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    Will Blalock interview

    Here's a short interview we did with Will Blalock that I thought you guys might enjoy.

    PistonsNationBlog.com Blog Archive Catching up with Will Blalock



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    Re: Will Blalock interview

    I never heard that fireworks story... That is some crazy stuff.



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    Re: Will Blalock interview

    Great read, thanks a lot



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    Re: Will Blalock interview

    It is too bad Will wasn't on some better teams because he is a serious talent. One of my favorite Cyclones despite him leaving early. He is exactly the guy we need on this year's team (well, besides Jamaal Tinsley).



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    Re: Will Blalock interview

    Quote Originally Posted by jahfg View Post
    It is too bad Will wasn't on some better teams because he is a serious talent. One of my favorite Cyclones despite him leaving early. He is exactly the guy we need on this year's team (well, besides Jamaal Tinsley).
    Could have used him last year, too.

    Blalock
    Taylor
    Rahshon
    Wesley
    Jiri

    That'd work.



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    Re: Will Blalock interview

    I would kill to have Will back on this team...literally.



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    Re: Will Blalock interview

    Good article about Will. Too bad the Pistons couldn't keep him on the roster; it was fun watching him play for them.



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    Re: Will Blalock interview

    What ever happened to Stinson? The only amusing thing I found about the end of that season was that Blaylock got drafted and Stinson didn't.



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    Re: Will Blalock interview

    The Iowa Energy tried the trade for him last month. Coach Nurse said they had
    a trade done, but the guy on the Iowa Energy didn't want to move to L.A..
    , so he went to Europe instead.



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    Re: Will Blalock interview

    Heard something the other day that will probably apply to Blalock.

    50% of all the players who attain one year of service time in the pro ranks (MLB, NBA, NFL) never get to 2 years of service time.



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    Re: Will Blalock interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    What ever happened to Stinson? The only amusing thing I found about the end of that season was that Blaylock got drafted and Stinson didn't.
    So the guy left early to provide for his family, doesn't get drafted and you mock him? Add in the fact that he's a former Cyclone and I've got to say that my opinion of you is quite low.



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    Quote Originally Posted by norseclone View Post
    So the guy left early to provide for his family, doesn't get drafted and you mock him? Add in the fact that he's a former Cyclone and I've got to say that my opinion of you is quite low.
    Hey I just found it amusing that the media fawned over Stinson most of his basketball career that he was the next Jamal Tinsely, yet when it came draft time the NBA didn't see it that way. Then compare him to Blaylock who to me seemed more like a blue collar player who didn't get near the attention, but worked hard and got recognized for it.

    As far providing for their families, these guys were 21 years old who had free ride schlolarships to get 4 year college degrees. Most people thought they would have been better off staying one more year and getting that degree and becoming more rounded players. They both ignored that advice. It worked out for one of them(arguably) and it didn't for the other. So no I dont' have much sympathy for their current situation even if they are former Cyclones.


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    Re: Will Blalock interview

    Quote Originally Posted by cyking View Post
    The Iowa Energy tried the trade for him last month. Coach Nurse said they had
    a trade done, but the guy on the Iowa Energy didn't want to move to L.A..
    , so he went to Europe instead.
    Didn't want to move to LA, but went to Europe instead?

    And since when to minor leaguers get the choice on where they go? Huh.



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    Re: Will Blalock interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Hey I just found it amusing that the media fawned over Stinson most of his basketball career that he was the next Jamal Tinsely, yet when it came draft time the NBA didn't see it that way. Then compare him to Blaylock who to me seemed more like a blue collar player who didn't get near the attention, but worked hard and got recognized for it.

    As far providing for their families, these guys are 21 years old who have free ride schlolarships to get a 4 year college degree. Most people thought these guys would have been better off in the end staying one more year and getting that degree and also becoming a more rounded player. They both ignored that advice. It worked out for one of them(arguably) and it didn't for the other. So no I dont' have much sympathy for their current situation even if they are former Cyclones.

    Funny you use the term "blue collar" since that was actually Stinson's nickname. If you watched any of the games, you could see that Will was the better pro prospect. That being said, Stinson was a very good player at the collegiate level. He certainly earned the recognition he received and to try to downgrade (copyright Mike Gundy) what he did at ISU is ridiculous.

    Also, I don't know Stinson's current situation but you can make good money overseas playing basketball. I would guess he's fairly happy playing a game for a living.



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    My intent was never to diminish what Stinson did for ISU. Rather as the NBA did, give Mr. Blaylock more credit then he got.



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