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    Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    Xavier Thames is down to two schools, per the first paragraph of a premium scout article. They are us, and Washington State. I'm hoping for Thames, but if we don't get him, we will almost surely sign Dwight Buycks. I know he was considered a slight Washington State lean, but that might have changed by now.



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    Re: Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    I thought I read somewhere that he is almost a WSU lock? I thought I seen it somewhere, but I might be wrong.



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    Re: Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    I thought I read somewhere that he is almost a WSU lock? I thought I seen it somewhere, but I might be wrong.
    That was assumed since his dad went to WSU, while he isn't anywhere near a lock, he is considered a slight lean.



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    Re: Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    This may be the first time, I don't mind coming in second. I still like Buycks better.



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    Re: Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    Have you seen them both play? It's not often I prefer a 2 year guy over a 4 year top 150 guy.



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    Re: Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUonthemove View Post
    This may be the first time, I don't mind coming in second. I still like Buycks better.
    I actually kind of agree. I have seen 5 or 6 highlight videos of each, and Buycks looks far more impressive. Thames jumper is my biggest concern, it will really have to be refined in college.



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    Re: Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    Is that post on your facebook wall really from Wes Johnson?



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    Re: Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Is that post on your facebook wall really from Wes Johnson?
    Yes, it is. Why?



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    Re: Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    Yes, it is. Why?

    I find it funny that he still has a pic of himself in an ISU jersey. It makes me sick honestly.



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    Re: Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    I find it funny that he still has a pic of himself in an ISU jersey. It makes me sick honestly.
    Oh.I thought this thread was about Xavier Thames.



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    Re: Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    Oh.I thought this thread was about Xavier Thames.

    You are correct, my bad. I get distracted easily, just ask my girlfriend!



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    Re: Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Have you seen them both play? It's not often I prefer a 2 year guy over a 4 year top 150 guy.

    My observation is only from videos, obviously. Buycks seems to be an all around better player. And I would have to agree that Thames jump shot worries me. Looks very awkward. McDermott's system calls for a lot of outside shooting which spreads the floor very well. Thames could benefit from that, like Garrett, by getting to the basket easily but Buycks can get to the basket too and shoot from outside.



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    Re: Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    You are correct, my bad. I get distracted easily, just ask my girlfriend!
    Same here, but to get back on topic....any predictions about Thames?



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    Re: Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    Plus, I think I've heard Buycks really wants to be a Cyclone.

    A lot of times you only get kids because they see opportunity at a certain school. Which is fine too.



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    Re: Thames down to 2 (ISU and WSU)

    Either would be a great get and help us out a lot, Buycks is a more immediate impact player in my opinion whereas Thames would be somebody that would obviously be good for us for several years.


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