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    why is Brackins and missed layups never a problem

    with people on here? Its always beat up and pound on Peterson, Haluska, or even Brock , which is real bizzare since he hardly plays. How many point blank range shots has Brackins missed this yr? Or him, Jiri, and Wesley not strong enough to get rebounds or their weak lame defense? Evey lose its only because the walk on gaurds cant get it inside, well ive seen Jiri and Brackins get the ball all the time and miss easy close shots.



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    Re: why is Brackins and missed layups never a problem

    Woo for one more "tear down someone on the team" thread.



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    Re: why is Brackins and missed layups never a problem

    I usually avoid your posts, but can you find another concept to start threads on. After every game you have done this.



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    Re: why is Brackins and missed layups never a problem

    Jiri has never been a super finisher inside and with Brackins I think we need to look more at how easy he is getting good shots and wait for him to become a solid finisher around the basket as he develops.



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    Re: why is Brackins and missed layups never a problem

    Quote Originally Posted by copenhagen View Post
    with people on here? Its always beat up and pound on Peterson, Haluska, or even Brock , which is real bizzare since he hardly plays. How many point blank range shots has Brackins missed this yr? Or him, Jiri, and Wesley not strong enough to get rebounds or their weak lame defense? Evey lose its only because the walk on gaurds cant get it inside, well ive seen Jiri and Brackins get the ball all the time and miss easy close shots.
    I agree. Brackins should not be allowed to miss a shot during games. Also, Wesley should also not miss a shot and should grab 40 rebounds per game.



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    Re: why is Brackins and missed layups never a problem

    Nobody "pounds" on Peterson and Haluska and blames them for our losses. It's not their fault that we don't have any better options in the backcourt. Those guys are out there playing hard but they just don't have a ton of ability. I think the majority of our fans realize this and support those guys no matter what. I don't blame them at all and if I had to blame anybody(nobody to blame this early into McD era) it would be the coaching staff for not having better guys to plug in. As for Brackins, he's a freshman and is playing very well for one. There will be ups and downs.



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    Re: why is Brackins and missed layups never a problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    Nobody "pounds" on Peterson and Haluska and blames them for our losses.
    I disagree.

    As for the point of the thread, I don't think copenhagen was trying to shoot down Craig or Jiri or anyone. If I'm interpreting his post correctly, I think he makes a valid point. We don't need to point fingers at any players after a loss. Some people make some irrational posts after losses, especially Saturday. We lost that as a team.



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    Your mostly right mwitt

    I think it is reasonable to comment if a particular player had a bad game, but not just robotically blame the same players and never critique others when warranted.


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    Re: why is Brackins and missed layups never a problem

    Brackins is a FRESHMAN. Players should be held accountable, but I think it is obvious that everyone is playing hard.

    He will be great someday.

    Our team is not great this year... Everyone knows that. They have improved, and they will continue to improve. We played two difficult teams on the road back to back.



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    Re: why is Brackins and missed layups never a problem

    Brackins issues seem to be that he is not strong enough yet to finish against the guys in the BigXII. I think the reason that Brackins gets a pass is because he will get that strength and I don't think anyone expects Haluska to get much better.

    Peterson on the other hand was being railed on pretty good at the beginning of the season. I think people expected him to come in and contribute because he's a Junior and not make the Freshman mistakes. Now that he's getting comfortable with this level he seems to be getting better every game. I don't think I've heard too many complaints since the start of conference season with Peterson.



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    Re: why is Brackins and missed layups never a problem

    Craig will get his rhythm he has to just learn and get into a rhythm with his interior moves.
    GMAC has had a rough go of recruiting these past few years its going to take him a lil bit longer to get the studs in if he gets the time to do so our gaurd play will get better.



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    Re: why is Brackins and missed layups never a problem

    People tend to take it easy on Brackins because he is seen as "the future" and was expected to be really good right away. He was naturally a fan favorite because of how highly touted he was coming out of high school. Peterson and Halukska aren't seen as "the future" of Iowa State basketball and fans didn't have huge expectation for them so they are easier to rip on. It is more natural to blast players who will be gone soon and don't fit into "the future."

    I also think the main reason Brackins is missing a lot of shots is he ALWAYS fades away from the hoop. He rarely shoots moving towards the basket so most of his misses are short and he doesn't draw many fouls. He never uses pump fakes to get the defender out of position and is left shooting fade aways to avoid getting blocked.



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    isutrevman thanks for speaking the truth

    and stating the facts, how refreshing.



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    Re: why is Brackins and missed layups never a problem

    Cope, I think you need your avatar to be the Black Knight from that family guy episode. It would be fitting. Your timely posts are kind of a novelty.



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    Re: why is Brackins and missed layups never a problem

    craig usually doesnt miss layups, he misses contested fade away jump shots and baby hook shots in the lane... different than a layup.


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