the majority have been jucos, and we have had more high school players fail the last several years as well. So why do we always hear people who "prefer" high school players? Personally, I kind of like winning Big 12 tournament and regular season titles! Maybe thats just me though?


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    Re: Iowa junior college big man

    Quote Originally Posted by ajjohnson View Post
    Cato
    Willoughby
    Bankhead
    Pratt
    Tim Barnes
    Damion Staple

    The list goes on and on. Of our most talented players over the last ten years, the majority have been jucos, and we have had more high school players fail the last several years as well. So why do we always hear people who "prefer" high school players? Personally, I kind of like winning Big 12 tournament and regular season titles! Maybe thats just me though?
    So would you take a 4 star juco recruit over a 4 star HS Senior or prep schooler. I wouldn't 3 or 4 years are much better than 1 or 2. Once again I am not saying we havent had great Juco players.

    Here is a site to check out which shows the recent lake of playing time and scoring by juco players.

    Juco Recruits: Are They the Answer? | College Basketball by Collegehoops.net



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    Re: Iowa junior college big man

    Cato was a transfer from South Alabama and Willoughby transfered from
    New Orleans with Tim Floyd.



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